Saturday, October 01, 2016

My Last Convo with Bonose

I ran just across an article which brought a memory of My last conversation with Bonose.

As seen in the screenshot on September 11 I received a call from the man himself concerning an issue. He was working on a video project and had deleted files from his memory card by mistake and needed to know how to get them back. He stated that he had trouble finding a program specifically for a Mac, Although I'm a windows user I gave him the name of a program that I thought was most effective for the job and how it works, It just so happens is that there was a Mac Version. He was like "Thanks Bookie Dawg! I knew if nobody know, The Book was gonna have something for me ".

And of course that convo ended with us joking about how if it wasn't for the K we both wouldn't really be who were are..

My Mind is still blown that this man passed away.
. RIP Bonose!

The blurred Call's before and after are both my best friends, that says alot about my circle.

Friday, September 30, 2016

I Appreciate It, Man I Really Do!

 Although I won't say who did it, I'm just giving a "Thank You" to the guy who looked out for me about a few minutes ago,   Today I woke up to a messege on my phone that a transaction did not go thru for the bill. I checked my bank account and there's only $7 in. which was actually  part of a $150 Deposit  which all went on fixing an overdraft. So Taking the little funds I had in my pocket ($70), I used that money to assure that my account stays open for the next month, while also paying my Phone bill in the process to keep IT on.. On top of that, I had to call a the collections agency to tell them that I won't be able to make the payment for monday due to insufficient funds. With that, it's nearly too late to be pausing something I've paused for just this past month. It doesn't help. it only hurts because It just stunts my that bill for another month.

Strugglefest 2016...
There's been this pending Battle of The Bands coming, and knowing I didn't have anything in the bank. I was just gonna pay at the gate on the day of,  After I decided to deposit all my funds, It was clear that I wasn't going to be able to attend the event.. So I came home, and made a post on facebook about it.

Fast Forward about 30 minutes ago, I was contacted via messenger by a guy who is  well known for his own videos,  He told me he wasn't in town to attend the event himself, but after my seeing my post via facebook he decided to look out for me by purchasing a Ticket in my name.  Also thinking about the fact that  Bonose has passed away, He asked if I was going just to enjoy the battle or to video, I told him I plan on shooting video,  and constantly thanked him for the ticket.

This Gesture & Action is greatly appreciated.I didn't expect it. I wasn't  asking for, nor expecting it. but I'm grateful to even have somebody just come and say "I got you".  especially for it to be a fellow bandhead, a person who also contributes his time and money to the band community.

If you're reading this, I appreciate you bruh! Thank you!

- Book 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bonose Passed Away | Rest In Peace My Friend!

I got word he passed away in his sleep, sad to hear.

If you don't know Bonose. He got that name in 2000 as a Crab at Kennedy high school after one of the upperclassmen told him his nose looked like a Bow. Just like anybody, he hated the name for a while, but It made him popular among the ranks of the Trumpet players in the school,

Bonose was a what I would call a true bandhead, He used his knowledge in technology to promote what was going In the school and eventually what was on in the band community,
In 2000 I had built a website for myself, which I transformed to to a band page for Kennedy by 2001.. When I told Bonose about it out he asked me to make one for him.,, Because he was Previously making stationary publications and mock fliers full of school related stuff and "Self promotion" He told me he wanted to bring it to the Web.. his sole purpose was to put Everything Kennedy on one site, so I helped him get that started creating logos, scanning pics, creating pages etc. it was all New to him, we both were just trying to figure out how it all words

Fast forward 2002, He was the Band Tape Man and bad CD man. He would record with thus Big "Channel 6 news" JVC VHS camera he bought from the pawnshop.. Covering band events and carrying the camera and a bookbag full of Tapes and CD's, By. I had gotten a Digital camera to post some videos online, that was amazing to Bonose. He told me he wanted Help him do it too, Together we created the logos ad began recording to introduce what he called "Bonose Entertainment" to the world,

Bonose constantly shared his aspirations to make Documentaries Movies "Bonose the movie", "March like its hot" etc... We would laugh about it all but he was serious about living his dream as the man behind the band footage.. He went on to college at Miles and then SUNO for communications,

With the growing social Media and the access to videos online became a major part of his promotion.Bonose Entertainment became "Bonose TV Productions" and it was the staple of the N.O club scene. he used this technology to "Blow up" Upgrading his camera to digital, he also aligned himself with popular radio personalities and hip hop artists in the city which led to him Not only covering band, but every day life.. which eventually led to the clubs and music videos, Most of allt he never forgot to promote the bands, band was his passion.

Bonose continued to do those paid gigs and music videos, as I became pretty much known for taking Photos and eventually video of the bands it got to the point where every time we would talk, it would be in appreciation for each other's work....

Every convo would be "Bookie bruh If I blow up, We gon blow up together and if not, I you got half on my first million cause we started this together" .

The Last Time I talked to Bonose was around Tax Season, we Reminisced about a lot of the stuff and beyond what I stated in this post. It was always good talking to bonose ..
... It's crazy hearing about his passing, It's some things that i had planned to include him in.. I guess that won't be happening now. .

Bonose was the man though, He's one of the reasons I do what I do... Thank you Bonose for the inspiration
I'm gonna miss that dude
"Taking Pictures when they see me, I'm on BONOSE TV!:

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Philosophy's All Wrong

No matter how beautiful I think a woman is, I often find that her philosophy on many subjects would be the very thing that turns me off.  I like a woman I can hold a decent conversation with, and have a mutual understanding of a particular subject, no matter the differences. Yet with certain subjects, especially dealing with Expectations.

In many cases I speak on things i haven't quite experienced, but even with that. I try stay on a positive track regarding the subject of Male and female relations. Others may have a different approach. but me, I respect love. t

Love is losing these days for me, because it's caused me pain.until i could find an equal love. I will be lost without it..

I love all my female friends, but there are reasons that i can't directly explain on what I couldn't date them,,,most of that reason is because i'm not prepared for a female, the other is basically their own outlook... yet I think i can "Deal with them all lol

There will be more to this in  a future post..

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Embracing The Offence

When Offensive things (such as language) is  accepted and embraced by one culture, it only becomes a problem to the cultures that created those things (or terms),

Example "The N Word" was used by those who hated blacks.
After it became something taboo for them to mention in public,
Black people began to use the N Word to identify Males of all races.  just about everybody uses The N Word term among their own race/circles  But, because it's going to forever be identified as a Belittling term there are open discussions about the excessiveness of the term usage by blacks.Folks need to let it be, because the term is no different than using any other word you can't use on  television

Like the the Band "Steely Dan" was named after a Sex Toy Had the FCC been "Hot" then, they would have gotten sued, reprimanded, and everything else.. (lol)  But now Steely Dan is one of the most iconic bands of it's era.  and people love saying their name.

Or even the band "Beastie Boys"   Their name is a term describes Jewish people who act like black people"

and then there was "Hebro"  as in "Hebrew Negro" ^^ which meant the same as that above..

Another example "Chuck / Charlie"  

Although The word Charlie was Identified the Letter "C" in NATO Phonic Alphabet,  The Term as well as "Chuck" was a derogitory term used to Identify Viet Cong Soldiers...  "Charlies in the Jungle"
.. Black U.S. Marines eventually began using the term "Chuck" using the term to identify the White Individuals. But they probably weren't offended by it because they'd probably never had a clue they were being called that..

Generally, Most nick names don't come from the greatest of places, but when you embrace it, you welcome yourself into the world as someone who will "Live forever"