got a video of the kw3 performance on deck too. Soon as I can get on another long local train ride, lol.
Posts Tagged ‘Jon Genius
Many of you do not know this, but Jon Genius was one of the first to work with The Wondaland Arts Society in establishing the video production and editing arm of the Mystery School. It was only fitting that we link back up with Mr. Flight Patterns himself to have him document the release of this epic album by Janelle Monáe. Yeah, I produced it, but that only amounted to getting him some Five Guys and picking the music.
This event was amazing! Special thanks to Eli, Jack, Micah, Jabari, Chris, and Jamie for driving all the way up to NY to help us out. Popcorn, candy, balloons, Tightrope competitions, etc…it was an amazing night!
If you don’t have the Arch Android yet, buy two copies and we’ll call it even.
Black Love is…
Exclusive. Black Love is music that says it is okay to be close when you dance…it is candy and it is condoms. Black Love is top shelf and to the right…it is paying for an experience. Black Love is a reunion…it is being in the right place at the right time with the right people. Black Love starts when you get there…and leaves with you–early. Black Love is the smell on your collar the morning after. Black Love is a celebration that has been aged and must be poured annually in your honor.
Black Love is JUST US.
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…well, it was really Manhattan and 114th in Harlem, but it was the “start of something good”. (c) “Elevators” by Outkast.
At any rate. It was the beginning. Any1Man was being resurrected and we decided that we were going to make a short out of all of the characters. This is a photo from the day that I dressed in full Bishop regalia and took to the streets. I laid on subway platforms, ate out of trashcans, and even convinced “Anthony” , a homeless Black Man, (pictured below) that I was homeless. It was the oddest feeling. A church van full of elderly women pulled up and fed us both. I enjoyed one of the best chicken and bread snacks I have ever had in my life. I never told “Anthony” that I lived in a nice apartment around the corner. But I did slide him some money as we left.
“You don’t notice us, but we notice you.”-Bishop from Any1Man
*shouts to Jon Genius, Rae Ransom, and Daniel Patterson
**photo by Jon Genius
This Jon Genius photograph was inspired by an exhibit that Jon and I saw at LACMA last summer. In the exhibit are works of photographers ranging from Anne Lebowitz to Lusha Nelson, who took Peter Lorre’s photo for the January 1936 issue of Vanity Fair. It would be Lorre’s photo that would inspire our interpretation.
@jgenius: Go ahead and point @twopointoh too…”we be doing this anyway.”