YouTube videos from the DC Manifest Hope Gallery Party
|| 1/19/2009 || 11:59 pm || Comments Off on YouTube videos from the DC Manifest Hope Gallery Party || ||
Near the end of Moby’s DJ set at the Manifest Hope DC gallery Inauguration party, I spotted the security guard first tell another security guard to tell a dancer to calm down, then she starts getting jiggy wid it.
I saw that the crowd was having a good time dancing to De La Soul at the DC Manifest Hope gallery and decided to record the crowd participation.
Photos from the DC Manifest Hope Gallery Party
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My friend from Los Angeles who was in town for the inaugural festivities invited to attend the Manifest Hope Gallery party this evening. After hearing that Moby, De La Soul, and Santogold were performing and it was an invite-only party, I was quite excited. It turns out that although she had tickets, she opted to volunteer for the event, so as her guest I also volunteered for most of the party. All I did was stand next to a wall and guard the artwork and tell people not lean on the wall. It was pretty easy and I took quite a few breaks to dance, look at the art, and say hello to my friends who were also at the party. I think the highlight of the party was when one of my friends gave me an extra ticket to the swearing in ceremony tomorrow at the Capitol.
Below are a couple pictures I took of the party:
Interviewed on MSNBC this morning
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not me in the background…
This morning after I woke up and turned on the TV, I noticed that someone in the background was holding up one of the “Yes We Can – DC Statehood Now!” posters (above). I decided remove my poster from the window and head down to the Mall to see if I could join the person. After I arrived it turned out that the person had already left, but fortunately the crowd was pretty thin around filming area and I was able to go right up to the fence and hold up my sign. Around 10am David Shuster went outside and interviewed different people around the fence and eventually came up to me. He let me speak about DC statehood for about 15 seconds on live TV! It was quite rewarding to say the least! I ended up staying around the fence holding up the sign for the next 3 hours and left when I started to get hungry. I hope to get the footage shortly and when I do, I’ll post it here.
Two photos from the We Are One concert on the National Mall
|| 1/18/2009 || 11:16 pm || Comments Off on Two photos from the We Are One concert on the National Mall || ||
Today I went down to the National Mall to check out the opening ceremonies of the Inauguration of Barack Obama. I twittered that I had never seen the Mall so full! While I didn’t really catch much of the concert it was quite cool seeing so many people on the Mall.
Welcome to DC, we have no vote, we have no voice.
|| 1/17/2009 || 3:07 pm || Comments Off on Welcome to DC, we have no vote, we have no voice. || ||
I spotted these prints by “Hear Our Voice” outside of the Convention Center today. They all mention something about DC’s lack of representation in Congress. My favorite one features Michelle Obama and says “Michelle Obama rocks the mic. DC has no mic.” Read more about these posters here.
SMSishing Scam – Continued
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Last month I discovered a SMSishing scam that was hitting many DC area residents. Over the last few days I’ve received two more fraudulent messages trying to get me to call a number to turn my ATM card back on.
The first said:
Notice! / This is an automated message from Lafayette Federal Credit Union. Your ATM card has been suspended. To reactivate call urgent at 866-506-0288.
The second said:
ApplicationCenter / This is an automated message from Lafayette F.C.U. .Your ATM card has been suspended.To reactivate call urgent at 1-567-248-8594
I can only wonder how many people fell for this scam?
YouTube Video of Newschannel 8’s coverage of the “YES WE CAN – DC STATEHOOD NOW” poster
|| 1/15/2009 || 11:50 pm || Comments Off on YouTube Video of Newschannel 8’s coverage of the “YES WE CAN – DC STATEHOOD NOW” poster || ||
I was able to snag this video from the Newschannel 8 website and upload to YouTube. I know its not quite legal, but neither is being denied representation in Congress.
Below is the text of the article:
Georgetown Quilt #5
|| 1/14/2009 || 11:07 pm || Comments Off on Georgetown Quilt #5 || ||
: rendered at 9,000 X 6,000 :
Its been awhile since I’ve made a map, so I decided to revisit Georgetown. When making this map, I tried to center the focus on the intersection of M Street & Wisconsin Ave. I was able to do this more easily because I started with a smaller piece of aerial photography than I normally work with.
View the Google Map of the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, DC
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View the rest of the details:
DC Mayor Adrian Fenty & Comedian Bill Cosby on Meet The Press
|| 1/12/2009 || 1:40 pm || Comments Off on DC Mayor Adrian Fenty & Comedian Bill Cosby on Meet The Press || ||
DC Mayor Adrian Fenty & comedian Bill Cosby were guests on NBC’s “Meet The Press” yesterday. At the start of this video clip David Gregory asks Fenty about Washington, DC’s preparation for the Inauguration, then Gregory shows footage of Barack Obama at Ben’s Chili Bowl (a few blocks from my house), and then Fenty and Bill Cosby joke about hot dogs. At one point, Mayor Fenty quips that Bill Cosby said that Barack Obama hasn’t earned free food at Ben’s Chili Bowl yet.