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Dr. Dre brought TUPAC to Coachella

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Technology, TV Shows on April 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

http://youtu.be/dT283Y9_quw
Watch it for yourself
then ask Coachella and INTEL:
What the hologram shell?!?

INTEL has been vowing that they have the magic stick
that could bring holographic scenes to life with one click.

Of course they didn’t do it alone
and this isn’t the first time technology has visually honed
someone into position to render entertaining bliss.
I remember Christmas 2011 when Mariah Carey did this.

She performed in 5 different places at once invoking Winter to feel hot.
Thus holographs aren’t really all that new but it was good to see TUPAC.

I watched it on YouTube and had to share it with you.
I feel like QUANTUM LEAP‘ing is close – what Dean Stockwell used to do
when Scott Bakula needed him to come through.

Dr. Dre didn’t just bring TUPAC back but he brought Nate Dogg too,
I’m Qui
A lover of Technology
who’s enjoying the holographic view.
Ooo!

The power grid tripped…

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

My Saturday had been going along well, there was the ZUMBA class that morning, lunch with two of my most beloved peeps in the world, a little shopping and then home, where I fully intended to keep the feel good party going. A couple of hours into the domain thing and my 14 year old kid knocks on my door and says, “Mom, who’s Whitney Houston?” I was shocked she’d ask. I thought maybe the child has fallen and bumped her head. I replied, “How do you mean? Are you okay?”. She responded, “Yes, I was just wondering if she’s the singer you love so much…” I interrupted with “Yes she is and you love her too”. My favorite teen then said, “I’m on FACEBOOK and everyone keeps saying ‘RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON’…” She kept talking, but I faded out of conversation, picked up my iPhone4S and read the news for myself: The first article (I saw) listed on google.

It was as if the power grid tripped. I think I subconsciously blacked out for a few seconds. I was still conscience, but totally unavailable for thought … forget a comment. I didn’t speak for a minute or two. I just sat there. I felt lightly nauseous. I was breathing shallow. Then my good mind kicked in and told me to breathe. I enhaled (big) through my nose and exhaled through the lips. That’s when I heard my daughter saying, “Mom?” I looked at her and said, “Yes, it’s the singer. It’s not a mix up. She’s gone.” I didn’t cry. I was nauseous. Truth was in the room and the lights were on. How sobering. For so long “sober” eluded the topic.

I’m melancholy with sober right now.

My heart goes out to Bobby Brown. Bobby was in Mississippi about to perform with NEW EDITION when the news broke. He missed the first number they did, because he was obviously yielding grief. However, he was able to join the ensemble on the second number, paid honor to Whitney, then sang TENDERONI (solo) in her memory. Read more about Bobby’s reaction here.

My maternal heart goes out to Bobbi Kristina. I can’t imagine her pain. I wish the SISTER COMMUNITY, (Super Star sisters that loved and closely befriended Whit, like Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, and Oprah – even) would look after her. Kind of like God Mothers. You know? Say Bobbi K want’s to go into the music business, she may not be a singer, but maybe Mariah Carey or Jennifer H. could use an intern. Or maybe Bobbi K wants to go into television production, maybe Oprah could facilitate an internship at “OWN” or something. It’s a good idea – right? I just don’t want us as a people to pass Bobby K off as “grown”, knowing good and well, her life is highly comparable to that of a child star. Bobby K will surely suffer from her mothers passing in lows — that many of us will never know.

You can say what you want about Bobby Brown and Whit’s relationship. I do believe he loved her. I do not blame him for her demise in any sense. Whitney was a grown woman. I’m a grown woman. My choices are my own. My being the operative word. Whitney loved Bobby – through right, wrong and indifference. And the details therein — are none of my business. I wish every life to be happy. Life is too short to live it any other way. It’s your life. Spend it the way you want to. Blame no one for the way your life was spent. It’s yours. Other folks have theirs to live. Be happy. Love. Live. Whitney did.

The power grid tripped and the lights went out.
But it was only for a moment and no reason to pout.

Whitney was my Leo sister and I too followed her moves.
Whitney was grown and her decisions were her own – she had her own groove.

She loved Bobby hard and made Bobbi Kristina out of love.
Her very existence was a blessing in itself – her voice: a strong vocal hug.

A force to be reckoned with. Linger not on her death.
Whitney loved life, and left us with her absolute best.

Beyond the recordings that will make us remember the lady,
Let us rally around the surviving ex-husband and baby.

Let’s not blame anyone for anyone – In the end – it doesn’t matter.
Let us embrace Kristina with a support’ful demeanor via positive history chatter.

Let’s be a community who can positively handle lifes low grips,
I’m Qui
Surely missing Whitney – the reason the power grid tripped.

HOT NEWS

In Griot, Music, News, Politics on October 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Meet CHIGOZIEN and NO — he’s not the old dude on the porch in the headline picture. Chig is a friend of mine (we actually met online) and he’s written a remarkable short film (that I love) and couldn’t resist sharing with you: The Shadows. It’s a modern spin on an old tale that was biblically told. It’s short, factual based and to the point in less than 30 minutes. This guy is hot! He’s wise and he’s on fire. Keep your eye on him. He’s destined for ‘the silver’ — screen that is.

Congrats! Congrats! To Nick & Mariah’s ‘new baby fat’. YEP! Mariah is preggers and I couldn’t be more happier for a more awesome couple. Their skills keep us grinning – so the baby’s DNA should be winning. Right? I wonder if lil Bobbi Christina could… um…is she showcasing any kind of talent yet? Well maybe dual star DNA doesn’t guarantee a talented forerunner, though Will and Jada Smith sure make it look easy. Don’t they?

So TUESDAY is the big day – let UNITY be invoked.
Tuesday is the big day you go out and MID TERM VOTE.
Are you still involved in the “political saga”?
Or were just playing when you voted for Obama.

Boast the latter— and I’m going to tell your great grandmama.
They went through hell for us to be involved in such political dramas.
GO OUT & VOTE!
This is not the time to be complacent and choke.

In fact
here’s 10 REASONS Why YOU MUST VOTE & for a DEMOCRAT:

1. You don’t want a future of economic crashes and bubbles.
2. You want health insurance.
3. We cannot afford 2+ years of gridlock in Congress.
4. You want American education to get better.
5. You want the Internet to remain a free and level playing field.
6. You want leaders who aren’t afraid to pass unpopular legislation when necessary.
7. You hate the deficit.
8. You care about the earth.
9. You don’t want a future in which elections can be purchased by the highest bidder.
10. YOU WANT A JOB.

Let’s be honest. No politician can promise to make private companies hire again. Whenever we climb out of a recession, hiring new workers is always the last thing companies do, and we’re simply not there yet. So what can our government do in the meantime? When companies refused to hire new workers after the 1929 crash, FDR hired them himself, putting unemployed Americans to work building bridges and highways. It was a success. Between 1933 and 1940, he cut unemployment nearly in half. Today, the Democrats are the party fighting to devote more funds to repairing roads, rails, and runways, and modernizing our energy grid. Republicans complain that this will increase our debt, but that’s false in the long term. We can either deal with our infrastructure problems today or put them off until tomorrow. [–Bill Folman, Huffington Post]

Need I say more?
I’m Qui
on a HOT NEWS score.
Please believe I’ll be back with more after we ROCK THE MIDTERM VOTE!!!