I sincerely never get tired of listening to Thievery Corporation. They recorded another version of their hit Lebanese Blonde. I have seen them and some combination of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton with or without the full band more times than I can count. But here is their latest version of pure gold filmed at the Underground Studio at Hotel El Ganzo
I have quite the obsession with Rob Garza and have followed him to lengths some may consider stalker-ish. But I always respect his space and understand he is not a fan of the spotlight and never really approach him. Even in this video he is wearing his shades and keeping his guard up. I’ve always really wanted to give him something to show my love and gratitude for his work but what do you give someone who probably has everything they need or want? Nothing, I just keep going to his shows and dancing in the front row like no one is watching. Unless its a light because the man likes to smoke, so I always pack a lighter.
So he’s been around the block for a minute and I could get winded trying to tell people I got lucky and found him before he blew up (which I did) but that’s besides the point. I’ve been bumping The Heist since he dropped it thanks to scouring festival lineups and focusing on the names at the bottom of the list but I somehow never listed to The Language of My World. Now I’m stuck on the whole album but more specifically the song “The Magic.” I am all too familiar with “The Magic” and know quite a bit about casting, reality, and the “present.” See https://carnationzimbe.com/2015/07/23/the-girl-who-tweeted-wolf/ and https://carnationzimbe.com/2014/09/06/tales-of-a-playa-goddess/ for further information regarding that matter. But the internet is a funny tool and in making this post I was redirected to this girls youtube video which really made me smile seeing other women out there having a go at what’s happening. For anyone wishing to know more information on MAPS see maps.org I’ve been to a lecture held by Dr. Rick Doblin the founder of MAPS several years ago and if you ever have a chance to hear him speak or attend a workshop help by MAPS just go. Compassionate care is the foundation for my pursuit in the medical field. Even as I type this I’m studying for a test I have tomorrow in my medical classes but I can’t help but express myself artistically and remember why I began this journey to begin with. I remembered the magic
“I don’t do shrooms anymore ’cause I don’t need to explore all that I was looking for was the present. I remembered the magic”
The world lost another great musician this year. Its pretty early in 2016 for everyone to be dropping like flies at this rate. The Elements were a staple in the house I grew up in. And if you don’t refer to them as The Elements then you probably aren’t a real fan. My whole family is in mourning and with a Latino family like mine, that is a whole lot of sadness. But instead of crying we dance because dance is the best medicine. So baby let’s groove.