… And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through…
Josh Hey at hylolabs for The Third Space launch party featuring Khari Mateen, July 2014.
I detested that type of swinging, the Los Angeles, Hollywood, Bel Air, Malibu, Laguna Beach kind of sex. Strangers when you meet, strangers when you part—a gymnasium of bodies namelessly masturbating each other. People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel or to love. So they became swingers. The dead fucking the dead. There was no gamble or humor in their game—it was corpse fucking corpse. Morals were restrictive, but they were grounded on human experience down through the centuries. Some morals tended to keep people slaves in factories, in churches and true to the State. Other morals simply made good sense. It was like a garden filled with poisoned fruit and good fruit. You had to know which to pick and eat, which to leave alone.
Charles Bukowski, Women
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DOREI / NEW TOKYO DECADENCE: THE SLAVE / 2007 / OSAMU SATO
"Wanting More" (Produced & Directed by Khari Mateen)
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remember when i was 18 and did this vaguely pornographic shoot with a random couple i met at a nude beach ?
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When men wear a suit or a jacket, he must not take off his jacket too easily. That I think is the man’s dignity.
Senior Leave, 2004.
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Car Accident, July 2014.
I don’t think I’m going to do that again.
My initial thought of the song was: well, it’s an instrumental with a repeating hook – what’s so special about that? But upon listening to it once or twice more, I realized that this song is much more than a first listen might give you. It gives me that feeling that you get when you first meet someone new and there is a spark there. It makes me think of how exciting those first few encounters are because that person is still so mysterious and intriguing to you.
The hook says everything that needs to be said about what that experience feels like, and I really dig the simplicity of that. Sometimes artists get so caught up in trying to elude to different messages in their music but with “Wanting More” Khari just gives it to you straight up and I appreciate that.
Blaire Monroe reviews Khari Mateen’s 'Wanting More' for OogeeWoogee