Archive for July, 2010

Solar Powered Sound System

Posted in Gallery, Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

A street dweller in Berkeley, CA  rigged his cart on Telegraph Avenue with a battery, solar panels, sound system and laptop!

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Summer Snapshots: Back Porch Concert Series

Posted in Culture, Events, For Fun, Gallery on July 25, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Support Live Music!

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Lavender Victorian house, sunshine, butterfilies, wailing harp and gorgeous vintage resonator guitars.

Support live music!

Namoli Brennet

Wildsang

Travel Tip: Hotel Alternatives In Europe

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized on July 19, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

New York Times Slideshow

Over the last few years, several Web sites have emerged – call them social B&B networks – offering the convenience of a hotel, the comforts of a home and the price tag of an up-market hostel.

Black Europe Map

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized on July 8, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

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Click on map to view the approximate Black population in Europe.

QWOCMAP FREE Video Workshop on Gender & Sexuality

Posted in Culture, For Fun, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 7, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

San Francisco, CA

QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT

Presents A FREE Introductory Video Workshop focused on: Gender & Gender Identity and Sex, Sexism & Sexuality for LGBTQ People of Color

This workshop is offered to:

— People of color:

African Descent/Black, Asian/South Asian/South West Asian/North African, Pacific Islander, Chicana/Latina, Native American & Mixed-race

— who are:

Lesbians, Same-Gender-Loving, Bisexual, Queer, Genderqueer & Questioning women of color, and Transwomen & Transmen of color

Guest lecturers will participate throughout the workshop.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

DAY: Mondays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

BEGINS: August 23, 2010

ENDS: December 6, 2010

DURATION: 16 weeks

(No class on Labor Day)

QWOCMAP

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm, Friday, JULY 30, 2010

The Postwoman Delivers!

Posted in Culture, For Fun, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 6, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Skyeview: Okay I give this laugh-out-loud comedy two thumbs up…nay make that middle and ring fingers waaay up!  The Postwoman is an entertaining, witty and clever film.  The actors expertly portrayed their characters, the dialogue is realistic and the bay area location shots were fun to watch. Overall the film is well paced though I must admit I didn’t want it to end.

SPOILER ALERT!

There are so many verbal and visual puns that I think I can dispense with a bonafide spoiler alert in sharing my two favorite puns in the film.   Please allow me ONLY these two brief scenes to clue you in.

VERBAL

In a dialogue between one central character and the postwoman the women have an exchange about mail delivery.

Postwoman: You sure you don’t have anything for me.

Tonisha: Don’t you think that’s a question I should be asking you?

Postwoman: I dont have anything for you at this time.  But if I do I’ll leave it in your box.

VISUAL

The visual pun occurs in an outdoor scene with the other central character  Nia and the postwoman.  Nia approaches the letter carrier to give her a return mail envelope for a DVD rental.  Nia hands the postman a bright red dvd mailer the camera zooms in on the envelopes’ white lettering that reads “Lez Flix”.   Ha!

Luv it!

The Lez Flix scene is shown in the video clip posted on The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website.   So you see its not REALLY  a spoiler on my account.  For the benefit of individuals who do not grasp the cultural reference click here.

My one thumb down is for the sporatic low audio scenes.  Also the post movie interview could benefit from more editing. Otherwise, breakout the popcorn, nachos, Gruyére panini sandwiches and/or beverage of choice and gather the tribe for a fun cinematic treat.

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Script & Director: JD Walker

Support independent film & this first-time filmmaker by purchasing a copy.

Marche des Fiertés Paris 2010

Posted in Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 3, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

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Solidarite!