26 November 2016

Prince presenting Halle Berry - 42nd NAACP Image Awards (2011.03.04)




I know I've posted this a few times before, but this is Prince and HALLE BERRY! Dammit!

11 November 2016

What happened on November 11?

It’s Veteran’s Day, also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.


U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting the President issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."     (courtesy of wikipedia.org)

and…

Leader of a Virgina slave revolt, Nat Turner, was hanged in 1831,

The image converter for detecting electromagnetic radiation was patented by George R. Carruthers making him the first Black to do so, in 1969,

Angola became independent in 1975,

The Bethune Museum & Archives, a depository and center for African American women's history, is established in Washington, DC in 1979,

Civil Rights Memorial is dedicated in Montgomery, AL, 1989,

and

Calista Flockhart ,Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Winters, Fedor Dostoevsky, General George Patton, Charles Walgreen, Tyler Christopher Baker, Willie Parker, William Proxmire, Daniel Ortega, Barbara Boxer, Adam Beach, Maude Adams, Abigail Adams and Leonardo DiCaprio were all born November 11.

And

Demi Moore and I, both, were born today, 54 years ago.

05 September 2016

Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore - Things that lovers do





"Horizontal on Egyptian sheets, baby can you guess what we'll be doing..."

09 August 2016

Tony Toni Tone' ~ I Couldn't Keep It To Myself Funk Hip Hop R&B

Southside with You Official Trailer #1 (2016)

Star * 69 (PS With Love)

on love being a verb




some people say they love you but don't show it. 
some people don't say they love you but their actions show it.

 i would rather hear the words and see the action behind it, 
but between the two,

 i would rather see the action.  
so,
don't say you love me. 
just do it. 

18 July 2016

Home

I moved from Wisconsin almost 9 years ago. Being away from friends and everything that was home definitely proved to be more challenging than anticipated. I realized this within 5 years. 
Almost 9 years and I'm still thinking it would be nice to find some people to do things with - coffee, movies, clubbing, brunch, church and whatnot. 
So I'm looking for employment. At home. 




Friendships and $$

I would rather have 4-quarters than 100 pennies.
I would rather have a one-dollar bill than 100 pennies.

Think about it. 

16 July 2016

acceptance.

 i want a party; a period at the end of a sentence; a large condo with a huge master bedroom, a large kitchen, and large dining room to feed people homemade savory food, homemade french pastries and other baked goods; a woman i love to whisper to me that she loves me just the way i am and that  i am her man. at age 19 with raw skills and talents- i was ok with shooting myself in the foot, sitting down and saying "that was fun." yet a hunger growled...if i missed the mark by this much i'd miss the moon.
thus, with a BS in management and finance, twenty-plus years of employment in the banking and insurance industry and a resume that would cause most to question my sanity- i have admittedly accepted that perhaps, i will not emerge from this life at the oh so pearly gates clear of charge. instead, full of scars, a chronically single man with a thick body, grey hair dyed black, and eyes that gleam & sparkle of abundant passion and hidden loves. i can accept that. i can accept and await the joy hidden in that path. God-willing, i have a long way to go. with lots to do. and i need more answers.
          --alexgeorge

#keepitmoving

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. 


13 July 2016

Santigold - Chasing Shadows [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

PRINCE - Alexa De Paris

To Whom It May Concern

a friend said -  you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot. What happened?

i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again. 

and the friend said -  you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?

i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 

and the friend said- wow. you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?

i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 

and the friend said- for real? you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?

i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 

and the friend said- wow. you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?

i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 

and the friend said- uh. you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?


i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 


and the friend said- uh. you and  (FILL IN THE BLANKS) used to hang out alot also. What happened?


i said- i was doing all the texting and initiating.when i stopped I never heard from (FILL IN THE BLANKS) again also. 


And the friend said, then why are you and I still friends after all these years?  


I said, because you're a friend. You know how to pick up a phone and text and call. I don't have to initiate it all the time. 

and the friend said- well maybe they got some things going on in their lives and they're just too busy.

i said - You and your wife live in Johannesburg South Africa, and I hear from you 2-3 times a month.   You're  in medical school, your wife is currently undergoing chemo, and your dad has alzheimers and yet you will still call. It's only for about 5 minutes at a time, but it means alot to me. Like I said, you're a friend.  Those others were not friends.   Friends you have to chase, are not your friends. 

And the friend said, true. 


we do change.

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

--C. S. Lewis

words. when i was younger i use to wonder why God did not just line us up and sort each of us out according to our choices- Him being infinite and all knowing, why the necessity of each person living through each life? not that i've fully answered my childhood inquiries, some insight has been gleaned. we really do change. there truly are some pains, some experiences that cannot be substituted, or learned from books- reminding me that this flesh is weaved to me. some things must be done. must be felt. must be ached for. and must be held empty. some loves let go. and some loves left unknown.

hope, mercy, and grace. we truly do need each other.
--alexgeorge

12 July 2016

José James - The Dreamer






Why recording the police is so important

George Clinton - Mathematics (TAPOAFOM)

Paradigm (featuring Prince & George Clinton)

Prince - SEX (Extended Mix)

Feel U Up

C Loreen P Rince bacon skin

213 - Another Summer

Malik Pendleton- Figure 8

04 July 2016

what if

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?

~ Robert F. Kennedy

28 June 2016

In most cases

                In most cases,  happiness begins the minute you let go of something. Or someone.
                                                             --Alexgeorge

28 April 2016

Not necessarily next, but soon...

 Did you know that Prince, Michael Jackson, and Madonna share three things?

#1-They're all music icons of the 80s,

#2-They were all born and raised in the midwest, and

#3- they were all born in the same year. 1958.

Two of them are dead.

What am I thinking? 2016 has been a bad year for music icons and we're only 4 months into it, with Maurice White, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey and PRINCE dying, I''m not gonna say her name, but you know who may not necessarily be next, but soon. I'm just saying.





Mark my words.

13 March 2016

Kirsty MacColl "In These Shoes?"

i'm just saying



i think that feeling defeated after trying your hardest to please people goes way past any other kind of pain I have ever felt or experienced. it's very frustrating.

03 March 2016

Q & A / The Truth

Q-    The number of hoops you asked me to jump through , I thought was unrealistic, but I managed to jump through twice as many hoops. Is that sufficient?


A-     Are you trying to get smart with me? Now I'm pissed.

27 February 2016

Note to self


Note to Self.



No amount of  niceties, no amount of hard work, sacrifice, accomodating or dedication will change the mind of people who insist on not liking you.
 And that's depressing.