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

1,058,764 views



http://youtu.be/IZk9sBjLKZg

 

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: 

See this link for more Artists, Bios and Links

http://www.canadianurbanmusic.com/cumc2014/artists/


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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

647.781.1580


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Additional Info: 

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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."

Continued at...

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)



http://youtu.be/K4NRJoCNHIs

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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)


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

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Aspiring Artist? No Anti-Aspirant? Okay... Here's Some Locale Toronto Re-search.




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It's Nice To Meet You

Black Krishna

Inspired by Coldplay, Bob Marley and more to comment on our culture and help people have fun, communicate better, exchange more respect and relax. After 10 years as an artist and journalist, I'm answering questions, working with artists, producers and others, doing interviews and shows and more. Please get in touch any time.

Peace,

BK

647.781.1580

blackkrishna@gmail.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/blackkrishna

http://vimeo.com/101458593

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Toronto Open Mic - Music and Comedy - Daily Listings (subject to changes)
 

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Front and Sherbourne Rehearsal Factory - $15/hr or new clients free

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-artists-musicians/city-of-toronto/new-clients-jam-for-free/439356428

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Voodoo Records from Scarborough advertising studio/rehearsal space on Kijiji

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-artists-musicians/city-of-toronto/voodoo-records-torontos-1-recording-rehearsal-studios/1011140692

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NBA's Utah Jazz Sign 5 Year Old Boy -- This Is Really Cute! :)



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Aww... this was really cute to see and this courageous and determined young man helps put everything in perspective. While checking my Yahoo NBA news junkfood this was a delightfully sweet treat. Enjoy! :)

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Jazz sign 5-year-old with leukemia for team scrimmage, and he throws down dunk (with some help)

 
 
Every fall, NBA teams bring players to training camp that they don't necessarily expect to make their final roster for a variety of reasons — they want to create competition, they want to take a look at a player who might be a fit on their D-League squad, etc. The Utah Jazz, though, added a player Monday for a different, and much cooler, reason.

JP Gibson is a five-year-old from Layton, Utah, and for more than half his life, he's battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that ranks as the most common type of cancer among children. He loves basketball, shooting hoops at his home and watching the local team with his dad.

"He knows he has to be six before he can play Junior Jazz [the NBA team's official youth basketball league] and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's six," JP's mom, Megan Gibson, said, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah's brass presented a simple solution to this problem: JP would join the Senior Jazz.

Continued at...

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/jazz-sign-5-year-old-with-leukemia-for-team-scrimmage--and-he-throws-down-dunk--with-some-help-210752931.html

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Who's Reading This Blog? Thousands Of You Are. See The Numbers. Plus: Great Music Rankings.



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While I don't really look at or react to this much, it's kind of neat to see once in a while. Nearly a million people have seen pages on this blog and around 100,000 pages a month and 3000 pages a day are viewed. I don't really compete with this blog and it's more a repository of freestyled thoughts that I find interesting.

Another neat stat is my music site has been hovering around the low-teens in rankings over the last week or two and is currently at #12 out of hundreds of Hip Hop/Rock/Alternative artists in Toronto on ReverbNation so I'm happy about that. As people add themselves to my mailing list I'll start sending and posting on it more.

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Back to this blog, to get my pop-culture cred I've been catching up on a bit of TV with my roommate as well using Netflix, possibly the most brilliant time-sucking innovation since the pet rock. I'm glad I don't have regular control over it, because if I had the time and means, like many I could just stay fried out of my gourd glued to the boob-tube soaking in the new golden age of television and mixing it up with movies, specials and documentaries in a gloriously self-destructive spiral of vicarious existence at the expense of my own. Don't think I'm not considering it too. Once I got fat-stacks and a fat-sack for something noteworthy, I'm so there.

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My recent TV experience includes seeing most of the last two seasons of "Breaking Bad", a generally acclaimed and fantastic series that's been gushed over a bajillion times and, from what I can tell from relatively few episodes, for good reason. I liked Season 4 the most from while Season 5 dragged a bit at times, but it's still among the best shows I've seen. I can even relate to some of Walter White's excesses as he went from dis-empowered and worried to nigh-omnipotent and well-respected in his own weird way.

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This is where I get some cathartic crap out that's been bugging everybody. Just like me. So, here I go for it. 

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While "Mr. White" said repeatedly that everything he did he did for his family, by the end of the series he admitted that wasn't true and in-part he did it because he liked it and was good at it. This reminds me a bit of how I felt later on about my now long given-up counter-PSYOP work to help people communicate better and feel as masculine and feminine as they want to so they could help empower each other verbally and non-verbally while stopping many from turning into pushy, nervous, sketchy, rude, twitchy, spazzy, zombie and gender-neutralized creepy creatures who quietly bother, freak-out and threaten each other more and more every day like losers harassing losers without admitting it. Or, maybe nothing like this is happening.

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Keep in mind I like people and always have. I just hate rude behaviour and always have. So... that's that. 

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Either way, I try to ignore it and keep my high standards and good mood, which I recommend for everyone.

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As I've mentioned in the past, all it would take is for enough people to push back to change this. So let's try. 

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Anyway, acting male, female, gay, straight, polite, relaxed, relaxing and respectful I can vibe with, and when people are doing it well I don't mind and can hardly tell. Like, when a tall graceful guy approached me on the sidewalk politely and I treated him like a girl until I realized he was just doing it well, which I was fine with since it wasn't aggressive or unpleasant. But, this other stuff sucks and the way most people are buying and selling it they know it too. While I was genuinely concerned, especially for women and children who are often more threatened by our general descent into a perverted mosh pit and who will be hell for men to deal with anyway with all this going on (see below), when I couldn't get paid to continue trying to fix it and found it socially and financially isolating, I had to keep giving up and now finally have save for the odd post like this one. A good reason to give up is nearly everyone is now habitually acting rude and constantly messing each other up, so it keeps getting much, much harder to casually and sometimes even formally interact with many.

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Since this is happening faster and faster as people move faster and faster to mess with each other, I generally now find myself ignoring most people in front and around me on the sidewalk when I walk around. This is something noticed but not discussed by many and nobody's really surprised even if some do get a bit upset.

Sometimes people fail to freak me out and then walk into or bump into me, so I still mostly ignore them and say something like "you did that on purpose and I just ignore people acting rude" and keep going. While this happens a few times a day and often works okay on neutral territory, I got sent home from work today after a different manager than my own aggressively walked towards me and I turned away to ignore her and my backpack bumped into her and I refused to apologize. I guess my manager had to try to save her colleague's face and I had to try to save mine, but I don't think I did with nearly everyone quietly "gaslighting" each other.

FYI, This is an old slang term from an Alfred Hitchcock film ("Gaslight") where a husband tries to drive his wife crazy by moving things around in their house and claiming they were always there when she noticed and making her think she's crazy for thinking different. Since I hate being disrespected, I don't play along and can generally and safely ignore most efforts. But, as people get more aggressive in their desire to get looked at acting uglier and crazier... it gets harder. People forcing you to look at them act all messed-up and freaking out to communicate something while they try to mess you up isn't fun for anyone involved even though many are getting obsessed with it. Again, maybe none of this is happening. So, consider this stuff a work of fiction.

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In this quietly parallel universe that may or may-not exist, it's actually way easier to deal with guys who know they're full of crap and pulling crap than with women who simply think they worked hard to look good and this is what they're supposed to do and expect to get credit for it. Or, take aggro-sketchy crap out on you.

Plus, I've seen situations where there's nothing but busy men saying and doing stuff and this behaviour can be calmed down fairly easily. But, after all the gender-bending brainwashing, social constipation often lead by women trained to help shut men up and men's aggressive and competitive interactions messed up all the chicks, many think they can pull any crap they want and get away with it with their own double-standard, or demand to be respected for their disrespectful behaviour. I generally feel sorry for everyone since nobody really wants to act like this, but it's a lot different then feel sorry for starving African children who you can look at and sympathize with since it's generally hard to relax and feel for people acting more pushy and rude. 

I'd love to ignore this and never speak about or deal with it again, but since people often know me or can see I'm polite and want to say hello, I see it all around me happening every day as people mess each other up more and more and more all the time and I catch the worst of it. I'm not crying about it, but it's annoying.

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The last words on this for now: as men get more feminine, women get less feminine, which in turn makes all of us less feminine since men try to copy women they're competing with and messing up, so more of us get more frustrated by our situations. While it started as compensation for communication issues, nearly all male and female body language now looks the same, which is horrible, which most people seem to know by how they sell it or try to force you to look at it, so there's obviously no reason to look at it. Or, I often agree with people who don't think I want to see what they're trying to show me and so don't look at it, so we should have no problems since we both think the same thing and simply react the way we should. And that's that.    

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Other shows I've seen include "Dexter" as I catch a few episodes of the last seasons. While I can't speak as authoritatively on it, I think it's also a great show and caught some episodes where he met the doctor who help create him and channel his psychopathy into something useful. But, having not owned a TV or regularly watched one for 10 years, I'm still shocked at how casual violence and gore and to a lesser extent sex are displayed on the dozens of shows about cops trying to catch serial killers. It really looks like dehumanizing and psychopath-training to me that's possibly part of a much bigger predictive programming agenda by the proverbial "man" and his or their control of our culture creation industry. Or maybe it's not, so like, whatever.

The same is true for "Orange Is The New Black" where I'm getting used to seeing women at their worst and dehumanized on a regular basis in a way that's oddly more overtly humanizing and subtly dehumanizing than even porn since you get to know the characters well. While I don't want anyone peeing their pants because they like these shows and don't want to feel bad; or because they don't want to have to know this angle and possibly feel compelled to tell anyone else these thoughts; this is where our old generally gender-identifiable roles can come in handy to make us both feel better. While men and women can do whatever they want, or forget how to and never be able to again, we still have options if we still want them. While the following is quickly changing, possibly for the worse, generally speaking men are better at calling "bullsh-t" and more aggressively challenging it to make sure neither they nor their women and children are messed up by it, while women are more conflict-averse and would prefer not to challenge big ideas as often. While we're moving to a world where nobody wants to call any of this crap out, as I've mentioned before, it's one way to save us.

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On that note, here are some lyrics:  

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"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?"

- Black Krishna, "Party In The Dot"

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http://www.reverbnation.com/blackkrishna/song/21590422-party-in-the-dot

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