Monday, December 31, 2012

Celebrating Black colleges and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha ...

What you think Obatala ? Lol

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India Arie & Raul Midon - Back to the middle NSJ 2007

KUUMBA!


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India Arie - Video (1 of 3)

Music is my madness righteously so . . ul.


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India Arie - Strength, Courage, and Wisdom (3 of 3)

True . . .


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Sweet Honey in the Rock Performs "Stranger" at NPR

Creative sisters...


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Gil Scott-Heron "Winter In America" (1974)

Yes indeed . . .


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Day Sixth

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance.  Bless spread to those enduring critical life altering circumstance . Let us offer a prayer for peace to all and reflect on the past Year cautiously reviewing ones priorities. Happy  day 6 On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa - Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity  - embrace your individual uniqueness and explore your creativity share the joy of a beautiful being. Peace, Love out to the universe . 
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Tribe called quest - check the rhime

Word Queens ... Love this cut.


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A since of purpose ... I LOVE YOU!!!

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Peace and love Happy Kwanzaa On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa - Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose we must continue the tradition and uplifting the community thru rites of passage for our sons especially now and mentoring programs for our young sisters. We must make this like our tithes a year round continuation to our sustainability as a people giving back to the hood unselfishly without pimping out people because we all must LOVE one another sister and brother.  Just do it because ...  I love you family just because I love you. Peace to all with my ending until tomorrow another day of light Insha'Allah . Lepadah

Friday, December 28, 2012

Beginning anew,thankful & reflecting.

Happy 95th to Dr. Ben!

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Anew beginning people is upon us. I wish for us to be mindful of all those who are not present making their transition to a restful place. So much sadness, unnecessary hate, we are living in the killing fields unable to detach ourselves from racism,violence,greed. Our Holy books reveal days of tribulation times difficult to deal with, famine through out the land, turmoil between parent and child, financially bankrupt with no clear future only a civilization that is destine to fall with our proclaim power we are powerless against the Supreme Being and the elements of nature. Prophets, Rabbis, Minister offer little comfort at moments when truth is hard to hide are mask over. My shades have been removed and I refuse to see another picture. Remember the joy, anguish of heavy hearts and forgiving souls. Remembering the great ones . . . and the lost. a special prayer out to the one who know me best that unlock my chest, viewed sin and capture alight. I would like to wish a an early HAPPY BORN DAY to warrior, noted historian, writer and Legendary Afrocentric scholar, who will be celebrating life at the fine age of 95 this New Year Eve. A marvelous King amongst us to still feathering knowledge to the mass thank you in name of the Beneficent for gracious mercy allowing this warrior presence. Peace onto Brother Sharpton, Sadig, Mandela, President Barack Obama … the list is endless. Peace and be bless . Universal Love to all. Special thanks to The Amsterdam News for disseminating necessary information to the Village . Congratulation to my beautiful daughter Yasmine and Kylan on their soon be jumping the broom... Love you both lol ... Also let not forget Brother Sadig Jama today your prayer ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Kwanza! Happy being in my temple of familiar...

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Everyday blessing and prayer to the teacher ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama. Life, love and peace  Insha'Allah . Peace one love to all. Happy Kwanza!
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Happy Holidays everyone universal peace & love.

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance.  Love out to my angel babies & special blessing to Brother, friend Sadig and a big Happy Holiday out to Ohio's Shaker Heights    . One love to all my Family especially Yasmine Sadig and Khalil love y'all.  May we remember all those in need year round not just today but everyday in name of the Supreme one of all things .
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Lepadah

Lepadah Christmas Eve 2012


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Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (Ready Steady Go)

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the supremes i hear a symphony

Supreme


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The Supremes - Baby Love

Baby!


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Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You (1965)

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Prayer for Peace for all ...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance. Rev. Al Sharpton is shedding light this morning on 107.5 fm.  During this chaotic season of Holiday celebration and tragedies one can not ignore those who are still suffering from Sandy, Sandy Hook, Fiscal Cliff quagmire and parables of life which must acknowledge .  Baby it's cold outside and my thoughts and prayer goes out to Far Rock etc who are still unsettle and displaced. As we all know the status of the historical Lenox Lounge which I've for the past few weekends attending terrific jazz sets staying to the wee hour and the last jam and yes this is it . I must say the Lenox is still jamming until the perspective date so I want to encourage all to go listen to some super beautiful LIVE music in The Village of HARLEM!  Special prayer out to a really beautiful brother those who kniw of what I speak let me say ...Allahuma rabbi-nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa entashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqama. To my Teacher, man of conviction and my confidant friend for life all this blessing for his sustainability Insha'Allah . Peace one love to all.
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Freddie Hubbard, Leon Thomas - Jazz Jamboree 79

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Mtume Umoja Ensemble - The Prayer (Sifa Zote)

Keep on...


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Real Jazz - Andy & The Bey Sisters - Smooth Sailing

A 4 am roll


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Gary Bartz - Music Is My Sanctuary (HD)

Life!


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Maxwell Stripped - Simply Beautiful HD

One mo time my fav!


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The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain

Temptation mood lord have mercy!


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Miles Davis - I Fall in Love Too Easily

Right'


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Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

A Mind Medley 

 

 

 

Let his music play 

not yet; unless

freeing  marred heart 

married comic roots;  never rooted

plant his hefty contralto 

warbling melodic enter course ears to hear

groan,moan, howl intensity

groove move divas into danceteria 

red light district, red parrot's, Adam's red apple 

inferno confess flames 

float lifted carriages 

arm full steatopygia women 

cut loose bridle caboose 

raise her natural rhyme 

determine spirituals 

shouting souls of card counting Christians

flood rose land rhythm chronicles

dice/chip slam casino tables

able to express yourself 

let his music play 

deep dig the  grind of sanctified organ keys 

knight in gal detail 

maroon mashing floor

swing swans definition 

Bearden "Black Odyssey"

strobe stencil experimental 

faddy webb wit trick those sticks 

clicking drum dribble 

wand diviner knot Mobley instead of Trane

same old thing

no more runs on familiar tracks

set "a caddy for daddy"

I like old things, seasoned & meaty things

intelligent, mystical rings

for bells to tell tales

warriors to shear 

those to hear the strip of gut strings 

to let the music play  . . . on & on

 

© 2012 Lepadah

Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

Mind medley by Lepadah - Draft II

A Mind Medley

Let his music play not yet; unless
freeing marred heart married comic roots; never rooted
plant his hefty contralto warbling melodic enter course ears to hear
groan,moan, howl intensity
groove move divas into danceteria red light district, red parrot's, Adam's red apple inferno confess flames float lifted carriages arm full steatopygia women cut loose bridle caboose raise her natural rhyme determine spirituals shouting souls of card counting Christians
flood rose land rhythm chronicles
dice/chip slam casino tables
able to express yourself let his music play deep dig the grind of sanctified organ keys knight in gal detail maroon mashing floor
swing swans definition Bearden "Black Odyssey"
strobe stencil experimental faddy webb wit trick those sticks clicking drum dribble wand diviner knot Mobley instead of Trane
same old thing
no more runs on familiar tracks
set "a caddy for daddy"
I like old things, seasoned & meaty things
intelligent, mystical rings
for bells to tell tales
warriors to shear those to hear the strip of gut strings to let the music play . . . on & on

© 2012 Lepadah


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Mind Medley by Lepadah - rough draft II

Mind medley by Lepadah draft II 12_2012.m4a Listen on Posterous

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Common - I Used To Love HER

Used to and still do...


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Miles Davis and John Coltrane Autumn Leaves

Dedicated to our Autumn Pascal Pryce our Autumn in December we always remember your beauty heavens Angel... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZ_iPx68VY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gun America...

Think about it!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

NAS - It Aint Hard To Tell

Really!


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Nas - Made You Look

C'mon Queen's rep hard NAS


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Black Ivory Don't Turn Around Live 1972

To Baby ... Saw Black Ivory last year still got HEAT!!!


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A night in Harlem...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance. Rev. Al Sharpton is shedding light this morning on 107.5 wbls . Last night shower scenting one with Magnolia Pear a delicious soap from South of France in preparation for a night out at the historical Lenox Lounge featuring "Hot Lips" Super baddddd Joey Morant & Catfish Stew rocked the house with early goodbye. The place was nicely pack, musician swinging their axe and a sure enough Harlem swag. Last night the air flavor New Orleans reminisce that of Louis Armstrong blowing the brass snake a wicked hot set topped off with the late night jam including an outstanding blues singer, there dancing,singing and a WHOLE LOTTA Uptown LOVE!!! Scribbling a poem in my journal which the great Joey Morant stopped and chat about my write and autograph under my promise piece ...the evening in Harlem PRICELESS .  Sending out mucho universal love to Far Rock,  Coney Island help is needed please volunteer and give the gift of humanity. Peace and love to my angels !!!
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Last few weeks @ Lenox Lounge was packed last night

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charles Mingus - Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk

They're so cool blow you into a breeze and fucking freeze baby!


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Charles Mingus - Moanin'

Goddamn!!!


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Dave Brubeck - Take Five - 1966

Remember ...


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Norah Jones - Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson

Cold outside tonight.


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Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me (1957)

Lepadah mood ...


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The Autumn Leaves By Nat King Cole

December we remember our Autumn Pascal ...


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Nat King Cole ~ Smile (lyrics)

Smile...


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Revolution and Aftermath... Hey Playthell thought you drop the piece...

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This Revolution is being televised… just not here.  The turmoil in Egypt is not so unfamiliar proven to be a land destined  as a hot bed of discontent and dictatorship from the beginning of time and the the energy of a spiritual war  fuel  passion of believers beyond intellectualize commentary which is voided once the masses turn land into a field of blood.  There are questions of the return of Pharaohs to Egypt. Revolution will have to bare bloodshed is always violent. Religion and Politic have never in all of history been bedfellows and the partnership prove cataclysm.  I was reading an article in todays New York Times   "Revolution and Aftermath" highlights an succession leading up to the Revolution now present in Egypt with reference to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Their passion knowing death is sure to follow leaves no room for why the burning of the American flag is a shown resentment towards … hey Brother B you have one completely immersed in politics, Ancient Civilization, historical truths and political facts… keep us informed with your commentaries on the Times. Peace
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

EDDIE PALMIERI Somebody's Son.wmv

EP


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Donald Byrd - Change (Makes You Wanna Hustle)

DONALD BYRD, Slow Drag (Byrd)

I love this super dope piece


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Donald Byrd Places and Spaces

Yes indeed!


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Teena Marie Casanova Brown

Lady T


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SMOKEY ROBINSON BABY COME CLOSE SOUL TRAIN

Damn!!!


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Good morning good people spread your love ...

As-Salāmu `Alaykum good people.  Blessing out to the universe, peace and tolerance.  Disturbing reports of racism in giving during the Sandy relief efforts in our area. Sister Maulene and I are hearing as late several volunteers with food,clothes and other needs went out to certain areas if Far Rockaway were told their help and donation was not necessary.  After an emotional election and massive suffering these particular group of individuals still harbor racism by refusing help from Others. I can only hope these fools if harden hearts, ignorance will discover the light of humanity.  Position in a twist on the couch listening to Al Sharpton  Hour of Power reading my favorite news periodical Amsterdam News after re reading the brilliant autobiography "Nigger" by  Dick Gregory . I advise all to read this intensely emotional book and feel each word discovering new tears of pain and joy.  A short re-read but great!!! So flip on the Meet the Press and check out Brother Al Sharpton ...  Peace and love. .. Must finish Ellison's "Three Days Before The Shooting... 

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K-Ci & JoJo - Life

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Pharoah Sanders - Live at Jazz Cafe London 2011

A stupendous read and personal pick ... By Lepadah

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I don't wanna grow up ... A Big kid lol

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Stop The World Maxwell

Yeah baby!!!


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Fistful Of Tears-Maxwell

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Amiri Baracka: Thought Policeman | Commentaries on the Times


Dear Brother B you need not bother with the banter but set the record straight I can relate with the words of light as we know in the case of Romney.  One should listen closely to each read that is read fine 
manner in which delivered thrills the mind constantly requiring more to satisfy this word nymph.
So shower them with flowers at the feet of modern day  gladiators of polemic, prose, commentary and essays. A witness to new public forum of a jester and the verbal rap ability of word kings. Far gone days of Caligula  its whirling weaponry and head choppers… but I would be whipped and called a wench if not make mention these intelligent men of various big eyes which orgies are thus a warrant thirst for such frivolity. One who acquired a distinct taste for unique love… Thus be that of a gladiator words men  who hold world court on social media for onlookers who relish and a lover of Medieval debates spun such 13th century read of "The Owl and the Nightingale"  well tendered with some gentle swipes delved those jesters or poets even handed comments of Your acute written ability to tell the truth as recorded and not as one might wish to see in thine own eyes. First we who know the rule of thumb in such a battle "to thine own self be true." Thus reap the shame of many men who fallen at their very own feet with by a lie or mad fabrication.  In closing this nymph will tie up my wings in conclude with the following .... 

Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand,
And the youth, mistook by me,
Pleading for a lover's fee.
Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!           Be peace brother man ... Lepadah 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cab Calloway - Reefer Man High Quality

Thanks man ..Shake it...shake it Mack daddy!!! Go on cab lol


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lepadah Sunday brief bit

Lepadah Sunday brief bit...be peace


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Sunday cool out after Coney Island

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Peace good people happy to see FEMA,RED CROSS out in Coney Island today. We distributed baby food,cleaning products and other items today. I was surprised to see the Cyclone, Wonder Wheel was still standing amid the rest. The boardwalk although piles of sand everywhere still the beach was amazingly beautiful and respect for the supreme being .  Reflecting and thumbing thru books one book actually finished "From Babylon to Timbuktu" by Rudolph R. Windsor ... Very interesting.  Goodnight and keep it peace and humble. 
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Sand all the way

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Standing in the sand in CI boardwalk

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Reflection in the sun ...Coney Island

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Brilliant writer with no limits... Excellent read.

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" I believe individualistic articulation has no limits and endless 
interpretative aspects which is undefinable." - Lepadah                                    
   “I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.”
 Langston Hughes  ... 

“Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.” 
― Allen Ginsberg

Riding the tide of times superbly

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As stated President Barack Obama is a true politician without question his political prowess proves to be an exquisite leader beyond those who raise political hullabaloo hold contempt for such a genius mind unable to stand intelligently they would rather defy and continue their in-corrigible behavior. There is rumor about the Presidential cabinet during this fiscal crisis which stems from past misappropriation of finance, greed and blatant thievery. So now a true leader as those before him will continue to lead and replace those who shiver in fear at their own inadequacies and deficits. As noted during Monroe's Presidency he faced an economic crisis known as the Panic of 1819. It was noted as the first major depression to hit the country since the 1700s. During this period which stemmed from declining imports and exports, and sagging agricultural prices. A number of state banks suspended payment on their notes and declared bankruptcy, with the Second Bank of the United States shifting to more conservative policies. The result was high unemployment and an increase in bankruptcies and foreclosures. The paradox is that an intelligent leader will make adjustments, those who choose to jump ship…. jump! So President Barack Obama continue with Chicago finesse to forge ahead without the weight of cowards and fence straddlers who are insignificant to this Political dilemma. Ardent along side Susan Rice. "Go after me over Benghazi." Thanks once again PB for calling this exactly what it is… drivel
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination
~ Nelson Mandela
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Marqués De Sade

Mr. B... And thus they shall strip you of your quill and all writing utensils detaining such testimonies made public as that of Donatien Alphonse Francois - The Marquis De Sade ... Lol . Write on Mr. B 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Dinner

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Today was spent helping others get through difficult times in Far Rockaway at The Hammel Houses Serving Sunday dinner to residents who were pass over by FEMA and Red Cross trucks a few days ago. Where were the news reporters to highlight their story. Isolated from the rest of the world displaced by mother nature and political biases this Sunday dinner on a glorious sunny afternoon brought forth smiles, heartfelt appreciation and extreme gratitude. The church down the street completely destroyed by water the rugs, furnishing sat on the street as I walked with Lucy to the beach sand was swept onto streets and sidewalks sand dunes along the way, twisted metal and boardwalk debris. Thankful knowing I had a warm place and lights. The residents lined up and a future young politician we called him as this young boy about nine a pearl smile and said to me "you know it's been hard on us out here do sad but thank you ma'am we so glad you came thank you all we are so happy.  Helping us move some water and smiling.  What charisma this handsome young man is the future President we laugh handing him an extra plate and a slice of red velvet cake/vanilla cupcake he requested so nicely. Walking he look at me and  thank you do much for coming. Yes here was the forgotten some finding their loved ones on this day who they have not seen since Sandy hit the shore. As the sun began to sit and the chill creeped into fabrics of  residents who gathered the last remainder of food,drinks returning to their dark apartment still with no electricity and heat as the police lights blinked and we packed up our cars leaving them in the dark wondering about next time. They need food, clothing and sustainability to reconstruct lives again.  Waiting on lines waiting for a rescue.  Peace and blessing out to appreciative Far Rock...  We'll be back you my people are not forgotten.

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Marvin Gaye - Come Get To This / Distant Lover solo - (solo, 1981)

Love this!


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The boardwalk

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The boardwalk

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The boardwalk in Far Rock

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Lep @ Far Rock a day of service.

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Far Rockaway

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Far Rockaway

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The Hammels Project Sandy relief

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The Hammels Project Sandy relief

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Sandy relief in Far Rockaway

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Far Rockaway ... The Hammels Project

Ladies serving a hot Sunday meal... Sandy relief.

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Say cheese please

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Say cheese please

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All together working to help each other.

Far Rockaway The Hammels Project .

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Far Rockaway ... The Hammels Project

Ladies serving a hot Sunday meal... Sandy relief.

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A Thank you to Al Sharpton ...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum Reverend Al Sharpton congratulation and thank you for your dedicated undying service to the community.  We are proud of you and your organization and we will continue to fight alongside you to work for justice and truth.  Thank you and much peace, blessing ...         "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A Thank you to Al Sharpton ...

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As-Salāmu `Alaykum Reverend Al Sharpton congratulation and thank you for your dedicated undying service to the community.  We are proud of you and your organization and we will continue to fight alongside you to work for justice and truth.  Thank you and much peace, blessing ...         "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Speaks volume

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Reflection...

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President Barack Obama is back in the White House after a vicious campaign of blatant lies, insults, racial epithets and political flame throwing from Tea Party/ Republican crazed evangelicals and other simpletons as previously stated . Now to the task at hand a angels wedding, writing, reconstruction of all our lives here along the eastern seaboard. The disaster left behind by mother nature is a testimony to our mortality. A sitting is necessary at the A Baptist Church this Sunday to appreciate, reflect, and offering our congratulations to our President for as stated in my previous blog his meticulous maneuvering through the imbrogolio which presented a task by all means and President Obama holding true to his posture unrelenting steadfast with solid conviction. Yes there is a lot for us all to do to make our existing here more beneficial purpose for being decent to our fellow man/woman. Constantly in search of myself as that of Siddhartha. A resident feeler to higher elements in this life. A citizen of the world. To cross into a republic for which stand is TRUTH. We are rather comfortable with lies, deception and the only way is to purge oneself of all transgression and allow the super natural to hold one to the iron grid in order to sustain and become born again. This action might leave one with little or no friends but in this life time only one might stand beside. A war with thy self is yet the most firm with which to fight. Discharging my succubus. I stand before this test a miserable reflection of past deeds. I am certain to slip along the path but will eventually continue before ones death and let the record play at the end so my spirit might dance….
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Slum Village - Tainted (Official Video)


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The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By

A wee bit back...


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De La Soul - Ego Trippin (Part II)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012