Friday, October 29, 2010

AYCE BLOGGER HIGHLIGHT * MY SMALL STORY FEATURING "THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH"

"MY SMALL STORY" TOOK TO THE STREETS OF NEW YORK
SEARCHED * AND FOUND REAL REACTIONS 
TO THE POLITICAL SENSATION THAT'S SWEPT THE NATION
"THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH" PARTY
CHECK OUT WHAT TRUE NEW YORKERS THINK 
GENIUS OR INSANITY????

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AYCE WEB-TV SPOTLIGHT * D.J. TEE'S GAME * "TASTE OF SOUL - LOS ANGELES"

MITCHELL CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCES AN ADULT CONTEMPORARY
EPISODE OF THE SHOW THAT'S CATCHING FIRE "D.J. TEE'S GAME"
THIS EPISODE * "TASTE OF SOUL" NOT ONLY SHOWCASES A STAPLE
OF LOS ANGELES INNER-CITY CULTURE, IT ALSO GIVES A GREAT STAGE
TO PRODUCER/SINGER/SONGWRITER "DANIEL" 
DELVE DEEPER INTO THE SOUL OF DANIEL AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

AYCE BLOGGER HIGHLIGHT * MY SMALL STORY FEATURING BRITTANIE YVONNE

FEATURES ATLANTA BORN/BROOKLYN BASED BOUTIQUETRESS
 BRITTANIE YVONNE OF EHVONNAE (EH-VO-NAY)
EHVONNAE IS AN ACCESSORY HAVEN THAT COMBINES
"GLAMOROUS AND GRITTY" PIECES FOR THE TRULY STYLISH
(ABOVE) A PROMO FOR THE DUMBO-BROOKLYN, NY BOUTIQUE
(BELOW) LARON BATCHELOR GOES ONE ON ONE WITH 
LADY EHVONNAE HERSELF...
CHECK OUT MORE OF "MY SMALL STORY" [CLICK HERE] 

Monday, October 25, 2010

AYCE MEDIA TV * RARE WEB-GEMS * PHOTO-FILMMAKER TUANA

TUANA PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ALLURING CANVAS OF
IRAQ BORN/SWEDEN RAISED PHOTOGRAPHER TUANA
OF THE MANY CANON 5-D CAMERA VIGNETTES HE'S PRODUCED
THE ABOVE ENTITLED "MEETING YOU WAS FATE" IS A TRUE JEWEL
"DEVIL'S WATER" IS A SWEET SHORT 
IT TRULY GIVES LIFE TO IT'S SUBJECTS AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS
COMMIT THE NAME "TUANA" TO MEMORY * MUCH MORE TO COME...

Friday, October 22, 2010

AYCE WEB-TV SPOTLIGHT * THE BARNEY ZONE

NOTE TO ALL SKATEBOARD FANS...GET IN THE ZONE
THE BARNEY ZONE "REMIX" PUTS A NEW SPIN ON A RECENT INSTALLMENT
AYCE MEDIA TV'S CONTINUED LOVE AND SUPPORT OF X-GAMERS
AND ALTERNATIVE SPORTS CONTINUES...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

AYCE PHOTO FEATURE * AL MYERS * THE DO OVER 1

190
PHOTOGRAPHER/PERFECT MOMENT CATCHER AL MYERS IS AT IT AGAIN
117
THIS TIME AT LOS ANGELES DAY-TO-NIGHT PARTY "THE DO OVER"
333
153
IMAGES THAT ARE AN ECLECTIC ODE TO THE DJ'S WHO MOVE THE CROWD
138
21
4
AND ODE TO THE CROWD THEY MOVE
393
The Do Wants You
EVEN A HOT SUMMER ODE TO THE KING OF POP * MICHAEL JACKSON
showtime
LIVING LEGENDARY DJ + HIP HOP CULTURE HISTORIAN BOBBITO
Bobbito 6.16
WORLD CLASS DJ'S * VIKTER DUPLAIX + PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
Viktor n Wolf
CLASSICS CAPTURED ON VIDEO * YYESS!!!! THANX A BILLION AL MYERS!!

BOBBITO A.K.A "DJ CUCUMBERSLICE" ON CROWD MOTIVATION DUTY

Monday, October 18, 2010

AYCE MEDIA TV * RARE WEB-GEMS * FILMMAKER MIKE KOBAL

Mike Kobal on Vimeo.
MIKE KOBAL IS SHOOTING MAGICAL PHOTO/VIDEO IMAGES WITH HIS BELOVED CANON 5D CAMERA * THIS SHORT & SWEET WEB GEM
ENTITLED "MEMORY TREE"
IS PACKED WITH CUT, CARAT AND CLARITY!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

AYCE WEB GEMS * "SATCHEL FULL OF LEADS" * CASEY DONAHUE

WEB VIDEOS ARE FAST BECOMING THE NEW TV
CASEY DONAHUE IS APPARENTLY ON TO THAT
AND TEAMS WITH MATTHEW BALLEN FOR THE PARODY
(MATURE LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AYCE HAUTE WEB IMAGES * RAMON SINGLEY - DOT COM

PURVEYOR OF PRIME IMAGERY AND AYCE MEDIA FRIEND OF THE ROOM
PHOTOGRAPHER RAMON SINGLEY
THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW PRESENCE ON THE WEB * RAMONSINGLEY.COM
PHOTOGRAPHY THAT PUTS MOTION IN STILL PICTURES
AND A VARIETY OF BOTH CONCRETE/REALISM AND ABSTRACT
 SIR EXTRAORDINAIRE OF IMAGES * RAMON SINGLEY

Monday, October 11, 2010

AYCE ARTIST PROFILE * INTERVIEW WITH GEORGES MONFILS - PART 1

THE LONG AWAITED INTERVIEW 
ONE ON ONE WITH VISUAL ARTIST EXTRA-ORDINARY
HIS WORKS DESCRIBED AS "NOUVEAU POP"
THE DETAIL WILL MAKE YOUR EYES NOUVEAU POP
OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

AYCE MEDIA TV * RARE WEB-GEMS * FILMMAKER WILAND PINSDORF

SAMPARKOUR from Wiland Pinsdorf on Vimeo.
BRAZILIAN FILMAKER WILAND PINSDORF IS ON TO SOMETHING
THIS FILM SHORT IS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING
"SAMPARKOUR" HAS PHENOM CINEMATOGRAPHY
REAL LIFE TEXTURE AND AMAZING FEATS
A GRAND DISPLAY OF THE LIFE-ARTFORM "PARCOUR"
THOUGH IT'S APPARENTLY 2 YEARS OLD...IT'S BRILLIANCE IS TIMELESS!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

AYCE MEDIA TV * WEB-GEMS * AUTO TUNE GONE VIRAL

Auto Tuning from Casey Donahue on Vimeo.
THIS AUTO TUNE LAUGHED IT'S WAY TO HALF A MILLION VIEWS
"AUTO TUNING" IS A WEB-SHORT THAT CAUGHT FIRE
DEFINITELY RATED AMONG THE TOP AUTO TUNE SPOOFS OF OUR ERA

AYCE BLOGGER HIGHLIGHT * MY SMALL STORY FEATURING CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER

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LIVE FROM SOHO GRAND HOTEL NEW YORK
AYCE GUEST BLOGGER LARON BATCHELOR DELVES INTO NY CULTURE
THIS GUIDED TOUR BY NY PULSE-MAKER CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER
IS A WALK THROUGH A REAL NEW YORK MOMENT...
(MATURE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AYCE POLITICO * NO WEDDING NO WOMB…NO REAL COMMUNICATION #NWNW

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 WHEW!!! JESUS BE A BOXING REFEREE!!
The all too hot topic of “No Wedding No Womb” has unleashed the beast of twitter, and the beast is BEASTING!!!  The alternate name for this piece was “Twitter.com – Angels & Demons”
The previous post supporting NWNW was primarily an announcement of it's launch [Original Ayce Blog-azine NWNW Post] and a follow up episode featured the views of author/blogger/Political mouthpiece Brandale Randolph * AKA @Brandale 2221 . Views expressed in this installment are those of N. Maurice Williams.

First and foremost, while I still have you reading in a somewhat objective state, I support the BASIC CONCEPTS of NWNW

The CONCEPTS of 1) NWNW is a CONVERSATION moreso than a MOVEMENT.  This bit of semantics is very important when anal-izing and scrutinizing this CONVERSATION. One could argue that by definition, "No Wedding No Womb" is a movement, however by the organizer's own definition to me, it is a nationwide conversation.

2) The concept of the IDEAL being – a child has 2 involved parents committed to his/her growth and development.  Married, divorced, boyfriend/girlfriend, shackin’ up or whatever other scenario suits your personal beliefs and values. ALL INCLUSIVE.  The FOCUS of this conversation being on CHILDREN and not on our personal political, sexual or socio-economic beliefs. CHILD HAS 2 INVOLVED PARENTS…hold on to that concept please.

3) The concept of 100+ bloggers who all may have different views or roadmaps, but all share the same DESTINATION…THE CHILD! (did I mention…)

Complete and full disclosure, I am the father of an OOW child in her late teens.  Early on we were extremely close and at some points joined at the hip.  This was the light of my life and I literally fought at times to be a part of hers.  In later years, for WHATEVER reason(s), I became less involved and unfortunately co-parented a lot less (at some points not at ALL) with her mother.  To date, I’m working with my daughter to repair all that’s suffered in our relationship so we can BOTH have more balance and happiness and we’re blessed to have a host of family and friends who’ve been there for us both over the years.  This is not the forum for airing all personal matters, I state these facts as a point of reference and insight into the author.

My personal upbringing was one that was also on both sides of the NWNW fence.  Parents divorced very early in my life, one re-married and formed a 2 parent household, one did not, and I split time between the two.  One household was very strained and not an experience conducive to raising a balanced citizen/Black Man (the single parent one), the other very nurturing, cerebral, positive and balanced (2 parents).  Very fortunate for ME, I had an interest in psychology at an early age, even to the point of playing toy box therapist to some of my friends in elementary and junior high school.  That blessed me with an objective view of the difference between a single parent household and one with 2 parents – and the effects of both.
Fast forward to Tw-ornado, Tw-urricane, Tw-irestorm (Twitter+Firestorm…get it) “No Wedding No Womb”.
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IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS A TWEET
“Organizer” (GOD don’t tell her she’s a leader! GEEZ!) Christelyn Karazin put up a tweet, not sure how I ended up “following” her, but it was asking for a singer to perform a song that was already written and done musically, just needed a voice.  I replied with a couple of young ladies I know personally who might be interested and are actively involved in music.

Novel story put in Cliff’s Notes, Christelyn and I had a phone conversation and I introduced her to the person you hear on the “NWNW Theme Song”, writer/vocalist Kyndra and Producer Leland Sharp.  Now, very real and open talk, there were a NUM-BER of areas in which Christelyn and I did not and do not agree and have different methodologies.  I wont state them point for point, but at the end of the day the CON-CEPT of NWNW and improving the lives of children and the community were/are a common interest we share and with that I offered my support (in my non-committal Sagittarian way) and have since counseled with her during the course of this NWNW conversation.
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As much as I do not agree with her on issues such as the source of the problem and some reasonable solutions, from my own life experience I support her passion for getting people together as a think-tank for solutions and expression.  Some of the bloggers for NWNW have made some very good points, and a select few are on a hair-brained mission to put hydraulics on their pedestal.  My personal experience with Christelyn herself says that her position has been to not CENSOR ANYBODY, FOR OR AGAINST NWNW.  In her defense (ducking tomatoes) she has posted blogs that both praised and demonized the CONVERSATION (exit MOVEMENT).  Bashing someone who’s actually doing things “The American Way” in the way of freedom of speech and “we’re all in this together” just because you don’t agree with what you THINK is the premise of the conversation, is ignorant and careless.  No matter what you think of the words “Wedding”, “Womb”, “Values” or “Price of condoms in China”, we should all (SHOULD ALL) agree that the I-DEAL for a child is 2 caring parents raising them.  Add your own grandstanding and pontification AFTER we all say in unison…THE I-DEAL!!!!

Feminist, Pro-Gay Marriage, Pro-Single Mom/Dad or Pro-Raised by a Pack of Wolves, the I-DEAL…
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 “JUST SAY NO”
When I was a young yute [sic], there was an anti-drug campaign titled “Just Say No”.  Basically, when someone offers you “drugs” (one’s the government doesn’t make tax dollars directly from), JUST SAY NO!

Independent of the birth of the crack epidemic and growth of marijuana use, this was most definitely a large scale smokescreen and publicity stunt.

Such the running joke, that I’ve often heard the slogan “Just Say No” as a joint was getting passed (no admission of guilt!) or during other times of drug indulgence.

What is understandable about this “Just Say No” campaign/conversation/movement is that it is an EXTREME measure being used in order to fight the crack/drug use problem that had grown to epic proportions.  It was a simplified way to say “Don’t be a crack addict who steals your family’s VCR, pawns it and uses the money to buy crack or has sex with the dope man to get a hit or walks around begging for money to get $5 dollars together just to get your afternoon high on…” (WHEW! MOUTHFULL!)
“No Wedding No Womb” in TITLE and to some extent in theory, just as many ad campaigns or movements (circa “Nike – Just Do It”) struck me as being similar from the time I heard it.  I have my OWN youth related programs and have been involved in child development for some years now, and my focus is at the source of these problems. So although I never openly say or promote the concepts in the NWNW conversation, ultimately that’s a part of what my soon to be nationwide programs are about.  The vision of my programs also extend beyond just youth, and incorporate parents/adults in order to have the resources and lessons given to youngsters supported by those closest to them.

Christelyn Karazin is not the first person on planet earth to say “Hey this is a problem” and she’s not a pioneer in putting it on a nationwide jumbotron, but for some reason we’re ALL ENGAGING in not only her NWNW conversation, but a deeper convo of morals, standards and where the bar is in the Black community as compared to others.

“SEX LIES AND TWITTER RANTS”
The angels and demons of Twitter have come together in a “Clash of the Tw-itans” (c) and all of this for the WHOLE WORLD TO SEE!! PEOPLE THE WHOLE WORLD…that’s all I’ll say in that respect, however, I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t point out my personal observations and opinions…PART II of this NWNW piece (because I have a LIFE and have to get BACK TO IT!! LOL)  is dedicated to 1) Unfortunately naming some names and exposing some games and 2) Stating my own proposed solutions, as I make it a point to state solutions in any instance that has me pointing out problems/issues – even if it’s with my beloved sports teams!

POST SCRIPT!!!
I will NOT be defending my words or beliefs on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace or the corner of Crenshaw and Adams (L.A folks) nor debating in comments, that’s part of the problem.  Anything I’m saying publicly is either already on my timeline (@NMaurice) or said in PART 1 + PART II of this piece.  Just so we’re 200% clear.  I will, however, engage in positive progressive solutions with anyone who's actually in agreement that this is a problem that needs solving as my aim is to get to aiding...the children.

PLEASE RETURN FOR PART II OF “NO WEDDING NO WOMB NO COMMUNICATION"

AYCE GUEST BLOGGER * DEREK FERGUSON "TV WASTELAND"

AYCE GUEST BLOGGER, GLOBE-TROTTER/HARVARD ALUM/U.S.+COSTA RICA RESIDENT DEREK FERGUSON WITH A VERY TELLING AND COMPELLING EXPRESSION * A REFLECTION OF HOW DESENSITIZED WE ALL MAY BE...READ, ENJOY AND RE-THINK!

 

TV Wasteland

Packing up my things here in CA, getting ready to head to Black Rock City for this year’s Burn, and had the tube on for some mindless background filler. It was some show featuring weapons, lots of weapons. There were a couple of youngish white guys going on about “stopping power” and “lethality” of the various automatic weapons they were fondling. Now, clearly, none of these guys had ever fired a shot in anger or felt a bullet whizz by their ear, but, like W. that only seemed to pump them up more. One particularly offensive exercise involved a black guy who looked like he had, in fact, seen some combat, floating down a river on a little skiff and firing an AK-47 at some red-goo filled mannequins about 50m away. The white squibs sat safely distant and marveled as homeboy delivered nice, tight circles in the kill zone of the dummies, making the goo spooj out everywhere. Then they sat around afterwards with big smiles saying shit like, “oh yeah, for sure, this guy’s dead! Look at that—right in the balls! GREAT shot!”

Now, I’m pretty sure this programming isn’t available in Afghanistan or Nigeria, or any of the many war torn parts of this dumb rock hurtling through space, and for good reason: War and violence viewed up close tend to lessen the appetite for such fictional recreations. Still, there must be American viewers who have lost children (say, in Afghanistan or Iraq, or even in Compton or Detroit) to automatic weapons fire. What a death blow to your psyche, to see this faux violence in celebration of real violence. What a statement about our macho posturing that we indulge in this crap, and that Spike TV pays these pricks (and in turn, reaps revenue) to recreate gory death for the benefit of a bunch of armchair, wannabe warriors in the suburbs. In the trial of America as the Great Satan, let me offer this as Exhibit A. We can’t even seem to grasp the offensiveness of it since most of us are so far removed from any real threat of violent, machine gunned death, and thus somebody’s grim reality gets presented as TV dinner fantasy, and eaten with gusto. It’s tantamount to having a show on slavery or human trafficking, and the hosts sitting around chortling over the shackles or simulated rape of (somebody else’s) daughter.

As if this wasn’t in enough bad taste, they pitted sharpshooters against each other and graded them on kills and how many times their guns jammed. So, death dealing as real life video game. And in a fitting coup d’grace (for me anyway, I couldn’t endure it past this scene) of tastelessness, they had a dude attack a pig carcass (head and feet removed, to make it, you know, less lifelike) with a grappling hook, and judged him based on the time it took to literally rip it to pieces (not sure if they awarded style points). The pig was a step up from the mannequins, because at some point, somebody had to kill it. Or, more likely, the pig was put through a processing plant, where the killing was done via automated machines, allowing further distance between the ultimate human consumer, and the eviscerated prey.

I raise pigs (and other livestock) on my farm in Costa. They are raised for slaughter or breeding, and there is a constant and necessary awareness that I’m the caretaker, and also ultimately responsible for life and death. The animals must be raised in a species appropriate manner, with fresh air, freedom, safety, cleanliness, and ultimately, dignity. This is not how the factory farms do it, of course, and the consumer in America never sees the grisly business of slaughter, nor usually do they see the pig in anything but a processed pork product that doesn’t make them think of Babe. This is the necessary separation of reality from fantasy, and what keeps most people obliviously eating meat. A chicken to them is some bird, but chicken breast is not.

I believe in eating meat, but I also believe in doing the slaughter, at least once, yourself. And I stridently oppose the factory farms that treat animals as units instead of individuals, and bend them to a ruthless, economy of scale mentality that holds no respect for life. Not just the animal’s life, but you, the end user’s life, is disregarded. You’re fed animals who ate other animals, chemicals, potions and pills meant to make profit, not health, the priority. With this detachment, we go on living in oblivion, our Earth scorched by the factory farms with their CAFOs, GMOs, organophosphates, runoff, and monoculture. The list of criminal offenses against animal, vegetable, and mineral is long. The verdict is guilty.

So when I saw the grappling hook rip the flesh, the real blood spill forth, the guy in the role of the game, completely in character as a “killing machine” who wasn’t killing anything because it was already dead, I had to turn it off. I had to weep for the blood of innocents, human and otherwise, and wonder at the wraiths of the industry who perpetuate the businesses of War and Agribusiness (because it damn sure isn’t agriculture). They shove shit down our throats, from lies of WMDs to frankenfoods, and we eat it up, unquestioning. We think we’re free, but really, the pen encircles us, and the masters sit outside, laughing as we consume what kills us, banking on our stupidity, as we bleat and bleed.

Monday, October 4, 2010

AYCE POLITICO * "THE BI-DEOLOGY PROJECT - PART 2" * ARIELLE LOREN

PART 2 OF DOCU-SERIES "THE BI-DEOLOGY PROJECT"
FURTHER EXPLORES THE ISSUE OF BISEXUALITY IN MATING/DATING
IN PART 2, FILMMAKER ARIELLE LOREN GETS MORE FEEDBACK
BOTH FOR AND AGAINST THE CONCEPT OF WOMEN DATING MEN WHO'D LIKE TO HAVE THEIR CAKE (AND PIE) AND EAT THEM BOTH TOO
*MATURE SUBJECT MATTER*

Friday, October 1, 2010

AYCE WEB-TV SPOTLIGHT * D.J. TEE'S GAME * BEFORE

OUR SUGGESTION HERE AT AYCE MEDIA TV + BLOG-AZINE, 
IS THAT YOU PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SHOW "DJ TEE'S GAME"
PARTLY BECAUSE IT WILL BE HOT,
PARTLY BECAUSE IT'S HISTORY IN THE MAKING
(SO SAYS THE GREAT "AYCE-STRADAMUS")
THIS EPISODE, THE "BEFORE", LET'S YOU IN ON THE BLANK CANVAS OF "THE GAME"
PRIOR TO IT BECOMING THE FINAL MASTERPIECE
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