Monthly Archives: November 2012

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[THE FRIDAY GOOD] These Videos Featuring Angolan Kuduro Dance Culture /// Also a Touch of Siva-Shakti

A DJ culturist with an ear for transcontinental beats may recognize this Buraka Som Sistema tune featuring cult diva, M.I.A., along with some serious Angolan kuduro dance culture. It would take a robust PhD thesis (that would ultimately be incredibly

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[THE FRIDAY GOOD] These Videos Featuring Angolan Kuduro Dance Culture /// Also a Touch of Siva-Shakti

A DJ culturist with an ear for transcontinental beats may recognize this Buraka Som Sistema tune featuring cult diva, M.I.A., along with some serious Angolan kuduro dance culture. It would take a robust PhD thesis (that would ultimately be incredibly

Speaking Truth After the Fact is Fine /// During the Fact? Even Better

Tell you what. Well, actually, I’ll tell you two things: I still have a faint hint of that “You Can Count on Me/Shyam Bolo” song stuck in my head from last week. I’ve got a tiny, sorta harmless, but nonetheless

Speaking Truth After the Fact is Fine /// During the Fact? Even Better

Tell you what. Well, actually, I’ll tell you two things: I still have a faint hint of that “You Can Count on Me/Shyam Bolo” song stuck in my head from last week. I’ve got a tiny, sorta harmless, but nonetheless

Elena Brower Was a Smoker /// Gasping Ensues

The other day while mounted upon the Throne of Elimination I happened upon an article in the October 2012 edition of Whole Living (don’t ask) featuring none other than Elena Brower. I was admittedly a little surprised to see Elena

Elena Brower Was a Smoker /// Gasping Ensues

The other day while mounted upon the Throne of Elimination I happened upon an article in the October 2012 edition of Whole Living (don’t ask) featuring none other than Elena Brower. I was admittedly a little surprised to see Elena

Are You Marketing Your “Self” or Providing Information? /// Yogilebrity as Mind Colonizer

While reading the comments on yesterday’s yogilebrity branding article I started thinking about the possible differences between “marketing” and “the act of providing information,” as well as how to navigate between the two. I’m also a bit sensitive to the

Are You Marketing Your “Self” or Providing Information? /// Yogilebrity as Mind Colonizer

While reading the comments on yesterday’s yogilebrity branding article I started thinking about the possible differences between “marketing” and “the act of providing information,” as well as how to navigate between the two. I’m also a bit sensitive to the

The Yogilebrity as Brand /// From Human to Un-Human

[All illustrations by the very wonderful Lisa Hanawalt] This weekend I found myself thinking about branding, what branding can accomplish, and possible reasons a yoga instructor might choose to make merchandise out of his/herself. One of the functions of branding

The Yogilebrity as Brand /// From Human to Un-Human

[All illustrations by the very wonderful Lisa Hanawalt] This weekend I found myself thinking about branding, what branding can accomplish, and possible reasons a yoga instructor might choose to make merchandise out of his/herself. One of the functions of branding

Could This Be the Worst Spiritual Yoga Song Ever? /// Perhaps Not

“I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don’t do that so much anymore.” —Banksy, from Exit Through the Gift Shop I can’t be sure, and I know I’ve been wrong about many things in my life,

Could This Be the Worst Spiritual Yoga Song Ever? /// Perhaps Not

“I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don’t do that so much anymore.” —Banksy, from Exit Through the Gift Shop I can’t be sure, and I know I’ve been wrong about many things in my life,

The Last YouTube Video You Will Ever Need to Watch /// “Masculinity” as You Always Wanted to See It

Last week ended with an article on Sadie Nardini’s new (now defunct?) Rockabilly look and a very cursory discussion of the outer-reflects-inner trope as it relates to the clothes you wear in the big bad dog-eat-dog world. During the illustrious

The Last YouTube Video You Will Ever Need to Watch /// “Masculinity” as You Always Wanted to See It

Last week ended with an article on Sadie Nardini’s new (now defunct?) Rockabilly look and a very cursory discussion of the outer-reflects-inner trope as it relates to the clothes you wear in the big bad dog-eat-dog world. During the illustrious

Is the Outside a Reflection of the Inside? /// Sadie Nardini Gets a Hot New Look /// Pontification Abounds

First, there was the awesomeness of Kofi Busia’s regular-people-clothes. Then, there was Dharma Mittra and his socks. Now, we have “Public Figure” and yoga instructor, Sadie Nardini, and her hot new Rockabilly look that, while only a few steps from

Is the Outside a Reflection of the Inside? /// Sadie Nardini Gets a Hot New Look /// Pontification Abounds

First, there was the awesomeness of Kofi Busia’s regular-people-clothes. Then, there was Dharma Mittra and his socks. Now, we have “Public Figure” and yoga instructor, Sadie Nardini, and her hot new Rockabilly look that, while only a few steps from

[SORTA GOOD] Dharma Mittra Wears Socks /// When You Reach a Certain Age You Can Do Whatever You Want

Speaking of dudes in regular people clothes…. A few of you have noticed how little ink we spill on NYC’s old-skool yoga instructor, Dharma Mittra, creator of the 908 Yoga Asana poster that, still to this day, doesn’t look like

[SORTA GOOD] Dharma Mittra Wears Socks /// When You Reach a Certain Age You Can Do Whatever You Want

Speaking of dudes in regular people clothes…. A few of you have noticed how little ink we spill on NYC’s old-skool yoga instructor, Dharma Mittra, creator of the 908 Yoga Asana poster that, still to this day, doesn’t look like

[GOOD] Kofi Busia Wears Sweaters

First, let’s talk about Kofi Busia and the fact that he not only wears regular people clothes, including chunky cable-knit sweaters, but that he also wears them while teaching yoga. Not to be confused with the late Prime Minister of

[GOOD] Kofi Busia Wears Sweaters

First, let’s talk about Kofi Busia and the fact that he not only wears regular people clothes, including chunky cable-knit sweaters, but that he also wears them while teaching yoga. Not to be confused with the late Prime Minister of

Snowshoeing and Yoga /// Obviously You Need to Do This in Order to Be a Better Person

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what would be worse: having my eyeballs plucked out with a teaspoon, or having to spend a week reading about all the ridiculous yoga hybrids that come out. Seeing as I’m already familiar with the

Snowshoeing and Yoga /// Obviously You Need to Do This in Order to Be a Better Person

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what would be worse: having my eyeballs plucked out with a teaspoon, or having to spend a week reading about all the ridiculous yoga hybrids that come out. Seeing as I’m already familiar with the