Thursday, August 3, 2017

Count.

It's time again for another trip 
2 Chicago & some recreation 
with the brothers. 
We spend little time together as a unit 
but when we do it's usually 
intense in a loving kinda way. 
One minute we're laughing...
plotting 2 kick your azz in that puddle 
of mud the next.

It's a love hate type of thing & can only be 
defined as what family do. 
(Believe me, I've seen worse across the street 
so we're good...lol)

Anyways, this year's theme 
involves remote control cars...
lets see here...

Kenny's car retail value...$350 bucks
Reggies...$5.00 from the local thrift spot.
Who wins?....
Had 2 capture this one on video for keepsakes but 
someone needs 2 upgrade for sure.

So what's in store for next year? 
Shit, who knows.




Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Saturday, July 8, 2017

2Old.



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)






Rockcity.



City dreams & big lights reoccurs in 
my mind from time 2 time. 
You may take the man outta the city 
but never the city outta the man. 
(sumptin' like that.)

 When folk say 
"wherever you go there you are"
it appears 2 be the most absolute accurate 
assessment of how my life has been over
 the past several years. 

I'm still digging' 
on my White Sox
Pumpin' it up for the Bears 
& remaining loyal 2 those Bulls. 

Looking back @ how things used 2 be, 
I definitely notice the difference & 
totally appreciate the roots.

No matter the negative publicity, 
there's plenty 2 love about my city....
Not just any city...
Rockcity.



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

















Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mynd.

I've had the amazing opportunity 
meet some of the 
most interesting people. 
These folk will never be forgotten 
& served some significant 
purpose in the overall 
scheme of things...
& thankful for it.

Mynd. from The Weddington Adventures. on Vimeo.

Good or bad, the experiences have 
given me the absolute best 
education than any institution 
of higher learning ever could. 


No matter how we may deny 
giving it a time of day, 
we do. 

Anyhow... what's on your Mynd?



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)





Monday, February 27, 2017

The J5ive.

Had another random thought moment & felt the need 2 bring up the old with the new. 
As a youngster, the enthusiasm for the Jackson 5 with the music 
 & style made them one of my most favorites.  (looking back I find it a bit 
unusual how much of a fan I actually was.)

Originally from smalltown Gary, Indiana, they had the brand perfected & 
made them into something much bigger than just a local act.
Living only 30 minutes from Gary, I can remember looking for a way there 
so I could just see the house they lived in. Since then, i've been a 3 times. lol;)

Big Boy, released on Steeltown Records was a pretty decent indication what was to come. 
Yep, I always hoped the local radio stations would play it due 2
 it being such a rare find. 

Play/Record button locked & loaded. 

After the Jackson 5 were recommended to Gordy by another Motown act - Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers - they were signed to the label in 1969 and left the midwest for the glitz of Hollywood to be pampered and polished as a coming major act. 



By January of 1970 their debut Motwon single I want You Back (which had 
originally been intented for Gladys Knight) & became number one 
on the charts & sold over a million copies. 



The follow-up ABC did likewise, achieving the distinction of toppling The Beatles' Let It Be from the Billboard top spot. The list of their other hits is enormous and includes The Love You Save, I'll Be There, Mama's pearl & Never Can Say Goodbye 

(I felt it was necessary 2 name each & every song cause sometimes 
people tend 2 have amnesia & totally forget.)

I mean, before there was a New Edition, Jodeci, 112, Boyz 2 Men, Backstreets Boys, N'Sync, LFO, 98 Degrees, West Life, H-Town, B2K.....(you get the point.)....
there was the J5!!


...They even had the nerve 2 have a cartoon series which I personally watched religiously.....Ok, enough of the ranting' . Either case, here's my tribute 2 the most influential group in regards 2 music in my lifetime....ok, one of em'....lol





Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hibernated.

Whew!...The winter / cold season is nearly over which 
gives me the liberty 2 dust off my trusty Canon 
& do some long awaiting storytelling. 

It's been months since I've even looked @ 
a camera which makes it a weird
seasonal thing I suppose. 
(It's similar 2 hibernating in a freakin' cave.)

One thing for sure, I'm no fan of the cold.
Anyhoot, as the snow continues 2 melt, ideas continues 2 flow....
So who's down for some video?



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)