Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy new year may all kinds of joy continue to fill your hearts.

je t'aime. ox.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

my own drum

the sun set on my problems
all that energy that geothermal fusion
that confusion
it never stops
im still left here
thinking about what could have been
if only you were carbon 14 + Oxygen 8
transmuting to something tangible
we couldve watched each other undress
like doves
in the middle of a party
in the middle of a massacre
in the middle of a shopping spree
what are we here to consume
i want to buy everything into nothing
i want to scream until my lungs fall out
" when will it ever be enough "
i feel woe
i keep writing poetry in hopes
that i'll tie some loose ends
and make more lifelong friends
but i still dont fit in
after all these years
i am still
marching to my own drum
marching to my own drum


le fin

Tuesday, December 6, 2011



a poem entitled ' stop coming to class high '

i wanted to call you up
but you dont talk on the phone
you only walk and moan home
and balk maximums at all my attempts to be
a pretty girl
to be noticed
to be free
to be played
to be heard
to be seen
she had low self esteem
to be fire
to be ice
to be a kitten
brand new
to be locked up
to be old
one day i'm going to grow old
i can't read fine print
twenty nine years later
youre an alligator
a gorilla in the mist
youre diane fossey
your bossy
youre young and afraid
so you wont listen to me
but you stare at my shoes
and ask me where i'm from
i am human i am human
look at me
you say i'm not real
but i'm whats in front of you
flesh and bone
i'm the one with the eraser and the pen
i'm a damn good friend to you
i stare aimlessly into nothing and wonder
if the next planet is real
if we landed on the moon
last night i dreamt about the mosque
by the museum free 'em all
i prayed and leapt to a mercy beyond
my soul i asked you i asked you i said
take me away
i want to go there
i think youre onto
s o m e t h i n g.


le fin.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

super rich kids.

Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids from Meredith Truax on Vimeo.

super rich kids. frank ocean.

happy almost new year.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

23 for ever and ever.

been obsessed with diana ross lately lover her in this interview.
she is 23 for ever and ever.

moi aussi
moi aussi.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

a poem : occupy wall street (jenny from the block )

Occupy Wall Street * jenny from the block ©2011

she wanted so badly to occupy wall street
but couldnt sleep that night
so she never got up
too fucking tired to be inspired by
honey this shit ain't free
this revolution is school board blues
high school rules
until you get knocked up
or locked up at CRDF
Pod 3200
while your dope fiend friend sexts her dealer in your honor
she didnt get caught
shes still jenny from the block
free wheeling off your good looks
and francophone appeal.
keep it real
teacher of some
burner to untether your soul
i feel so fucking old.
i feel so fucking old
wake u p
let's occupy wall
like arab spring

_ le fin


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


.x <------ coming soon !

Monday, August 22, 2011

its been

a really beautiful and fruitful summer.

so much gratiude to allah grand performances leigh anne hahn
music stuart matthewman yoga california new york canada and being present.

grosses bises.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

LA JULY 16th FREE show @ Grand Performances with Baloji !

so the 405 will be closed that weekend but as i was called by KPFK host last weekend a " human GPS " feel free to e mail me with your location and i will in one feld swoop reply with the fastest and easiest way to get to downtown that weekend. send all queries to

big love
see you there !

Monday, June 6, 2011

The EP in its entirety

Tasneem The EP.

the animal days are gone

Tasneem The EP by iamtasneem

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011


via ----> @mpeerali on twitter

Sunday, April 24, 2011

chocolate wars

hope you all enjoyed the Ea$ter Holiday

dont $leep conflict chocolate is real.

copy and paste into brow$er.



episode 2 ----> mom and dad meet _______

i was lucky enough to be on an episode of a show hosted by comedienne and actor Jackie Jones. Voila

be yourself.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

the ride.

so in love with how tony williams plays this ride cymbal so effortlessly.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

elizabeth taylor RIP

trying to spell gods name with the wrong alphabet box.
1:34 secs. check it. the woman the mystery so classic.


Monday, March 21, 2011

navroz mubarak.

" no more nukes "
---------> but we always stay on fire.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011



spring mubarak.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

oscar night.

1 9 8 5 #purplerain best song ever. via @vintageblkglam


Friday, February 25, 2011

the animal days are gone.


super elated.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

50 way on iTunes.

mes amies,

copy and paste this url into your browser to purchase 50 ways on Itunes.

big love.




Thursday, February 10, 2011


•hank mobley ' three coins in the fountain '
•sister crayon ' still the same person '
•vijay iyer ' human nature ' MJ cover
•cee- Lo ' no one's gonna love you '
•warpaint ' undertow '
•lauryn hill ' ex-factor '
•ryuichi sakamoto ' bibi no aozora '
•phil collins ' take a look at me now '
•sade ' maureen '
•julieta venegas ' lento '
•prince ' dolphin live in copenhagen '

free egypt.

re : programmed.

thanks for letting me vent.

i feel better.




we the radio listeners of the world are being programmed by mainstream popular corporate radio to believe that music is not good unless it is 144 bpms or faster that means that if its not 144 beats per minute our brains are being programmed to begin to process it as slow and boring.

don't believe me ? take a look at the top 10 on i tunes this week ?
every single song is 144 bpm or faster then take a look at nicole atkins discovery download page with comments like ' pretty voice but this song is too slow for me ? '

maybe i'm disenchanted with how popular music is being dumbed down by our microwave culture ( click tracks synthesizers no more live drums ?? ) but something in me says that this is not a fad and that music since the 1950's in america has been getting shorter and faster to accomodate radio, corporate sponsors, and of course America's growing ability to be completely unable to focus on anything for more than 3 mins.

huh what ?? youve probaby already stopped reading this.

have we become so easily distracted that unless we are put into a trance like state via a thumpin oonce oonce we wont be able to focus on a song for 3 minutes.
i'm inclined to say yes. sad but true. I for one am bringing my focus in this new year back to the ballad and will certainly be churning out as many in 2011 as I can.

i can't bring music back to what is was but i can set a new bar for myself.
i can say f the status quo, a few posts ago i was into a song that had a total dance feel by robyn and i was so keen on putting out a dance record ... well thats because thats all i was hearing. though robyn's song is still kick ass.
so turning off the KISS fm's of the world and tuning into the wave easy listening and the ultimate in public radio KCRW

keeping it real.

settings >>>

new bar >>>> write slow songs.

sweet dreams.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

prayer for the arab world.

roland kirk ' i say a little prayer for you '

about halfway done with these kickstarter poems and handwritten lyrics sheets super thankful to all the backers shooting a music vid this spring and getting ready to release the EP. couldnt have done it without everyone's help ... (((merci))

been really inspired by the uprising of the egyptian people and the arab world
writing lots of new music.

ready to record again... ;)


Monday, January 17, 2011

thank you. MLK

we are all created EQUAL.



Sunday, January 9, 2011

dear america.

my favorite muslim convert .... dig it. lets stop shooting each other point blank because our congress people are liberal.