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August 17, 2013


“The true Way is as vast and boundless as outer space. How can you talk about it in terms of right and wrong?” – Nansen “Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting my […]

The New Haiku Vol. 4

January 14, 2013


  *     After a heavy rain An owl’s call Illuminates the starless sky       *       Wherever we perceive duality Know that it is False       *       Money and ego, Ego and money – I am interested in neither.       *   […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 12 – The Nujabes Mixtape.

April 27, 2012


Strictly the most improbably headbobbable beats to kick back and relax to this rainy evening, 100% courtesy of the late, great Tokyo DJ Seba Jun a.k.a. Nujabes (read more about him here). This mixtape was originally made rough-cut style for personal consumption only, and was only recently unearthed and dusted off from deep within the […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 9 – El Moro at the Controls!

March 10, 2012


The Universe is a mirror. – Diego El Moro El Moro is in the house tonight to mastermind the mix with a bag full of soulful and meditative records obtained fresh from a journey wandering the East. Nuff respect! or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 9 (mp3) here. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brijbhushan Kasra – […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 7

January 29, 2012


“So much on my mind I just can’t recline, blasted holes in the night ’til she bled sunshine…” MOS DEF, Respiration. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 7 (mp3) here. MC Winston “The Whip” Williams – Intro: The Sound of Young Jamaica Radio Show – Respect to Studio One, 1994. Quantic Soul Orchestra – Babarabatiri – Stampede, […]

The Table Flip!

August 20, 2011


Nothing says “This conversation is OVER!” quite like flipping the table at which one is seated with company. Indeed, the Table Flip looms large in the arsenal of “big moves” one has at one’s disposal when cornered or enraged in a public setting, and everyone should make the effort to flip a table at least one […]

瀬場潤 NUJABES: World without Words

June 19, 2011


The musical lovechild of Astrud Gilberto and Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Tokyo DJ Nujabes’ ethereal jazzed-out soundscapes are equally at home gazing out at a sunset over Ipanema Beach or relaxing at a rooftop barbecue in Brooklyn. Spearheading a beautiful new vein of hip-hop interpretation, Nujabes first began to gain deserved recognition as one of the […]