Tuesday, February 24, 2009


If you havent seen slumdog millionaire, go.

sending love and thanks to the powers that be for putting that film out into the ether for all to enjoy and much respect and admiration for all those involved. And to my favorite muslim convert other than Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam ... Mr. A.R Rahman may he continue to make beautiful music.

what a brilliant movie ! positivity joy and triumph ALL AROUND

D. it was written


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Sonnet for a Dramatic BusRide

Mercedes Lens

© 2009
a poem by tasneem

I see you world
through a mercedes lens
grammy losers and dividends
step up girl
or you'll never win
eau de hydroponic
with the culver city hen
and her rooster
booster shots and allah is my co pilot
come in come in.
copy that. close call.
she rides the bus he smiles and laughs
i cry and smell disaster
they probably have the munchies
my feet are glued to floor
i see you world
through a mercedes glass
strip clubs and bottles
chanel and ass
i can't help but sit in the past
forever lasts
too long
why are you forever gone
i havent been sleeping well
ever since you didnt call me
is this another mood swing ?
bling bling
i am not.
cartier hotbox the spot
ring ring
knock knock
you come in
i chris brown'd myself in the heart


Sunday, February 8, 2009

spirits in the material world

Los Angeles full of cars and traffic sunshine and strip clubs may seem void of spirit void of soul. To the naked eye yes. it is. But in my findings it is actually the opposite the land itself reaks of the spirit world. The mountains the oceans the light the desert, I feel surrounded. Though I'm sending a huge embrace to my beloved NYC i'm taking the time to give thanks to the golden state.

ahem. merci golden state.

I am pleased to let people know that Coeur D'Or ( heart of gold ) EP is available now on i Tunes It's got my version of Paul Simon's 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover on it. I recorded it with Dan Laureano and Albert Amigo in Red Hook Brooklyn and you can get it by going to www.myspace.com/jungli and clicking on the EP or by searching JUNGLI on i Tunes... its somewhat of a digital collector's item if you will.
The new music i plan to release under my name ;)

I really am grateful for all the internerd support from fans friends and the like, it means the world to me. So please check back as I begin to post new new music to a new new myspace site over the next couple of months and I promise to blog more about my obsessions art politics etc..

currently I'm obsessed with Rita Hayworth, miles per gallon, the culver city bus line, piety, and Lata Mangeshkar .that about sums it up.