i think he made up roughly 4-5 characters per minute. like no exaggerations. so brill.
Very real talk live from Harlem. H/T to the homie Marco Ramirez for sharing on the facebook.
2008 demo of a lil pop tune i made one stressed out day during sophomore year at juilliard. Shayna Small helped me w/ keys on the hook part cuz she happened to be in the computer lab the moment i was stuck. shared w/ a few ppl at the time - my roomie Charlie Barnett told me he liked it before bed which meant the world. then Jon Batiste said some nice things i’ll never forget.
Okay fine, #wcw. Margaret Zhang. Aka ‘ultrabae’. She’s the only person I follow on Instagram that I don’t know IRL. Take my photo, bb.
MoMa PS1 was very necessary this summer.
Had such a blast working with these amazing kids at Northside Center for Child Development in East Harlem. The energy, enthusiasm, and openess was inspiring. I probably learned more than I taught. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks to Carla Grant for having me!
So it’s Friday night, and I’m really going through it. Instead of drinking that bottle of wine I went for a four mile run. I love running, but I’ve never done a night run before. And it suddenly hit me: if life wasn’t giving me more lemons than I knew what to do with, it would be a sign I was doing something wrong. And honestly, I feel so much better now.
Then I listened to this mix above which is +++
Having the weirdest day in a minute.
Thank you, music.
This happened. If ya ain’t know, Ava is a role model, a living hero, a beacon of hope for myself and many filmmakers of color. It’s been a rough day but this warmed my heart. Imma keep going.
Punjabi version of Turquoise Jeep Music or nah? Whatever this song has #vibes.
Yesterday night. I feel weird so I decide to walk the 60 blocks home. These folks have a jump rope going in times square, letting people get in. I’m watching from afar. They invite people to come closer and I’m the only one who does. The guy instantly snaps to me:
"You wanna jump?"
"Uh, cuz I think I’d be…bad"
"Nah man you’ll be fine, come on"
*I look at huge crowd*
"Come on, bro!"
So I get about one hop in and trip. He’s like “try again, jump higher”. I get two jumps in and trip. He’s like “man, just jump!” So I did. I kept jumping. The he’s like “now use two feet!” And I’m like “nah!!!” (Actually though) but I do and for some reason my body isn’t tripping. Then he’s like “okay do a 360 spin!” I’m like “what?!?!?” He’s like “do it!!!!” And I do. And it’s not exactly right, so he goes “that was a 180 do a 360!” And I’m like “ok! Ok!” And I do, somehow, do a 360 spin, while jumping rope. At this point I have no idea how I’m still going. He’s like “okay now touch the floor”. I look down at these two spinning ropes and I’m thinking this guy is messing with me but what else are you gonna do, so I dip down and touch the group while somehow still jumping on beat. Then he’s like “do a jumping jack”. And my brain doesn’t even know how that would work but I go for it and keep jumping and don’t trip but then I keep doing it and finally do trip.
When I step out Times Square is applauding me and I’m out of breath, exhilarated, etc. The dude gives me a dap and says “I told you you could do it”. And the girl asks me if I’ve ever jumped I said not since the 5th grade.
It was super fun but it also made me realize how much you can do, that you think you can’t do, when you stop thinking, and just do.
Also, glad I chose to walk the 60 blocks home.