Archive for April, 2012
(April 27–Carrier Dome) “As an aspiring electron and atom splitter (musician) the 2012 Block Party experience changed my life. After the first group, here I thought, viagra crowds can be really stiff towards opening acts. The next band had good charisma, but just weren’t my deal.
Then I witnessed the potency of mind control through the repetition of synthetic bass-lines and the amazing anticipation. Headliner DJ Kaskade muted the drums and raised the atmospheric pads, they dropped 55 oversized balloons from the rafters, amped the kaleidoscope on the jumbotrons and eventually brought the bass back in full effect, the entire student body (regardless of ethnicity, gender or dress code) became one.
Brother Maars is down with Kaskade.
I just wish they turned his mic turned up for the occasional thoughts he dropped on the crowd, which wasn’t packed for a college show, but had about the same attendance of a large club. All in all I consider myself blessed to have had witnessed the continuous two-hour set of DJ Kaskade in his first appearance at Syracuse University.”
City living advocate Edward Glaeser visited yesterday and spoke about the joys and pains of cities. He advocated that cities are great places to be poor and great places to be rich at the same time. During his book signing, he was overheard telling one member of the Syracuse community that despite the success of Triumph of the City, his next book will probably be more of an academic versus a popular text.
SIF Board of Advisory Member Odetta Norton, a student at Univ. of Miami Law School, recently did work at Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica as part of an international collaboration and independent study.
Comedian, actor and former VJ Joe Clair (aka Cleezy) brought humor and but also a generous dose of reality to the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse yesterday during the Rap It Up event. He talked about a family member being HIV positive and having to take 30 pills a day for the past 20 years to maintain. At the same time he said, those same medicines can do damage to the body.
As a moderator a panel that included Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow, adolescent helath specialist Dr. Jeri Dyson and singer Sammie, Clair kept it real by enlightening and entertaining the crowd, young and old, with sobering statistics and the need for prevention of sexually-trasmitted diseases.
“Some of these disease do not have symptoms,” Clair said. “That’s why you need to get tested.”
Below hear Dr. Dyson talk about diseases that do not go away.
The show featured collections from Papaya Clothing, try Real NY, try Boom Babies, Collar Candy, Kreemo as well as pieces by designers Dejuan Hightower (representing Downstate), Kim, Kid Dangerous, and Bilaya Jackson (representing Upstate). Several students also presented their work on the runway.