MyLoveForMusic002

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What’s going on Good People. 🙂 The cool thing about being exposed to different genres of music for me is that I pay more attention the arrangement, the musicians. Vocals catch my ear from time to time but I love discovering how instruments are used and instruments I’ve never known. This is not my regular type of music but I love it.

This playlist is classic rock and a couple of tracks from 2010. From Boston to Fleetwood Mac, this array of music is best to listen to this with headphones or noise reduction or noise canceling earbuds. The richness of the instruments and arrangements are amazing.
I have three tracks from rock tunes from the 2010 soundtrack “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”. I have to get this soundtrack, the blu-ray movie, the Funko Pop figures. I love this movie for many reasons but of course what sticks out to me is the music. Two tracks from Sex Bob-Omb and the electronic tune from Brian LeBarton.

Toto, “Georgy Porgy” is a favorite of mine. You have some of Best of the BEST session musician on the planet. (You are missed Jeff Porcaro). The icing on the cake was the beautiful vocals of Cheryl Lynn. “Africa” is a tune where again the vocals (getting help from Eagles bassist and vocalist Timothy B. Schmidt) and the arrangement sticks out to me. David Paich and Bobby Kimbell has that perfect blend of subtle and directness and the bassline work by David Hungate.

Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” I remember watching this music video on SNL in the 70s . The vocal harmony is too cool. The tune “Urgent” was one of the 80s tune where it still kept that ol Foreigner spark from their earlier work. The saxophone work by the late Junior Walker kicked it into overdrive.

Another group that blew my mind growing up in the 70s was ELO. A group that combined rock and strings was so awesome. Jeff Lynn to me was a genius and playing this 45 on the stereo over and over drove my mother crazy.

Areosmith’s “Rocks” to me is the best album they ever recorded. This album introduced me to the six-string bass and on the track “Sick As a Dog” Steven Tyler played bass on part of the song. This entire album was raw from beginning to end.

The Police for me was one of those rare groups that when they split they went out on a high note. Their last album “Synchronicity” was top notch. Three great musicians: Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers were the perfect storm. The key person that always stood out to me was Stewart Copeland…his drum style is amazing; especially when it comes to the high-hat. “Message in a Bottle” shows off his gift.

Fleetwood Mac for me is a group the best of all worlds: great vocalists (Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie), stellar bassist (John McVie) and drummer (Mick Fleetwood), and Lyndsey Buckingham…when it comes to the guitar and his harmony vocals leaves this brother speechless. His unique fingerpicking style gave that “pop” to their compositions. “Gypsy” is that track for me is all I can say is “damn, the dude is bad.” On “Dreams” you can hear the vocal talents of Stevie, Christine, and Lindsey.

Boston was a combination of great talent of one man (Tom Scholz) but also when Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and of course Brad Delp was a force to be reckond with and their debut “Boston” album is one of the Greatest of all time. “More Than a Feeling” was all Tom, Brad, and Sib but “Foreplay/Long Time” has some great guitar work by Barry and organ, synthizer work by Tom.

MyLoveForMusic002 [Classic Rock]
[ To Stream Playlist>> mixcloud.com/darrenkeith3 ]
We Are Sex Bob-Omb – Sex Bob-Omb

Summertime – Sex Bob-Omb
More Than a Feeling – Boston
Sick As a Dog – Aerosmith
Georgy Porgy – Toto (feat. Cheryl Lynn)
Threshold (8bit) – Brian LeBarton
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
Turn to Stone – ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
Get the Lead Out – Areosmith
King of Pain – The Police
Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac
Urgent – Foreigner
Africa – Toto
Message in the Bottle – The Police
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Foreplay/Long Time – Boston

id drops: Mr. Fresh, tgrundy, 2Serenity, Brian Meeks,

underscore music under me voice: Todd Kelley & Nicolay

 

 

White People vs. People Who Happen To Be “White” Vol. 1

Now a person who happens to be White doesn’t allow social media to dictate their lives…this type of person know the difference between truth and lie…this individual know that trump is a sociopath and that the 2020 Election wasn’t “stolen”.

Now a White Person hops on a private jet and participates in a “rally” that’s built on a lie, post photos on social media participating in the chaos and flies back home believing they can go back to work and boast about the havoc they were a part of and believing a sociopath who hates women will give them a pardon. #WhitePrivelage #DomesticTerrorism #WhitePeople #Spoiled #GITMO

The “Victim”

Donald Fagen Kamakiriad

This album means so much to me. This was the FIRST CD album I purchased…every song is beautiful. It takes me on a journey. They’re only three albums that takes me on this ride: Pink Floyd’s, “The Wall”, Prince “1999”, and Donald Fagen’s “Kamakiriad”.

Donald Fagen 2nd Solo Album

My favorite tracks are “Snowbound” and “Tomorrow’s Girl”.

Love this album. #DonaldFagen #Kamakiriad #SoloAlbum #Music

Thank You White Conservatives

I don’t watch Fox News. I’ve tried and tried. I can’t get through two minutes before flipping the channel (really, two minutes…I’ve set a timer). My Queen can watch it sometimes because she wants to see what lies they are spreading.

My Queen is a strong woman.

I’m so thankful God has blessed me with common sense. How can a person go along with a person they know are straight up lying to you? I know the answer (sorry you just caught me in a lie. ooooops.)

Watching what took place this Wednesday has shown the world how hypocritical, how spoiled White Conservatives are when it comes life. When People of Color protest it’s because of oppression, not having equal rights many times over and when there is violence many times it’s because we have gone above and beyond protesting peacefully with no results.

But you…”Americans” get violent over teams losing, teams winning, and now you’re upset because you lost an election. To me this wasn’t a “riot”…this was a coup plain and simple. You chose to invade our nation’s Capitol to harm and kill elect officials. And you allowed yourself to believe a lie.

These were not teenagers “Wild(ing)”, these were grownups making a choice to storm our government offices and hold Congress men and women hostage and murder them…this is anarchy…this is treason. You killed a federal officer, Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.

You (White Conservative Human) woke up that morning, traveled to Washington D.C. and made the decision to harm anyone who got in your way when bum rushin’ our nation’s Capitol. All of this mayhem because you, “Americans” chose to believe a lie. You (White Conservative) couldn’t accept your way of life is going to change. You (White Conservative) are now realizing the world is moving on without you.

Spoiled White Conservative Americans…finally the world sees you for what you are…savages, liars, grown children who will do anything to keep your way of life.

Thank You Fox News.

#FoxNews #Conservatives #Treason #Americans #WhitePeople #WhitePrivelage #DomesticTerrorism #GITMO

Stuck On Stupid

Women For America First rally in D.C. December 12, 2020

After reading the article from Richard Kreitner “America Democracy Was Never Suppose To Work” and watching the video by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez I’ve come to the conclusion the people want to be “Stuck on Stupid”.
We have a nation of people, half is okay with oppression, racism, keeping officials in office that keep them making a wage where they can’t afford housing, food, healthcare. We also have millions of people that will not exercise their right to vote and read about local, state, and national issues that effect their lives but yet complain that their situation is not changing.
When Obama was in office some People of Color complained he didn’t do enough for African-Americans. No one is painting Obama as a saint and yes he has some missteps while in office but either people just didn’t know or just didn’t care that he was up against a Senate that was set on making him a “One Time President”. Mitch McConnell lead the march to make the former POTUS time in the White House miserable but let me swing back to my main point… millions of Americans don’t want change.
Growing up in the Seventies I had ABC School House Rock cartoon segments about how our government works. I had grade,middle, high school teachers that taught social studies and how our government works. I went to our local library to learn about government and geography (that’s another post to tackle about how people don’t desire to live in another state other than where they grew up) we have three branches of government… Obama wasn’t a king…he had to answer to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Jump to 2020 we have computers in our hands where we can find the TRUTH but we’re at a point where Americans refuse to use common sense, Americans refuse to hear information that will improve their life, Americans want to hear what appeals to their Spirit and it’s tiresome. Many times I tell myself to stop posting these type of post but at the same time I enjoy sharing information that will bring wisdom to people.
I’m so blessed to come up in the 70s and 80s where technology was truly coming into it’s own and to appreciate what it brings to my life and how it could enhance my life. And then there are people who hate the advancement of today’s technology, refuse to evolve with technology…who refuse to learn how to use smartphones, tablets, computers and I have to learn with those people I have to move on…it may seem harsh but if people want to be “Stuck on Stupid” that’s cool.
I love technology, I love learning, and I want a better world because I want the best for people but I realize some people don’t want it for themselves.
Bye. 👋🏾

Stop Appeasing White America

I hope the next four years from this administration will be about truly appreciation and striving to seek equality instead of stroking trump supporters and appeasing White folks egos in regards to trump’s loss. He’s a “One Term President”, he will be a footnote in history as one of the WORST president…him, his wife, his children will be known as a leach on our nation.

What’s really pathetic is that less than half of America spoke and would have settled for a racist, wannabe con artist, multiple Baby Daddy(yep, I’m calling out White Evangelicals), habitual liar, divisive, unAmerican for president. Americans elected Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, Susan Collins, Marco Rubio and other back to the Senate who has no backbone when it came to trump.

We have a country that’s spoiled and it’s “Their Way” or the “Highway”. We have Americans that voted for “Hate” plain and simple and if that means I lose “friends” here on FB or offline so be it. You showed me how you truly feel towards me and I’m cool with that…as I was taught as a child, “You don’t have many “Friends”…you many “associates”.

Really pay attention to this map. Many Americans voted for chaos, they were okay with Russia interference with our election, they chose “economy” of controlling the Corona Virus (which PoC are dying at a higher rate than Whites…these are husband’s, wives, daughters, sons).

What more do we have to see to realize how those Americans would have rather seen our country collapse than to bring healing and unity.

And for the PoC who voted for trump…y’all make my stomach turn.

My Thoughts at 4:47am

Former Presidents Ronald Regan, George H Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush

What trump is doing has always been here in America. He just brought it out in the open and it makes many feel it’s okay to act this ignorant, so racist, so money hungry by corporations and rich people.

trump is loved by millions and it shows in his approval ratings. It maybe in around in the thirty/forty percent average but millions love his candid racist acts because deep down they want our country to go back to the “Good ‘Ol Days”. It’s not going back to those days but our country will become worse before it gets better. We have to get ready for this ride for the next 5 months.

What this has shown me is how “Americans” truly feel about People of Color, Women of Color and how many White Women deep down has always had a jealous streak towards African-American Women.

donald trump didn’t invent this hatred, many followers of Ronald Regan, George H Bush, George W Bush, have always felt this way but used “dog whistle” tactics.

What’s worse is it was there with moderate liberals in the likes when Bill Clinton was in office and those moments showed itself when Hillary was running against former president Barack Obama.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcom X warned us about “moderate liberals” but we didn’t take heed.

But now we live in the age of Technology and we (African-Americans) have a voice to express our views and opinions in many ways if we exercise those moments. Joe Biden has my vote but we as African-Americans have to hold him accountable for his actions. I know his not a racist but we have to remind him and many White liberals that African-Americans are AMERICANS. We have been the backbone of this nation. My feelings is that many times we have to remind White liberals feel as if they are our “saviors” and that we owe them but we our them nothing because we have been and always will be HUMANS and we are apart of the Human Race.

Steve Schmidt words are worth the read but he has to come to terms that this destruction has been in place many years ago and many White Republicans and White Democrats had a chance to get this right way before trump became the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

My Thoughts at 2:27pm

I love how the GOP members are spitting this poison about $600 payments are encouraging people not to seek employment.

No, these payments have…

  • Lifted 10 million out of poverty.
  • Uncovering the greed of CEOs and GOP members.
  • Uncovering companies should be paying employees an living wage.
  • Allowing people to enjoy life.

The GOP members wants you to “scrape” by and have you believe that the reason the wages can’t be raised because of “immigrants” and “unqualified People of Color”. November 3rd. YOU, voters have the power to make change.

White Brothers and Sisters that are working-class/working-poor/white poor…GOP cares nothing about you and banking on your fears and hoping your hatred grows by painting People of Color as lazy, violent, shifty. They (GOP) members could care less if you’re homeless, die of Corvid-19.

This is not talk because look at their actions…they care for no one except their own family, CEOs, shareholders.

My Thoughts at 10pm 02August2020

I notice with major news organizations when the comes dealing with Caucasians (especially rich Caucasians) no matter how despicable they are and hurtful they are to the world.

trump is a Menace. With this individual he has unleashed evil that was doormat but was always with us. From Mitch McConnell, to his administration, to racists who felt their way of life was coming to an end.

Jeffrey Epstein was a child molester and child rapist… trump is a racist and sociopath. If these were men of color news organizations would refer to them as such. If trump skin tone was of Idi Amin or Sadam Hussein or Bin Laden would the organizations be so lenient.

We’re Tools In A Tool Box

This is why when there’s a police shooting I shrug my shoulders. Many viewing from the outside will say, “Why is the young man upset? The officer is just asking a question.”

This and other stupid questions like this comes from “Americans” who can’t image Black people being harassed by police “Just Because”.

Seeing this triggers two memories for me being harassed by police. Once when I was 12 years old and another in my late 20s.

When I was 12 my friend and I were crossing the railroad tracks to visit friends in a town called “Eagle Park”. We had to jump over some stationary train freight cars when a cop came out of NOWHERE with his gun drawn and yelling at me to “DROP IT!”

(I had a cheap, flimsy chain that held up a fake chandelier).

I almost lost my life that day just because we crossed over a couple boxed freight cars.

In my late 20s I was running to catch the last bus home from work as a security guard. My shift ran over and if I missed that bus that would have been a 5 mile walk home after midnight. As I was running a cop was just passing by and flashed me with his spotlight because I was running.

I guessed I looked “suspicious” because I had on all black (my black pants, my black boots, my black security jacket) and I stopped in my tracks for fear to be stopped or arrested.

One incident happened in the 1970s and the other in the 1990s.

“Americans” would throw this up as cops just doing ‘their jobs’. Fast forward to 2020 and seeing this video angers me, makes me sad. The young man was just coming home from work. Again “Americans” would say, “Why did he get so angry? The officer was only doing his job?”

  1. This is harassment plain and simple.
  2. No need to see the video BEFORE the video began shooting.
  3. The young arms were up in air
  4. The young man ask repeatedly why was he stopped.
  5. The young was upset because most likely this is an ongoing thing.
  6. Many thoughts racing in his mind, “what did I do?” “I hope I’m not shot…I don’t want to die.” “My Mom and Pop is going to be worried.”

When you’re young and Black and coming up in this day and time with being harassed by cops…

  • Asking questions gets you shot.
  • Surrending gets you shot.
  • Wanting to know your rights gets you shot.

What has to happen for “Americans” to become furious to realize African Americans are AMERICANS.

I tell my Queen all the time we as a people are not seen as “Americans” nor are we seen as “Second Class Citizens” or “Humans”.

“Americans” treat their pets better than Blacks. We are viewed as “Tools”…tools in a tool box. We are “pulled out” when needed and once the job is complete we’re placed back in the “tool box” and if we become damaged or broken we are discarded…replaced.

“Americans”, this is why we roll our eyes when you tell Blacks to respect police, we frown up when you tell us we’re included when it comes to equal rights, when you try and explain to Blacks about OUR history.

Over six cops came and took the young man down and for what reason? I hope he made it home to his parents. I hope he wasn’t too injured.

And you wonder why many Blacks shrug their shoulders when police officers are gunned down.

You wanna the know the crazy part, many of us will still feel bad when this happens because we know how it feels to lose a loved one.

Too bad “Americans” never have those feelings for African-Americans.