Mina aka Knewdles
Michele aka Sos (Sis On Strings)
Mina: Old enough to vote, drink and rent a car
Michele: The new 20
PF: Where are you from?
Mina: Boondocks of Buffalo
Michele: Buffalo burbs
PF: Where do you live now?
Mina/Michele: Bainbridge Street, BedStuy Brooklyn
Mina: MC/Producer, occasional model & waiter
Michele: Musician (violinist--live shows, sessions , weddings, teaching) and jack (jill?) of all trades
PF: Why BedStuy?
Mina: BedStuy, because of the beautiful brownstones and greenery, the strong sense of community, and the history.
Michele: The history, the beauty, the community, the quality of life
I am passionate about... :
Mina: Human evolution and revolution, consciousness, community... and earthly pleasures!
Michele: people, books and living an enlightened life
PF: Finish this sentence: I'm not just a________, I am _______________.
Mina: I'm not just eye candy, i am really f*cking smart.
Michele: I'm not just a ordinary human being, i am a living buddha like each and everyone of us...
PF: Transport one thing to Bedstuy, from any place in the world what would it be? & why
Mina: A Korean grocery store-- believe me it's not selfish, Korean grocery stores are the shit!
Michele: >a Korean spa/communal bath house.. it's got the bomb facilities (saunas, pools, scrubdowns)
and communal bathing really reminds one of how we are all the same species, no matter what size, color
PF: Remove one thing from Bedstuy, what would it be? & why
Mina: The vacants. Maybe i've watched too much of The Wire, but vacant buildings degrade
neighborhoods and waste space that is supposed to provide housing for people.
Michele: the gansta mosquitos cuz it's drivin me and my sis CRAZY.
PF: Finish this sentence: I can help my community grow by,
Mina: Participating in local activities and politics and being a source of pride for BedStuy!
Michele: Connecting with the youth, supporting and contributing to the Nichiren Buddhist group in BedStuy and getting involved in local politics..
PF: How do you relax?:
Mina: I have to be in a really comfortable chair or bed to relax. It's a physical thing.
Michele: I eat, sleep, read, make and listen to music, chant and chill at bread-stuy.
PF: Who do you most admire?:
Mina: Helen Keller. She was courageous in her personal life as well as in her public life as an activist.
Michele: Daisaku Ikeda -- internationally recognized humanist, educator, artist, peace activist and president of the international Buddhist lay organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and Fighting Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed -- educator, former Bed-Stuy resident, representative to U.S.Congress, candidate for U.S. President and all-around kickass woman and humanist.
PF: What's the one thing your grateful for?:
Mina: My desire to always grow.
Michele: The ability to speak from the heart.
***Check out more of "MISNOMER(S)" at: myspace.com/hiphopmisnomers - myspace.com/sisonstrings
B-Safe BedStuy Youth
When: September, 22 2008
Open Mic Project @ PEACHES
Lewis Avenue btwn MacDonough & Decatur, BROOKLYN, New York 11233
Cost : free (This is a positive and uplifting event)
This bedstuy youth open mic series is being started by knewdles and sos. inaugural show will feature many hot underground hip hop artists including Misnomer(S).