People that enjoy my company tend to find this video of me dancing to be charming.
I'm currently building a business to incorporate my work as an artist, coach, producer into one organization so that I can successfully work on many projects at once and have an impact on the shape of things to come here on planet erf.
I have a radio show that focuses on music and politics. And related to that, I am a musician and have an installation music show that I put on every few months that I have been working on for many years with a funny title that people always say is too long. But I'm okay with that last part.
Going places, doing things. Even if those places are close to home, and those things are simple.
I'd like to improve my cooking skills, become stronger at organizing and managing my many projects and some other stuff too, but I can't remember what right now. :)
some favorites are:
Eric Wolf -- Europe and the People Without History
Stephanie Coontz -- The Way We Never Were: the 1950's and the Nostalgia Trap
Sidney Mintz -- Caribbean Transformations
George Lipsitz -- Footsteps in the Dark
Robin D. G. Kelley -- Africa Speaks, America Answers
Cedric Johnson -- Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: the making of african-american politics
all of those books can change a life
I like music a lot and find it to be a great place to think about the relationships and values of the world.
some of my favorite jams are:
Sun Ra - When There is No Sun
Cloud One --- Atmosphere Strut - early house music
Chic -- Soup For One
Jack DeJohnette playing with Bobby McFerrin is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen
Stevie Wonder is it - the original drum master
Gil-Scott Heron -- Rivers of my father
De La Soul -- The Stakes is High
The man in purple - If I was your girlfriend - The Ladder - Starfish and Coffee -- him solo in a bathrobe and highheels playing electric guitar in the bathtub with bubbles
Roberta Flack --Trade Winds
Alice Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, and Alice Coltrane on the harp and on the piano in my heart forever making it better
Max Roach was the god, Abby Lincoln was the goddess
Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth - was it
Food: gotta have it, got-ta got-ta have it. The better, the better. Let's eat!
Television is one of the most important inventions we've known. Corporate hell has used it to perpetuate it's mad rule over our lands and minds. Fuck them. Imagine if all TV shows were as thoughtful as The Wire? That's an example of what I mean about reading: there are so many powerful ideas and stories coming to life in a show like that, that you could spend months and still have more to discuss. I like thinking of material as beginnings to endless conversations, that may have rest stops here and there, as opposed to things that close the ability of people to talk together. That show lays out a model for how to think in more complicated terms about the political dimensions of life than something like cable news. The latter reducing reality into a set of points that can be quickly run through to decide reasons why people have nothing in common, when the opposite is true - ultimately making it much easier for the corporate devil beasts that own television networks - the few that own every aspect of contemporary life - to keep the very force that could challenge their hellish rule over our wonderful heaven gone foul, thinking that we have nothing in common with people who are from different places and have somewhat different experiences and style than us. To that I say: enough of that bullshit already, let's join together and make this world a more egalitarian and wonderful place to be for everybody, everywhere. And yes, let's watch some damn tv already, but not as an everyday activity or something - let's get our lives back from these beasts.
--- Okay not 6 things, but how about 6 words, twice, with an exclamation point at the end?!
How to be more productive. How to practice the right things and show up in the right ways. How to reduce stress in my life and contribute positively to more people's lives.
You think of yourself as a kind person and other people might actually call you that from time to time as well.
You love learning new things and seek out growing in sometimes unexpected ways.
The hips don't lie?
You value and build strong partnerships, but aren't sick with the madness of finding one person that will be the everything for everything and can be creative with your relationships taking them more on a case by case basis than something handed down in a set of orders at the beginning of time.
None of the above applies but something moves you. I see people as people first, dating and romance is all extra and special if that is what it is, but I appreciate your time and thank you for reading my notes on the matter.
All my best.