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Sweet November

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am
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Prescott, Arizona

November, November.  How are you my sweet?
So fairly you’ve come in with a refreshing spin.
I’ve missed your seasonal release.

The Summer was a beast; so very trying and relentless.
We embraced her warmth, a 115-day charm –
our AC’s had no rest.

Alas! Our air conditioners finally got a break this week,
while good ol’  Dallas, TX  is reviving the devil’s heat.

Dallas will be warmed to the tune of 92 degrees.
Texas does it’s own thing in the face of Summers retreat.

You do know that all four seasons run-at-will in Texas. Do remember.
And while I miss Arlington, TX I am enjoying the dawn of AZ’s November.

So sweet, you are.
The fairest by far.

It truly is good to see you.
You’re the perfect distraction from world news.

So beautifully diverse, your natural views. I admire you -360.
I’m Qui
Wearing a sweater this morning because your dawn is quite nippy.

Good morning November.
You’ve got my attention.

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Kick, Push, Kick, Push. Coast

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2017 at 3:30 am

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If at first you don’t succeed – try, try and try again.
When you gain mad speed, don’t forget “the legs” that have been your friend.

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Push thru like the background dude. Notice the hind-leg Kick!

WHOSE LEGS: Yours, your friends, your agent’s, your mothers, your partner, etc. The legs of your success is everyone that supported you and carried you – whether you asked them to or not.

Whoever it was that assisted you up and over that hill — remember them during the coast.
Whilst you coast, enjoy your accomplishments and forfeit not  to be learning the most.
Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push.  Coast!

Un-supportive folk are comparable to burnt toast –
your grill doesn’t cook that stuff no ‘mo.
Do yourself a favor and please let them and that go.

Always remember whose had your back the most.
It takes a lot to propel ahead — thus remember them on the coast.

Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push (Video) (Album Version)

Don’t forget Lupe Fiasco either. His joint inspired me to write this lil’ o’l piece.
Go on, click the link and join me in a dance-break release.

As we approach the weekend plan some quality time in your favorite hood.
I’m Qui
thatGriot lady in coast mode and I’m feeling good. 😀

Don’t skimp on the kick.
Don’t skimp on the push.
Enjoy every moment of the coast.

#Persistence
#Consistency

Inquistion Dont Stop & What about Biggie & Pac

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 25, 2017 at 6:49 am

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Perhaps you did or did not see Fox’s broadcast
that investigated the deaths of Pac & Big; two decades past.

It was all real chronicle, no slamming tracks or laughs.
It yeilded a lot of concrete proof and a bit of ‘crooked-cop gas.’

There was new insight for me, to which I thank God
that Pac was only shot ONCE at the elevator in Quad.

Or rather that’s what I learned last night.
Sounds like Pac was shot by self – during that life byte:

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Yep! I told you Fab5 would be in the broadcast, but I didn’t know
Soledad and Ice-T would kick it with F 2+3 in his Harlem studio.
It’s the spiz-ot yo.

Anywho, the 2-hour broadcast brought through rumors, facts and now a blog.
Pointing to several rival groups, including gang involvement and crooked cops.

Las Vegas never closed the case on Pac
and because Vegas loves an ongoing show — ‘It don’t stop.

Los Angeles never really properly closed the case on Big
or we would be more certain of WHO the culprit is that ‘split his wig.’

The WHY’s are very sketchy, though the broadcast seemed to imply
Pac was a walking-tale to be told, and didn’t mind living out a lie.

Perhaps he was not shot multiple times outside of Quad studio.
Still he allowed the riddled rumor of him being shot up – go fro.

I loved him, yo. I really did.
I’ve always been a fairytale kid.

I’m most sorry to Mrs. Wallace and Faith Evans alike.
I was reminded per the rewinding that Christopher lost his life.

The larger than life man
on that night – didn’t stand a chance.

God bless Biggie and God bless Pac.
2 icons were on the rise. 2 icons were shot.

The special investigation was hot. I’m not lying.
Kudos to Ice-T’s cred in the street and Soledad O’Brien.

Me? It’s Monday and I’m ready to start anew.
I’m Qui
Glad to be here with thee while mulling over yesterdays view.

It’s good be alive, thank God for life and good morning to you.

 

Legendary Exits Re-visited

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on September 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Biggie & Tupac are still gone.
They left a gang of music & prophetic quotes to carry on.

Not just in one or two — but in many songs
Though in a  few we’ve got two that will explore some of the wrongs

that went along and may have co-facilitated the icons earthly exits;
Therefore WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC was destined to be broadcasted.

It’s going down on FOX and will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Ice-T.
I’m Qui
Rest assured this vibe will include recollects from  Fab5 during this re-examining of history.

Have a seat & tune in. We shall see…

Word of The Day

In Book, Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on September 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

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Good morning “ami!” How in the world have you been?
Our 1st new word is “ami” and it is French meaning friend.

Dear Ami, I have missed you. Did you acquire much work and play
since we last spoke, 2-days ago on the hump of a mid-week day?

I’ve indulged in much reading, comprehending and analyzing views…
What I have not been doing – in the least, is watching local or satellite news.

I’ve nothing against Chuck Todd or Velshi & Rule
though to inhale that on a daily will make you the fool.

auto-cash-counter-gif.gifI’m not a good fool, so I’ve been reading and investing in self.
I’m a writer. Reading is fundamental and contributes to my colleague’s wealth.

Enough about me, let’s get back to the Word of The Day,
Are you being “perspicuous” when you speak your say?

Perspicuous means (of language) transparent and clear; easy to understand.
This is the charge of every orator, writer and book binder in the land.

Clear and concise is best. It is true.
Therefore “perspicuous” is word #2.

I’m parable-simple, still perspicuous in my writes of convey.
Don’t let the griot hold you up, yo’ – like a good sonnet, digest the say.

the-cat-and-the-hat-michael-meyers.gifI think you can. Dr. Seuss and the longevity of rap have paved the way
for the comprehension of griot; story telling via rhyme did pervade.

Before there were any Dr. Seuss books or one track of Hip Hop/Rap
griot masters were passing down news in rhyme – no shine, just the facts.

Surely you knew that before reading it here today,
Therefore your 3rd new word must be “pervade.”

Pervade means (especially of a smell) spread throughout and perceived in every part of.
The griot format indeed permeated; tho credit-wise it was underrated. Today let it be dug.

Last but not least, I’ve found another interesting word that I’d like to share with you,
I don’t know if you have room in your vocabulary for it, but the word is “moue” (moo).

moue-face-poutingMoue is not new and is seen most on a fixed-minded face;
Moue is the word for that pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.

Word of Advice: Don’t moue.
It doesn’t look cute on you.

My “Word of The Day” title – seems to convey that there would be just 1,
I’m Qui
and I chose 1 + 3 because 4 new words will yield more vocabulary fun.

What on earth will you talk about tonight?
A new word or two will sew you up tight.

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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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That SUNDAY MORNING Dancing

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video, weightloss on June 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

Didn’t catch the spin cycle class this weekend? All may not be lost for burning calories if you’re going to church this morning.

I’m a church going gal, from the bible belt in the south. Pentecostal principles have shaped my being since the age of twelve. I may not share brother Swaggart’s taste for hair (hair spray) or sister Tammy Faye Baker’s make-up regimen, but I do believe in the dance.

When club goers go to a club and the DJ spins the steel just right, something invokes them to dance – some more choreographed than others, but still when the mood is perfect, all dance breaks out on the dance floor. Well, the same is true of the church. When the conditions are perfect, (the word of God has gone forth and praises are high), it is not uncommon in a pentecostal church for a dance session to break out.

Enjoy the comedic dance renditions in the video. These dances do look similar to the dances I’ve seen on the pentecostal floor. It’s good to learn the names of the dances too, in the event that … ‘Go on and laugh at yourself.

Christians dance in the spirit, much like  club-goers dance to worldly music. The only difference is in the intent of music (and vibe) that moves them. Club goers yield their dance skills to worldly music and Christians yield their dance to gospel music.

Either way,  calories are burned and an exercised heart is earned.

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Good morning brothers and sisters, the gospel vibe can be enchanting,
I’m Qui
Reminding thee to stay fit – with That SUNDAY MORNING Dancing.

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Ooo Wee, Lifey.

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on June 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

Here’s an appropriate metaphoric quote from the jamming Kendrick Lamar:

“All my life I want money and power
Respect my mind or die from lead shower
I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower
So I can fuck the world for seventy two hours”

YES! I love a ripped mind that rips lines of depth.
Kendrick Lamar is speaking well and it’s yielding me wet.

Ooo Wee! Good morning Lifey! You ain’t left me and I’m glad.
The fun we’ve been at, outcurves the bat and I’m having a blast.

I love your ass. Ooo Wee.
I thank God for your totality.
I am well and quite happy with thee.
We’re in this together; me and my Lifey.

If we weren’t already fused as one, I’d court ya, even more.
The world is packed with partakers; a cluster of pimps and whores.

Pimp is metaphor for game pushers and the whores are those who’ll sell all to get it.
Reality shows, fad muses, commercials and satellite news’age – are viable ways to hit it.

Then there are those of us who prefer a more affective game
So we gravitate towards elevation; the intellectual lane.

Most of us write, some of us speak
All in an effort to positive tweak

bernie-mac-wait-a-minuteMe? Ooo wee, Lifey,
I may as well be Bernie Mac’s wifey.

I’m sweet as all get out and I do mean well,
Though I’m quick to shoot unnecessary b.s. to  hell

As I look up, lift up and elevate out.
Life is too short to not express or to pout.

I’m Learning.

Don’t catch gout in your energetic flow.
Tao is teaching me that. It’s ours to know.

Ooo wee, Lifey, I am really feeling you today.
I’m Qui
Kinfolk: Good morning to thee. Don’t forget your affirmations – Don’t forget to pray.

“Think higher,
Feel Deeper.”
Elie Wiesel

An End and a Begin

In Comedy, Communication, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 19, 2017 at 4:03 am

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and all the while my time was spent

running the streets going to and fro
to finalize the affairs of a man named Joe.

Joe is MY DAD, some folks called him Redd,
it’s because he had freckles and flaming hair on his head.

Had he lived to see June 27th, he would have been 70.
Today we’ll memorialize a man that meant the world to me…

Much happier will be I after this huge moment of closure indeed.
After the veteran send off, we’ll congregate among ourselves and delve in the feed.

Comfort food.

We’ll laugh and talk, give dap and hugs.
We’ll likely run through many familial stories of love.

And then it’s on to healing and living well. I’m just a few years past 40.
Life is at hand, enjoy the lay of the land; and always remember to party.

Feeling stuccato? Drop some E40:

After the party, ol’ Saturday morning will roll in sweet
and I’ll brave a smile before the floor shall meet my feet

Because I’m alive, I have the activity of my limbs and all is well.
God bless the family of the late Roger Ailes.

The FOX NEWS giant was doing fine just in the Summer of last year
when a forced resignation is all that the Murdock sons would hear.

Not to rehash old news but he was let go,
post allegations of sexual harassment when female employees said ‘NO.’

My, oh, satellite news has been popping beyond Pennsylvania Av
— none of which is okay, or poised to make us laugh.

So on a lighter note
for you, I have a joke:

A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.

The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimeters from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, “Look malex-baldwin-pillow-cover-laugh.gifate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!”

The passenger apologized and said, “I didn’t realize that a little tap would scare you so much.”

The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver – I’ve been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years”.

Anytime is a good time to start something new & productive in life,
I’m Qui
The day is yours, take the opportunity to soar and smile while you’re covering the miles.

Hindsight will prove it all worthwhile.

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It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!