I’m embarking I a new writing journey. Trying to write from a new perspective that’s a bit foreign to me. Hope it comes to me as easy as everything else. This is the first piece in this adventure. (After the cut) Continue reading →
I had a 4 day (unpaid ) weekend, so I took a sort of mini holiday (that’s vacation to ‘Mercia). I had a lovely thanksgiving (more like Lovesgiving). But it was really a phenominal 4 days. A sign of the future, in many ways. Something to strive for, work at, look forward to. Many sacrifices must be made. And I will make them. But the time, well, it was just perfect.
**i was gonna use Styles P “Holiday” but Madonna was much more appropriate for a number of reasons
The same forces responsible for this beauty are the same forces responsible for yours.
When you smile?
Geez! WHEN YOU SMILE!
You take my soul.
I’m nothing but yours.
Beauty isn’t just what you are.
It’s WHO you are
They say beauty only runs skin deep
Well that’s because they can only see the surface.
Beauty starts from the soul and works it’s way out
It doesn’t start from the outside to work it’s way inward
You are the physical manifestation of the beauty of the soul.
You connect the dots of the true holy trinity: the mind body & spirit.
Making each day brighter with your thoughts. Your smile. Your YOU
you cannot teach wisdom. You can only share it.
You give & share with us your all.
I am only grateful.
I guess I been living under a rock cuz Future Pendergrass album isn’t coming out till 2014 so now I’m just sad. But in the mean time Nayvadius gave us this lovely video because he is the most beautiful human being & a man of the people. No way he didnt smash Miley.
So it’s 2002. We still recovering from an AMAZING 4th quarter of hiphop releases in 2001. The Blueprint. Ghetto Fabolous. Stillmatic. Come Home With Me. Genesis. Just to name a few off top. I’ve become familiar with this Jay Dee/Dilla cat. Fantastic Vol 2 dropped in 1999 but we was wild late on it. It’s incredible. And just as I learn about the gawd I also learn the upcoming Slum album won’t be helmed by Dilla. He’s not in the group anymore. Sad faces. But I’m also learning of all the songs he’s produced over the years and they are songs I hold very dear to my heart (back then and even to this day). Also learn that this “The Ummah”, I’ve heard and read about, is something he’s apart of (and there’s still debates and “stories” over what he did and what Tip did. But I digress). Now I been a Busta fan since I saw that Scenario video at 5 years old (the video, along with Nuthin But A G Thang, that started my torrid Love affair with hiphop). So it was a no brainer to get It Ain’t Safe No More. Especially since Genenis was fires. I find out that Jay Dee produced the title track Genesis and I’m mind blown (I had a bootleg copy). So as I’m listening to It Ain’t Safe I instantly recognize Dilla’s appearance. And this shit here?! It blew my fuckin mind. And I’d venture to tell you this is one of his mild sauce beats. If he even has any. It’s just something he does that no one else can do. Many producers have a signature sound but Jay’s signature sound isn’t something I can describe. It’s just a feeling. He captures that feeling every time. Whether he chops a soul sample beyond recognition or gives you that hardcore boom bap. He gives you his soul. It’s just beautiful.
So Twinkie Lady made an appearance last night. She so mysterious. You never know when she gon pop up. Then BAM! She there. I got there early cuz I wanted to see SkinTown and let me tell you. BEST. DECISION. EVER. it’s like synth pop/r&b. it’s great. The chick can SANG! Her sexy dance moves need a little work. Although, she was doing the tootsie roll during her cover of a super pop rock song, so she’s the most perfect human being to ever walk the earth. She performed her heart out for like 15 people and I hope nothing but success for them. SkinTown fo lyfes
Then them Tiny Hearts took the stage and there was now like 30 people there. I fully expected this. I don’t the other group members rep before they formed this indie trio. But Waajeed (the producer/DJ/some b/g vocals of the group) is a legendary producer from Detroit. Still, they barely have 1000 followers on tweeter and a 4 song EP. They’ll just keep getting bigger. Ok. The performance. AWESOME! That DeDe can sang too. And the third guy, who’s name I forgot, was killin his use of the vocorder. Centerfold sounded better live, which I did not expect one bit. I like all 4 songs offered on the EP but let’s be real “Stay” is far and away the best and could be huge if given the proper shine. So when they did “Stay”? OMG based god. It was lovely. Waajeed’s vocals on the song set it off and then I blacked out. I remember this fog overtaking us and flying in the stars. Did they drug us? Maybe. Or maybe the music was just heavenly. Either or. They only did like 6-7 songs. That’s all they probably have. And they were all delightful. These are the best shows. Then the artists blow up and shows with 500+ people feel way less intimate (Cept The xx <3). It was beautiful.
PS. Now will they mail me the fuckin VINYL I ordered? Geez.
“Never stop writing“. I still do. These are pieces of works. Mostly unfinished. But here’s a small glimpse for those of you who have enjoyed my work. I haven’t fed you recently. There are things to come.
“If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.”
I’ve seen this a countless number of times. But it’s true. I never thought that meeting you would make you immortal but it has. The only thing about us that will last forever….
Then you wonder have I really let it go? Or have i just convinced myself I have and I’m gonna breakdown again any day now.
Us stupid hopeless romantics. We’re just that, hopeless. Or so full of hope that were hopeless in the eyes of others. So stupid to still believe that one day we will still finally decide to make it work.
We talked about us. And Love
Us & Love. They are one and the same. Well they were… Still are
I say this to say “we were always perfect in moments”. Seems the everLAsting Love we share(d) will only live infinitely in those moments. So now I press on with only the memories left. Searching for the piece to fill the void that only you fit.
I been a fan of Lee Fields & The Expressions since the 09 drop of My World. He’s been with The Expressions since 02 with, Problems (I need that album), and just last year released Faithful Man. But this man has been making SOUL music since 1969 JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! He’s STILL making that trill old school soul today. Has a bit of a modern twist to it though, just a lil bit. And best believe NO ONE is doing it like this OG. It’s beautiful, passionate, it’s REAL. I’m gonna go see him (& The Expressions) live on Saturday 9/21 at Beach Ball Fest in Santa Monica (along with the one and only Aloe Blacc and Allen Stone and a few others). Won’t you join me? It’s going to be just delightful