Daily Archives: January 24, 2009

David Garrigues Ashtanga Yoga Short Clip on Bandhas

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New clip on youtube.

David Garrigues

Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

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Iggy's on-stage drop backs

Iggy's on-stage drop backs

Recently read Paul Trynka’s Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed.  It read like an E! True Hollywood Story script — in a good way.  I didn’t really know that much about Iggy Pop, his influence on music, performing, or his strong connections with David Bowie and The White Stripes.  Despite the many references to his eh-hmm endowment, a friend in the know informed me that it isn’t that impressive.  Sorry.

Fact:  Iggy Pop has followed a macrobiotic diet.

Fact:  Iggy’s dance and yoga-like stretching inspired Gerard Malanga’s infamous nudie photo.

Fact: Kurt Cobain said that “Raw Power” was one of his favorite albums ever.

Fact: David Bowie snorted an obscene amount of cocaine.

Fact:  Iggy, in line with a ridiculously high number of rock stars (or whatever), has/had a penchant for underage girls.

But still…

Iggy & The Stooges – 1969/”No Fun”

Iggy Pop “Bang Bang”

The Sex Pistols “No Fun” Iggy Pop Cover

The Stooges “I wanna be your dog”

Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” (Live)

David Bowie “Heroes”

David Bowie “Little China Girl”

Really? Bon Jovi Yoga Chant?

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I used to work at a studio in Manhattan and can remember one of our instructors singing Bon Jovi through the wall.  Now, this was a while back and it seems to be gaining momentum.  After reading a recent NY Times article and now this blog post, I can’t help but wonder WTF?  Well anyway, it does make me laugh.  🙂

Sadie Nardini singing the Bon Jovi Chant

The Eyes of Laura Mars

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Are you kidding me? How is it possible that i never heard about this pearl until recently?

Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars

Amazingly stylish Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones in a funky 70’s NYC thriller written by John Carpenter, with the flavour of Helmut Newton’s fashion photography. It’s too much!

For the fans, even Barbra sings the main theme:

Dr. MA Jayashree in San Francisco

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You can watch her sing here

Jayashree in San Francisco

Amazing!

Rishi Kheti: a hot bet on natural farming in India

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Check out this article on the success of natural farming done the Indian way.

“Our urban rich have an unhealthy fascination for foreign ideas and goods, but our villagers are usually sceptical [sic] of them. It was necessary to assure our rural brothers that ‘natural farming’ was not another Japanese import. And that similar ideas have been widely practiced in our own culture over thousands of years.”

“As a first step of rishi kheti at Rasulia, we stopped using chemical fertilisers and poisons. Some plants protested mildly, but then accepted the change. Mexican hybrid wheat tried, but was not able to do without chemicals. This, we found, was true of all highly engineered seeds.

Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop

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Did you know Ms. Paltrow has a newsletter/website thing where she talks about…stuff?  Well, apparently she does.  Behold:

Goop.