James Zabiela is a technology prodigy. This man can bend the rules of physics to create music thought impossible to achieve. The first time he came here back in 2008, I just went cause it was at b0. Boy was I pleased! The music was like nothing I’ve ever heard and I LOVED the man… He’s coming back, with another mastermind and electronic genius, a DJ whose music never, ever gets old: SASHA (which will have a special SS for him)
Zabiela always has the latest gadgets and modifies them himself (often with scotch tape) to be able to create his unique sound frequencies. Check these youtubes out and make sure to download the SS =)
Look at what he’s doing with an iPad…^^^^^
and a pair of CDJ-1000s MK2
Watch this movie, now, after you’ve done reading this.
It’s rare that a movie actually captures my full attention, and garners this much appreciation from picky old me. But Inception is absolute genius.
DiCaprio plays another mystifying character that blurs reality with imagination and dreams. However, unlike Shutter Island, the story here is much more interesting, captivating, complex and somehow more followable. In fact, the movie is a 100-fold better than Shutter Island mixed with the Matrix trilogy.
I will say no more to avoid spoiling the movie, but, I strongly recommend you go watch it asap. It resonated within me like the Dark Knight did, and for once, the movie poster did not lie! Such movies are a refreshing change from the mainstream movies that become too predictable, and exceptionally unremarkable. You will definitely remember this movie though…
If you insist on knowing about it, here it is:
The movie is about people who are able to access someone’s dreams and extract from them a certain piece of information or idea. DiCaprio is one of the best ‘extractors’ in the world, but haunted by his troubled past. With the help of his team, they will attempt a highly complex, dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream tactic to plant an idea into the heir of an oil empire. The how, when, who will blow your mind. It is extremely fun to watch, super-intense and thought-provoking. It’ll leave you wanting to become an extractor, in your own dream world.
The cast is superb too, with stars from Juno, Batman and Red Eye co-starring with the Titanic heart-throb DiCaprio! Take a look for yourself:
IMDB Rating: 9.2/10
My Rating: 10/10
The eighth installment of Kun Hadi’s “Taxi Night” at Sky Bar, witnessed many supporters and clubbers showing up for either dinner or a couple of drinks as part of their dedication to this cause.
Kun Hadi is a non-governmental organization that strives to promote road safety and awareness. Taxi night is a party concept where clubbers are not allowed to come to the venue in their own cars, but in a cab that Kun Hadi will provide on the organization’s own expense. The hope is to encourage clubbers to take a cab while clubbing to avoid drunk driving: the number two cause behind most car accidents in Lebanon.
Apart from dozens of Lebanese socialites and prominent members of the entertainment, sports and public administration industries, the guest of honor was his Excellency Minister of Interior Affairs and Municipalities Mr. Ziad Baroud accompanied by Chief Executive of the agency tasked with regulating traffic, Mr. Farjallah Srour.
The noble cause and initiative were not the only bright side of the night however.Fireworks and confetti lighting up the sky, as the music got more intense. Fady on percussions added a special twist to the night, giving the bassy beats a traditional Lebanese feel as gorgeous dancers lined the bar.
The cherry on top was the classic collaboration that Michael Jackson made famous “We Are the World”, fused with the latest version produce after the King of Pop’s death, playing as everyone got a firework stick to wave around as they sang.
Overall, the night was yet another success in Kun Hadi’s relentless, and successful, campaign to increase awareness and road safety in Lebanon. After all, our enthusiasm and joie-de-vivre lifestyle should not endanger our safety and the safety of others. So, please, drink responsibly and always take a cab when unable to drive.
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Remember to send your fail pics to firstname.lastname@example.org! =D
On July 25, as part of the Crystal Group Summer Festival, the world’s most legendary electronica band shook Beirut to its core with timeless hits we all grew up to.
Faithless’ Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss, and their crew tore up the stage at Forum de Beyrouth with thousands of fans going crazy in the intimate space specially assembled for this magnificent event.
With a giant LED screen in the background, the stage elements were carefully constructed to allow for the electromechanical magic to come alive for fans in Lebanon who have been waiting 15 years for the infamous British band.
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There’s the commercial that makes me cry in disappointment, and the kind that can brighten up your night.
Here are a few songs recommended by my dear friend Wissam Khoury which I have to agree with him are pretty good tracks:
Born Again (Babylonia) (Balearic Soul Party Mix) – Ricky ft. Mck (a track extensively showcased in Sky Bar)
This is probably a sensitive topic and I am pushing my luck with venturing into writing about it, but I think it is worth looking into and further learning about.
First, if you haven’t already, watch these 2 youtubes:
US Soldiers in afghanistan remake Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone”
After you’ve laughed your heart out (or gone raving mad) and are done questioning the sexuality of most of the actors in the two clips, let’s try to figure out if this is a celebration of tyranny and oppression, or just young individuals who like to goof off.
It will be hard for people who have been indoctrinated all their lives into honestly believing the ‘enemy’ is a bloodsucking, minion of Satan who has no heart and barely any human characteristics, to see the lighter side of these two videos. The atrocities committed by Israel on its Arab neighbors highly reinforce the belief that the IDF are demonic, miserable creatures. Given that we are not sure what these particular soldiers have done, I will grant them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are innocent until proven guilty.
Who are they? Soldiers in the late teens or early twenties. So, sort of like me and probably you… I know you’re upset I’m humanizing them, but get over it, they are human. I like Kesha too, for reasons I cannot seem to pinpoint, and Tik Tok was a very catchy song and video clip. I also cannot but help imagine if I were in that situation, forced to fight a war I inherited from several generations of bigots before me, afraid I might have to kill or be killed at any given moment, or lose one of the men in my company, I would probably take comfort in doing one thing: goofing off.
When I saw the IDF video, I thought “That’s so us”. Why? Well, don’t tell me you’ve never tried to mimic a video clip or song, and videotape it. You haven’t? Your loss… I still archive them on my mobile and iPhoto and laugh every time I remember the horrible (or boring) situation we were in, and how fun it was to act stupid and be funny. My point is, having fun isn’t evil and it is customary to do so when you’re under that much stress.
You might be compelled to argue that in such dire and serious situations, it is insulting to have fun. Newsflash: not everyone involved in a conflict truly and wholeheartedly believes in it, or is as passionate about it as its most vociferous advocates whom we get to see on TV. If I was conscripted into the army by force, I would fight for the nation and to protect it, but at the end of the day, it was not my choice and I’d rather be sitting in peace at home watching a dvd, or out on the town dancing till the morning. Not because I’m lazy, but because the truth is, with conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli one, my death and/or struggle won’t really make much of a difference. So, why bother? Defeatist mentality you say? No, I’m just a realist and believe there are other, smarter ways of fighting for your existence and rights, which do not involve fanatical desires to become a martyr. Those alternative ways are for another time and another post though.
Anyway, both videos are an obvious indicator about the wars we wage today: the one’s fighting them don’t really want to, at least not personally. I don’t believe any US or NATO soldier wants to be fighting in Afghanistan, nor do the IDF want to fight in the West Bank or Gaza. On the opposite side, the Arabs and Palestinians and Afghans are forced to fight and defend themselves. As for the terrorist groups, they are brainwashed to believe they personally will reap rewards in heaven for their fighting, and are misled about the nature of the fight and who they are fighting. In other words, the terrorist don’t willingly and knowingly commit to blowing themselves up, they’re selfishly motivated by false promises of providence later on for killing someone now.
So, when you see these clips, don’t flip. Remember that none of us really want to fight a war, and we’d much rather be having fun and a few laughs than killing each other for something definitely worth a human life.