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Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's like a tourism ad for Miami: DJ M.E.G. - Moscow to California ft. Сергей Лазарев & Тимати - Moscow to California -with a water pit-stop in Miami!


https://youtu.be/b2kRM46QYls

DJ M.E.G. - Moscow to California ft. Сергей Лазарев & Тимати - Moscow to California -with a water pit-stop in Miami!

What's surprising is not that this video was done or even that it's so damn catchy, but rather that Moscow to California has a pit-stop in Miami.

But then you remember that there's a good reason why I've left that 'anchor' labeled The South Florida I Grew Up In with quotes from Joan Didion's Miami, 1987, Simon & Schuster, which has this line that I end with
In this mood Miami seemed not a city at all but a tale, a romance of the tropics, a kind of waking dream in which any possibility could and would be accommodated... 
I know, I know, it's not the sort of music I usually listen to, or which you regular readers of the blog have come to expect from me, but it's got a real "hook," and both the cinematography and shots of Miami and Miami Beach are imaginative and exciting.
I'm sure it beats to hell whatever video the folks at the Greater Miami Convention Bureau currently have.

That goes double for you know who up in Ft. Lauderdale, Nicki Grossman, she of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, i.e Sunny.org, http://www.sunny.org/ who judging from the marketing efforts friends and I have seen over the past ten years, seem to only be targeting affluent, effete tourists with artistic pretentions for visits to Broward County.
The more pretentiou$, the better. (As if the locals like that were not already too much to bear.)
 
Especially if they are from Europe and have more money than sense -and don't know when they are being taken advantage of.  

Here's another classic view of Miami Beach by boat, Old School which I grew-up with living elsewhere, and posted here a few weeks ago...


The Jackie Gleason Show opening
http://youtu.be/E4b_-iwJwic


Hat tip to Europopped blog's March 8th entry, which a friend tipped me off to within 24 hours of it appearing online:
Summer Anthem Arrives Early in Russia! Timati, Sergey & DJ M.E.G. Drop "Moscow To California" Clip

Official Timati You Tube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/TimatiOfficial 

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is saying something considering what seems like the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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Miami Dolphins classic logo

Miami Dolphins classic logo
What I grew up with in South Florida in the 1970's - not just an expectation for winning, but for excellence and 100% effort!

North Miami Beach High school alumni

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.