Saturday, August 2, 2014

Brooklyn, graffiti, getaways, and international indie talent.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, New York…for those of us who like the quick getaway, wind in your face, there is a hostel in the new Bushwick, Brooklyn that might be right up your lane. If you like the holistic, developed artist community, then you’ll fit right in here. What other name for a Zulu’s hostel “The Moore”.


The Moore hostel which was opened just a few months ago and promises a special stay for the commuting traveler I’d have to say that it was a cool stay. I met a few interesting people there myself. 

The NY Moore hostel is located on 179 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, telephone (347) 227-8634 or . You can check it out on facebook @ or on twitter @

The surrounding neighborhood has such a resemblance to the Bronx that it is unbelievable.

They definitely are a major competitor in the spray art of graffiti murals. 

The businesses are very opened to hiring graffiti artist to contribute to the back drop of this thriving rich cultured neighborhood. 

What I love is that heading in the opposite direction back to Broadway is that you’ll find the same rich Hispanic, West Indian culture that I’ve come to love of NYC.

I had the chance to meet with one of Japan’s hottest, and genuinely talented uprising electric guitarist Bungo Yokoyama.
 He’s from Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan and loves NYC. You’ve probably seen him performing in your subway if you happen to travel to Union Square, Washington Square park, NYU. 
Bungo though he doesn’t speak much English, speaks guitar, with a universal language that everyone can understand, it’s called enjoyment. As I sat in the lounge of the hostel I was soothed by an electric guitarist softly strumming tunes to accompany a hip hop artist freestyling. 
I had a few places to go but by the end of my stay we were able to meet and exchange contacts. Check out his youtube @ .

Having the opportunity to ride the NYC subway bought back memories that I hadn’t experienced in a while. The train dancers of today are as talented as the break dancing b-boys of the 80’s only difference is the use of the fixed attached poles of the subway supporting many of the subway dancers of today’s routines and the fact that they receive contributions of the subway riders, unlike the break dancing B-boys.

The similarity of the two is how they are chased off and or arrested by the police and in hearing the stern and sarcastic warning of the police, they are never referred to the Police Athletic League or any Boys Club type mentorship to keep them out of the judicial system. I took a few photos of them that they asked me to put up for them. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Does the Lifestyle make the model or the Model make the lifestyle?

 Often when I have the opportunity of meeting a new talent I take the time to reflect on the person in relation to the job that they actually do. It’s something I do in my own life for myself when evaluating my own fulfillment of any task. It helps me to do things in my own unique way.
 Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of holding a few conversations on an international model. She kept me wondering by all of the things that we spoke about that make her stand out from other models. For one, she never comes out and tells me her resume and what she is known for. She speaks straight from her everyday life and what is her routines and pleasures for keeping happy, normal things that keep her going and keep her so admired in the public eye. Her tone is so calm that speaking with her mellows me out. I began to feel like I had just taken a bite of an avocado. After listening to the details of her life in our conversation, I knew that I was speaking to a very humbled, cultured, free spirit and there was some higher purpose pulling this woman to her field of expertise.

 She mentioned about how she spends time training thoroughbred race horses, naming her stallions to me, telling me about her farm where she enjoys spending her time riding horses. 
She was also a production assistant on a short movie “The Wonder Girls”. 

The international model that I’m speaking of is Playboy model “Snow Bunny” Crystal Brooke.

 From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,  a small petite size of 5’3, 114lbs, the soft spoken, well-mannered model/ go-go dancer comes off more as a socialite than a model.
 Since I’ve had the pleasure of keeping up with her I’ve noticed that she is always giving models advice on how to be there best since she has been a winner of Miss Playboy Social international.

 She has become a mentor for many up and coming models and they are constantly thanking her.

As I sat back and thought about it, she was the perfect bunny if you’ve ever read a Playboy magazine. Just as they might have this beauty and you’d have this description of their many talents, yeah she fits the bill. In this situation of this woman who kept to her happiness, mannerisms, fashions and hobbies along with an aspiration to be a glimmer in the eyes of the public has proven to me that it is the lifestyle that makes the model and by continuing along with hers, Crystal Brooke has created herself as Miss Playboy Social.

Check out her most active links. On Twitter you can stay updated at On Instagram at or her Playboy’s Miss Social profile at . Thanks to you Ms. Brooke and I look forward to your future projects.