[http://youtu.be/DDGgVvDrN4Y] Media is the vechicle that we use to communicate to each other. Around sept
ember 11th 2001, the media was dominated by the 9-11 tradegy. One thing I didn’t hear or see was the courage that New York city demonstrated in the face of this tradegy. The song Steel Standing is an account of what it was like to be in New York city during those days. hppt://the9-11song.com

Racks of bikes

October 8, 2013

A New Curse Word

October 8, 2013

Nice

Laura Grace Weldon

 relax your words,

We hear it all the time. Chances are we say it all the time.

I swear (hah!) it’s the curse of our era.

What’s up with you?

Busy

How’s work?

Busy

How are the kids?

Busy

What was your vacation like?

Busy

What’s next week like for you?

Busy

Ack!

We are busy, pulled in so many directions that we don’t have words powerful enough to describe how time starved we feel. Swamped, hectic, rushed, hurried, slammed, or crazy busy can’t come close.

I suspect that we aren’t busier, in terms of obligations using up our time, than someone our age might have been 100 years ago. Chances are those folks kept the house warm with coal shoveled into a furnace; worked long hours for poor pay in factories, mines, slaughterhouses or worse; traveled at low speeds to get where they were going; struggled to stay healthy in a…

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This is awesome

Deborah J. Brasket

The_Creation_Michelangelo“The accident of touching / is so rare! Sometimes / I pause my hand on purpose / and hope to find yours there.”

These are the last lines of a poem I wrote long ago.

But I realize now that’s what this blog is all about, a way of “pausing my hand on purpose,” and hoping to find you there.

It’s all about touching, isn’t it? Touching others with our lives, our insights and understanding, our memories and dreams, our poetry and art. Blogging meets this basic human need—to touch others and be touched in return.

Peter_Paul_Rubens_105_1We’ve all heard how physical touching is essential to human health and happiness. They say people can shrivel up and die for want of being touched or having someone to touch. A simple pat on the shoulder, a hug, a hand squeeze can make all the difference. Merely having a pet, they say, saves lives.

But there’s a basic…

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Steel Standing (Acoustic)

September 15, 2013

Recently PosseTV.com did an in dept interview about my song “Steel Standing”. This acoustic version of the song is my original vision of how I wanted the song to be finished. Take a moment to remember what you were doing on that September morning then turn on the song. Steel Standing Here is the link to the interview
Steel Standing interview
You can get a free download of the song at my band websitewww.the9-11song.com

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trickle down trick

October 14, 2012

Trickle Down Economics is Trick or Treat Economics

trickle down ecomomics

October 14, 2012

trickle down ecomomics

I remember going to Spike Lee store in Brooklyn to get some cross colors and thought it was grossly over priced, I got it. Spike Lee has forgotten those days. Tyler Perry is the Spike Lee of his time, strides that Spike made in the film industry Tyler made in the tv industry. He brokered syndication deals while he was pitching his pilots. Just like Spike’s “She’s gotta have it”. My only beef is that brother aren’t talking directly to each other as “Men” face to face. Both deserve to be heard but not one over the other but in concert. Tyler could have used Spikes help in his script development and Spike could used Tyler’s business skill to put more black actor to work by doing joint project. Tyler’s audience and Spikes audience would probably not agree on anything except for their love of Black people. Let’s keep that I’m mind.

Steel Standing Heals America

Steel Standing (Lyrics)

The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel standing,
The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel Standing

Mama, Mama is that you, finally my cellphone got through, thought I’d never hear your voice again, someone left a message on my machine, they said goodbye, what’s that suppose to mean

Where’s my father, sister, fiance, I need to get to the world trade, what do you mean there are no buses or no trains, I really won’t feel well until there safe from harm, arm in arm

The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel standing,
The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel Standing

New Yorks Bravest, Finest, all were there helping people, have no fear, there are those who even gave there lives, we pulled together side by side as one nation, full of pride,

The Rescue worker, Volunteer, the best we had were all down there, they keep giving till it overflowed, Now I feel much better, we’ll be safe from harm arm in arm

The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel standing,
The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel Standing

You pray when you feel like dying, and you need someone to stop your crying, We’re going to make it through, you don’t have fake it, Red, White and Blue

You know that we will keep standing, courageous strength is so demanding, We’re going to make it though, you don’t have to fake it, Red, White and Blue

Run for your life, the sky is falling, Run for your, life the people calling, What can it possible be, The Towers are falling, not one but two, ashes, its raining ashes, on that beautiful september day we’re all running around in trances, but we’re still Standing,

The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel standing,
The Unspeakable has been spoken, The unbreakable has been broken, but we’re still standing, Steel Standing

Steel Standing, we won’t give up, We’re Steel Standin

Steel Standing
9-11, the 9-11 image, Steel Standing

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We were blessed to work with Ray Chew of Ray Chew and the Chew, and Alyson Williams to release “Steel Standing” on iTunes. Listen to full production at Http://the 9-11song.com

“We are stronger than we think and it’s hard times that remove all doubt about your Greatness!” D. Sobers