Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Journey

13 hours into the given rate of human existence
I no longer choose to speak sense
but rather to create random senseless acts of poetry
I flow to thee in aims to please
While I bestow on those less fortunate
who tried to confront mine in a contived A and B structure
13 seconds past overtime
When the ball dropped and the clock struck zero
I realized I couldn't take what was mine
I should have died 13 years back towing the party line
nothing more than a concubine
A single holographic point in this existing space time.

I transcend time...

As I move between quantum electron states
to be able to quanitfy the qualifications to be your next American Idol
Cause Qualcomm bought the rights to my voice
and my feet belong to Nike
My brain as been put on layaway until I can afford to keep up with university payments

So instead...

I drink the night away
and falsify my surroundings with objects to create a fantasy reality
My drama so deep its worthy of reality tv
and it seems that the revolution is being broadcast to me live
through SMS and AT&T.

So instead....

I celebrate the last of the best part of my activism
burning a J while they listen to Coldplay
I've decided to skip foreplay in lieu of more interesting endeavours
And Ive gotten past that gender bending David Bowie Anarchist rhythm
Cause I've seen the greatest minds of our generation consumed by capitalism's effective madness
And theres no need to deconstruct this melancholy infinite sadness
Just realize that it was the worst minds that planned this
While many of us kneel down to pray like mantis
so many of us get locked up in handcuffs
All hopin that tomorrow will bring us the answers
Instead were all forced to put our hands up
This system is set to dismantle us
and thats the reason they locked up them Panthers.

Cause we are all political prisoners in these United States
and its hard to face the reality of this misappropriated stake
Because we all realize that this land was stolen in the first place
So while the government fronts that this is common place
I give a fuhrer's salute to the founding fathers
Cause fascism exists in this day and this time
and is not necessarily a measure of how democratically inclined
Cause you are
No further then manifest destiny
and it puzzles me to see societies destroyed in the name of Christianity.

But hey...

They taught Germany
and it seems that Israeli society has been taking notes too

So instead....

I lace up my tennis shoes
and prepare
for
the
long
walk
ahead
Its only baby steps to correct this

and that is why....

23 hours into the given rate of human existence
I now long to speak sense
and still create random senseless acts of poetry
I flow to thee in aims to plead

Please...

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tagged by bu7sain

Ukh...I have been tagged by the great bu7sain, how could I deny such a request? Easy! But alas I will fulfill regardless in return for those minutes of entertainment...
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~ Seven things to do before I die: (or at least try) [in no particular order]
  1. Finish a cd of spoken word complete with music.
  2. Go into business for myself.
  3. Retire early
  4. Complete a successful community-based organized campaign
  5. Eradicate all personal debt and pay for everything in cash (this includes houses and cars)
  6. Live on the coast, where everything is laid back and the water is crystal (and is not the United States)
  7. Organize a block party that is used as a fundraiser with artists that you have heard of (we always get so close, but things just don't work out in the end.)

~ Seven things I can't do:
  1. Whistle
  2. Bake banana bread (it's really the only thing that I can't make)
  3. Want a Bentley, but if you have one I'll gladly go for a ride :D
  4. Eat anything with an exo-skeleton (they look too much like insects.)
  5. Be entertained by NASCAR
  6. Remember to bring my ID
  7. Not listen to music (no matter how hard I try I have to!)


~ Seven things I always say:
  1. For real?/For the reals?
  2. Hopefully (consider it the secular inshallah, business people don't like it when you tell them hopefully though...hehe)
  3. Probably/Basically
  4. mhmm/right
  5. Unacceptable!
  6. That's disgusting/ridiculous
  7. What the fuck/Bullshit (used interchangeably)


~ Seven books I loved:
  1. 1984
  2. Green Eggs and Ham
  3. Middlesex
  4. The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy
  5. The Discworld Collection
  6. Lord of the Rings
  7. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


~ Seven movies I love watching over and over:
  1. Run Lola Run
  2. City of God
  3. The Corportation
  4. Quick Change (the funniest movie of all time!)
  5. Requiem for a Dream
  6. Ghost World
  7. Night of the Living Dead

~ Seven things I get attracted to:
  1. Social justice movements
  2. People who radiate warmth
  3. The smell of good food
  4. A good beat
  5. The smell of the sticky icky
  6. Sunny weather
  7. Intelligence

~ Seven people I wanna tag:
No one, the buck stops here

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Newest Fatwa SINsation

So I was doing a pretty good job of not updating my blog for a while. Then the bug hit again, and I guess I have to post something...

I never really thought that my lyrics for Crazy would be as popular as they are. Actually...well I anticipated, its nice to know that other people are digging the song as much as I am. Still surprised that this isn't available anywhere else online...

That's right y'all a Chef Raw exclusive....

In other news....

I am trying to avoid discussions surrounding the Danish cartoons like the plague. I am tired of talking about it. I am tired of hearing about it. If anyone wants to read what I feel about it they can head on over to Oman Forum and see what I have had to say (read what no one else will listen to). BTW...I am up for voting for member of the year...so vote for me or not *shrugs shoulders* whatever...

In other music news I wish to present the newest fatwa sensation in the Middle East. I bring you the beautiful Deeyah.

Personally I am not too big of a fan. The beat for her song "What Will it Be" and the song that is the subject of the fatwa isn't that bad. Vocally, I'm not really digging her style. I haven't been too big of a fan urban Brit-pop but when she sings classical Indian scales she sounds amazing...Check her out on the remix to "Neva Scared" on that same site...

Apparently because she is questioning traditional Islamic gender roles she is being perceived as an agent of the west...and is apparently worthy of a death sentence. I guess she really isn't too different from Madonna...

Hey...if the Pussycat Dolls can make it, then I am sure she can too...