Monday, July 28, 2014
I have this strong desire to be a blessing to everybody. Honestly, I fantasize about being in a position to help everybody realize their goals.
Everybody except ME.
I find that I spend tons of time working toward bettering others' lives. And when I look at my own life, I see that it doesn't nearly appear as inviting as those I assist.
I've gotta pay heed to what flight attendants tell passengers during every flight: put my OWN oxygen mask on FIRST!
'Cause, truth be told, I CANNOT assist others if I have NO oxygen myself.
So, tomorrow, EVERYTHING I do will be done for ME!!! And ONLY ME!
'Cause, truth be told, I desire MANY of the experiences I help others attain.
Let me sing my new musical scale: Do, Re, ME, ME, ME!!!!! :)
Friday, July 25, 2014
DEVAN DMARCUS (aka"3-D")
Overt masculinity oozes from every pore on his body. He's not the biggest guy in terms of stature, but his presence is so dang IMMENSE one would think he could EASILY take down a 7 ft tall Goliath in a single rhyme!
DEVAN, I HEAR you! I SEE you! I FEEL you! And I hope and pray to continue being a BLESSING to you!!!
Check out the rest of DEVAN's music HERE!
And his Instagram HERE!
And his ESSENCE Online pictorial HERE!
ALL photos by James C. Lewis for Noire3000 | N3K Studios
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
SCOTT ST. PATRICK WILLIAMS
I can think of only ONE word to describe what I witnessed last night as actor/writer SCOTT ST. PATRICK WILLIAMS performed his PHENOMENAL one-man show, ACT GOD The Veil -- Part I...
When I say, PHENOMENAL, I believe that word is an UNDERSTATEMENT for the PURE FIRE Scott blessed the STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd with during his performance! Yes, I could say that the overall theme of the performance was, in essence, a man's conversation with God. But, man, this show packed soooo much MORE than that! Its dissection of male/female courtship was simply OUTSTANDING! And the section where an older brother looks out for his younger brother illustrates that we all SHOULD be our brother's keeper. And keepers of OUR OWN well-being, too.
I suspect a few moments in the show went over a LOTTA heads! 'Cause, some of it sure had me asking myself, "What in the world is he talking about?" One particular moment was when he gave voice to an urban street/drug culture I simply don't know. His rapid-fire delivery was a mix of spoken word and dialogue. And filled with PASSION, PASSION, PASSION! Honestly, his performance was soooooooooo RIVETING I couldn't take my eyes off him! And I found myself listening more intently than ever, 'cause if you missed ONE word, you may have missed a LESSON! And I say lesson 'cause Scott was there to TEACH!
After his curtain call, I stuck around so I could speak with him. I told him what I truly felt: his show BELONGS at NYC's Public Theater! No, I'm no longer a manger, but damn, I just HAVE to look into HOW to get the show there! I just HAVE to! It's THAT POWERFUL! And that BRILLIANT!
If what I saw last night is Part I, only GOD knows what Scott has up his sleeve for Part II! But, what I know for sure, is that, if I'm still BREATHING, I'll BE there to find out!!!!!!!!!!!!
BRAVO, Scott St. Patrick Williams! BRAVO!!!!
Scene from "Act God, The Veil - Part I"
Friday, July 18, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I just returned from the grocery store, and, I tell ya, livin' here in L.A. sure has its perks! While in the store, I chatted up "Jackie Harris." Who, you ask? None other than ridiculously talented actress, LAURIE METCALF, of my all-time favorite television show, ROSEANNE. That's right, Roseanne's sister, JACKIE!
Anyway, Laurie was with her tall 14-year-old son, Donovan, and I stopped and chatted 'em up about his height. They were both very sweet and friendly. A part of me wanted to tell her how much I loved her performance on ROSEANNE, but I didn't want to possibly be a bother, so I said nothing about the show.
When I went to check out, the guy ahead of me told me he wanted to take a photo with her. I told him I just wouldn't bother anyone with that kind of request. I think I saw him waiting outside the grocery store to "run into" her when she exits. Well, whatever works for him.
I'm simply happy to have spoken with her and her son. I hope they could read my happiness in my face and in my actions. 'Cause goodness knows, I was truly HAPPY to have seen them.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Independence Day is upon us again! And, no, I'm not talkin' that old Will Smith movie!! Lol!
Whatever you do today, be mindful of where your dogs are during the launching of fireworks, because that loud noise frightens the heck out of them.
Way back when, my family lost our gorgeous German Shepherd, APOLLO, on July 4th. He ran away because of all the loud fireworks! We never saw him again.
We learned the hard way that we should have brought him into the house until all the craziness had subsided.
Now, we know! And so do YOU!