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LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 am

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Let’s talk about the weather, let’s talk about life.
Let’s talk politics – the culprit of recent strifes.

Let’s talk about the fam’; How’s your momma ‘nem?
Let’s talk about the state of our country and how we can effectively hem.

Where’s your bright spot, America? Aren’t we looking awfully dim?
Speaking of, let me divvy some specific love to the White House: Trump and ‘nem.

What up big Repub in the Oval Office room!
You have no stance and a slimming chance, yet the stock market still booms.

You’re not king ring-a-ling;  you’re chief of what is.
In the grand scheme, this is an American life-thing
and I question if your base-support is that big.

The global world isn’t loving us;
our allies are pushed-away from hugging us.

Rudy Giuliani is still bugging us
and the tweeting prez doesn’t know how to hush.

Let’s talk about it: Families being torn apart at the border.
We’ve too many resources and not sharing; we’re hoarders.

No laws are in place that deems such vile crap.
This is an administration issue – to Democrats.

It’s not a good look for our country and history will duly show
‘the chump on the hill’ was a calloused heel —
Intent on delivering Democracy a low blow.

Let’s talk about it: Nepotism Laws have been slaughtered.
If not to build a platform for women, what’s up with the 1st daughter?

Isn’t she a senior advisor to the prez?
If anything, what on earth has she said?

She, nor her father is helping.
My role? I’m going to God and telling.

It’s what I’m known for and I what I do.😁
I go to God when I can’t get through to you.
It’s true.

Because I am a praying spirit, please know that I’m wise.
You don’t have to say much – your truths spill from your eyes.

I’m grateful to see it.
The unwise under a guise;
I wouldn’t want to be it.

So, let’s talk about it: Where We Are and What We Mean.
Is Congress for the collected WE or loyalists to a he?

Think about it and then speak. Speak up, speak up and speak up.
There’s too much silence on violence or we just don’t give a WHAT.

If we are a collective and we truly care
Pipe-up your voice at the ballot and place it there.

Mid-term elections are at stake and on the way,
Get up and get out – you have something to say

and the world wants to hear it.
Obviously, I’m confrontational; I don’t fear it.

Let compassionate heart and minds prevail
Or I fear America will feel a backlash of hell.

Nothing is done without consequence.
Building consequence is how this admin is spent.

God help us, we’re a year and a half already in.
It’s increasingly difficult to understand and grin.

If our goal is to be selfish, not help others nor let them in…
We are rapidly gaining clarity to what the Bible calls a sin.

Republican Evangelicals:  the American youth are watching.
Their belief in your self-righteous religion is no longer clocking.

They don’t believe in you anymore. So you can stop.
They realize that you’re working for yourself and not representing God.

Their souls are wise.
They see the racism in your heart – through your eyes.

When you’re hungry for help it’s hard to digest lies.
I’m Qui
Up to talk about it, because our biggest commonality is life.

Give it some thought and then let’s talk; be open-minded and spunky.
We’ve got to come together to change the admin weather…
Let’s talk about our country.

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So you’re awake now, ready to take a stand, open your eyes and really look?
Then I suggest you do so via Madeline Albright’s new book:
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Vintage Kindred: SUPERFLY

In Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News on June 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

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The film dropped yesterday and I was quick to secure a movie pass.
SUPERFLY must be Shaft‘s nephew – because he kicked a lot of ass.

I’d like to think that he is kin to PROUD MARY; perhaps a nephew?
Though producers and editors really saw this project through.

The dialogue was real and the action was tight.
Superfly may even be kin to Rudy Ray’s Dolomite.

He had a no-nonsense style, Sammy Davidson’s hair, and a winning smile.
He walked smooth and held no punches. Minus the cursing, he’s Samuel L.’s child.

superfly1971_gif.gifHe had a lot of structure in and around the hood.
There were chickens, strip clubs, and clip-ins;
as well as police officers up to no good.

The chickens are what steadied Super’s game.
Those chickens were cocaine.

Superfly had a mentor, his name was Scatter.
The way the cartel did him, equated to “life doesn’t matter.”

It was a reel hairy scene; in fact, there were several.
It was a non-fiction thing – so no vampires or werewolves.

tenor.gifTrevor Jackson. Who is he?
He’s the actor that played the principal lead.

Good looking and skills on poise.
I’ve seen Trevor in a few other things,
tho SUPERFLY heightens his talented noise.

Outkast’s Big Boy is in the film
He’s strong in character and keeps it real.

I like the 1970’s remake; it’s taken on 2018 appeal.
Sex, drugs, and strip clubs — the situational composition was real.

The dialogue and story-line were easy to follow; Superfly moved with intent.
Though we didn’t see much of his family or how his pre-teen years were spent.

The film does, however, take a brief look inside
of Sup’ slinging jeers in his teen years
rendering the spoils to Scatter’s car – curbside.

The flow of information is live and the cast comes through easy.
Rick Ross plays a local chickens boss — his performance was breezy.

Chris Brown was in the film but he didn’t sing any hits last night.
He was in an all-white gang; he danced at the exit of life.

This is not an upbeat film, it’s action and entertaining.
It doesn’t glorify drugs but reminds us of what’s remaining.

Before Oxycodone took the spotlight, folks were getting high and horrifically locked up.
Superfly stayed in the cocaine game a little while, but not long enough to get boxed up.

In that sense, his journey was a sketchy one that delivered him like many real-lifer’s, I’m sure.
Morris Day - hair.jpgSuperfly did his thing, I won’t lie — but selling chickens isn’t a broke entrepreneurs cure.

But his hair? Oh dear God, Trevor Jackson has duly learned
that his fly hairdo was inspired by Morris Day’s (of The Time crew);
like Al Sharpton and James Brown, Sup’s hair was permed.

I loved it. Superfly is a hustler and the soundtrack did not disappoint.
I’m Qui
and the jams of this film were by one of its producer’s; they were FUTURE anoints.

Monday Crunk-Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

krump.gifYes, yes! Good morning, good morning. How are you today?
Please tell me that shortly upon waking, you knelt down to pray?

You did? Well, that’s what’s really good.
I just wanted to clarify that you started on the right foot.

To quote James Brown, you gotta “get on the good foot!”
Do something good for someone else, before opportunity goes kaput!

Did you know that an act of kindness is a gift to God? Tho regardless,
if you do good by others, you will build good karma that will self-bless.

Right? That’s recurring news to get crunk about.
Today is a day void of any pity or pout.

Use your influence to cover someone with your clout.
When others go low, don’t join the “we” show –
today is an opportunity to consider another route.

I’m crunk today – indeed I am. For last night was so sweet to me.
After I put on my jammies, I sipped a Miami in my backyard under a tree.

Easy living.
It’s what life is dealin.’

What about you, sweetheart? How are you feeling today?
Are you on the low, trying not to make a show?
Or are you experiencing a Monday Crunk-Day?

Did you wake up ‘on one?’ If you didn’t get “on one” soon.
I’m Qui
I’m already on it; I’ll have acquired a day’s worth of collegiate curriculum by noon.

You know that I’m crazy about school
I’m also crazy about and appreciate you for coming through.

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…like Brother Franklin at the offering line. 😀

That’s Why

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

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The first time I tried skipping school
I was in the twelfth grade & wanted to act a fool.

Two friends and I ditched and drove to another HS to retrieve another friend.
We were able to breach the entrance doors and tried to blend in.

It worked well until campus monitors spotted us
and caused us to flee in a flurry and hurried rush.

In the midst of our flee journey we had to jump a parking lot cable.
I saw my peers do it and knew without a doubt, that I was able.

Unfortunately, at the speed at which I was running, it appeared much quicker in my route
I jumped too late – the grass I ate, and then I pretty much blacked out.

Once awake and inside of the getaway car, I insisted that they just take me to work.
I worked for the Federal Government, a lofty job that I could perform even if hurt.

I limped into the building, smiling and socially chatting about
until Security inquired about my limp, then wheel-chaired me out.

I did not pass GO, but was immediately wheeled to the infirmary, yo!
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Me – dizzy, hair frizzy, with a limp and swollen leg; my job called my parents and duly said,
“There’s been an accident, come quick! Your child has fallen and hit her head.”

Yada, yada, yada… the day took on a counterproductive appeal.
It was a crazy scene; my arse was in a sling – please do catch my drift.

Suddenly skipping school wasn’t a good idea; causing me to reveal some truths amidst a few lies.
I’m not a good lair, nor am I an avid trier; I never skipped school again, and That’s Why.

If something is working for me, I’m all-in, no questions asked.
If something isn’t working for me, performing the duties is more of a task.sihoulette_thumbs-up.png

I’m not a lover of tasks, I love to do what I do.
I believe we have that in common. Aren’t you like that too?

If you do something for a reason and it fails to propel,
you might consider shooting that thing to hell.

Don’t do a thing that is proven to be not working for you or in your favor.
Life is good and to the last breath, you want to sip it, enjoy it and savor.

There is no time in your cup of life
when you should have to endure anything that you don’t like;

not too much, anyway.
Not if you have followed the formal rules of respect to play.

Don’t be counterproductive in task or in deed; It’ll not ever deliver you to fly.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, your time is valuable & non-refundable — and That’s Why.

Throwback LAUGH TRACK

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking on June 6, 2018 at 5:20 am

I originally posted this piece in June of 2016.
It’s funny how life comes back at you in calendar full swing.
I feel like laughing this morning and this throwback will do the trick.
It’s only right to share it with you because these one-liners are a hit. crazy-smileyface

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Well actually Dan Pearce of Single Dad Laughing titled the post and I concur. The following funnies are the BEST. SHORT JOKES. EVER. today. 😀  I’m a fan of laughter and new lines are born every day which makes these perfect for you to HUMP TODAY before tomorrows list arrives:

  1. How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it.
  2. What do you call a sleepwalking nun… A roamin’ Catholic.
  3. How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.
  4. Two drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff. Ba-dum Tish!
  5. There were two peanuts walking down a dark alley, one was assaulted…
  6. Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl in the bathroom? Because it has a silent pee.
  7. What did the Zen Buddist say to the hotdog vendor? Make me one with everything.
  8. food-wrap-battleWhat kind of bees make milk instead of honey? Boobies.
  9. How does Jesus make tea??? Hebrews it.
  10. A mushroom walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey, get out of here! We don’t serve mushrooms here”. Mushroom says, “why not? I’m a fungi!”
  11. I never make mistakes…I thought I did once, but I was wrong.
  12. What’s Beethoven’s favorite fruit?…Ba-na-na-naaa!
  13. What did the little fish say when he swam into a wall? DAM!
  14. Knock knock. Who’s there? Smell mop. (finish this joke in your head)
  15. Where does a sheep go for a haircut? To the baaaaa baaaaa shop!
  16. What does a nosey pepper do? Gets jalapeno business!
  17. Why are pirates so mean? I don’t know, they just arrrrrrrrr!
  18. Why was Tigger looking in the toilet? He was looking for Pooh!

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ABOUT YOUR MOTHERevolution

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.” 😀

the-ropers-tv-programs-photo-u1Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?”
Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”

On the bus…
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

The Laugh Factory Comedy Network is my goto when I want to laugh in short.
The last 3 jokes that you’ve enjoyed were borrowed from their stash of sorts.

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Take a hit and get goofy lit — no joke is too long.
I laughed at ’em all, though THE MOM JOKES were strong! 🙂

Why did they call that ladies baby a monkey and how did this all start – evolution or creation?
I’m Qui
Laughing well on this Wednesday morning, no deep thoughts just yawning while making a simple relation:

LAUGHTER is GOOD for the SOUL.

DO IT
Today.

SOUTHERN CHARM – New Orleans

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on June 4, 2018 at 5:15 am

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Have you seen this new series and the reality cast of players?
Southern Charm NO is armed with chocolate eye-candy slayers.

I like the look very much and the story-line therein does not disappoint.
I was drawn into Season 1 of Southern Charm SC and this is an awesome Jr. anoint.

First up in conversation is la bella Tamica and el fine Barry .
They’re southern rooted, television-suited and social savvy.

 

The two are a power couple/married and they have a couple of kids.
I like their chemistry, an open-book lined with mystery;
even so, they have the most interesting betrothed bid.

Then there’s Tamica’s cousin Jared, and they aren’t kissing.
The gene of good looks is one in their DNA that isn’t missing.

Former NFL stock, Jeff Charleston and wife, Reagan are a real southern treat.
Reagan loves him honestly, and Jeff’s honesty is sweet.

 

She’s in school to be a lawyer and he’s just trying to grapple as best he can with life.
He finds depression lurks from past game hurts and he admits a post-traumatic strife.

I’m an NFL fan whose wavering on being a former fan of Dallas passion,
because I’m not feeling the recent no-kneel policy addendum action.

It’s a rich man’s game – I get it. Though, I thought WE were a team.
But the-rich-stick-with-the-rich and they’re threading the prez’s seam.

It’s not a good look for the NFL teams,
so I’ll watch more of the narrative series scene.

I’ll watch more reality television shows because they’re more real
than what the NFL is becoming while losing diverse-fan appeal.

It’s all the better for me; for in New Orleans, I am dandy
watching Southern Charm and the line of fit-men eye-candy.

southern-charm_jon-moodyJon. You’ve got to meet Jon; he’s the painting artist in the group.
He’s hella’ sexy and women flock to him like fine wine and stiletto boots.

He invites the male cast over to paint Greek-physique’d women in the nude.
They accept without knowing the event theme because Jon’s a real cool dude.

Surprised, each man was to participate in the task
of kicking it with Jon, the oils, the hanging racks, and ass.

I’m sure. Anywho, the look was a tasteful one.
The south is what it’s about and New Orleans is a whole lot of fun.

southern-charm_justin-reeseLast but not least, let’s talk about the good-looking Justin.
He’s the eligible bachelor with a legal successful factor;
the man Kelsey wants to make her husband.

I wish her luck.
Thier chemistry is good – it looks like love.

It’s been twelve months for these two on the Southern Charm scene.
For their 1st year anniversary, Jus’ gave Kels a necklace – not a ring.

Yeah, that sucked, but Kelsey took it in stride.
She’s quite focused at 30 on being a bride.

Kelsey isn’t in the headline picture, even though she’s a photographic flirt.
Beyond her obvious beauty, Kelsey’s a skilled nurse and was likely at work.

I like the cast dynamics. There are high-socials, a diverse skilled cast,  a lot of love and money,
I’m Qui
Enjoying the reflections of TV, it’s reality, the personalities, and the relatability, honey.
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A Teen Hump Thing

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on May 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

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Good morning! Good morning! O’ do check my seams,
I went to bed in my forties and woke up in my teens at 10:15.

It’s not Friday but it’s freaky with no switch-out on the scene.
Mischievously perked, with a brow up and short skirt –
I’m definitely in my teens.

Maybe you do or don’t know what I mean.
Feeling without a care, I’m better than fair –
Good God! I feel like I’m my teens.

The day is new my face is aglow.
I’m bound to make my runs and put on a show.

Yo-Yo-Yo! I head Yo! MTV is making a combeback.
My 20-year old told me about a few weeks back.

I haven’t had time to inquire about it more with Fab.
I’m just excited about the jams to come; MTV, welcome back!

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This hump day, for me, is but a mountain of sheer pleasure.
I’ve got the stamina of a teen and atop of the peak is a treasure.

Clock my speed as I maneuver. You better believe I’m taking advantage.
I’ve raised my kids and steadied the family bid – my time is mine to manage.

I love a new day and new challenges that come with.
I use my alchemist abilities to create compelling scripts.

Today I’ll be light and quick with the quips.
I think I’m going to a matinee of SOLO – so this entry shall be quick.

I’ve got script work on my mind and it has me feeling jitted up.
I woke up like this; I did, I did – with no caffeine in my cup.

My creative meter is going nuts, so in the latter of the day, I’ll hop onto Final Draft and write,
I’m Qui
A giddy and opportunistic-she, happy to observe and perfectly preserved to script a delight.

Oh my, oh my, what will I scribe?

Recap and Dap

In Communication, dance, Griot, Self Improvement, Sports on May 28, 2018 at 5:37 am

rosie-perez-soultrain-dancing.gifGood Morning sweetheart, how strong was your weekend?
Did you stay in and conserve spend or did you go out with friends?

Me? I did a little bit of both; on Friday night I danced my worth.
On Saturday night and Sunday night, I stayed in and did homework.

Hey! I’m usually a pretty hard player but I love to work even more.
Be it school or shooting in the thirds rule – I love a productive score.

And so once again, I’m all in at this new weeks begin.
I’m pretty drunk off of possibilities, less off the juice and gin.

Gin isn’t on the diet and orange juice is too sweet.
Good Morning sweetheart, I’m into the meat.

What is the entrée today? What’s on the menu to pick and choose?
I’ll do just about anything if it doesn’t involve watching the news.congratulations cavaliers.gif

Ooo-oo-oo the news does lose, though I do have three cheers
and a resounding shout-out to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

They’ve once again done the ding-dang-thing.
Congrats Cavaliers on winning the series scene.

Today does have a winning hue – so get on out there and shine on it!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, if you want it – put in the work, grind and hone it.

Support Sport

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on May 23, 2018 at 5:50 am

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Is it you? Are you into it?
A friend needs hyping up, so you do it?

It’s okay if you do; friendship is something to be adored.
In fact a true friend who’s there to the end is a Support Sport.

I am a sport and so are you.
Good morning sweetheart. Thanks for coming through.

You don’t have to be a family member or BF for me to show up.
I like to support and make PR noise so that your exposure blows up.

Well-placed support drives the masses nuts.
Support begat’s support; It’s free to give-and-take a cut.

That is, if you’re into it. What’s up?
Let’s come together and support more stuff.

It’s hump day baby; it’s Wednesday and I’m up. I’m a positive port.
I’m up looking for sites with authored insight – I’m a Support Sport.

You know that I’m a writer; observation is my thing.
I like to know what makes you GO and what makes the bell ring.

I appreciate your point of view
as much as I appreciate you coming through

to read my mind.
I love to return the visit; a support in kind.

I initiate most visits to other blogs that are pressed near and far.
I think reading is a telescope that allows you to view hidden stars.

I like purveying and playing. With enough positive-push we can energize the vibe of lifes torque.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. Consider hopping onto being a Support Sport.

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Today is a great day to DO IT!

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 21, 2018 at 5:52 am
Be inspired today. You can handle it: https://youtu.be/P8kgbpR1fSc

Ooo child, where have you been?
Everyday of the week tried to spike & peak
in headline news with a funky spin.

Empty headlines and fruitless grapevines serve the people none.
I used the weekend to ‘life sweeten;’ I insist on having more fun.

Please tell me that you, too are getting some, dear Monday?
You are a leader not a tweeter; you’re an opportunistic fun-day.

I’m up early and eager to participate
in what it is that you intend to give weigh to –
I’m awake and ready to play.

Good Morning Monday, what do you say?
Will we have another gumbo of headline news today?

Will more comparisons to Nixon creep up that will make the prez sick?
With hands the size of a normal man, the prez still resembles Tricky Dick.

Good Morning Monday, I love the essence of your day.
I am grateful for all who survived the shooting in Santa Fe.

Another high school shooting has come to pass; this time in Texas.
There are no interests in making sensible gun laws that connect us.

Monday Morning, you remain in the column of good.
Let those of us who pray, do so in the American hood

for clarity and protection.
Compassion for others may be the connection.

Though, if we don’t change gun laws more adolescent lives are doomed to be lost.
Perhaps gun violence keeps rising because many haven’t personally felt the cost.

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don’t let the next bullet hit you.

Whoever it is among us, blindly championing for guns,
let him heal himself when all that he has is full of holes and undone.

It has nothing to do with sin, they’re likely just an NRA friend – they’ll be fine.
But you and I have got to get our kids out of harms way and off of the front lines.

Monday, let’s start this day
realizing that we can’t continue this way.

Monday, let us start this day
with us holding hands in unison to pray.

What do you say, Monday? I’m happy to testify first.
With so much funkiness in the world, I believe it’s prayer that we thirst.

Good morning sweetheart, you’re the first; I love the strength of your shoulders,
I’m Qui
On the infrastructure of WE; Monday bares the strength of a thousand boulders.

WE can handle it.

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