Tuesday, November 8

Fast forwards

At 45 karats, the literally priceless Notorious H.O.P.E. diamond is the world's most famous.  This blue whale allegedly has cursed with death all who've ever owned it.  It is no longer the world's largest though, despite being larger than a quarter.  The Star of Africa weighs in at a whopping 430 karats. Take it from Kanye West, who "took" it from Shirley Bassey (without her permission): diamonds really are forever, and ever-ever, and... So say the new black African part owners of DeBeers. These South African brothers are a girl's best friends! Particularly if they ensure the company does better by the miners.
Script-flipping isn't just for rappers any more. We saw Martha Stewart get out of the hole with two TV shows awaiting her loosening from that electronic shackle. Well Dick Cheyney's ex-main man, Lewis "Scooter" Libby hasn't even gone to jail (yet), and already he's blowing up. Check out the story of larger than life sales he's suddenly getting for a long-forgotten book he wrote nearly 10 years ago.
He said, she said but the Bush administration never knows nada, so forgettaboudit. Italian State-owned TV allowed a documentary to air that claims the U.S. military illegally used chemical weapons in Falluja, an Iraqi city heavily populated by civilians.
Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves delivers gorgeous vocals on 15 tracks for the movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Click thru to preview all tracks.
He's not a jazz singer, but Dianne Reeves plays one in the film about his life. He's the famed journalist Edward R. Murrow, who exposed the tyranny of U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy. She's the preeminent jazz singer today, who personally delivers songs on screen. When their lives collide (sort of), the result is this smoky soundtrack of 15 jazz standards starring Dianne Reeves, who is again blowing up the music charts.
Yo, check out the killer art and words by Naro% at Ghetto Gold. Feelin' this!
I'm feelin' Naro%'s blog at GhettoGold.blogspot.com for its fresh and unpretensious images and verbalism.  Dang, wonder if Naro% would design something hot for me? ;-)
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Blogger obifromsouthlondon said...

It's impressive to see this come through. been following the story for a bit and didn't believe the powerful De Beer would loosen. everyday for the thief ...

gr8 art. ghetto red haat!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

it is amazing isn't it. a proud moment for us all when we can see more and more tangible difference between the past and the future.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Naro% said...

Hey ViQi, thanks for the hook up on the link. This is what I'm talking about, for real. A new communication network, new views, new damn voices!
Stay fresh!!!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...


Hey, I'm owing YOU the acknowlegdment for sharing your fresh thoughts and voice with us. Keep on keeping on.

11:27 AM  

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