Ford Fiesta Movement Mission 4 film from Team Houston

From the description on youtube:

zenfilm “”  June 09, 2010  “”  The Ford Fiesta Movement Mission 4 film from Team Houston “Pause” presents an unusual twist on romance with sci-fi/fantasy overtones. Pause was filmed in one day by the Zenfilm creative team and features the sights and sounds of America’s 4th largest city set to the music of Houston artists Southern Backtones and Tyagaraja. To vote for this film in the competition simply text “Zenfilm” to 44144 . There will be no spam… we promise. Thanks for your support.

Drink at the Bar Nothing bar anything

X – The Have Not

seattle undergroundDrink at the Bar Nothing bar anything

But the bottom step of the ladder
It keeps getting higher and higher

Dawn comes soon enough for the working class
It keeps getting sooner or later
This is the game that moves as you play

How does it feel to have your own bottle of booze
Behind the bar, how does it feel
To play cards with the barmaids while they work

At Jocko’s Rocketship
Or The One Eye Jack
My Sin and The Lucky Star
A steady place to study and drink

Day old days
Ancient bloody mary bastards
In a hardcore blue collar bar
Here we sit, a shot and a beer
After another hard earned day

Dawn comes soon enough for the working class
It keeps getting sooner or later
This is the game that moves as you play

At the Hi-D-Hi
And The Hula Gal
Bee-Hive Bar and The Zircon Lounge
G.G.’s Cozy Corner
The Gift Of Love
Stop’N’Drink, Sit’N’Sip, Rest’N’Pieces
Dexter’s New Approach and The Get Down Lounge
The Aorta Bar, Detroit’s Main Vein

Joni Mitchell ““ Free Man in Paris

Caveau De La Huchette
Caveau De La Huchette

The way I see it he said
You just can’t win it
Everybody’s in it for their own gain
You can’t please ’em all
There’s always somebody calling you down
I do my best
And I do good business
There’s a lot of people asking for my time
They’re trying to get ahead
They’re trying to be a good friend of mine

I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
There was nobody calling me up for favors
And no one’s future to decide
You know I’d go back there tomorrow
But for the work I’ve taken on
Stoking the star maker machinery
Behind the popular song

I deal in dreamers
And telephone screamers
Lately I wonder what I do it for
If l had my way
I’d just walk through those doors
And wander
Down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Thinking how I’ll feel when I find
That very good friend of mine

I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
Nobody was calling me up for favors
No one’s future to decide
You know I’d go back there tomorrow
But for the work I’ve taken on
Stoking the star maker machinery
Behind the popular song

#peace

Raymond Gayle Interview on Code Z

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Raymond Gayle, who I know, has a great interview on Code Z about his movie Electric Purgatory. From the article:

“It’s about the struggles of black rock musicians. Being black and playing rock
music is not accepted by white or black audiences. Black rockers are in musical
purgatory.“

and then later:

“I was always a
fan of Fishbone, Living Colour, and other bands like them. I found it odd that
they never reached the level of success of, say, Jane’s Addiction or the Red Hot
Chili Peppers. …
Why does this happen?“ He went on, “Black musicians are not expected to go
outside the box.“

My favorite quote from the article has to be "To me, story will always win out. You just stay true to it and trust your gut.“ The full article is interesting – for more on Electric Purgatory go here.