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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Monday, February 06, 2006

I love it when I ramble...

I really can't (read: won't - what happens on the road stays on the road) talk about Sunday. I did enjoy myself tremendously and am grateful for all of the brothers that came out and did the damn thing.

Thank you, and next year let's stay home and do it in the basement on the high def.


I haven't been home, I stashed a few changes of clothes in the trunk and did the 3 S's on the fly. Thank the lawd for comps... yeah, that's right, after my free 3 star hotel visit, I went straight to work. No going home and sleeping in my bed, just Monday morning traffic and lots of coffee. Car guage clocked damn near 8 hours of driving on my behalf on Sunday, almost half a day.





From the dash this morning. Surprisingly, I was fresh all day, even with limited sleep and bad officiating on the brain.

Getting into work this morning, I noticed that I was the only person in the whole joint that took the Super Bowl seriously (and I ain't talking bout' "The Fix" and how he held the Seahawks to 10 points either). I mean, getting the chance to travel and experience the excitement and hooplah is a cool thing. Gives me a chance to meet and greeet cousins new and old. I'm glad I got the chance to get out. Everybody else stayed home and watched "Grey's Anatomy". It is a boring existance at the new gig. Too many football widows. Had to hook up with Troy and hit Outback to vent and discuss over a few adult beverages for him, a Coke and water for me. I was good today.

Whatever.

I'll get a chance to hang out with my "schmoke and a pancake" partner this weekend. Can't wait. We used to hang til' the sun would chase us home. Movies, dinner, stupid shit like tours and reverse shopping. Bowling at 3am. Breakfast at Clarkes at 9:30. At night. Rocky Horror Picture Show bashing and arthouse featurettes that only we could stand. Music, music, music: Clash, Cure, Duran Duran, Van Hunt, Rahssan Patterson (and that damn concert!), Sun Ra and the Akestra. Gil Scott-Heron (The Bottle, baby!) D Train, Miki Howard, Annie Lennox, Rachid (remember the album cover?), Betty Wright, Depeche Mode, the Lil Purple Nigga, Jameriquoi, the Beasties, Sylvester, Biz, Incognito and countless hours of studio sessions with Al and I. We kicked it. Most of the time we went nowhere. Some of the times we almost died (remember the keychain from Great America? - or that night/morning at Berlin and the lakefront? or some random night at Rannalli's?). We still can kick it, but haven't. I think that might change...

As long as her momma doesn't rush me in the middle of the street in her housecoat with that pistol again.

14 comments:

princessdominique said...

Come by and check out the winners!

Anonymous said...

U had a interesting time..lol
Aint nuthin like watching tv in High def...dang once you watch it that way,watching tv any other way is so difficult..lol I love it though..I love some Jamiroquai..that boy is badddddddddddddddddddd..I have alot of his stuff

BrownSugga said...

u know u were welcome 2 do the hi-def at my place. glad that u did how up 4 a little while. GETSOME DAMN SLEEP IN YOUR OWN BED.

brooklyn babe said...

Sounds like you and your homie pancake know how to enjoy the easy side of life...
I got a chance to meet/interview Gil Scott, now that was a trip.
lol
PEACE

TheOneandOnlyInsanely said...

I can't wait til I see that pic on my way home.

BEAUTIFUL, lets me know 25 more minutes I'll be home!!!

nikki said...

you had the bomb diggity time. nobody at my job was talking about the game, either. i wonder what da phuck do these people do with their time???

NeenaLove said...

ummmm... i love when you 'ramble'... LOL

BTW: what's reverse shopping? is homie male or female?

Hassan said...

Princess: Thank you.

Yaz: There is no other way than High Def... and I have all of his stuff

BubblinBrownSugga: Thanks for having me, I wish we could have planned it better. I guess someone else will help me do that now, too... Details later.

Bk Babe: Yeah, we go back 20 years... Wow! You got a transcript?

Insane in the membrane: Can't stop loving that view. It means that I'm home.

Nikki: I really enjoyed myself. A little too much and that's all I can say. I wish more people could get out and travel for something as meaningless as a football game.

neenalove: I can't help it. Most of my good thoughts come when I run off either at the mouth or of the brain.

And she's female. She's my best friend. We just took sabbatical, but now we're back. Hard to hang out when you're occupied with other things. I am no longer concerned or occupied about said things, and that means good times like the old times.

I'm loving that!

Georgiapeach said...

The seahawks were in on the "fix" too...lol.

Mrs A. said...

oooh, i used to love when my mom chased my friends away...lol

Chubby Chocolate said...

Incognito?! Jamiroquai? Miki Howard?! You & pancake would fit right in w/my friend and I!

www.akintoye.com said...

peace brother. yo- its been a hot minute.. hope u coo bro.. im'a b back thru

G. Cornelius Harris said...

Don't miss Chi city traffic...I'll keep you posted

Rose said...

8 hours. Couldn't do that without a nap...didn't watch the game-just wasn't exciting to me...