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An End and a Begin

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

weekend-party.jpgYesterday came and yesterday went
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 taped 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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Hump @ The Hill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

nixon-comey-firing.jpgGood morning family, friends and kin. What’s good play cousins and homeys?
What do you think about the firing of FBI Director James Comey?

Oh. Me? I, well… I wasn’t surprised
that his role was thwarted and insignificantly surmised.

He was up for sounding the hacking alarm about Clinton emails…
I reckon he’s up for shouldering this orange backlash of hell.

Riveting TV? It’s easy to sell. Good Lord I’m tuning in daily.
The White House is so messed up… I’m watching like they’re paying me.

dancing-jester.gifEntertaining but not “phasing.” I don’t have time to be “phased.”
It’s Hump Day baby and I’ve got cobbled stones to lay; a street to pave.

I’m up early on my writes, blocking pages of excite.

I’m up early talking to you. The collective vibe pulls me through.

Ooo! I thank God for this another brand new day.
I’m glad to be of sound mind and with a smile on my face.

I’m grateful for oxygen, limb activity and the warmth of human touch.
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day baby — be responsible for firing off LOVE.

I’m in a VICE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on April 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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…and each episode of VICE NEWS succeeds in yielding me much.
Research and journalism is showcased so “real to the touch…”
last nights episode recounted The 1st 100 Days of Trump.
Did you manage to catch any of the such?

Perhaps you didn’t catch it and would like to see it, my friend?
On the other hand perhaps you did see it and would just like to see it again?

Either way, me too!
So let me share this VICE with you:

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Click the image to open the VICE

If the imaged link hasn’t opened yet
use this line for an alternate connect.

Let’s talk about it after you watch it.
Once I focused my attentions on the view, I could not stop it.

I was enlightened…
senses heightened…
I traveled the world without leaving the couch.

It was all about Trump…
100 days of gas and brake pumps…
and the sling shots that have come from within the house.

What a VICE of a view?
A real constitutional head screw,

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👉🏾Day 21. Executive Orders [7:59]
On Feb 9th the president swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions then signed 4 Executive Orders designed to look like he was getting tough on crime.  One called for the creation of an Anti Drug Smuggling Task Force that already exists. Another created a succession plan if the Attorney General dies and the two people below him also die. Trump likes Executive Orders, so far he’s issued 29. A few could have a real impact including the travel ban despite being blocked in federal court, but for the most part – their just show business…

Executive Orders can get attention but Trump isn’t using them to make actual policy, for that, he turns off the cameras and pivots to the little known Congressional Review Act. The CRA allows congress to get rid of legislation that it doesn’t like provided that they act within 60 legislative days. Because the Trump presidency is still so young the CRA’s time window reaches back into the last administration letting Trump and Congress erase Obama era regulations. The catch, once rules are overturned by CRA, they can’t be easily reinstated…

👉🏾#35 Detained at the Airport [13:24]

Henry Rousso, Holocaust Historian: Yes – I landed in Houston, it was about 2pm, I was interrogated by a young (U.S. Immigration) officer, actually. He asked me a lot of things about my parents, about my family. He told me that ‘I wasn’t allowed to give a lecture and be paid for that lecture.’ He said, “You will be deported back by the next plane.” As a whole I spent about 10-hours in this room where people were being checked, so called “vetting,” and finally I was released because it was an intervention from a lawyer from the university. The officer who released me was a more experienced officer than the previous one and he said to me, “You know the guy who interrogated you was absolutely inexperienced and didn’t know there was an exception for people giving lectures with a normal tourist visa.”

butt-kickWhat was really disturbing to me, this officer told me, “the next time you come into the U.S. you will have your passport of course, you will have your letter of invitation from the university but bring with you the excerpt of the U.S. Immigration law to show to the officer.” So I said, “I have to show the U.S. Immigration officer what is U.S. Law?” This is absolutely unbelievable.

👉🏾#50 Detained at the Airport [21:18]

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Immigration pulled me aside and asked me if they could ask me a couple of questions.  I said, “Okay. Sure.” [They said] What’s your name?  I said, ” Muhammed Ali, Jr.”  Then they asked me, “Who gave you that name?” I said, “My mother and my father.”  So they asked me, ‘What is your religion?’ I was like, “I’m a Muslim,” but what does that have to do with my travel?

Khalilah Camacho Ali: (wife of the late and GREATEST OF ALL TIME, Muhammed Ali) In the meantime, they roll me into another room and the first thing that they asked me was “What is your religion?” I just happened to have pictures with me, with signed autographs, and so they were like, ‘Oh. You’re Muhammed Ali’s wife. Oh okay. Okay. You’re free to go.’ And I said, “Well, where is my son?

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: And then after that was up – my 4 or 5 minutes, they told me I was free to go.  Then were invited to Washington, to Capital Hill to speak about this whole incident…

On the way home from Washington, DC —- 

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: I presented my ID and he [Immigrations Officer] said, ‘Oh. I’ve got to call somebody.’ We were like, ‘Who have you got to call?

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: Homeland Security.

ouch.jpgMuhammed Ali, Jr.: He said, “They’re checking something, – I don’t know?” And then he said my ID was invalid, so that’s when I presented my passport. But if I didn’t have my passport I wouldn’t have gotten back to Fort Lauderdale.

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: This is total harassment. Total discrimination. Totally out of line and totally unacceptable.

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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Friday night, there were 99 bullet points to mark 99 days +1 still shot of the President, today
that trailed the 50-minute VICE GRIP of raw journalism shooting from the hip to the lip; a real heavy lay.

While I may not be a visitor in the U.S. or on a visa, I’m pretty willing to bet
that most folks living & thriving here – have roots to IMMIGRANTS.

Yet, we are a stinker about it, because immigrants aren’t working for free anymore nor are they the fairest complexion of friends.

America! We’ve worked hard on the beautification of our yard, what’s the deal with the sharp turn in trends?

Come on!!! 100 Days in and we are going to burn to the ground
the grace of this country; from her sole to her crown?

Gather round and see a fool, who’s looking for acceptance!
I feel like the circus is in town and pimping our adolescents.

The last 100 Days have indeed been a blessin’ for the rich and their friends.
But you’re not rich. So SIT DOWN short ends. 🙂

You’re not even at the level of lecturer, nor are you Mrs. Muhammed Ali and son.
Will there be any force coming to your aid when you’re rights are being undone?

blonde-qui-april2017Think about it once, then then think about twice…
then relate to the sound of the title, “We’re in a VISE.” 🙂

Oh yes! I’m laughing at it. Don’t let lifes realities pull you down,
I’m Qui
A well versed and informed she – taking it as a grain of salt to the ground.

These D’s

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on April 27, 2017 at 7:52 am

sign-language-letter-D.jpgD is for Donut. I prefer one with my morning cup of jo.
A little sugar sweet with  my caffeined bean and I am good to go.

Good morning baby, how did you sleep? I hope you slept well and do not Doze
On the job, the kids, the first pew at church or as you’re driving on the road.

D is for Don’t: Don’t ever shortchange YOU.
And be mindful to do unto others as you’d like to be done unto you.

D is for Dunce. Don’t be a dunce or act like a drumpf.
Ditch the funk to become an egotistical, self centered punk.

assorted-donuts.jpgD is for DO — as in DO your job! Ol’ Congress get’s a D.
Paul Ryan’s dancing with defiance and making bleak history.

D is for Deny. Lies from the mouth create a documentable stench of pollution.
So the white house is saying nothing as it pertains to the case of  ‘Russian collusion.’

Lord Deliver us from confusion. The D – is good for that.
The ACA is on the chopping block with the threat of it’s line going flat.

D is for Deal making. There’s a communicative art to doing it.
WH administration needs a course on deals — they’ve been duly screwing it.

Nafta? Canada? Mexico? Just who are we leaving?
The commander in chief is a whole lot of hot air and gutteral heaving.

D is for the devil in the details
Are we in a hand basket on our way to hell?

These D’s are on the table;  these D’s are capitalized.
These D’s are the Dumb ass moves that will play their part in tomorrows cries.

These D’s are just alphabetized thoughts that I woke up with – on my mind.
Likely because I fell asleep to CNN’s satellite grind.

Thank God for a new Day! I’m awake and I have Duly changed the channel,
I’m Qui
on These mid-week D’s… because there’s nothing we can’t handle.

Time to get on These D’s….

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Let’s Talk

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Science on April 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

talk.gifThe weekend has been nigh and the hours have been great
for the most part, I’ve maintained a smile on my face.

Life is a race but I don’t think it’s about being swift,
more than about what you do, what you’re into and who you do it with.

You know?
Today Let’s Talk and exchange the blunt info.

Like, what’s going on in your life? Are you making positive strides?
Is your health, diet and fitness, shaking out to be alright?

Do you have a plight that you would love to voice?
Never settle for anything – you deserve a choice.

Especially within intelligent legislation as it pertains to health care… just an off the cuff mention.
I’m not down with the “repeal and replace,” as much as I’d like to talk about a SINGLE PAYER system.

Our health is in need of care and is nothing at which to squawk,
So yeah, today I’m feeling intimate, give me a minute and Let’s Talk.

Today I was up early, but much too early to rise,
I waited for the sun to break through the clear AZ skies.

Once it broke, I pulled it together and hit the road
a day of leisure will be my unfold.

I have writes to create and film editing — what a fun day.
The remainder of my desks chambers will have to wait until Monday.

Right now, I’m more interested in you, the weather and the GOOD that you’re farming.
I also wanted to know what are your thoughts on Global Warming?

I want to make sure that you’re still focused on tomorrow and constructively making lays.
I want to make sure you secure your future — stack chips for tomorrow (plan not to borrow) today.

These are notes that I have for myself on sticky notes and always on mind.
Let’s Talk, compare notes, look at our interests and plan our votes —
I’m curious to learn your finds.

When I decided to chat it up today I was duly thinking of Joan Rivers’ historical indention,
She used to do a CAN WE TALK routine that surely helped me to title THIS rendition.

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Let’s Talk about being bold, being fierce, being raw…
Let’s Talk about congress, bills and laws.

What do WE really want, y’all?
Our country is looking funky to the rest of the world, y’all.

We could talk about how we got here and how we can reverse what we’ve put into action.
I think it’s time we take these discussions seriously. Child, serious talk is in fashion.

Clothe yourself with knowledge and learn what the heck is going on.
The PROTESTS in the streets are thoughtfully planned to go long.

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Washington Post – Earth Day 2017

Let’s Talk about your interests and where you stand on the EPA.
Let’s Talk about how bills have been signed to roll EARTH HELP protections away.

A few days ago was EARTH DAY and so many held signs, shoulder to shoulder in the streets
Across the world, there was man, woman, boy and girl, bearing weather – be it cold or heat

To make a point:
420 weekend was less about smoking a joint

and more about coming together across the worlds lands and seas
to say Earth deserves to be loved. A demand shown by WE.

Let’s Talk about what we mean more often, we deserve to be heard,
I’m Qui
Open to hearing your point of view. Communication rules the nation. WORD.

So what’s on your mind?
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Four 10×2

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

420-holidayGood evening Munchie! 🙂 I’m here to divvy the sticky skinny
of the goods in Arizona on this day of 420.

Gimme! Gimme that tincture in a medicinal frame…
I could use it for this maxillofacial pain.

Despite Marijuana not being legal in all 50 states
Seems citizens support legalizing it– but it’s too little too late.

mmj-tincture.jpgOf states that are bold enough to put it on the ticket
The opposition to shut it down – comes in the thicket.

Personally I think law makers who voted it down smoke pot – the most.
And I think the smokers who voted it down don’t deserve to smoke no ‘mo.

Yes!! There is no such thing as a conservative pot smoker
But let them tell it – they’re true old school stoners; relic tokers.

They hail it “a gift from God; an all natural intimate sport.”
Q: So if you enjoy it so much, what did you vote it down for?

Medical card numbers soar, as the masses realize
You don’t have to take RX meds to pain disguise.

Knowledge is on the rise. The more I read, the more I score plenty.
Knowledge is in abundance today on this 420:

MMJ Legal States
Qualifying Medical Issues
What to do next?

The time, here in Arizona is 4:20 on the dot,
I’m Qui,
Elevated near the mountains – down below, it’s a little too hot.

Sitting to the left? What have you got?

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(((.

NEWS PERUSE – Airline Jet Fuel

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Knotted Up Travel…

Yes-yes! Good morning good kinsmen, I pray that everyone is fine.
I want to talk a little bit about the bad customer service at United Airlines.

I’m no bandwagon jumper, I am, however, an opportunist of writes
and my New Years trip to New York this year – was partly facilitated by one of their flights.

And I promise to God I am not lying, but I told my dear high school beau
That our purchasing 2 tickets and given no designated seats was a big fat no-no.

Their flight destination board was shotty and they had the rudest flight crew staff.
I wanted to write of it earlier, but it was nothing at which to uplift you with or laugh.

I told my dear beau, if there’s an opportunity to fly United Airlines again? I’ll forgo.
He didn’t care for their protocol and was too willing to let thier lack luster display go.

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Unfortunately post seeing UA‘s new “customer dragging video,” I am convinced that they don’t care — even a little
for our passenger experience more than they do that we provide the funding in the middle.

The trip was more important for their 4-crew members that needed the seats of paid patrons.
It’s no wonder their seating was met with boo’s and statements that proved they were being ‘hated on.’

Again – I didn’t share my 2017 New Years Eve connecting flight woes with you,
because UPLIFTING news is what I’m into and bad news makes tasteless juice.

However, in light of what happened last weekend, I thought I’d better confirm
CEO Munoz is horrible with customer service; t’was from him, employees have learned.

Jimmy Kimmel gives an inside look into United Airlines Marketing:

WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on?
United Airlines… you aren’t looking too strong.

Your marketing team will have trouble spinning
the fact that you apologized only to the fact that you were inconvenienced in winning.

In fact Munoz said, and I quote:
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Ooo wee kinfolk, something has gone terribly wrong
for them to think they can treat patrons like so and we dance to this song.

Well, I’m certain I won’t dance with them. I won’t play along and be smiley.
I dropped United Airlines quicker than the 58 advertisers that dropped O’Reilly.

O’Reilly and the other Bill, Mr. Cosby
seems to have had a pretty similar hobby.

Call it what you want – it sure looks the same.
Be it O’Reilly or Cosby — Bill is the name.

Good Lord! Deliver us from our exceptional selves.
Morals should count higher than the stack of wealth.

Munoz has apologized a third time without dismissive intent to “word clown.”
Or perhaps his apology was in someway tied to the stock prices that were going down.

If you’re a United Airline stock holder or spouse/lover,
no worries on the stock, before the close they duly recovered.

human-kindness.jpgIf it weren’t for the money, I don’t think change or an apology would have come.
I think Oscar Munoz thought the majority of America wouldn’t add up his careless sums.

My beau is a Mathmetician, we did the math rather quick.
The fact that we’re talking about dragging customer service says the country is sick.

There’s a lot of coughing but no vomit or blood (yet) gushin’,
still our country’s acting a little funky
and might need some sort of Robitussin.

You don’t have to believe me, in fact you can outright refuse,
go out and grab a pussy and you could make the next NEWS PERUSE. 🙂

It’s up to you. I’m just dropping heightened information
something like The Cat in The Hat, tho in Griot formation.

Good morning kinsmen, it’s mid week and I’m on my mid-week grind,
I’m Qui
I always love kicking it with thee on any relative NEWS PERUSE find.

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Vibrate higher, resist temptation and take your Robitussin

A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 10, 2017 at 5:24 am
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Seeds of wisdom

The bed you make may be your own.
Consequences matter from a kid all the way to grown.

Be quick to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong
and always pay royalties if you use other artists words to make songs.

That’s just good advice 
if you want to avoid a drama-filled life.

Me? I’m doing quite alright. I’m always digging the wiser say.
Anytime that you may find  me “quiet to the riot” I’m usually in Proverbs phase:

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To myself and others, I always say:
Pick and choose your battles and be clear about your plight.
Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

Aggression is aggression, there is no such thing as a “slight.”
Again, Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

img_4439A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today
Is nothing more, really – than COMMON SENSE in your face.

If you’re in the car but not behind the wheel – I suggest you pray.
Especially if the drivers skill are comparable to the roller coaster: Run Away.

As in old, herky-jerky, extreme sharp turns and full of thwarted thrills.
Click the roller coaster link; the Run Away is real. 🙂

Remember that a roller coaster ride is limited to its designated tracks,
walk your journey, know your road, don’t be side-tracked by this and that.

The world stage is too big for any type of menial tit for tat,
so if you have issue with your brother — please leave it at that.

Do not go global, do not take to Twitter or Facebook.
Take it God and maybe your best friend, then jot it in a journal book.
Lock it up so that your counters don’t take a look.

That’s A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today…
All of your thoughts need not be aired. Some – you can put away.

However, if you’re all about healing the world, what ails the people or unity on a whole,
Hit-up your girl, Qui. To me, that’s Project: GOLD. I’m always down to positively affect the soul.

Good morning to you, be on your wisest beat,
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3 sewing wisdom in relative seeds.

Plant. Grow. Eat.
It makes sense.

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!