Thursday, March 24, 2011

TWESTIVAL BEIRUT 2011

c'est tonight, le TWESTIVAL BEIRUT.. in case you haven't heard, this year's TWESTIVAL BEIRUT is supporting the FAIRE FACE NGO and all funds will go to support the Breast Cancer cause via offering psychological help for women with cancer and free mammography.
1. check http://beirut.twestival.com/ for more details
2. hop on to http://www.antoineonline.com/Article.aspx?id=8 to check out limited edition Ts for TWESTIVAL BEIRUT 2011 --
3.buy my T  : )


see you at the afterparty [ taking place TONIGHT March 24th from 8 pm till 2 am at Ferdinand, Hamra ]

Monday, March 14, 2011

أنا مع السلاح

yesterdaie [march14-1] there was a demonstration.
they wanted lebanese civilians to be disarmed. they were all chaniting NO to السلاح -- and technically, that might be valid. but todaie, i had an epiphany. you see. i want a gun. and i don't want to fight israel with it. i want it to be totallyموجه إلى الداخل ..
if i come across a car on reverse in a roundabout, i want to shoot it. if someone tells me they will be back in five minutes then come back tomorrow, i want to shoot it. if my internet remains this slow, i want to find the one responsible and shoot it. when the grocery store in front of my place uses my parking space as its own, i want to shoot it. when the electrical current goes off and annihilates the 0.5MB download that has been taking forever anyways, i want to shoot it. you see, i probably want to shoot you too. i want to go 7 ايار on every it that needs one. i want to shoot everything. because this is SO not ok.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shelter - The XX


I find shelter
In this way
Undercover
Hide away
Can you hear
When I say
I have never
Felt this way

Maybe I had said
Something that was wrong
Can I make it better
With the lights turned on

Could I be
Was I there
It felt so crystal
In the air
I still want to drown
Whenever you leave
Please teach me gently
How to breathe

And I'll cross oceans
Like never before
So you can feel the way I feel it too
I'll mirror images back at you
So you can see the way I feel it too

Maybe I had said
Something that was wrong
Can I make it better
With the lights turned on

Maybe I had said
Something that was wrong
Can I make it better
With the lights turned on

Friday, March 4, 2011

february was nice to me.

1. My flooring is almost done
2. Fetish Systems got replublished and will be in the market next Tuesdaie (but let's leave that to when March will be good to me)
3. I got the coolest review in the world! Here you go:

This book is not only daring and courageous; it is also beautifully written, powerful, and difficult to categorize within established literary genres.  It is also impossible to forget.

The work seems to function as an autobiographical account that reminds the reader of a love letter, written without regard to time, space, chronology or traditional (expected?) plot development.  The result could have easily been chaotic and alienating (and it is, but in an empowering way), yet Majzoub's style of writing keeps the reader interested, curious, often uneasy, but always fully involved in the 'narrative.'  We often feel courted by the lyrical quality of the work and the questions that arise--centering on narrating the self, on questioning the alleged impotence that seems to define the work as a whole--ultimately leads the reader to turn inward in an attempt to recuperate the validity of one's own "fetish system."

I absolutely recommend this book and its author, Raafat Majzoub, seems destined for greatness.  The only cautionary remark I would make is to toss your inhibitions and pre-expectations aside and to approach this book, perhaps like its jilted lover, in a manner that will enable you to go on a journey that begins nowhere, and ends nowhere.  This voyage to and from nowhere is worthwhile, to say the least, and the work as a whole--written by one of Lebanon's most promising young authors--will leave you deliberately uneasy, cleansed, transfixed and transformed.

Ramzi Salti, Ph.D.
Stanford University

http://author32.blogspot.com/  < POP CULTURE IN THE ARAB WORLD
4. A little birdie told me that something nice's gonna post a review of Fetish Systems