@lonnieholleysuniverse goes Black Moses in Chicago tonight. His new album is a masterpiece and came out on Friday. @graceland_cemetery @atlasobscura #lonnieholley
"Please spit chew in wastebasket NOT in urinal thank you" Went to rural Nebraska for one day.
I love you Grandma Mehri. So sad to see you go. Thank you for your late night feasts and sour cherry jam when we arrived in Tehran for the summer. You mastered the Persian arts of getting the best price, winning at cards, and hiding things throughout the house. You made me feel safe - you protected the grandchildren fiercely. You drove a car without power steering in the chaos of Tehran well into your 70s, and managed to look glamorous when strange twists of history brought you to an Iowa area WalMart in your 80s. My favorite memory is you falling asleep on my shoulder, and you told me a favorite memory was me sleeping on your chest as a baby. So much love. RIP.
BTS from the @lonnieholleysuniverse shoot. I was so impressed by the energy, vision, drive, and confidence bursting from the young artists we met in Atlanta (and we met people constantly). @neshanycee walked up to @charlesautumn and I while we were filming and said "I don't mean to freak you out, but it looks like you're shooting with a Transformer!...what up?" She had such a good look and right there with no prep or second thoughts she shared some wisdom on camera and agreed to help the project when she returned from New Orleans. @huggntreez , whose art you see in this picture and in the video, we also met in an ATL parking lot. We're in the middle of shooting and suddenly Lonnie is gone, checking out canvases from the back of his car. "Cyrus, take down this man's number" he told me. When we decided to build a juke joint and throw a space vision concert party for the song Wanna Dance (thanks to @groceryonhome for building and supplying all the props), we figured we'd just start inviting the people we'd met around town. @queensonamission007 joined that day, and the video is the result of all these people, most of them artists in their own right, coming together to celebrate and appreciate Lonnie and what he's managed to do. Many of them didn't know his work before, but there was a major exchange of inspiration both ways. I know people all over the world who would be envious of the private concert/sermon this crowd brought out of Lonnie that day. Damn. I love it. #atl #atlanta #atlantaartist #lonnievision @jagjaguwar @moonshinepost @bnugz_
Out today from @jagjaguwar -- I had the chance to direct a video for my favorite musician, the great @lonnieholleysuniverse with a cast and crew of friends and loved ones including @bnugz_ @groceryonhome @charlesautumn @colbiedopeaf.
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Very special thanks to Edeliegba Senior Dance Ensemble, Mr Eddie Tigner and band, @neshanycee (say it twice) and all the dopeaf audience members, @homegrownga for the food, JP at @moonshinepost for the color, and the crew at @schoolofhumans for all the support. Dig it!
In #Portland, home of the not-so-rare N.American bearded manchild, showing our family wedding film from the Western Sahara tomorrow (9.4 @cst.pdx 7:30pm) and in #Seattle Wednesday (9.5 @nwfilmforum 8pm). Hangin at #MississippiRecords all day today with the great Toody Cole for the #deadmoon book launch. Walking around in Portland's smoky harsh light takin pics of hard working scrap trucks.
#35mm The great pianist and singer Theotis Taylor at age 91. Mr. Taylor built a church on the large property he owns in southern Georgia, and the whole place glowed as the sun went down. "You know the best part?" he asked when I complimented the place, "It's paid for." From our film shoot with @lonnieholleysuniverse •
#filmphotography #35mmfilm #theotistaylor
#tb 35mm film photos. Last year this time I was in Ikaria with people I love very much. I was listening to Alice Coltrane at top volume on the ferry, enjoying it so much (and so visibly) that a group of Spanish kids came up and said "sorry but we must ask what are you listening to?" I put the headphones on for them and they got it. @dformidoni did too. We played her music all summer (and this summer too). Thinking of Greece in the wildfires, and all the people who can't travel between islands at will.
#35mmfilm #filmphotography #alicecoltrane #portrait #greece