BURST ROCK ALWAYS KEEPS IT POPPIN'

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10 things you must know about BURST ROCK!

Q. How & when did you get involved in popping? Breaking?
A. I’ve been dancing all my life but I really got involved in the lifestyle around 94/95. That is when I went full force with PopLocking I tried breaking but it really wasn’t for me I wanted to be different from everyone else you ever heard the saying don’t be a follower be a leader well I’m a leader and I always will be it’s in my blood.

Q. What crews are you a part of and which ones are you the founders of?
A. I represent The World Famous Funny Bones Crew an Soul 2 Soul Bboys I’m co founder of the FunnyBones Crew along with my Brother Warlock we Established FBC in 2002 and I’m the founder of Soul 2 Soul Bboys I started that crew in 1997 if you wanna learn more about the history pick up the STREET LEVEL DVD it will tell you everything you need to no about our crew and then some.


Q. What videos, movies, commercials, TV. shows have you been featured in?
A. WOW where do I start I’ve been blessed to do many big things in my life and I’m still doing big things which is pretty crazy cuz not everyone can still be active in the scene, whether it be the Hollywood scene or my personal favorite the Street Scene, for 10 plus yrs I’m still doing it… lol but I’m best know for my Levis Super bowl commercial in 2002 I’ve also done Commercials for Sprite, McDonalds, Nissan, Pepsi, Nike, Xbox 360 and a few others I’ve also been on a few music videos with artist like Fergie and Swizz Beats My homies 2Tone,Oso Vicious ,Nikki D, Concrete, Midget Loko and the list goes on.. lol TV Shows to many to name I will say this be on the look out for my new movie I’m coming out in called “Filly Brown” Ft Tronic ,Pandora and along with other members from FBC and S2S.

4. What is your mission in the dance world?
A. To make FUNNYBONES CREW AND SOUL2SOUL BBOYS a house hold name….lol and to take over every state we have members in. FBC is growing like crazy and making mad noise everywhere we go so I hope FBC is the crew that inspires you to do you we tell it like it is not like it ain’t…

5. What message would you like to relay to all dancers out there?
A. Don’t believe the hype you do you and that’s all that matters stop trying to look like some else and be yourself there’s to many look a likes out there. make your own path

6. Who is your OG/Teacher? Do you have one?
A. I don’t have an OG!!! I pretty much did my own thing but my cuzn thought me the basics of popping “Joe Ramos” and I went from there I never had a teacher the streets taught me what I know and I just put my life into my dance. If I had to pick someone it would be my brother WARLOCK for a few reasons but that’s a whole nother subject.. FBC all day!

7. What dance inspires you the most? Bboying? Popping? Ballet?
A. haha Of course POPLOCKING but I’m a fan of BBoying cuz I come from that and I always will.

8. Where does your inspiration stem from?
A. My mom, dad and most of all my daughter pretty much my whole family and friends I wanna show everyone if you have a dream follow it cuz dreams do come true it takes time and hard work but they come true as long as you work at it.

9. Do you teach regularly? Where & when?
A. Yes I teach at the Jv Dance center every Monday and I teach everywhere else they higher me to…

10. Who is your all time favorite dancer?
A. I don’t have one!!!! But if I had to pick it would be all the members in FunnyBones an Soul2Soul BboysS..

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Tracy Lee Stum

{Tracy Lee Stum is an internationally recognized talent who’s versatile and exceptional abilities excel in the realms of painting, drawing, street painting and decorative design. A visionary and leader in these creative arenas, Tracy’s wealth of experience, expertise and imagination makes her one of the most highly sought after working artists in her respective oeuvres today.} 

{Tracy is also a leader in organizing large-scale public arts projects worldwide, with extensive knowledge in project management and planning to international team building. Tracy has consulted in developing street painting festivals in Asia, North America, India and throughout the US. She recently completed a tour of India, sponsored by the American Center at the US Consulate General, creating exhibition 3D street paintings and teaching workshops at 5 distinguished universities and art colleges in that country. She was selected to coordinate the following projects: a reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling for the 2003 Youth In Arts 10th Anniversary street painting festival; in 2005, Hong Kong’s first ever Street Painting ‘Spectacolore’; and a second reproduction of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in conjunction with the 2007 Universal Forum of Culturesin Monterrey, Mexico. Additionally, Tracy promotes arts education and has conducted street painting workshops at these festivals and other events throughout the US, including the prestigious Getty Center in Los Angeles.} 

“I’m a street painter – I draw things with chalk pastels on pavement; typically streets, plazas or sidewalks in urban public areas. I have a passion for manipulating 2D surfaces to reveal an unlikely alternative in 3D, typically designing and creating interactive images which invite the viewer to become part of my imagined world. As a result, communicating through this manner of direct participation has certainly become the keystone of my philosophy on being a visual artist. The ephemeral nature of this art form has taught me how to let go of expectations, trust in my abilities and enjoy process. I tend to work intuitively, often creating or developing each painting in the moment – I may not know exactly how it will look before I begin but I listen to my impulses and find they always lead me to wonderful discoveries and results. Technically my works are completed rather quickly: 1 to 3 days being the limit for most paintings. It’s a very physical way to make something and an appropriate conduit for my needs to 1.) Stay in motion and 2.) Visually reinvent whatever real estate I stake out. My chalk conversations speak from imagination, beauty & playfulness through imagined and referenced sources, with nods toward art history, personal history, contemporary cultural iconography & global cultural influences. Perception, geometry, lighting, color and movement are essential to my work – as much as accessing my intuitive impulses. In choosing this unorthodox manner in which to communicate with others, I have surely found a suitable medium to express my visions of mind and heart.” 
All quotes & info from TRACY LEE STUM

Amoeba Music

In 1990 Amoeba Music was first introduced in the city of Berkeley, CA. The store was and still is located @ 2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA, 94704. Since then they have opened 2 more locations, one in San Franscico (1997), and another in downtown Hollywood (2001). I visited the downtown Hollywood store, its their biggest location yet!

6400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

THIS IS NOT BEST BUY, if you are an avid collector of music Ameoba carries popular to obscure artists from every era. Cd’s, tapes, vinyl, DVDs, what you want?! You just may find it! They are not only known for there countless titles, but also recognized for their legendary free live in-store shows, featuring such artist as; Spiritualized, M.I.A., Van Hunt, Ladytron, the Gossip, Will Oldham, Sonic Youth, Kid Koala, Sharon Jones, and the Polyphonic Spree.

I love AMEOBA! I could dig there all day, and you know I’m all about VINYL. The discount used selection is fantastic, @ $2.88 a pop how can you go wrong?! You never know what classics you’re gonna find. If your in San Fran, Hollywood, or Berkley, YOU MUST GO!

SMANG

BWAHHAHAHAaa WOW..
You know your getting old when you don’t know the slang.
SMASH + BANG = SMANG..
Lemme SMANG you girl!
bwahahhahahahha

The KING of Swing

So I recently cancelled my cable and only have NETFLIX: NETFLIX. There are so many random, horrible, great, amusing, boring movies. I’m still digging through the rows & rows of movies to choose from. I stumbled across AMERICAN SWING: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/American_Swing/70108791?trkid=2361637#height2010:

{Mathew Kaufman and Jon Hart direct this documentary that chronicles the rise, heyday and decline of New York City’s Plato’s Retreat, the legendary sex club that catered to adventurous heterosexual couples in the 1970s and beyond. Featuring frank interviews with former members and graphic footage of the club’s activities, the film explores how a once-thriving center of free love imploded amid drugs, tangled relationships and the rise of AIDS.}

This documentary is “FOR THE UNINHIBITED ONLY”. It is filled with some crazy, XXXrated, real life footage of te club in the late 70′s early 80′s It’s narrated by interviews with employees & attendees of the night club. It discusses the crazy “SEXUALLY FORWARD” ~WFL happenings of Plato’s Retreat and shows film clips of a BONE-a-FIED “Swinger’s Ball”. Wow one of thee raciest, interesting documentaries I have ever seen, & I’m one tough cookie to please. I’ll leave you with one juicy tidbit from this fascinating documentary about the owner Larry Levenson aka The KING OF SWING….

There was one specific incident speaking about a love triangle between Larry Levenson, Mary, his “life partner”, & their chauffeur. Some people believe in the 80s when Larry Levenson was kidnapped & beaten, it was a plot the chauffeur set up because he was IN LOVE with MARY! It is yet to be proven & still an unsolved mystery. This documentary is “FOR THE UNINHIBITED ONLY” it is a true story, an exciting & accurate account of the crazy 70s & 80s in Manhattan.

XXX_X XX

El Gusano

The MAD GENIUS I adore, Worm has a passing interest in the fine art of wine making. The complete process can take anywhere from 3 months to a year, from start-up to bottling. 

(I designed his label for him, yes I do it up DIY stylee too!)
This man is the D.I.Y. KING. He even goes green. He uses mostly recycled bottles some as old as the prohibition era = 1920′s. Worm makes his wine to give to his friends & family. If your lucky maybe one day you’ll get taste of his delicious home-made VINO El GUSAnO.

Let’s get physical….PHYSICAL!

Exercise in essential part of living healthy that I struggle with. Being built of a small frame you would think I exercise regularly…. Hell NO! Bwahahahahahhaha……. I am about as lazy as they come. I sit @ a desk 10 hours a day, which I must say dealing with patients, doctors, & pharmacists all day is mentally exhausting, and then I go home & sit in front of my computer till bedtime. I have newly added cleaning (something else I despise) & popping practice to my daily schedule in hopes that these things will become part of my daily routine. Every Saturday I have committed to a family exercise day as well. On this particular Saturday in December I managed to hike 2/3 of Camelback Mountain.

To be truthfully, painfully honest the only reason I made it that far was because there was an elderly women on my heels the whole time!! Hahaha… Yes I am very competitive.

Below is a map of how to get to the CamelBack Mountain Trail.

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise
Keep excess pounds at bay. Combined with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you lose weight — and keep it off.
Increase your stamina. Aerobic exercise may make you tired in the short-term. But over the long-term, you’ll enjoy increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
Ward off viral illnesses. Aerobic exercise activates your immune system. This leaves you less susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
Reduce health risks. Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer. Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, such as walking, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Manage chronic conditions. Aerobic exercise helps lower high blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you’ve had a heart attack, aerobic exercise helps prevent subsequent attacks.
Strengthen your heart. A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body.
Keep your arteries clear. Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. The potential result? Less buildup of plaques in your arteries.
Boost your mood. Aerobic exercise can ease the gloominess of depression, reduce the tension associated with anxiety and promote relaxation.
Stay active and independent as you get older. Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong, which can help you maintain mobility as you get older. Aerobic exercise also keeps your mind sharp. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week seems to reduce cognitive decline in older adults.
Live longer. People who participate in regular aerobic exercise appear to live longer than those who don’t exercise regularly.

Fringe Benefits: The Blonds

The Blonds are an amazing fashion duo that provide more celebrities & musicians than I count with unique one of a kind ensembles. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears & many more wear their fabulous works of genius. The Blonds put me in total awww while arousing originality & inspiration. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: February 15, 2011: Photos from ZIMBIO.

       

 

The BLonDs {are Phillipe Rolano and David Trujillo, also known as Phillipe and David Blond. (They) Launched their label around 5 years ago or about in 2004. Phillipe Blond started his design career as M.A.C make-up artist, while David was a window dresser for stores such as Macy’s in New York and Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour, Fla. Now, The Blonds is famous for their corsetry masterpiece, which are handmade and also one of a kind for each piece. A combination between special-chosen garments embellished with extra amazing details make their collections stand out and become one of the top-choice wear by celebrities nowadays.}ZIMBIO









PEEP MORE DIAMOND & CHAINS @ THE BLONDS







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From what I gathered CallowLily is the model/photographer featured in this flik. <3

 

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