Archive for October, 2011

“Thriller” Flash Mob Downtown Reno

Reno area residents on Saturday took part in the “Thriller” flash mob dance organized by Thrill the World. More than 100 ‘souls’ gathered at the Harrah’s Reno Plaza as part of the Thrill the World Flash mob dance that occurred around the world Saturday night.


🙂 :: From RGJ


Beautiful Day of the Dead Skulls by Huichol Artists

Beautiful beaded human skulls by Mexican Huichol Tribal Artisans. This and more were captured by Catherine Martin of Our Exquisite Corpse.

We have a beautiful 9″ beaded Jaguar head and I can attest to the gorgeous work, and their fragility – the artist use wax [in this case] as their medium which makes climate control necessary else the beads drop off. Tenuous beauty for sure.

🙂 :: via Laughing Squid

須藤元気(Genki Sudo)「WORLD ORDER」の “2012”



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Vincent Price & Friend

“Move ” – Rachel Roy Spring 2011

Occupy Reno – Occupation begins

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Dornbracht – Transforming Water Triptych

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Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali

Who wore it best?

Guy Fawkes/Anonymous

🙂 :: The Dali Museum

Chunky Move’s “Connected”

visual artist Reuben Margolin, explores the physical connection between bodies and kinetic design though the use of a large scale undulating sculpture that moves in sync with the dancers. Margolin’s sculpture measures 35′ x 10′ x 20′ and is made of paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, and one motor.

Nitin Sawhney – The Devil and Midnight (feat. Yolanda Quartey)


Spirit Day 2011

Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

🙂 :: GLAAD

I AM NOT MOVING – Short Film – Occupy Wall Street

Powerfully edited piece. “Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry”

Credit: Corey Ogilvie
Creative commons Non-Commercial, Attribution, No Derivative Works license. Pls message filmmaker for translations, which are very welcome : )

Stunning music by: Hauschka, song “Stumm (Kein Wort)”
Music Label: Karaoke Kalk label based in Berlin

Including amazing shots from Alex Mallis –
and Kristopher Rae –

🙂 :: Dangerous Minds

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Occupy Reno March and General Assembly – October 15th

October 15, 2011 – Occupy The World – Global history was made.

🙂 :: OccupyReno

UPDATE: Above video was moved to YouTube: [ ]


Aaron Yeger traveled through 11 countries with his crew to make a documentary about the Roma — commonly known in the popular misnomer as gypsies — and he’s accompanying the completed film, “A People Uncounted,” to the Hawaii International Film Festival.
‘A People Uncounted’
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award Documentary Feature Nominee
Screens at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19

The film is starting its own trek through the festival circuit, and audiences should be moved and impressed with a documentary made with notable visual verve and style that effectively relates the story of a marginalized people who has truly endured centuries of crushing intolerance and persecution in its travels throughout Europe.

🙂 :: Film Site – A People Uncounted

Don’t Forget

The lovely Gina will be teaching a Tribal Fusion & zills workshop this Saturday!

Reserve your spot by calling Debby 775.720.3478

Benefit for LaRonda – Wear PINK!

LaRonda Etheridge is one of the fitness instructors at the ACHIEVE Fitness studio where I teach is actively fighting Breast Cancer. A benefit is being organized on her behalf to help aid with the mounting medical costs. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what a perfect opportunity to make a timely local impact. Tickets can be purchased here, or at the locations listed on the flyer below.

🙂 :: Thanks Karen!

Photography: Wiliam George Wadman


🙂 :: Wiliam George Wadman


This is Fierce!

Pointe Shoe Boxer

Pointe and extension are Killa!! I know of a few women that are this strong.

🙂 :: Via: helloiamadancer


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Our trip to the District of Columbia was quick and to the point. Tiffany met us as arranged at the Constitution Gardens on the Mall, as did my Sister and Brother-in-Law – words can’t describe how wonderful it felt to see them again! It was so lovely! We’d had thunder showers all morning and there was a little concern that we might not have the setting we wanted, but in the end it cleared up so we didn’t have to resort to Plan B.

Tiffany was gracious and wonderful. The experience was perfect; and we left with a marriage certificate to boot!

My family and I walked through our nation’s front lawn headed for an enjoyable dinner and caught up with each others’ news.

Denice, John, Tiffany, thank you for making our day so special. Jimmie, thank you for your love and sharing your life with me.

Feeling blessed.

Geek Alert: Hands-Free

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Today, Nevada’s Senate Bill 140, which bans texting and hand-held cellphone use in the car went into effect. $50 dollar fine for the first offense. So a few months ago I purchased an earbud in preparation, which I promptly misplaced – uh, no cracks! Decided then then to overcome my aversion and look into headphones. Yowza! I’m sold!

Did a little online research and bought myself a Bluetooth version that has me driving hands-free, but wait! – I can also sync it to my laptop or iPod and dance anywhere around the house completely wire-free! No more worries over ear-buds falling out, or trying to decide which [if any] pockets to put the iPod in. Can also watch movies, or listen to podcasts or music without disturbing Tink. They’re perfect for me, and I consider them dollars well spent.

🙂 :: P.S. That’s not me in the photo!

Gorgeous Random

Nickodemus – Crazy Stranger Remix

Nickodemus “Crazy Stranger” (Thievery Corporation Remix) by NickodemusNYC

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Alfred Hitchcock


Oslo photographer Dag Spant has some pretty incredible black & whites that I have recently discovered.  Am guessing that the real-life resolution images will be pretty amazing.

🙂 ::  Dag Spant