Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Music:Homecoming
June 8, 2008

I’m in love with the often profound and bombastic prose of Kanye West.   Kayne is a brilliant contemporary poet, disgusised in slick beats and classic samples. One of his latest songs “Homecoming”, touched me deeply in a moment of personal reflection.  This song is just another fine example how Kanye uses creative dialog, metaphors and analogies to pronounce the love of his hometown (and mine), Chicago.  I couldn’t have articulated that feeling better than he has here in  disturbingly familiar words, rhythm and visual presentation. (Click play above to view video)

Chicago Skyline

Above: A photo of Chicago’s Skyline I took by boat.

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A Love Song For The Times
November 16, 2007

Break out the wine, light some candles and then check out this painfully modern love ballad by Usher called “Dot Com”. Apparently, computer and internet metaphors are sexy and seductive now. Lyrics below for you to enjoy…

Usher, “Dot Com”

Lyrics:

Oooh I love the way you dirty type,
I can take you home on escape.
Oooh I need your backspace in my life.
Thank God you don’t have a flatscreen….

Please, baby I got to see you,
and I really want to please you,
so get on my laptop so I can download…

Chorus:
Online…I love the way you log on,
we can do it all night,
I’ll make you dot come.
Baby if you sign on,
I’m gonna make ya light up,
ooh baby if you log on
I’ll make you dot come…

I wanted to link up with you baby at first site,
with you I get to use my “F” keys
I can’t wait to give you megabites.
I’ve got all the memory you need.
Let my fingers do the talking baby…

Please… baby I got to see you,
I really want to please you,
so get on my laptop so I can download…

Repeat Chorus

Oooh baby you want this I know.
I can’t wait to give you my harddrive,
my moonlight…if it’s alright.
Baby…I’m always at your window,
ready to shift and control you,
if you want me to….

….say yes baby….

Please baby I got to see you,
I really want to please you,
so get up on me baby get up on me
I really want you…

Repeat Chorus

Pause
November 12, 2007

For 10 seconds to take a deep breath.

For 1 minute to take in the view.

For a couple of minutes to read my blog.

For 10 minutes to clear your head.

For 20 minutes to call your mom.

For half an hour to excercise your body.

For a couple of hours to make love.

For a day to find some fun.

For a weekend away from the norm.

For a month to learn something new.

For a summer to feel like a kid again.

For a year to see the world.

For a lifetime to work out what it all means.

Or, for five minutes to do absolutely nothing…

-paraphrased from Howies ®