With the current beef over ghostwriting in hip-hop, here are some thoughts that went out earlier as a set of tweets: I never had a problem with Dr. Dre rapping lyrics that Ice Cube wrote in NWA – *because* everyone knew that Cube wrote them. When I was a teen with a rhyme book and […]
The Sasquatch Festival is a three-day explosion of music and bodies in one of the most picturesque concert venues imaginable, the Gorge Amphitheater in eastern Washington. Five stages of madness during the days, and 50,000+ attendees camping on the attached lands at night. Our team was hired by Skype to shoot it, and I managed […]
The guy in the top picture’s shirt matched the colors of the stage lighting for the jazz performers in the bottom shot. It was a fun couple of hours. And I’m now able to say that I’ve set foot in the state of Wisconsin.
It was a Sunday evening, a little over a year ago. Thaddeus Clark is on the phone. Thadd: Let’s do a video. Me: Cool. When. Thadd: Wednesday. Me: Word! That’s how it came together. We had been talking/planning. But it was one of those maybe, maybe not kind of things. Never the right window. Until […]
This past Halloween saw team Desedo plus a few hundred of our closest friends breaking things down in Brooklyn. At some point the camera came out. We’ll call it an exercise in creativity, a night of fun captured on filmâ€¦ Embedded journalism! All of that to say that time marches forward. And we like to […]
Intentional cultural poaching or no, ODB Liquors on Mission Hill in Boston might be the most keenly named individual business I’ve come across. I can think of no better tribute to the man and his work. The name has to be intentional, right? —  I’ve just spent the past half-hour recapping ODB’s […]