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Monday Mutterings 13

One For The Treble, Two For The Bass And Three We Are Going To Rock This Place! Turn It Up, Bitches!

I have not one, not two, but three memes for that azz today. Enjoy. Happy Monday!

From Unconscious Mutterings:

  1. Self-esteem:: High
  2. Migraine:: Headache
  3. Phoebe:: Snow
  4. Nervous:: Records ('90s rap indie label is making a comeback)
  5. Punctual:: Don't be late!
  6. Liver damage:: Leave the alcohol beverages alone
  7. Legal disclaimer:: Sample my music -- sue your ass!
  8. Reverend:: Run or Ike
  9. Supple:: Breasts
  10. Binder:: Notebook

From Monday Madness:

1. You are given $1 million. You must give it all away before the donor gives you another $1 million. Who would you give it to?
2. If you had $1 million what would you do with it FIRST?
3. Do you participate in lotteries?
4. Name 3 of your best physical features.
5. Name 3 of your biggest virtues.
6. Name 3 or you biggest vices.
7. Name 3 of your favorite pleasures in life.
8 If you were a member of the opposite sex, what would you choose to do for your occupation?
9. If you were to come back after death as another animal, what animal would you choose to be?
10. What kind of 'baby' are you . . . water, clouds, beach, garden?

The Answers:

1. I'll give half to my mom and tell her to get the hell out of Camden. Divide up the rest to my brothers and break some scrilla off to my female friend in the Midwest.

2. Pay the tax man because the government will be on my ass. After I pay my taxes, I probably will have at least $400,000 left to my name. So I'll buy me a nice crib, a SUV with spinners and a new wardobe. Put the rest of the money in savings -- Roth IRAs, retirement funds, etc.

3. Nope. I have never ever participated in lotteries.

4. What a loaded question:
(1) My Eyes
(2) My Smile
(3) My Brain My Legs (Okaay?!?!)

(1) My honesty
(2) Loyalty
(3) Work ethic

1. I'm an habitual nerve plucker. (So I've been told . . . )
2. Spending too much money on clothes and music among other things.
3. I love looking at big booties.

(1) Listening to new music.
(2) Making and saving money.
(3) Living.
Added bonus: Love.

8. I would be a stylist or a fashion editor at a woman's magazine.
9. A bird . . . so I can fly, fly, fly away.
10. WTF?? I don't know? I'm going to say a 'mama's' baby.

From Daily Dirt via Slacktivities:

1. If you could dive into another world from a book or movie, which one would
it be?
2. If you could have any actor/actress (to marry you) who would it be?
3. Who would you be in your favorite book?
4. Who would you be in your favorite movie?
5. If you could switch lives with anyone, who would it be?

The Answers:

1. Cooley High -- The '60s looked like an innocent time period in that movie.
2. Jennifer Lopez Dania Ramirez (I want to be her baby daddy -- twice!!).
3. John Coltrane in Chasin' the Trane.
4. Probably Don Michael Corleone in the Godfather, Part II.
5. P. Diddy. I want to know what it's like to run a multi-entertainment/clothing empire.


This Nigger's Crazy, Part II

Rabid Journalist Kevin Powell

We all know Stanley Crouch is a crazy motherfucker who likes to bitch-slap writers, but who knew that author/speaker/hip-hop pundit Kevin Powell would go buck-wild on a journalist? I don't know if this is true or not [Editor's Note: Apparently, this incident did happened -- fellow blogger/journalist Lynne d. Johnson witnessed it] but according to the New York Post (dated Aug. 10, 2004), Kevin allegedly pulled an "a la Mike Tyson" and bit another journalist on the ankle.

The Post reports:

Stuff magazine contributor Bart Graham claims [Kevin] Powell sucker-punched him in the face after the two argued about a mutual female friend. Graham says he headed for the door after Powell's punch, but the rabid Real World-er confronted him again. "This time I grabbed him by his throat and threw him on the ground," Graham tells us. "After security pulled me off, he crawled over and bit me in the shin."
What the hell is going on with our esteemed writers?!?

I have known Kevin to be a stand-up guy, but this shit is kind of ridiculous. And for the record, Kevin is not a crazy nigger, unlike, Mr. Crouch, but still, ah, what's up with the girlie-man move, Mr. Powell?

But seriously . . . brothas we have work it out.

Fellow scribe Jimi Izrael takes Kevin to task for his alleged biting incident. He writes:

Kevin Powell [is] out there biting muthafuckas. That shit ain't street, hip-hop or anything -- it's amateur hour -- no debating that. How we got grown-ass men running around fighting people -- journalists, no less -- [and] for what?! Then you got Kevin, who was talking that "mantle of leadership" bullshit a few months ago. Nice.

Note to Kevin: biting niggas on the ankle is some Catfight/Crackhead Gladiators-type shit. Man-up, son.

Ha-ha. Funny shit.

So now you know. The journalistic life can be a hectic one.

Man-up, son.

Additive note: Check out Jimi's second hilarious story about his heated e-mail correspondence with Rap Coalition founder Wendy Day. Jimi is having a spat with Wendy over her dropping a $40 bid on E-bay to meet X-Clan's founding member Professor X. It's a VAN-Glorious read. You Sisssss-eeeeee . . .


Baker's Dozen . . . Labor Day

I'm Barbecuing Some CDs On Labor Day!

I'm biting off KB with my own Baker's dozen. Here are the rules.

1. I'm barbecuing up some CDs; Actually, I'm importing songs from various CD that I bought on Saturday into iTunes so I can make my own mix tapes.
2. Labor Day was a bust. My mom had a very, very small family get-together because she had to go to the hospital later in the day and take care of her mother, who is recovering from a mild stroke. My mom didn't make her world-famous Mediterranean pasta salad with crabmeat. Damn!
3. Some of my family members are so fucking annoying. I'm glad they live far away.
4. I have to go back to work on Tuesday. Damn!
5. I must have been in a religious mood this weekend: I watched both City of God and Passion of the Christ on DVD. Both films are incredibly good. I give them two chicken wings up and a biscuit!
6. Jill Scott's CD Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 is indeed beautifully magnetic.
7. TV Marathons: Seinfeld (funny, funny, funny); Cold Case (boring, boring, boring), Law & Order (drama, drama, drama)
8. Sleep. Eat. Write. Sleep. Rinse and repeat . . .
9. To my Midwest chick: "you're just running cross my mind . . . "
10. Are you ready for some football? Go Eagles!
11. "My music is the spiritual expression of what I am -- my faith, my knowledge, my being. When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups. I want to speak to their souls."
12. God bless Jerry and his kids.