Posts Tagged ‘Qui Audio Byte’

Ride the HUMP with me

In Communication, Griot, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement, Sports on June 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

You know you like it –
profess a HAPPY HUMP DAY to further spike it.

It’s Wednesday again and I’m feeling alright,
I had good company drop in on me last night.

We talked about football, economics and common sense. 
We talked about why Generation X is having trouble paying the rent.

We talked about guidance and reaching out to help the youth.
We talked about the future – facts, fauxs and missed truths.

We talked about it all and could have worked ourselves into a crunch.
Alas, we realized we were doing too much the night before the day of HUMP.

So we dropped all of the predicator stuff and got back to having a good time.
I’m Qui
Wishing the same for thee. Happy Hump Day – Ride the grind.

Qui Audio Byte:

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Feeling real cool and…

In Griot, Networking, News, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement on December 19, 2012 at 12:14 am

Chilly with a hot flower

[Click HERE to let me say it in your ear]

Tonight it’s chilly out
and I’m really feeling about
It’s not about the dough coming (immediate wealth),

but my heart is full
no bull –
I’m happy and full.

Feeling real cool and abstract
my skirt is short, my boots are black
my cleavage looks like a fine butt crack.
I’m high on endorphins – ain’t nothing I lack.

I’m writing y’all.
Exciting y’all.

All I need is the lacquered top of a piano
while I scale from alto to soprano
in a smokey bar scene
sequence applique on my seams.

I’m writing y’all.
Free styling y’all.

Feeling real cool and without a care,
I’ve got no pressing problems in my hair.
Feeling free like that old willow tree,
Ooo wee. Ooo wee. Ooo wee.

Tonight it’s chilly out
and what I’m really about
is writing verses,
performing off the cuff – no rehearses,
jazz marinating; submersing.
Free styling – no rehearsing.

reminds me to remember
that poetry is at the root
of my soul,
from my head to my boots.
Conversational gold.
It’s a birthright – not to be sold.

So I ain’t selling,
I’m just telling
I’m sweet, comforting and gelling.
Volume is far in range – but I’m not yelling.

I feel good
I wish you would
come cuddle with me

I feel good
I’m in a mood;
a sweetly spirited

Feeling real cool and
All I need is a pen in my hand.
All I want is affection from man
and… and…

Feeling real cool and
I do it acapella – I don’t need no band.
I make my own music. No one night stands.
I prefer to use my hand.

Tonight it’s chilly out
without a doubt
I’m loving you… I’m letting it out.

Twins on perk and lips on pout
without a doubt
I’m sparked because… it’s chilly out.

I don’t need no crackers and no hot sauce.
I just need a pen and pad to get me off.

Come with.
[Created December 18th, 2012 @ 8:15pm]

Zoe Saldana plays Elizabeth Taylor

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement, TV Shows on October 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

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Could you imagine a biopic of Michael Jackson being portrayed by a white guy, or a biopic of Elvis Presley being portrayed by a latino or perhaps the story of Che Guevara being portrayed by a black guy?

Sure in the 1920’s during the black-and-white film era white men played the part of indians in classic American ‘cowboy and indian’ tales and let us not forget about the rise of black face in 1830 that spanned entertainment for roughly 100 years – with a whites only cast playing to a whites only audience. Who was going to protest?

Todays SAG roster hosts a plethora of fantastic actors of every race. So why are some filmmakers still opting for the ol’ switch-a-roo?

A lighter, less black version of Nina Simone is the current biopic portrayal in question. “Born the sixth child of a preacher’s family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. Simone was later told by someone working at Curtis that she was rejected because she was black.” –[]

[Click here to listen to Qui say the following:]

She lived the life of a true black woman in the darkest shade of stride.
She embraced her reflection in the world and rode gracefully on the highs.

It’s only been 9 short years since Ms. Nina Simone has died;
And film producers have chose to cast her in a Dominican/Puerto Rican light.

Not that there is anything wrong with a lighter skinned sister,
But Nina was black – the sun god of Africa surely kissed her.

Cleopatra was born of Greek & Egyptian blood then portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor.
Liz’s performance was stunning, but comparable to the tanned Cleopatra? No nailer.

The importance of LIKENESS’ is important – history is always at hand.
I really couldn’t imagine MLK being portrayed by a white man.

And even though Michael J. narrowed his nose and bleached his dark skin
I couldn’t imagine a white guy playing his Jackson 5 beginning or his end.

And even though Elvis P stayed high and kept a default set of bloodshot eyes,
I couldn’t imagine casting his portrayal as a bellbottom sporting black guy.

I’m all about artistic likeness’; reeling reality is what sustains her.
I’m wondering if Elizabeth Taylors life could be portrayed by Zoe Saldana?

I’m thinking about mistold stories – if mistold enough times they will be come fact.
Imagine someone portraying Ms. Nina Simone, but the actress isn’t even black.
Don’t do that.

Everyone deserves to see history in the correct likeness, forfeiting legends and reflecting the facts.
Likeness is an important part of our historic culture – even Barbie doll manufacturers understand that.

Jill Scott recently spoke on the news that Zoe would be portraying Ms. Simone,
and commented Zoe’s a great actress, but “may need a prosthetic nose…”

Jill also commented that Zoe Saldana may need a darker shade of foundation.
I’m Qui
Passing the mic to theeHow do you feel about the likeness of cultural relations?

If accurate depictions of icons is vastly important to you
Sign this petition before Elvis is played by a brown dude.