Living life in the south such as it is has it’s highs and lows. While there’s
often good times that we like to share, things are not so great this go around.
I’m sure I could list a multitude of links about the tragedy that’s happened,
I’m glad to see that some
of the bloggers
around the way are safe and sound.
The devestation is not only in Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and even Georgia.
While there are complaints of
gas prices skyrocketing, we need to also be thankful that it’s not our house
that needs to be rebuilt, or family members who are unaccounted for. While my great-aunts have not been located, our family has been assured that they have been taken care of. I was able
to talk to one of my cousins, who is stationed at Kessler
AFB down in Mississippi. She’s told me that they don’t have water at the base, that their houses are flooded or destroyed, and that they’re bringing in 4,000 troops
because people in Biloxi don’t have water. Ten Marine ships are coming in but
it will take them a week to get there. There are people trying to get into the
base trying to force their way past troops, and the residency doctors are being
evacuated. As she says, however, it could have been a lot worse. My great aunts and friends from New Orleans have lost everything, but they are thankful that they’re still alive. My hearts go
out to everyone
been impacted by the disaster.
01 – Jianda and DJ Freestyle – Water, Love, and Sunshine. We know about
Jianda, don’t we?
02 – Tortured Soul – Fall In Love. From Introducing Tortured Soul,
one my favorite albums from 2004.
03 – Larry Heard / Loose Fingers – Changes. From the just released album
04 – King Britt – Feeling Of Love. From On
the Seventh: Park Hyatt Chicago.
05 – Jully Black – Material Things (Featuring Nas).
06 – Lina – Smooth. Honey had
a conversation with Lina recently, which is what made me pull the CD out again.
07 – Val Watson – Whether U Know It. Remember Val Watson, from Club Nouveau?
Well, she has an album entitled Urbal. This track was a duet with Jane
Eugene from Loose Ends. Check
her site out here.
08 – Jafar Curry – Love Again. Jafar has a CD coming out this fall entitled
Thoughts From My Room. His EP is currently in circulation. You
can check him out here.
09 – Ladybug Mecca – Please Don’t. I still Trip
The Light Fantastic.
10 – Ivy – Keep Moving. From the new album from Ivy, In
11 – Southside Break Crew – Freshest Jam. From Current
Cuts, V. 1.
12 – Will Smith – Switch…Ft. Robin Thicke (R&B Remix). From the
13 – Kanye West – We Can Make It Better (Feat. Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Common &
Rhymefest) (UK Bonus Track). Bonus track on the UK release of Late
[Update 09.02.05 18:47] I’ll tell you though …. Mayor Nagin is absolutely making my day. About time someone’s spoken this. I just wish I could meet him…..