Matisyahu: The Hasidic Reggae Superstar


Yes, yes ya’ll. It’s Matisyahu the Hasidic Reggae superstar.

Now this was unexpected. Crossing over, breaking boundaries… it’s all good. Straight from Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

How R U Ending It?



Last week was a lesson in discipline, with having to post a video a day for video blogging week. I have to admit, midway I thought I wouldn’t make it through. Especially with heavy work deadlines pressing.

But what kept me posting was knowing that others were doing the same and that people were watching. All the videos I saw were so personal and I can’t explain the feeling I got from having an inside look at a person’s life, or how they view the world, how we agreed and disagreed. It felt like I was connected on a global scale. Like we were all connnected and forming one big global family. No, as Ian and then Richard said – “You can’t do that in a podcast.”

Anyway, I would love to continue producing videos daily, but unfortunately it doesn’t pay the bills just yet (Hopefully someday! Cross fingers). But what I do want to do is post videos on a daily basis of things of special concern to me, or that I find interesting, or can help someone out in some way, or that is socially conscious. I will still post videos of my own life, and produce original content, but I like how discussions can be started through this medium. It’s unlike anything else that I’ve experienced thus far.

So keeping in line with that thought, I found this web site dedicated to a global call-to-action on overcoming AIDS, starvation, and extreme poverty – especially among children. If you have a couple of minutes, check out the short videos above. And if you have extra time, email Tony Blair (even if you’re not from the UK) and let him know that as a global family, we do care and that during the G8 summit in July, you’d like your voice heard.

Brooklyn Memories

The closer moving day gets, the more I start looking around and wondering if I’m really leaving New York. I’m really leaving NY. I’m actually leaving NY.


So I’m editing a video for a friend and I became seriously distracted (I tried not to take too much editing time on this vlog piece) and nostalgic when I started combing through my NY footage – especially Brooklyn. I grew up in Manhattan, the Bronx, upstate NY, but I “lived” in Brooklyn… so it’s not easy saying goodbye.

This video is a compilation of stuff from the summer of ’04. It’s a reminder of the long walks my babe and I took throughout Brooklyn, gettting our daily dose of coffee, Thai food, sitting by the water…

California better be good. ;) This one’s for you babe.

Oh, and the music if from the soundtrack of one of the few movies we saw this past summer “Garden State.” See it if you haven’t already. The band’s name is Frou Frou and the song title is “Let Go.”

Dylan and Vloggercon

Dylan is an 11 year old vlogger, actually the world’s youngest vlogger according to the news. Her dad Michael is coming to NYC for the vloggercon, and Dylan wants to come with him. The obstacle is the cost of travel.

So if you want to foster a little girl’s dream…(we need more girls and women involved in video / filmmaking / technology), help her out.

[Edit] 01/07/05 : Dylan reached her goal. There are nice people out there…

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