Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Mr. Williamz has to be taken into consideration for big names for the future and it’s because of his work to the past. Williamz has developed this RIDICULOUSLY healthy old school style for the new age of Reggae and Dancehall and, in the process along with people such as Gappy Ranks, he’s built up the next generation of UK artists after what seemed to be a very long time of stagnation for the region, at least from the outside looking in. He does still figure to be a year or two away from the start of his prime years of efficacy which is a devastating though because already he’s clearly one of the most talented younger artists, regardless of origins. Since being featured, Williamz has apparently focused most on touring and such things, but he did manage to score on Roots Survival’s Protection Riddim earlier this year. If not 2011, then most certainly 2012 will be the year which HOPEFULLY sees Mr. Williamz doing his greatest damage (maybe even returning to Jamaica, where he grew up) and I cannot wait.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Antibacterial, antiviral, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, decongestant, immunostimulant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, digestive, febrifuge, emmenagogue, and stomachic.
It is a specific in the treatment of viral infections, colds, flu, sore throat, and upper respiratory congestion, even in tuberculosis. Should be taken at the first observation of symptom for cold, flu, or sinus congestion. Excellent for sore throat and bronchial inflammation, flu with coughing and difficulty breathing (dyspnea), and acute bronchial pneumonia with dyspnea. It is also quite an effective herbal ally for relief from allergies, asthma, and indigestion. Fresh or dried root brings a tingling sensation to tongue and gums.
This warming herb beneficially affects upper gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. Improving to lymphatic, reproductive, integumentary, and parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Stimulates circulation, kidneys and the uterus. Promotes eliminative sweats, helping to remove toxins.
An infusion is used topically for its antibacterial properties. It is effective in preventing infection in wounds.
Used in the treatment of acute and subacute pharyngitis Acute pharyngitis is an inflammatory process of the oropharynx, primarily caused by infections. Symptoms related to upper respiratory tract infections are noted as a most common reason people seek medical care. In the United States each year, more than 10 million patients are diagnosed with acute pharyngitis.
Description: Ligusticum porteri has a long, thin, hollow stalk with large divided leaves similar to the related parsley and carrot. Stem, leaf can reach to 2 ft in height. Seeds and flowers top the plant spreading outward in an arrangement resembling an umbrella. Flowers are white. Plant and seeds have a celery-like fragrance. Root is haired, brown outside, yellow inside. This native American perennial herb thrives in dry, upland meadows and ravines. Its fern shape leaves are spotted in various shades of green, turning golden yellow. For medicinal uses the tap root is harvested at maturity.
Internal: 30-60 drops of strong decoction in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A life long b-boy, Set Free works as a cultural conduit, spending his days connecting brands to niche lifestyle. Throughout his journey, he’s collected as many stories as he has amassed sneakers (impressive), and with the “Set Free Minute” brings his experiences to life in short segments.
Set Free catches up with The Mighty Mos Def for the next installment of The Set Free Minute. Mos Def talks about why fashion is important to him as they hit New York boutiques like Prohibit & Ale et Ange.
@iam_setfree for highsnobiety.com
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
"For those of you who may not have heard of us, we are a Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop band. We grew up in the city, live in the city and create art inspired by the city’s rich musical history.
Our music consists of lyricism, spoken word, electronics and vocals, drawing from homegrown go-go to rock to hip-hop. With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor, we formed in 2004, though have served as members of the D.C. arts community since the early 1990’s.
In 2009, we released our first full-length album titled Second Rome. We followed that with the mixtapeIn Her Hands: Embryo Capital Vol. 1.
As BloomBars' new band-in-residence, we look forward to sharing our music with the BloomBars family while our partnership blossoms. Over the past four months, we’ve been creating – incubating, really – our next album at BloomBars and we're ecstatic to say that "the Shape of Hip-Hop to Come" will be released on July 19.
On July 1, 2 and 3 we are filming a concert DVD presented by BloomBars.
On three consecutive nights, we intend to document what BloomBars provides for artist like us. And we intend to rock out with you.
But here's where we need YOUR help. We can't make this DVD a reality without you! That's why we are officially launching our donation campaign for this unique DVD project today on IndieGoGo.
This is a dream project for us, but we need your support to make that dream come true. And with a donation of $15 or more, you'll be the first to get a copy of the DVD too!
Look for many more groundbreaking projects from us as we make BloomBars our new home! Meanwhile, Bloom with us by joining our Facebook fan page!"
the Cornel West theory
Yvonne Gilmore, Katrina Lorraine Starr, Sam Lavine, Tim Hicks, John Wesley Moon and Rashad Dobbins
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
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"Pyrography" is the self proclaimed 'last house album' from Yoruba head Osunlade. Incorporating the signature Yoruba style, Pyrography effortlessly bridges the gap between electronic and organic. Braced with more vocal tracks than previous house albums, it showcases the musical diversity of label, taking in the recent underground monster 'Idiocyncracy', the infectious 'Envision' and the unmistakable Yoruba chant of 'Ser Al Santisimo'. Along with the stunning cover art, each track is accompanied by an artwork piece from renowned Pyrography artist Scott Marr making this a must for followers of the Yoruba label.
Some theories of human aging suggest that the power generators of the cell, the mitochondria, play a part in the process. In addition to supplying us with energy in a usable form, mitochondria also produce harmful by-products -- reactive oxyradicals that attack and damage various cell components. Eventually these injuries become too much for the cell to cope with, and it loses its capacity to maintain important functions, so the organism starts to age. That's the theory anyway. Oddly enough, several studies have shown that certain mitochondrial dysfunctions can actually delay aging, at least in fungi, worms and flies. The underlying mechanisms have yet to be determined.
In a study from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg, published in the journal Molecular Cell, a research team has now identified a group of mitochondrial proteins that are involved in this type of aging regulation. The researchers found that a group of proteins called MTC proteins, which are normally needed for mitochondrial protein synthesis, also have other functions that influence genome stability and the cell's capacity to remove damaged and harmful proteins.
"When a certain MTC protein is lacking in the cell, e.g. because of a mutation in the corresponding gene, the other MTC proteins appear to adopt a new function. They then gain increased significance for the stabilisation of the genome and for combating protein damage, which leads to increased lifespan," says Thomas Nyström of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.
He adds, "These studies also show that this MTC-dependent regulation of the rate of aging uses the same signalling pathways that are activated in calorie restriction -- something that extends the lifespan of many different organisms, including yeasts, mice and primates. Some of the MTC proteins identified in this study can also be found in the human cell, raising the obvious question of whether they play a similar role in the regulation of our own aging processes. It is possible that modulating the activity of the MTC proteins could enable us to improve the capacity of the cell to delay the onset of age-related diseases. These include diseases related to instability of the genome, such as cancer, as well as those related to harmful proteins, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. At the moment this is only speculation, and the precise mechanism underlying the role of the MTC proteins in the aging process is a fascinating question that remains to be answered."