Monthly Archives: June 2007

Environmental Consciousness-less

Man, bad music is taking on the likeness of global warming. It seems like it is here to stay. Those who care want to stop it. Those who saw it coming tried to stop it. It is evident in our environments. It is even causing the people to dress and act differently. Now, the only difference there is that temperature will force people to change the way they dress. As for these folks that are being remote controlled with their style and behavior, I don’t think that Oprah can have a show that will affect their momentum.
Why everybody got to look so hard and try to be so tough? What’s happenin’?

Ok, alright…what I am saying may be a little cliché-ish. It is just that my sensitivity to this new “culture” has intensified since I have been across the water. Oh, the influence of this music is happening everywhere but at a much slower rate than the US. Man, the dudes are still wearing shags and the girls creating ‘baby hair’. (yeah, I am talking about the gel down hair-line edges and sideburns) All I could think when at home was, Don’t trust dem new niggas…. Now, on to what I heard when I came home, and what I saw in the videos.

People with this comment. Radio may need to be controlled in some way. Well, it already is because you hear the same things over and over again, but the things that they are allowing to be played over the wave are ridiculous. I have to listen to see which songs my little nephew is singing to. Although he may not know the meaning of what he is really saying, the population of young people understanding the music is growing out of control.

Before I went home a month ago, I was really looking forward to hearing the new music that was being played. The Netherlands are good for playing old hits of all genres. One day its Nelly and the next it is the Bee Gees or Shakira. If it isn’t that, it is house music. I didn’t really want to hear that at home. A lot of the soul music that can be found in the US doesn’t penetrate the rest of the world. That is what I wanted to hear….some true R&B, Soul and Hip-hop. All I got was T-Payne. Why?? Why do I get T-Payne people? Mr. Teddy Pender-ass-down! Come on dawg! You can’t come better than that? And these people are treating him as if he were the G.O.A.T. The content of the songs that are being played is terrible….its a bunch of Horse-sh**. Oh, and I cannot deal with another R. Kelly soap opera. Actually, If I am to go back to the global warming parallels form earlier, R. Kelly would be what ever is leaking through and continuing to expand the ozone hole over Antarctica.

I will get off of my soap box for now… but before I go, lean over to your neighbor and tell him/her to stop wearing dark sunglasses indoors, at night, etc… That was made for TV.

I will end with saying:
I love music, I love hip-hop (although a am green when compared to my boys Frank and Mario). I just hate the direction that MOST are taking it.

Peace. D-Lay

Would you run into a fire?

“I think the R. Kelly album is an abomination of black people.”
9th Wonder

Young Joc’s second CD was pushed back proving to me that prayer does work.

“How could they risk nine people like that?” This question was posed by one of my bosses in the aftermath of Monday night’s disaster that took the life of nine of Charleston’s fire fighters. Naturally I wanted to respond to the blatantly stupid question with the answer it deserved but I couldn’t. I really had to stop myself from blurting out, “That’s what they do!” It amazes me how some people can be so out of touch with things that aren’t on their radar.

Tim Duncan is a boring, lumbering, beast who happens to be the best power forward ever. He’ll score 30 points in the most unexciting manner possible. He also has four rings . . . respect the crown.

Lebron James on the other hand is going to be a beast. He reminds me of my parents’ dog, Champ. He’s big, strong, fast, and he hasn’t quite figured out how to coordinate all three of these elements at the same time. King James probably doesn’t slobber.

Buy a black person a book today!

South Carolina State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel is more of a hard body than your favorite rapper. The man who once said that if he were elected the U.S. Senate he would get rid of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because the Federal Government shouldn’t be in the business of “making ghettoes” (Actually Uncle Sam is rather good at creating hoods. Good to any military bas and I can guarantee there are check cashers, crack houses, and a few whores within a ¼ of a mile of the main gate.) was indicted for cocaine possession with the intent to distribute which is a felony. He’s everything Rick Ross wants to be.

Tyler Perry’s new show “The House of Payne” sucks. I’ve seen two episodes and I haven’t laughed or cracked a smile once. I’d rather watch American Idol than this s*&^!

The Top Five Wack Songs of the moment: 1) “Beautiful Girls”-Sean Kingston 2) “Krispy”- Khia Shine (I’m upset at Eightball & MJG for even showing there face in this video.) 3) “Amusement Park”- 50-Cent 4) “Bartender”-T-Pain 5) “Big Things Poppin”- T.I.

“This happened to Malcolm X, this happened to Paul Robeson — this misconception can happen to any man of power that loves himself and wants to spread that love and that humanity throughout the world” This is what Isaiah Washington said about losing his job on Grey’s Anatomy because he called another cast member a “faggot.” Silly-Ass Negro.

Please remember to pray for the families of the nine firmen who gave their lives on Monday.

Food and Liquor

The good ole’ U. S. of A!!! That is the thought that continued to go through my head as my trip back home (after 8 months of working abroad) approached. I thought about all of the good food, hanging out, seeing my family/friends, driving cars, colored chicks with 401K’s and life insurance policies…ahhhh Amerika!!!

Then to break it down further, I started to think of all the individual family and friends I was going to see. I would have the best conversations with my peeps when I was home, and I started to look forward to that. I missed the little nightlife I had in the QC. I missed the music….oh, I can go on and on.

Why am I saying all of this one may ask. Although my trip to the US was pretty good overall, I was very disappointed with some of the things that I observed and encountered. I started to realize why Tina Turner likes living in Europe so much. I think that living over here can be an escape from the reality of the US….You can just go back and get a dose of it whenever you feel like it. Well, I am not to that point and I doubt that I will ever feel way exactly; I love my family and friends and I value spending time with them way too much.

I will highlight a few of the things that I had issues with as I swam in a sea of weddings and socializing this past month. My topics/issues/incidents are:

Music in the US and it’s “culture”
Friends and Family….don’t sleep on them.
Does anyone know what to do or say anymore?
Customer Service jobs

These issues may be combined because they can relate to each other. The list may actually grow as I begin to remember other things on my trip. I am just having a lot of Random Thoughts and would like to share.

I will elaborate on each point in the days to come.

Hate

*This post was composed by my man The Mario Washington (It’s like A Tribe Called Quest, you’ve got to say the whole thing.)

Hate

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

Andre Gide (1869 – 1951)

Hate is so akin to love that without one, the other can’t exist. When you realize that you are hated, so detested….it is an exhilarating feeling. It is a feeling of being alive. It’s almost like the breath of life has filled your lungs for the first time. Life flows through your veins for the first time when you are hated.

I don’t know what it is like to hate anyone. I don’t even know what it is like to dislike someone. Every person that exists in your world plays some significant role into you becoming you! And that is including the people that seem to do every horrible thing imaginable to you. All things shape your being good and bad. If bad things and bad people and bad events didn’t take place, there would be no measurement for what something good is. Bad things shape our being.

The above quote is a testament to being true to yourself. There is nothing, or noone that should make you change who you are for their love. Eventually acceptance has to come into play and the realization has to set in that despite all of your struggles to prove your worth, you are worth only as much as the object of your affection values you. It doesn’t matter if you’re willing to give your life for something or someone….if that something or someone doesn’t value you in the same manner, your many attempts are futile.

So if you’re not the exact same special thing that you’ve placed so much importance on in the eyes of another’s list of important things, don’t worry. And don’t do anything to change you to make a difference in the way that person feels about you. Because “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

Gallery

Random Thoughts: The extra silly ass negro edition.

I know we are stuck in the Middle East but any government who would employ this guy needs to be topple. Yeah, I know other countries could say that about us but read the link any way. befuddledhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/30/AR2007053002157.html

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