Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Female MC is Amazing!

I've been a fan of Eternia since I first heard her about ten years ago. I recently met her and conducted an interview that will be posted on Silent Cacophony soon. I tell ya, if I wasn't a fan before that, I love her even more now. She was such an awesome person to talk to.

Her new album, At Last with producer MoSS came out yesterday. It is simply amazing. I love it.

If you like this video, please go out and support two amazing artists by buying their album. MoSS has been making a lot of noise lately producing some bangers for quite a few different artists.

I hope you enjoy this video.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Promise

"The world is no longer a romantic place. Some of its people still are, however. And therein lies the promise... Don't let the world win, Ally McBeal."

- Ally McBeal. Season 1 episode 6 "The Promise"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Run Through Open Doors of Opportunity

"An open door is very inviting! It always poses an opportunity in disguise. Once we take a step through a door, a new world is opened to us."

- Deb Austin Brown. Growing Character: 99 Successful Strategies for the Elementary Classroom.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sorry I haven't been posting much here lately. I've been extremely busy with the radio show and the last week of school. I hope you've been well. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hit the Wall

Here's a video from one of my favourite rappers, Kyprios. Enjoy!

"Lately, Hey,
I get up thinking I'm gonna fall,
Can you save me, Hey,
From myself before I hit the wall,
Although I ain't really been myself at all,
Trying be the man that I am and stand tall,
Can you save me, Hey,
From myself before I hit the wall,

How you gonna say it when you playing yourself,
You're critics don't write you ain't believin the hype,
You in a fistfight boxing with your shadow,
Stuck in yesterday you ain't thinkin bout tomorow,
Yesterday is gone and better days are far away
you got a million brilliant thoughts and not a single thing to say,
I need to speak to God but even he's fronting,
Cause I only talk to him when I need something,
I'm needing him now I need a new style of who to be,
I try to buy new clothes but none of them look good on me,
Women, Alchohol, Tylenol, Feel the hangover,
Next day same damn battle different soldiers,
And It's over, I'm gettin older hells hot cold world even getting colder,
It's over, I'm gettin older hells hot cold world even getting colder,

Man I'm gonna hit the wall,
Bounce around like an open bar,
Sh*t I'm gonna hit the wall,
I hope it ain't it front of ya'll,

I'd write a better story if I had enough ink,
And I would chain us back together if I had the missing link,
Outsider, I love to be insider her,
Now I'm outsider, Nowhere for this spider,
Cause I'm a liar but I'll suck it all up,
And everybody told me Kyprios you'll f*ck it all up,
And they were right, With the stereotypes
I used to be the type of MC your stereo liked,
But I'ma loser whose a getting old,
Life is but a stage and I'm forgetting my role,
You take a drink then the drink takes you,
You only get one chance there is no take two,

(See I'm feelin like the anti-hip-hopper,
I can't say I'm the sh*t, when I'm feeling like sh*t,
And I'm hitting the wall)

I got no moves I ain't feelin alright and this isn't my hit I might say goodbye,
I need a piece amount of teams even pieces look free,
I'd rent a little piece of heaven if you'd lease it to me,
You kick it tonight until it bleeds to life,
But I'm sick of this sight without the will to fight,
(Latley), My whole shit is going crazy but I can take a jog cause it won't take me,

(Can you save me)"

- Kyprios "Hit the Wall"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Good Repartee

"Here is what Star Helmer, vice president of Harlequin, said about her books:

Good repartee is something that people generally talk about why they like romances, if they’re getting into specifics.  Most people when they’re angry and they’re getting in an argument do not have the witty, precise comebacks.  You usually think about it two days later and say, oh, you know, why didn’t I think of it?"

Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 298

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wedding Funeral

What?!? Wednesday this week is featuring Ivan Ives "Wedding Song"

It's the fifth release for his "First of the Month" project. He releases a new song and video on the first day of every month. Support it if you like it and go buy his stuff. I've been copping all these on iTunes. One dollar a month is manageable isn't it?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maybe Love is Like Math...

Amy: "Maybe love's like math. You don't get better at it but you just get used to it. Simple equations with the occasional variable.

Ephram: "I hope not. I suck at math."

- Everwood television series.

I hear ya, Ephram. I really do. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

We Need that Illusion

"No words were more important than the warm tone of that voice as it told me, without speaking, that my grief meant something to him, that my life as a complete stranger meant something to him.

It seemed like so little, but it was everything. In the end, that’s all we ever really need. To face whatever that may be, we need nothing more than the occasional illusion that our life means something to someone who knows nothing about us."

- Monique Proulx. The Heart is an Involuntary Muscle. translated by David Homel and Fred A. Reed. Douglas & McIntyre Ltd, 2003. pg 129

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Moral Instruction in Story Form

"Jesus knew this value of stories as related to experience very well, and put his moral instruction into story form."

- Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 163

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shad Always Comes Correct

Shad always come correct when it comes to music and video. This one is simply amazing from start to finish.

Check it out - "Rose Garden" from the album TSOL

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Imagined I'd Fall

"Love is when you look into someone's eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside, to their soul, and you both know instantly. I always imagined I'd fall in love nursing a blind soldier who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought at least by the age of 15 I'd have a love life, but I don't even have a _like_ life."

- Angela from an episode of My So-Called Life