Posts Written On October 06, 2011

Restoration Rocks Music Festival

October 8, 2011
12PM -5PM

Save the Date for our premier presenting event, Restoration Rocks on October 8, 2011. Entering its fifth year, Restoration Rocks is a FREE day-long music concert of some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage. Artist line up for 2011 will be announced soon. Restoration Rocks is a part of the Bed Stuy Alive events.  Click here for a list of Bed Stuy Alive Events!

Live Performances by
Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res)
Pharoahe Monach
and many more!

Special Appearance by
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Featuring Mos Def

Past Artists

Tamar- Kali
Jean Grae
Cubic Zirconia
DJ Remarkable

Toshi Reagon and BIG Lovely
Blitz the Ambassador
John Forte
Jesse Boyking
Qool DJ Marv
Hard Hittin’ Harry

Manchild Black
Tamar- Kali
DJ Rainy

Red Lights to RIO
Tamar- Kali
Martha Redbone
Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe
Shrine for the Black Madonna
Game Rebellion
DJ Rainy
Dubstin Brothers

Restoration Rocks 2010 from Clarisa James on Vimeo.


I Get Faded @jackflawless

“I get faded baby, watch the line-up, ain’t it crazy baby”

I Get Faded (Official Music Video)

Featuring Jack Flawless 

Produced by: Boi-1da

Directed by: Chuck Ortiz

Jack Flawless did good on this one, I’ve been listening to it ever since it landed in my inbox. What do you think????

Thanks to Marvin for sharing this with us!

Make sure you download The Flawless Files!

peace and love



Review: New @Facebook Timeline

The other night I began telling my roommate about my Cover Photo on Facebook’s new Timeline (which I got early through the developers’ page) and was met with a blank stare…

She’s pretty up on things, so I was surprised that she hadn’t heard about the major changes to FB, which are set to launch publicly some time this month (exact date is unknown due to FB’s ongoing court battle with

Many people may have thought the recent changes to the News Feed and the addition of the real-time “ticker” that began rolling out on September 20 were the extent to what FB had in store for us–but indeed, our friends at FB have much bigger plans up their sleeves!

The new Timeline is a completely redesigned FB page, which chronologically lists all your activity on FB since you joined and even allows you to fill in your life story all the way from birth (in case you have a massive amount of idle time on your hands).

At first I was annoyed when I heard the news.  Who is FB to dredge up the past several years of my life and put it on display for all to see?  But after perusing my new Timeline, I was pleased with my relatively conservative ways on FB–basically, I’ve never posted anything I wouldn’t want my friends, family, “not-my-real-friends,” and colleagues to see, anyway!

However, if perhaps you were an over-sharer and one point and have since tightened up your sharing habits, you might have a bit of cleanup to do once you get the new Timeline!

I really like the Cover Photo, which is a combination of your profile photo and a larger cover photo.  This allows increased creativity and options for personalizing your page. Mashable recently highlighted some really cool Covers Photos.

And here’s mine!

If you’re an early adopter, you’ll have to do it by hand, but I’m sure that within a couple weeks of the public launch there will be tons of Cover Photo generators to do the work for you.

Overall, I think the new Timeline is pretty cool.  It has a neat, sleek layout and it was actually quite nice to take a stroll down memory lane.  It is a little more complicated, but you do have control over the privacy settings for just about every individual post (and settings from your current page do not change with the new Timeline).

What are your thoughts?  Does anyone have the new Timeline?  If so, feel free to share a link to your Cover Photo in the comments section.


kisses, Olisa




Why I Love @LanaDelRey

Indie-beauty Lana Del Rey is getting ready for her hits, ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans,’ to be released on October 9. Lizzy Grant, her real name, has influences such as Nina Simone, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and many more.

Have you seen her hit YouTube video?

The smoky sounding singer became a star online when she posted her music video. Growing up in Lake Placid, NY, Lana Del Rey has made a place for herself in the world. Remember the name and voice ‘cause this girl isn’t going anywhere.

‘Follow’ Lana Del Rey on Twitter and ‘Like’ her on Facebook.