Janelle Monae performing "Violet Stars Happy Hunting/Many Moons"


Seeing Janelle Monae is believing Janelle Monae.

I knew there were a few people taping Sunday’s show from the audience, so I was really happy when I got hipped to this video taken by dragonsmuse.  What you’ll see here is someone who’s not worried about maintaining her "cool".  No, she’s going all out.  And we loved her for it.

Thanks go out to Eric Perl for giving me a heads up about this video and a couple of others that dragonsmuse shot during the show. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • http://eperl.myphotoalbum.com ep

    man, i was glad to find somebody who got better video than the short, shaky efforts i made. all props to dragonsmuse.

    the next quest: someone who did a similarly great job at the Badu show in Brooklyn. i was at that one, too, and she was her usual funkified, soulful, brilliant self.


  • http://www.youtube.com/user/dragonsmuse Aileen aka Dragonsmuse

    It was so hard to keep myself from jumping up and down. She’s so awesome. That was the second time I had seen her live. I saw her again at the Bowery during CMJ. A-Maz-Ing. No video of that sadly.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/robfields Rob Fields

    Thanks for sharing these videos, as well as your thoughts, Aileen!

Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...