I'm Shandi. I hope you like it here. I don't say much with words...but instead I speak to you with music, images, and by showing you everything i love in art and fashion. if you follow me, i will follow back and we can feed off of eachother. i love comments and feedback. thank you for coming. please stay.
Meditate lately? You should....here's how if you didn't know already and below is some great meditation music.
I don't go to church on Sundays. I have identified as a buddhist for several years now. Kusala Bhikshu is a buddhist monk who lives and works at the International Buddhist Meditation Center in LA. I listen to his podcasts, watch his videos, and read his talks...he has been sort of a spiritual guide for me.
If you are buddhist, or are interested in buddhist philosophy and such...you should really check him out...he is really good at helping western born people relate and understand buddhism and how to implement buddhist teaching into modern life.
Here is a video of Rev. Kusala giving a talk on Karma...this is part 1 of 4...the rest can be found on youtube.com.
My ISPwireless router laptop...uh I don't know, whatever...something has not been working lately so in my absence from Into The Ninth this past week...I have been watching lots of TV and movies. I watched this BBC documentary yesterday called Man On Wire on the Sundance Channel.
I cried and laughed and all that...it's a wonderful story of passion, love, determination and following your dreams no matter how crazy they are! Nothing is impossible! Watching this little cute frenchman walk across a wire suspended from one of the twin towers to the other was visually stunning.
That man has got some gigantic balls.
It was such a great movie. Pierre (pictured above) is such an interesting man and his passion for wire walking was really beautiful to me. He's a great storyteller too. Check it out!
You can dowload the movie on itunes for $14.99 or rent it for $3.99.
Spanx is making swimwear now! Fucking yay! They're a little pricey but they're worth it if you're like me and you wont go to the pool or the beach because your post baby body is not as "perfect" as it used to be and all the other "slimming" swim wear looks like grandma's bathing suit from 1964, ya dig?
My favorite is above but there are a bunch of really cute suits to choose from.
February’s Dazed & Confused highlights the trend of sportswear inspired pieces in a 10 page spread photographed by Karim Sadli. With the aide of stylist Karen Langley, Saldi captures Valerija Kelava looking beautifully sullen in looks from Chloé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Balenciaga.
...actually today, but you get the point.
If you know anything about dance, you know Mia Michaels...I happen to be an uber fan of SYTYCD and she's a very popular choreographer for the show. Recently, she's resigned from the American version of the show so I was happy to find a routine she's done for Canada's SYTYCD called "This Moment". It's so beautiful...like a New World tribal dance around a neon fire...love it.
This next video, "Hurra is a film about who you are", created by Danish artist and movie director, Sidse Carstens and is part of the VideoVideo project related to one of my FAVORITE bands NEPHEW and their new album Denmarkdenmark.
Film director Michael Noer picked 12 visual artists to interpret one song each. The artists were granted complete artistic freedom. Members of the band appear in some of the videos.
This song is one of my favorites from the new album. By the way, if you haven't already, download NEPHEW's new album on itunes...most of their lyrics are in Dutch with English thrown in at just the right time...I promise you'll love their music. Click on the link below after you watch the video and download their album (check out their last album too)!
My most reccommended tracks: "Police Bells & Church Sirens", "007 Is Also Gonna Die", "Mexico Ligger I Spanien", and "Igen & Igen &".
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