I am grateful for: “New configuration, New riff and New Structure…”

The Roni Size Reprazent “Brown Paper Bag” (music audio Full Vocal Mix) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Roni Size Reprazent “Brown Paper Bag” LYRICS:
“Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper, sounds entering of a different nature,
Rhythms get greater, And the rhythms they get greater, Yes another rough-a-tough
Four for the chaser, New configuration, New riff and New Structure
Built on the frame that’ll hold the room puncture, Tight
We wrap it up, it’s wrapped, tightly.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
It lives, The bass is the army that it gives.
When we apply the breaks, There’ll be no skids.
Just more elements to continue as we glide.
Dimensions & The Measurements and the evidence you will find
Change it, rearrange it so its regularly updated
Hits from every angle so expected the un-expected
Represent the fusion of the mind and stay connected
The star that is presenting, The size of the markers been indented
Delivering the style we give you so that means a mention
In your direction is the baron that we aimed, ascension
Instead the way the floor the stunner made a we invention
And then you get your moneys worth before you’ve even sensed it
Make you think a four figure for the whole nation
Send it down so one we know it with no discrimination
Like a safe with 50 locks, as many combination
No matter which way that you turn you reach the same destination.
The fullness of the spectrum, 360 keep it circling
Deep inside the flow is where its working it
Under lease, submerging it, time to make it go deeper
Way past the point that blows holes in your speaker
Under and over, take it over and under
First you get the lightning and then you get the thunder
The sound is the music and the music is the feature
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper, sounds entering of a different nature,
Rhythms get greater, And the rhythms they get greater, Yes another rough-a-tough
Four for the chaser, New configuration, New riff and New Structure
Built on the frame that’ll hold the room puncture, Tight
We wrap it up, it’s wrapped, tightly.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
Step step step step step step step step step step
Paper paper paper paper paper
Step step step step step step step step step step
P-P-Paper paper paper paper paper
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
Step step step step step step step step step step
Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper
Step…”
Songwriters: Roni Size
Brown Paper Bag lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

The Roni Size Reprazent “Brown Paper Bag” (music audio 2017 extended instrumental remix) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

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I am grateful for: “being weightless under the soul bamboo…”

“little miss dragon lady” (model: Shelby) illustration by K.J. Legry

Like most guys do,

You never once said to me, “Most women don’t

like jazz…”

and that’s when I knew you were worth all them troubling blues.

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The Little Dragon “Peace of Mind” feat. Faith Evans (Music Video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Produced by Raphael Saadiq. Shot in Raphael Saadiq studio in LA.

Little Dragon “Peace of Mind” feat. Faith Evans LYRICS:

[Verse 1: Yukimi Nagano]
Cloudless, no rain, showers surround
So busy for the one I found
Weightless, under the soul bamboo
I’m bound for you

[Pre-Chorus 1: Yukimi Nagano
Rushing won’t get us anywhere that whole
So stressed, well I just wanna let you know
That stressin’ upside down
We don’t need that now

[Chorus 1: Yukimi Nagano & Faith Evans]
All I want is peace of mind
We won’t rush it this time
Let’s just lay here, right here
Peace of mind
Won’t be caught in the chase
Here together, all we need is

[Verse 2: Yukimi Nagano]
Dark days, they used to swallow my truth
And hide treasures far from you
This time a dusty Sunday will soothe
The blues away

[Pre-Chorus 2: Yukimi Nagano]
Stressin’ can make this less than whole~ less than whole
So, we better listen to our favourite melody
Come here and dance with me

[Chorus 2: Yukimi Nagano & Faith Evans]
All I want is peace of mind
We won’t rush it this time
Let’s just lay here, right here with
Peace of mind
Won’t be caught in the chase
Here together, all we need is
Peace of mind
Moments don’t waste with time
You can’t buy it, baby
Peace of mind

[Verse 3: Yukimi Nagano]
Yes, you’re in a hurry for who?
Reaching your goals don’t please you
Go smell the flowers, go think for hours
A midnight walk, late night talk
Or sweet moments, your fine life
Second chances, they come sometimes

[Chorus 2: Faith Evans]
Peace of mind
We won’t rush it this time
Let’s just lay here, right here
Peace of mind
Won’t get caught in the chase
Here together, all we need is
Peace of mind
Moments don’t waste with time
You can’t buy it, baby
Peace of mind

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The Minoru Muraoka “Bamboo” (soundcloud audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

村岡福夫, born Muraoka Fukuo; 1924 in Miyakonojo – January 2, 2014 was a popular Japanese shakuhachi player. Playing in a jazz fusion style, Muraoka released many albums, both as a solo artist and with several groups, including Zen, the New Dimension Group and the Minoru Muraoka Orchestra. The 1970 album Bamboo is a mixture of jazz, and traditional Japanese music performed by numerous instruments, from shakuhachi, koto, shamishen and taiko to synths and conventional drums.  

Tracks:

1 – Take Five – 00:00

2 – Mogamigawa Funauta – 04:53

3 – The Positive and the Negative – 08:47

4 – And I Love Her – 18:06

5 – The House of the Rising Sun – 21:03

6 – Do You Know the Way to San Jose – 25:23

7 – Soul Bamboo 28:24

8 – Call Me – 33:50

9 – Scarborough Fair – 37:21

You can learn more about Minoru Muraoka here:

https://www.npr.org/2012/03/26/149389758/the-shakuhachi-jazz-of-minoru-muraoka

I am grateful for: “my mouth around the letter R…”

“hairy grrrl love notes” 1 (mixed media illustration) from the “Girl Monster” series by K.J. Legry

The hairy, some say furry, grrrl can’t pronounce the letter “R” and her speech impediment forces impatient, but nice enough, gym instructors playing guessing games… to fail.

He doesn’t inquire, did she mean “bird” or “board?” but instead he nods enthusiastically as if supportive and he says condescendingly, “Those other grrrls DO look kinda stiff like boards.” and he leaves her,

frustrated, as she watches them flapping their arms like birds, pretending to fly… past her.

She starts to protest “nooooo… that’s not what I said,” as her faces flushes red with embarrassment, and she mutters under her breath, “Flapping is not kinda stiff.”

and she stomps her foot…

because she knows, NOW everybody thinks she’s kinda dumb.

“hairy grrrl love notes” 2 (mixed media illustration) from the “Girl Monster” series by K.J. Legry

Later on the hairy grrrl thinks about how remarkable it is, and how it happened that, rabbits became the best teachers, ‘cuz if you can say, “rabbit” you can eventually say “bird,” and it’s easier than subtraction, but thank goodness for the number nine with a few tricks, just the same.  

“hairy grrrl love notes” 3 (mixed media illustration) from the “Girl Monster” series by K.J. Legry

The hairy grrrl listens to nobodies business, like her big brother, who laughs when she says “porple” instead of “purple” but insists to the boys waiting to play baseball with him in the street, “No really, she can throw a ball. Just watch her.”

Since the boys truly need another player, and all kinda have a secret crush on her, they agree to test her arm, and once they are satisfied with her performance, her brother sends her waaaay away into the outfield to wait…

for something less than but hopeful of a home run.  

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The Xenia Rubinos “L.O.V.E.” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Xenia Rubinos “L.O.V.E.” LYRICS:

Wanna be the one who wakes up next to you

And feel the wave crash down wave crash down wave crash down wave crash down

I could stay here for a little longer I can, if you feel me do you feel me? can you feel this? do you feel me?

oh, oh power oh oh oh oh oh power L-O, L-O, L-O-V-E L-O, L-O, (i’m in) L-O-V-E L-O, (i’m in) L-O, she’s in L-O-V-E with you L-O i’m in L-O she’s in L-O-V-E with you last

Wanna be with you last

How I be with you now I see us I see me and you now forever I see me and you I wanna be with you last

Power power power power power (L-O-V-E)

Wanna be with you pow pow I wanna be with you baby

How I be with you pow pow I wanna be with you baby How I be with you pow pow I wanna be with you baby

How I be with… you’re the one I wanna be with oh oh, power

Oh oh oh oh Oh, power

L-O, L-O, L-O-V-E L-O, L-O, (i’m in) L-O-V-E L-O, (he’s in) L-O, (she’s in) L-O-V-E with you L-O (i’m in) L-O (she’s in) L-O-V-E with you last

Wanna be with you last

How I be with you now I see us I see me and you now forever I see me and you I wanna be with you last

Wanna be with you last

How I be with you now forever I see me and you now forever

Like we are right now

Babe I wanna be I wanna be with you last wanna be with you last

How I be with you now forever I see me and you now forever I see me and you Oh last

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I am grateful for: “the sweetness of your response…”

Rhino Woman #1 Illustration and Etching by K.J. Legry

Danny Boy says, “I was truly moved by her, when she said to me, ‘Heck yeah, I’m a functioning illiterate Doc Fancy Suit.  What Makes YOU think I wanna learn how to feel the way you do?  I’m not gonna read those books!  Them teachers think I can’t read, but I can read.  I been reading as long as I can remember, but I’m not telling any of them teachers at school I can do it.  If they know I can read, they’ll make me read their books.”

Dickey Boy asks, “Well, so you encountered an actual resistance to facts and information, huh Danny Boy?  So then what do you do?  How do you teach?”
Danny Boy says, “Dickey Boy, that’s an excellent question and I’m glad you asked me about it;  because I want to impress upon you, and I do not mean this in any kind of sentimental way, you know, like how one is supposed to feign humility, but you see… it really was this young woman who was teaching me and not the other way around.”
Dickey Boy nods and he says, “Uh, huh.  Uh, huh.  Okay and so how do you feel about parents or teachers who say to their children and students, ‘Stop reading those comic books…’?”
Danny Boy says, “Well Dickey Boy, if a boy wants to read a Playboy Magazine he should read what interests him, that’s what I’d tell them.  Because any boy who hasn’t read a Playboy Magazine isn’t in the world yet.”
Dickey Boy laughs.  “Heh, heh… I guess that’s true!”
Danny Boy says, “It’s true.  It’s true, Dickey Boy.  And what’s more, we need to not give books to kids that tell them how to be like us.  We should give them books to read that reflect who they are so we can help them become them, not us.”
Dickey Boy asks, “Oh… so does that mean writing one bad short story is better than reading one well written novel?”
Danny Boy says, “Well Dickey Boy, not really, but there is a kernel of truth at least to what you are suggesting.”
Dickey Boy asks, “I mean do you think of reading as an idle activity in comparison to, oh say taking a walk?  That the physical experience of being in the world is more beneficial than reading about taking a walk?”
Danny Boy says, “Well yes and no Dickey Boy.  It’s our memories that set us apart from the other animals.  It’s our memories that make our animal unique.  And we capture those memories in books.  But of course, the physical experience of life is going to inform those books and this is where we discover our shared humanity.  That’s why I’m saying this student taught me more than I taught her.  She made me a better listener.  And she wasn’t wrong.  She knew who was telling her to be more white.  Who had the money.  She wanted the money; she just didn’t want the bullshit that came with it.”
Dickey Boy nods.  “What was the bullshit Danny Boy, that came with it?”
Danny Boy says, “In those books nobody believed a black girl would grow up to be a doctor.  It’s like how sometimes on airplanes when a passenger is having a medical problem and the white stewardess asks if there is a doctor on board and a proficient black doctor steps forward, but then the stewardess looks her up and down and hesitates.  Literally this passenger’s life is on the line and the stewardess asks for her credentials, only then to reject her for the white man who says he too is a doctor, but without asking to see his credentials.”
Dickey Boy nods.  “Wow.  Yeah.  I see what you mean Danny Boy.  I wouldn’t want to read those books either and I have been!”
Danny Boy laughs.  “Well there you are.”
Dickey Boy chuckles.  “Indeed.  Indeed.”  He says and he turns to the Elephant Man and asks, “So, what do you think about all of this?”
Elephant Man says, “Well, it’s true people laugh when I tell them I talk to the elephants and they talk to me and we have a true connection.”
Dickey Boy and Danny Boy laugh.
Elephant Man smiles like a shy but curious little boy.  He says, “They are a little mysterious the way they scatter and hide their bones all around the jungle.  They have a real sense of death.  And they are an extremely private group.”
Dickey Boy says, “Wait, you mean they told you that the elephant graveyard isn’t real?”
Elephant Man says, “That’s right Dickey Boy.  They are mums the word on why they do what they do, scattering and hiding the bones, but the elephant graveyard is a fantasy.”
Dickey Boy says, “That’s amazing.  You have a real way with them.”
Elephant Man says, “Well, that’s because I am an elephant.”
Dickey Boy and Danny Boy laugh.
Danny Boy leans over to pat Elephant Man’s knee.  He says, “You know what?  I believe you.”
Elephant Man smiles like a shy but curious little boy.  He says, “Do you want to know what the dumbest of the big animals is?”
Dickey Boy says, “Sure do.”
Elephant Man says, “The Rhino. He’s so transparent, you know, you can see his mind ticking… before he impulsively charges a bush.  For no reason at all he just goes off and attacks a bush!  And then he’ll actually throw himself onto his back like he’s having a tizzy fit.  A rhino boxes his own shadow and loses every time.”
Dickey Boy and Danny Boy laugh.
Dickey Boy says, “Well maybe the rhinos are harboring deep feelings against the Chinese.  Maybe it’s post traumatic stress because after all, the Chinese have been hunting them and sawing off their horns to grind them into what has been proven as false ‘medicine’ and so maybe the rhino species is energetically messed up now because of that long brutal history.”
Elephant Man appears pensive.  He says, “That’s deep.  I never would have thought of that.  Maybe you’re right Dickey Boy.”
Danny Boy says to Dickey Boy, “I believe it.  And who says we can’t use television to teach the children?  When my daughter was six years old she got bored with Sesame Street.  She knew when it became condescending to her.  She knew when she could out smart them and she made her own choice to move on.”
Dickey Boy says, “Well Danny Boy, I’m not going to argue with you there!”
Danny Boy and Dickey Boy share a laugh and Elephant Man smiles like a shy and curious little boy.
Danny Boy says, “You know that rhino-Chinese analogy is pretty much how my student explained Woody Allen to me.  She said Woody is a thief.  She said don’t trust that mutha fuckin’ Jew ‘cuz he like all them Jews.  He gonna rob everyone and make ’em pay to watch him screw his adopted daughter.’ “
Dickey Boy laughs.  “Wow!  I never thought of the movie biz as so all about Holly-Woodies before.  Your student had a point, didn’t she?”
Danny Boy nods.  “I couldn’t argue.  I wouldn’t argue.  There was nothing to argue.”
Elephant Man nods.  “Maybe rhinos aren’t dumb.  I never considered the body language as anything other than unproductive rage.  But it’s a signal to us.  Perhaps it’s their recorded memory.  Maybe they role model this to condition and steel and submit themselves for what the future holds.”
Danny Boy says, “I believe you’re on to something there, Elephant Man.”
Dickey Boy says to Danny Boy, “Which isn’t to say there is no hope?”
Danny Boy says, “Oh, no… of course there is hope.  Yes there is hope.  My student who didn’t want to read the books, went to college to become a nurse, and then she ended up a doctor.  People say to me, you must be so proud and gratified because she wouldn’t have done that if she hadn’t met me, but that’s not true.  She did that work by herself.  She did that for herself.  And she taught me how she could and would do it.  But me?  As a white man?  I didn’t have to sacrifice a thing.  I just had to listen and then I got to write a book about her and I got on television for it.  She gave me that.”

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The Knocks and Captain Cuts “HouseParty” (audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Knocks and Captain Cuts“House Party” LYRICS:
Maybe it’s a disco
Maybe it’s a club thing
Maybe it’s a street thing
I don’t know

They said they had a rooftop
We had to climb a ladder
Yeah
Just so they could get to the spot

Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house
Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house

Went to see a DJ
He was playing techno
He was playing hip hop
He was playing disco
He was playing all that
And he had a friend
Who couldn’t get in
Because, she looked too young

Said that he was on one
Said he had a late one
Said he changed locations
I was like
“Good for you.”
Said I’m always on a late one
I been here all night
It’s a late one right now

Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house
Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house

My house!

Hey where are my friends
Hey where are my friends
You gotta pick up the phone
And say, where are my friends
You know where they at

My house!

Hey where are my friends
I said where are my friends
You gotta pick up the phone
Where and say
Where are my friends
You know where they at

My house!

Maybe it’s a disco
Maybe it’s a street thing
Maybe it’s a club thing
I don’t know

My house!

Maybe it’s a house party
Wait, wait. Yo
We should have a house party

Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house
Let’s take it back
Back to my house
Everybody, bring somebody, back to my house

My house!

Hey where are my friends
Hey where are my friends
You gotta pick up the phone
And say, where are my friends
You know where they at

My house!

Hey where are my friends
I said where are my friends
You gotta pick up the phone
Where and say
Where are my friends
You know where they at

My house!
My house!
My house!

I am grateful for: “Being of Service…”

Self Portrait “tried to give u my heart” no. 6  illustrated mixed media by K.J.Legry

“to tame your inner beast is a labor of love,” you promised “it always was.”

as if i could become a better
creation…

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The Vanishing Opening (song pick number 0ne):

The Mariam the Believer “Opening” from (Love Everything) music audio is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Mariam the Believer “Opening” from (Love Everything) LYRICS:

This could be the end

of all the ends; I could throw in the towel baby

Let’s not pretend that we’re not drained; there’s been so much fighting lately

and loving a big handful just as well as hurting deep at the core,

This love takes the breath out of me;

I’m getting tired but want so much more

so Please love me ’til I’m full of me

Love me ’til I’m full again.

Love me ’til I’m full of me

Love me ’til I’m full again.

(aaah~)

Laughing and dancing on the street,

Kissing on boats and planes; the richness of everyday meant

is riding on buses and trains.

The more life, the more I give to you

gagging back more than I could ever give

but still there is an emptiness in me

of more hold for every day I live

so Please love me ’til I’m full of me

Love me ’til I’m full

Love me ’til I’m full 

Love me ’til I’m full again.

Oh won’t you

Love me ’til I’m full

Love me ’til I’m full again.  Please~

Love me ’til I’m full

Love me ’til I’m full again.

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Impossible song pick (number 2wo):

The Lion Babe “Impossible” (music video) is being posted here FOR NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Lionbabe “Impossible” LYRICS:
You think I’m impossible
You think that it’s logical
To think you know about me, what you know about me?
I got things I could say that would probably change your views
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way you can mistake me, it’s impossible
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way that you can change me, it’s impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible
You think I’m obtainable
You see I’m untamable
To think you know about me, what you know about me?
I got things I could say that would probably change your views
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way you can mistake me, it’s impossible
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way that you can change me, it’s impossible
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way you can mistake me, it’s impossible
You can break me down and shake me
Don’t try to rearrange me
No way that you can change me, it’s impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Head top, top, top
I’ve lost my head top, top, top
I’ve lost my head top, top, top
I’ve lost my head top, top, top
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
I’ve lost my head top, don’t you stop
I wanna see you rock
I got that drop-drop, still on lock
They’re gonna have to watch
Songwriters: Amanda Ghost / Joel Hugh Compass / Lewis Jankel / Fred Cox / Jillian Hervey / Lucas Goodman / Linden Jay
Impossible lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I am grateful for: “Perfect Geometry”

Self-Portrait (heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” no.5 (Hand Held Graphing Calculator Formula) illustrated mixed media by K. J. Legry

i read a 15th-century poem and

Cupid had three arrows:

golden was gentle and Smitten and easily cured;

silver was compelling;

and steel opened a love-wound that never heals…

there was also the matter of friendly fire.

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The Heliocentrics “Collateral Damage” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES

I am grateful for: “How that only makes me think of him…”

“the center of the universe is the tip of my nose” (from the perspective series) illustrated by K. J. Legry

He said to mind the weather, something about it being chaotic 

but agreed for someone like me,

it would be fortifying when I was searching

for the center

of the universe.

I answered back, How

that only makes me think of him, basking

in the light

of his beautiful truth

and the Way

my desire burns

to be kindling with him soon

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The Frazey Ford “I Like You Better” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

i like you better oh oh how
i like you better oh oh how

though science gets the best of me oh oh how
my light poured down on me oh how
i wanted to hold you forever
forever forever forever
forever forever forever

anyway, that you hold it
goddamn
got to roll with it
roll with it

in a while it’s over

like you’re going

like you’re burned
and i get burned

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

i like you better 
i like you better

the sun gets  the best of me
the light comes down on me
and i wanted to hold you forever
forever forever forever
forever forever forever

anyway, that you hold it
goddamn
got to roll with it, roll with it
And the world gets o-Oh-open,
Like you done
Like you done

and i get burned

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

i like you better
i like you better
i like you better

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh
well shyness gets the best of me
A light comes down on me oh oh
And I wanted to hold you forever
Forever, forever

Anyway, that you hold it
Goddamn, got to roll with it, roll with it
And the world gets o-Oh-open,
Like you done
Like you done

like you done

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh