Gemal Woods is doing something exciting out of his Park Triangle shop. And this blog has mentioned it before. It’s “The Angle.” A few weeks ago I went to check it out in person. Did I hear him say he has 2000 interviews recorded? Obviously there’s more to this than just an angle. I’m giving this “eclectic docuseries” some space on Eclectique916.com.
Busboys and Poets is featuring episodes of “The Angle” for their In Focus film series starting February 6 at the Hyattesville, MD location; February 12 at 14th & V (DC); February 19 at Shirlington, VA; and February 26 at 5th & K (DC). More information available on this link.
Stay tuned for “The Angle” on Eclectique916.com
Van Jones was one of my Community Organizer Hall of Famers. Still is. Van Jones spoke at Netroots Nation Friday morning in Las Vegas. Jones was another Obama administration casualty of “gotcha” right wing media. He resigned from his post as White House Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation after his signature was found on a 9/11 “Truther” petition. In this speech, Jones admits he held his pity party and it’s been a year of “hope” and “heartbreak” for him; but Jones never forgets how to love. He never forgets to keep pushing for those green jobs. The work had just begun in November 2008.
I hope the transcript for this will be posted soon. This video is about an hour and a few minutes. Introduction by Howard Dean, former DNC chairman. Interview with Van Jones follows his speech.
A few of my readers are aware that the blogroll on this site has been shrinking. Since launching eclectique|916 I removed two links from my Sites, Sounds, and Bytes roll and placed them on a line-by-line “editorial merit” basis. I still read them, but rather than take the whole bunch, I’ll pull out a few good apples or link to specific useful, relevant, and interesting perspectives as they catch my attention. Amusing gets some play too. I haven’t had time to articulate the specifics of my decisions, but Jon Stewart comes close:
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If you’re in DC, October 4, there’s a free showing of the documentary COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, an exploration of the creative and legal ramifications of music sampling in Hip-Hop. Executive producer and writer for the documentary Kembrew McLeod will be part of the Q&A.
WHERE: Georgetown University Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium
WHEN: Sunday, October 4 @ 5 PM
WHO: Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit (Oct. 4 – 6).
Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
guest speakers etc. are TBA
Visit www.communitycinema-dc.org for more information and reservations.
There are over 50 FREE Community Cinema preview screenings across the U.S. of COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS during the month of October. Find a screening near you here. COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS is a co-production of ITVS.
Favre is a high school senior at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. As of last week, he has thrown 102 touchdown passes and is heading to break the state record of 104. The Clarion Ledger keeps up with these things.
Dylan is the nephew of NFL quarterback Brett Favre who started with the Greenbay Packers in 1992, retired, had a brief rendezvous with the NY Jets in 2007-08, considered retirement again, then signed a 2-year $25 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings in August.
UPDATE – EVEN BEFORE I POSTED: Dylan Favre has already dropped to #3 in Google Trends. #1 is now “atlanta housewives fiance killed” aka the beating death of Ashley “A.J.” Jewell the former fiance of newest cast member Kandi Burruss of the Bravo “reality” show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Jewell was killed in a fight outside his strip club. He was the father of six.
This one’s also “On Fire” on the Google Hotness Meter.
Kandi Burruss co-wrote songs for Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, and won a Grammy for her work on “No Scrubs” by TLC. Her come back via “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is a prelude to the release of Burruss’ new album.
There are days when I’m glad I don’t have cable television.