Second video: “Is Chance the Rapper an industry plant? Reasoning inside”

Another video about hip hop to show my understanding on the subject to a non existent audience. The fear present in the first video persists. Still, I think I make a strong case and make my points clear. And I believe the content will attract some kind of following eventually, but I thought the same thing about my Twitter account in English and look how that turned out. On the other hand, You Tube is not a dying social network… but I digress. The thing is, Chance the Rapper is an industry plant.

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No time like the present: Everything you need to know about The KLF and their glorious return

The KLF is back using an old name and none of their old techniques. The JAMs returned, but they’re not going to be musicians this time around. They are now gravediggers. And they’re going to build a pyramid. When finished, it will be 23 feet tall, have 23 steps and consist of 34592 bricks, each containing the ashes of a dead person. They call it “The People’s Pyramid” and it will be located in Toxteth, Liverpool.

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First video: “I blame Jay Z for the lack of Jay Electronica’s albums”

I opened a You Tube channel in English. It’s a huge leap of faith, considering my twitter in the language and this blog haven’t gained any traction. And that in speaking form I’m much less eloquent and my thick accent is unavoidable. On the other hand, I can’t be writing all day and I need other outlets. And since the expected audience is different that my channel in Spanish I can touch other subjects related to all the media I consume in English, hence this very specialized video about hip hop politics and legacy artist.

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My conspiracy theory about why Jay Electronica hasn’t put out an album yet. I have zero proof of anything, this is a media analysis video. But Jay Z is responsible. Obviously.

Oh, by the way, English is my second language. Bear with me.

And yeah, it was the only hat I had available.

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DETECTED on “Stranger Things 2”: “Barbelith” and more about “The Invisibles”

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Look, I’m not saying The Duffer Brothers are necessarily “The Invisibles” fans. The walls are.

In episode seven of the second season of their smash hit “Stranger Things”, Eleven encounters a gang of misfits that apparently read and were very affected by Grant Morrison’s epic masterpiece of a comic book, their lair is covered in references to “The Invisibles”. In the picture, in white above them, you can clearly see the “Barbelith” graffiti, an essential part of the story. And to the far right, reversed in a window, there’s the “King Mob” tag. Both are drawn exactly like those in the comic book.

What does this means to the “Stranger Things” story? Probably not much, it’s just an easter egg. A very sophisticated and cultured easter egg, only the cool people know about “The Invisibles”. Not to brag, but I’ve been writing about it in my blog in Spanish.

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The Dalai Lamar: How Kendrick became my idol and ruined my life

I wrote this as a sample piece for a magazine I was applying to and I totally missed the mark. My usual low-key-joke-filled stile was not appropriate for this publication in particular, I realized after I sent it. Luckily, I convinced them to let me write another one and this time I’ll adapt to their tone and get that spot in their staff, but that’s neither here nor there. The thing is, I finally have a new text to share with you, my non-existent audience.

The funny thing about it is that the last few paragraphs don’t really represent how I feel, I just saw the opportunity for comedy and went with it to the bitter end. I couldn’t care less that Kendrick is a millenial, an artist is an artist is an artist.

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Darth Jar Jar: the joke would had been on us

Are you familiar with the Jar-Jar-Binks-was-going-to-be-a-Sith-Lord theory?

After watching the video above, as far as I’m concerned it’s case closed: Jar Jar WAS The Phantom Menace. And the intense hate that the character generated in the public’s eye was such that George Lucas didn’t have the guts to follow trough with his vision and changed the whole thing. Diluted the whole thing. Another case of marketing studies destroying a work of art.

I remember how excited I was for a new Star Wars and the level of disappointment I left the theater with after that first prequel. And Jar Jar was a big part of it. This movies are for kids, I thought, as opposed to the for-the-whole-family affair that the original trilogy was. Looking back, admittedly from a vantage point, I can’t help but think that a Darth Jar Jar would have made everything worthwhile. Even the horrible CGI effects, the pod racing, and Hayden Christensen talking about sand. A reveal so huge that it would have shaken the planet out of its axis.

Nowadays they’re the butt of all the jokes, but the reputation of those three movies would be another thing entirely if you all haven’t broken George Lucas.  It would have been beautiful. The joke would had been on us.

 

DETECTED on “Banksy Does New York”: “9/ 11 <– Inside Job!”

Look, I’m not saying the demolition of the Twin Towers was necessarily a false flag attack perpetrated by the US government. The walls are.

The “Banksy Does New York” documentary chronicles,  through the eyes of selected fans and casual bystanters, the “Better Out Than In” titled, one month residency of the British street artist on The Big Apple in 2013. It’s no “Exit Through the Gift Shop” but it’s interesting and useful if you’re into the mysterious character.

Anyway, up there is the photographic reproduction of Banksy‘s 9/ 11 inspired piece, the orange thing is a real flower; and to its right, pretty in pink, some vigilant citizen intervened: “<—– Inside Job!“. As it usually happens, the image only appears on the screen for half a second, it seems the producers and HBO did their best to conceal the sacrilege. My apologies to them.

BONUS: All of the Better Out Than In” pieces over at this Spanish speaking site.

Symbols in movies: “Don’t Bite the HAND that feeds you”

DETECTED in “American Honey” (2016): “Don’t Bite the HAND that feeds you“, with The Hand of Fatima (or Khamsa) as the main symbol, and inside it The All-Seeing Eye. Quoting this site:

The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah, meaning lit. “five”) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

In jewish communities is known as The Hand of Miriam or Hamsa, which means “Five” as does Khamsa. It usually contents The All-Seeing Eye but rarely inside a pyramid. It’s worth noting that a hobby of the elites that control the planet and finance movies is the reversal, changing the meaning of ancient symbols to its diametrical opposite. Or so they say.

In the movie, the image only flashes for two or three seconds, a subliminal threat, an order: “Don’t Bite the HAND that feeds you“… Ehhhh, I mean, It’s obviously a random event or the work of a lone nut. You can’t trust those costume designers. Move along people, there’s nothing to see here.