December 24, 2008

50 Cent - Sincerely Yours, Southside

alright, alright.. tadillac's been feeding us with some new hip-hop for 08 and i think it's time i share one of my picks for mixtape of the year.. i've never really liked 50 Cent after "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" but our homie Elow put us onto this mixtape which came out in june.. and damn, this dude really put out something that's undeniably hip-hop. it's made me look at him differently as an artist and appreciate his creativity in bringing this music back to its roots. while his content is still wack and reactionary, his form and flow is off the hook and it's just plain fun to listen to! from anything, we can always take what's good and leave what's wack.. sincerely, ET 50 Southside Download the full mixtape here or if you really can't stand 50, you can download the original samples here

December 22, 2008

Bambu's "Crooks & Rooks" Video on OkayPlayer!

Photobucket my dood bambu is doin' it big! his new music video for "crooks & rooks" premiered today on okayplayer! please click on the link and leave a comment, let okayplayer know that politically focused artists like bambu need to be supported. big ups to the homie a.j. calomay of xylophone films for cutting and producing the video. -tadillac

December 19, 2008

Blu - Drop the E

i just can't get enough of this kid. blu is definitely one of my favorite hip-hop artists of '08.  Photobucket DOWNLOAD Drop The E BLU - Drop The E (Tracklist): 01. The Alchemist Ft. Evidence, Blu & KiD CuDi - Therapy 02. Dela Ft. Blu - Vibrate 03. DJ Cadik Ft. Blu - Hard Times 04. Blu - Pearly Gates 05. Blu - Mars (Original Prod. By Dela) 06. Blu - GloryUs 07. Blu - Never Again 08. Blu - Never Be Another Me 09. Johnson&Jonson - Baby Don’t Leave Me Now 10. Sene Ft. Blu - Lovely So Lovely 11. Blu - We Got U 12. Blu - Nuts Hang 13. Co$$ Ft. Blu - Angelic 14. Blu & Mainframe - Disco D.Y.N.A.M.I.T.E. 15. Keelay and Zaire Ft. Blu, Fortilive & Nino Moschella - The Times

December 18, 2008

"Jonathan Jackson" by Chris Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto & Charlie Chin (SONG Blog)

growing up listening to my mom's "a grain of sand" LP i always played the same 3 songs and "jonathan jackson" was not one of them. it wasn't until i got schooled on the black panther party, george jackson and his brother jonathan that i realized the meaning behind the song. during her interview for the film, nobuko explained how "jonathan jackson" was created: Listen to the entire song here:

December 14, 2008

Oh Daaaaaang! Hero of the Week

"this is a farewell ... you dog!" that's supposedly what reporter muntahar al-zaidi said right before he threw both of his shoes at bush's grill! thats right, dude went "eddie murphy's momma"* on that ass! that's what you get for showing up for a "suprise" visit to iraq, dumb muafuckah. read more about it here. *if you didn't get that reference please, please, please watch this:

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*New Film: A Song For Ourselves

i'm finally in the home stretch of finishing my new film! it's been almost 3 years in the making but i'm happy to announce that A Song For Ourselves will premiere on Feb. 28th at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in downtown LA! besides the film the event will also be a full on hip-hop concert with performances from blue scholars, bambu & kiwi. more details here.
i haven't really posted much about the film but that will all change!  i also created a separate blog for the film. please save the date: Photobucket Photobucket

December 13, 2008


If you're in the area, come thru to the BEATROCK store tonight for SIGHTS & SOUNDS 4: an art show with performances by Bambu, Flow Ethics, Fighting Cocks, The Committee, and a special performance by The CounterParts! MASS MOVEMENT CREW spinning all night on the 1s and 2s.. SS4 med -ET

December 8, 2008


Saturday, December 6, 2008 Sharing a historic moment with friends at the homies yap, c-los, charles, and noel's house in the heart of Historic Pilipinotown (P-TOWN) in LA. WE WILL, WE WILL PACQUIAO!!!!!!!!!! Shouts out to ReVision for providing the video camera and the post! -ET

December 6, 2008

Almost Late...

But not too late!! "Train, train, train... if you train hard, the fight is easy.." Doesn't Oscar De La Hoya remind you of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer from Rocky IV?? Let's go Genghis Khan!! hahahaha racist muthafucka haha -ET

Prop 8: The Musical

hella late but still worth reposting:
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December 4, 2008

The West is turning out to be feast or famine, with the LAKERS dominating and several teams struggling

The headline is by Art Garcia of It was the first thing I saw in my daily updates and I just had to share it. What a powerful headline. If you don't know, you better call somebody. -Chris G.

December 3, 2008

Blogging at 2:33am means only 1 thing...

PROCRASTINATION. I have a serious case of it this quarter. I just spent 2 and a half hours going from blog link to blog link and the only way I can think of stopping it right now is to finally blog about it. Blogs and links are a bad combo if you're a student. There are some really, REALLY good blogs we're linked up to though. If you're not linked up to them already, I say go through that left column under "Blogs that are better than this one" and peep ALL OF THEM cause they're all worth reading/viewing/listening to. I got to say that my pick for the night has to go to Kiwi's blog.His adventures just inspired to buy a new, non-department store bike... and to read a new book. I guess I should get my paper back on screen now before I get tempted to start googling "what to look for in a bike" and books by the writer of "The Alchemist." ...It's MassMovementTV. Damn, it's 3 o'clock now. -Chris G.

December 2, 2008

Nasty Nas

last wednesday amanda got free tickets to see nas at the brand new club nokia and she took me! i can't say i'm as big of a nas fan as e.t. but i've always kept up with him and his recent political consciousness has re-earned my respect for him (i lost it with oochie wally). the show was dope, he performed everything people came to hear. more than his stage stamina, i was impressed the most by his sincere humility and encouragement of young artists. i know, its almost sacrilegious not to list a track from illmatic as my favorite song of the night but fuck it "if i ruled the world" is my shit: pacific division opened the show. these doods are one of the illest groups to recently come out l.a. don't sleep on pac d! -tadillac

November 27, 2008

B. to the L. I.

in response to e.t.'s last post: andy samberg is the only reason why i was glad to get my uc santa cruz diploma in the mail this week..okay, maybe huey p. newton and bell hooks too. slug life! -tadillac

November 26, 2008

Bring the Pain!

If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to have your mind blown..
One of the most amazing videos I've seen in a while. Shout outs to ReVision for putting me on to it.. -ET

Jesus Christ & GMA 2gether like Green Eggs & Jufran

While googling some statistics on the poverty levels in the Philippines, I stumbled upon some of these paintings by an artist of the name, Joey Velasco. Although I'm not too religious, I think these pieces are kind of interesting considering the impact Catholicism has had on the Philippines (the northern part at least). I've been a bad Filipino Catholic as of late but I'm sure that will change during the time I'm home for the holidays (thanks Mommy). This one is one of my favorites. It's entitled: "I will make you a Fisher of men." Another reason why I think these are kinda interesting is that most of these pictures illustrate the Filipino youth helping out Jesus instead of the other way around. Hmm... On a more reality-based, in your face, socio-political-economic-USimperialist-Philippines puppet regime (I really needed to take this break from writing this paper) note: I betcha that what's she actually looks like too when she and her cronies count the money. -Chris G.

November 25, 2008

Babies born out of procrastination

dang, after tad's last post, i wasted hours upon hours today watching Rik Cordero videos. much props to the brotha, very inspiring.. but after searching long and hard, i finally found a video not directed by Rik Cordero..
camerawork by kristia castrillo

Songs of the Day

there's such an overflow of good hip-hop coming out right now it's almost too much! i swear, every other video i've taken the time to look at is directed by rik cordero. right now, the brotha is king! he even has his own mixtape out, download it here. the truth - jake one feat. freeway and brother ali: i slept on blu for a while but now i can't get enough of the dude. the times - keelay & zaire feat. blu, fortilive and nino moschella: -tadillac

November 24, 2008

One Man Serato Band

Is this the Serato Scratch Video that came out awhile ago? Ouch Charlie.... -Chris G.

OUST GMA! Reeeeeeeemiiiiix!

here's a remix of the video we projected in front of the Sheraton LAX during our rally against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's scheduled visit to Los Angeles on November 21, 2008.. featuring "Let's Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)" by Peter, Bjorn & John. download here! -ET

November 20, 2008

Jay-Z's Library of a Legend

Photobucket for all you jay fans. if you haven't already, you should download this 11 disc "library of a legend" compilation. it's a ridiculous amount of songs, remixes, and exclusives...almost too much. but out of 11 discs it's not too hard to make at least one playlist you can bump in your tadillac. this is currently my jigga song of the week... "Come And Get Me" by Jay-Z DOWNLOAD -tadillac

November 18, 2008

And so it begins...

Obama GMA President-elect Obama returned the congratulatory call of Philippine President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo yesterday, assuring her of "good relations and cooperation" between the Philippines and United States. And so begins the REALITY CHECK and confirmation of the fact that the United States' imperialist foreign policies in the Philippines will sadly NOT CHANGE, no matter who holds the position of president. GMA Bush Here's a further reality check written by Carol P. Araullo, the chairperson of Bayan (the nationwide alliance of progressive people's organizations in the Philippines), entitled "Beyond Euphoria". Now more than ever, we need to keep the President-elect on check and call him out on his contradictory policies. It seems we can voice our concerns and let Obama know what the people really need at Holla at em! -ET

November 17, 2008

Hell A

as if things weren't bad enough... Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket all photos taken from the l.a. times. -tadillac

November 14, 2008

Send "DJ:LA" to Slamdance

Photobucket for the last couple of years it seems like almost everyone's been talking about DJ:LA a short film that was produced as part of vc's "armed with a camera" fellowship.  even though it toured the asian american film fest. circuit the same time as pilgrimage i was never able to catch a screening.  now having finally watched it online i'm really pissed that i didn't get to see it on a big screen with a good sound system! directed by jerry chan and produced by mitchel dumlao, DJ:LA is now in the running to screen at slamdance.  you can peep the film here and then vote for it there. the film reminded me of the chemical brothers video for "star guitar" directed by michel gondry, on of my favorite music videos of all time. *spark one to this! seeing this on youtube just doesn't to it justice, invest in this dvd and i guarantee you won't be dissapointed! -tadillac

November 13, 2008

Back To The Future Now

I just recently started coming to the realization that everything I saw in those sci-fi movies as a little kid are coming true. And it's coming at an even more faster pace that I imagined. You can even customize the boarder of your youtube videos now. Just click on the little starburst icon to the right of the "embedded" code. Lakers! -Chris G.

Celebrity High Football

i hate on celebrity news and i hate on private schools especially religious ones BUT this story really caught my eye. maybe its because i don't have a problem with the superstars in the piece or maybe i can just relate to a kid sparking a name for himself while in his father's shadow...or maybe its just high school football! the sons of the fresh prince, gretzky, and montana all playing ball at the same school! nuts! -tadillac

November 11, 2008

Watch Out For The Obama Stalker!

chi sky Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrives in Chicago today. Makes you wonder what she's up to. The Philippine press is running wild with stories of how Arroyo has tried to call Obama twice since his victory last Tuesday, but she has yet to receive a return call. However, Obama has found the time to accept congratulatory calls from 9 presidents and prime ministers of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Great Britain. GMA throw guns up Arroyo is being called an Obama stalker, desperately running after him to offer her congratulations. But of course, her main objective to make sure that the U.S. piggy bank is still freely flowing to support her corrupt and oppressive regime and to provide weapons and training for the Philippine military. It seems Obama is wary to associate himself with Arroyo and the 933 political killings and 199 enforced disappearances she has overseen in her 7 years of office. Or at least, that's what it seems like at this early stage in the game. He wouldn't want to contradict his message of hope and change by meeting with one of the world's staunchest Bush supporters. But will he eventually resume business as usual and continue the colonial relationship with the Philippines? It's hard to tell, but we all have to make the effort to keep President Obama accountable to his promises of change and progress. We've made it past the threat of McCain. But the struggle for genuine change and accountability has only just begun. It's up to all of us to put in work and make sure progress happens. Don't let Obama let us down.. -ET

November 10, 2008

Repeal Prop. 8!

Photobucket cali's streets have been hot since the passing of prop. 8 which revoked the right of same sex couples to marry. last saturday cindy and i went to the protest against the passing of this fucked-up initiative in hipsterlake where over 20,000 showed up. i learned that some of the small things that can be done to repeal prop 8 is to boycott el pollo loco and the ahmanson theater because both kms restaurant corp and the ahmanson family were huge contributors to the yes on 8 campaign. also, please sign this online petition to get arnold to reopen prop. 8! Photobucket the media has been instigating conflict between those against prop. 8 and california voters of color, specifically the african american community. cindy sent me this posting on racialicious with some real interesting points on this issue. -tadillac

November 7, 2008

More News From Santa Cruz... for real though, andy samberg is a true uc santa cruz sluggo. you think he's exaggerating? Photobucket alternative! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket ???? Photobucket * Photobucket call it hollywood if you want but i'd take my superficial smog over self-righteous appropriation any day. ever been to a place where the level of privilege is so high it's considered oppressive? welcome to the cruz! *the bud is good though. -tadillac

Santa Cruz Parties Like It's 1999

Here's some "amateur video" (If Tadillac and E.T. were up here filming it, it would've instead been labeled "SOME PROFESSIONAL ASS SHIT!") of Downtown Santa Cruz on election night. Unfortunately my boring ass wasn't there cause I was instead watching it while doing some homework on campus. :( Hell, we should try and get up on CNN iReporter. -Chris G.

November 5, 2008

My President Is Black

been listening to this song all day.. -ET

November 4, 2008


We just BaROCKED the vote, haha! Props to the homie Jacob for letting me cop this picture off his profile. It sounds like New Years outside! -Chris G.

Piglet Says...

Photobucket "thanks for voting for uncle barry, now i don't have to egg your fuckin house!" -the loy


-Chris G.

"If there's gonna be a revolution, music's gonna be a part of it"

Just a little something I stumbled upon on this historic day.. Just Blaze & 9th Wonder, two of my favorite hip-hop producers, speaking on the role of artists and music in a mass movement. (starts at around 1:54) Make Beats! Go Vote!! -ET

November 3, 2008

Whooo! Terry Tate's Back Baby!

russ notified me that terry tate has returned to help obama win tomorrow's election. reebok originally produced six episodes/commercials of "terry tate: office linebacker" as an ad campaign back in '02. if you have a meat-head sense humor like me, you might find these pretty entertaining. DON"T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW! if you think you've seen this clip of palin before, just keep on watching till the end: here's the original episode: -tadillac

October 30, 2008

October 28, 2008

My Letter To Obama

Obama Hope Progress Dear Senator Obama, I've been meaning to write to you for a while, but I was especially inspired now, after having just listened to the Barack Obama: Yes We Can mixtape put together by Russell Simmons and Green Lantern. You represent the feelings of the people and work for the unity of American people towards change and progress. That's a beautiful thing and is the hope of the people right here and right now. But to truly be progressive and develop accurate policies you have to be aware of the realities of our people here in America and how we affect the realities of people all across the world. I was intrigued to hear you mention the murders of labor leaders in Colombia during the last presidential debate. You said it affected your decisions to pursue relations with the Columbian government. I wasn't very aware of the issues in Colombia, but that made me want to learn more. I commend how you also talked about the importance of defending human rights. A few months ago, in June, the president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visited the United States with her entire cabinet to meet with your campaign as well as McCain's. I'm not sure what communications were made between you two, but to welcome them you made a statement saying that it was an opportunity to "strengthen our historic alliance and discuss a host of issues of mutual interest" between the United States and the Philippines. GMA Bush Shake Hands In your statement, you also expressed your support for the "Balikatan" joint U.S.-Philippine military-to-military activities "to support the Philippines with its ongoing defense reform efforts." This worried me. You then continued about "upgrading and enhancing their equipment and training." As much as I am inspired by your message of hope and change, Senator Obama, your position on this issue is inconsistent with your pro-people principles and human rights advocacy. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ascended to the presidency in 2001 after the overthrow of the previous president by massive public demonstrations and organizing by the Filipino people, injecting the entire nation with hope that their president would bring change and no longer be corrupt, incompetent, and oppressive. But seven years later, the people have been severely disappointed and clearly deceived. Since she has been in power, Arroyo has waged an all-out war against the Filipino people with outright attacks on their human rights. Today, over 900 community organizers, just like you once were, have been assassinated by her administration and the Philippine military. These people were organizing for community empowerment and addressing the people's needs in urban poor shanty areas in the cities, in rural peasant areas in the provinces, in schools, in churches, in unions, in indigenous villages, and all across the country. Many were even organizing to put progressive candidates that truly represent the people, just like yourself, into Congress. In the presidential and congressional elections of 2004 and 2007, these organizers were encouraging people to exercise their democratic rights to vote. But they were ordered to be killed by the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Can you imagine? It would be just as if one of your campaign organizers in the one of the states were harmed for supporting you and educating people about your platform. It is utterly reprehensible and is a total violation of what we as people of America believe in. It's a violation of all humanity, of even the basic right to live. Balikatan These military activities, that you previously stated your support for, are an essential instrument and agent for such human rights violations. Under the direction of President Arroyo, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been implementing a military policy called Oplan Bantay Laya which has been killing innocent civilians and community organizers as part of their counter-insurgency operations. In March of this year, your staff met with Edith Burgos, the mother of disappeared agricultural activist Jonas Burgos. She told them of his abduction by 4 armed men at a Metro Manila shopping mall in broad daylight. Their vehicle was later found at military camp yet the military continues to deny that he is in their custody. Senator Obama, I encourage you to further study the reality of the situation in the Philippines to make a better informed decision on the issues that directly affect us as Americans and as well as our families abroad. Just as you are critical of relations with Colombia, it is imperative that we stop sending our taxpayer dollars to fund the inhumane and repressive Philippine military and government. That money should instead be used for much needed programs and services right here at home. You can read more about these human rights abuses at (Karapatan, the Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights) and Thank you so much for your time and hard work. I look forward to your successful election as the new President of the United States of America and your implementation of genuine change that truly serves the real needs of the people. Towards victory, Eric Tandoc

October 27, 2008

Progressive Guide to the CA Propositions & "The Poster Maker"

In response to Tadillac's last post, I usually don't like doing things simply cause they fall into a certain category but I think this Progressive Voter Guide is a good way to quickly learn about the 12 different propositions on this year's California Ballot from a "CHANGE we need" point of view. Check it out. -------- Tomorrow is the NBA's season opener with the Lakers up against the talented, young Blazers. I know the hype right now is around the Bynum/Gasol "twin towers" (how'd I guess people were gonna start calling them that?) thing, but after seeing the Trevor Ariza dunk last Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder (my deepest condolences to all the Seatlle folk), I'm really interested in watching how this dude develops. Check out this short mix of Trevor Ariza's, aka "The Poster Maker's", posterization. What a nickname! -Chris G.

Vote No On Prop. 4 - Protect Teen Health and Safety

with all the hype and excitement around the presidential election on Nov. 4th, don't sleep on the crucial propositions on the ballot. if anything remember to vote no on prop 4, no on prop 6 & 9, and no on prop 8. one of the most dangerous is prop. 4 which would force doctors to notify the parents of a minor who intends to terminate her pregnancy. healthy resources and support for pregnant teens are already limited and this law would make it even harder for young women to receive them. this proposition has been put on the ballot and was defeated twice already. the most fucked-up part of this initiative is that the people who will be most effected by this law (teenage girls) can't even vote on it. the young women of khmer girls in action made a PSA about prop. 4. even-though they can't vote, these sista's are making sure their voices are heard: the video might be a little rough but shit, when i was their age i was still trying to light my farts on fire. -tadillac

October 23, 2008

Man, Yall Are Fucked Up...

I saw these on the news today. Makes me wanna rethink about being in Mass Movement... :( Get your fuckin' lazy ass out of bed and vote. -Chris G.

The CounterParts performing live this Saturday!

Photobucket For all those looking for a refreshing taste of hip-hop in the midst of all the wackness, you gotta peep the The CounterParts. You can download their mixtape sampler "The Appetizer" for free! The CounterParts crew consists of 3 MCs (T-Know, Braelan B, Otayo Dubb) who met through hip-hop circles at UC Santa Cruz and 2 producers (Fatgums and Gamma Ray) who have been homies since they were kids drinking 40s in San Francisco. Not only are the beats bangin', but the rhymes have some insightful political commentary on society, work, and life. It's motivational music that'll you through the stress of the daily grind and help you to maintain focus on the truly important things in life. One of the really dope things about their songs is that they give love to the DJs with Fatgums and Gamma Ray bringing back DJ Premier-style phrase scratching for a lot of the hooks. Some of my personal favorites are "Luv What We Do", "Guns of Wilmas (feat. Bambu)" and "Dream Deferred". Be sure to check them out this Saturday, October 25th performing live at the Beatrock Store grand opening in Long Beach! beatrock 2 -ET

Asian American Remasculation Moment of the Month

here's korean american hines ward's beastie-ass, textbook block on linebacker keith richards. richards left the game with a broken jaw... here's ward last year catching ed reed slippin'! me like football. -tadillac

October 21, 2008

"I'm afraid if he wins, the blacks will take over"

Dang, y'all.. The racists come out at night, and during the day too! A lot of liberals tend to avoid discussing the issue of race and racism in today's society, but this election is sharpening the contradictions and revealing the true state of America for all to see. It's absurd how the Republican propaganda comes alive and unleashes the racist beliefs of their supporters.. They really believe that shit!! OHIO - People at a Sarah Palin rally let you know how they really feel about "negroes".. MISSOURI - The state's newest tourist attraction, a billboard with Obama wearing a turban. OHIO - Happy Halloween to all the kiddies.. watch out for that Obama ghost! Scary.. -ET

October 18, 2008

McCain is proud of his supporters

i was driving up the 101 to San Jose the other day and i stopped to eat a 10-piece chicken mcnuggets road trip meal to listen to the final presidential debate. it got a little hyphy, especially when McCain almost started crying about "hurtful" accusations about him and people at his rallies.. then when i finally got there, Jess showed me this: reality in 2008 y'all! -ET

October 17, 2008

Toss it John!

Photobucket the internet is the shit! -tadillac

Yes We Can: The Mixtape

Photobucket mixtape king dj green lantern and hip hop mogul russell simmons dropped their highly anticipated obama mixtape. leave it to these guys to put names like jay-z, kanye west, david banner, busta rhymes, joell ortiz and styles p on a mixtape for a presidential candidate. "Letter To Obama" by Joell Ortiz download while it's definitely on the cheesy side, and fails to go into depth on any of the real issues, i think it serves its gives obama the stamp of approval from todays top artists in order to get this new hip-hop generation interested in the election. "Lick A Shot" by Jay-Z download one of the best parts about this mixtape is that is has bite-sized snippets of obama's famous speeches over familiar beats. this not only makes his speeches more entertaining, but it allows people (who might not want to watch a long ass convention or a boring ass debate) to find out what the man is about and what all the hype is around. "My Life" by Barack Obama download download entire mixtape -tadillac

October 15, 2008

"Grapvine Fires" by Death Cab For Cutie

Photobucket as if this year wasn't bad enough, the southland continues to burn. the flames provide a symbolic backdrop to where our country and environment seem to be headed. during these political and economic times it's hard to see the beauty in the world and easy to get discouraged, even defeated. lately, one of my favorite song writers has been ben gibbard of death cab. his songs can get pretty emo, but he replaces the cheese with grounded reality. more than anything i appreciate the space his songs provide for your own interpretations, projections, imagery and memories...something that all works of art strive to do. here's one of my favorite tracks of their new album "narrow stairs": "Grapevine Fires" by Death Cab For Cutie DOWNLOAD this song helped me remember that times like this: Photobucket can lead to times like this: Photobucket keep ya head up! -tadillac

October 14, 2008

Historic Hunger Strike in LA for Immigrant Rights

Photobucket today possibly one of the largest hunger strikes in history begins on olvera street in LA. the hunger strike is being organized by an organization called "rise". the action is strategically timed around the election. here are the goals of the fast: 1. Mobilize 1,000,000 People to Vote on November 4, 2008 for Immigrant Rights (obama)! 2. Distribute the Pledge Nationwide and Re-energize the Movement through Infectious Action and Viral Communication Based on the Momentum We Create Collectively. 3. Recruit a Critical Mass of Fasters (water only fast between 1-day to over 3 weeks) to Make a Deep Personal Sacrifice for the La Causa. 4. Build the Encampment at La Placita Olvera in Downtown Los Angeles, Make It a Visual Representation of Our Strength and Numbers. 5. Donate to the RISE Movement In Order to Strengthen the “Fast For Our Future” Campaign and Mobilize Future Nonviolent Actions. you can do all of the above at the rise website. if anything, please sign the pledge (it really takes 5 seconds) and forward the website to your peoples. we need to get a milli people to sign it! here's a video about the campaign: i.c.e. (immigrant and customs enforcement) raids have been happening all year long where agents bust into homes at 5am and take anyone who is suspected to be undocumented. those people are then either illegally detained or deported separating family members from each other. talk about terrorism, this shit needs to stop!

October 9, 2008

Pilgrimage On Hollywood Blvd.

starting today my film Pilgrimage will be running continuously in the famima! store on hollywood blvd as part of the week long Freewaves Festival of Experimental Media Art. the annual festival showcases "culturally relevant, uncensored experimental video and digital art" but in very creative ways like projecting shit on store windows, videos on public buses and cell phones. Photobucket my film is also being streamed on KCET's website as part of the festival along with four other pieces. if your in la you should try and check out the festival, they have most of hollywood blvd. between wilcox ave. and orange drive filled with video installations. check out the festival map and schedule. i still got pilgrimage dvd's and some hoodies from sundance available for sale! hit me if you want to cop any.

October 8, 2008

Xylophone Films and Kid Heroes Productions...and Christine

as undergrads at ucla, having just got our feet wet in this video shit, e.t. talked me, michele gutierrez and christine araquel into filming the pilipino culture night. having no idea what we were doing we met with a.j. calomay who basically put us on game. ever since then, a.j. and his crew at xylophone films along with his homie patricio ginelsa of kid hero productions have been huge role-models for both of us. here's patricio and a.j.'s latest latest voting psa starring christine: you can cop the philip vera cruz t-shirt that christine is wearing at beatrock. the first time that a.j and patricio worked with christine was for the native guns music video for "champion": -tadillac

October 6, 2008

Evolutionary Revolutionary Mass Movement

Here's some REAL Mass Movement shit. Human beings can definitely learn something from those buffalo. Power to the Buffalo. Gotta mention that I was FINALLY able to catch Blue Scholars last Thursday at the Catalyst for their last show of their Freshly Dipped tour with Hieroglyphics. Gotta give a big THANKS to the SCTV crew for letting me skip out on the orientation that I, for some weird ass reason, forgot was at the same time as the show. It was literally down to the last minute that I thought I was gonna have to miss 'em again. The orientation was worth missing for the show cause Blue Scholars KILLED it! They got the crowd goin' and turned that shit into a big ass party! -Chris G.

October 2, 2008

Ask A Dumbfuck

though not as clever and insightful as brian's answers in the previous post, palin's interviews and speeches on national television are just as hilarious, scary and depressing, but still hilarious. luckily, msnbc compiled a stream of palin's greatest far: -tadillac

Ask A Filipino

i just ran into this while surfing the net. it was made by Anakbayan-Seattle for their 5th anniversary on November 30, 2007 and it's like Dave Chapelle's "Ask A Black Dude"... pretty damn hilarious. (featuring folks from the Mass Line Media record label) -ET

October 1, 2008

Got Daym!

Photobucket you know the economy is bad when one of your favorite r&b singers has to resort to pimp'n and skinning livestock for warmth! yes y'all, that's kc from jodeci. speaking of jodeci, this remix video is still the shit! oooh, the mid-90's vest... -tadillac