Monday, January 31, 2011

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Silent Blue III by ♡ Nina Larsen - ninazdesign.

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This February: Timeless Screens in Brasil!! ◥◥◥◥

The Sounds of VTech / Timeless: Brasil Trailer

When VTech and Mochilla brought you Timeless in 2009, the point was to collapse musical borders and celebrate the work of composer arrangers. Arthur Verocai was one of the stars of the series. Now it is only fitting that the "Timeless" series will travel to Arthurs home country of Brasil.

J.Rocc, Coleman and B+ will be in Sao Paulo from February 9-11th screening at the Espaco Unibanco de Cinema and then on the 16-18th at the Unibanco Arteplex Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. Each film will be screened individually and also J.Rocc will have a chance to do his special Timeless Serato Mega-Mix. There will be Q&As each night with special friends dropping by to contribute.

If you are in Brasil or know anyone there please be sure to pass on the information and as for this trailer…. You know, “Turn it Up!!”

New African Wolf Discovered//////////////////

ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2011) — Scientists studying genetic evidence have discovered a new species of wolf living in Africa.

The researchers have proved that the mysterious animal, known as the 'Egyptian jackal' and often confused with the golden jackal, is not a sub-species of jackal but a grey wolf.

The discovery, by a team from Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), the University of Oslo, and Addis Ababa University, shows that grey wolves reached Africa around 3 million years ago before spreading throughout the northern hemisphere. The new wolf is a relative of the Holarctic grey wolf, the Indian wolf and the Himalayan wolf.

A report of the research appears this week in the journal PLoS One.

Professor David Macdonald, an author of the paper and Director of Oxford University's WildCRU, said: 'A wolf in Africa is not only important conservation news, but raises fascinating biological questions about how the new African wolf evolved and lived alongside not only the real golden jackals but also the vanishingly rare Ethiopian wolf, which is a very different species with which the new discovery should not be confused.'

Professor Claudio Sillero, also of the WildCRU and Chair of the IUCN's Canid Specialist Group, who has worked in Ethiopia for more than two decades, said: 'This discovery contributes to our understanding of the biogeography of Afroalpine fauna, an assemblage of species with African and Eurasian ancestry which evolved in the relative isolation of the highlands of the Horn of Africa. Rare Ethiopian wolves are themselves a recent immigrant to Africa, and split off from the grey wolf complex even earlier than the newly discovered African wolf.'

Dr Eli Rueness of the University of Oslo, the first author of the paper, said: 'We could hardly believe our own eyes when we found wolf DNA that did not match anything in GenBank.'

Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth, an author of the paper and the Chair of the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) said: 'this study shows the strengths of modern genetic techniques: old puzzles may be solved.'

The team also found genetically very similar specimens to this new wolf in the highlands of Ethiopia, 2,500 km from Egypt, suggesting that the new species is not just found in Egypt.

Professor Afework Bekele at Addis Ababa University added: 'This shows how genetic techniques may expose hidden biodiversity in a relatively unexplored country like Ethiopia.'

Golden jackals are regarded by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as not threatened -- a "species of least concern" -- but the newly discovered African wolf may be much rarer. The team believe it is a priority for both conservation and science to discover its whereabouts and numbers.

Professor Sillero said: 'It seems as if the Egyptian jackal is urgently set for a name-change, and its unique status as the only member of the grey wolf complex in Africa suggests that it should be re-named 'the African wolf'.'

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The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Oxford.

Tamarind is////////////////////////////////////////

Tamarind is a very well known herb having many uses such as culinary, medicinal, ornamental uses and as an economic dye in countries like Jamaica and Thailand. Its botanical name is Tamarindus indica. Tamarind is included in daily diet as it has many health benefits that are sure to keep you healthy or improve you overall health.

Benefits of Health Tamarind
Here we discuss fifteen important benefits of tamarind:

  • Tamarind has multiple benefits as cathartic, febrifuge, antiseptic and refrigent.
  • Tamarind is used as an Ayurvedic medicine for gastric problem, digestion problems and cardio protective activity.
  • Tamarind can be used as a mild laxative. The pulp which comes from the pods of the tamarind tree is a gentle laxative that improves general sluggishness of the bowels. One to two tablespoons of the pulp in evening can improve bowel movements.
  • Tamarind is very useful to treat bilious disorders. Being acidic it excites the bile and other juices in the body.
  • Tamarind leaves are used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever.
  • Tamarind lowers cholesterol level in the body and helps in promoting healthy heart.
  • Sore throat is treated when gargled with dilute tamarind pulp.
  • Decoction of tamarind leaves is useful in treating jaundice and ulcers.
  • Dilute tamarind decoction can help in destroying the stomach worms in children.
  • Tamarind protects from Vitamin C deficiency.
  • Tamarind heals the inflammation of the skin to great extent.
  • Tamarind seeds are used in preparations of eye drops that treat dry eye syndrome.
  • Being a good source of antioxidants, tamarind helps fight against cancer.
  • Juice extracted from tamarind flowers are used for treating piles
  • Tamarind is used as blood purifier.

Other uses of Tamarind:

  • Tamarind pulp is used for jams, syrups and sweets. In the West, tamarind contributes to the preparation of Worcestershire and barbecue sauces and other meat condiments.
  • Tamarind juice is used as a cleaning agent of brass, copper and other metal.

The Find Magazine - Issue Four

Peace! It's becoming more & more difficult these days to find quality print magazines left in circulation. Newsstands are filled with gossip garbage & ad-filled mags on how to get 6-pack abs unnaturally. Even a lot of the dope indie mags have gone out of publication & many are now strictly online. But yo - sometimes blogs just aren't gonna cut it. Some of us still enjoy the look, feel, & smell of something real. Let's be honest - you can't turn the page on your laptop.

Enter The Find Magazine...

"We don't think in overused labels such as underground, mainstream, old school or new school. Good music is good music. And that's exactly what you find in Issue Four. Hip hop is the main ingredient, but we flirt with other genres such as Jazz, Electronic, Soul and Funk as well. Call it eclectic, call it a cross-over, or let's just call it qualitative music."

I bought a copy & it arrived this weekend from Netherlands. I'm not gonna front, it's really dope & that's why I took the time to write this post. There's something refreshing about leaving the computer off & reading a real mag while drinking the morning coffee. Cheers to The Find Magazine...

Issue 4 - Preview from The Find Magazine on Vimeo.

Also, check out this contest they are currently running with Redefinition Records...

Contest: Win a rare copy of Damu The Fudgemunk 7″ vinyl record

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Trace Magazine, RZA and Shi Yan Ming, Feature Photo of Shaolin Monk

april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

◥◥◥◥Mataniu - "Peel"◥◥

It's very rare when we truly get a songstress amongst the masses of since the industry is based on imitation and gimmick. The sun shines through here though, with the advent of a truly magical voice in Mataniu. First introduced on BBC radio, Mataniu is reminiscent of a young Abbey Lincoln or Mid twenties Phyllis Hyman. I can't wait to hear more. Str8 magic. ENjoy!

◥◥◥◥Mataniu Peel

◥◥◥◥Mataniu Peel Live

Friday, January 28, 2011

BRING THE NOISE|||||||||||||||||||||||||

Spine catch Charlie Dark in conversation with DMZ's Mala at Tate Britain. As part of Dark's Bring The Noise project, Mala unveils a dubplate he cut in response to Chris Ofili's painting 'Strangers in Paradise'.

Faking Blueberries...

Natural News does a good job in its latest video of exposing the deception surrounding the blueberries (or the lack thereof) in many "foods" and cereals. I'm sure the Well and Good family is already aware of this, but watch and then share it with a friend. Peace Always.

Imitating Life Through Art::Tim Okamura

Bless...its been a minute..hope this finds ones feeling good and doing better... I ran across this artist and his works a little while ago and had been meaning to share it w/ ones. Tim Okamura truly imitates life through his art, or rather just pays it the best compliment. You usually have to look @ his portraits twice to see if its an actual photograph...He hails from Alberta, Canada and currently resides in Brooklyn where he is constantly inspired and pleasantly surprised by the daily offerings that he witnesses by way of people, places, and things...Check more of his works at Up...

Thursday, January 27, 2011


If you have ever come to the LBT party or downloaded this mix in the past. Expect the unexpected and more newness. This collab mix offers more audible treats. This is Africa Africa Africa 4! A Musical collage of many peoples. . .It covers Africa and all walks in between, from the South Seas to Asia. LISTEN WITHOUT HEADPHONES>>>>


Listen to more here>>

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Video of the Year:::Bilal 'Levels'...directed by Flying Lotus◥◥◥

Directed by FLying Lotus starring Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, and Thundercat◥◥◥◥◥◥

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke talk to Gilles Peterson - Worldwide Awards 2011▲▲▲


Available since today.


Gilles interviews Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke backstage at the Worldwide Awards 2011 just after FlyLo scooped a couple of awards!

Dick Gregory on Drinking Water ◥◥◥◥

DC Lights>>>>>

Monday, January 24, 2011

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Flying Lotus – INFINITY – BBC Sessions

∞ Flying Lotus presents INFINITY "Infinitum" Gilles Peterson BBC Sessions from Theo Jemison on Vimeo.

∞ Flying Lotus presents INFINITY “Infinitum” Gilles Peterson BBC Sessions

Flying Lotus
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Ravi Coltrane
Rebekah Raff
Andres Renteria
Gerry Gibbs
Andreyna Triana

Filmed by Theo Jemison

Editing by Strangeloop

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 18th August 2010​​​​​records/​​​flying-lotus



Seinabo Sey▼▼▼▼▼▼

Seinabo Sey is undeniably good. Enjoyeth>>

Seinabo Sey – Like We Have Nothing To Lose [128kbps]

Seinabo Sey – Outlines (prod. by Trees) [256kbps]

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Ear Candy: DJ Rahdu

There's nothing like a well-arranged collection of songs. Wether it's one to get you thru a long day or just something to compliment the laid back vibe of a random tuesday night - we all love music.

One cat that consistently puts it down is DJ Rahdu. Always funky & always soulful in his selections, Rahdu is the "go-to" guy when it's time to feed my ipod. Check out his site BamaLoveSoul to stream & download a large selection of life-enhancing podcasts for free.

DJ Rahdu - Something The Roots Made Presents Wilson Pickett - A Funky Situation (The Remixes)



Health Benefits Of Eating Kale
  • The beneficial effects of cruciferous vegetables like kales over cancer have been known for a long time. The vegetable is very effective in reducing the risk of lung, breast, bladder, colon and ovarian cancer.
  • Indole-3-carbinol, a phytonutrient present in cruciferous vegetables like kales, helps to reduce the secretion of apolipoproteinB-100 (a cholesterol transporter) by the liver cells. This transporter is the prime carrier of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) to tissues and increased levels of this cholesterol lead to plaque formation in the blood vessels. Thus, by lowering the secretion of the transporter, the vegetable helps to prevent a number of ailments related to the cardio-vascular system.
  • There is a direct connection between vitamin A, lung inflammation and emphysema. Studies have proved that a particular carcinogen present in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, causes vitamin A deficiency in the body. Thus, to counteract this effect; the daily diet of a person should have high contents of vitamin A.
  • Research has also indicated that intake of vitamin C rich foods such as kales acts against inflammatory polyarthritis, a type of RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) that involves two or more joints.
  • The high fiber content in kales helps to reduce high cholesterol levels and thus helps to prevent atherosclerosis. It is estimated that a single cup of kale supplies around 10.4% of the daily fiber requirement.
  • Apart from this, kale also helps to maintain the normal blood sugar level and hence, is very advantageous for people suffering from diabetes.
  • Kale contains high calcium content. Calcium is vital for the development and maintenance of healthy bones. A cup of kale provides approximately 9.4% of the daily calcium requirement.
  • The vegetable is also a very good source of the trace element, manganese. This mineral takes part in a number of chemical processes in the body and helps in the production of energy from carbohydrates and proteins. Also, it is involved in the synthesis of certain fatty acids that are essential for the proper functioning of a healthy nervous system.
  • Manganese is a critical component of an antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is exclusively found inside the body mitochondria. Here, it provides defence against the harmful effects of certain free radicals that are produced during the process of energy production.
  • The presence of certain organosulfur phytonutrients in kale helps to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer in humans like bladder cancer and colon cancer and helps in the general strengthening of the immune system of the body.