My friend Jamie Aguirre who you can visit here and here posted this wonderful Sarah Jones video for TED on my facebook page.Jones asks to what extent do we self construct?[ted id=http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/527]I feel like a little kid in a candy store, really, I do.Here is another Sarah Jones video.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmaWDCH2tBg]Have I mentioned how amazing I think she is?Thanks Jamie!
El Rio’s got The Hebrew Mamita’s back in the Bay Area, f’sho!
Hidary’s ability to discuss her Jewish identity and experiences while talkin’ hella mad shit is amazing. She’s a kindred spirit to my Ghetto Frida project. After watching the videos on her youtube page I didn’t hesitate for a minute to head over to the official Hebrew Mamita online store and purchase her CD. She describes the album as “not appropriate for young children but spectacular for adults with flava!” a line I’m kicking myself for not coming up with.El Rio’s got The Hebrew Mamita’s back in the Bay Area, f’sho!
The YouTube video below is the Puerto Rican Jewess's riff on "Ga Bless You Ma." For those of you innocents, this is a common enough phrase slung at female passerby by tigueritos hanging out on the street corners of Washington Heights and other New York City 'hoods. And just in case you think I can't spell, there's nothing religious about the phrase...at least not when you say it like that.You might want to prepare for the video by rereading my earlier blog posts, "Hispanic Woman Walking" and "My Mother Wore Tight Pants".