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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.

beating-heart

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.

My retirement is far off.a-happy-heart1
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.

Giddy about GLEE

In Griot, Music, TV Shows on September 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

Giddy about GLEE

So NERDS are on the rise. Praise God and YIPPEE!!!
My AP Academic kid is stuck on FOX’s show of “GLEE”.

Are you watching? It’s certainly more than an exhibition of thespian/musical nerds. The students that attend the sitcom high school are extremely talented. They’re more like BROADWAY actors in training. Awesome! Let’s meet a few of the stars:

Mercedes Jones [played by Amber Riley] is “diva-in-training who refuses to sing back-up”, with a “flair for fashion”.[Ep.37] In the pilot episode Mercedes auditions for the glee club by performing “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.[Ep.34] Due to Cheerios scheming, Mercedes develops a small crush on Kurt, unaware that he is gay. She is hurt when he rejects her, but Mercedes quickly recovers and she is supportive when he confides his sexuality. After this, the two become especially close friends.[Ep.35] Her father is a dentist.[Ep.38] In The Rhodes Not Taken, when April Rhodes is trying to get the other Glee club members on her side, she teaches Mercedes and Tina how to shoplift, later Mercedes goes to Mr. Schuester with new clothes and accessories saying that they love April.[Ep.22] Dismayed at never receiving solo songs, Mercedes joins the Cheerios along with Kurt.[Ep.28] She briefly dates Puck, but ultimately breaks up with him and quits the cheerleading squad, afraid of turning into someone she does not want to be.

Kurt Hummel [played by Chris Colfer] is a flamboyant singer who is bullied by the football team. In the pilot episode, Kurt auditions for the glee club by performing Mr. Cellophane from the musical Chicago.[Ep.34] Kurt comes out as gay to Mercedes in the episode "Acafellas",[Ep.35] and to his father in the following episode. Kurt has a crush on Finn, and hopes if Finn breaks up with Quinn, he will turn to Kurt for comfort.[Ep.32] He is aware that Rachel also has feelings for Finn, and attempts to sabotage her chances with him by giving her a bad makeover.

Finn Hudson [played by Cory Monteith] is the star quarterback of the school’s football team who risks alienation by his friends to join the Glee Club. Finn “isn’t a dumb jock”, but instead “walks a fine line between following his dreams and balancing what other people expect of him.”[Ep.8] He is dating cheerleader Quinn (whose Prego), and is conflicted by his growing feelings for Rachel.[Ep.14] Finn’s mother then allows Quinn to move in with them.[Ep.32] Finn finds out that Quinn’s baby is Puck’s after Rachel tells him…

Quinn Fabray [played by Dianna Agron] is introduced as Finn’s girlfriend, head of the cheerleading squad and president of the celibacy club.[Ep.27] She is described as Rachel’s enemy, and “terrible, the meanest girl”.[Ep.30] She reveals to Finn that she is pregnant and tells him that the baby is his despite the fact the real father is his best friend Puck.Finn learns from Rachel that Puck is the father of Quinn’s baby. He breaks up with Quinn…

Rachel Berry [played by Lea Michele] is a “strong, driven” member of the glee club, who is misunderstood by her peers.[Ep.20] Rachel is “Not only is she a singer, but she has so much heart — precisely what we need on TV.”[Ep.8] Rachel has a brief relationship with Puck, but ultimately breaks up with him over her feelings for Finn.[Ep.23] She later dates Jesse St. James, the lead singer of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline, who ultimately betrays her in favor of his club.[Ep.24] Rachel discovers that Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran is her birth mother, but the two fail to forge a relationship.[Ep.25] At the end of season one, she and Finn reconcile and he tells her that he loves her.[Ep.26]

This show is about as riveting as I remember Melrose Place being when I was a teen.
However using pages from current youth phasestotally personalizes the scene.

I would have compared it to the historical teen show: 90210
But the writing, the cast and I never made a connective flow.

Glee is about adolescents channeling their energies positively through their gifts,
I’m Qui
Digging Glee because growing up is still rough – Positive reflections yield positive lifts.

It’s not a conservative show, or a show for the faint at heart
But it is for honest intellectuals who love seeing real life in reflective art.

Next week the NEW SEASON starts:
Tuesday – 9/21 @ 8/7c

I’m fast becoming a Gleek [..ie a Glee Geek].

What about ARETHA

In Griot, Music on February 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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Black History couldn’t be more pleased. Collectively — all races are thankin’
the good Lord for angelic voices and The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin.

Right?

At those points when my soul needs soothing and I yearn to feel comforted during praise,
I put on Ms. Aretha Franklin to help purge the darkness away; I then meditate & pray.

It’s necessary – as is a good comforting voice;
Thus her gift is todays Black History focus & noted choice.

Black History LoverAnother Black & Historical Singer that spawn in soothing thoughts paralleling Aretha
Is the angel we lost far too soon, the versatile vocal styled Aaliyah.

 

They say “Chicken Soup is good for the soul”.
Well Chicken Soup ain’t got stock on the formentioned two; ergo.

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
…and now you know.

I’m Qui
Documenting history…

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