Monday, June 09, 2008

n the key of life

Yo, no biggy today, but watch out for RECESS-IS-ON and REAL N THE FIELD latter on this week. Jones truck fckn with him. I’m tired 16 hr days, no kitty head, barely basketball. So mind numb time. Tell me

What song would u use to describe me or how u feel about me or my writing?

Ps: Inventory control

More inventory


Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

ohh wee by ghost face killa & nate dogg

Lina said...

I would say John Coltrane and Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood". The music describes you and your writing. The eloquence and smoothness of your writing, with intricy and detail, like the bridge (Im sure really sure if its called a bridge in a song with no words, but you know what I mean)of the song. The gracefulness of the piano and the roughness of the sax, come together to make beautiful. Just what I think.

Anonymous said...

Teedra Moses - Be your girl

The Pew View said...

Hey baby. I needs your prayer so be sure to read the latest blog. Take care now.

Ruthie Ann

allienicole said...

ehhh you sound like intelligence mixed with weirdness. so i'd have to say something jimi hendrix... if 6 was 9 or something of the like

dunno if you that COOL tho.. lol.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

i like that

why u wanna go their

will do

wierdness lol do tell
and i was listening to the Bootsy collins version today in my shop

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

If the sun refused to shine
I don’t mind, I don’t mind

If the mountains, fell in the sea
Let it be, it ain’t me.
yeah sing a song

Got my own world to live through and
And I ain’t gonna copy you.

Now if uh, six, turned out to be nine
Oh I don’t mind, I don’t mind
If all the hippies cut off all their hair
Oh I don’t care, oh I don’t care.
Dig it

Rich said...

Can't think of a song, but I'll let you know. Wish I could have met little momma, she is too cute.

Made it back safely to the STL, tell Tony I said whatup.

Pajnstl said...

"Im'a hustla baby.. just want ya to know... (c) JayZ"

Your daughter is just too cute for me!

Aunt Jackie said...

Coltrane, My Favorite Things because I can think to it...

DreamCop08 said...

i dont know what to say about that one, cant think of any songs either,what a shame though

your cool torrance, i like your writing. sometimes i have to read very hard to understand your slang but i catching it slowly but showly.

keep doing your thang.

lil mama is a cutie, hope she enjoyed her bd

get you some rest, hon you need it.

hope you enjoyed your weekend

Curious said...
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Emeritus said...

never associated your blog with a song. had to think about how your blog made me feel. so i came up with:

99 problems- jay z
the riddle- five for fighting

Curious said...

I wish I could think of something upbeat and peppy, but you giving me Ol' Man River right now.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

T: "EUROPEAN SON" of course for the song.

Jealous of you too you devil for getting to be with your kids all the time.

And send me the secret decoder ring, ASAP, PLEEEEEZE! I put too many years between a bad place and today to get it triggered off like that. I'm having trouble deriving the function. CLINTON=REAGAN=DAVIDDUKE, si o no? Because all I'm seeing is despair and my Dad reading me DAS KAPITAL and telling me how fucked the rich are but it was good to get rich.


As for what's going on up there, I'm lost. WAR KIND OF GOOD=IGNORANCE IS BLISS=OBEY THE RULING CLASS, but pretend to be ghetto when you're loaded and then PEACE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS????

I speak Spanish only now.

Adelante estadounidoenses, abrazense sus cadenas!

eclectik said...

Nazerath Savage: Nas (Streets Disciple)


Anonymous said...

any of our songs, savagebeastmonsta-sameblakmuthafucas, especially citizen soverign (1996)


Tin Ma'am said...

very cute pics.

Lovebabz said...

I was torn between this song...the Impossible Dream and To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)Each from the Man of La Mancha soundtrack.

I think for me the Impossible Dream suits you. It has that arthurian quality (smile).

Impossible Dream (The Quest)
The Man From La Mancha (Don Quixote)

Why do you do these things?

What things?

These ridiculous... the things you do!

I hope to add some measure of grace to the world.

The world's a dung heap and we are maggots that crawl on it!

My Lady knows better in her heart.

What's in my heart will get me halfway to hell. And you, Señor Don Quixote-you're going to take
such a beating!

Whether I win or lose does not matter.

What does?

Only that I follow the quest.

That for your Quest!
(turns, marches away; stops, turns back and asks, awkwardly)
What does that mean... quest?

It is the mission of each true knight...
His duty... nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I'll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!

Darius T. Williams said...

A song for you, by Donny Hathaway...smooth ane mellow in the beginning, raw and passionate in the middle, and melodious in the end.

sasha said...

from what ive read so far-

anything talib kweli

Immoral Matriarch said...

Ahhh I so disagree with Lina I don't know what to do with myself.

But maybe 'Cousin Mary' from the Trane. That might be a fairer comparison.

Jackie Edwards said...

I'm soooo bad with the names of songs but there's a song by Angie Stone and I can't think of the name, sorry....

T.C. said...

i totally think of old soul music of the 60s or funk from the "its a man's world" by James Brown OR "dukey stick" by George Duke...HOWEVER you are extremely political and poient as well so i would have to say "say it loud im black and im proud" by James...and "inner city blues" by Marvin Gaye...

and she is a cutie!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Conya Doss - Heaven

Anonymous said...

Wanted DEAD or ALIVE (that how your brain is, as well as your heart God)


Yasmeen Christian said...

Fight the Power- Public Enemy
Changes-2Pac ( Are we ready for a Black president?)

I am MORE tired.

Anonymous said...

Carly Simon - You're so Vain

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

How much for the cute little bag of food in the middle with the teddy bear on it? I'll take 5 of those!

Qucifer said...

OMG OMG not only cute kiddo, Good doggie food but SHIRTS!!!!

*swoon*... I'm gona Hafta get in on this, Spicky Michael could use sexy new stuff

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Will do

Thank u I can hustle a lil bit

Aunt Jackie
Coltrane, was the truth

thanks sister

And a bitch aint one, never heard the other joint

Now that’s a song of wisdom

LOL don’t hate motivate
I got enuff hatters already

(Streets Disciple) – classic from the mind of a warrior no doubt

4 real though lets bless the shop and make some muzk here

Tin Ma'am
Thank u

U went back on that one, aint u folk?

Darius T. Williams
Im down with Donny Hathaway too
sasha said...
I can get with talib kweli

Immoral Matriarch

What I aint the personification of eloquence and smoothness lol

Jackie Edwards
Let me know when u do

Thank u and I love Inner city Blues, but no time for warrior scholars to get down

I love conya doss, thanks

On a steel horse I ride
Im wanted
Dead or alive - classic

Yasmeen Christian
I can get with that sister

“I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.”
Mumahhad Ali,

I love that song, I bet u think it is about u. But without assuredness and vanity one can never be great only mediocre, plan and likely to wallow in there own depression

Big Momma Pimpalishisness
U cant have her LOL

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

u aint seen nothing yet, white T's, and tons more

Gotta Let it Out said...

Upgrade you, by Beyonce, and Mirror by Neyo... cause you're hotness, and I'd so have you as mine.

Ignore me... help me stop.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

gotta let it out
I am woman less, and aint had a woman think i was hot in a while, been called crazy, controlling, but i figured thats how MLK and malcom and Donald Trump and Newton became who they are, im adding u to my roll for that do come back sister

an average patriot said...

What a cutie pie! I am not going to gum things up here. You have a crowd here that does not want to hear what I have to say. You asked a question on my site but I will keep reality there or in E's. Just one thing! This is no recession. It has been a long time coming and will dwarf the Great depression and WW2 combined. No pessimism just simple fact!

Missy said...

...I wouldn't know where to start

Qucifer said...

oh my song for ya is going to be ANYTHING from Saul Williams, he is strong, entertaining, mindboggling, smart as hell

Waiting for Zufan! said...

"Niagara en bicicleta" por Juan Luis Guerra

'cause it's a little over the top

and you have to listen carefully to figure out what in the heck he's saying.

Sha Boogie said...

You are def my Bob Marley -Redemption Song: 'Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.....'

Ticia said...

I would pick a song from Nas off Nastrodomas CD..... I can't think of the title - but its the best song on the CD -

THE 0NE THEY AiNT USED T0. said...

showin some love...
that chaild ia ADORABLE.

if its ur daughter, be careful when she gets older ;D

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Nice Pics Peoples.

Anonymous said...

Allman Brothers - Rambling Man

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

an average patriot
Yea man I feel ya, and thanks, how is your son and when is he coming baxck home – to stay?

It is the thought that counts, but y?

U made me smile
And folk will smile even more u buy some dog clothes
Mac momma

Waiting for Zufan!
Thasts what im talking bout sista
Educate me

Sha Boogie
A kiss from me hon, love that song
Im flattered
Wont you help to sing
These songs of freedom
cause all I ever hav
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Made u look maybe

Thank u sweetie

Tha BossMack TopSoil
Good look folk

In the key of G too folk, my natural crooning voice
Love that cut
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Trying to make a living and doing the best I can
When it's time for leaving, I hope you'll understand
That I was born a rambling man

shine said...

Hum...i've though long and hard and fast about this one. " It's a man's world"--by the incomparable James Brown. I feel this way, of course, of you. Yet I still don't know all of you. This is perhaps the first page. Tony oh has an inclination--let us see what unfolds.

Garth Sullivan said...

i gotta say that the first song that popped into my head was...

Basketball Jones from the cheech and chong soundtrack up and smoke.

that dude was unstoppable.

"I can dunk it with my eyebrow."

Garth Sullivan said...

although shine's it's a man's world is a pretty good pick too.

NOLIMIT said...

Sorry, cant help ya there. The reading just

12kyle said...

Hip Hop

dead prez

Uh, one thing 'bout music when it hit you feel no pain
White folks say it controls yo' brain
I know better than that, that's game
And we ready for that - two soldiers head of the pack
Matter of fact, who got the gat?
And where my army at? Rather attack and not react
Back to beats, it don't reflect on how many records get sold
On sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll
Whether your project's put on hold
In the real world; these just people with ideas
They just like me and you when the smoke and camera disappear
Against the real world *echos*
It's bigger than all these fake-ass records
When po' folks got the millions and my woman's disrespected
If you check 1-2, my word of advice to you is just relax
Just do what you got to do; if that don't work, then kick the facts
If you a fighter, rider, biter, flame-ignitor, crowd-exciter
Or you wanna jus' get high, then just say it
But then if you a liar-liar, pants on fire, wolf-crier, agent wit' a wire
I'm gon' know it when I play it

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

what is his inclination, and james brown, that is com paring him to me, well u can have your way with me, that’s like food

Garth Sullivan
LOL where u been mister Satre, I mean no exit. Now u dug for that one and it’s a true billy, most folk nowadays don’t know about them cats, and thanks man she is a sweety

It is the thought that counts and the honesty, how was taste of charlotte

Now you the truth for that and how the next go

Uh, who shot biggie smalls?
If we dont get them, they gonna get us all
Im down for runnin up on them crackers in they city hall
We ride for yall, all my dogs stay real
Nigga dont think these record deals gonna feed your seeds
And pay your bills because they not
Mcs get a little bit of love and think they hot
Talkin bout how much money they got, all yall records sound the same
I sick of that fake thug, r & b, rap scenario all day on the radio
Same scenes in the video, monotonous material, yall dont here me though
These record labels slang our tapes like dope
You can be next in line, and signed, and still be writing rhymes and broke
You would rather have a lexus, some justice, a dream or some substance?
A beamer, a necklace or freedom?
Still a nigga like me dont playa hate, I just stay awake
This real hip hop, and it dont stop until we get the po-po off the block
They call it....

12kyle said...

If we dont get them, they gonna get us all
Im down for runnin up on them crackers in they city hall

u gotta love those lines!

KELSO'S NUTS said...

BUDDY: You are absolutely right, trust me. I've gone over and over and over all of this in my head.

I don't HATE anybody, except for a few hours I was hating myself.

As far as educating and enlightening, I did not fail at that. I gave you a glimpse of story that is not often told in the US. Richler's novels about life in Montreal get at it pretty well, though.

In the US, there were NOVELISTS who touched on it or told it in allegory, but after HUAC and especially after the end of the USSR (which makes me happy--I didn't like that place because I had a great-great uncle who fought the Tsar in October 1917 and I've read his diary,translated by my great-uncle...nothing good happened in that place to be sure) it will never be mentioned. I have my guesses why but they are only guesses.

I need no further proof than how SANITIZED the story of the Prohibition years is. I wish the real story of Bronfmann could be told with the amazing thoroughness and clarity that the Nicky Barnes story was told in a recent documentary. I feel the same way about both men. Mostly thugs, not evil by any means, it was what it was -- a product of an era, if not them somebody else -- and there's no ethnic shame or pride in it.

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Morris Day - "Gigolos Get Lonely Too".

That is one my favorite MoDay tunes definitely need to check it out if you don't know.

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

sista gp said...

It took me a minute.
Envogue, "This Is Your Life"
This is your life
Live it your own way

I lived part of my life
Being scared of my dreams
Everytime someone asks
What I'm shooting for in life
I would hide my true feelings
And when I spoke up to my friends
They made fun of my dreams
So shen times got too rough
I would think back on one thing
My momma would say to me

This is your life
You got to live it your own way

Forces of evil struck back and forth
Throughout my younger days
Because I would listen
And care what other people would say
Like a four letter word
I ignored that whole world
And built my own tiny world with respect
But it took time to relate
What my momma would say time after time again, she said

This is your life
You got to live it your own way(Repeat)

This is your life
You've got to live it your own way

KELSO'S NUTS said...


At the risk of re-starting a really dumb argument, I have long been a student of large municipal poltical history.

For my money, the three best mayors in the US over the last 15 years or so have all been African-American: Kurt Schmoke of Baltimore, Norm Rice of Seattle and Wellington Webb of Denver.

I invite anybody to compare pro-rata crime figures of the sainted Giuliani hijoputa with those of Webb and Rice and tell me that the latter two didn't achieve better results WITH NO CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUITS AGAINST EITHER DENVER OR SEATTLE. Giuliani's 8 years cost the city close to $1 bn in settling brutality and civil rights suits.

Schmoke had tougher economic times to deal with than any of Webb, Rice or Giuliani but by all fiscal and civil rights measures and as an international advocate for civil rights you'll find no better American mayor.

That said, politics costs money and favors. No cracker, no mayoralty. End of story. And I'm assuming that European immigrants count as crackers in your paradigm.

That's the business community and the organized labor community. Without them, ferget it. In the Western cities especially the numbers aren't there for a non-cracker City Hall. You cannot sell enough incense and FINAL CALL subscriptions to make it happen.

And in Seattle for Rice to get it meant he also had to establish firm ties with the Asian-American elite. In Denver, Webb needed to do the same with the Mexican-American elite. Are Asians and Mexicans "semi" crackers? I don't know. Not for me to say.

I speak New York and I speak Spanish. I don't speak American. There is no word "cracker" in the variant of English spoken in New York City. I've know "ofay," "peckerwood," and "honky," but never "cracker." It's not in the New York dictionary, I don't think.

Sure, Monrovia, Liberia's a lay-down hand, of course. No problem. Monrovia or Seattle, hmmm? That's pretty tough choice to make as a place to raise your family, si o no?

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Classic like I said regarding you as well

Real thugs are those that value money, but there are those that don’t make money at any cost

I love that song and that’s me to a T regarding love

sista gp
Envogue – that’s a good look and lovely song

Aint that the truth That said, politics costs money and favors. No cracker, no mayoralty. End of story. And I'm assuming that European immigrants count as crackers in your paradigm.

Lol at speaking New York

Tera said...

Wow! Everybody picked such interesting songs I don't want to post one! BUT based on some of the things I've read...

"Beat It Up" --Young Joc

guerreiranigeriana said...

..haha..she is too cute!!!...

...your response to anon 1:02 was on point...that ali quote is wicked!!!...i may have to use that shit!... for you?!...i've been listening to music with no words mostly or foreign songs...let me think...a couple maybe:

...jodeci's feenin...don't ask any questions about why...i'm not answering anything...and it's not about me...the song describes you...or maybe 'pump it back' by the same artist would be better for you...that and miles davis' 'sketches of spain'...the whole cd i think captures you pretty well...the sound of the music...its sentiment...that's me...interesting question...

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

I am very adept at doing such, is that your desire sister lol?

guerreiranigeriana said...
Yes she is
And thank u

And them there songs seem like they have sexual uundertones
Especially the miles LOL
Do they

KELSO'S NUTS said...

Torrance: Did LOVEBABZ mention this; it being US Open weekend I came up with the perfect sports analogy about your "vaina" (that's a Spanish word that in this context means "your shit" or "your schtick" or "your thing" or "your essence"--hard to explain but it's a very useful word--very much the equivalent of "shit")?

I wrote to her that you had all 16 clubs in the bag and are playing RDB with only a 6-iron and it's that eclectic and tight, which is a little scary.

And I know you've followed N Rice, W Webb and Schmoke's careers. Fascinating guys. Schmoke especially.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

I think I know why one never hears the word "cracker" in NYC but the more estoteric "ofay" and "peckerwood" are pretty common and not taken in offense. The latter part is simple. You have to be able to joke like that in NY because everybody's all jammed in together and everybody's waking up angry. So, small things like funny ethnic names mean nothing.

But "cracker" has no meaning in NYC because it's so associated with White Southern Baptists. There are NO White Baptists in NYC. White Protestants in NYC are pretty rare now and they are only Espiscopalian, Presbyterian, Congregationalist or Unitarian. There are more Russian and Greek Orthodox than White Protestants in NY. I don't even know if the High Church still uses "Jesus" in the liturgy in New York! Those sects are super-liberal.

So, "ofay" and "peckerwood" just fit better with the way we speak. Because, I guess, they're clever and funny names.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Around The Corner by Paul Taylor

Layed back but not taken lightly. Deep. Touches you with each note. Before you know it you're into it, bouncing your head, hooked on each note, feelin' the groove. Always leaves you lookin' forward to what is "Around the Corner" because the notes, its the notes that get you.

You've got great notes in the tune that is only you and all of these people here feel it too.

Regina said...

Hey T!

Can't think of a particular song but when I come through your spot I get the feeling of Langston Hugh's "Democracy" mixed with Wu Tang's C.R.E.A.M.

LOL! That's you Langston & the WU (the best of both worlds!!)

Lil' Mama is too precious!!

Peace & Love!

The Jaded NYer said...

oh my goodness- ADORABLE!! How much for that lil girl?? LOL

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Been looking at it. U see 3rd round tigger on 17 and 18th classic – I even missed GA Miami college world series game one

Now that’s a classic I am honored

Regina said...
Wow what an honor

The Jaded NYer
Thank u and my song? lol

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