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What’s This About

In Music, News, Video on September 27, 2018 at 4:40 am

It’s all about the music.
If you have the talent – please use it:

If you have a radio interview invite with Charlamagne Tha God, then take it.
If you have to respond to Eminem’s Diss Track to clap back – you have to make it:

What’s This About? This is about word skill.
Rap started in Harlem but the “M’s” keep it real.

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The American Music Awards
are slated to go hard!

Beyonce, The Carters, Niki Minaj nor Arianna Grande made the list.
Cardi B and Drake are on the UPTAKE because they’re the radio’s jizz:


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Life moves fast and all is not always fair,
but don’t tell that to THE TALK‘s melodic billionaire.

Eve is on the scene – and you know that she doesn’t play.
Eve is like ol’ Blue Eyes, she does things her way.

I love her new face; hands down – she looks fantastic!
Terry Dubrow must have had an opening and Eve snagged it.

She is the epitome of life-melody as none of the usual music moguls helped her in her rise.
I’m Qui
About Music, hot topics and Eve. It’s up to each of us to cultivate our own lives.

Good Morning Humpty

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 26, 2018 at 5:38 am

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Depending on which Humpty you reference in mind
he is preceded by either a rap or a nursery rhyme.

Both are in our history of stunts,
though I am referencing to the mid-week hump.

And the Humpty-Hump would be a good song for this day,
lest we are all about work and with no thought of play.

Don’t let that be your tempo; that beat gets old.
Jam the Humpty-Hump and free your soul

of any excess seriousness that may be about you.
Are you at work? Is there a co-worker you want to hurt?
Please let silliness find you:

I’m taking nothing too serious during this hem and haw
that is the Judicial Committee hearing for Kavanaugh.

Ain’t nobody got time for that, really.
The president spoke at the UN yesterday and sounded silly.

He and Kavanaugh have been known to lie on their willy’s.
But to say he’s doing America any favors, at the UN sounded silly.

Life is more interesting when you’re on the ‘uphill.’ See?
Uphill for the usual and the dutiful — who are you and me.

There is no job interview in the world that you can go to,
with allegations or a bad reference and still, make it through.

If indeed Kavanaugh moves on to the Supreme Court
America is going to be a wee bit short

on respect.
‘Like we don’t have enough stress around our neck.

Okay, three branches of government… who’s going to keep check?
America the beautiful, please don’t settle for feck.

Mid-way through the work week, tomorrow is coming.
I’m Qui
Let wisdom guide thee, because foolishness is gunning.

Good Morning Humpty. I see you on that wall.
I’m encouraged to VOTE so that the yoke will stall.
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Monday’s Start

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 24, 2018 at 7:48 am

happy-monday-cats-washing-clothesSo we pick back up from last week.
I love Mondays. A good start is key.

I went to bed early and got up relatively late.
I have quite a bit of production pending on my plate.

How are you, sweetheart? And what have you got up today?
I’ve got shot editing first.. later on, I intend to play.

Work is a necessity. What’s life if it’s not productive?
As far as it goes for folk with self-esteem lows –
Lift up! Tell the lows to ‘suck-it.

Folk who are not high on life will be a drag on you.
On this Monday’s Start avoid all lows in your view.

Life is new again! I’m in it for the lovin.’
I’ve been working Premier Pro and FCPX like it ain’t nothin.’

These are film editing tools that I use;
my knowledge capacity is experiencing a boom!
You should see what I’m doing in Photoshop and Lightroom.
I’m on the uptake! Vroom-vroom! Vroom-vroom!

Today will be a productive party and I will duly play.
I won’t be out in the streets dear sweet, but in the editing bay.

Shout-out to BIG LEO! Thanks for stopping by and ruling the spotlight.
Big Leo is a distinguished man, an Intel friend whose DNA is reel-nice.

I shot a silent film this weekend; there were no words.
Big Leo came in with eyebrows and grins
allowing scripted intentions to be heard.

Thank you for that!
I do love those Leo cats!

I may be a wee bit bias in my heart –
I, too am a Leo and I love a good Monday’s Start.

Today will find me editing footage and framing a view.
Today will also find me watching, thinking and writing about you.

I’m an observative soul; it’s what I do.
I see that the Kavanaugh’s situation is still on the brew.

God bless the man who disrespects and chooses not to recall.
A woman here, a woman there — Kavanaugh’s confirmation is on the stall.

I’m sure it’s an unsettling feeling to be in his position.
The same should be said for the women forced to come forward to mention…

Keep in mind
that justice is just acting blind.

And that’s fine because incivility is nothing new; society plays its part.
The truth won’t be buried, so let us not be in too much of a hurry
on this revealing Monday’s Start.

Above all, be mindful and productive and melee won’t be able to find you.
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee, let goodness and truth be the force that binds you.

Today is a great day to play it smart.
Opportunity abounds in every Monday’s Start.
Play your part.

At The Half-way Mark

In Communication, Movies, Self Improvement on September 19, 2018 at 4:49 am

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I’m learning from the best and I’m praying to the Lord.

Y’all, as much as I love school, this particular degree course is hard.
I’m not worried nor in a hurry, I’m on the hump; a reel-workhorse.

Like, I really have a choice to do anything otherwise.
I’ve got knowledge on my plate and a belly bigger than my eyes.

Today is hump day and I’m feeling right-okay.
I’m up early feeling girly, it’s my production shoot day.

I’m producing a short film and anxiety keeps me from yawning.
It’s a class assignment and I’ve titled it “Sweet Morning.”

In pursuit of a degree in Cinematography, all assignments are geared towards “the shot.”
I don’t understand it all and am enjoying the knowledge crawl; intrigued daily. I like it a lot.

When shooting outside in Arizona – it’s hot and my eyes do burn from the sweat.
I often feel like I’m in a hot and dry sauna, but I haven’t lost any pounds yet. crazy-smileyface

And hey! That’s okay. I haven’t gained any pounds either.
I’m out in the sun even when the day is high and young,
to learn from the best – I am eager.

At the half-way mark, I’m feeling pretty good. I’ve got my camera and my drive.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, let’s hump on this shot list and give this script new life.

NEWS PERUSE – What Happened in High School

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 17, 2018 at 6:52 am

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Well hello, dear Monday! Where have you been?
Congress seems on par for letting Kavanaugh in.

But not one recollective minute before —
we hear the watermarks of Christine Blasey-Ford.

When Christine and Brett Kavanaugh were in high school,
she alleges that Bret attempted to rape her; life uncool.

She’s talking in detail and laying it on the line.
Christine delivered her written account to Diane Feinstein.

That was in July.
Kavanaugh’s life to Christine is a lie.

Many women are empathetic to Christine and her watermarked view.
Unfortunately, when I was in high school, it happened to me too.

It was lunch break and I hopped a ride with a male classmate
who was pretty good looking, popular and in no need of a date.

I was popular too – a writer, rapper, and drill team dancer.
After returning to campus from lunch – he became a creepy chancer.

In his savvy sports car, he locked the doors
and unzipped his pants for a “girl-handy” score.

I asked what he was doing and to please unlock the door.
I asked him thrice, but he wasn’t listening anymore.

He was in pursuit to get me to touch his lap,
instead, I balled up my fist and give his lip a bap!

He hit me back and we begin to fight inside of his two-seater.
He struggled to unlock my door after a few minutes of me being “the beater.”

I ran inside of the school and at the first pay phone, I called my dad.
He told me to report it to the office unless I already had.

I went to the office; I was just 16 and in the 11th grade
and the female principle didn’t believe what I had to say.

She blamed me for being good looking and dressing nice,
and implied that I wanted “it” and that next time I’ll think twice.

Good Lord! Her brutal summation wasn’t right, and she seemed so mad.
The female principle gave me a pass to get over this and on to class.

I did go to class, but the feelings of being a prey did not stop.
About 30-minutes later, I hear my dad going-at-it with the cops.

Dad left his job after I hung up and came straight to my high school.
Campus monitors allowed him site access because he was a cool dude.

Dad inquired about the male student’s name that I had told him about.
They pointed my dad to his class and dad asked the student to come out.

The male student did.
That’s when I heard the cops trying to corral my dad’s wig.

The noise rang out from the corridors; rage was the pressing margin.
The cops came to my class and asked me if I’d like to press charges?

The attempt to rape a child is not a passe thing,
especially since the male classmate was already 18.

The scene got real serious; dad, the cops and the boy were standing by.
I was told to repeat the incident minute-by-minute, miss nothing, and don’t lie.

I did. I retold the tale in detail and I was not coy.
The Miranda rights came out and they began to arrest the boy.

My dad took me aside and into another room
and told me that he was there for me while chaos and uncertainty loomed.

I told my dad that I didn’t know what to do.
I just wanted to be respected; validate my truths.

Dad concurred and heard out every word that I had to say.
He explained the male teenager’s behavior, and how charges come to stay.

He left it up to me, to send the classmate to the clinger or not.
I chose to let this be a warning, they uncuffed the popular snot.

Teary-eyed with so much to lose, he never bothered me again.
I saw him a decade after graduation and his aura reflected the sin.

I don’t think he ever did such a thing again. Forcing intimacy is lame.
Plus when I saw him in the store a decade later he hung his head in shame.

I am not mad at him anymore, and it looks like his lip went down too,
I’m Qui
and Kavanaugh isn’t supreme at all if any of what Christine said is true.

 

When your truth is too true

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 12, 2018 at 4:11 am

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FACT: The title of this piece was provided by a person who was self-evaluating. And no, the person was not me.

Brutally honest folks who mean well should consider the following information before each honest delivery:

“Truth and honesty without compassion is brutality.”

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I suppose I should know,
I’m an honesty-wielding Leo.

Yessir, and yes ma’am, -I’m confessing to you kinfolk:
with retrospection and honesty, I can impale another’s throat.

I often preface  though, “the following won’t be pretty, but it is honest reality…”
Often times the receiver is their best amen choir & believer – and may get mad at me.

Everybody wants honesty but not as it pertains to what they (themselves) do.
Right?
I cannot nourish your plight and recommend A FEW GOOD MEN for movie night –
because “you can’t handle the truth.”

I dig ol’ Bader Ginsburg, Ruth and McKinnon, Kate of SNL.
When it comes to lasting impersonations, Kate brings the judicial hail.

Still, I’ve always known that my most honest deliveries could use a little more tact.
I thank my mom for my compassionate heart and my dad for holding nothing back.

I am indeed Redd’s daughter; I am honest and I preface – please do not take offense.
I’m Qui
‘loving the honest quote that I heard on TV. I’m working on me and the quote makes good sense.

What show was I watching? Well, now that’s a good question.
This show is the best yo, it’s called MARRIED TO MEDICINE.

The truth and honesty quote is stronger than an espresso brew.
If you’re not a sugar-coater of truth, does this quote at all apply to you?

Well Rested and Format Tested

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Technology on September 10, 2018 at 4:40 am

euphoriaEvery day for the last two weeks I have been a “reel tenderoni.”
I’ve been courting Phoenix in cinematic bliss,
via my new FS5, Sony.

I have utilized the exposure triangle to capture “the shot.”
Saturday morning I filmed Tempe Lake at the 911 Memorial spot
and I’ve been a little emotional over the footage that I got.

The FS5’s capacity is yielding to be quite hot.
I like the way she reels, I’m beginning to love her, a lot.

I’ve been taking her everywhere that I go.
Passerbyers star in my ‘reeled traffic show.’

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I can’t keep my hands off of her.

Some of which are handed my card during their to and fro.
Good talent is hard to find, you know?

But if you look-the-part and pose for the camera as you pass me
I’m likely to divvy my card with visions of collab’ing on a cash heap.

Art is not cheap so I’m into paying
if the subject is committed to reel slaying.

Though the scenes that I have been shooting as of late have been for school,
I still run QuiFilms where neverending networking is infinitely cool.

I spent the weekend shooting from sun up to sun down.
I’ve been spending the wee hours of every night sleeping rock-solid sound.

It’s a good trade-off.
The hot and dusty atmosphere invokes a cough.

Still, observing Earth’s atmosphere and all who live here truly works for me,
I’m Qui
Good morning baby. See the world through your beautiful lens and make it what you want to be.

Be sure to format your SDXC card before you leave for the day.
Be sure to format your life; this happens when you pray.

 

You Smell That

In News on September 7, 2018 at 7:57 am

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Good morning baby. Has the week gotten you off?
Did you miss your favorite shows to see “Le Grill of Kavanaugh?”

Oh yes, I watched as much as I could, tho at times I could not bear it.
I found myself drawn in by the inquisition of Senator K. Harris.

Whew! Her eyes and her posture; Judge Kavanaugh – I didn’t want to be.
Senator Harris was just following protocol set by elder Senator Patrick Leahy.

Specific questions were laid before the judge and the Senators seemed to have much of the answers before them.
The Supreme Court nominee danced clumsily looking for opportunities to beat around the bush; to haw the hem.

Kavanaugh was in the hot seat but it’s not really that blazing.
There are enough Repubs to push him through;
The speed of which is amazing.

I’m grateful to have tuned in to the hearings; there was so much to learn.
Glad to see the faces of elected officials who are voting towards our burn.

Their jobs are in jeopardy whether or not Kavanaugh’s lunch is secured and bought.
The GOP is governing carelessly; the condition of our union may be a degenerative cost.

All is not lost though,
November affords you and I to vote, so

if we want to turn this thing around, lets NIKE and JUST DO IT!
I’m Qui
and Le Grille of Kavanaugh is worth a looksy; it’s Day 4, don’t screw it.
Whether you caught day one through three, this s a great day to get to it.

A Big One or A Little One

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on September 5, 2018 at 6:25 am

Which do you prefer, big or little and how do you want it? We all need it so let’s talk about it. Do you want a
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or a

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The choice is up to you.
It’s mid-week, what do you want to do?

If you’re in a good solo position, you could take the win,
but there’s an extra umph when you win with a friend.

What’s that you say? You don’t have any friends?
Then this is an excellent time to try a win-win

because everybody needs a friend sometime.
Do you want a big W or a little one?
It’s more than a rhyme.

Today is Hump Day and while you’re duly on your grind
please forget not to share that ‘atta-boy’ shine.

It elongates and permeates teamwork; you should lead the charge today.
I’m Qui
Do you want A Big One or A Little One? It’s all in HOW you play.

Lucrative Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 3, 2018 at 4:58 am

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I spent my time scene-shooting and celebrating with friends.

Framing up the future; we were studying dividends. 
I am curious as to what happened to BitcoinsAre they still in?

I am curious as to what is going on
because I want my finances to remain healthy and strong

beyond today and well into tomorrow.
I am interested in disruptors minus the sorrows.

Then there’s always gold.

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Is gold still considered a weighty square?

As with love, in finances is all of it game and is all fair?
I’m just wondering because I want to stack my chips with care.

Monday is a great day to review your portfolio.
Stack today for tomorrow; where whilst thou dollar go?

You know them Leo’s; it takes restraint for them to not shop.
My grandma used to say “keep the money in a safe – your pocket’s are hot.”

She was right and I just might peruse a safe or two real soon.
Though for now, I’m location scouting to see what I can shoot before noon.

Do come with, dear Lucrative Monday. You are a welcoming must in life.
I’m Qui
Up early feeling cinematic and girly – today I’ll focus on natural light.

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