it’s bananas! (and papayas)

JUST RELEASED!!
It’s been about a year since my partners in crime, DEGRUVME and YUKICITOm and I from LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM began working on remixes of three tunes by our friends from local Los Angeles (Riverside) band QUITA PENAS. This past Tuesday April 12th, however, the time was right to put the remixes out into the world, into the ethers, and into the hearts of our mutual fans, and hopefully into some new ears! Much love and gratitude to the fellas of Quita Penas and to Samuel Martinez of desmadre.com for the supafresh album art.

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Click the link to grab the EP from QUITA PENAS Bandcamp Page. Just $4 for all three tracks. Skip that one overly sweet espresso drink and cop some of this tropical flavor!

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african gems.

I missed last week’s wisdom post, so I’m doubling up this week with a pair each from renowned and respected African statesmen KWAME NKRUMAH (Ghana) and NELSON MANDELA (South Africa):

KWAME NKRUMAH

“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind.”

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

NELSON MANDELA

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”