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A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness On The Expanding Halluci Nation

A Tribe Called Red's Bear Witness

A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness

Genre and culture expanding electronic act A Tribe Called Red have been hard at work converting their We Are The Halluci Nation album into an actual nation of a sort.

If not a “nation” in the traditional geo-political sense, it’s certainly taking shape in the art and music world.

I spoke to band member Bear Witness about this evolution in advance of the X Avant festival this fall.

To read the interview head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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Lady Gaga Explains Exploding Tits

Lady Gaga's exploding boobs at the 2009 MMVAs.

Lady Gaga’s exploding boobs at the 2009 MMVAs.

Lady Gaga made her breasts explode at the MuchMusic Video Awards last night.

The fired-up funbags were part of a surreal live medley performance of “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” that involved an erotic subway ride dance sequence which devolved into a fight between her and some transit cops all flanked by bondage-geared backing dancers.

GaGa later said at a press conference the reason for the boobie blast was because there was some doubt MuchMusic would be able to put together her elaborate subway car set.

“The bra, actually, it was a funny story,” she said. “When I was speaking to MuchMusic, they were having problems figuring out how to build that subway train and get it on and off the stage. And I said, ‘Well, if you can’t build my subway train, I’m going to blow my tits up on stage.’

“I was in Hawaii, and I said, ‘We need to blow my tits up on stage — I’m thinking conical bra, ode to Madonna, fire.’ And David LaChapelle was in the background screaming, ‘Lactate! It should lactate!’

“It was inspired by Helmut Newton. So we built the bra as an in-case-the-subway-wasn’t-built, but we decided to use both anyway.
“My new name is Hot Tits.”

Earlier in the evening, Gaga won the best international video by an artist award for “Poker Face.” Her acceptance speech featured her yelling “To God and the gays!” while hoisting her trophy in the air.

Here is one of many YouTube clips of the performance.

This story was originally published June 22, 2009 by Chart Communications.

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Ninja Ballet Is A Real Thing

Ninja ballet

Ninja ballet

There’s such a thing as “ninja ballet.”

Sarah wrote about this union between dance and martial arts for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read her piece go here.

 

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85 Year Old Paints Using Boxing Gloves

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara

Ushio Shinohara, an 85 year old painter, has figured out a way to incorporate boxing — actual boxing, using gloves — into making his art.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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Bruce Lee Lightsaber Fight

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

A savvy digital editor named Patrick Nan has doctored a scene from Bruce Lee’s Fists Of Fury to feature the martial arts master using Star Wars-style lightsaber nunchucks and the result is amazing.

Sarah wrote about the viral video treatment for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story go here.

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