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“PARANG” the new book of poetry and writing by Omar Musa, and this video is a preview of the insights and beauty of this leading Australian poet.

“To order a copy of “Parang” send $25 to my paypal account (omar_bin_musa@hotmail.com) and I’ll sign and personally send one off immediately. This is all very independent but I like it that way, because I know it will get right from my hand into yours, the reader’s. Be sure to get in there quickly because it’s a limited run. Cheers!


Video by Vis Pajori


9th & Hennepin > Tom Waits

Footage from a train through Gary, Indiana and downtown Chicago set to Tom Waits’ spoken word piece, “9th & Hennepin”.


Yelp > with apologies to Allen Ginsberg

Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote.

The filmmaking team behind “Yelp: With Aplogies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” also made the 2011 Sundance documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.”

written by tiffany shlain & ken goldberg
directed by tiffany shlain
edited by tiffany shlain & dalan mcnabola
original animations by stefan nadelman
narrated by peter coyote
produced by carlton evans

You can learn more about both films at:

“This City Speaks to Me” – Si

Si performs his infamous ode to Melbourne’s bohemian underbelly.

Filmed by Darius Devas