What Had Happened Was

Revisiting a grand weekend in Austin, Texas. Many thanks to DJ Chorizo Funk, Riders Against the Storm, Da’Shade Moonbeam and of course The Nobody Who Knows (dap)

My son got to visit with most of his grandparents. I got to eat my parents’ food, and also steal away to Austin for 40-something hours. I ate Love Veggies at Magnolia Cafe, and some Kim Phung. I got to visit with Matt Sonzala on the eve of his birthday. And above all, I got to fellowship with lotsa folks at the All Rise Event on Sunday night. Check this out… Continue reading “What Had Happened Was”

Twas So Hot Today

Twas so hot today…

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[free Summer’s End mix by NiroWho; just click the Download arrow on the right]

TWAS SO HOT TODAY…that I had to rush home from Hollywood, scoop up the family [yes, even El B] and roll all the way to PCH and Diamond down in Laguna Beach.

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[If you’ve been reading this site, you already know .]

About 10 minutes from the house, some guy who lost custody of his kid went to his ex-wife’s job and shot up the whole salon. Eight people died, which was the biggest homicide in Orange County history. This all reminds me of Do The Right Thing, and you might understand what I mean.

We saw all the media trucks and cop cars on the way home this evening, but more importantly El B had stopped screaming at the top of his lungs and gone to sleep again. Anytime I slowed down enough to lower the engine hum, he threatened to do it all over again. But thankfully, he’s a really nice guy, especially for a three-week-old. The only reason we’d initially left home was to avoid him overheating. The heat was obviously ruining his cool.
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Tears Dry Own Their Own

A Remix from the best thing that ever happened to hip hop, musically speaking. The DF.

Also from the best thing that ever happened to hip-hop,
personally speaking, The TX, I give you the words of Easy Lee…

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7.23.11 (Amy’s Dead) … a short poem

a dead slave is not a slave at all

more so a bird flying south for the winter

fleeing the cold of a life abbreviated

her peace, never found

is spelled out now

in all caps

AMY WINEHOUSE FOUND DEAD IN LONDON

and for some strange reason

i flinch

perhaps because i arm wrestle demons daily

and have come to the conclusion that THEY

hate artists with a passion that rivals

the love of all mankind

beyond a reasonable doubt

art is Holy …

i lay here

wrapped in revelation

convinced

art is of God

heaven and immortality …

her songs

the blues my grandchildren will sing

this night

i spend like every other …

awake

preparing for the demon that was assigned my soul

“1,000 Deaths” in my headphones

__________________________
copyright 2011 charles l. peters

Wifey Video Shoot

Track 5 on the Sanct EP is called Wifey.

Produced by Reggie Coby (LOEGz/Dred Skott), the Wifey joint features…
D-Madness (bass), Carter Arrington (guitar) and Jon Keyzz (keys, duh).

We wrapped a three-camera video shoot for it Saturday, July 3rd.

The Wifey raw screen test footage video trailer is way down below…
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We found some under-utilized spots in the Laguna Beach area, specifically Wood Cove and Table Rock. Once the energy and waves started flowing, it all went by in a flash.
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ACL Live Music Video

DVZN Media Dookie Vizion Productions presents…
more premium content in a short-form concert video. What a great year!
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[ DVZN Media photo ]

Cameos (dap) from Grammy winning producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada (0:28) of Echocentrics, Ocote Soul Sounds, Brownout and Grupo Fantasma. Also from Reggie Coby (0:13), emcee/vocalist of Dred Skott/LOEGz and producer of my 2011 joint coming soon. Intro by Andy Langer ‘nem…
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