Monday, December 20, 2010

its raining in LA

but not on my parade.

(((love))) this.

may your holidays be peaceful and full of joy.

ox.
love
tasneem

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

p.s.

will totally be bidding this blog adieu by springtime. will be replacing it with a brand spankin new website ish blog. very excited things are coming together for this new release. just gave my myspace www.myspace.com/tasneemmusic a lil facelift for a few months while i roll out the newness. hope you dig it. simple sweet. shot a music video for the song ' girl ' and sending some joy to the director johnathan zimmerman and the crew ... will share it soon. stay tuned !

soon amies,

x.

au revoir 2010. all she wrote.

ooooo weee. marshall's verses on this one . hip hop is apparently alive and well.




x.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

hair.

eid mubarak. ox

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the dance.

everything is happening the possibilities are endless and in my search for the truth i am still searching i'll keep you posted. the good news is. yoga is available

I have not put out animal days are gone EP yet but scheming on the next record i think it is going to involve some serious dance... yes a dance record people keep asking. i will deliver... so loving this song really l- o -v -ing.




to all my LA amies i am opening for Grimoon a french rock outfit tmrw 11/11/10 8pm at the strange gallery on melrose + heliotrope please join me if you feel it.

x.
tasneem

Monday, October 18, 2010

glee.

i am filled with joy and gratitude as people show their support for kickstarter
if you feel it please pass it along ! thank you so much ox.


in other news i get it i get what all the glee craziness is about now. Just started watching the first season this past weekend and i must say i've fallen in love with the entire cast the story the songs the moves the whole nine. i feel like pieces of me are in each character it takes me back to hight schoo i guess all my life though i've always had that glee club status.

and with that big big amour.

ox.
love
tasneem



glee. i get it. yes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

tonight and keep it simple.



saw miike snow tonight at the wiltern in LA they lost power towards the end of their set and had to cut it short... they had a lot of power too jackets that lit up 4 synths electronic drum kits smoke and fog machines crazy light show you get the idea...
it made me think. sometimes...

less is more.

there is so much beauty in both the complex and the simple but 2 nite i am reminded of how beautiful simplicty can be.




ox.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

covet.




kickstart it. help me make music and help the man up campiagn.
http://kck.st/9NT2gJ

x.

Monday, October 11, 2010

help .... love ox.

launched the kickstarter campaign today.

if you feel it please share it.

ox.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

re mission

Remission a poem

she waltzes on a movie set with panache and an x-ray full of change
bone marrow heartbreak and we go into sudden death
she should probably take up golf and start journaling
while her king plays heir to the throne
i wish she could be the star of shrek 5
and flaunt her satisfaction with the beauty of this world
all over the place
she doesnt even fear anything anymore.
what once tore her heart to pieces
fuels the rhythm of her very being
i bet shes good at everything
i think to myself as she poses for the camera
as she is poised and ready miming
and memorizing lines
these are fucking mezmerizing times.
i can't believe i said fucking at the mosque
well i did
but now i'm in remission
now i'm healing
my hair is growing back
i'm posing for vogue again
the new me
grow til tall
like a blade of grass
like a silicon valley start up
like facebook users
like social media
like metta
like havent you already had enough of this
mais oui.
i'm putting it to an end,
i'm drawing the line
i'm going to win
you will
she does
she is in
remission.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

its not you

its me. ( re: the length of my absence _)

about to launch a kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the ep ( PR music video duping cd's graphics website etc... ) if you see it and you feel it please support it and share i will post it here and on all my interwebnet outlets.

i put up a you tube page as well www.youtube.com/tasneemtv ; )
as i will be posting videos there of stuff
some sangin' and playin' and yapping.

love
love
love.

stay tuned.

merci.

ox.
tasneem


p.s. someone take me to see the social network. k thanks

Saturday, September 18, 2010

los dias animales

a few things
1. greenpoint brooklyn got really hip
2. love the autumn season
3. my feet are not as tough as they used to be they are delicate California flowers of feet being now.

Been working on music this week a whole lot and traveling back to NYC during the fall has been a stunning and blissful experience. The animal days are gone. Certainly and the new EP is a testament to that most of the songs are up at www.myspace.com/tasneemmusic and you can listen to them on the player.

They will be up on facebook and a personal website soon. If you feel the music support it in any way you can.

It means the world to me.

Feeling really alive.

stone cold s o b e r
brooklyn status.


ox.
tasneem


p.s. randomly saw time travellers wife which reminded me of that horrible J Lo film Angel Eyes however rachel mcadams will always be KING.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

stunned.

i've been feeling overwhelmingly sad about how much the world and how American media in particular has slyly avoided broadcasting the real Truth and the harsh reality as it pertains to the flood victims in pakistan.


20 million displace thats 1 in 5 families
120,000 cases of dengue fever
3.5 million children susceptible to water borne diseases
global donor fatigue

this is how i feel



to donate any amount to a legitimate place that will use you money to help the children of Pakistan and flood victims
check out www.yourdil.com

ox.
tasneem

Saturday, August 21, 2010

ground zero-ji

Ground Zero-Ji

ground zero
you are not a mosque
you are a mosque a temple
you are a museum of history
a natural artifact
a mummy
my mother
my father
you are a fact
you are a city
you are cobblestone streets and vendors
of different shades
you are russian baths
and discount shopping
NR trains
and yoga spots
i stole from you once ground zero
i watched you die.
i prayed in your arms
i smoked my life away.
we smoked your life away
away we go
in shah allah
we can remember you without
fussing and fighting
without forgetting that this
is not about you or buildings
or mosques
or synangogues
or churches
or shrines
or diners
or music
or gold street
this about the many feet that inhabit
this land
this is about compassion
and tolerance
this about loving everyone
no matter
fucking
what.





ox.

Friday, August 13, 2010

new york ci(n)t(imac)y

hello beautiful ones.

i am overwhelmed with love and support that i have received from new york and wanted to send a smoke signal of gratitude to all those who came to support the show or have shown support.
Am in the studio with my friend and producer musician dan laureano. And i am excited to share this last song ' the animal days are gone. ' i think it is our best collaboration yet. Also getting a kickstarter campaign together in conjuction with the manup.org campaign which seeks to eradicate violence against women through youth empowerment globally. Not only will you be showing support for indie music you will also be helping the delegates for the man up campaign from afghanistan.

i'm amazed.

slowly but
SURELY.

thank you thank you.

ox.
tasneem

Monday, August 9, 2010

FREE _ramadan

headed to nyc and ready for one glorious week of summer.

excited to be ushering in ramadan festivities with a FREE show on THURSDAY AUGUST 12th
@ ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
196 Allen Street
NY NY 10002

7pm sharp.

bring friends ox_



sending love and prayers to flooded pakistan.

breathing.


love,
tasneem

Sunday, July 18, 2010

capitalism a love story

documentaries somehow always tug at the heart strings.
i find myself deep in vulnerability as the truth unfolds and my heart
opens to reality more and more with each frame of honesty showing itself to me.
Oh revelation.
Oh profit
Oh prophet !


and just learned that apparently california has the highest rate of recidivism in the penal system of the US of America.
That means 71 % of inmates who are incarcerated do their time and are released RETURN to the system.

this like capitalistic greed an insatiable beast who shows no mercy.


still.
where there is war there is love.
tasneem

Monday, July 12, 2010

i wont fall apart

so i've been keepin' on with these mixes and its feeling good.
the new song ' i wont fall apart ' is really coming together nicely.
its a bit of a departure for me, a new sound and direction if you will.
more elecrto-ey less rocky folky.

which i like.

i've been digging that song by la roux called bulletproof
i listen to it while i'm running.... very run-able song.


booyah.



write soon.
ox.
_tasneem

Friday, June 18, 2010

tuesday night project ( merci )

want to send some love to the Tuesday Night project Organization for an amazing gig last tuesday
I had a really spectacular time and got to hear some stunning performances from poets and singers alike.

If you dont think there's a revolution happening in LA there is.

A brilliant night indeed.

much love to all those who were part of it.


ox.
Tasneem

i want my country back from big oil ( carpool anyone ? )

wow.





we can become free of this dependency on oil
i am living proof.
things can change


ox.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

who the cap fit let them wear it.

p.s. one of my friends called my knit cap i was wearing today a babooshka which reminded me of this. and this i love.
ox.

he ain't got no job poppy seeds are odd.

The longest war in the history of the United States is the one with Afghanistan. Longer than Vietnam. (sad face )

but still full of love and hope and compassion for all.

been writing some music which feels phenomenal
LA can be a wonderful place for writer's block to settle in
at least that has been my experience.
shaking it up always brings about a muse of some sort.
lately its been malibu. in all her glory.

ox.
tasneem

nyc countdown. ; )

Monday, May 31, 2010

block(aide)

i'm pretty much outraged at this whole Israel gaza strip food ship (aide) thing. what angers me is that, the gaza strip is not being given a fair chance to heal from the wounds of war. school are not being rebuilt. aide is being blocked. 80% of people in gaza live below the poverty line.

a friend of mine and I were talking this morning on the phone about it. and I compared it oddly ( and by all means not a perfect comparison ) to the tonya harding nancy kerrigan incident. Its like right when the food is coming in bam ! Israel slams the ship killing people causing drama and keeping nourishment away from the people who need it most. I just adore Queen Rania of Jordan she is an embodiment of the true spirit of Islam. She was tweeting facts about gaza and i retweeted them on my page if you care to have a look see. All very relevant and important to the struggle the fight the push for peace.
www.twitter.com/iamtasneem


so now i guess i do get what M.I.A. was saying about the Lynn Hirschberg interview in the new york times magazine. She was
trying to talk about freedom and the atrocities the Sri Lankan people have suffered when NYT only cared about truffle fries. The truth is they were both doing their jobs and however inappropriate her reaction was to the article i get it i get what maya angry about. But i get what NYT was writing about as well.

what i am saying to people who care including myself in a blogistan (pep talk) is that if you do care, well then it is up to you to keep caring keep spreading the facts the truth the information as it is revealed to you. keep speaking your mind. keep pushing for peace, keep exposing injustice.... though may i suggest that one does it with grace with style with dignity and with panache.

a bientot. mes amis.
thank you for being here.

ox.
tasneem


p.s. great show at the strange gallery this weekend. More shows in LA this summer
check www.myspace.com/tasneemmusic for dates posted.

paix.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

p.s.

Catherine Deneuve is amazing.

popping my hiking cherry.

the pier 212 gig was amazing
maybe my voice is getting stronger ? feels good. regardless.
i played a song called ' all i ever wanted ' which incidentally i have never shared in a public space.
i imagine that is what a bird feels like when it leaves its nest after being there for a while.
or what a fish feels like when it ventures away from the school
a wolfs sentiment when it leaves the pack to become lone.

in a way a return to self via escapism

in honor of my LA hiking cherry being popped today ....
une poeme.

Apres - Lui.


apres lui
il n'y a pas rien.
i feel like watching my old flame
over over just to see her mistakes
just to feel his wake on my skin
to witness the dust fall gently
across my shades the ones
with the bent
arm
the ones that used to be brand
new .
there were boys and i dont regret whispering
my sweet nothings at them
there were girls and i'll never forget what any of them
were wearing
but i can't remember the day of the week
or the episode that i loved so much
the one where they eat cheesecake
and go over memories.
short term mine is.
long term love affair
with ways to say thank you.
i will never be fully satisfied
with just one.
i will never be fully satisfied until i hear you tell
your fix it
story.
but i've gone mute,
i've gone mute
and theres no turning back
now.


ox.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

we dont care at all.

oh blogesphere.

a year later or so i've finally figured out how to change the admin e mail address for this blog.
so i'm back.
will write more often.

i think it will be good for all of us.

let it rain
let it fall
let your tears form an ocean
we dont care all at all.


ox.
tasneem


p.s. its stevie wonder's b day.

p.p.s www.twitter.com/iamtasneem