just watched all 6 episodes of this miniseries called The Yard on HBO Canada. definitely check it out online or on tv. I hope it gets picked up for another season. Its like Disney’s recess meets HBO’s Oz. Swag.
I may end up buying it on DVD, if they release it.
The most tortured souls deliver us the most beautiful art, at least her voice was heard and will remain with us while she moves on to a better place. I just always knew she was somehow going to get it together and come back with new music and looking like when I first was introduced to her in 2004 on her Frank album. I know I wasn’t the only one who believe this. Her music helped get me thru some tough times and really connected to her. I did get a chance to see her perform live in Philly at a small club and got a chance to speak to her and tell her how she touched me. This was right before I went to I moved Japan and I was having hella problems, but thats neither here nor there. We spoke briefly and she was extremely humbled for me sharing those few words. Standing about 5’ 3” she gave me hug and I’ll never forget what she said to me “thank you David, don’t worry just be great.” in that British accent and me smiling like a kid who just got a new bike. That always stayed with me and I from then on I would introduce my family and friends to her music. Everyone loved it. It hurt to see her on that path she was on, knowing what its done to people in my circle. That addiction will truly tear you done and the people around you. Such a great talent taken from us, her music lives on. May she rest in paradise…finally.
Sometimes you feel like your by yourself, no matter what anybody ever thinks. I still get cold, when its cold. Hungry when I’m hungry. Miss my mama when we’re away. I get tired. I’m a person and I represent you.
I feel all by myself up here, that’s when I take a minute to re-evalaute things, all of the things I think are special. When you wake up in the morning, and you see the morning sun. And you need to know the world is on your side. Who do you run to? Who can you turn to?
Then the evening comes to greet you, you need someone to hold you close. And you feel the need to rest your aching mind. Who can you run to? Who can you turn to?
Well see the sun’s in the eat and the moon reflects. Like the knowledge and wisdom she manifest. If you wanna go to heaven, lay your head on her breast.
I hate that some of my favorite songs are connected to people who were special in my life. At a point where it doesn’t bother me anymore but when it was freshly done and let someone play that song I was in straight jerk mode. Got the Badu playlist going heavy at my desk right now. My ex and I would jam out for hours to her first album. I remember we woke up at 2 in the morning one day and took a 5 hour road trip in her jeep playing nothing but Badu sky high and flying down the highway. One of the best times I had. I don’t get all salty, no need for all that. An ex shouldn’t do all that to you or still have that power over you. I remember the good times and keep it pushing. Its never that deep, it if is you’re living in the past and that can’t possibly be healthy for your spirit. A wise woman once told me don’t front like you didn’t love it once, take your lesson you learned and float on.
Its being realistic. We all have others in our life, or better yet HAD, that once made us smile. Acting like your spouse is the one and only does not change the face they are not. Whether you really act on your past thoughts, can have a negative impact on your current life or whatever you’re building. Usually its not worth going back. Its just a passing thought. Jill spoke the truth on that track. Applies to anyone, real music by every standard.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
You always get the best albums when someone is in that “crazy as bat shit” love, bad breakup or on dope. Not that punk dope, like that hard stuff. I don’t condone drug usage but If its going to make a classic album. Have at it.
So my family is officially back in Tokyo, after two months of being in Atlanta. It was good having them here with, especially my mom. Hadn’t seen them since I left Japan in 2009. They haven’t been gone a full 24 hours and I’m missing them. I plan on going in July to see my baby brother on his bday, he was born on July 4th. See how that goes. I just got a new job teaching film camp for kids 10 -14. I’m super geeked about that. I’ll be starting that this week. The opportunity came out of nowhere. Some people I work with were on my facebook and found themselves on my vimeo with my video work. Got called into a meeting and they signed me onto the team as the lead teacher. Swag. Excuse me while I do the cooking dance to Tupac Back. Its been a good week after a series of events filled with bull. Getting a new car sometime this week when I get the call to pick it up, new job and some new friends. Look at God. Sitting at home in this quiet house, On Demand, my snacks and I’m good on this long weekend. Didn’t get a chance to head out on any trips for the memorial weekend but I’m cool with all that. Once shows start picking up and work again, I’ll be duffle bag shawty on the road, so this down time is the move. I’m rambling now, Badu in my headphones and sitting on this toilet typing on this blackberry. Hit a dude on twitter @davecanon_