"Across the Junaverse"

NEW CONTACT

Posted in By Yours Truly by junaverse on February 21, 2010

AMY & MACKENZIE

Posted in Art, By Yours Truly, Photography by junaverse on December 14, 2009

Thanks to Ari for doing the make-up for this shoot, Leana Wootan and Lino Osorto for helping out, and Mackenzie for making the bow that Amy’s wearing! Props to everyone for lasting several hours in the cold, haha.

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PERCEPTION

Posted in Art, News, Philosophy by junaverse on October 26, 2009
“Something to think about….

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions raised:

*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*Do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.

How many other things are we missing?”

via bitsofwisdom & killeveryvirusinneverland

 

JAY-Z RESPONDS TO KANYE WEST (VMAs)

Posted in Music, News, Pop Culture by junaverse on September 18, 2009

“[Kanye is] like my little brother, I pretty much introduced him on the first Blueprint… He’s just a super passionate person, and of course it was rude because it was her moment but that’s how he really felt… I think it was rude, but I don’t think, the way they’re treating, it’s on the front of every paper, he didn’t kill anybody, like, no one got harmed… At the end of the day, we’re gonna celebrate him for his passion… As he grows and matures, he’s got to know how to balance that. He’ll learn that in the years to come…That passion wasn’t fake, it wasn’t staged… I don’t think he should lay low, I think he should go on tour and have a brilliant career…The thing you have to realize about it, he’s been that passionate from his first record, he used to jump on tables, I’m trying to make the first Blueprint and he’s jumping on tables. [laughs] If he had changed because of his success, then it would be something else, then it would be a different thing but he’s always been that passionate.”

— Jay-Z (Beyonce’s Husband) via BBC Radio

She Don’t Believe in Shooting Stars (Ellie)

Posted in Art, By Yours Truly, Photography by junaverse on September 7, 2009

Thanks to Scott for assisting and Mercedes for make up and hair!

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NO ONE IN CHI-CITY GOT SWAGGA LIKE US

Posted in Art, By Yours Truly, Fresh Talent, Photography by junaverse on July 11, 2009

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MYK3 MOLESKINE SKETCHES

Posted in Art, Comedy, Fresh Talent, Pop Culture by junaverse on July 4, 2009

IT’S AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY…

Posted in Comedy, Fresh Talent, Philosophy, Pop Culture, Videos by junaverse on July 4, 2009

…but for some it’s just another routine check.

Red white and blue lights blaze the sky like it’s the 4th Day of July, but it’s not the 4th Day of July, it’s a Friday night in the Winter! F*ck firecrackers – these crackers fire at n*ggas!

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Happy Indepedence Day America

JESSICA & EMILY

Posted in Art, By Yours Truly, Photography by junaverse on June 4, 2009
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POKEPUNS

Posted in Comedy, Pop Culture by junaverse on June 2, 2009

These are so corny, they’re hilarious. Finally built up a bloggable collection.

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