Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BANKSY! and Hollywood...

Banksy continues to be my hero. His sarcasm is legend. He's taken it to the next level recently in Hollywood. So, its excellent to see that he's still around doing his thing. Here's the latest story he's involved in. Apparently, there was a scuffle over his billboard that was just pulled down today - and the company who yanked it refused $10,000 for the 'art' that their advertisement had become.

Excellent. Good work, sir!

Jake Shimabukuro Plays Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

Jake Shimabukuro is amazing. First, he's got an almost Dalai Lama-like presence. Second, he can play the hell out of the ukulele! In this video, he's playing at the TED conference. Its amazing to hear what he can do with 4 strings on what looks like a mini-guitar!

The first time I saw him play was on a YouTube clip in Central Park covering

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dalai Lama's Nephew Killed In Florida

This is sad news... very sad. The Dalai Lama's nephew was walking on the side of a Florida highway the other day was struck and killed by a car the other day. He was walking the white line with traffic. A man driving the car with his son were not charged with a crime.

The Dalai Lama nephew was walking for the Tibetan struggle for independence from China. I don't know why he was walking in that area after dark but it led to his demise. Very sad. I love the Dalai Lama and his sense of compassion and humility. Its a shame this happened to him and that his nephew was taken from him, I can only imagine that we've lost another amazing human from this world.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lady GaGa Arrives In An Egg...

The Grammy's... an event - a spectacle - where EVERYONE seems to care about what people look like and what people wear, who they're with. Its an amazing process for someone like me who doesn't have cable. The vision of an ant farm keeps coming to me, you know, when you're a kid staring at all the ants going to and fro. Its amazing.

And so are The Grammy Awards. But this year, with everyone trying to upstage each other, one guest outdid everyone. She's Lady GaGa. She's being carried in on the shoulders of muscular models and toned ladies in some sort of weird take on an Egyptian thing. Does anyone think that there may be a hidden statement about Egypt in here? I'm guessing not - no one can get over the giant egg being carried by faux slaves with some ultra-weird rock star inside.

Only in Hollywood.