if i did it. it probably needed to be done!
me= event planner, would be poet & playwright. sometimes u can find me playing records ya moms and them prolly rocked under the name ms soulflower.
i dig dimly lit establishments, burn champa daily & i'm hellacrafty when the spirit moves me.
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jasonweinberger: John Coltrane’s scheme for A Love Supreme, recorded in one session on December 9, 1964.
Unlocking The Truth - Jingle Bells
love these babies!
the only thing that matters. the only decidedly holiday thing you’ll see on my blog.
because these kids are so important.
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Cats Giving High Fives (Part 1)
Previously: Animals Being Jerks (GIFs)
nothing says hope quite like flowers growing through the cracks in concrete
i don’t think she can change her mind
that finger is here today, gone tomorrow, shun.
African Creativity: African Barbershop Signes
(From: Ghana, South Africa, Benin, Kenya & Tanzania)
MY SOUL WAS NOT READY FOR THIS
10/10, its a must watch
He just broke it down.
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Shades of Swagger # 85 | Solid Gold
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Album Art | Jazz Hip-Hop
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Gang Starr - Step In The Arena (1991)
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother (1992)
Guru - Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (1993)
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb (1994)
Common - Resurrection (1994)
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003)
Madlib - Shades of Blue (2003)
BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG (2011)
RIP Keith Elam and Jun Seba.
Rootsman Barry Brown by freestylee on Flickr.
Fred Rogers ladies and gentleman!
Here are some interesting facts about him:
- He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
- “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
- According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
- Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.
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