Friday, November 30, 2012

Keeping It 100

Lindsay, Dina and Michael Lohan all are an effin mess.  They make the late Amy Winehouse seems like Mother TheresaKeeping It 100 - aren't the rules always different for white people?  I mean I can't take this family anymore, all opportunists, and to top it off both parents sold their daugher's soul to the devil, just to be a celebrity.

Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubrey and Orlando Martinez let things get out of hand last week.  Keeping It 100 - all three ADULTS need to growu up.  Halle Berry needs to be single, and could obviously use some self therapy and parenting skills.  She's so beautiful to look at, but something tells me koo koo exists in that beauty too.

Wendy Williams posed naked for the Peta company..  Keeping It 100 - Isn't she about 100 years old?  C'mon now really why would I want to see some over the hill silicon implanted drag queen posing naked.  Nothing about this chick I take seriously.  Let her tell it, she has no skeletons.  It's the worst case of self aggrandizing, she has low self esteem and is forever on some one's nutts trying to be relevant.

Kris Humpries and the Porn Star have yet to divorce.  Humphries wants his 2.5 million dollar engagement ring back from his porn star wife.  Though they were only married married for 72 days, it seems to be taking an act of congress to proceed with their d-i-v-o-r-c-e.  Keeping It 100 - Arranged marriages for publicity is typical Hollywood these days, at least Humpries has earned his money, and didn't rise to fame by having his mother put him on the block to secure the family's monthly rent. I hope that Humphries makes her suffer by paying DEARLY.

Andy Cohen, The New Norma, Modern Family, Anderson Cooper all gay, America seems to be okay, with the same sex topics these days.  Keeping It 100 - gays have always been in Hollywood, but I personally am really sick of the 'new' acceptance, America only wants to see one type of gay person, the EXTREME Its 2013, can we show layers and depth to these characters.  Anderson and Andrew, are too catty teenage bitter girls ..... when they get together, it's so disappointing.

Taylor Swift's success. Keeping It 100 - my question is WHY? OH yeah I know why Kanye West, such a dumb ass. ugh


Happy Friday everyone, ... Lets Talk about It!!

Quality life, is to seize the day(Carpe Diem) spending quality time, by doing qualified things. Having conversations with God, is sacred, the stillness of those times, should be a form of meditation to center yourself. Missed opportunities rarely present themselves again, you say that you believe, prove it. What we put in, is the investment that we get out. The rainbow can be enough and the REALIZATION can be yours, if you learn and apply along the way. Harvest season is always the best time for inventory, out with the old and in with the new. If you've ever witnessed death, then you truly understand rebirth. Ask God the hard questions first, the rest will fall into place.

TESTIMONY - you are going through because others are not strong enough to go through by themselves, they will need YOUR story! My tear ducts, go out for those who block their blessings, and their gifts. Where is the gratitude, are you ready to say I'm grateful for the big life, the lessons, the false starts and yes the big victories. Defiance is a way for the naysayers. Faith is a constant test, it shows trust and belief, if you're invited into HIS kingdom, embrace it. My constant journey has always revealed that people who are going nowhere with their lives and who are devoid of any passion to pursue a specific dream/goal, either because of fear or complacency always want to give others advice, don't give into it, your time is NOW, lets meet on the mountain top, because where two or three ......

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winner and Loser - Ebony and Ivory!

We can agree to disagree on policy.  Mitt Romney lives a different lifestyle, he's rich VERY rich.  I'm not on his radar, as I'm not one of the crew who rakes in over 250.000 grand a year.  I think that he has charm enough though, just not enough to be my president.  I'm glad that Mr. President Obama decided to have lunch with Romney.  Sportsmanship is not dead.  Two great men having a bite to eat together in America, the land of the free:)

Command Performance

The great Nina Simone staple "Feeling Good"  was spotlighted once again, the classic song done in a classical performance by Des Duron.  I think that this kid has a VERY bright future.  Very much in the vein of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and Vic Damone

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Faces ...

Beauty is in the eye .......
Ooh La La Sofia Vergara ....

Gilles Marini ....
Ooh La La Grand Dame Sophia Loren ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RIP Did You Know ... Gone Too Soon!!

Chris Penn (October 10 -1965/ January 24 - 2006) was found Dead," the media reported after his body was found in his apartment in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday. Penn, who reportedly weighed 300 lbs. at the time of his death, died on Jan. 24. According to the coroner, the 40-year-old actor's official cause of death was an enlarged heart, though Valium, morphine and marijuana as well as an antihistamine and a high level of codeine were also found in his system.

But, despite uncertain beginnings and a period of derailment in the 1980s, the youngest Penn brother had spent more than a decade carving for himself a distinctive career that in no way overlapped with his brother's more earnest ventures. Which is not to say that Chris Penn wasn't a serious actor prized by notable directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino and Abel Ferrara were among those who got the sour, sleazy best out of him. Indeed, it was his performance as the uncouth gangster Nice Guy Eddie in Tarantino's 1993 début Reservoir Dogs that put Penn back on track. He was the youngest of three sons born to the director Leo Penn and the actress Eileen Ryan. Five years junior to Sean, and seven years younger than Michael, who was to become a singer-songwriter, Christopher Penn was raised in Los Angeles and gained small film and television parts while still a child.
His first significant film role came at the age of 16 in Coppola's expressionistic teen drama Rumble Fish (1983), alongside Matt Dillon and Nicolas Cage. This was followed by All the Right Moves (1983), an early vehicle for Tom Cruise. Immediately, though, it was clear that Penn was less lacquered than these co-stars, who had been bracketed together by the media under the term "Brat Pack", along with the likes of Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Kevin Bacon. Penn proved his lack of vanity playing Bacon's ungainly best friend in Footloose.  Off-screen, he could be just as much of a misfit, having been expelled from school at 15. "They wanted me to leave and I wanted to leave too," he said later. Competing with Sean also made the early stages of his acting career rather fraught, and brought an intriguing frisson to their appearance together in the 1986 thriller At Close Range (in which their mother also starred). "I was in Sean's shadow," remarked Chris Penn. "I felt I had to do what I could to be different. It was unhealthy."

That desire to differentiate himself led to years of self-destructiveness. While Sean Penn developed and then rejected a bad-boy image that seemed to nourish his acting, his kid brother lost all grip on his career. He became addicted to cocaine, and was a regular fixture in Los Angeles bar brawls in the mid-1980s; the death of his two-day-old daughter, born prematurely, only increased his torment. "[Cocaine] was ruining my career," he admitted, "because with it came irresponsibility, a bad attitude, irrational behaviour and bad decisions." It looked like the end of the story - actors tend not to bounce back from movies as poor as Return from the River Kwai (1989). But Chris Penn's luck was in. He auditioned for Reservoir Dogs, a witty and claustrophobic thriller focusing on the fall-out from a bungled heist:
I read the script and thought, "All I have to do is get this one movie." I knew that part would change everything.  That was quite an understatement. His turn as Nice Guy Eddie - a porcine bully boy whose garish shell-suit seemed to herald his sociopath tendencies - rescued him from obscurity. But it did more than that, securing him a place in the public consciousness. From that moment on, any appearance by Penn, even in the lighter roles provided by the Tarantino-scripted True Romance (1993), Too Wong Foo (1995) or Rush Hour (1998), gave viewers a pre-emptive chill. He was compelling, untrustworthy and not without a strange sliver of tenderness. Amongst the brutish ensemble cast of Reservoir Dogs, ripe with violence and drunk on testosterone, he proved himself the most fearsome.

Although Reservoir Dogs is the movie for which Penn will be remembered, he was arguably even better in Altman's Short Cuts (1993) and Ferrara's The Funeral (1996). In the former, he was terrifying and heartbreaking as an inarticulate pool-cleaner who rages mutely over his wife's career as a phone-sex worker. Meanwhile, in The Funeral, Ferrara gave the actor yet another plum opportunity to explore the ugliest recesses of masculinity, as one of three criminal brothers. In the eccentric company of Christopher Walken and Vincent Gallo, it would take a lot to stand out. But it is the image of a red-faced, blistering Penn haranguing his wife, played by Isabella Rossellini, that dominates.  Not every part proved such a stretch: Penn's work in Stealing Harvard (2002) and Starsky and Hutch (2004) can't have been much more demanding than the voice over work he provided for the computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He had, though, reversed his slide into anonymity, to establish himself as one of the most forceful, if least endearing, supporting actors in Hollywood. story contributor Ryan Gilbey

This will be the last addition of my Gone Too Soon series until next year, when I return with more intriguing stories on entertainers who touched our lives, and shared their artistry with us.  I hope that you've enjoyed these heart wrenching segments, and I hope that I have shone a light on the celebrities that stars dimmed too soon. Remember people will live on, as long as we remember them.  In the case of Chris Penn, it's a horrible place to be when you feel that you're living in the shadow of someone else.  I hope that his soul is at peace, and I thank him for sharing his brilliant artistry with us, we will never forget your efforts Chris Penn. Until next year may God bless and keep you and fill you with the desires of your heart, I'm Kevin Knighton, saying I'll see you 'real' soon.

Monday, November 26, 2012

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The 'unexpected' is what makes life interesting. #focus


Always Be My Baby ....

Dear Whitney,
We made it through Thanksgiving without you.  I thought about Bobbi Kristina, it had to be a hard day for her to endure.  A week ago, the American Music Awards gave you a three second tribute, which was whack as hell, I mean c'mon you're the second most Awarded in the history of American Music Awards, right behind Michael Jackson.  I think it was the an insult, but the ulitimate insult came last night at the Soul Train Awards, they failed to mention you period.  Will our black shows ever get it right?  smdh.  Thus far The Grammy's and BET Awards are the one's who got it right.  I was so looking forward to Rickey Minor doing a DIVAS tribute to you, but for some reason isn't going to happen.  I can't:(  I hope that you're one year anniversary will be the ulitimate tribute deserving of your legacy. 
Until next week my beautiful princess, rest easy, and always know that I will never forget you.  You have forever sealed a place in my heart. RIP

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Affirmation ...

Heavenly Father I thank you for allowing me to see another day, grateful for the opportunity to try to be and do better than I did the day before.  I do not take any of my blessings for granted.  I know that with you all things are possible, and all things work together for the good.  To God be The Glory, if God be for you, who can be against you.  When evil rises against me they will stumble and fall.  Please continue to protect me from hurt, harm, fear, and danger, I ask that you guide and direct my path, and honor me with favor mercy and grace.  Let me be a vessel to spread the word of your goodness, and please allow me to be an Angel to those that I encounter who are in need.  For all those who walk in the belief of you I send love and light, and for the lost sheep who have doubt, I ask that you forgive them and show them way with your blessings.  Giving gratitude to you is just one of the many ways of giving thanks, and so it is.  Amen~

Saturday, November 24, 2012

(Vintage) ...The Art of Making Love

Growing up this was the coolest zodiac poster EVER, and when I became a teenager, I begin to lets just say 'explore' so then this poster went on to have even greater meaning, and now as I adult I can proudly say that I've mastered 'all' postions.  It's Saturday, and a rainy morning in the parts that I reside, so I'm ready LEGGO!!

Larry 'JR' Hagman Dead at 81

Larry Hagman died Friday with his family and friends at his side.  He warmed America's heart as Major Nelson in the sitcom "I Dream Of Jeannie" and made Ameria love his devilish ways playing his most famous role of all J. R. Ewing on the hit drama 'Dallas'.  Hagman was 81 and is survived by two children. RIP!

Friday, November 23, 2012


Happy Friday everyone, ... Let's Talk about It!

ASSURANCE while you wait patiently on some things to come to pass, God will give no more than you can bare. In the waiting, realizations come to the forefront. Corrections happen everyday, giving life to past mistakes, or should I say giving forgiveness to yesterdays wrongs. You take ownership or your life and direction. The footprints laid before you are long and winding, to request that your directions be simple and concise, isn't something that's on the bargaining table. Don't try to change what you cannot change, give energy to what you can change.

You may be in a place where you are seemingly low or high, but who you are will eventually be revealed, without question. Raw naked truths, keeps us humble and with humility makes us relatable. Our stories eventually have a similarity, The nice thing about our walk is that we have more in common with each other, than differences. Rarely will you find deliberate intent, when that happens proceed with CAUTION, some people only speak love with their mouth, but their hearts are evil towards you! Ask the King to reveal who they are. The answer was presented to you for a specific reason, to steady your course redirection is required.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Command Performance

A voice gifted from God.  Mariah Carey has earned her place in the history books.  Enjoy this lovely rendition of "We Belong Together".

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Faces ...

Beauty is in the eye.  Various shades, and many sizes ....
Langston Hughes (author) ...
Solange Knowles (Artist)
Lenny Kravitz (singer/musician/songwriter)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RIP Did You Know ... Gone Too Soon!

One of my favorite authors Jacqueline Susann's  blockbuster'Valley of Dolls'.  She was taken in the prime of her life, but the legacy that she left behind is very rich,  and I encourage everyone to read this great writer's novels.  She was the Madonna of her time, a trail blazer and trendsetter, speaking up for women in a time when the world perferred that they be seen and not heard.  Below is an article written by Laurie Johnston.kk

Jacqueline Susann, whose 1966 book, "Valley of the Dolls," became the world's best-selling novel and made her name a household word, died of cancer Saturday night at doctors Hospital. She was 53 years old.  Her husband, Irving Mansfield, television and film producer, said yesterday that Miss Susann had last entered the hospital seven weeks ago. She had surgery for breast cancer in 1962, he said, and 10 years later began cobalt radiation treatments and chemotherapy when cancer was found in other areas.

"Valley of the Dolls" as the country's top-selling book for 22 weeks. With subsequent novels, the former actress and television performer became the first novelist to have three consecutive books ranked No. 1 on The New York Times's list of best-sellers. With more than 17 million copies sold, in hardcover and paperback, "Valley of the Dolls" is recognized by the "Guinness Book of Records" as the best-selling novel of all time surpassing "Peyton Place."  In a style that combined soap-opera woes and details with fast-moving action and Broadway-Hollywood settings, the book was a juicy morality tale about the sex lives and aging problems of four 1945-vintage "glamour girls" and their eventual dependence on alcohol and drugs. The pills they took to pep themselves up, to go to sleep and to stay slim were nicknamed "dolls" by the author herself, she said.

"The Love Machine," which followed in 1969, remained the No. 1, best-seller for five months. Described by Miss Susann as "an attempt to get into men's ids," the book displayed again her story-telling gift, which was applied this time to the career and sexual perversities of a power-hungry television executive.  Miss Susann's last novel, "Once Is Not Enough," was published last year. It continued the through-the-keyhole look--essentially disapproving, despite the four-letter words--at sex and drugs among the so-called "beautiful people" with added overtones of incest and lesbianism. The book inspired fewer guessing games than its predecessors about the real-life persons on whom the characters were based, although Miss Susan always insisted that her characters were her own creations.

"They can keep calling it that--it will only make my books sell," she once said of the roman ý clef element in her writing. "I start with a theme in my mind. Then I start asking, what kind of a personality? And because I have a good ear, I unconsciously pick up certain people. When Flaubert wrote 'Madame Bovary,' 20 women in town said they were Emma." All three novels were made into movies, with "Once Is Not Enough" scheduled for release next spring. "Once Is Not Enough" moved into first place on the best-seller list in 1973, during one of Miss Susann's increasingly frequent hospital stays. When it dropped to No. 2 after nine weeks, she and Mr. Mansfield were on a promotion tour in Europe.  "Watergate has knocked off everything," she said sadly then, comparing the book's sales with her earlier records. "When women get home at night, they want to turn on the television set and watch the hearings on replay, not read novels."

In the Mansfields' 24th floor condominium on Central Park South, Miss Susann did her three-finger typing in a study with Pucci-print draperies. Once a book's theme, main characters and ending were chosen, the pink patent-leather walls began to sprout elaborate charts that plotted the addition and evolution of characters and incidents. She sometimes wrote eight hours a day, pausing only to lunch on blueberry yogurt or banana. Usually she wrote four or five drafts of a book, first on yellow paper, then on pink and blue and green, then finally on white. The last draft of "Valley of the Dolls" was turned in 18 months after it was started, and Miss Susann--occasionally described as "a writing machine"--began at once on "The Love Machine." During her last working months, Mr. Mansfield said she made notes for a new novel and for a sequel to "Every Night, Josephine!" a story about the couple's poodle that was her first book. She called it her favorite.

Critics were almost unanimously unkind to her books. "The Love Machine" is popcorn," said a relatively gentle review by Christopher Lehman-Haupt in The New York Times. "It goes down quickly and easily. It is the bernel of an idea, the seed of an inspiration, exploded into bite-sized nothingness."  "A good writer," she said, "is one who produces books that people read--who communicates. So if I'm selling millions, I'm good." Miss. Susann and her husband traveled tirelessly to promote her books and she was a frequent television panelist, both before and after she had become a best-selling writer. In one memorable exchange on the David Frost show, John Simon, the critic, asked her: "Do you think you are writing art or are you writing trash to make a lot of money?" Said Miss Susann: "Little man, I am telling a story. Now does that make you happy?"

Her books earned $8-million for her in royalties and more than $1-million remained after taxes and expenses, Miss Susann said last November. Sixty per cent was invested in tax-free municipal bonds and the rest in stocks, all of it through two corporations established jointly with her husband, she said.
Miss Susann had appeared in mainly minor roles in 21 plays on Broadway and in road companies, including the original production of Clare Boothe's "The Women" in 1937, and was co-author of a play, "Lovely Me," that ran four weeks on Broadway.

Miss Susann, always reluctant to be specific about her age, explained that "I have a cult--it's best for me to be ageless to my readers." She also refused to talk to more than a few intimates about both her original and more recent illnesses, a refusal a close associate attributed to "a sense of pride that could not bear what she called 'eyes of pity.'" "She though it was a very private thing," Mr. Mansfield said yesterday. "But recently she said to me, 'For 10 years I treated cancer as though it were a 'social disease' and I was wrong."
Miss Susann was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Philadelphia, were her father, the late Robert Susann, was a portrait artist, and her mother, Rose, was a public school teacher. She worked in New York first as a model and then as a performer until 1962, the year of her first illness and first book. In addition to her husband, whom she married in 1945, and her mother, she is survived by a son, Guy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Always Be My Baby ...

Dearest Whitney,
Loving you, missing you, and always appreciating you.  The Grammy tribute on CBS in your honor, I must say, they FINALLY got it right.  It was a great night, and a great honor.  Rest easy my beautiful princesss.  Until next week.  Much love~

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Thanks be to God for allowing me the blessing to witness a new day.  I do not take any of your blessings in my life for granted.  I'm a vessel to spread the word of your goodness.  I'm grateful to have my health, great family and friends in my life.  Please continue bless me with favor, mercy and grace, please continue to protect me from hurt, harm, fear and danger.  I ask that you guide and direct my path.  I love you and want to live for you for the rest of my life.  Please continue to reveal yourself to me and your presence in my life.  For all those who walk in the thoughts and understanding of you, I give thanks, and for those who aren't aware of your goodness, I pray for the lost souls who arent aware of your greatness. I pray for healing of the world, with love, acceptance and understanding.  Love and light to the world. Amen~

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday D'Marco

Happy Birthday D'Marco, you have been in the world for an entire year, and you have brighten up my world, I look at you and the world seems perfect.  Your innocene makes me believe in the good of the world again.  I will always cherish this picture with you sleeping on my chest. When I see your little face light up, it's makes it all worthwhile.  I pray for your health, peace, happiness and security. I pray that a world will be kind to you, you deserve the best that life has to offer you, I will do all that I can to make your world a worthwhile place to teach and guide you in the right direction, so that you can deal with the world on it's terms.  Happy Birthday To You, and thanks for making me smile, and for loving me unconditionally. God Bless You~

Keeping It 100

Kevin Clash -- the voice of Elmo -- agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, with one string attached -- that the accuser recant his story that Clash had sex with him when he was a minor ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Sheldon Stephens alleged he was only 16 when Clash began a sexual affair with him. Clash has acknowledged an affair, but insists it started when Stephens -- now 23 -- was an adult.

Multiple sources tell TMZ ... hours before Stephens recanted his underage sex allegation, a settlement was struck between the two parties. Under the terms of the settlement, Clash agreed to pay Stephens 125k. But the settlement then provides the following:

"Stephens agrees that immediately upon execution of this Agreement, his counsel, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., shall release the [following] statement ... 'He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.'"

The settlement document goes on to say if Stephens is asked by anyone about his relationship with Clash, he must only repeat the statement [above] in the settlement that recants his story.

We've learned although Stephens signed the document, he continues to insist Clash had sex with him when he was a minor and was pressured into signing the settlement.
One source privy to the negotiations tells TMZ ... Stephens was crying during final negotiations and repeatedly insisted he didn't want to sign.  Clash's lawyer was contacted, but he had no comment.
Keeping It 100, I believe Stephens story, in my opionion if Clash was innocent, he wouldnt pay money as hush money to silence someone.  This payment was to secure Clash's job with the Elmo brand, which may be too late.kk

Marriage Vows are different for some ...

Anthony Bartie doesn't understand the world faithful in his marriage vows of honoring the wife to do death do us part.  The small town of Cameron, La is where Bartie was born, he went to McNeese State University, met his future wife Cecelia Mitchell, they became engaged and later married.  This couple's road has been anything but a smooth one, early on they wanted to start a family, only to realize that Mitchell was unable to carry a child.  A family friend whom it was rumored that Bartie was having an affair with became pregnant, being that his wife couldn't have kids, allegedly it was rumored that the couple struck a deal, if she (the wife) accepted the child into their home, she would never have to work and her husband would take care of her for the rest of her life.  The child that they raised as a child had emotional and behavioral issues, running away from home, calling the police on numerous occasions claiming abuse from Anthony Bartie, various news stations, newspapers and radio covered these stories.   What's amazing is that Bartie is pretty popular with the ladies and the men in this small town, most of these stories remained very hush hush. A drug charge arrest,  his wife claimed that it was hers, later it was dropped and expunged.  A dismissal from the CM bank for embezzlement, quietly went away.

Ten years ago, Bartie could no longer deny rumors that he was an adulterer, he fathered a child in Dec 2001.  He denied that they child was his.  His partner in crime wife called the mother of Bartie's bastard child harassing her, threatening her and screamed all sorts of obscenities at her, the mistress saved the recordings.  Bartie met the mother at a local radio station that he was working as the manager.  In 2009 Bartie was ordered to pay child support to the child that he fathered, in 2011 Judge Bradberry had him arrested from being 16,000 dollars in arrears.
Where does the madness end, an innocent child suffers at the fault of two adults who allowed their lustful minds to overcloud good judgement.  The wife, husband and mistress, this type of behavior ALL guilty, their focus should be to help shaped the future of their child and stepchild, and seek couples counseling, for forgiveness, and redemption.   I will continue to share more of this ongoing saga in order to shed light on infidelity, in hopes that this will be a wake up call.  If you're married and have a suspension that all is not right in your relationship, you're probably right.

This story is my opinion on witnessing some of this first hand, reading some of it, and court accounts which is public record. kk

Romney's Sour Grapes loss ...

In my opinion the 2012 election was about racism pure and simple.  It's been said that Blacks voted for President Obama because he was black.  It's been said that white Democrats voted for Mitt Romney because they didn't want to see a black man in office again.  The reality is Blacks do not make up a large enough population to govern a win for a black candidate, that's preposterous.  President Obama was re-elected in a collaborative effect who realize that the Republican government is one that slings mud, and speaks of a time that has become non-existent. What baffles me more than anything is the southern states that are red, most of the people who live in those areas aren't making 250,000 a year, so you tell me, if it's not about race then what is it?  Caucasians are now in the minority.  I don't think that Republicans will return to the White House until their policies and beliefs change.  I don't think it's a Democratic opinion alone on this matter, I feel that the world at large realizes that change is needed, and a large group of Republicans agree.  Two days ago Mrs Barbara Bush gave a statement to the sore Romney losers, her statement said to "Get Over It".  Please read article below that Governor Bobby Jindal gave in Las Vegas this past week courtesy of the Boston News.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a rising Republican star who stumped for Mitt Romney repeatedly on the campaign trail, assailed the failed presidential candidate for his remarks to donors on Wednesday that President Obama was reelected because of “gifts” to minorities, young people, and women.  “I think that’s absolutely wrong,” Jindal said later Wednesday at a news conference in Las Vegas at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. “We have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent.“

Jindal’s reference to 53 percent was a criticism of Romney’s secretly recorded statement at a Florida fund-raiser in May that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on government assistance and do not take personal responsibility for their lives. The Louisiana governor, an Indian-American who is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2016, said that Republicans “need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education.”

He added, “I absolutely reject that notion, that description” of Obama’s winning strategy, which Romney made in a conference call that reporters heard. “I think that’s absolutely wrong.” The election, Jindal said, showed that “if we’re going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions.”

The criticism from Jindal, who is the incoming president of the GOP governors association, was echoed by Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who was sitting with Jindal on a panel when the Louisiana chief executive made his comments. The Republican Party is not “just for people who are currently not dependent on the government,” Walker told CNN. “It’s for all Americans.”

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Grammys salute Whitney tonight on CBS

CBS - "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston airs tonight featuring her mentor Clive Davis, Halle Berry, Cece Winans, Usher, Britney Spears, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion.  Check your local listings for air times.


Happy Friday everyone .. Lets Talk about It!

TRUST be still and know that your thoughts manifest and can change situations, stop being afraid to walk that specific walk that was meant solely for you, the odds are in your favor when you're being authentic. God is watching he sees all, that's what matters.  ADVICE perhaps if we turn off the proverbial noise on the outside, the inner voice becomes clearer and succinct. Take direction from the master in that moment your reality has already been rectified, that's how it works when you have belief and trust, and so it is. Step forward and embrace the peace from within, sharing your light with others, is a form of Thanksgiving.

Yearning is a hunger it allows you to move forward with greater fortitude and understanding. Grasping relevance, you remain focused only on the areas you came to impact. To be sidetracked because you want to satisfy the masses will inevitably destroy you. DEFIANT, the minute you become a people-pleaser your soul dies to the essence of who you really are. Everyone wants their light to shine bright, it's image and presentation, no matter what, people see what they want to see, I've come to realize that truth is transient, the storyteller spins it in their favor, a liar calls it clever, a salesperson defines it as convincing. Go against the odds, stand apart, your walk is unique and it's governed. Stepping out on faith can be a lonely road but it is a fruitful road.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Keeping It 100

Via Page 6
Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into a tense beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash the other night, when De Niro called the rapper disrespectful, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Spies say “Godfather II” and “Taxi Driver” star De Niro gave Jay a dressing-down in a roomful of celebs including Martin Scorsese because the rap mogul had refused to return De Niro’s calls. Sources add that Jay tried to joke his way out of the situation, and even his wife, Beyoncé, tried to intervene, but De Niro wouldn’t back down.

“Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back”.A spy then overheard De Niro complaining to the rapper, a fellow TriBeCa resident, about a song Jay-Z agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to discuss further details, but Jay never returned his calls.

“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” the spy says. “He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”
When Jay-Z tried to make a joke of it, saying he is terrible on the phone, a source says, “De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful.’ ”
“Beyoncé came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down,” the source said, adding that afterward, “It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there’s only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that’s Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he’s angry.”  Keeping It 100, Damn I always knew that I loved Robert DeNiro for a reason, now I know its because he's GANGSTA!! kk

Command Perfomance

This song has always been a childhood favorite of mine, which is beyond my years, my great uncle Alvin who turned me on to such diverse genre's of in my life, turned me on to this song.  I like the melancholy feel to it, love is always such highs and lows, and it's one of the only things that makes life truly worth living.  Glen Campbell's tenderness in delivery of 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix' gives me chills, it brings all the emotions of true love, longing and the unfortunate ending of an unrequited love affair. Campbell's lush orchestration really sets the mood to drown your sorrows and heartbreak in a nice bottle of red wine, pour yourself a glass, and get out your hankerchief, it's one of those moments.  Tears are cleansing, let the healing begin:-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Mess - How YOU Doin?

Mitt Romney told his wife Ann, the night before the election, he said by this time tomorrow night you'll be sleeping with the next president of the United States, so on the next evening when his wife was getting ready for bed, she ask Mitt if Barack was coming over to their house or did she have to go over to the White House. I read this somewhere so I had to 'bite' the quote, because it was so damn funny to me.

So when I think of Miss Piggy I see Tamar Braxton and T.I."s wife Tiny. Am I wrong? Help me out yall.

Who is the bigger racist the Republican Party, Donald Trump, Barbara Walters or Kim Zolciak?  That's the million dollar question.

The beef between ex-lovers 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather.

Kobe Bryant getting new Laker coach Mike Brown fired when they lost their first three games of the new Basketball season.  Is their an 'I' in "Team"?

Lindsay Lohan lying to the police AGAIN, ann drinking AGAIN ... oh and the theft charges AGAIN!

Bruce Jenner finally seeing the light and is heading to D-I-V-O-R-C-E court from his Madam wifey Kris.

The Houston's train wreck reality show on Lifetime, cancellation is only a matter of time.

Nicki Minaj's attack on Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters.

Steel Magnolia remake on Lifetime, OMG, why mess with perfection.  Dana WHY?

Sherman Helmsley passed away four months ago, has yet to be buried.  His long lost brother that no one has ever heard of is fighting over the late actors 50,000 Estate.

White trash Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shores, the KKK sisters all A MESS!! Please tell me WHY.  I can't...

Heidi Klum and her new love 'her' new boyfriend her 'Bodyguard' wonder if her was guarding her body while she was married to rocker Seal.

Faces ...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder .....

Candice Bergen, a classy dame, with regal elegance and a little sass!
Paul Walker ... is like the new version of a Paul Newman
Emily Vancamp is wreaking havoc on ABC's 'Revenge'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RID Did You Know ... Gone Too Soon!

Diana Sands were a very driven actress who was knocking down doors for African American actors especially for young black actresses, she was working her way through cross over acting work.  She was adored by her peers for her strong work ethic and for her love of the arts.  My grandparents introduced me to her work about a decade ago.  Honestly I've been intrigued ever since, it's unfortunate that I never got to know this great lady personally, as she was decades before my time, but when I look at her body of work, I get pride and I feel such dignity in all the pieces that she choose to attach herself to.  It's unfortunately that her light was deem far too soon, she was on her way to greatness. Another thing that I loved about this very talented lady, was her legendary friendship with the great Ms. Diahann Carroll.
My firm philosophy has always been that people transcend.  The great thing about life is our ability to utilize 'memory' and I can't say this enough, people will live on and on as long as we remember them.  I remember Diana Sands and I thank you for gracing us with your amazing gift. Below I would like to share her story courtesy of Adrienne Wartts.  KK

Diana Sands, the first black actress to be cast in a major Broadway play without regard to color, was born in New York City in 1934 to Rudolph Thomas, a carpenter, and Shirley Sands, a milliner. Sands made her first stage debut in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara at New York City's High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. After graduating from high school, Sands performed as a dancer while seeking work on Broadway.

In 1959, she debuted on Broadway as the character Beneatha Younger, a dignified, aspiring doctor in A Raisin in the Sun. Her stage performance earned her the 1959 Outer Circle Critics' Award and her first film appearance as the same character in the 1961 film version opposite Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Ivan Dixon, and Sidney Poitier.  After Raisin in the Sun, Sands was then offered subsequent film roles, but her refusal to be typecast subjected her to less prestigious parts. Determined to bypass the industry's segregated climate, Sands sought to elevate her profession as an actress by performing abroad where she appeared in plays such as Caesar and Cleopatra, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Phaedra. She continued to perform in the United States as well and in 1964 she received a Tony nomination for her role in James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie. Sands's last significant Broadway performance was in the 1969 production of The Owl and the Pussycat opposite Alan Alda. She went on to appear in 13 episodes of the short-lived television series Julia (opposite Diahann Carroll) as Julia's cousin.

Determined to continue her career in film Sands, along with Ossie Davis, Brock Peters, and other notable performers and investors, founded in the early 1970s the Third World Cinema, a company developed to train black performers for every aspect of film production. Third World Cinema produced her cinematic star vehicle Georgia, Georgia, written by Maya Angelou. Sands portrayed Georgia, a confused black woman who becomes disconnected from herself, her people, and the world in her pursuit to find fulfillment as a performing artist. After its release, Georgia, Georgia was considered one of the most controversial films in the black community since Melvin Van Peebles Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
Her last film Honey Baby, Honey Baby, also produced by Third World Cinema, was released after her untimely death. Third World Cinema also co-produced the major motion picture Claudine, in which Sands had originally signed to play the title role before pancreatic cancer claimed her life in 1973 at the age of 39. Sands died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York.

Whitney's Greatest 'Hits' in stores TODAY!!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Always Be My Baby ...

Dearest Whitney,
It's been nine months without you being on this earth, I MISS YOU so much!  This Friday CBS will air their Grammy Tribute show in your honor.  I hope that it's really good.  Ricky Minor's DIVAS Live doesn't seem to be on the schedule anymore.  I'm not exactly sure why, but best believe that I will get to the bottom of this story.  Tomorrow your Greatest Hits will be released, and I have a really good feeling about it.  I love the new song "Never Give Up" sadly new material from you, is going to be limited:( 
HSN tribute to you was very decent, Clive, Brandy and two jokers David Foster and Pat Houston BOTH hipcrits were on the show praissing your brilliance but both with hidden agendas.  The great news is HSN sould over 14,000.00 units of your Greatest hits disc in less than 48 minutes.  This holiday season is going to be a very lonely without you, but at least I'll always have your music, and memories of you to help me weather the storm.  Until next week, rest easy my beautiful princess, you are loved and dearly missed.  RIP.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunity to witness a new dawn.  To God be the Glory, if God be for you, who can be against you.  I'm eternally grateful for my life, and the things. that you have afforded me.  I do not take anything for granted, I know with you all things are possible.  Please guide and direct my path, protect me from hurt, harm, fear and danger, and give me favor, mercy and grace.  When two are joined together .. I know that are things work together for the good.  Please allow me to be a vessel of your word, and I ask that I may be an Angel to all those that I encounter who are need.  For all those who walk the walk with understanding of you and for those who aren't a believer in you, I ask that you give love and light and manifest your greatness.  For the all the things that you have graced me with, I do give thanks.  Amen~

Friday, November 9, 2012


Happy Friday everyone ... Let's Talk about It!

This week in the world their seemed to be a shift of movement, and the bottom line is its about CONTROVERSY, if you bring us on a boat, eventually we will lead. The divide on racism was blatant, collectively we are a state of union, we are not adversaries, popular belief says that we cant flow in an upward stream, I tend to disagree, we've bonded together before, I know that we will unite again, but without mutual participation, we will sink and no one survives. The compromise is the ability to listen and hear, you don't have to agree, lets remember that all things work together for the good. Human compassion is Godly, in my opinion It will always triumph over any provocation.

Though the battles were perplexing, the victories sometimes were met with uncertainty, and I would have it no other way! UNFULFILLED is the person whose life is devoid of a relationship with the King of Kings. Giving honor allows you to motor your cause, but again the conquest will never be about one person, it takes an entire team who puts in the work, the one who realizes that it's not about the know it all person, who balances the playing field, when you understand that KEY is when you begin to unlock the doors and that's about a movement, to cleanse old thoughts and old ways. Being cognizant isn't about providing temporary satisfaction.  Truth IS hatred, bitterness and evil are a sickness, hopefully America as a whole will get soon.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

7 Life Sentences .... Justice Served!!!

Jared Loughner -- the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- has just received SEVEN LIFE SENTENCES for last year's Arizona shooting, in which he killed 6 people and injured 13 more ... plus an additional 140 YEARS.
24-year-old Loughner pled "guilty" in August after being treated for his schizophrenia.
The shooting took place back on January 8, 2011 in Tucson. Loughner opened fire in a Safeway parking lot, where Rep. Giffords was holding a constituents meeting.  Giffords and her husband -- along with several other victims -- were present in court for Loughner's sentencing.

Her husband Mark Kelly addressed Loughner in court, saying, "You may have put a bullet through her head, but you have not put a dent in her spirit, and her ability to do good."
Loughner was originally charged with 49 criminal counts including first-degree murder. Today, he was sentenced for 19 counts, including attempted assassination, 1st degree murder of 2 federal employees, and attempted murder of 2 federal employees. The remaining counts were dismissed.
Loughner will not get the death penalty.
Giffords last appeared publicly at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

This story is courtesy of tmz.

Command Performance

The legendary Ms. Wanda Jackson is the real deal. she is rockabily, she is sass personafied.  She's been a true inspiration to Amy Winehouse and Adele.  Jackson is 75 years young and is in no way of slowing down.  Her performancek of "Shaking All Over" on The Letterman show was a rare treat, she was rocking, she was rolling, she was swinging, and downright doing her thing as only she can, her band was on FIRE, I lovd them.  The high energy of this performance makes you want to get up and shake your booty right with her, and also makes you wish that you lived in the time when rock n roll was at it's all time best, with no gimmicks.  Jackson is the truth. Enjoy~

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


We live in a big world, and our differences are many.  Whether you are Black, White, Asian, Japanese, Latino, Korean, Mexican the list goes on and on, we are a varied lot of people.  Some of us are Democrats, Republicans, Liberals etc.,  The point is, we have to live in a country that offers democracy, and freedom of speech.  We will never agree on everything, but I know that we are a lover of man and country.  In a world where our children deserve the equal opportunity to be anything that they desire to be, and to dream any dream that they desire to dream.  Racism is taught in the home, and it's an sickness that is long overdue for a cure.  I have faith in God which humbles my heart, because he is all knowing, and I believe that entirely. I have my own set of opinions and values, I was taught to treat everyone as equals, some days I've mastered those lessons other days not so much.  I grew up largely in a Caucasian world, and I have valued friendships with different nationalities. I see the good in people on an individual bases.  Some Republican issues I agree with, but I largely relate more to Democrats, my family/ancestors fought long years to give me the rights that I have today.  What hurts my heart is seeing a nation divided when it comes to a black and white issues.  Rodney King was brutally beaten, we all saw the video, yet the verdict came down NOT GUILTY, O.J. Simpson received a NOT GUILTY verdict, though no tape was recorded of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Brown's murders, yet the non black world thought him to be guilty, you saw the racial divide at work, church, wherever you were, those valued friendships that I have, I saw the difference in their eyes. I pray that we can live together and respect one another.  I HOPE that America gets well soon, lets be very cognizant of the messages that we're teaching in the home and how it affects the world at large, we can collectively rewrite history, to agree and disagree, means that we're open to the conversation, and with that begins the healing process that starts with HOPE.

Faces: Great Day ... Love American Style!

Beauty is in the eye ... and AMERICA is beholding!
Today I can dream even greater than I've dreamed before.  Life is good, and on it's way to being great.  I've had a horrible year, but I can say that President Obama's win for re-election reaffirms my belief in America, that it's the greatest country in the nation.  I remember being so inspired when I witnessed his history making win four years ago.  It was invigorating to think of all the good things that I wanted to do for my life, but like a lot of Americans procrastination got the better of me, and I didn't do all the things that I originally set out for myself.  Now with this re-election, I really plan to make them count, and do my civic duty for our country, and focus more on career and family.  Today its good to be an American, where we all can have a chance to contribute to making something great.  Thank you President Obama and Mrs. Obama  ..... you are Love, and family American Style, such an inspiration.
Awww ...........
Awww II ... hope and adoration continues.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RE - ELECTION President Obama WINS!!

RIP Did You Know ... Gone Too Soon

Rosalind Cash was a very talented African American actress, who star went out in my opinion much too soon.  For the African American community she was royalty in her showmanship, very equal to that of of Meryl Streep, Katherine Hepburns, Judi Dench her talent was on that level.  Every time she appeared on the screen, you knew that she would not disappoint. She was classically trained in film and music, always very well versed.  My two favorite pieces of her work was in "The Omega Man" with she starred with Steve McQueen and "Sister Sister" sharing co-starring credits with the great Diahann Carroll and Irene Cara.  She died like she lived with belief, faith and dignity.  Below is an article written and published by Mel Gussow, as he shines a bright light on a star whose life was dimmed too soon.  KK

Rosalind Cash, 56, at Home on Stage and Screen
Published: November 03, 1995

Rosalind Cash, an original member of the Negro Ensemble Company and one of its most vibrant and versatile actresses, died on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 56.
The cause was cancer, said her agent, John Sekura.  Although she was best known for her acting in naturalistic dramas like Lonne Elder 3d's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," Ms. Cash was equally at home in musicals and in classics, portraying Goneril to James Earl Jones's King Lear for the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1973.

Before joining the Negro Ensemble Company in 1968, Ms. Cash had a widely diverse career, singing in nightclubs and performing Off Broadway (in "Junebug Graduates Tonight!" at the Chelsea Theater Center) and on Broadway (in "The Wayward Stork"). Cast in "The Great White Hope" at the Arena Stage in Washington, she decided to forgo that play, and paid the Arena the equivalent of two weeks' salary so she could return to New York to join the new black theater company.

In the first season of the Negro Ensemble Company, she was featured in "The Song of the Lusitanian Bogey" by Peter Weiss, Wole Soyinka's "Kongi's Harvest" and Richard Wright's "Sweet Daddy Goodness." In "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" the next year, Douglas Turner Ward played a barber facing economic hardship. Ms. Cash was his strong-minded daughter, the family's principal wage-earner. The role remained a hallmark of her career, and in 1975 she repeated it in the ABC television version.
After her initial success, she moved back and forth between theater and films. In 1980 she returned to the Negro Ensemble Company to appear in "The 16th Round" by Samm-Art Williams.

In Hollywood, she repeatedly battled stereotype. Calling herself "a one-lady movement," she was not afraid to speak her mind, realizing that as an actress, "if you yell loud enough, someone will listen." Her movies included "Klute," "The Omega Man," "Hickey and Boggs," "The New Centurions," "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Wrong Is Right" (in which she played the first black woman to become Vice President of the United States). In 1995, she was in "Tales From the 'Hood."
On television she appeared in Melvin van Peebles's "Sophisticated Gents," Maya Angelou's "Sister, Sister," "A Killing Affair" and the American Playhouse adaptation of James Baldwin's "Go Tell It on the Mountain." She was Mary Mae Ward on the soap opera "General Hospital."

Ms. Cash was born in Atlantic City and attended City College of New York.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Cash Jackson, and two brothers, Jack and Robert.

Election Day - Your Vote Can Rock The Day

Four years ago history was rewritten what some felt was impossible, was realized. Now this little fella can dream out of this stratosphere, that yes one day I can be president of the United States. Your vote matters! #TeamObama

Monday, November 5, 2012

Always Be My Baby ....

Dearest Whitney ....

You'll always be my baby, every day that you're away, I'm missing you.  Knowing that you're never coming back is the hardest part to accept.  You will remain forever in my heart.  The place that I hold for you is on reserve forever, because that's how much you affected my life.  Your lovely gift, you're lovely voice and I will never forget how you were always a red carpet moment, and you slayed them every time.  Whenever I see advertisements of that train wreck called your family, it disgraces me.  The highlight is the shows rating in lackluster, so it's only a matter time before it's all over and that leader Pat Houston can go back to work at Target or Walmart and finish living out her dreams.  Sorry that was bad, but I'm so serious.  More and more it's revealed to me why you had to go, you really couldn't stay.  Honestly with that mess, I'm surprised that you lasted as long as you did. 
Your greatest 'hits' CD will see the light of day next Tuesday the 13th.  I'm going to purchase it, and I hope that it debuts righteously on the charts at the TOP!!  Until next week, rest easy my beautiful princess. RIP

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Affirmation ...

Thank you God for allowing me to see the dawning of a new day, and for the opportunity for a chance to be a better man, than I was yesterday.  To God Be The Glory, If God be for me, who can be against me.  Heavenly father please guide and direct my path, protect me from hurt, harm, fear and danger.  I ask that you provide me with favor mercy and grace.  I can do all things through you, I know that you are my temple and my rock.  When evil rise against me, they will stumble and fall.  Please let me be a vessel to all that I encounter, and an Angel to anyone who I encounter who have lost their way.  Please heal me from any addictions and afflictions in my life. I ask that you see all of my dreams into fruition, and utilize my fingers to write designs, concepts, stories and ideas as you see fit.  I send love and light to all those in the world who believe in you and I pray for those who do not.  Bless my me, my family and my friends.  And for all the blessings in my life, I give thanks.  Amen~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

No Shave November ... Cure For Cancer

No this is not some weird Feminist empowerment movement. No Shave November, or “Movember” as it is formally known, is actually a annual movement aimed at raising awareness about the various cancers that affect men.  During November each year, November is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches, beards on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. #NoShaveNovember

This hits very close to home for me, my grandfather Preston succumbed to Pancreatic Cancer and my Grandfather Weldon battled Prostate cancer in 2001 and won.  I encourage all men to get on board with this movement, and get tested regularly, it really could save your life. KK

Friday, November 2, 2012


Happy Friday everyone ... Let's Talk about It!!

Sending prayers of love and light to the Hurricane Sandy victims. Natural disasters are warning signs of how quick it can all be taken away, let's not take for granted the simple luxuries, and gratefulness just to be. In difficult times brings us strength, to acquiesce is knowing which battles are yours to fight, and the ones that are out of your hands. The universe guides and directs our path, every situation is to learn, dissect and reconsider.  ALIGNMENT positions you be in the right place at the right time, being centered, is the movement to truly understand when to be 'still' and when to 'proceed', understanding that simple tool will save your life time and time again.

WARNING the seeds we sow through verbal agriculture, brings an unforgiving harvest. Seeking is going for absolute, conquer the maze that wasn't specifically tailored for you. To tell of the past journey that you have surmount, it's about the fertile ground. A portrait seals a moment in time, it captures a certain essence, a geographical time stamp. Life is not a still frame, were are moving pictures flaws and imperfections. If you get to the point where you feel that you have all the answers, its lights out.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Command Performance

Miquel is one of the new breed of young talent, that is actually showcasing 'talent' which is very refreshing.  I love his acoustic performance of his hit "Sure Thing". He reminds of a kindergarten starter kit to Prince, but will really never be in that league, but it's still a great compliment.  Give it a listen, and Enjoy~