Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Filming in Rotterdam Future Farm Productions


Producer Monica Lombardi and DOP Winstan Whitter

Setting up green screen interview Directed via Facetime
by Tom Jagger in San Francisco
Production by Future Farm Productions

Vincent Wegener from RAMLAB

RAMLAB


Friday, 21 July 2017

Grenfell, council made more on 2 house sales than it spent on cladding

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) last year raised more money from the sale of two council houses in the rich south of the borough than it spent on the devastated Grenfell Tower’s new cladding, financial records obtained by the Guardian have revealed.

The contrast between the council’s wealth and its drive to cut costs on the tower refurbishment has been laid bare in council documents that reveal the Conservative-controlled council raised £4.5m from the sale of two three-bedroom houses in affluent Chelsea. It spent just £3.5m on the whole of the cut-price cladding system for 120 homes, which burned with such ferocity last month in a blaze that claimed at least 80 lives.

Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft
The council has “usable reserves” of £274m and in 2014, when costs were being cut on Grenfell, its finances were so buoyant it awarded a £100 council tax rebate to residents paying the top rate.

They confirm that almost £300,000 was cut from the cost of the cladding system used on Grenfell Tower by changing from zinc to aluminium as part of what was described internally as a “value engineering process”. Zinc panels with a fire retardant core were replaced by cheaper aluminium panels with a core that has since proved combustible in government tests.

Cuts were made to the way the gas risers fitted inside Grenfell’s internal corridors were treated, the documents reveal. About £60,000 worth of intended works to duct panels and ventilation grills for the risers were omitted, according to the documents.

In 2012 the original contractor, Leadbitter, said the project would cost £11.3m and planning drawings at this stage show the architects and engineers had proposed cladding with a fire-retardant core. The overall cost of the project was rejected as too expensive by RBKC and it appointed Rydon instead on a tighter budget of £8.7m. That followed a “value engineering process”, according to a report by Kensington and Chelsea’s housing and property scrutiny committee.

Full article from theguardian.com

Grenfell Tower
 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Grenfell Tower - Design Projection - Where's Wally?

SCENES IN FLATS 'APOCALYTIC' SAYS CORONER

The Government has confirmed those who come forward to receive support and assistance will receive only 12 months' limited leave to remain independent.co.uk

Grenfell Tower twitter 
Grenfell Tower Mass Murder
 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Mobb Deep Shook Ones (II) With Lyrics




The most violent of the violent-est crimes we give life to
If these Queensbridge kids don't like you
We bring drama of the worst kind to enemies
Your first time will be your last Earth memories
It's only your own fault
I gave you fair warning
Beware of killer kids who don't care
Unaware fools will be dealt with in time
It ain't a mystery how I form the words in rhyme
In nineteen hundred and ninety square
All shook niggas is supposed to have fear
Tryna get a piece of this pie, we don't share
Prepare for the worst cause I been there
Try to, keep a positive mind and walk a straight line don't work
So niggas is forced to do dirt
And God made dirt, so this dirt won't hurt
If I listen to the lessons and the rules I learnt
On these streets for 19 years and not leaving
My first priority's to reach 21 breathing
Forever beef, nobody will ever be even
So I grab the heat before breezing
Lost in this foul mind state I can't keep straight thinkin'
But I keep my eyes on the Earth without blinking
It's hard to be a man in this land of the venom
Any man try to front he get slugs in him
Because...

He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one
We live the life that of diamonds and guns
And numerous ways that we choose to earn funds
Some niggas get shot, locked down and turn nuns
Cowardly hearts and straight up shook ones
He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one

For every rhyme I write it's 25 to life
To all my peoples in the Bridge know what I'm talking 'bout, right
Ain't no time for hesitation, that only leads to incarceration
You don't know me, there's no relation
'Cos Queens niggas don't play
I don't got time for the he say she say I'm bigger than that
Claiming that you pack a gat but you scared to get locked
Once you get upon the Island change your ways and stop
13 years in the projects of hard times I've lived in
Wake up in the morning thank God I'm still living
Sometimes I wonder do I deserve to live
Or I am going to burn in hell for all the shit I did?
No time to dwell on that cause my brain reacts
Front if you want nigga
Lay on your back
I don't fake jax kid
You know I bring it to you live
Stay in a child's place, kid you outta line
Criminal minds thirsty for recognition mission
I'm strictly sipping E&J like got my mind flippin'
I'm bugging digging my ways out of holes by hustlin'
Get that loot kid
You know my motherfucking function
Cause long as I'm alive I'ma live illegal
And once I get on I'ma put on all my people
React quick, spit lyrics like macs I hit
Your dome up
When I roll up
Don't be caught sleeping cause I'm creeping
You just a shook one

He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one
We live the life that of diamonds and guns
And numerous ways that we choose to earn funds
Some niggas get shot, locked down and turn nuns
Cowardly hearts and straight up shook ones
He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one
He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one
We live the life that of diamonds and guns
And numerous ways that we choose to earn funds
Some niggas get shot, locked down and turn nuns
Cowardly hearts and straight up shook ones
He ain't a crook son
He just a shook one


 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Scotch Bonnet Records Podcast 16

Hello Stephen


Is this more like it?

Bunny Wailer - Rise and shine - Solomonic
Earl Zero - Black bird - Earl Love
Ojah - Livity - Alchemy Dubs
Marina P & KSD - Something new - Homeys Records
GRA8755 ft I-mitri - Violence and crime - Dreadwise
Egoless ft Tenor Youthman - Non immigrant song - Zamzam
Michael Prophet - Evil Doers - Volcano
Yellowman - Hill & gully ride - Greensleeves
Half Pint - Scorcher girl - Jammy’s dub
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Little John - Touch the stylee - Dumbarton Rock
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Mr Williamz - Industry - Scotch Bonnet
Stepart ft Pupajim - Non stop - Stand High Recordings
The radicals - Rum tree - Radics
PEP - Crisis - Jamwax
Eccleton Jarrett - Hold them - Jammy’s dub
Derrick Parker - Long night - Cubiculo
Conrod Crystal - Thank you Jah Jah - Pickout/TRS
Little John - Dash the rydim - Pickout/TRS
Robert Ffrench - Rebel girl - Black Solidarity
Crimstoppa - Drugs addiction - Jah Fingers
Dennis Creary - Ghetto life - Music Works
Shanti D - Dangerous (OBF mix) - Riddim Shango
Shanti D - Dangerous (Bim one mix) - Riddim Shango
Coldcut X On U Sound ft Lee Perry & Junior Reid - Divide & Rule (Mungo’s Hi Fi remix) - Ninja Tune

Overnight technical setup

Overnight technical setup

A whole lot of empty
A whole lot of nothingness
What time is it
Eyes perfectly adjusted for reading tiny little, shining numbers

She's Gotta Have It 35mm film