What My World Sounds Like: Unplugged

February 9, 2010 | filed under inspiring, listen, moment of truth, what my world sounds like | Leave a Comment 


The evening of March 10, 2002 was a glorious one. Despite this fact, I wouldn’t remember anything that happened that day had it not been for MTV airing Lauryn Hill’s Unplugged No. 2.0 that night.

I remember being completely engrossed, and when I watched it the next day, that excitement and wonder was still there. This work was a piece of underrated genius. There was so much raw honesty, truth and intensity. It’s a light in the darkness.

Lauryn encourages listeners to free their minds, see beyond the illusions, and heal. It’s hard to listen and not self-reflect: how free am I? how much do I truly see? how honest am I? what am i scared of? does my walk reflect my talk? how much of myself have I compromised? what have I compromised?

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Good in the world

October 6, 2008 | filed under learn something, plain cool, watch this, what my world sounds like | 2 Comments 

Good in the world, good in the world, good in the world…

That is supposed to be my focus, yeah?

Yes…so I need to get focused.

I lose faith in people right around this time.  I’d say from January to December every four years especially, this being one of those years.  It’s then that the worst qualities of humans are most evident, that’s not to say that they aren’t any other time.  I think it can be such a deeply personal time for everyone that those qualities just become apparent.

“I want this so…”

“I believe people should…” so you’ll vote for an war-monger despite all the other jacked up policies that come with the four consensual, nonpartisan plans the candidate has.

Geez…it’s not a good time to put your trust in people.  Or in a process that has long ago been decidedly ineffective for achieving its supposed goal.

That said…I need an upper and I’m sure you do too.  Let’s see here…

Radiant Amar – The World

Common – Resurrection

Flickerstick – Chloroform the One You Love
(it’s funny…only if it remains a song, people)

Lauryn Hill – Tell Him

M.I.A. – Paper Planes

Robin Thicke – Flowers In Bloom

Emancipator – Anthem

We’re often criticized for our weaknesses and not praised for our strengths. Find out your strengths and move in that direction. Read Tom Rath’s Strengths Finder 2.0.

Favorite line so far: “You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of what you already are.” I dig it.

And finally…ninjitsu! Or something related to it. I never think about stretching my hands. Hmm…happy finger weaving.