last night in the midst of our usual rolling internet black outs here in Nairobi we discovered our TV had working channels. after flipping through bollywood movies we stopped on a music channel that played music videos non-stop. we were lucky to catch the midst of ‘mrs. carter’s top 20’ music video marathon and we couldn’t go to bed until we finished #1, weary and all. there were ‘commercial’ breaks in between which were really just more music videos from rihanna, pharrell, drake, jay-z etc. it was so enjoyable. almost 1.5 hours of non stop music videos. we sat back, sometimes yelped and sometimes got off our seats to imitate the moves on the screen. it brought me back to those jet lag experiences when i was a kid in europe & i couldn’t sleep until late at night and the only options on tv were news, soft-core porn and music videos. music videos are such an art and another dimension of a performer’s persona. and interestingly enough a slew of them in a row had me feeling nostalgic for a time when MTV actually played full music videos and not only at 5 in the morning.
memories of old victorian homes, dimly lit rooms and patios, loud house music, and lots of young adults with attitude, money and dreams to burn
our first borrower visits with Jennifer, Thomas, Samuel and Martin with trustee Youth Banner.
Joan Didion (via wearethedigitalkids)
the little prince
how many times can you live out this feeling of insatiable wonder, curiosity and adventure? sometimes i feel like a glutton picking at the most raw and extreme experiences our lives can offer us. i guess we’ll never know what that end feels like until we’re too far expended.