Monday, October 31, 2005

Day Life Saved THIS Time....

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Book-....ish
Ronin Ro has a new joint out about Run DMC, titled, Raising Hell. Finally. This fool wrote Have Gun Real Travel about Death Row a few years back and I have been waiting for him to pop back up. I wonder if he has a blog..... ****places hand on mouth a-la Arsenio.... hmmmmmm....


The new book out about Sam cook apparently numbers at 600+ pages. When is there going to be a Sam Cook documentary?.......Speaking of Sam cook, what is up with those Marvin Gaye Hennessey ads...is his estate really hurting that much that they need some liquor cash...what next...they are going to have Billie Holiday Hennessey ad's ...Billie who struggled a loooong time w/ illegal and legal drugs......

You know you are a nerd when......see a negro novel book cover and realized that the same image was used by another book in the last two months...

Bird Almanac
Ya'll know I like the birds...this book is dope because it provides a lunar calendar, color photo's and text...

A Personal Note
Yesterday, I had my first case of engagement ring envy....the rock whus NIIIIIIICE.
He was sitting across from her...leaning in ....Listening to her every word...Not to say that I miss my relationship w/ my ex....Because I don't at least not in that way...but man....the way the sun was catching that light....it was the TRUTH.

Hip Hop Blend
O.C has a new joint out called Smoke and Mirrors. It is on sale here.
Ghost Face said in the Face Doom Mass Appeal interview,
Nobody wants to take the time to write something down that makes the listener think, Dammmmn how did he think of that?
Doom said that, in terms of a collabo he would like to see,
Nas and Lil' Wayne.....[dude....what a combo?]

Schools Still 'effed Up
I came across this study titled the Social Costs of Inadequate Education this weekend. It is a topic that I have allays been fascinated with. Having all of these underedcated brown people in urban areas takes a toll not only on their immediate lives but the lives of their communites and their children. The main points cited are:
  • Lost productivity
  • Lost TAX REVENUE, [ which is SOOOOO significant to the hood I can't even get on THAT soap box tonight]
  • Impact on health, welfare and civic engagement
Music Stores Hate Hip Hop
Went to Tower Records in the village. Why did the Hip Hop section move again? They allways have a nice combo of indy and mainstream joints, but I can't help but feeling like HH is the wicked step child of the music stores. Why does our music have to be in the basement? Why can't we be front and center...like KAPOW...there goes the new Kanye...or Doom....or Bahamadia....

Brave New World
Did you all peep the Times article on boutique doctors....I see it as evidence that medical care is allready privitized....most folks just haven't gotten the memo yet...This book about being a gully patient should help you in dealing with doctors....
Speaking of hospitals...why is studying at the Barnes and Nobles at Union Square like being at the St. Vincent Hospital room? This past Saturday I noticed....
  • You have your folks that need their medication
  • Your folks who are trying to steal YOUR medication and anything else they can get their hands on.
  • Your bag ladies....
  • Your nannies and mommas
  • idiosyncratic grey haird white male writers that crumble sheet after sheet of paper distracting me from my civ pro homework...but I digress....
Sites You Will Like
  • You wanna see the latest Bobby and Whitney flicks...or find out what David Banner ate for breakfast....Get your gossip on w/ Fresh and her fam.
  • Town business for real. An ENTIRE blog about the bay. Yippie.
  • Sal is hella funny....you know you have a special talent when you are funny on paper....This dude needs to write a screenplay...for real.
  • Humanity is honest..consistent....and funny..I allways learn something from his posts or the responses to them..check him out

6 comments:

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Jason Pollard said...

Hold up son-just reading the boutique doctors article-$1,600 for the year-is that a misprint/typo? Because if it isn't then that's really not too bad. Consider that Freelancers Union Health Insurance charges around $250-$275 per month-which for a year comes out to about to same for a boutique doc. Sheeet I'm gettin myself one.

Hummingbyrd said...

Naaa. family....that is just a retainer...you have to pay the HMO or some other form of health care jumping off IN ADDITION to the annual retainer....

Jason said...

Yeah, the Sam Cooke bio is off the chain. I'm like 40% into it and I can't put it down. The writer does a good job of making you feel like you were there and helping you to see what made Sam (and everyone around him) tick. You need to read it when you can.

Ironically, I bought the Run-DMC book the same day that I bought the Sam bio. I'm getting into that next. Holla.

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Hummingbyrd said...

Uggggh. You turnin' into some kinda music nerd?!?!?!

Sam Cooke is AMAAAAAAzing...he, Donnie H. and Al Green are the tortured Black Man ANGEL soul singers....trust...

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