Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cairo Life :: The White Desert

Everyone knows that the pollution, the noise pollution and the traffic in Cairo's torturous. That's why a trip to the not-too-distant White Desert is a refreshing change of pace. Taken Oct. 2012.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cairo Life :: At the Infamous Maspero

Recently I visited #Maspero, the home of Egypt's State Media operations, as a guest on Radio Cairo's "The Breakfast Show." Maspero's an interesting blend of old and new. For example, these reel to reel machines are fully operable. Taken October 2012.


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cairo Life :: A View from Zamakek

When the pollution and the black smoke dissipates, the beauty of Cairo comes out. Taken from a rooftop in Zamalek in October 2012.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Cairo Life :: Train Travel

Traveling on the train between Cairo and Alexandria is mostly easy and uneventful. The good news is that the cost is less than $10 each way and it takes less than 3 hours. Image taken while traveling from Alex to Cairo. September, 2012.


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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Cairo Life :: Fresh Graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud

The art work on Mohamed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo continues to evolve even after the recent attempt to paint the walls white. Taken on Monday, October 1, 2012.


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Monday, October 01, 2012

Music Monday 142 :: Brother Ali "Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color"

Music Monday 142 :: Brother Ali "Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color"

Album cover for Brother Ali's "Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color." Borrowed from the Rhymesayers website

A few weeks ago I was playing around on the iPad using the Flipboard app. I like that I can connect my SoundCloud account to Flipboard.

And so I was checking out my SoundCloud stuff and noticed something new from Brother Ali. This guy's the real deal; straight, no chaser. And this new thing "Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color," yeah, to say it's nice and I like it means I just don't have the time to write how I really feel. Actually, the music speaks for itself.

Start w/"Mourning in America" ... if you can handle that. Oh, and there's this segment from NPR:
Brother Ali: A Voice For The Suffering


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