Steno Pad via Lauren “Nadi” Akins (a few from my pre-nuptial pen)

ArtEye, Creativity, Culture, Love

Steno Pad

Via:

Lauren “Nadi” Akins

 

Preface:

 Prosper.

Goodness, good news, and good people:

May they come into your aura.

Magnetize beauty, power, creativity.

Bold–Courageous–All Around Square Biz

 

THE BEST

 10-23-2013

 Seedz of joy grow magnolia flowers yall mistake as my teeth.

Smile centered,

Anatomy diagonal to the dirt.

Sun spits rays,

Faster goes the merry-go-round.

Weird and strange.

My eyes wrinkle,

Cheeks become parentheses

With as much royalty as Rameses.

 

 

 

 

10-23-2013

 come here,

let me.

be your.

life-sized centerfold.

 

8-10-2013

LAUREN OPINIONS

 

Something special in writing a book,

story or song,

to sustain the thought long enough

to feel and to meddle

with the possibility

soaking in the emotion

b/c mine are so passing, ephermal, and forgettable.

Getting my mind to stay in gear:

a great feat

-seeing as how I desire to be

planning out my career

Right Now.

Need to let myself stop feeling the need

to (get)

caught up.

And let old promise,

commitments, whatever

fly off with new wings

to see new life

as from this day forward.

The need to share ideas like water

in streams flows free.

Sleep is slipping her hands

around my waist and pulling me close to her.

I done spent the better part of the day

on a Scandal marathon with good food and catnaps:

unhaunted by tasks or to-do-lists,

a Saturday to just be.

Be flooded with a differing life pace and be sucked into a visual storybook.

When in his company 3-D is a place that’s calling my name over miles. I

love you.

I want the world so bad, friction is sandpaper on silk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dom Kennedy “All Girl Crazy” Track 03 of “Get Home Safely”

Music, RetroStank, Videos

dom kennedy

Dom Kennedy rides.

he say “Out of all girls, the ones I want/Love rap, especially God’s Son”

I. E.     ME!!

This Magnolia Shorty (R.I.L.) NOLA bounce sample so hard and simply put I love it. Check it.

James Blake ft. Chance the Rapper “life round here”

Music

Oh my gawd, I’m finna fall out! Two of my favorites, what!! The video opens very idyllically, with the full treetops. AND then, enter James Blake, whiskey sweet songstress (yes a man can be a songstress), thrown over a simple piano rhythm. WICKED!

Driving a droptop in the rain (reminiscent of the Outkast “Bombs over Baghdad” lyric where Dre says “Weatherman tellin’ us It ain’t goin’ rain/So now we sittin in a droptop, Soakin wet /In a silk suit trying not to sweat”).

shift:
the beat drops and Chance and James penetrate into the “urban” world, complete with twerkers who remind of Biggie Smalls from Pootie Tang, an old White guy smacking the hell outta of youngin for God knows what. Here, Chance go with that crispy flow. Shoutout to his Chicago Leaders New Era/9Fifty snapback (http://www.leaders1354.com/). An interracial couple with one cougar. A black elder and white nun. A white farmer and his Black Stallion. Three tribal rebels (looking East African), patterned rags masking their mouths, YUP in they white tees.

Basically, the visuals are somehow diametrically opposed to “normal” neighborhood interactions. One, the video itself is in black and white, the combinations/pairs you see are black and white. Fresh as hell.