Summer Meme: Sing Along / Seven Songs

I promised I would break out of this podcast/radio blog shell and do something more with this blog. Guess I got a kick in my complacency – a meme I just could not pass up.

Tagged by jbrotherlove:

“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.”

Both old school and new school enter into this meme, since they’re always in rotation. Here we go….

7. An Act Of Love – Rockie Robbins. First time I heard this song was 4 days ago. It’s my "clap yo hands" song.
6. With You – Atjazz feat. Dawne B & Hernandez. I call this my mojito song. Prompted me to get Full Circle. [Traxsource]
5. Waiting For Your Love – Onda. Yeah. If I were to dance, which I don’t (for fear of someone thinking I had spasms), I would definitely be grooving to this track. Mellow house. [Traxsource]
4. Yeah You – N.E.R.D. The album Seeing Sounds is growing on me. Played this song about 5 times today. Must be the horn section. And backgrounds. And percussion. And, well…everything. [Amazon]
3. I Love Every Little Thing About You – Stevie Wonder. Arguably the best track from Music Of My Mind. [Amazon]
2. Tight Fit – Chaka Khan. Not quite sure why this was on my mind. Oh yeah, I do. Her sister, Taka Boom, was also on this cut. Love the arrangements. From Destiny. [Amazon]
1. What’s On Your Mind – Jimmy Abney. Return to Forever is one solid album and perfect for my mellow, downtempo vibe. [Dusty Groove America]

Tag, you’re it….


october, weekend iii

I will be typing about my wonderful weekend in the New York area. I’m currently
in Newark enjoying Family
, The Italian Job, rainy weather, and green tea. The plans for the

Hotel Ewedontno.
Ronn Taylor
Donald Aggarrat
Bernie Tarver
Steven G. Fullwood
Lynne D. Johnson
Kevin R. Scott
Fitness with BK.
Digital camera fun.

Did I miss anything? Anyone wanna add involvement…just email me here. I’ll
have the iPager on my person for the weekend.

thumbs up to tarantino

thumbs up to tarantino

Let me make this simple.
Kill Bill? A great movie.

I rather liked it and was pleasantly surprised to sit all the way through,
as tired as I was, and not fall asleep. That’s a good thing. The highlights?

– Vivica Fox (she’s beautiful here)
in a very good role. What can I say? I’m one of
Uma Uma Uma Uma Uma!
Lucy Liu!
– Wait a minute! Does that mean I’m all into women this season?!
– Blood. Copius.
Uma Uma Uma in a "Gattaca? Oh that was just childsplay" kinda

To give any plot out, any more statements about it, would ruin it for you, so
go see it. I’m gonna go see it again this week, because I’m the dim one, and
I’m sure I might have missed some of it.

Opinions? Please share. I know I have Bernard’s opinion right
[Addendum: MJ and JT have opinions too. They absolutely rule].

question of the week

I’ll make this short and sweet….and please be honest.
I’m thinking of possibly being one of the people who writes articles for Popmatters. This is what they are looking for.
Question of the week: if you were to read these as articles, would they be acceptable reviews? Please be honest; constructive, eloquent, and brute force criticisms are appreciated. If you are uncomfortable or want to be more personal, please email me. Thanks for any and all input.

i’m not drinking coffee, i swear.

“Lend me some sugar…I am your neighbor!”
Hey Ya!, Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
I think it’s time to do something other than work. Yes, that’s it. Let’s do something else. Lord knows I’ve got plenty of time on my hands for the next 30 minutes. Yes sir, yes ma’am.
But where do I start? Seems like there’s so much in my head lately. Maybe I should be a news reporter or something. Better yet, why don’t I just jog around the building? Maybe pick up some Fuddrucker’s or something. Baah! I don’t know.
Here are the things of interest in my head right this minute.

Continue reading “i’m not drinking coffee, i swear.”

anna guards the d.i.c.

I bet you wonder what happens at the DIC during the weekdays. Here’s a sample….
From: Prime
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:00 PM
To: ejflavors
Subject: Guard Dog
Full of hot dog, she decides to defend DIC against a big ass snake on
the front lawn. Of course, she was on the front porch a safe distance
away barking and bristled up. I show up and it slithers away into the
bushes by the living room. NICE! See if I venture into those bushes again.

newness, part i

newness, part i

Bejata? Why yes. We
jumped out of plane together, incidentally. Friendship that feels good at 11,000 feet.
Angelica Storm? You
bet. My wifey. She tried to teach me how to dap while I was in high school. She failed.
Renaissance Sistah? Mmhm. Grab a glass and sit a spell. She’s workin’ it.

Anything else going on? Hmm.

Exponent? Um…well,
yeah, kinda. Still working on it.
Beefcake? On its way.

waking up from a long slumber

Man, I love, absolutely love, a full moon.
If falling asleep in the middle of traffic is any indication, I needed some sleep after overworking my mind (I’m starting to read…books, real books), body (week 8 here), and soul (despite trying to find a way to extend my day to 28 hours instead of 24, I’m deliriously happy).
Beefcake and Exponent are coming soon. AngelicaStorm? Check tomorrow.
I know we’ve been waiting on J. Brotherlove (*collective sigh*), but in the meanwhile Karsh has done some magic.
Allow me to present…. prime time.