Ire Asked: What non hip hop song you listening to?

Man I've been listening to the same few songs at random...

Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow - Man I have this thing about certain Beatles tracks as well as beatles sounding stuff. Also stuff written by Beatles. This one I'm just weirdly partial to and I can't pinpoint the exact reason for my inital infatuation with it.

Daryl Hall and John Oates - I Cant Go For That Man it's simple as there are just some great eighties songs and this is one of them. Never Mind I love the friggin chorus. I'll do anything that you want me to followed by I'll do almost anything that you want me to. I crack up everytime I hear that.

Gerald Lavert - Casanova - this is another one of those tracks that makes you think of that eighties flick that made you smile. The main characters made it through whatever issue they had to deal with, they end up dancing the night away at the club and the camera fades or they toss their caps in the air at graduation and it's all smiles. Scene done.

There's something empowering about a lot of that era's music. Something that's really missing from todays' mainstream. It seemed to flow from radio effortlessly back then. (I'm not trynah start any conversation about why the radio is the way it is today.) Z100 in the morning was straight up get up and go music.

Also I just can't get over the line I am not your cassanova, me and Romeo ain't never been friends. that is classic.I reheared that song for the first time while standing online at the bank. Preoccupied with nothing at all, I was able to listen to every word and appreciate it.


Organzied Konfusion

Dadda da...

I wonder what ever happened to my Organized Konfusion cd or tape of Equinox. I feel like listening to it right now. Maybe I'll find my Extinction Agenda. I could use that too right about now.

I'm a bit sore today, from running 2 fulls yesterday. Been a minute since I seriously played basketball. Things haven't changed. Dudes still won't drive to the basket. The jumpshot challenged opt for it anyway. Live by the jumper die by it and wait around for next once you've lost the game.

Soreness doesn't last forever.
Today I prep for an art festival.
Decide on what ringtones I wanna sell.
Contemplate on podcast or no.


And on the count of three...


I can't stand that song of Common's that Kayne produced. But it's so infectious. Yes, it's infected my brain and every hour or so I say,'Goooooo!'.

I made it to the Hiphop Theatre Festival this year. Not like the year I actually I made a musical contribution to one of the plays produced and performed there. Ran into folks I hadn't seen in years. Was a good thing. Sorta.

Jesus Taco was closed. Had to settle for diner food.

So where does this sabbath day for some take us. Perhaps I'll gather all of my info and complete the consciouspodcast site. Actually, it's time to get oiled up and running I have new prints to sell. needs to be updated as well. Time to add that Broke MC cd to the online store. There's alot I can do. Should do.

I tried to stay awake to watch Ong Bak, but I was way too tired and when sitting up watching and reading the subtitles became too laborous, I opted for laying down and just watching, soon after that, it became me turning over and listening. I'll watch it when I'm awake. Coherent.

I'm on writer's block as it comes to this prose.


Old Poems Of Mine Are New To You

> I don't wanna stay home..
> no peace and quiet..
> not even a piece of quiet...
> life
> mocks death
> like anything I can do
> you can do deader
> like doorknobs
> covered with
> sars germs
> placebo like sickness
> when will it be my turn
> to lead the 3 ring circus display


Hu: Keystyle

two words, death defied, as i testify, they request that i, remain silent,
while my mind and my rhymes remain to be violent, but my sense tells me to be silent
like niggah be quiet, for you cause a riot, man forget the law, the wars inside
capsize this slaveship mentality. kick facts back yah mind up to the reality
in a blue or red pill, death come daily, but they still want you to pay bills
loan sharks, slum lords, some own record plantations, own what you spit digitized through the sound board
with hiphop realized i was bored, for i started a new tour... of duty
my job is to cultivate minds, and spit truely..duely noted, i quoted the next mind for the last time
not being ones own self is truely a crime, sue me if i'm infringin on yah clone rights
but yah so called rights in this so called life just got bodied
unpatriotic, to the likes of yah crocodile equatics
your best boy and best girl are at best westworld... pretty animatronic
never to be wise to the truth clevely disguised... keepin yah high on that wine and chronic



The grinds stylistic, gifted..
givin phrases
answers for questions gettin you outtah mazes
nothin cease to amaze this griot,
return of the clones
dow jones
robots need oil durin these sands wars..
tip of the iceburg
say word...
sheeps get hearded to slaughter...
no trade no barter..
on the corner beggin for quarter waters
somethin similar
to in the future sippin vinegar
to clean out systems
crack kills but who are the real victims..
at times the minds like san quintin
a hot cell,
inmates is thought finna break out...
in a elevator stuck... trynah deliver this take out...
flippin funds, tradin toys for guns trynah make out
or make sense of attempts to lock me up under false pretense
patience been spent on the frivolous
like fam... you can't be serious ?
delirious, like the jokes on you, trapped in the murphey bed...
on yah last leg sweatin trynah get out the red

Stumbled upon that ol instrumental from Da Stakes Is High... Quite possibly my favorite Hiphop Album...

Though most seem to be partial to De La Soul Is Dead.


All I'mah Say Is...

Dude was sellin color contacts at the Puerto Rican Festival.

They Ain't Payin No Tax ! I Know's It !

Okay I copped 2 dozen of the new toy of choice for todays little New Yorker's. Bubble guns. Yeah a cool little invention that will hold the attention of any 4 year old as well as 40. A dozen is 30 bucks. I'd sell'em for 5-7 dollars a piece depending on where I am and the amount I have left. Understanding economics in this 'free market' economy. Making dollars untaxed. Wondering how much it really cost to produce some of the items available at these wholsale outlets. Also thinking that possibly the person that assembled this merchandise would never actually use whatever it is that I purchased, thousands of miles away.


We Crossed The Streets Like Pros: As an Adult I'm Just Now Working On Seriously Writing Prose.

I was thinking again.
Nothing blew up, so don't worry.

Anyhow, I was thinking about the amount of emphasis that went into my training and that of many other small children of the eighties, concerning the importance of crossing at the green, not in between, not talking to strangers and taking candy from them. Before, BET & MTV would entertain the thought of being poor parents raising the children that the biologicals should have been, we had the 'Children's Televison Network'. Funky, tv for kids like myself back then to view. A lil laughter mixed with education, brightly colored furry and furless puppets along with memorable songs and unique animations was quite beneficial, to me at least.

I'll be back with some more in a sec. It's hot. I'mah cool off.


Who's The Black Sheep ? Where's The Other Black Sheep ?

Just came in from Joe's Pub. Wondering where the second half of Black Sheep was, as tonight Dres held it down for dolo. Dres wasn't bad or anything. Actually he was quite on point except for one tiny spill spittin. It just was a lil akward I guess. There's new material which isn't bad, but we don't know it. First time listening to a song when it comes to Hiphop isn't usually done at a live performance. Perhaps, if Black Sheep was allowed airplay, that would be a lil different. Dres did some cool joints that kinda make you wish you got to hear some real lyricism more often. Less frivolous rhymes about nonsense. Things that don't matter.

I thought to myself about De La Soul's most recent offering 'The Grind Date' ( I listened to it again for the first time, just the other day) and how that is what us now approaching, thirty and those of us thirty plus ought to be listening to. Grown folks music. Adult Hiphop. Man, some of us are married. A lot of us have children of our own and these kats are speaking to us. I'm hoping Common's 'Be' goes platinum although I'm not actually in love with the album but feel that it is still a quality release, I realize that we are the ones to blame for not making it a point, to make sure that these artists that got us through junior high, high school & college get the respect and spins that they deserve.

My Conscious Diner : Chiptole Style Turkey Burger For The Lazy Non-Chef

Now Listen. Firstly, I'd like to say that me and turkey burgers are tight like hospital corners and that this is in no way representative of my usual, well involved method of producing delectably appetizing turkey meat feats. In short, you will soon enough learn the method of various turkey burger styles. But you have to work up to that. This one is for the not so much lazy but more or less pressed for time individual that's gottah fill his/her belly like right now and doesn't have all day or night to wait for some friggin meat to marinate. Let's go!

What do you need?

Some ground turkey for starters. Not pre-made patties. I said this quick, not ridiculous. This is gonna require that you get yah lil hands a bit dirty. If you don't wanna then wear some gloves.(I get mine from the 99 cents store).

As far as turkey meat, I'm dealing with Shady Brooks Farms ground turkey. I'm sure I'll find something wrong with the companies procedures next week and denounce them, but for now this will do. *You have a choice.They have your ol regular lean turkey look a lil lighter them hamburger (ugh) or you can get the straight ground turkey breast that is much lighter,or even white turkey breast (It looks almost white when you cook it) and has to be seasoned much more for flavor.

The turkey is handled... What's next? How do we season?

Well folks that is quite simple. If you don't already have some you need to make a trip to the market and get you a bottle of Mrs. Dash SouthWest Chipotle Seasoning Blend. The great thing about this Mrs.Dash is that it is salt free. Never mind herbs and spices are great medicine for whatever ails yah.

I may go overboard with the amount that I use for my burgers at times but I would generally say for a nice quarter-pound burger, I’d advise about a 3/4 heaping tablespoon of that chipotle seasoning mixture.

Now it’s up to you whether you toss that raw burger in a fry pan or if you so happen to have on hand as I do a standing Foreman grill, you can toss it on there. I’m partial to grilling.

The next part is integral to this particular recipe seeing as in the fact that it is not one of the well involved ones with many steps that you will see from in the future. Slice up some onions. Nice yellow ones that’s make yah cry. Those will do fine. I normally toss those in around the time I’m looking to flip the burger the first time. Keep your flame low. Don’t burn up those onions.

I’m attempting to loose the dairy from my diet gradually so I’m not going to put cheese on this burger. I’d suggest Muenster if I were though.

We’re gonna keep it pretty simple with the condiments as well. Let’s just go for a squirt of ketchup and some Gulden’s spicy brown mustard. Wait I almost forgot. Toss on a couple forks full of sweet relish. Yes sweet relish. Why? Well because the South Chipotle tends to be a lil bit spicy for some folks and the sweet relish tones it down a bit without being intrusive to it’s integrity.

I always say cut up a nice sized slice of tomato to top any of your burgers or sandwiches along with you favorite green leaf lettuce. (NO ICEBURG HERE!) Lettuce & tomatos are healthy let’s face it and people just aren’t eating enough vegetables these days. Also, tossing some veggies on yah burger you’ll get full up a lickle quickah along with yah side dish and your beverage you should be straight without thinking to have a second burger.

One more thing. I don’t do the bleached white flour thing and I suggest you follow my lead. Looking back to high school and those wheat sesame seeded buns, they were actually giving us something that wasn’t so awful. If you can find some wheat buns as such try’em out, they won’t kill you. If you can get regular sesame seeded buns of the large persuasion then so be it, just make sure the flour they were made with was not bleached. If you want toast yah bun.

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