20071130

the scariest thing i've ever seen .



no fuckin lie .
okay , take a second to grasp what ur seein .
now
read this swipe :

Indonesian ‘tree man’ has bark-like growths
Doctor hopes to treat rare skin condition that causes warty roots

MSNBC
updated 10:59 a.m. PT, Fri., Nov. 30, 2007

An Indonesian man suffering from a rare skin condition that causes his body to be covered with tree-like growths may soon get help from an American doctor, according to a report in the British newspaper the Telegraph.

Dede, 35, who has gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, has baffled medical experts since the warty "roots" began appearing after he injured himself as a teenager.

But dermatology expert Dr. Anthony Gaspari, a specialist in immunology and skin allergies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, told the newspaper that he can treat the condition.



After testing samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, Gaspari, who examined the villager as part of a documentary, concluded that the infection is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a fairly common condition that usually causes small warts to develop in the genital area.

However, a genetic flaw has prevented Dede's immune system from controlling the warts, allowing the virus to produce a substance that caused cutaneous horns on his feet and hands, the newspaper reports.

Because of a genetic condition the Indonesian villager's immune system can't fight off a virus which causes massive bark-like growths.

Gaspari told the newspaper that a course of synthetic vitamin A should clear up most of the massive warts and root-like tendrils that have left Dede unable to work.

Although the medical treatment won't give him a normal body, the growths should shrink enough that Dede could use his hands, the doctor told the Telegraph.

Despite his genetic condition, the villager has been otherwise healthy and has two children, ages 16 and 18. However, his wife has left him and his children have been brought up by extended family nearby, according to the paper.

The Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said that an Indonesian medical team would cooperate with Gaspari, but the minister also reportedly criticized the Discovery Channel, who produced the TV documentary, for exploiting the villager.

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wear those condoms , kids .

20071129



how do you mask ur pain ?
like , when the walls start closin in & there's no immediate solution for ur sadness . like , when it's hard to fake a smile . like , when it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel even tho u know it's there . u just lapse in good emotional judgment & succumb to ur emotions because that's the human thing to do , but in actuality they say it's not healthy so . . .
how do u mask ur humanity ?
i guess u just say "fuck it" , smile anyway , & hope to center that sadness in yoga .
nobody loves a crybaby . they only want to see u happy . cuz consistent happiness is realistic .
so they say . so , cheers to that .

J*DaVeY vs HEAVy ?



no .

but i came across this interview that we did with the philly weekly & it's a little strange . why do journalists need to pit artists against one another ? J*DaVeY & HEAVy are two separate entities that are both fresh & unique in this bland musical spectrum . why spend half the article on how we feel about each other ? is that even relevant to our massive amounts of talent ? no . i guess it's simply "fascinatin news" ? whatever . peep the swipe :

POWER OF SOUL


photo credit: ALEX FINE

Funk Punks

Two black groups think outside one box, are put inside another.

by Craig D. Lindsey



There are two music groups on two separate sides of the country, and both consist of one guy and one girl. Both met up back when they were teenagers. And both are a copy editor’s worst nightmare, spelling their names in ways that are downright wacky: J*DaVeY and HEAVy.

At first glance you suspect these two groups are following in the same pattern as boy/girl musical unions like Eurythmics, Everything but the Girl, Groove Theory or even the Captain & Tennille. There’s the girl at the mike, the guy behind the keys. Now, let’s start to dancin’!

But it isn’t just all about churning out club grooves with these two. Both J*DaVeY and HEAVy subscribe to the belief that R&B and rap aren’t the only cornerstones of black music. They believe New Wave, electro, synth-pop and even punk can be done—and done well—by those with a darker skin tone.

J*DaVeY are practically making it their mission to spotlight their eclectic influences. When the L.A.-based pair did a guest DJ set on my favorite public-radio show Chocolate City a few months back, they played David Bowie, Brian Eno, New Order, the Stooges and a bootleg track from Prince. And how did the listeners react? “People were actually really into it, which was cool,” says vocalist Jack Davey. “We were happy about that. Somebody called and thought we were from London.”

Davey, along with her music man Brook D’Leau, have been indie darlings for several years now, dropping their own New Wave soul bombs from the City of Angels. New Wave soul—that’s a good way of putting it, right? “We’re still finding out as the days progress,” says D’Leau with a laugh. “It’s definitely becoming dance- and electronic-oriented, but there are so many other facets and elements incorporated into it.”


The group’s fresh sound has gotten them attention from Warner Bros., which has them working on an album for an early 2008 release. “The label came to us,” says Davey. “It wasn’t like we were out, you know, searching for a label to find us. That was never our intent. We were content for a while with just doing what we do. And if it came along, then great. We went along with it.”

HEAVy—residing way over on the other side of the country in South Jamaica, Queens, New York—also have a record deal. Indie label BBE just released their first full-length JAzzmonEY$$ in October. The album’s title is based on a long and complicated dream lead singer Nicky Guiland once had, and has the same electronic, synth, retro vibe as the band’s West Coast counterparts.

“It’s not that we were going for that sound for this album. That’s just who we are,” says producer/keyboardist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin. “I mean, we’re ’80s babies, you know? We grew up when pop had substance.”

Both parties are aware of each other and their respective music (both have mutual friends), but they’ve never crossed paths. They also aren’t looking to start some East Coast/West Coast, Biggie/Tupac beef.

“I’ve heard their music before, and honestly, I don’t think we sound alike” says Davey. “I don’t think we’re to be compared. I think the only reason people compare us is because we’re black kids who are doing something that isn’t urban music. So people automatically want to pit us against each other. It’s not even like that.

“We respect what they do. We’re just glad that more black artists are going out on a limb and doing something different and actually being bold enough to break through this monotonous shit and still do well. And they’re independent, and they’re doing very well.”

Those kooky HEAVy kids take the comparisons way less seriously. “I’m just like Jack Davey,” says Guiland, inciting a huge laugh from Benjamin. “I look just like her. We’re actually twins.”

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maybe me , brook , casey , & nicky should form a quartet , since we're practically the same band . or so a lot of u seem to say . regardless , keep rockin it HEAVy !
&
we'll do the same .

20071121

saturday bonet .

we get together
&
the champagne starts flowin
&
we instantly go into photoshoot mode .





















all the other photos are bein locked away in the vault . wouldn't u like to see ? maybe if u beg hard enough . . .

photos courtesy of the 3rd bonet sister , tianna michelle .

friday night wonder .



some random mattress in some random alley in echo parque holmes . . .

20071120

dear james spooner :

u genuinely blew my mind last night . my fingers are double crossed .

damn .
alls u gotta do is put what u want out into the universe & it will always manifest .
yes yes
i'm even gonna cross my toes . . .

pls stay tuned .

20071115

"go fuck yourself san diego ."

oops .
i mean , "stay classy san diego" . u know . ron burgundy style .
anywho
we (the J*DaVeY quartet) are san diego bound as we are set to do a show tonight at the house of blues with american rag & filter mag . if i had more details i woulda promoted it a lil more , but i'm simply a paid musician who gets paid to show up rather than promote . so . yeah . we're only in town for a few hours & it should be a good time . pics to follow . . . . .

20071114

the J*DaVeY experience !



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be a part of our growth . we're almost there . . .

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20071109

they need ur love ! . . .

& support . so come on out .



this Is A Fundraising Event for Han Cholo and Kutmah. all Proceeds made this evening will go towards helping them replace what was lost in that unfortunate fire. door Donation is $10 this Friday only. SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE WILL BE HAPPENING ALSO SO Please Bring Extra Cash!!!
LOTS OF COOL STUFF WILL BE AVAILABLE!

if you would like to find out how you can contribute more to this effort please contact: info@noellescaggsmusic.com

Additional Non-Monetary Donations are Welcome.

20071108

i always fall vic to watchin my bf & his friends play video games . i don't mind at all , but i never understand what the point is . they bust their asses to beat certain games , but there's no real reward . tis the reason why girls don't get into video games too tough . what's the payoff ? what do we get for winnin a madden 07 superbowl ? sorry boys . sheer victory & the chance to gloat to our friends simply is not enough . thankfully , matt & trey feel this sentiment :



hilarious . gotta love u video game lovin boys .

for your next movie night :



i recommend a brian de palma film , "body double" , starring craig wasson & melanie griffith . crazy thriller / mystery film . pretty trippy , but very entertainin . what i like most is the portrayal of 80s los angeles , & melanie griffith's performance is totally rad .



check it & lemme know what u think .

the reincarnation of a goddess ?

please tell me you read about this :



*SWIPE*

BANGALORE, India (AP) - A grueling, 24-hour-long operation to remove the extra limbs of a 2-year-old Indian girl born with four arms and four legs was a success, doctors announced Wednesday.

The girl, named Lakshmi, has been revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. She was born joined to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in her mother's womb. The surviving fetus absorbed limbs, kidneys and other body parts of the undeveloped fetus.

A team of more than 30 physicians removed Lakshmi's extra limbs, salvaged her organs, and rebuilt her pelvis area, Dr. Sharan Patil said from a hospital in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

"Beyond our expectations, the reconstruction worked wonderfully well," said Patil, the lead orthopedic surgeon during the operation.

The complications for Lakshmi's surgery were myriad: She was born with four kidneys, entangled nerves, two stomach cavities and two chest cavities. She has not been able stand up or walk.

The surgery also included separating the fused spines, Patil said. "Every step was successful. There was no setback whatsoever."

Physicians had anticipated an especially difficult challenge would be rebuilding Lakshmi's pelvis, but that went smoothly also.

"We were able to bring the pelvic bones together successfully, which takes away the need for another procedure," Patil said.

Children born with deformities in deeply traditional rural parts of India, like the remote village in the northern state of Bihar that Lakshmi hails from, are often viewed as reincarnated gods. The young girl is no different - she is named after the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth.

"Everybody considers her a goddess at our village," said her father, Shambhu, who goes by one name. "All this expenditure has happened to make her normal. So far, everything is fine."

Others sought to make money from Lakshmi. Her parents kept her in hiding after a circus apparently tried to buy the girl, they said.

Patil said Lakshmi's family was "overwhelmed," and they expected to see her Wednesday afternoon.

Doctors at Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore said the child was popular among staff and patients. The hospital's foundation paid for the operation because the family could not afford the bills.

"She's a very cute girl," hospital spokeswoman Dr. Patil Mamatha said. "She's very playful and gets along well with others."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

. . . pretty trippy , huh ?

double dose of halloween .

i've never really been the halloween costume type , but this year i got all into it . on the saturday before halloween , me & some friends decided to hit a few house parties .

yours truly & mr schoolhouse went as cleopatra & super (not king , but super) tut . hilarious .


guy was a preggo nun . . .


grant stuffed his dick (& some tootsie rolls) inna box . . .


wait a minute . . . is that dolly parton ?


oh . it's just noa with balloons stuffed in her shirt !




we hit a party in los feliz for a bit . . .


count chocula was there . . .




the music was good so we cut a lil rug . . .




then we were off to silverlake for another random fiesta .










wow , that bottle of jack sure did get around !


awesome . . .






as if saturday night wasn't enough halloween fun for the year , wednesday came & finished the debauchery quite nicely . the standard rooftop downtown looked as if a confetti bomb had exploded . the floor was slippery from all the drinks that were spilled . the place was at capacity an hour after doors opened . one friend of mine said she stood in line for 2 hours !



huh ?


oh . it's just a priest , grace jones , & that guy with his dick inna box .











kurtmah cobain .




"go go gadget . . ."


umm . . .

daniel stesson & the greykid . . .













the best costume of the night !

that girl with the fanny pack & the jheri curl wig is in fact a white girl dressed in dark brown makeup from head to toe . talk about bein committed to a friggin costume !

i chose not to rock my cleopatra costume on wednesday night cuz d'leau & i went as "night of the livin J*DaVeY . it took us forever to peel / scrub that makeup off .

looks like a dead socket tumi got a lil action from a hot dominatrix .








i had fake blood comin outta nose for days .






creepy , huh ? well , i hope you had as much fun as i did .

*photos courtesy of grant lau aka the guy with the box on his dick*