Sunday, May 17, 2009

"What's Happening"

"We have a real Baqlawa treat for you today - to be culturally specific ..."

- May Alhassen (Doctoral Student @ USC)

No Shirley ... No Roger ... Just a bunch of 3arabs on this "Rerun" of What's Happening ...

Hosted by a Levantine version of Live with Regis & Kelly meets The View - Will Youmens, May Alhassen & co... Featuring yours truly performing my rendition of Nizar Qabbani's Al-Qaseeda Al-Dimashqiya - a track off my solo debut SyrianamericanA ... Followed by a collaborative performance with DC-based punk rock drummer Omar Bagnied ... The Egyptian Travis Barker ... Travis Abu-Bakr if you will ...

3iiish ... Sweets?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Pacific Plastic-Fantastic"

"We've changed the composition of ocean water almost a thousand miles from f*cking shore ... Where is it all coming from? ... Everywhere ... The world is plastic ... It's a plastic fantastic world ... Its our society ... Its our way of life"

The VBS.TV crew sets sail on a journey to discover what they initially believed to be a "Garbage Island" in the Pacific Ocean ... The sad reality that it is actually billions of particles of plastic broken down into different shapes & microscopic sizes over the years - completely transforming the chemical make-up of seawater - is what they were ultimately faced with ...

I selected this particular clip because it showcases another brilliantly disheartening way to use the term "plastic-fantastic" - but the other related videos on the page are definitely worth checking out as well ...

3iiish Seas ... Please ...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"The Street Called Straight"

"Rise and go to The Street Called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight."

:: Layla Lounge :: Washington DC :: April 19, 2009 ::

3iiish Streeeeets