Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I wish this was on the Greatest Hits album I bought a while back.

Oh well. This will have to do.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Random Thoughts During Sprang Break

When I tell you I've been CHILLING...that's what this Sprang Break has consisted of.

Waking up at noon, working out in the garage (being away from work = being away from the gym) and basically just going with the flow has been the M.O. so far.

Ms. R's so bad that I'm strongly considering letting the 'Sheed haircut/beard look go earlier than I planned. Granted, it's not going to change anything, but still. Besides, a wise person once said something along the lines that you gotta be ready for whatever.

Insanity is trying to kill me. Two days into Month Two is making the first month look like a walk in the park. It'll pay off, though. Nobody's gonna be able to tell me shit.

This is the first year I'm considering NOT making a bracket for March Madness.

Dr. Perry's book "Push Has Come To Shove" is sitting here waiting to be read. With all of this downtime, I think I'm gonna crack it open tonight.

I went to Rudy's last night and it was a riot as usual, simply just from going to pick up some chicken. I finally took V's advice and started a blog about it. Well, not exactly a blog, but it'll be in a series of notes I post on FB any time I head up there. If nothing else, they'll be entertaining.

That's all for now. I'm gonna spend the next two days in an undisclosed location, just for the hell of it. That'll be fun and just another way to continue to enjoy this break.

3/14/12 @ midnight.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sprang Break

Being in Texas all my life is the cause of me saying "sprang" as opposed to "spring." Therefore, the time I'm currently experiencing is Sprang Break.

I just spent the last hour and change at a spot in downtown Dallas, listening to ?uestlove tear the house down at an event put together by one of the great masterminds and people in this area. Getting there was a struggle, simply because I just got back to Denton from East Texas damn near at 11 P.M. and decided to take a shower and then drive downtown to go to the event. Shoot, that event was already paid for earlier in the week, and even if all I was gonna do was show up and do nothing but groove for a minute and chill, I was gonna show up and do nothing but groove for a minute and chill.

Fun times were had, and I'm glad I got on out. It also gave me a chance to formally meet someone who I've been interacting with quite a bit, but never "met-met," if that makes sense. Of course, I got teased for having all this hair on my face, but all that means is I'm a whole lotta man.

As for the rest of the week, the only fixture is doing Insanity whenever I wake up. During the work week, I do it at 6 A.M. every morning, but it's safe to say that won't be the time this week. Besides that, I'm going with the flow. No plans; instead, the goal is to enjoy this break and be as carefree as possible.

3/12/12 @ 3:46 A.M.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

EWF Recap

The Earth, Wind and Fire concert was last night, and fun times were definitely had. There was an old man who came in with his breathing machine and had trouble getting assisted to his seat (basically, the usher didn't do his damn job), so I, along with other paying customers, helped the old man out, so he could get to his seat and be as comfortable as possible. He was a big brother, too, so that, along with his breathing machine, presented quite the challenge. However, he wasn't about to miss some Earth, Wind and Fire and came in suited and booted, breathing machine and all.

Also, the concert was at the orchestra downtown, which was an element I took for granted. EWF played with an entire orchestra of musicians from home. It was pretty cool to witness. The only two things that could have made it better were the venue and the demographic. In regards to the venue, since it was at the orchestra, it wasn't exactly conducive to getting up and dancing and groovin' all night.

On top of that, I was sitting in a tier where the railing was so low and the seats were so close to the rail, that the only way I was gonna be able to groove was by moving a row up and being in the aisle (which is what I ended up doing).

As for the demographic, there were all sorts of people in there, but something tells me EWF didn't get as funky as I expected, due to playing to a particular crowd. It was still dope as hell, but you'd have to see it to truly understand it.

I remember reading Teddy Pendergrass' autobiography, and he wrote how when he was a part of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes how the demographic of the crowd would determine their performance; it didn't determine the effort, because that was always there, but it did determine how their energy would be distributed.

I'm tired as hell now; drove from East Texas yesterday after work to Dallas to attend the concert, slept for about four hours, and then got back on the road to be in the gym before 6:30 this morning, and I'm at the job now. It was well worth it, though.

All in all, fun times were had, and I can finally say I've seen EWF live. I can only imagine what they were like in their prime, because even past their prime today, they put on an incredible show.

3/7/12 @ 9:22 A.M.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

EWF Update

Well, that was easy.

I'll be one-deep at the EWF concert next week in D-town. Besides, there will be plenty of energy in the atmosphere and in those elements, it'll be a piece of cake to make a friend.

Oh, instead of Wednesday, it's Tuesday.