Archive for the Documentary Category

Beautiful…must watch. (-°-)

Posted in Awareness, Documentary, Environment, Film, Life, Music, Politics, Travels with tags , , , on 25/05/2013 by terraMasala

Brilliant documentary!

Posted in Documentary, Film, Life, Music, Travels with tags , , , on 07/05/2013 by terraMasala

Belgians…just ignore them!

Posted in Awareness, Comedy, Documentary, Environment, Film, Life, Politics, Travels with tags , , , , on 29/03/2013 by terraMasala

Jeremy Clarkson had it right; “Belgians: they’ll bore you to death!”
Roaming around and living out of a backpack for over a decade and a half…not the easiest task to adjust to this place! I’ve never seen narrow-mindedness and ignorance being wielded like it does here…
Should you ever wonna visit however…DON’T! Save your money and go somewhere nice. ;)

But thank goodness for my mates across the channel who have a much better sense of humor (well, come to think of it…everyone has a better sense of humor than the Belgians)…Weep, cry, enjoy! ;)

Spot on…and well funny!

Posted in Awareness, Comedy, Documentary, Environment, Life, Music, Politics, Travels with tags , , , , on 09/03/2013 by terraMasala

Came across this dude a few months ago. He nails it regarding certain issues in India. Issues that a lot of my fellow India-travellers seem to be blind for. Perhaps mostly through overdosing on (fake) spiritual crap. Anyway, Wilbur Sargunaraj…hope this man’s videos will spread a bit more. Enjoy and learn. (-°-)

4 Da Vinylphiles…must watch!

Posted in Awareness, Documentary, Life, Music, Travels with tags , , , on 21/02/2013 by terraMasala

I grew up with my dad having a record collection exceeding several thousands of albums. Say what you will…nothing beats a (good) turntable and vinyl. A nice docu and interesting piece of music history. Enjoy. (-°-)

The Worldbiker

Posted in Awareness, Documentary, Life, Travels with tags , on 29/01/2013 by terraMasala

Recently I was asked by my mate and co-musician and friend, Davide Swarup, if an acquaintance of him , could use a track (that me and Davide made) for a short documentary. I hadn’t seen it yet and while browsing around just now, I stumbled upon it (by chance, not via that website) ;)

 

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/40018968″>The Worldbiker</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user8768233″>openmindfilm</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Mosterd for my Kala

Posted in Awareness, Documentary, Film, Life, Music, Travels with tags , , , on 12/01/2013 by terraMasala

Yesterday an Indonesian friend showed me the work of one of her friends who’s a dancer and choreographer (Gerard Mosterd). Although I’m usually too hooked up on music I seldom go watch a dance or theater performance. But after seeing this performance yesterday (on Vimeo) I might start going to some (performances). anyway, I found this piece really awesome and thought I’d share it with ya. ;)

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/53206034″>Dan Ada Sebuah Kotak… (a dance performance by Gerard Mosterd with text by Goenawan Mohamad 2012)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user9693275″>Kantor Pos</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Oh, I did another “make a tune in under 24 hours  – Track” and posted it to my soundcloud. Enjoy. (-°-)

Far fetched? Utopic?…deffo looks better than the current system.

Posted in Awareness, Documentary, Film, Life with tags , on 14/04/2012 by terraMasala

Dropouts (-°-)

Posted in Documentary, Life, Music, Travels with tags , , on 10/03/2012 by terraMasala

Documentary about “Hippies” in Goa.
Enjoy. (-°-)

meeting Mr. Nice

Posted in Documentary, Life, Travels with tags , on 08/01/2012 by terraMasala

I remember somewhere in ’97…I was living in India at the time, someone gave me a copy of “Mr. Nice” by Howard Marks. After reading the back-cover, I installed myself, armed with a cup of tea and a fat joint, in the hammock on the porch. It must have been early afternoon when I started reading…and finished it several hours later already. I remember thinking about two things clearly after I finished it.
The first one being; they gotta make a film about this guy….second…that I would have loved to have a chat with this man.
About a year later I was living in the U.K. and one Sunday morning, while having breakfast at a café around the corner of where I was living (Bath), there was a poster up the wall…”Howard Marks in a debate with local MP’s about marijuana at the town hall”…and a date (which I can’t remember).

I went down to enjoy the debate and spectacle (I remember one MP in particular, Keith -something- who was hilarious…and was on the side of Howard). Surprisingly, afterwards me and a few other people, that had attended the debate, were invited to a pleasant lounge-like restaurant called “Riverdance” (nuffing to do with Flatley mind!)
where Mr. Marks would be doing an interview with some local T.V. station. There was a DJ, food, drinks…people were dancing here and there. Seemed that everywhere Mr.Nice entered, a party was going on in no time.
After the interview, he mingled among the others and at some point I even managed to have a chat with him
and told him about what my first thoughts were after reading the book (being; meeting him and the film thing). He seemed pleasantly amused by both. Since I told him where I read it, we talked a bit ’bout India too.
A nice experience that was and an extremely nice guy…Mr.Nice.

I only found out a few days ago that they made a film about him :)
Now another weird thing is: after watching “Nothing Hill” the first (and last) time, I immediately thought that Rhys Ifans would be perfect to play the role of Mr.Nice…If! they should ever make a film about Howard Marks.
So…after 14 years…I got my three wishes regarding Mr.Marks…meeting him…they made a film about him…and Rhys Ifans plays Howard. :)

Tonight I watched an interview on youtube with Howard Marks, apparently he and Rhys Ifans met in ’96 (before “Mr.Nice” was published) and they agreed then already, that – if ever there should be made a film of Howard’s life – Rhys (Ifans) would be playing the part of Howard.
…how feckin weird innit?! ;)

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