I was going to upload this track “Litany of Fear” but I don’t want the RIAA after me for infringement! The point is this: Christian Scott made a doozy of a track. The word “lush” came into my head instantly, followed by sensuous, haunting, earthy, modern yet vintage trumpet sound. Yep, this is one of those tracks you can’t stop listening to, maybe because you can hear the story being told (Katrina, anyone?) Now of course, when I thought of the word “lush” my beauty-addicted/addled brain thought of the most sensuous lipstick I’ve worn thus far. Glide a little bit of “Tamango” by NARS across those pouty lips of yours, grab a glass of (insert favorite drink here) and enjoy the ride.
After reading so many heinous posts about killing the President, I am just wondering: is it really a “new” day? Racism is still alive and running rampant through our neighborhoods, boardrooms, coatrooms, and chat rooms. How can ANYONE justify saying things like, “Should Obama be killed?” There is really something wrong with the morals of society today, if people accept these behaviors as “freedom of speech.” Guess what? All speech is not free. Time and time again, folks have become incarcerated for making death threats to political leaders. Why are these same types of people allowed to blatantly make their intentions known, yet are not prosecuted? That is so unacceptable.
I was not a Bush supporter but I never threatened to kill him. My dislike for Bush and his cabinet was because I did not support nor did I agree with some of their policies, and I did not respect the way Bush handled the education reforms (No Child Left Behind is faulty at the very least), Hurricane Katrina victims, and a host of other things. But I am willing to bet that had I graced cyberspace, the newspapers, television, or political rallies and made statements about killing the President, I would be writing this letter from the penitentiary.
Okay so I took these pics from my visit @ The Shrine on 9/12/09….It was so good hearing REAL hip-hop and not the watered down, radio-rotation ish we learn the words to, simply because the options aren’t there. I digress. Anyway, Common, The Roots, Heavy D,…..dang Heavy D? Nothing but love up in The Shrine that night.
Is it REALLY my chance to add a thought? Who really THINKS anymore? I can go on and on and on about this but I won’t. I’m going to let you go back to what YOU were doing……..