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nothing … poem … dr. angelou

I really don’t have anything to write about …
But i’m commited to write today …
So it’s time to be creative …
And since i can’t share the music in my head or sing this song to you … here’s a random poetic thought …

The moon held the kind of secrets only life tells death
the kind that scares hope, burdens fantasies and dews dreams before a day starts

The sun wandered in wonder … yet stayed silent
watched the tides ebb & flow
saw the awkward shift in the sea …
in the morning he shifted to the other side
That’s when he knew she was scared

Time had tricked fire into pulling a heist
But an onynx cloud spit on the idea ..

And sun prayed for the winds to whisper coltranes bassline to her …
and the she was soothed

And …
Oh …
I found this great quote from maya angelou …

“Every human being at some point will have clouds in their life. Some darker that others. You can go through the cloud, you can go around the cloud, or above it. No matter what, the light is always there. Your to seek, and to find.”

Have a great day …
Shine

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sheen.biggie.change.japan … HUMILITY

I had a kinda whirlwind week emotionally …

on top of feeling a little detached, a job search that’s trying to break me, my want to give my nephew & my sister some attention … i was thinking of a tiger blood transfusion …

but then …

i got tired of hearing all the talk of charlie sheen’s winning, whining, tigerblood and warlocks. And at the same time … I’m glad that he feels good about his self. I’m glad that he worked out a situation that he and both his girlfriends are happy with. sorry that the situation wasn’t supported by your ex-wife. I found myself defending charlie sheen. Despite his manic tirades, I saw him as one of those victims and pawns of the media. It was kinda funny to me and it made sense to me when he said some things to the likes of “they’re jealous that i’m a rock star and they aren’t”, “i’ve been quiet for years. I come to work do my thing and i like my lifestyle. But now … I will stop hiding that I love my life and my greatness, and instead I will tell the world how great I am and defend it and myself violently.’” come on … how can you be mad at that? i’m not mad at that … I want everyone to live fearlessly … but …ummmm …. well … you aren’t really that important. I don’t want to see you on the news everyday.

SOOO … I was relieved when I heard BIGGIE everywhere in honor of the anniversary of his passing

but because things seldom hold my attention for long … and because I tend to be critical of things that I enjoy … the thrill of hearing Biggie (what seemed like every third song on radio & video!) was short lived.

I started to think about how many people I’m cool with that could remember where they were when Biggie passed but … don’t remember the transitions of ron brown (4/3/96)

or betty shabazz (6/23/97) …

or the release of nelson mandela (2/11/90)?

yes … Biggie is one of the greatest at his art and his tragic story has become one of hope, change and positive evolution for many … but for real … he’s just an entertainer.

While avoiding charlie sheen & biggie i started to look at some of the changes/struggles and freedom fights happening in the world right now. AS YOU READ THIS the rest of the world is changing/evolving/revolting … Egypt, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique,Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe …

***sidenote:***
did you know that Belgium hasn’t had a government for over 300 days! hmmm … why aren’t you hearing about that political instability?but you hear about it in northern africa!\
need proof? (thanks @aja_monet)

It reminded me how privileged I am to be in america. (i still have trouble calling myself an american … that another blog). Then I actually started to feel “some kinda way” for not having a cause that I feel is worth, living and dying for. and then … I realized how narcissistic that was … these people are fighting for their lives and i’m whining about not having a life that’s rough enough to make me uncomfortable to fight back.

… then …

japan’s earthquake reminded me of how fragile life is and how we are at the mercy of the universe and how time is the keeper of us all.

and this is where my mind rest and reflects …

stay humble …

thanks khalil (@negrotambor)

i’m off in search of a humble job …

SHINE

OHHHH … and i’ll tell you about the beauty in watching a seed meet a oak tree next time!

I’m a spiritual person.

I believe that I am a small part of something that is so vast and expansive that it is truly beyond the realm of a mortal’s imagination.

my belief is that everything happens for a reason. the logic that schedules my moments and movements in this universe may or may not have anything to do with me. I am but a pawn in the grandest scheme of things … yet … this philosophy works in unison with the idea that we are smiliar to stars.

How? There are billions of stars out there in an infinite number of galaxies, yet to be discovered. .. but even within those glaxies there are some stars that SHINE brighter and are more relevant and influential to certain planets/rocks. Some stars are suns. Some stars become black holes, which in a way are inverted suns that instead of giving off light & heat energy, they absorb it. And yes, there are some stars that are bright and do nothing!

All that to say we are like stars in the sense that some people & stars are here for no apparent reason. And others are more influential and control planets, worlds & universes. Because of that some of us must take more responsibility for our actions/motions due to their influences on others.

I know which group i am in. I shine. And i say that witha humility that acknowledges that i am such a small part in this massive universe that i’m the equivalent to a hydrogen atom in the ocean.

(I used examples of the sun & water because i feel that theses are the most powerful yet under recognized influences on our planet.)

*note: this is just one of the many philosophies of mine … no, I haven’t done any research on it.

SHINE

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(a short ramble) moon … process … work … balance

I’ve always been drawn to the power and beauty of the moon. A few months ago during the eclipse i truly felt a magical moment which i still have yet to understand.
I do know that often times i get my creative insight & artistic impulses. I also know that i am most productive when i have the energy of women in my immediate area. when this is combined with the power of community and it’s role in my life my “superdude” comes out and then i need help focusing on all my great ideas.

I think i’m mentioning this because … well … actually i don’t know.

But i do feel like things are about to take off and i want you to know that when u have a clarity in your process and in your macro & micro role in the universe then you are in a position of power. The kind of power that allows you to make things happen as well as the kind of power that allows you to recognize & adjust to those things that are not in your hands.

For me this life is about maintaining balance and connecting my community resources/social capital, mental capacity, spritual well being,emotional & physical health.

This is what i’m trying to maintain as ritual in my life so that i can focus on more creative aspects of life.

That’s all for now …

I look forward to gsharing a few COMPLETED projects w/ you in the next 2 moths as i get a little more external sunshine in my life! (Thanks spring!)

Do your thing …

Shine,
Weusi

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kool herc … egypt … STARBLAZERS 2011 … my peoples … my people … explain my heart (saul williams)

the past few days have been heavy on my heart …

the health issues of KOOL HERC (combined with the dismissal of the health care reform bill)

i believe that any radio station that claims to be a HIP-HOP stations should donate to assist with his health cost … they have the money are going to continue to make money from hip-hop. the artist aren’t really making money so i don’t think that they should be the first ones called upon … but … it’s not a million dollars! these cost can be covered in one fell swoop by the right person. (jay-z, diddy, jermaine dupree, russell simmons, andre harrell, etc)

but as a fan … and believer that you should do what you can instead of waiting on others to do for you … here is where you can donate … http://www.djkoolherc.com/

the other thing is … the beauty and madness of the changes in egypt …

many of you know that i am a man of the people … i get excited when u see the people step up and take control over a situation that they feel is unjust. so much so, that i get physically agitated.

power to the people!

and now …

i’m trying to focus on this event that i’ve put together in LA …

JUST BCUS & HEDRUSH PRODUCTION present …

STARBLAZERS 2011

Part Party … Part Jam Session
good people … having a good time … while enjoying GREAT music

this is the most casual non-pretentious Grammy weekend event!

performances from artist from around the country …

jenna andrews
alison carney
c. clear
emoniFela
the fanatic experience
tamika jones
the native criminals
poet & the future
russell taylor
mr. turner
j. white
Yahzarah/purple saint james
and 2011 grammy nominee
CAROLYN MALACHI

+other SPECIAL GUEST
*it’s grammy weekend, So you know it’s gonna be PLANTAINS*
(that’s like bananas but bigger!)

your DJ’s
2 Tone Jones … Munch … Underdog
spinning everything!
coldplay to kid-n-play … def leopard to mos def … steel pulse to steely dan … & more!

leave your ego at home and come kick it … come enjoy the vibe …
JUST BCUS …
only $10

and tell your friends about it … but get your ticket early because the venue isn’t that big!

Register for STARBLAZERS 2011 in West Hollywood, CA  on Eventbrite

i don’t think i need to say much more about that …

and for BLACK HISTORY MONTH … 2 things …

an old pic of my mom & pop … they made black history by making ME!

what’s funny is i’d never seen the the picture … i just found this picture on friends facebook page! (thanks U!)

and … don’t tell rah but this is one of my daily motivators …

yeah … i love my people …

oh and this is a little something new for the people … here’s some heat …

JUST BCUS …

yea … i know … some of those shots look kinda like my videos from the roof of my rock star cuz’s place in paris last year … ehhh …

SHINE