Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This Is a Bro Down! (Sis Too.) NOW: "John Tory vows to... create One Toronto!"




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Well, the election is over and it seems like the good people of Toronto are in good hands. Or, at least open arms when it comes to helping develop ideas and policies. That's good news. Here's a bit of a take on it:

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John Tory vows to work with former rivals to create "one Toronto"

In post-election speech, mayor-elect says he wants "all hands on deck to build up the city"

By Ben Spurr | NOW Magazine | October 28, 2014


The day after his election win, mayor-elect John Tory stood outside City Hall on Tuesday and said he is willing to work with anyone to heal the city's political divisions and create "one Toronto," including his former rivals and outgoing Mayor Rob Ford.

In a lengthy and relaxed press conference that contrasted with the combative approach to the media taken by Mayor Ford, Tory, who beat out Doug Ford and Olivia Chow by taking 40 per cent of the vote in Monday night's contest, said he would leave the door open to all of his former competitors if they wanted to make "a continuing contribution" to the city.

"I've said it publicly and I've said it privately to David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, Ari Goldkind, Olivia Chow and Doug Ford," said Tory, as a light rain fell outside City Hall. "I want all hands on deck to build up the city and I don't think anybody's point of view, anybody's background, anybody's history is going to be a bar to that in my books."

Tory's appeal to cooperation continued the key theme of his winning campaign, in which he promised to unite the city after four years of polarizing rule under Mayor Ford. The deep rifts in Toronto's political landscape were still evident Monday's vote; while Tory won by more than six points, Doug Ford dominated suburban wards in Etobicoke, Scarborough, and parts of North York.

(Continued at...)

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=200219

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There's something to be said for a sweeping populist and their generalizations, especially if what's said is said back. This isn't to trouble the current administration during their transition, but rather to inform it. In fact, his transition team has also apparently recently been named, so let's see if we transition towards more openness and involvement. A few years ago, when running I was advocating a few things like most people (or adults) spending a few minutes to an hour a week helping to inform and influence City decisions. Perhaps a few in each riding can dedicate a few hours on a volunteer or paid basis to follow the issues at City Hall closer and summarize them into key points to learn more about or base decisions on and deliver them to riding members by flyer, mail and email each week. If there are any issues people can discuss them and request changes.

That's one idea among others. I'll get to another more rhythmically after a bit on the team around Tory: 

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Mayor-elect John Tory picks transition team, calls on help of Olivia Chow, David Soknacki

Tory is seeking advisors and promising to open city hall to input from former rivals if they’d like to play a role.

Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall reporter | Toronto Star | Oct 28, 2014

On his first day as mayor-elect, John Tory named his 29-person transition team and began selecting his staff at city hall.


In the wake of his victory over Doug Ford and Olivia Chow, Tory is now calling on his political rivals to join him at city hall when he takes the chair in December.

The new transition team will include former journalist-turned communications expert Christopher Eby, who becomes Tory’s chief of staff.

Vic Gupta, a onetime provincial Progressive Conservative candidate in Richmond Hill, becomes Tory’s principal secretary. Gupta was the executive assistant to councillor Rob Davis from 1997 until 1999. He was also the deputy campaign manager for Tory’s 2003 mayoral bid.

Both Gupta and Eby formerly worked at Sussex Strategy Group in Toronto.

The transition team and advisory council will both be led by former deputy mayor Case Ootes, who also helmed Rob Ford’s transition team in 2010.

The team includes campaign strategist Nick Kouvalis, mayoral candidate David Soknacki and former city bureaucrats, along with several non-profit, business and academic leaders.


Over the next month, Tory will pick others to fill out his office staff, including a communications director. Amanda Galbraith, the chief spokesperson for Tory’s campaign, is being considered for the role.

Tory’s first day as mayor-elect started at 5 a.m. Tuesday, when he began making the interview circuit on radio and TV. He told Ryan Doyle, the host of his former show The Live Drive on Newstalk 1010, that he would strive to not act like an “ass” on council.

Tory’s team, meanwhile, set up inside a 15th floor office at city hall — what will be transition headquarters for the next month before he moves down to the second-floor office of the mayor.


If the invitations are accepted, Tory’s team at city hall could soon include those who once ran against him.

(Continued at...)

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/toronto2014election/2014/10/28/mayorelect_john_tory_wants_opponents_olivia_chow_david_soknacki_on_his_team.html

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Awesome, sounds like fun and frankly I think the right guy won after the general divisiveness of the Ford era. However, just being able to intelligently repeat and agree with prevailing wisdom ain't enough for me to truly express how I feel though. I've still got a bit of an agenda to share with the City and people in some fashion that I think can help most of us communicate, feel and get along better and relax. Call it a matter of public safety, security, health, economic viability and happiness. Check it out and we'll figure out the details to do it.

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The Pride Trilogy – Leak

- The Chixtape

- The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

- Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride

This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com


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Album: The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Song 7: Bro Down

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Rise to Fame" by Amun Rah

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(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's goin' down!"

(x8)

Aw yeah...

Ain't life great?

Woke up this morning the most powerful creature on earth...

Just keepin' busy...

Or finding someone, or something, to keep me in a good mood...

That's all...

See, men are simple...

It's nice, but we don't need no Dolce Gabanna, Prada, Mombasa, kielbassa, micasa sucasa, momma-say, momma-sah, mama cu-sa and all that crap...

Just four simple things really...

Generous servings, or heaping helpings, or copious quantities, or massive amounts, of money, power, p-ssy and respect...

That's all...

Simple blokes...

It was all, a dream,
Used to read, murda in magazines,
Wanna bang Salt'n'Pepa,
With Heavy D, up in a limousine,

Hangin' pictures on my wall,
Every Saturday, mack-attack,
Chasin' chickas,
Callin' balls!

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's goin' down!"

(x4)

In the same game, mane,
With, a new name, fame,
Means, fail at being normal,
Or, win a different killa, dame,

Feel a man, who feel a damn,
Thang, let ya chain hang,
Nuts bang, guts slang,
Hut one, hike -

"Man-go, with the flow!"
Like, salmon smashin' rocks?
Like ya future, full of shooters?
Thanks to clocks, and some stocks?

As we fall apart, know the darts,
From dark arts, spark hearts,
Beatin' fast,
Like they' tryin' out, for "Walking Dead" parts,

Saying less, stress, yes,
Every little thing, a mess,
Test, bless, confess: why blame?
Unless you blame your best?

Birds and bees, dumb-stingin',
In a hor-net's nest,
Where nothin', means somethin',
And somethin', means less?

Got .22's, .38's, .44's and .50 cal's,
Every man armed,
With a pen,
And a speed-dial,

Plus-plus, bust-bust, if we gotta,
That's a punch-punch,
For lunch-lunch,
Or, nut-a-butta,

Baby, can't enslave me,
When I gotta, pave the way for thee,
Cat-walkin', 'til a dog, stops barkin',
Breathin' easily...

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x2)

Movin' like 'Pac, man,
Or, Pacman,
Findin' Ms. PacMan,
Tradin', tap-dance, for lap-dance,

Fat chance, these days,
Gender-bent, hermaphro-slaves,
Desperate for looks?
Doesn't, look good, it seems,

Mean? Maybe, or maybe not,
Depends on good,
Too good for, or not good enough,
At what you got,

Respect: No?
No problem, just, no solution,
In times of revolution,
Keep ya eyes closed, to mental pollution,

She in, and outta trouble,
With who? Men, stay alive,
Talk troops'n'tribe,
'Til everybody vibe,

Will, feeds chill,
'Til, everybody ride,
Slack-jawed shorties,
Be, everybody' bride,

Break 'em out, let 'em shine,
See, everybody hide,
And seek later, speak greater
For everybody' pride,

More power, o' more power,
See, everybody right,
Who, really wanna fight?
When you know, how to fight?

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x4)

Back to walkin', and talkin', tall,
Chalkin', who hawkin' balls,
Mockin', the clockin', cluckin',
And stalkin', through malls,

Keep an eye on them girls,
Jus', don't make it all mushy,
Scar-learned, pickin' on chicks,
Makes you a wussy,

Can't do anything, a man do,
And, even if you can,
Don't make you feel, like a woman,
So, what we gon' do?

Stay biz, then chillaxed,
By a chick, with no pick-axe, to grind,
Swapped attitude, for pride,
So, we jacked,

Off, man-charge, and chickstasy,
'Til, we utter butter,
Tradin' up respect,
Or, perverted moshin', in the gutter,

From personal, to social,
Cultural, political,
Staircase, to hell-razin',
Heaven, for the critical,

Enough ammo,
To feed a nation,

Relax and celebrate,
We beat social constipation...

Relax and celebrate,
We beat social constipation...

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x4)

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http://www.reverbnation.com/blackkrishna/song/21591731-bro-down

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Vigilant Citizen: Sex, Death, Fashion, TV and the Answer is... Party In The Dot!



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FYI, I just saw some new crazy pics on the great pop-culture deconstruction site Vigilant Citizen that - if you're not already familiar - will blow your mind. No really. (See: above.) While we may casually absorb bits'n'bytes of this crap all the time, the best of the worst is often pretty nuts.

In fact, they do this every month and it's always worth a see with a fairly quick dozen pics or so.

While you may not always agree with the analysis or conclusions - and who does with anybody's - when they (? we?) say a picture is worth a thousand words you can see the ones found here can certainly spark great conversations with parallel pop-culture reference points familiar to most.

Before I drop my own thousand words, here's the link. I suggest checking the article and comments:

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Symbolic Pics of the Month 11/14

Oct 22nd, 2014 | Category: Featured, Pics of the Month | 211 Comments

In this edition of SPOTM: Gwen Stefani, Cheryl Cole and Charli XCX proving you that the one-eye sign rules the entertainment industry. And, as usual, proof that the fashion world is simply sick.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/pics-of-the-month/symbolic-pics-month-1114/





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Now, after you may have mainlined that main course, on to my dessertation.

Over the last 10 years or so of looking into how the world works and what we can do to make it work better, including our political, cultural and social systems, stuff and us, I haven't owned or watched a TV very often. I'm not completely remiss in consuming it with roommates, family, friends and so on, plus I can find lots of TV and more parallel distractions on the innernets. But, regular and scheduled television viewing habits on certain days and even the new po-mo on-deman flexibility of Netflix have mostly eluded me and still do.

What might that mean except I'm a weirdo who's wasting time not watching TV?

Well, it means I'm not as used to the changes in what's on TV as many people. Or, the progressive - or maybe regressive - and normalized dehumanization that's now such a huge part of what we watch daily which - depending on what you think - or (maybe) are able to - may be affecting many of us adversely. I've seen more recently as I try to catch up and I'm shocked - sort of - since I'm not easily shocked on a personal level - but I'm shocked at how much horrible stuff we see that's somehow not that horrible.

Or, perhaps it is and we're not supposed to see it that way. Or we are. Or... who knows?

Nobody. But, we're all educated to some degree on pop-culture, so the point is - relating to the Vigilant Citizen article - that show after show of psychopath training videos - or how to obsess over, fear, accept or get away with it as shows like CSI: Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Albuquerque, Nunavut, Ogallala and whatever - plus many, many, many, many other similar ones - may be affecting our sanity and morality. I know, I know, it's just a TV show. But, if it's "just a", can people discuss this or are they averse to?

This has always been a fascinating metric to me. Or: can we discuss this? And: if not then why not?

"Anyway", as the "Men In Black" movie-style mind-wipe turn of phrase goes, or "relax and resigned and don't worry and forget about it" type feeling that word now inspires, this isn't really a challenge one has to take on wholehearted or whole-balledly (or eggsily) right away. Plus, there's no "guilt" involved unless one has the forethought to specifically consume stuff like this to become a psychopath or accept psychopathy. As we adults generally get more culturally infantilized or childlike we need more "approval", so there we go.

It's true or true-ish anyway, from "Forever 21" retail to grown men playing with toys they liked as kids. Plus. 

However, as I just said to a buddy when discussing the G20 Martial Law fiasco in Toronto in 2010, we can simply make a pissed-off peace with this stuff. We can even see great actors and shows trapped in the unfortunate position of having unintended consequences we want to guard against if we'd like. We can even be fine with lots of people watching it. The one thing that we ought not do is shy away from discussing the potential impact of media on our old and young and impressionable minds. Not a new thought. Just a good one.  

On that note, I write music to clarify stuff quickly, plus have fun etc., so feel free to check out this answer.

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The Pride Trilogy – Leak

The Chixtape

The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride


This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com

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Album: Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride

Song 5: Party in The Dot

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Freaky I'm Is" by Kevin McCall or K-Mac


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Yeah...

Uh huh...

Like many artists...

Individuals, and creative thinkers...

I'm one of the people DJ'ing this party...

So, let's all get along, shall we?

Who's got security?

Who's got insecurity?

Who's got cool?

Who's got fun?

Well, we either have it, or we don't.

So, let's have it then...

Tell me, what you want?

What you, really-really want?

Don't know? Or won't say?

I'd better get, this one...

(Chorus)

Party in The Dot,
And, it's gettin' kind of hot,
Party in The Dot,
Party in The Dot,

When these, bars talk,
They create, the bar-talk,
Of the future, full of shooters,
Jell-O shots, and some Glocks...

(x2)

Shake, shake,
Shake that girl,

Shake, shake,
Shake that world,

From your shoulders,
"She's like the wind..."
Gettin' colder,
Try'n'a get bolder, wanna say I told her,

When boxers, got boulders,
You can do, anything,
When soldiers, are folders,
Ya stuck, missin' them,

Everybody, relax,
Don't, just wonder, when you can,
Who's the man?
With the master plan?

House party, everywhere,
Everywhere, you dare,
To look, and feel your best,
Okay, so there,

Sex, is the religion,
Of, the masses,

Science, is the religion,
Of, the upper classes,

Sex,
Takes, too much, time,

We're not all, fruit flies,
Dippin' noses, into wine,

Sexy,
Can take, all day,

Until, you high enough to fly...
Long as, you know the way...

(Chorus)

Party in The Dot,
And, it's gettin' kind of hot,
Party in The Dot,
Party in The Dot,

When these, bars talk,
They create, the bar-talk,
Of the future, full of shooters,
Jell-O shots, and some Glocks...

(x2)

Gay pride, straight pride,
Black pride, white pride,
Don't, make me wanna, hide,
When, you wanna say, hi,

Boy pride, girl pride,
Everybody, in the world, pride,
Don't, make me, wanna ride,
Then, make me, wanna hide,


Rape and kill,
White girls, on TV,
Chop 'em up, again,
Just, to say, it's kind of neat?

That's not, "just life", or "don't watch",
That's, some hardcore, mind-control,
To mitigate,
Or squash,

Intelligent men,
With, intelligent thoughts,
Smart enough, to play dumb,
When, she trades soft,

Smart enough, to have fun,
When, he wants, to pop-off,
To keep, from takin' it, straight,
Up the wazoo, gettin' soft,

Now, just a man,
Speakin' his mind,
Naw, not "just" a man, or stuck,
With a horse's behind,

Perhaps, you think, I'm a fool,
But, since ya thinkin',
Know, my balls,
Got, gravitational pull...

Oooohhh...

This what you want?


(Chorus)

Party in The Dot,
And, it's gettin' kind of hot,
Party in The Dot,
Party in The Dot,

When these, bars talk,
They create, the bar-talk,
Of the future, full of shooters,
Jell-O shots, and some Glocks...

(x4)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The McConnaissance: Matthew McConaughey is a Frikkin' Genial Genius!



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Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor



http://youtu.be/wD2cVhC-63I

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FYI, Matthew Frikkin' McConaughey is a frikkin' genial genius. I absolutely loved this interview from GQ and word-for-word he seems about as cool and centred and badass as a man can get. I've got a few highlights below and a link to the article which as you can tell I strongly recommend you enjoy and share.

Feel free to enjoy the McConnaissance, if we're lucky we're living in it! :)

Just keep livin...

BK

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Just Keep McConaugheying

You know what we love about Matthew McConaughey? We keep getting older, and he just stays the same age (at least in spirit) even as he glides with Woodersonian ease into act three of a career that somehow feels like it's just getting started

November 2014 | By Brett Martin for GQ

... And you've never felt the need to pretend you weren't having a good time?

Fuck no. Fuck that. I'm not going to apologize for enjoying what I do.

Since you bring it up, is there work in the romantic comedies that you're proud of?

Absolutely. These things aren't easy. What's hard is to make them look easy. Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair. There's a buoyancy you need to make them work. I believe I gave them buoyancy. And some of the shoots were very difficult, with me trying to fight for the balls on the guy.

What do you mean?

What's a romantic comedy? Boy meets girl. They get together. Something happens. Girl takes off. Boy chases girl. They get back together. The end. A lot of times the male is somewhat emasculated, meaning he has to crawl back and say, "I'm nothing without you. If you don't take me back, I'm nothing." And I was always like, "What girl wants that guy?" I've got no problem saying, "I'm sorry. You want to give this another shot?" But I've got to come back with some integrity—even if it's on a moped with a veil on my head. Look, I'm happy if you think I "cruised through" those. I did my work. ...

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... What do you mean by "secret weapon"?

Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn. Whatever decisions you make in the first six months of becoming a father, double down on them. I mean, you're meeting the Courier. You're meeting the Shepherd, the Future Prince. You immediately have something you don't have to think about. You know what's important. Bam! And the clarity of that is like, "Whew." I definitely got more selfish. And at the same time, I think I got more compassionate, which don't always go together, you know?

Were you scared of becoming a father?

It's the one thing I've always wanted to be. I knew when I was 8 years old. I mean, I wanted to be things like the Washington Redskins running back and all that stuff, but the one thing I knew I wanted to be was a father. I understood that was why my dad was making me say "Yes, sir" and "Yes, ma'am" to elders. You know, "I'm not on par with the adults yet. There's places to go."

Do your kids say sir and ma'am?

Yeah. We just like it. We like the Mr. and Mrs. and the please and thank you's. We take a version of that southern thing.

See the full article at...

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201411/matthew-mcconaughey-career?intcid=mostpopular

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Black Krishna - No Country For Old Men



http://www.reverbnation.com/blackkrishna/song/21590457-no-country-for-old-men


The Pride Trilogy – Leak

The Chixtape

The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride


This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com

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Album: Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride

Song 4: No Country For Old Men

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Have It" by Kevin McCall or K-Mac

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This, is your emergency broadscast system...

Introducing... your option.

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

I'm, "just" a man?
Ha! Then you're, "just" a woman!
Oops, now you're all mad,
Wanna call the cops? Or start suin'?

Good luck,
Gettin' raped, by the red-tape,
Another victim, of the system,
'Til, we set it straight,

Next in line,
After the cops, of course,
No guns, involved,
I'll, at least, discourse,

Ain't feelin', divorce,
For, my socks on the floor,
I just, got home,
From bein', a workin' whore...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

A, hundred years,
Of social engineerin', don't bug me,
Still get, thug-love,
And, it's good, to be busy,

Not, a slave-plantation,
Where, the chicks, in charge,
Of takin', the biggest, black guys,
And, makin' 'em feel, less large,

I'm servin' up,
Sigh-laugh, chick-cocktails,
Get smashed, off the laughs,
Get to work, outta jail,

They start, throwin' punches?
Wrap 'em, in a bear-hug,
And, once they calm down,
Make, sweet-sweet love...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

Ain't all, about you,
Girl, you wouldn't respect, that,
Cut each other, up at parties?
Break, and say "your perfect" trap?

I, don't, blame, you,
For, what, do you know?
Maybe, what you're s'posed to,
Now, how 'bout you, bro?

These, cute, little creatures,
Gotta plan, plot and scheme,
Big scary ones, lose it,
Nightmare's, not a dream,

I'll trade, soft-sides,
'Cause, my hard one'll kill ya,
Or, chill ya,
Good thing, we like ya, now will ya?

Relax,
Like, we and you, want to,
Wanna do, what I gotta do,
To make sure, you can to,

So, feel, how it sound,
When, they play, "Jump Around"
And, balls, hit the ground,
Gine'y (heiny) tingle, at the sound...

Yeah...

I know you grandma's askin' teenage girls for advice on what yoga pants make your ass look great. The answer is none and you all lie to each other. So, we'll have fun, but we're not being run into the ground by a bunch of teenage girls...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

Yeah...

Here endeth the lesson...

Now...

Feel free to relax and get back to work...

You know who I'm talkin' to...

Women takin' on more and men less stress than they need...

Now, I'm generalizing, but I love that word, "Generalizing"...

"I'm Generalizing"... so we generally know what works.

You can differ and do what you want...

But, if you're not happy, don't forget how to be.

Love, ya boyfriend.

Nah, ya manfriend!

Yeah!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

NBA Ref vs. Lebron James: El Coincindento Accidente or El Zombie Oopsie?




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There's personally and professionally being able to both walk and run around other people. 

Then there's possible zombie oopsie infatuation, or likely plausibly deniable creepy sketchy crap. 

It seems possible as the article ends and something certainly threw him off his game for a little bit. 

Who knows? Nobody. Who can think? Everybody. So? Moving on then. Just relax and enjoy people.

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Mavericks down LeBron, Cavaliers 108-102

AP - Sports
Mavericks down LeBron, Cavaliers 108-102
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers coach David Blatt figured the best way to handle his first loss was with a joke.

''Well,'' he said. ''I guess we're not going 90-0 this year.''

No, the Cavs are far from perfect - and far from a finished product.

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Cleveland's defense tightened in the second quarter, and although James didn't score, he had an impact at both ends and the Cavs outscored the Mavericks 29-19 to pull to 56-55 at halftime.

James wasn't in the offensive flow early on and that was partially his own doing and partly because of referee Derek Richardson.

On a fastbreak, James was running the right wing when he bumped into Richardson and fell near Cleveland's bench. A few minutes later, James was again racing up court when he was slowed by Richardson, who was out in front of him and didn't get out of the superstar's way quick enough.

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel sat courtside and his teammates Joe Haden and Jordan Cameron were also in attendance.


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James wasn't in the offensive flow early on and that was partially his own doing and partly because of referee Derek Richardson.

On a fastbreak, James was running the right wing when he bumped into Richardson and fell near Cleveland's bench. A few minutes later, James was again racing up court when he was slowed by Richardson, who was out in front of him and didn't get out of the superstar's way quick enough.

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BTW, if you don't have time for the whole series, some of these well-edited summaries are really good. 

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The Walking Dead Season THREE Recap

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Monday, October 13, 2014

CUMC 2014 "Young & Poppin'" Showcase Review: The Road to Rock, R'n'B'n'Rap-ture




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CUMC 2014 "Young & Poppin" Showcase: 

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CUMC 2014 "Young & Poppin'" Showcase Review: The Road to Rock, R'n'B'n'Rap-ture

By Black Krishna | BKB | October 13, 2014

Arriving at the show around 10 pm (Sat, Oct 11th) I was greeted with a fairly low-key pre-show energy with the quarter-full venue in the mood to mix and mingle and chill. I paid $10 for cover and $8.50 or $10 for a can of Creemore beer including tip. The bartender was a real sweetie who looked vaguely familiar and like she used to figure skate or something athletic like that and she had a story to tell, but probably wouldn't.

Hearing hip hop and other favourite music loud on big speakers in a nice club, in this case Adelaide Hall at 250 Adelaide St. W just a few blocks from where I live, is worth paying for since as an often rib-rattling, head-nodding, hand-throwing and body-rockin' individual and collective good time experience, especially with a good DJ playing.  There was welcomed/expected Golden Age 90's stuff spinning, but solidly eclectic.

I was enjoying the ambiance and looking forward to many acts who I'd never seen or heard before. 

Then the acts started arriving at the stage with a couple of 19 year old young rapper guys called "Unaffected Union". They were frankly a little green to be making the scene and perhaps not taking themselves or their work seriously enough yet, though like most performers they had enough technical skill to the point where when they finally saw a chance to try to win the crowd before they left they put their hearts into it more and pulled-off an uneven but passable to good performance. One of the guys is a better, clearer-sounding and more confident rapper, while the other has a unique deep and growly voice that's often unintelligible, but if he refines it perhaps it could be a great music tool. They also have trouble bragging in person on stage they way they might in the studio since it's obvious that few of us are really paid (i.e. "rich") like we're often culturally supposed to rap like we are, but as their confidence and character grows and develops they could be solid.

The order of acts after this is a bit fuzzy but approximated, sorry for any I missed for whatever reasons.

The "Grant Brotherz" were up next'ish, also young black rapper guys who shared some issues with their previous peers, including not pushing themselves enough to make a great impression and clearly lip-synching along with backing tracks instead of augmenting them. While stradding r'n'b to thuggery they're not quite serious enough to take serious, nor hard enough to take hard, nor fun enough to take fun. But, with some skills to work with as long as they keep working on it they can make some good music and sell it better live. Right now there's a bit of deer in the headlights stuff and they need to coordinate and focus to come off it. 

Neither of these opening two acts was "bad" or hard to listen to. They were just not compelling enough at what they were selling yet, especially at an industry showcase full of people in the biz who are often cynical and critical from their pro or semi-pro perspectives.

At showcases like this with just 2 or 3 songs each for most, it starts to become really important to be able to grab and hold the crowd so they can't bare to turn away for fear this is only going to last a few minutes and they'll never be able to see it again and regret it.

While very few artists have this great quality, fortunately a few at this showcase did to varying degrees.

I recall "Yoana Rae" coming up next'ish and wasn't sure initially what to think of this slightly cynical, slightly nervous, slightly sour-faced and yet strangely attractive tall, skinny, long-faced white girl. She didn't have much presence or rapport with the host or audience until she broke into a surprisingly powerful and yet controlled rendition of Rihanna's "Stay". That was really enchanting and got the whole crowd respecting the power of the song taken seriously, including her as we were all witnesses to it done well with a lot of pathos.

Then Ms. Rae went into one of her own funner and funkier joints which showcased her ability to use that great voice to help people have fun as well as heal and feel. This established some solid bonafides with the assembled as the first truly exciting artist to hit the stage. Her talent is undeniable, she just needs to work on her presence and focusing it on the right material when it comes to how the audience wants to see her and she can synergize.  She obviously has feelings to channel, she just needs consistency in her presentation.

That said, her performance was a lot of fun, like a mini-event like many of these showcases should be.

Next up'ish was "Ellevan", a good-looking and talented white rapper from Vancouver now in Toronto. He had some technically good skills and a decent look, but lacked the gravitas and persona for most of his set to pull off his rhymes with a lot of feeling, or he wasn't sure how to present them live yet. One of the organizers Rebecca came up to see what I thought of his set, to which I diplomatically replied he seemed practiced.

And it's true. He seemed practiced in knowing his rhymes, just not as much in "feeling" his rhymes and really spitting with that head-grabbing heaviness or piercing-power injected into every syllable like the greats, or close enough to it to really rock the crowd. He wasn't quite as happy, mad, sad, confused, wild, crazy or whatever as his rhymes suggested on stage, though by the end he was spitting harder to try and squeeze better reactions out of the crowd. He was good, but I recommend dressing up that solid build a bit more to create a better look for his look, focusing on blowing people's minds with the delivery of his lyrics like they're supposed to, practicing moving and working with the crowd and getting into character more. Solid journey.

I think "J-Rome" was on next and he's an R'n'B singer, but I don't remember much except he was solid.

"Pinkush'n'Kidz" were up next, including two tough-looking tatooed guys with a big fan base there and for good reason. They had the right look with the more muscled and heavily tatooed guy having a good-looking 50's tough vibe while they other had a big beard and seemed more modern skater and street-smart. They also had a great sound while soon shirtlessly energizing their fans into wildly dancing and getting the whole hall rocking with an energy that wasn't seen before. Their punk-rock-rap music seemed to have some solid melodies to augment the energy and with a serious approach to their focused performance anarchy they created a set that transcended the world of the show until it became thoroughly engaging, as opposed to the audience judging different artists on stage a certain venue. They have real "Beastie Boys" -like party rocking potential while being able to jam some substantial subject-matter swigs into that rumble-punch as long as they keep things catchy enough. Look for them to entertain you and yours if you get a chance to vibe on it.

Next up'ish was "Daniella Watters" who seemed like a sweet'n'sour artsy-fartsy young lady, a little pale and petite and at-times bitchy, but that's ultimately probably just hiding some fears and insecurities as a nice girl who wants to be a performer and put on a show. She had a nice look with some purple and blond colors in the hair and top while a partly see-through lingerie style dress added some funky sex appeal, plus a great voice with some serious power and edge. But, at times she wasn't quite emoting her material in as-convincing a way as she should. She had more of an awareness of the songs being sung than an involved disappearance into a pathological need to express some ideas, feelings and emotions, so it was at-times a bit of a technical display. Towards the end she got more into her opportunity to impress the audience and try to connect and she started to feel more of what she was saying. So, as long as she continues she should be great to see.

Shortly after I saw an artist who I was truly impressed by and who I thought was the performer of the night. This was "Del Hartley", a tall, strong, good looking and good sounding black R'n'B singer with enviable size, style, presence, gravitas, personality and "game" as intangibles go. Soon after he hit the stage the audience was gripped. He reminded me a bit of James Brown with some serious "Pay attention!" showmanship, like he'll patiently tolerate you for a split-second putting your beer down carefully to focus, but otherwise you're barely worth shooting if you're not paying attention to the greatest show on earth. Of course, one has to back up an attitude like this and for the 2 or 3 song set I think he had everybody in the crowd totally focused on what he was doing. I don't recall any specific songs since his set was more about presence and energy at the time, but I could totally see him in a longer set mixing in some more "get to know me" ballads with "just watch me" party jams. He's definitely a mover and I look forward to seeing him growing as an artist.

Unfortunately I don't remember much about "Goliath Paw" and "Sage Harris". Nor did I see "Saukrates". So, I don't know what happened. I remember bits, but I might have stepped out or to the can. Sorry.

The last artist and headliner of the night was "JD Era", a rapper and inspired performer with an authoritative and heavy flow that makes you want to ride with what he's saying. He had a relaxed set with bangers thrown in to hype the crowd up and his DJ made some expert cuts, though I felt he was held back a bit and could've been more a part of the show with his skills. While Mr. Era had a solid set, you could tell he had different levels of passion for what he was saying, so a more focused message for his street-preacher cum rapper role might help channel his obvious energy and solid flow. In the Ice-T directed documentary "The Art of Rap", some rappers said they felt it's often lyrically better to say things simple and plain as opposed to complicating them. For Mr. Era, a few more punch-lines, whether funny or not, would hook the crowd even tighter. His anthem "Smokin' Good" produced by Lex Luger was an example of him slowing down and then deliberating with his flow to get an audience he can get riding with him at a speed they can understand. Other spots were good in a solid set worthy of a headliner that may have benefited from feeling like it had more of a purpose or agenda. He's not quite a party or thug or intellectual rapper. He's a combo with room for more definitions.

All in all, a great night of urban music, thanks to all who organized, performed, attended and enjoyed.

Peace,

BK

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

CUMC "Young & Poppin'" Party: Sat, Oct 11th, 9 pm, $10, 250 Adelaide St W



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Hey Y'all,

Checking out Canadian Urban Music Week's "Young and Poppin' Showcase" tonight because it looks kool and it's close to where I live. Come thru if ya finna, support and enjoy! :)

Peace, 

BK

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Networking Opportunity:

3rd Annual CUMC starts Oct. 11 in Toronto [News]

Posted Oct 10th, 2014 by @HipHopCanada | 0 Comments


Toronto, ON – Now in its third year, The Canadian Urban Music Conference is a celebration of a new generation of Canadian talent and powerful industry leaders on the cutting edge of city-inspired genres of music.

http://www.hiphopcanada.com/2014/10/networking-opportunity-3rd-annual-cumc-starts-oct-11-in-toronto-news/

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JD Era - CUMC Young & Poppin' Music Showcase Shout Out


 






GQ: “Son, Men Don’t Get Raped” (Actually... We Need To Talk.)




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Kole Welsh “A month and a half after the assault, I was brought into a room with about nine officers and told, “You’ve tested positive [for HIV].” I was removed from the military and signed out within a day. It was a complete shock.”

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GQ Longform

“Son, Men Don’t Get Raped”

Nathaniel Penn

Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day. These are the stories you never hear—because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it


A warship is like a city—sprawling, vital, crowded with purposeful men and women. But on a warship, as in a city, there are people who will see you not as their friend or their neighbor but rather as their prey.

After turning 25, Steve Stovey joined the Navy to see the world: Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Fiji, the Persian Gulf. His first year and a half as a signalman on the USS Gary was "the greatest time of my life," he says.

In late September 1999, Stovey was sailing to Hawaii, where he'd be joined by his father on a Tiger Cruise, a beloved Navy tradition in which family members accompany sailors on the final leg of a deployment. Parents and kids get to see how sailors live and work; they watch the crew test air and sea weapons. The Disney Channel even made a movie about a Tiger Cruise, with Bill Pullman and Hayden Panettiere. The West Coast itinerary is usually Pearl Harbor to San Diego.

On the morning of September 20, two weeks before the warship was due in port, three men ambushed Stovey in a remote storage area of the ship, where he'd been sent to get supplies. They threw a black hood over his head, strangled and sodomized him, then left him for dead on a stack of boxes. Stovey told no one. He was certain that his attackers, whose faces he hadn't glimpsed, would kill him if he did. He hid in a bathroom until he could contain his panic and tolerate the pain. Then he quietly returned to his post.

Stovey says he might have killed himself were it not for his father's imminent arrival. The timing of the visit was "almost a miracle," he says. "When I saw him, it was the most safe feeling I'd ever felt in my whole life."

Father and son spent the next five days on board ship, almost certainly being watched by the three attackers. "I just kept it inside," Stovey says in a low voice. "I couldn't tell him."

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http://www.gq.com/long-form/male-military-rape

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FYI, I just read a bunch of this great article on GQ.com about MST, or military sexual trauma, which actually affects more men than women since there are more men in the military. It happens thousands of times a year, or men raping and beating and threatening other men who are often too afraid to report it, which I believe is probably true based on this and other articles plus the volume of first-person testimony and quotes referenced in this article. I just looked up military sexual trauma (MST) on YouTube in the last month and here's an easy YouTube video explaining it and confirming 38 men are sexually assaulted per day in the U.S. military. As people of all ages quietly get more selfishly aggro-sketchy and predatory and normalize this among more, this is a potentially serious concern for everyone which means we should deal with it soon. 

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The Reality Of Military Rape Will Amaze & Surprise You



http://youtu.be/VfIfJMG8hwM

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The Pride Trilogy – Leak

The Chixtape

The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride


This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com

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Album: Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride

Song 4: No Country For Old Men

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Have It" by Kevin McCall or K-Mac


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This, is your emergency broadscast system...

Introducing... your option.

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

I'm, "just" a man?
Ha! Then you're, "just" a woman!
Oops, now you're all mad,
Wanna call the cops? Or start suin'?

Good luck,
Gettin' raped, by the red-tape,
Another victim, of the system,
'Til, we set it straight,

Next in line,
After the cops, of course,
No guns, involved,
I'll, at least, discourse,

Ain't feelin', divorce,
For, my socks on the floor,
I just, got home,
From bein', a workin' whore...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

A, hundred years,
Of social engineerin', don't bug me,
Still get, thug-love,
And, it's good, to be busy,

Not, a slave-plantation,
Where, the chicks, in charge,
Of takin', the biggest, black guys,
And, makin' 'em feel, less large,

I'm servin' up,
Sigh-laugh, chick-cocktails,
Get smashed, off the laughs,
Get to work, outta jail,

They start, throwin' punches?
Wrap 'em, in a bear-hug,
And, once they calm down,
Make, sweet-sweet love...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

Ain't all, about you,
Girl, you wouldn't respect, that,
Cut each other, up at parties?
Break, and say "your perfect" trap?

I, don't, blame, you,
For, what, do you know?
Maybe, what you're s'posed to,
Now, how 'bout you, bro?

These, cute, little creatures,
Gotta plan, plot and scheme,
Big scary ones, lose it,
Nightmare's, not a dream,

I'll trade, soft-sides,
'Cause, my hard one'll kill ya,
Or, chill ya,
Good thing, we like ya, now will ya?

Relax,
Like, we and you, want to,
Wanna do, what I gotta do,
To make sure, you can to,

So, feel, how it sound,
When, they play, "Jump Around"
And, balls, hit the ground,
Gine'y (heiny) tingle, at the sound...

Yeah...

I know you grandma's askin' teenage girls for advice on what yoga pants make your ass look great. The answer is none and you all lie to each other. So, we'll have fun, but we're not being run into the ground by a bunch of teenage girls...

(Chorus)

No country, for old men?
We can still, take it back!
No country, for old men?
Still, got a sack!

Don't worry, 'bout what I'll do,
Respect, what I can,
No country, for old men?
Who can stop us, man?

(x2)

Yeah...

Here endeth the lesson...

Now...

Feel free to relax and get back to work...

You know who I'm talkin' to...

Women takin' on more and men less stress than they need...

Now, I'm generalizing, but I love that word, "Generalizing"...

"I'm Generalizing"... so we generally know what works.

You can differ and do what you want...

But, if you're not happy, don't forget how to be.

Love, ya boyfriend.

Nah, ya manfriend!

Yeah!

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Say Something: Love BY Oliver, Handler, Letterman, Sex, Drones and Rockin' Rolls




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Just saw some neat YouTube vids I'm posting below on a pleasantly lazy but informative Saturday morning. The first is an amazing evisceration of the now normalizing use of Drones in Pakistan and elsewhere by the U.S. military and others by former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver on his "Last Week Tonight" show that will blow your mind and make you question what you're sold, which isn't a bad thing if you're sold fear and can use the info to figure out how to relax and perhaps how to help others relax. It's got 4.5 million views so we can all handle it and use it to handle more, or build up our immunity to being vaguely worried without enough specifics to stop or help anyone else stop.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)



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Generally speaking, while most women can pretty much do most of what most men can, to appreciate ourselves and each other more, when it comes to those who want to, I think more guys need to be able to handle this stuff for a variety of good reasons. This includes so they can feel badass and women have some men to respect and help them feel fine-ass and vice versa. Plus, it's more fun to feel this way than it is to compete. Plus, more men can stop acting sheepish, sideways, pushy, nervous and sketchy and making everyone - including other guys, women and children - worry about them, especially since it seems lots of men, women and children are acting like this instead of talking, or being able to talk enough about enough somewhere until their non-verbal behaviour isn't a concern (again).

I'm happy to chat about this any time, but most people don't seem to be, which makes things difficult. 

Regardless, I think once guys get more on their minds they'll be able to relax, focus and communicate when they feel like it or not care, which means women and children will be able to relax and focus and distract men with something worthwhile instead of everyone turning where we live into a paranoid, awkward, threatening, emasculating, jittery mess, my slang-speak for a generally admittable toxic-cocktail of social constipation and anxiety that's not specifically dealt with. As long as we keep all options open, including peacefully being gay or straight and feeling as masculine or feminine as you want regardless and have some help doing so, or LGBTQ, different colours and creeds and so on, then we need to make sure we have ways of doing them well and dealing with reasons we're not.

Of course people are mostly nice and there's fun stuff and all that too. This stuff helps with that.

This leads me to my next video which is a clip of comedienne Chelsea Handler on the "Late Show with David Letterman" describing an experience she had learning how to scuba dive recently. She's still funny, but I've heard her interviewed too and now more than ever as a really strong, well and outspoken woman, with her success commercially and financially, as a writer, no longer doing her talk show and expressing some frustration with it and speaking about taking a break, she's got more "screw you or this" moxie than ever, which can be a take it or leave it quality I know well that's good in many ways for success but also alienating. So, according to this clip, what does it take to get even a tough ballsy (?) woman like her to fall in love? Well, it's pretty much the same thing that it's always been:

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Chelsea Handler's Underwater Love - David Letterman



http://youtu.be/BCMDDkGi1bA?list=UUVUx0VcNxnHx7ZjuZK5Sthw

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She fell in love with a man who helped save her and make her feel safe in a dangerous situation.

Like now. 

So, there's some stuff that might work even on one of the most independent and powerful women.

Like now.

So it likely can for men and women and on behalf of children with greater needs and lesser means. 

Like now. 

For those interested in finding them, there are more answers available and as long as people got this.

Like now. 

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The Pride Trilogy – Leak

The Chixtape

The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride


This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com

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Album: The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Song 4: I Got This

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Excited" by Hani G

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Aw yeah...

I got this...

(x4)

Walkin', with ya head up,
Hand in hand, with ya man,
Who's the man? With the plan?
To make a plan? Take a stand?

Make a grand into a mill'?
People, cash, chill,
Pop the will – pill,
Then, I will kill, if I gotta,

But, I got, a lotta time, left,
Rhymes left, the game,
But my game,
Never, left my prime, yet,

Step, to the mic,
'Cause, know that, my hype,
Beats, zebras talkin', on TV,
Wearin' all, different stripes,

Of, a different type,
Calm, cool, confidence, resonate,
Set it straight,
Warren G'd up, 'til I regulate,

Meditate, on a date,
'Til, she salivate,
Then she feelin' great, won the great debate,
Her love, conquors my love of hate...

(Chorus)

"Something's got me so excited, baby!
A feeling I've been holding back so long,
You got the shh--"

I got this...
I got you...
I gotta do...
What I gotta do...

(x4)

Chop, fifty trees down,
Chop 'em up, or we're dead,
This winter, who's a winner?
You can snack, before bed,

Smoke crack, before head,
From a nine, make me whine,
Or, ten's, and they' friends,
Great eight, feelin' fine,

Still, feelin' mine,
Might, chill a dime, with a line,
Hook and sink'er, 'cause a thinker,
Got 'em scared, to unwind,

A little fear, here and there,
Respect, for y'underwear,
Make y'ass, look great,
Movin' slow, right there,

Movin' flow, right hurr,
To right her, and him thurr,
Gender-neutralized,
Pushy, nervous, zombies, with furr,

On a dog, or a kitty,
Ain't worth a look, or the witty,
Feel me, in the city,
Or keep feelin'.... (shh---!)

Keep it happy, man!
Does it keep you happy man? Or ma'am?
Excuse the apostrophe in the palendrome,
But, damn!

Can't fight, quite the same,
Can't say, right the same,
Chickalculate, a million ways,
To avoid, that shame,

So, who got cool?
And, who got fun?
Put 'em both, together,
Hear me vrummm, at ya bum,

So, simple and plain,
It's sweet, like laffy taffy,
They put you here,
To make people happy...

(Chorus)

"Something's got me so excited, baby!
A feeling I've been holding back so long,
You got the shh--"

I got this...
I got you...
I gotta do...
What I gotta do...

(x4)

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http://www.reverbnation.com/blackkrishna/song/21242916-i-got-this

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A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - Say Something



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TVO's The Agenda: Steve Paikin and Friends Explore Our Curable Anxiety



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How Can We Nurture Nature?

Published on Oct 8, 2014

No one is a blank slate at birth. We are a combination of nature, our genes, and nurture, our environment after conception. The Agenda explores how much of us is truly nature, how much nurture, and how much of us is simply nurtured nature.




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Hey Everybody,

I hope all are well, especially relative to what's going on. You may have noticed many people seem to be feeling and acting more anxious today. While there are many variations, when quietly expressed this generally seems to make many more people feel anxious and it will likely continue the cycle of people continuing to freak-out, drain, confuse and weaken themselves and each other. This either does or will affect everyone, including our children, so it's better to get a handle on it before we can't.

The good news?

It's curable. 

This is a great TVO show on dealing with that it that may help us understand and deal with it, or an episode of "The Agenda with Steve Paikin", which is generally solid show with some better topics and discussions. While dealing with our own internal and acted-out anxiety, or someone else's, can be a huge problem, it can probably be fixed with some thoughtful thoughts and actions   by more people. I've got more on it and there's more to be found, but this is insightful and well worthwhile.

Enjoy! :)

Peace...

BK

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The Pride Trilogy – Leak

The Chixtape
The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation
Street Fame: Your Ticket To Ride


This project can help us beat our quiet frustration and feel and communicate better, relax, exchange more respect, have more fun and feel more masculine and feminine like many want to. I know it works from consistent reactions to performing it. This is a leak and not the finished mix. Enjoy the lyrics and content and get in touch.

Peace,

Black Krishna (BK)

Questions, Bookings, Collaborations:

647.781.1580 + blackkrishna@gmail.com

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Album: The Blocktrade Project or How We Learned To Relax and Beat Social Constipation

Song 7: Bro Down

Artist: Black Krishna

Beat: "Rise to Fame" by Amun Rah

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(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's goin' down!"

(x8)

Aw yeah...

Ain't life great?

Woke up this morning the most powerful creature on earth...

Just keepin' busy...

Or finding someone, or something, to keep me in a good mood...

That's all...

See, men are simple...

It's nice, but we don't need no Dolce Gabanna, Prada, Mombasa, kielbassa, micasa sucasa, momma-say, momma-sah, mama cu-sa and all that crap...

Just four simple things really...

Generous servings, or heaping helpings, or copious quantities, or massive amounts, of money, power, p-ssy and respect...

That's all...

Simple blokes...

It was all, a dream,
Used to read, murda in magazines,
Wanna bang Salt'n'Pepa,
With Heavy D, up in a limousine,

Hangin' pictures on my wall,
Every Saturday, mack-attack,
Chasin' chickas,
Callin' balls!

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's goin' down!"

(x4)

In the same game, mane,
With, a new name, fame,
Means, fail at being normal,
Or, win a different killa, dame,

Feel a man, who feel a damn,
Thang, let ya chain hang,
Nuts bang, guts slang,
Hut one, hike -

"Man-go, with the flow!"
Like, salmon smashin' rocks?
Like ya future, full of shooters?
Thanks to clocks, and some stocks?

As we fall apart, know the darts,
From dark arts, spark hearts,
Beatin' fast,
Like they' tryin' out, for "Walking Dead" parts,

Saying less, stress, yes,
Every little thing, a mess,
Test, bless, confess: why blame?
Unless you blame your best?

Birds and bees, dumb-stingin',
In a hor-net's nest,
Where nothin', means somethin',
And somethin', means less?

Got .22's, .38's, .44's and .50 cal's,
Every man armed,
With a pen,
And a speed-dial,

Plus-plus, bust-bust, if we gotta,
That's a punch-punch,
For lunch-lunch,
Or, nut-a-butta,

Baby, can't enslave me,
When I gotta, pave the way for thee,
Cat-walkin', 'til a dog, stops barkin',
Breathin' easily...

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x2)

Movin' like 'Pac, man,
Or, Pacman,
Findin' Ms. PacMan,
Tradin', tap-dance, for lap-dance,

Fat chance, these days,
Gender-bent, hermaphro-slaves,
Desperate for looks?
Doesn't, look good, it seems,

Mean? Maybe, or maybe not,
Depends on good,
Too good for, or not good enough,
At what you got,

Respect: No?
No problem, just, no solution,
In times of revolution,
Keep ya eyes closed, to mental pollution,

She in, and outta trouble,
With who? Men, stay alive,
Talk troops'n'tribe,
'Til everybody vibe,

Will, feeds chill,
'Til, everybody ride,
Slack-jawed shorties,
Be, everybody' bride,

Break 'em out, let 'em shine,
See, everybody hide,
And seek later, speak greater
For everybody' pride,

More power, o' more power,
See, everybody right,
Who, really wanna fight?
When you know, how to fight?

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x4)

Back to walkin', and talkin', tall,
Chalkin', who hawkin' balls,
Mockin', the clockin', cluckin',
And stalkin', through malls,

Keep an eye on them girls,
Jus', don't make it all mushy,
Scar-learned, pickin' on chicks,
Makes you a wussy,

Can't do anything, a man do,
And, even if you can,
Don't make you feel, like a woman,
So, what we gon' do?

Stay biz, then chillaxed,
By a chick, with no pick-axe, to grind,
Swapped attitude, for pride,
So, we jacked,

Off, man-charge, and chickstasy,
'Til, we utter butter,
Tradin' up respect,
Or, perverted moshin', in the gutter,

From personal, to social,
Cultural, political,
Staircase, to hell-razin',
Heaven, for the critical,

Enough ammo,
To feed a nation,

Relax and celebrate,
We beat social constipation...

Relax and celebrate,
We beat social constipation...

(Chorus)

This is a bro down...

"It's going down!"

(x4)


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