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There’s a new vlog around, called INVISIBLE PEOPLE. It is made by Mark:

“Who am I? My name is Mark and I live in Los Angeles which I affectionately call LaLa Land… I literally am 7 weeks from being homeless myself, but I had to do something – so I started a vlog that will hopefully keep the homeless conversation going by telling their story. Technically it could be better. I don’t have anything but this little laptop that is not made to cut video and a small camera. It’s a miracle that the laptop is even allowing me to compress the data. I just took action with what I have.”

Mark became some sort of (reborn) Christian, after a living a life as homeless person for many years. He dicided to record and publish raw and unedited interviews with people living on the streets. Listen to the story of another Mark, who was working until recently for an oil and gas company in Beverly Hills and who got fired because he criticized his company for lying about their profits and returns:

“At first Mark didn’t want to talk on camera. We chatted for a bit and as I started to walk away he asked for a business card. He wanted to know what the video would be used for, how it would be used, and what organizations I was connected to. I assured him this project was completely independent and my only agenda was to tell the homeless story with real people telling real stories unedited and uncensored. Mark is extremely intelligent and articulate. His story really wrecked me because I could identify with so much of it. This is a great story. I hope Mark’s story and the other stories on this vlog inspires you to continue the homeless conversation.”

Invisible People: CLICK HERE
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We are delighted to present you this wonderful video from THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS (Les Concerts à Emporter), our third revlog from their hands (check out TOM BROSSEAU & BEIRUT). They have redefined the landscape of videoblogging by a simple though very original concept:

“You meet a band. You take them outside, in the streets, and ask them to play there, shoot the movie in one unique shot, whatever happens… Every week, we give away a session, shot with a band, in an unusual, urban environment. Sessions are always filmed as a unique shot, without any cut, recorded live. We usually haven’t much time to record them, so the groups have to be spontaneous, to improvise, play with what they have with them, and with their environment, whether there’s a public or not.”

And all this is done with exceptional love & devotion, shot in High Definition (very well shot actually) and presented with flair and style. Thank you Vincent Moon, Chryde & all others from the French weblog LA BLOGOTHEQUE.

One day in October they were recording another band when they bumped into Bloc Party:

“While the Germans were playing, Kele Okereke popped out of the bar. He was standing next to me, asked who were the guys singing, and what they were doing here. I told him it was a Take Away Show, and he said, shyly “Oh great, that’s good”. I patted him on the back, joked “Hey, good timing, after that, it’s your turn!” We’d been told it would not be easy. A year before, we already tried to set a Take Away Show with them in London, with the support of JD Beauvallet, but nothing could convince them: they never play acoustic, they’re very shy, it’s impossible. So, back to the present, on October 14th, we tried harder.

We had some help. Matthieu, of Coop, was drunk and happy. Both the band’s managers were drunk and happy. We were drunk and happy, and that’s how Kele found himself pressed against a wall, facing a dozen of enthusiastic people, urging him to play a song. We cut, during the editing, because it took us 25 minutes to talk them into doing it. Just enough time to stop him from running away… Everyone was speechless. There’s nothing more to add. Five minutes of rare sincerity, two artists doing something with no safety net and without really understanding why. They took that risk, and that’s what we thank them for.”

Link to the original posting: CLICK HERE
Bloc Party’s own site: CLICK HERE
More on Bloc Party:
The Take Away Shows (English): CLICK HERE
Les Concerts A Emporter (French):
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For a fantastic concert by Bloc Party:
(Shot in Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland by FABCHANNEL – (check it out: fantastic quality recordings, for free)