Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
sygucreative's photostream on Flickr.
I've been doing okay with my camera and video work. But these are like some of the first pictures I took with the complete intention to touch them up for presentation.
Being creative is a great stress reliever.
What do you think?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tef Poe Feat. GLC - Out the Kitchen (Remix)
Hakeem Tha Dream - Can't Predict the Changes
Nato Caliph - "Appreciation"
Family Affair - "Murda Muzik"
Indiana Rome feat. Vega HBK & Hakeem the Dream - "Celebration"
Other Special Treats
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
First off - RIP to all those lost in this violent and cowardly act. My thoughts have returned more than once to the 9 year old girl who was killed - but only because I have a particular disdain for violence against innocent children. That does not diminish the loss of the other victims by any means though. May their souls rest in peace and for those injured - my prayers for a speedy and FULL recovery.
This commentary is about the blame game that reared its ugly head just about as fast as it took for this coward to bring our countries conscience to a collective halt. Very soon after the events - the local county sheriff made remarks indicating that the nations current political climate and the irresponsible tone of rhetoric could be to blame. Then at an even faster rate came the rebuttals that it was "not the time to lay blame" or to "politicize" this tragic event.
Politicians began setting an Olympic pace to get away from any tie-in's to past statements or actions that could be associated with the rhetoric. And the began media doing a two-faced two-step that would win Dancing with the Stars. Both dodging any responsibility for "fanning the flames" and at the same time bringing up every kind of example of it in their coverage - Asking "is this really true?". That's like asking someone if they are innocent (of course they say yes) then asking them if they have skeletons in their closet -and watching that painfully predictable moment of pause while they consider whether or not to lie to your face.
Here's what I think -summed up in two cliche statements.
Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt (or shot)- and - The truth hurts.
Do I think one person is to blame. Yes. This cowardly shooter. (I really don't have any concern about his mental state).
However, I do NOT think that absolves the rest of us from any responsibility for our actions and behavior. Things have been said and done to stoke the fears and hate that is out there for political gain. That is the truth and there is FAR too much evidence to deny that. Its kind of like a person that lets a firecracker off in a room full of gangsters with loaded guns. Is he responsible for pulling the trigger? No. But maybe he should take a few minutes in a catholic confessional you know what I saying?
With regard to the truth hurts. There have been plenty of times through history where a violent incident has given light to the state of a nation or the world for that matter. Causing us to pause and reflect -and if there was any good that came of this incident -its that. That we need to stop and say "hold up" -I need to watch what I say because I don't know where the ripple effect of this is going to end up. See the big picture. Think before you speak, and so on and so on. There is a reason these cliche statements have lived on for years. THEY ARE TRUE.
For us to take notice of what led to this event is a very small price to pay - considering all that was lost. Don't be cheap - let's face it - learn from it and move on. Or else these people really did die for nothing.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Don't let the title of this post throw you off. Its just a reference to a creative title I was tinkering with (as in Nikons with Canons). My new hobby of the last year and half or so has just had a HUGE growth spurt. In the form of my new Canon 60D.
Its been a while since I posted and I guess that had more to do with just focus on other things in my life and a lack of passion for the written word. I realized that my passion for blogging was more about creating a stream of thoughts to be viewed and commented on. In retrospect that a very limited scope (not because its written just because on these days a person net attention span is about 5 minutes tops). Politics was getting boring (how much can I rail against Obama haters and ultra-conservatives and am I really changing them? Probably not). I reserve the right from time to time to comment on that here (its my blog and I'll cry if I want to). But since this is my outlet to the world I thought I just introduce you to my new passion - VIDEO!.
So here is everything that I've shot and or edited in the last 2 weeks since I got the camera. Let me know what you think. Gotta get some better editing software and another laptop but until then Practice Practice Practice. As always Feedback is well appreciated.
I put them in order top to bottom (most recent one on the bottom). Hopefully there's some progress that can be noted. (excuse the language of the live Rap Performances)