Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friendship cont-d

It's good to be back in NYC. I feel like the Tom Hanks character in "Castaway", though. Everybody has moved on without me. It's good , I think. It's a chance to start anew. Friendship is extremely important in NYC. Friends are the arena for your self expression. Is it a 50-50 deal? Are both parties doing an equal share in the friendship or does one party feel they are carrying most of the load? Do the two of you stay on the level in your communication? Do you talk it out even or ESPECIALLY when the shit gets thick? These are the questions I ask now. As you get older the gang starts to thin out and you look for deeper and more fitting connection. I like HONEST people especially. If a person is withholding or withdrawing you either have troubles or troubles are not far off. Indulge gossipers at your own risk. If they gossip about others they are probably gossiping about you.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Coming soon: Thoughts on Kara Walker

Went to Kara Walker opening 10/20. Thelma Golden, Jerry Saltz and Kara were there. This chick has balls fer sure. I really love what she is doing. I am going to see the Whitney Show next.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The War on Negritude..Hip Hop Congressional Hearings

I was watching Master P, a recording exec and some black radio preacher personality or something testifying before a congressional committee on black stereotypes. It was surreal.
Congress was all like.."Why don't you guys write 'nice' rap lyrics." Master P was all like.."I'm just keepin' it real. Why don't you complain about Schwarzenegger's movies?"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I like friends who are honest and on the level. I don't like people who withhold and talk about behind your back- what's best said face to face. I believe in positive confrontation. It's so much nicer to be genuine and get it out in the open, off your chest. It both amuses me and saddens me to think of how many two faced so called friends I've had.

And "stuck flows" really upset me. If someone sends you a communication..ACKNOWLEDGE and REPLY..even if to say, can't really talk now, let's speak later/

Communication is like a game of catch softball. I throw it you catch it. You throw then I catch it. If you follow this formula you will probably get along with almost everyone. The trouble comes in when you throw it TOO hard, too soft, throw curves, sinkers or just drop the ball and walk away.

If you are being yourself and honest, that gives the other person the space to be THEIR selves -open and honest