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Monday Muncher

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on August 21, 2017 at 4:45 am
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These are 6 of the 7 Sisters named after the days of the week. Thursday (in black) and Tuesday (red head) are on the far left… Monday is MISSING,

Mm-mm-mm, it’s Monday, again
and y’all know how I am at a new weeks begin.

I’m all jitted up about conquering a win.
The possibilities for the day are many – in opportunities den.

Let’s talk about the goings on of my refreshing Sunday,
I was drawn in by Netflix’s WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY?

Have you seen this piece?
It’s multi sci-fi duplicity.

It’s new in the reel Netflix stream line-up.
It goes hard good Lord; kept me on edge in the cut.

7 identical siblings are born into a rut
because there can only be one. Now take that to the gut!

Webp.net-gifmaker (2)You’d think identical, multiple birth siblings would have a little more love

than Monday showed to Sunday. The family of 7 needs a  Musketeer hug.

Their grandfather and paternal reference was no guardian joke –
he raised 7 warriors. Gramps was played by Willem Dafoe.

Also there’s a pretty prickly role
that holds consistency by Glen Close.

You gotta see this.
From beginning to end – Noomi Rapace is a hit.

But then again, I am truly sci-fi bred.
I was into Thursday and Tuesday, (the Lesbian and the red head).

Spoilers will not be so quickly fed — you have got to see this piece,
I’m Qui
It’s new and still under box office review. The concept is beast.

With great intensity I inhaled and exhaled the satisfying, slow release of yesterday,
because today I labor my own seedy and literally scripted Monday.

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The day was yesterday that we had to let go
of the legendary Dick Gregory; he was just eighty-fo.’

Put your lighters in the air and say “Ho-oh!”
Then visit his wikipedia to learn a little mo.’

I had to learn of him too – my  adolescent introduction of him lead me to surmise as much:

Dick Gregory kept the vibe light
during the journey of civil rights,

he made folks laugh when they wanted to cuss.’

And sometimes they still cursed, but most importantly he taught them while they laughed.
Like I said, he was just eight-fo, when he crossed over, though he did MUCH in between his dash:

October 12, 1932      August 19,2017

Peep his legacy: learn well and don’t lose the laugh.

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IT FEELS GOOD

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Video on July 31, 2017 at 4:45 am

I am really feeling this:
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In short, I woke up dancing this morning.
I sprung out of bed with very little yawning.

My mind spinning and spawning tales to convey in script.
The pages are filling, the details are ripped

and embellished with roots.
Ooo oui! I’m an excited she
whose pen is bearing fruit.

I had a script construction meeting Friday night
that did indeed leave me feeling dope & hype!
Oh my!

There was an Aquarius on board, a real pretty Ms.
She scribbled on my script – details that I’d missed.

Thank you, Ms. Aquarius.

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I do appreciate your input and wisdom
and will be sure to re-connect for another red-line check
via your eye for television. check-mark

This morning I woke up feeling blessed.
I’m slow to rise – no pending stress.

Though I’ve got my hands full with a pen in one and a lap top in the other,
I’m Qui
and you can bet I’m thinking of thee, as I continue to script a real cool mother. 🙂
I do it like no other. xoxo

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I’m on it and
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Mondays Reign

In Comedy, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on July 24, 2017 at 6:51 am

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Good morning baby. What’s up?
Did you spend your weekend in the cut?

Did you rise early after bedding late?
Is your SUPER HERO m.o. – always in the office before 8?

I dig your style dear child and today I am working from home.
Things will be semi-different because I usually work alone,

but not today.
Todays desk project calls for absolute SLAY!!

And I’m all in.
IN so deep, I brought a friend.

Two heads are better than one
and Monday Mornings were made for fun!

I’m excited and I’m on it. You wouldn’t shut down at desert would ya?
No! I’m just glad to be in this seat and not that of Jared Kushner.

My sinus’ are quite flared. Arizona’s rain storms are duly moistened the agricultural gardens.
Mother Nature came in strong, but she wasn’t wrong – therefore she needs no general pardons.

Today we’ll be script writing, re-writing and think tanking.
I woke up early to get with it — to God I am thanking.

It’s good to be alive and able to craft my own vibe on this fun day.
Kinfolk, it ain’t no joke, I get real excited about the new of Mondays.

What about the weekend? What did you get into?
I went to see GIRLS TRIP and bonded with the audience group.

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we were sweating profusely in REGAL THEATERS in Gilbert, AZ

We saw the film in Gilbert, AZ at REGAL, a movie theater with sweet recliners.
But the A/C was not live in theater 5. Our viewing experience could have been finer.

The facility itself was cold as ice, the lobby, the loo and theater 4.
I know because I took a bathroom break and dipped into 4 to “feel” the score.

It was cool. Real cool. The way I like to be pampered
so I sent my date to the front to inform the manager.

He did, as did several other patrons in the place.
But the air struggled to come through and cool off the space.

Now keep in mind they ask you for an additional fee upfront for their elite accommodations.
I always pay with pleasure. I dig the supply and demand relations

but I couldn’t relate to the hellish fate we endured
however the film was EXCELLENT and proved to be the cure

that kept us all silent and sitting in place.
GIRLS TRIP was off the hook; the audience was multi race.

We sat side by side, we smiled and we laughed.
We watched few step out — the heat was pretty bad.

Of those that stepped out most reported the 411
though it appeared management was rooting for our experience to be undone.

They smirked and tended not to our requests to have the A/C come on,
still kinfolk, you’ve gotta know GIRLS TRIP was the BOMBS!!!!

Have you seen it? If you have not
this is a date night that you’ve got to cop!

Especially if you’re wondering what’s up on my many girl trips.
Let the curious peep this to comprehend what I’m working with.

Good times are definitely being had
and even in the heat — we put off mad.

Though immediately upon the credits roll
the heat that we suppressed came due and on swoll.

We all started to exit, immediately with no words.
I, in my fedora, headed up the march – I was first.

Actually, I did not know
that in the same direction we were all about to go.

I just knew, in good customer communicative fashion
that I was duly on my way to the front to speak to the manager.

The Regal Theater manager on duty Friday afternoon was a no forgetter
his appearance drab, a young lad, his name was Troy Hegstetler.

He came from his box into the lobby seeing only myself and a few other women at first —
thought he’d give us a hard time about our concerns. He was all smirk.

But then as the remainder of the theater showed up to back us in the thicket
Troy asked me, ‘What do you want?’ I said we’ll all take courtesy tickets.

I asked Troy what happened to the AC in theater 5?
He laughed, shrugged and gave me “the business jive.”

I then called my Mom in Texas to inform her
and she said something similar happen to her

when she and her girlfriends went to see it.
They brought blankets for the cold AC, but never reaped it.

She thought that was strange but thought it was just a fluke,
and “Who cared anyway,” Mom said, “GIRLS TRIP is a hoot!”

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Woooo! I absolutely do agree.
But she’d have got a pair of replacement tickets had she come with me. lol! 🙂

Ooo wee, kinfolk. It was a good weekend and good morning to you again,
I’m Qui
sippin’ on this jo and it’s still raining yo — at this beautiful day to begin.

Aw man! Brilliant LAUGHTER has left the land

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking on April 12, 2017 at 11:01 am

My GOTO BUDDY whenever I felt ‘laugh thirsty”
Has crossed over today: RIP Charlie Murphy.

I’m truly sad for the family, myself and the population masses
Who won’t have another Charlie joke to lift us up off of our mundane asses.

The humorous mic: he passes it to those that will come behind him
Who’ll posses the light to laugh at life and flip a smile at obvious grim.

Gosh I’m gonna miss him. For Charlie Murphy
I’ve always had MAD LOVE,
I’m Qui
Chopping it up with thee, ’cause I’m in the mood for a group )))HUG(((.

Another Fine WEDNESDAY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

Greenleaf-cast-2017-season2And I’m feeling very much like 32
It’s SPRING time and I’m on the take –
not sure what on Earth I’m going to do

with this sunny side of me that is clearly showing.
I’m over here reading, writing, learning and knowing.

I’m soaking up information that I didn’t know yesterday.
The sapeosexual that I am, this research equates to play.

Hey-ey! It’s Wednesday baby and I’ve got a feeling of Dallas, TX in my hair.
I’m quite a few miles out of her radius’ frame but my attitude doesn’t care.

greenleaf_family.pngI’ve got K104 blasting through my speakers, via an app and bluetooth on my phone.
I’m rolling through the streets, I’m Phoenix-deep, but the DF-Dub is all in my dome.

Monday seems like it was just yesterday — yet it looks like the weekend’s about to begin.
We’re atop of the hump, fix your posture – no slump, It’s not Friday, but WEDNESDAY, again.

What’cha got up for today? Be it all sweet and no beef
for later tonight on channel OWN, you can indulge in some GREENLEAF.

Yes, honey child.
GREENLEAF is back – you know it’s gone be wild.

UNDERGROUND will backdoor this awesome show and still new at season 2’s begin.
Underground isn’t on channel OWN, but rather on WGN.

Go ahead and DVR them in. Both are pretty good company.
I’m just a writer, a dome exciter – these shows are like friends to me.
You ever talk back to the TV? 🙂

I do, and all of the time.
Sometimes it’s a flat comment – sometimes it’s a rhyme.

Today more of the same will be on shine, I’ll be nail-biting on bended knees,
I’m Qui
on Another Fine Wednesday, join me later on for familial reflections of you and me.

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Artful Notation

Just yesterday as I was on my way, sashaying and being productively steady
I received an informative text from the international and domestically cool: Fab 5 Freddy.

Beyond saying,”Yo Qui! What’s up?,” and spitting a few more verses that made me think
he split my wig with info of his current gig when he shot me this WJLA link:

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Fab5Freddy & MC Yan hang hip, historic and cultural ART in the SMITHSONIAN

http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/street-artists-bring-unique-collaboration-kung-fu-wildstyle-to-the-smithsonian

Two very different, yet influential international icons
collaborating in art of hip and historic cultural sums.

Mmm and yum. Y’all know how I feel about adding good and solid content.
It seems that their art and cultural collab has alas, been SMITHSONIAN sent.

The WILDSTYLE EXHIBITION is on display in Washington, DC as I speak.
The a fore interview was pretty telling as well, click PLAY and take a peek.

Good shows, good art and good love are like shots of caffeine to me,
I’m Qui
This Wednesday deserves a “Oui” for being so Fab and for tonights Greenleaf!

Going UNDERGROUND

In Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

bokeem-woodbine-undergroundI’m going UNDERGROUND again. Are you coming with?
Bokeem Woodbine has joined the awesome casting list.

Season 2 has insight and good music comes with —
I believe I heard a little Beyoncé and Lamar, Kendrick.

The underscore is deep and references are thick
UNDERGROUND brandishes history and that “slave trade” shick.

I’m down with it – Season 2.
I’m trying to see what Noah ‘nem ‘gone do.

I see that Rosalee‘s mom, Ernestine (house slave queen) is in a reality bind.
Post her fling with the late master she left him hanging from the porch by a vine.

His demise split up the plantation and she lost her “golden ticket” lover.
Now she’s on another slave plantation shacking with a field brother.

Noah is in ‘fate limbo’ and Rosalee is on his heels.
She’s down to free her man; resistant blood will spill.

Talk about a woman that’s down to “ride or die…”
This series would get Harriet Tubman high.

rosalee-noah-undergroundSpeaking of “getting high,” Ernestine is doing it.
A handkerchief to the nose… Ernestine isn’t new to this.

Whatever she’s inhaling in the hankie yields a mind-altering haze.
It allows Ernestine to carry on in the lows that are the life of a slave.

Sad stuff.
America’s History is rough.

However, last season when she was living high on the hill
She offed Pearlie Mae. She delivered ‘the kill.’

Any thrill was short lived and death is nothing at which to squawk
On his wedding day, on the courthouse steps death took John Hawkes.

Now I feel like Esther Rolle, I’m saying “damn, damn, damn!”
We needed him and his protections – human decency is on the lam.

Hot damn! This plants a big arse stick deep in the mud
And retrieving a win with Noah, looks like a distant thud.

By the end of Episode one Rosalee was in progress to free him from a scheduled hang
When they were chased and had to face an even more hungrier gang…

They wanted Noah and while Rosalee and the crew fought –
It was John Hawkes CIVIL RIGHTS assistance that invoked his death be brought.

There was a single gunshot wound to his head as he did arrive
from the doors of the county courthouse with his new bride.

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Real stuff.
Our country’s mirrored history is tough.

However, this show is back in the chamber and Thursday nights are looking up.
I’m Qui
Going UNDERGROUND with thee. This production could use our supportive love.

A Happy Heart

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, News on February 17, 2017 at 5:31 am

a-happy-heart.jpgA happy heart is what I’m working with
I’m happier than the cast of Chapter 2, John Wick.

Have you seen the interview/trailer shtick? It’s got potential burn.
I was captivated by the behind-scenes look at Larry Fishburn.

Isn’t he calling himself Laurence and not Larry now?
Laurence/Larry, Clean face/hairy — I love him anyhow. 😀

A happy heart is mine today! Dare I try to shake it.
It’s deeply rooted in my soul. I’m high and wouldn’t think to fake it.

An opportunity to share goodness? Everytime I see it, I take it.
I’m high y’all with heralding gall – Good is in progress. I make it.

A happy heart is what I’m dealing with. What is it that you’ve got on your chest.
If it’s something other than love, drop that bug and get to doing what works best.

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Lighten your burdened load of mundane
and elevate your heart and elongate this chain.

Chain of Love, I’m trying to link it.
No haters in this click. Those suckers will sink it.

Speaking of Chains, I heard that soon there’ll be a halt in melodic excitement
as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has announced she’s going into retirement.

Retirement? Now? Isn’t she a spring chicken?
When it comes to Gospel tones Ms. Franklin’s vibes are bone stickin.’

I hate that she’s calling it quits – still pending a few more tour dates.
I do love Aretha Franklin and pray that PROSPERITY remains her life long fate.

Yay!
A Happy Heart is mine today.
I promise you that I’m going out to play.

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I’ll spend my youth…a productive cost.

I’m learning the ropes and minimizing losts.
I’m utilizing and executing, preparing to be boss.

A Master at the Art of Living draws little distinction between his work and play.
I’m working at mastering the art. Living good yields my heart happy today.

Hey-ey! Whatchu say? Life is tricky and that I should watch out?
A happy heart means vibing smart and cautiously moving about.
I’m not into the wince nor the pout.

Life is at hand and things are looking pretty golden.
I’m Qui
Saying Oui-Oui! I’m producing goods to be beholden.

Approaching life with A Happy Heart
is me doing my best to hold a productive charge.

2 Hours of TAKING THE STAGE…

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm

taking-the-stageOMG! What an awesome broadcast. Did you see it?
I’m glad I did or I wouldn’t have really believed it
would be so good and so deeply uplifting.
I found the broadcast while channel surfing and sifting

because I don’t watch a lot of network television
I blindly landed on The African American Music and Stories that Changed America – rendition.

I hadn’t seen any commercials advertising the event
and there,  the better part of my evening, 2-hours were spent.

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Mary J Blige opened the show – it was a very appropriate and proper note

There was Usher, Fantasia, Christina Aguilera and those Broadway singers too,
There was Common, Dougie Fresh and Chuck D reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.

There was Gladys Knights, but no Pips, Mary Mary and Shirley Caesar —
John Legend, Stevie Wonder and the Howard University Choir – no preacher.

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Angela Bassett introduced the memories of Lena Horne, Nina Simone and Billy Holiday

And a host of others that played their part in blessing us too —
It was good to reflect on the American History of YOU.

This was the celebration of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum in DC.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for a place that will house the history of WE.

I’ll drop by the museum often to reflect on and gaze upon
those fragments of time that I do call my own.

The Smithsonian is a fine home and so the party went off without a hitch,
I’m Qui
Fading-to-black the TV because the last two hours satisfied an Historical itch.

THANK YOU
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For thinking about WE.
It sho’ felt good to me.
XOXO

MONDAYS Maybe — My Sure FIRE BABY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 9, 2017 at 5:07 am

carmen-jones-pinupOoo wee and yes lawd, things are getting a bit hot.
I’ve got it, he want’s it — not sure if I want to ‘get got.’

If loving you is WRITE I don’t want to be wrong.
I’m DNA to the southern pin up Carmen Jones.

Not quite Louisianan; I don’t read chicken bones.
I’m a hallelujah girl – Jesus is my ‘jones.

I pray. I walk a key & tailored line…
the view is good from the front – the view is good from behind

and good lawd — the deeds that do occupy my time
are good for me; my colorful sublime.

I can’t physically bottle it but I can type it out.
A literal Monday will be my lips pout.

MAC Gold. Lips sticking out but I’m not mad nor hurt,
This fire I’m fanning is quite the invoking flirt.
qui-footwear-2017It’s drawing me in and pulling up my skirt,
it’s roughing up my hair, but no — it doesn’t hurt.

It’s firm and it’s good…
you know that paper is made from wood.

Wood is a natural erection. Nature gives us that.
And now a forest is before me so with my ax – I’m up to bat.

The day is young however when it gets old,
I’m stacking enough wood to stave off future colds.

It’s pouring out of me, so today I will produce and concept bottle.
I’ve got my laptop, my coffee pot and I’m on CREATION THROTTLE

and it feels good.
I’m making wood.

It could get you hard…
Good lawd.

But I’m willing to bet
if you’re “about that skirt” – it’ll get you wet.

The skirt that I flaunt produces color and excites…
comparable to what you’d see on Brown Suga or that OWN Network of writes.

An insight of delights and the title list is long:
Intellectual, action-packed, and chemistry strong.

My creative mood is quite firm, so I’m going hard!
Happiness is about me, ooo wee and good lawd.

When crafting life imitating pieces many canvases may be used.
Sometimes I strike and start over, other times I blur and fuse.

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It all depends on the relatives of the situation at hand…
I’ll either seduce like Shondra Rhimes or execute like that Shakespeare man.

To let go and let it flow is my 24-hour plan. I am that lady.
I’m Qui
and Mondays Maybe is My Sure Fire Baby.

I’ll be thinking about you too.

Merry Christmas – from The Maxons

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

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Merry Christmas baby, under all pretenses!
Last night the fam and I went out to see FENCES.

This morning I awoke, washed my face and put on clean clothes.
I confess I wear a sophisticated dress; I want to avoid being Rose.

The beloved playwright of last night never received high ratings from Neilson,
but you can bet your bottom dollars, I am all tuned in to Mr. Wilson.

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Frederick August Kittel is AUGUST WILSON

AUGUST WILSON wrote the play and it’s been on Broadway many, many times.
Fences if about patching and mendin’ – I knew seeing the film would produce a rhyme.

The director’s vision was on time.
Yesterdays BLACK LIFE – looks like mine.

I’m thinking why and how? – in my mind, because the years have surely passed…
still the feel of the scene (it being a black thing) has survived; outlast.

How could this be? When the film started up in 1946 or so?
It’s the last days of 2016 and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Yo!

If you change the low housing to middle class suburbs —
You’d have been in my backyard or on my neighbors perch.’

Ouch! That hurts: Same economical issues and relationship whoa’s.
All of that stuff we thought over that TIME we had learned from and let go.

Rose’s life said ‘NO. We aren’t passed too much. ‘
August Wilson is that play write of whom I’ve got mad love,

but damn bruh! That was relatively ‘the joint.’
When we exited the theater, I heard a 60’s-something white womans point,

She said, “That was Horrible!!!” when another person asked her for her film review.
I wasn’t sure about her feelings o’ demure – because that’s the world she lived through.

She was surely approaching 70’s door, she lived through Rose’s era; day and time.
The theater was filled with senior citizens looking to re-live ‘some kind of sentimental shine.’

I think they thought, (because of the setting of the play write)
that this was a film would remind them of ‘yesterdays light.’

Mmph. Imagine the somber faces that exited the theater with me.
After ‘Nigger this and Nigger that,’ was expelled by Mr. Washington, D.

fences-lyrical-posterDenzel was phenomenal in the film. Who would think as much,
that he in one script could make me consider recoiling from him – my love. 😀

He was quite convincing as Troy Maxson, he was bogged down with the mundanes of life.
And I, will not be Rose; Viola Davis exceptionally played Troys wife.

Have you seen the film version of the historic and relevant play FENCES?
Don’t go with a faint heart, the weight of yesterday and today may break your winces.

In the end it was a good for everyone to see how it was and realize what’s going on now.
The last thing we need is another fence. For no reason. For no vow.

Yesterday is gone and tomorrow can be whatever you like.
Merry Christmas baby, I fancy #Griot on the mic.

I fancy retelling tales to you in rhyme,
“the going-on’s of the day” — line for line.

And so today is the Sabbath and the last one of this year,
I’m Qui
Merry Christmas to thee! For the annual sum, I bid you prosperity and cheer!

Here-Here!!

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