Before I depart …
I had the best glass of wine to Goapele’s version this.
And I hate wine.
I haven’t uploaded any YouTube videos for a few months.
I’m reintroducing my YouTube page to tumblr. The last video I shared here was my J Dilla tribute.
Here’s my review of Ab-Soul’s “These Days” Album
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Phony PPL - Take A Chance. (the love never dies)
She makes me realise I like things I never thought I’d like. Or maybe things I never had the chance to like. I have a picture of her on my wall. 2 actually. Maybe 3 but from where I’m sitting, I only see 2. It’s weird. I feel like I’m at the beach. I love the beach at night.
So many great things happen. You meet people who change your life. People who insist they’ll want to see you again and follow through, giving you a story to tell your children.
You dance with drunk young men who can barely speak English and offer you their jacket when you’re crossing your arms, not realising, actually, you aren’t cold. Just a bit ill-mannered.
You speak to men in their 60s who advise you on which cigarettes are for ladies, even though you don’t smoke. You listen anyway because, to him, you’re likely to come back to get a packet or two for your friends who do.
You bump into women. A lot of them. And they stare at you for so long, it gets uncomfortable, until they smile.
You know, Goapele. I really enjoy your music.
I love how well this illustrates how I felt for the majority of my teenage years. He does a freakishly good job.
Ghana, Zambia and England
And that’s ok, I’m beginning to realise.
I believe knowing you’re disposable is as beneficial as knowing you’re valuable.
Where you are disposible, you do not dwell or invest your energy.
It was life changing and, yes, it was for me. I found it challenging in terms of managing workload at first but I improved rapidly. Also, relationships with other people taught me a lot. I had a lot of experiences that I would not change for anything. University is not about your degree alone. Please make the most of it. I’m a different person completely and love that I have stories to tell. Living away from home was nothing surprising either. I adjusted to that overnight too. What else? I think that’s it. I also learned how to take serious shortcuts and get great results but I don’t want to be a bad influence lol.
I don’t want to make promises. I receive quite a few emails asking and I feel if I start one, I’ll have to do a lot more. That being said, I’m all for giving my reviews and opinions on submitted projects some day. I think it’ll be nice to hear someone’s break down of your work.