A lot of fantastic media has been created about the "Occupy" movement. I was watching one video in particular and commented to a friend, "Wow, seeing all those super smart hot chicks at the protest makes me want to be there." He replied, "Hmmm... Yeah, let's go with that."
We instantly went to Tumblr and made hotchicksofoccupywallstreet.tumblr.com. Our original ideas were admittedly sophomoric: Pics of hot chicks being all protesty, videos of hot chicks beating drums in slow-mo, etc. But when we arrived at Zuccotti Park in New York City, it evolved into something more.
There was a vibrant energy in the air, a warmth of community and family, and the voices we heard were so hopeful and passionate. Pretty faces were making signs, giving speeches, organizing crowds, handing out food, singing, dancing, debating, hugging and marching.
It made me want to pack my bags and pitch a tent on Wall Street. And it's in the light that we created this video.
And we hope it makes you want to be there too.
EDIT: Apparently a lot of controversy has erupted online from people passionately opining (among many things) that this is sexist, offensive, and dangerously objectifies women. It was not my intent to do that and I think the spirit of the video, and the voices within, are honorable and inspiring.
However, if you disagree with me, I encourage you to use that as an excuse to create constructive discussions about the issues you have. Because, to be honest, any excuse is a good excuse to bring up the topic of women’s rights.
CAMERA: Two Canon 7Ds.
LENS: 17-55mm, 70-200mm, 18-135mm
AUDIO: Rode Video Mic Pro
Shot in 60 fps
Music: Theme from "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control" by Caleb Sampson
Hear the original ZZ Top Eliminator rehearsal tapes at: vimeo.com/215450297
This Video and Music by Linden Hudson. Who is Linden Hudson?
CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.”
(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, nor did the band opt to pay Linden, they treated him like dirt)
(there was a limited lawsuit, which took years and brought Linden limited financial compensation)
LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (in 2013) ZZ TOP'S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits these facts after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credits/monies)
MUSICRADAR DOT COM (in 2013): Journalist Joe Bosso interviewed Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top guitarist). Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top's sound. Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there were no apologies from Billy Gibbons & ZZ Top)
Read Linden's story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
LINDEN HUDSON IS IN WIKIPEDIA (do a "find" on each page for Linden)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZZ_Top +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_(album)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Dressed_Man +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legs_(song)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Me_Under_Pressure +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Dinners_(song)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_plagiarism +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Loco
ABOUT THIS VIDEO: "RAYLENE":
The hot nude model is Liz Ashley (has modeled for Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler).
Vocals, guitars, all musical instruments & song by Linden Hudson. Video shot by Linden on Canon Elph.
(In 2015 Linden's Vimeo channel received 3.2 million views. In the 5 year period of 2010 to 2015 it was 8.5 million views.)
View all videos: NakedYogaSchool.com
NAKED YOGA SCHOOL® is a weekly online yoga instructional video series where you will be guided through nude asana sequences in the privacy of your own home.
The series was developed with unity in mind and with the aim for each participant to reconnect with themselves and others in an open way. Removing your clothes in your practice is a liberating experience but it can be unnerving at first. The teachers in the videos will guide you through the experience and help you cultivate security, strength, centeredness and wholeness. Nakedness is often viewed with shame and fear. This practice is geared toward removing this shame, fear and other limiting self perceptions and instead bring you closer to pride, respect, honor, openness and acceptance. Our instructors will guide you through the practice to help you gain confidence with your body. We are all born naked. It’s OK to be naked. There should be nothing to hide. Let’s do naked yoga and feel free! vimeo.com/ondemand/nakedyoga
Teacher: Sada Siva,
(ALL LEVELS )
This video explores an in depth introduction to some of the major principles of Taoist Yoga. Exploring the basic attitudes and approaches to movement and breath. We learn how to stand in natural stance; a powerful posture that brings are totality into alignment and where all movement comes from. We discover techniques for grounding and ways to explore our body awareness. This practice is an amazing foundation for all Yoga systems.