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Jon Moritsugu OnDemand

Posted in art, film, Uncategorized with tags , on July 7, 2011 by Victor

One of my college pals, Jon Moritsugu, is being featured on Comcast/Xnfinity’s OnDemand service during July.

While they bill the event as an Asian-American film showcase, don’t let that mislead you — Jon is an old-school, Hawiian, punk rock kind of guy — he’s all pop-culture, irreverent and often hysterical. Here’s the copy from the e-mail he snt out this morning: Continue reading


Fela biopic in 2011?

Posted in film, music on May 4, 2009 by Victor

Fela Kuti

Getting back from Ghana, I’ve been listening to a LOT of Fela recently. because of that article on Byrne and Eno — and how they comped much of the Talking Heads’ output from Fela’s Afrodisiac — really put me on a tear for hearing more of his music.

I can’t say that I’ve ever heard a more physical performer than Fela on Afrodisiac.The closest comparison I can render are those late-night Time-Warner Claaiscs commercials featuring James Brown weeping to “Please Please Please”, but unlike that American stuff, this is entirely upbeat, danceable music — the vocals transcend the song as they become an soulful plea yo participate in the music. Continue reading