Hey all…so one of our fellow Omies was in a pretty serious car accident a few weeks ago. He is doing better now, but recovery is going to be quite an ordeal. He is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you put him in yours too!
We love you Boz!! GETWELLSOON!!
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on October 4, 2007 @ 3:43 PM
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Hoy mates. The Om: Hip Hop crew has just arrived to Melbourne and ready to dive into our Australian tour opening up for Talib Kweli. The plane ride wasn’t as bad as I thought. Quantas Airlines is simply the best airlines I’ve ever flown; personal tv’s with 100’s of movies and tv shows at your disposure, 3 meals, free alcohol and all around good service. A couple movies and a couple reruns of the Simpsons and I was already flying over Australia. Between Sydney and Melbourne, there wasn’t much to see except pure wilderness. Mountain Ranges (the Great Divide), canyons, rivers and lakes occupied the territory. As we approached our landing in Melbourne, the landscape was very green and beautiful. neighborhoods started to appear and it really looked just like any other American city.
If you look close, you can see the Kangaroos.
Going through customs was a breeze. Luckily we had all the proper paper work provided by Illusive. When we met up with Joe, he provided us with pocket size itinerary pamphlets. That’s when i realized that we are working with the right people.
After checking in to the hotel, we took a walk to the city center of Melbourne. I was amazed on how clean and quiet it was, no one honking their horns, no sirens, no cussing and no homeless people. We did see one alley that reminded us of home…
On the way back to the hotel, we discovered Chinatown. Very similiar to the Chinatown in SF, minus the trash and smell, the district was bustling with tourist, souvineers shops and resturants. This one happened to catch my eye…
Now back the at the hotel, I’m trying to get some work done before we head out. Zeph & Azeem are resting up and getting ready for dinner. I’m looking forward to find out what the nightlife of Melbourne has to offer. Stay tuned for more updates, video clips and photos tomorrow. Easy.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on October 4, 2007 @ 2:04 AM
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Colette made a rare instore appearance with her band at Amoeba Hollywood last Friday. About 150 Colette fans were treated to this rare performance followed by an autograph session. Here are some photos from the instore. To check out the rest of the photos and to enter the Colette Amoeba contest visit www.amoeba.com today.
Posted by: g.win on October 1, 2007 @ 10:47 PM
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Hope you are all doing well. So sorry its taken me a week to get back to
you, I’ve been super busy. Just last night I finished filming my first music video. What a crazy experience! It was really interesting to see and hear the director’s interpretation of how in her mind she envisioned the song being acted out, which is exactly what you do in a video “Act out your
song”. It was kind of strange for me in the beginning because I had never
really thought about my song the way a director would. It definitely gave me a different perspective on my song. So here I am after a 5 days of being in the surreal world of living behind the scenes / camera readjusting to the real world. As some of you already know my album was released 6 days ago and just that alone was a huge deal for me. I really can’t believe how fast everything is happening. I mean seriously the fact that I am going to have a music video and that my album is now out in the world being heard by
thousands of different people is just amazing. I truly feel so blessed!!!
It’s also been amazing to hear all of the feedback from the album. It all
seems like a big dream. Then to top it off with what’s going on with my
Father at the moment, it just makes it all a little bit harder for me to
actually believe. Life is so crazy, to think that something you’ve waited
for your whole life starts to happen right when you find out that your Dad
is sick. I do believe that everything does happen for a reason though and
that this happening will only make me stronger. As for his progress, well he is just now finishing up his 6th day post Chemotherapy and is feeling pretty tired. We were hoping that this first round of chemo would kill off all of the Leukemia but have now discovered that he will more than likely have to receive a bone marrow transplant. All of your prayers and positive thoughts would be greatly appreciated at this time. I’m personally just taking it one day at a time, which is all I really can do. I along with my DJ, The Southerner, am just getting ready for all of the performances that we have coming up. We are excited about all of the opportunities that we have been presented with since the album’s been released. I will keep you all posted on what s going on with my Dad and of course the music. Thanks for listening and again all of your prayers.
Posted by: Samantha James on October 1, 2007 @ 5:49 PM
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Bogota, Colombia has so much flavor! Big ups to the folks that came
out to hear some gringo beats and catch J-Boogie at Nokia Trends.
Check my top 15 Quince Colombian treats con sabor below or….
Here are some funny pics from my trip to Bogota: Bogota photos on Ofoto
********************************************************* Power to the Peaceful packed Golden Gate park with peace heads and
super freaks down to party to the Lifesavas, Spearhead, Bassnectar,
Indigo Girls, J-Boogie, Nickodemus, Spooky and more. Here is a
podcast to listen to/download my dj set live from Power to the Peaceful. <http://www.om-records.com/podcasts> “>http://www.om-records.com/podcasts <http://www.om-records.com/podcasts>
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Earthdance was magnificent chaos from the jump! The sun started to
set after Don Carlos left the stage, then glow sticks and freaks came
out for the night and filled the dome. One of the heaviest reactions
I have had for Afro Beat and the new funk sound. Dance for peace!
<img src=“http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3378/15835us5.jpg” RELEASE: J-Boogie remix of Karsh Kale
One of the loveliest and most accessible songs from Karsh Kale’s
acclaimed Broken English release gets a series of unique re-rubs
on this special digital only EP from Six Degrees. J-Boogie’s remix of
Karsh Kale’s “Beautiful” is now available on iTunes, dancetracks digital
and more. A mix of tabla, dancehall beats, and downtempo vibes.