ichiban shortfilm final fix 3






A brave artisan is stuck in the monotonous world of uniformity and harsh labor under an abusive inconsiderate chain-smoking boss. One day she defies him and refuses to work. She is restless and tired of being treated poorly. A fight scene in the warehouse where she is employed breaks out between her and the boss. She is unable to overpower him, but manages to escape. She fights her way out and ends up on the street playing her flute and wondering aimlessly until she is met by a helping hand. Her underground lair is revealed; where she trains vigorously and begins to create her own designs. She no longer fears her thoughts of diversity and embraces her individual strengths and style. Once ready she returns to the warehouse. As she approaches the overpowering building she sees the owner looking down at her from a fire escape smoking a cigarette. He recognizes there is a formidable change in her presence. He has the fear of war in his eyes.


ICHIBAN Coming Summer 2014.

BWOB: Books WithOut Borders

My sister is so awesome! After a trip to South Africa 10 years ago, She co-founded a student organization called, “Books Without Borders” (BWOB) at Stockton College in New Jersey. Yesterday, BWOB celebrated its 10 years anniversary! Within this time span thousands of books have been shipped to students in need in South Africa, Liberia, Ethiopia, etc..

So proud of this lady and her amazing heart. Jaylin Thomas

Proof in the pudding that everyone can make a difference.  You just have to start and who knows your simple acts of consideration, thought and kindness can evolve into tradition.

Her eye is on the sparrow.

There was a hole in my window screen and somehow a little sparrow got caught in it.  I was confused as to what I should do as it struggled between the mesh metal wiring.  Then I noticed the little sparrow wasn’t panicked at all.  He flustered a bit, but all in good reason. He was maneuvering to gain the perfect grip.  Once his wings were free. He grabbed the screen. His wings spread open as his feet pushed the hole wider and wider until he was completely free.  He knew that although it would take some time, he knew he would overcome adversity.  Despite my worry and initial doubt the little sparrow made me inquire, watch and be a witness to his strength.  He made me believe.  He made me realize that no matter how many times you feel stuck or hurt…your wings will always find a way to fly.  No matter how small you are or how big the problem may seem.  Keep your eye on the sparrow and remember your wings were meant to fly fly fly.

This image/message/lesson came to me in a lovely dream. I woke up in awe and even though the dream was powerful in itself something told me it wasn’t for me.  So I passed it on to the intended friend (he knows who he is) and then another and another and now its here.  I hope you enjoy it as well and find strength and beauty in whatever struggles you may witness or undergo.  Keep your eye on the sparrow and “Let not your heart be troubled…”


What can I say?  I am so very happy to have been one of the few exclusive witness’ to the come about of this project.  I was able to and still am expressing my very long winded excited ideas around the inspiration designed by this collection and I am most thankful to have been apart of it.  I hope you like the artwork of the album cover and significantly LOVE LOVE “The Experience” of this body of work by, The 83rd.

Interview from the artist —> Learn more about the Experience EP on Electronic Current

Listen and Free Download Here —>Now Available on SOUNDCLOUD


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Watching complete strangers kiss for the first time is really beautiful

Just a kiss? Or is it?   After watching this video you will wonder if those glimpses into what appears to be a spark between these strangers will be something that grows.  How powerful is a kiss?  This would be quite the matchmaking storyline for their future togetherness, if something romantic was too develop after such an awkward exchange.  I for one wouldn’t be surprised.  We often forget how intimate and determining a simple “kiss” can be.  This was a great reminder that love travels in sparks,  intimacy is the journey towards finding a connection and/or that sometimes an awkward kiss is just a kiss, but it’s also a great way to show how beautiful humans really are when you stop to watch them do the most natural simplest things.


I definitely miss his rhythmic style of storytelling.  He had such a classic approach that even made the bad days into poetic relatable good noise. I mean, who hasn’t received a call during the wee hours and said, “who the fck is this?”.  Biggie’s delivery made you feel like you knew him and he could see the world, the hood and even the future in a way that was honest and never shying away from either side of the coin. #thinkBIG #notorious #hiphop #1997

Damn right, I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE…because I went from negative to positive and it’s ALL…its all good. #SpreadLove its the #Brooklyn way.

Photo via http://instagram.com/p/lXt-iPjNLx/

Brava!!! Ellen Page!

“Love the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes even the pain of it – is the most incredible gift to give and receive as a human being and we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.” – Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Tired of Hiding’ http://variety.com/2014/film/news/ellen-page-announces-she-is-gay-1201105145/ via @Variety

JACQ = Jacquees + SILVER = SilverStardust Productions


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