Rumble in the Jungle

Music May 28 2012

  I’m trying to put together a couple of justifying palabras about this video, which I’ve watched about 5-10 times each and every day this past week. Ok, I guess I don’t need to justify it more than that. Here’s the background: The historic boxing event known as The Rumble in the Jungle,  took place on October 30th, 1974. The setting: Kinshasa,...Continue

It’s a brown world

Docs March 12 2012

Hollywood has a way of showing the world as black and white. If you grow up in say, Sweden, you’ve probably grown up watching tons of Hollywood movies about the 60s and the 70s- The Vietnam war, the civil rights movement. You’ll know your Martin Luther King, as well as you know your Olof Palme. But, the fact is that the world is not black or white. It’s...Continue


Music November 19 2011

On August 30th 2010-  the genocide that once started in the Americas back in 1492, with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, was once again repeated and continued with business as usual. On this particular day, the victim was Mr John T Williams, a 50-year old carver from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation. His only crime, it appears- was walking down the street carryin’ a...Continue

Low and slow

Style August 10 2011

Bajito y suavecito, ese. Low and slow, bro. Chicanos and classy old cars go together like lime and fish. Was it because life in the mexican-american ghettos, the barrios, was so poor that it became important to outshine the white and rich with dope swag (pachuco style) and stunning cars? Cars like the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline and later the king of lowriders, the chevy Impala...Continue

Los Rakas

Music July 11 2011

I think Los Rakas is one of the more interesting acts to come out within the galaxy called hip-hop lately. These Panamanian Californianos are always cooking up a hot sofrito of Bay area rap, plenas and reggaeton. As the boundaries of our universe is constantly melting, expanding and changing, it is hard to believe there are still people out there that think that rap should be...Continue

Aztec Cowboys

Style June 26 2011

  Nike or Adidas ain’t got shit on these brown cowboys. If you are going out for an aztec rave and want to be the most chido vato in the club, you have to wear boots like these! Very frowned upon by the fresa community in Mexico, but hey, everything that the fresas frown upon is mad cool. The vato with the pointiest boots is the king of...Continue