Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some Random Thoughts

My hair is falling out. About a fist full every day. I have to pour drain cleaner down the drain every 7-10 days. Thank God it's kinda thick, otherwise I'd be completely bald. I'm starting to really worry now, which will probably cause me to lose more hair.

I hate racism. Hate it. When directly and personally faced with it, there's a combination of shock and hurt, and then I get pissed. That's what happens when it's against my people. I hate it just as much when it comes from my people, but the process is different. There's frustration, then an effort on my part to get the offender to see a different view of things, then I get pissed. It's just bad business all around and doesn't do a damn bit of good for anyone. Why do people have to be so ignorant?

My yellow rose bush has three full, fat roses on it. They are beautiful.

Sasha has gas. Stinky, foul gas. The kind that smells flammable. The kind that makes you screw your face up, lean in the opposite direction and say "Eeew, Sasha!" Bless her heart.

I love a good kissing scene in a movie.

I detest it when my integrity is meritlessy questioned. Someone I haven't known very long, someone who obviously does not know me, did that to me three times. Nice person, just misguided and extremely paranoid - we all have our issues. Anyway, no hard feelings, but I am done.

I still think Chris Brown needs his little punk ass kicked. Biting ladies whilst you're beating the shit out of them and whatnot. I wonder what kind of mother he has. Seems to me she's upholding his behavior. Not condoning it, but trying to help him the wrong way. You know, no accountability.

I have a headache and a backache, and I am in the pissiest of moods today. Can't put my finger on it. I'll pull myself out of it. I always do. Starting tomorrow. Today's a wrap.

Thousands Protest Economy in Dublin, Ireland

The Irish are in a pickle, too. **Sigh**

Possible Arrest in Chandra Levy Murder

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chocolate Milk - Groove City

One of the featured artists at the Zulu Ball tonight will be New Orleans' own Chocolate Milk. Groove City is one of my personal favorites. Take a listen and tell me what you think.

Rihanna - Injury Photo

Look at this. LOOK at it. Look at the the injuries on her face, then look at the pain past the surface. This is a picture of so much more than her face. She is heartbroken and devastated.
If any of you still want to defend that little bastard, imagine someone you love looking like that at his hands. If you're okay with that, you're just as sick as he is.

E.L.O. - The Electric Light Orchestra

I read this morning of the death of ELO Bassist, Kelly Groucutt. As many of you know, I grew up to all sorts of music. ELO reminds me of my elementary school days at Immaculate Heart of Mary. They had a distinctive sound that I couldn't identify as a child, but later recognized it as the sound of synthesizers. My father had plenty to say about it, most of it not good, but to me it sounded wonderful. I found the Electric Light Orchestra had such an energetic presence, even with their slower tunes.

Even now, they still do.

British Reality Star Jade Goody Will Wed, Share her Final Days

Battling terminal cancer, her efforts are for the benefit of her two young children.;_ylt=AvX8i5xS_colX2r6bJeLuD4azJV4

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Travis the Chimpanzee and his Owner Were Verrrry Close...

Kansas City Woman Gets Shot in the Weave!

This story could have had a much different ending:

Kathy Griffin - Award Winning Sleaze

I have never, ever liked Kathy Griffin. Initially, it was just because I didn't find her funny. At all. The sound of her voice is more annoying to me than that of a chainsaw. She must know she isn't funny, because her obnoxious, offensive behavior serves as a distraction to her lack of talent. She goes around offending people, desperate to keep the fire going. I remember reading about an incident where she made a drug reference to Dakota Fanning when Fanning was very young, drawing the ire of Steven Spielberg. Then there was the time she called Pink the b-word. I wish Pink would have kicked her ugly a-word. When she had that botched cosmetic surgery and was crying and talking about her horrible ordeal, she got no sympathy from me. I watched her for about a minute and changed the channel, but not before noting she was still just as ugly as she was before she had surgery. Anyway, what Griffin does must work for her on some level, somebody somewhere is watching her.

This is what she said, upon winning an Emmy in 2007(sent to me by Mrs. Jovial):

"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus," an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. "Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."

Asked about her speech backstage a short time later, an unrepentant Griffin added, "I hope I offended some people. I didn't want to win the Emmy for nothing."
I believe Kathy Griffin is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside, and that's saying something. She has no sense of character, no integrity. She is small in mind and in spirit. Her behavior is that of a very, very unhappy person. Think about it - what happy person do you know behaves the way she does? If she didn't want to thank Jesus, then so be it. Why use her limited acceptance speech time to specify who she doesn't want to thank?

Her words and intentional ugliness will come back to haunt her. Let's see how that statuette will see her through it.

Missing from the D.C. Area: Pamela J. Butler

Please spread the word.

Mardi Gras Music - Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke it Right) - The Wild Magnolias

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

R.I.P. Snooks Eaglin

Snooks Eaglin was a multi-talented guitarist and musician whose repertoire included several genres of music. He passed away today at the age of 73. He was scheduled to perform at this year's Jazz Festival, as he had done for the last several years. He will be missed.

KKK Grand Wizard Indicted in the Murder of a Would-be Recruit

This incident occurred in St. Tammany Parish, next door to Orleans Parish.

Rebirth Brass Band - Casanova

Halle Berry at the NAACP Image Awards

I love this dress on her, but I pretty much love all Halle's fashion choices. Looking at her makes me want to step up my game. Keep doing what you do Halle!

NY Post Cartoon

Is our President is being compared to a chimpanzee? What do you think?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chris Brown and Rihanna

"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person."
So he goes ape sh!t on his girlfriend, beats her up, bites her, runs and hides from the police like a little punk, and this is what he has to say? It would have been better if he had kept his mouth shut. Let's break it down:

"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired" sounds like he's referring to an unfortunate incident in which he had no involvement.

"I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person." This means he's hiding out with his Mommy, chilling for a minute while his boys stop by. Is he truly seeking God's help, or is somebody else's pastor stopping by because it looks good?

If he is truly sorry and remorseful he will hold himself accountable, and be sincere in his quest to make this right. That is not what's happening here.

I'm calling it. Perhaps his 'people' will try to persuade Rihanna to issue a statement of her own to take some of the heat off of him. After some time, probably after he thinks everyone has calmed down, he's going to issue another statement, equal to this one in insincerity. After that, all in the World of Chris Brown will be right again. He will continue to sing, people will continue to buy his music, and he will continue beat up on girls.

I believe this incident is just the beginning with Chris Brown. He has let us all know who he really is, not just by what he did, but by his response to what he did. Rihanna may be only the first victim of Chris Brown and he will get worse. Yes, there are two sides to every story, but only one person got the stuff beaten out of her, the police were only called on one person, that person was gone when the police arrived. I know it's still unfolding and he can turn things around, but he is not off to a good start. Showing accountability would take some character, something he's sorely lacking.

And yes, I know he's 19, but think about it. What kind of damage will he be doing at 25, 30, 40?

I pray Rihanna makes a recovery from everything she lost on that fateful night in question. I pray I am wrong about Chris Brown.

I'd like to know what you think about this situation.

To be continued.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I have no choice... I must report this to the people!

Come and Get Your Love - Redbone, 1974

On Mondays, I like to listen to music that will make me smile. This one does it every time. A beautiful combo of funk, rock, soul, plus lyrics that go between subtle and straight to the point (what's that title again?) make for a song with great energy. It's the first commercial hit for a Native American band. What do you think?

A Writer Writes, Always!

I haven't written, written anything in a while, but I promise to do so soon. Plus, I've been doing some research and the results of that should yield good material. Until then, maybe you'd like go go back to the very beginning if you haven't. I like to see people's comments and don't see nearly enough. If there's something you'd like to talk about, let me know.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mardi Gras Mambo - The Meters

Queen Elizabeth II Has Her Own Website!

Actually, it's the official website of the Royal Family. Apparently, it was only recently launched. Think she'll friend me on MySpace? Check it out:
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