Timing is everything.
A Poem For Reggie
by Charles L. Peters
His voice, a cello
deep / rich with message
a symphony conducted by love
of God, of family
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…
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
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
art is of God
heaven and immortality …
the blues my grandchildren will sing
i spend like every other …
preparing for the demon that was assigned my soul
“1,000 Deaths” in my headphones
copyright 2011 charles l. peters
I just left Austin, Texas. Yet I’m headed back again.
Nevertheless, “it went down”. (c) Matt
[ Grown and Soulful ]
Maya Azucena is all over the world, but is still as sweet as the name Azucena implies. She hosted the Thursday night joint at 11th Street Station. #Community
Speaking of community…
Continue reading “Eddie Long at South by Southwest”
Strange Revival Video!!!
I left a lot out of my story yesterday.
[ Waaaaaaaaay at the bottom of this post, there’s a free download of a new Mojoe track called “Strange Revival” featuring Bavu Blakes produced by Symbolyc One (S1). But between this very spot on your screen and that track is my long story that dates from us meeting in 2003 up to us shooting the “Strange Revival” video the other day. ]
Back in 2003, in the wake of a massive three-year weekly Austin, Texas, live freestyle event the Reelaktz crew set up and
allowed to be ran into the ground called Hip Hop Humpday… a San Antonio club promoter called me to set up a new weekly duo gig. By duo I mean D-Madness and I, the most dynamic musician and emcee from that Humpday set. This new opportunity would require D-Madness and me to drive an hour south, and back again, every week for the life of the gig.
Promoter Guy had heard of us through the Humpday, but that was over and I was doing duo sets with D almost exclusively at this point. He was fine with our explanation, and the fact that two performers would cost him much less than 10 or more would. But there was one stipulation – the promoter wanted us to yay-or-nay a new San Antonio duo called Mojoe. He said if we liked them and approved, then they’d get the gig and vice-versa.
We went down to S.A. a week or so later and checked out their tunes at the promoter’s house. The production was ehh, but we all agreed that the songwriting and the style were strong, catchy and very compatible with us. From there, we agreed to join forces at this swanky lounge in Northwest San Antonio. If I remember correctly the venue was off of Huebner or Eckert and Babcock and is currently called the Sky Lounge.
From that first gig in San Antonio, we developed a growing kinship – and by ‘we’, I mean Mojoe, D-Madness, myself … and the list goes on. For the past seven years, we’ve experienced ups, downs, births, deaths, marriages, divorces and of course great performances and recordings while learning a lot about art, music and manhood from one another.