Sunday, January 31, 2010

My inspiration

It's shameful that this is my first post since the earthquake. Neither personal problems nor academic issues are a proper excuse. My sincerest apologies to all you readers out there for making you wait 10 days for a post. I'm gonna post at least once a day for the next week to make up for it. Don't believe me? Tune in. The kid has got a new lease on life, a new direction.

This video features masterful performer (and my unparalleled best friend) Carvens Lissaint doing his part to contribute to earthquake relief. I've got a piece on the way, and saying that it was inspired by Carv would be a severe understatement. I've stayed away from political poetry for a while, but I can't stay silent on this one. Time to pray, and then put pen to paper. Thanks for the continued love, ya'll. Let's keep progressing.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a difference two weeks make...

This song is on repeat in the crib right now. I'll be back soon, got some emotional reparation to do. Keep me in your prayers, ya'll. It's hard to be righteous in a world that rewards simple answers.

On another note (kinda), this man goes in. Tell 'em, Luther.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Collegiate Bliss Redux x Corrine Bailey Rae

With the boo as we speak. Felt the need to put up this flyyy song as an homage to the flurry of feelings that have hurricaned through my abdomen these past couple weeks. CBR goes in on this one. I might have a problem if even a fair number of Black British woman look and sound like Miss Rae. A problem indeed. Oh, the ways of my winged heart.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Checking in

I'm feeling pretty good right now. In ways I never could have expected or anticipated, the New Year has welcomed me with open arms. I've got a bunch of creative projects in the works, a heart that's the lightest it's been in ages, and one semester before I dive face-first into adulthood and test out this education I've spent all these years accumulating (in that vein, I recently learned how to use a semi-colon properly, craziness). Both graduation and Great Britain are growing ever-closer, and I'm doing my best right now to take things a step at a time. I'm doing my best not to hold myself back, to live without fear in a world that markets caution like it's all that can save us. I'm trying to let go of anger, which is proving far more difficult than I could have imagined. I want to be a better writer, son, brother, partner, performer, student, and leader, but becoming better requires sacrifice. It requires work.

It requires love.