Monday, May 18, 2009

took a breath

I've been doing a lot of interviews lately, which are fascinating but haven't led to as much description lately.. But currently I'm sitting atop one of the hills ringing Kingston with an insane panorama of the city spread out before me, my breakfast remains and a pot of Blue Mountain coffee cooling next to me.. a moment of breath, some down time, perhaps a bit of perspective.

On Friday I gave a talk to the Cultural Studies grad students at UWI on one aspect of preliminary findings from my research. I did it from notes I organized on Powerpoint (nobody saw the powerpoint but me, I've found if I do it this way I don't read, I use the powerpoint outline to riff off of). Anyway it went well.. people were interested and seemed to get what I was going for.

One of the main questions I am kicking around these days is: What is the difference between funding music and making music? Or really, what comes out of the relationship between the people who pay for music and the people who create it (and those groups sometimes overlap)?

I'll write more about this next time, once I have pulled out more from my presentation.

I also took some pictures of Jamaican candies (that come from somewhere spanish-speaking). In doing so, I discovered my new Dj name.. maybe..


Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fresh Friday Fashion

Oh heavens what a scene. Mystic Plaza, Hagley Park road. check the styles!


part of my favorite crew of the night, I think. The Timeless dancers


Just love it. Dancing with a drink in hand..


hair/head styles up high


check the bow tie


again so happy! check the scarf on the guy behind him. I saw several like it.

more on my flickr page here

Friday, May 01, 2009

more pix from expo

Just a couple more people from the IP expo last week

A designer and dub poet I met.


The sky over Emancipation park