Sunday, April 09, 2017

After the L and then some.

The beginning of this month began on a sour note. After being banned from a Facebook group, I was taunted for my reaction. At some point, I was tagged into the new discussion only to be dragged into more drama. I tried to apologize and defend myself by explaining my reason to post the screenshots. They didn't care. They tagged more people into this post to try and get me to do as they do. I left it alone after realizing how this group of fools thrived off of their own garbage. They normally do the same thing I did. The difference is, I'm not in their circle. They continued to go berzerk. It made them feel good, I guess.


Because I referred to their group concept as racist, I was told that I am no friend to women They then accused me of being a coon and a homophobe. Their claim is that I was touting for white folks. Yes, these were black people. I explained myself enough, after that the truth can only be accepted. I Then realized I was only in a group where all of these folks were trying to validate each other by ripping on other peoples opinions. For the most part, this group was full of women who act like they hate everything. A self-righteous liberated group if you ask me.



In other news, the past 3 months have been odd. There's this situation that I can't speak on directly in detail. I'll put it this way, though. Sometimes opening your door to folks can cause some haywire. For 3 months, mainly last month, the flow of things in my household had been screwed up. You give somebody a roof to lay their head because they're down and out but they unintentionally cause problems by being too secretive. It's not okay to just hide things like food around somebodies house, but you're eating the food they provide. There's way more to it than that.

I'm off.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

I'll take my L

At the moment I'm being ranked on for posting screenshots of a situation.
I was banned from a group after asking "Why be racist?" the banishment gave me a reason to screenshot the convo.
Posting those comments elsewhere caused me to get thrashed. I also posted about it on my page and was called homophobic pseudo hotep. I'm unsure where that came from. Truthfully, I wasn't clear on the fact that the group was a black only group.Questioning authority is the reason they banned me, The follow up claiming had more to do with something I wasn't part of. With that said, I'm getting flack for taking the screenshots mainly. I didn't know the moderator was so notable. At most, I was banned because they assumed I was associated with a slew of drama that I had no clue about until getting the backfire. When they came beneath my page calling me homophobic and other things. That took it to a new level. Now they're going in on me. I left it alone though {etty moves deserve that kind of backlash. I sent the responding moderator a message after he posted on my page, just to apologize for the misunderstanding. I'll admit, I was wrong for posting the screenshots Allegedly "name dropping" so I'll take my L for that.

At most, I didn't tell her anything disrespectful in the process, that's the wild part.

They're trapped in the code, I see beyond it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What makes a Legend

Band wise, a legend is someone whose name carries or has carried weight in their time and is still mentioned in subjects of contrast comparison today. Generally, we identify them as a distinguished person, a major innovator in his or her craft of expertise. By default, this disqualifies anyone who is considered an old head/old school. Performing among the Legendary doesn't automatically make you a legend. You could have played for the Bulls in 1995 but if were a sub for Scottie Pippen you probably ain't a legend. If your stats were irrelevant as compared to those who made your team legendary, you're probably not a legend. Then there are those who have surpassed legendary status. They are more than likely deceased or by far incomparable to others. Should we acknowledge those who have surpassed legendary status as Titans? Maybe so.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last February We lost Al Jarreau.

I'm not sure if I even blogged about it, but this man's passing was a major one for the marching band community.I was thinking about posting about this Friday. It's wild to me that Chuck Berry Passed today (yesterday). As for Al Jarreau, there were numerous songs that he sang which were made signature tunes by many marching units. Many marching bands play Black and Blues. Murphy's Law was one of my high school Band's signature tunes. I love his music. In my opinion, Al Jarreau was the embodiment of musical expression.

Legendary!

The Legendary King of Rockabilly Chuck Berry has passed away!

I was introduced to Chuck Berry's music through Movies like "Back to the Future" which used "Johnnie B. Goode" as a signature tune.
If you remember the scene from the dance when Marty plays it. "Hey Chuck, I think this is the sound you've been looking for!"

There was also My Ding-a-Ling. I grew up thinking it was a Christmas song due to it always playing around Christmas. It was Hilarious yet explicit, yet also clean enough for children to sing without consequence. LOL! It was our Alma Mater LOL!

When I was a little bitty boy,
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver Bells hanging on a string
She said it was my Ding-a-ling-a-ling!

I know his catalog of music goes way beyond that, those are the ones that stand out to me due to my upbringing. I've his videos and things over the years. I've even seen Mos Def portray him in a movie.

Thank you, Chuck Berry, for your contribution to Music in the 20th Century!

- Book!