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choc quib town

when i was in colombia, my friends, pollo and plata, introduced me to a band called choc quib town.  ever since, i’ve been all about em.  and guess who ended up in front of my camera?  completely awesome.

check out a few of their songs Somos Pacificos and Alguien Como Tu

check out their FANPAGE

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asa

while we were shooting the first look, i asked asa (pronounced “asha”) if she would sing while i shot.  she was quiet and a little shy, so i figured puttin her in her element might help her feel more comfortable.  the second she started her song, everyone in the studio froze in their tracks like they were playing red light/green light, completely mesmerized.  she has THAT kind of voice.  i got some great pictures – and she got a new fan.

HERE is the piece on the MTV Iggy website.

here are a couple of my favorite asa songs:

BE MY MAN

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

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the rubberbandits want to fight your father

DJ willie o’dea jay pointed to mr. chrome and said in his thick irish accent, “you’ve got muscles – but your muscles don’t say, ‘i’ll punch your face,’ your muscles say, ‘i’ll cut your face.”  then he pointed to me and said, “you too.  you’ve got the face-cuttin muscles.  you know what i mean.”  that’s one of the most awesome things i’ve ever heard.  the rubberbandits are an irish comedy hip-hop duo from limerick, ireland – and DJ willie o’dea jay spins their tracks and takes pictures of boobs from the stage.  they invaded america and i got to hang with them for a bit and snap a few pictures for MTV.  these guys are good people.  really friendly, down-to-earth and energetic.  check out the spot on MTV iggy HERE

i just heard the gaelic version of their song, “i want to fight your father,” and it’s pretty fantastic.  SEE FOR YOURSELF 

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emily hope price performs “between two trees” (lady lamb the beekeeper cover)

emily does this thing where she has absolutely perfect lipstick lines.  they’re friggin perfect, man.  it’s like she has some ancient grecian stone sculpting fairy that chisels her lips into a perfect shape every morning.  i mean, i have no idea how she does it – and i don’t really want to ask because it gives her an air of mystery that i kind of enjoy.  so this is emily hope price.  she’s my friend and she totally rules the chello.

“between two trees” written by lady lamb the beekeeper – www.ladylambthebeekeeper

performed/arr. by emily hope price – www.emilyhopeprice (of pearl and the beard – www.pearlandthebeard.com)

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dj embee

if you’re swedish and you don’t live under a rock, then you probably know about looptroop rockers.  i hung with embee, the DJ/ looptroop producer for a couple of days after looptroop played their last show of their USA tour at the highline ballroom with cunninlyguist, grieves with budo, and tunji.  the show was ill and everybody in the crowd was feeling it.  especially a couple standing close to me who got hassled by security because they were about to bump uglies right there at the show.  i might not have been conceived at a looptroop show, but that night my appreciation for looptroop rockers was born.  embee not only rocks the looptroop sounds, but does his own thing as a solo DJ which won him the swedish grammy award for best hip hop or soul release of 2004.  i heard rumors of more good things to come – so be expecting.

check out his newest work featuring nina ramsby:

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S-N double 0-P D-O double G

don’t turn the dizzle, turn it up a little.  he’s got a livin room full of fine dime brizzles.

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eddie spaghetti from the supersuckers

had a chance to hang with eddie spaghetti from the supersuckers for a minute and shoot one of their shows.   lots of energy.  they were good – in fact, according to them, they’re the “greatest rock n’ roll band in the world.”

check out their website HERE

and their wikipedia HERE

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