Poems, by women, who are fucking incredible.
I haven’t been feeling to inspired but have been surrounded by amazing inspiriting things. Here are a few of them:
It’s your typical detective, cliche at times and sometimes rather predictable but I am a huge Lucy Liu and Sherlock Holmes fan. (Cumberbatch is still the best.) Currently binge watching it when I should be over more productive activities. On Hulu.
4. “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari
I’ve been reading the book as a form of research for my own stories. I’ve already read it once, in less then two days, now reading it to take notes. It’s brilliant! Sometimes too honest.
3. Hamilton on Broadway
I haven’t seen the show but I would love too! Thankful you can listen to the soundtrack on NPR here. I am a huge hip hop kid but Hamilton?! This show proves me wrong.
2. KAMAU (ofTheHue-Men)
Kamau is ahead of the game when it comes to music; he’s going places. Just wait and see. Me and him have become buddies thanks to Twitter. Can’t wait for his EP to come out. Until then enjoy Jusfayu ft. No Wyld or Moon.
1. Talks about College
Now. I didn’t go to college but in last Sunday’s New York Times they did a whole special on higher educated which got me inspired to share my personal story with college. What I love and hate about it.
Currently in Seattle, headed to LA shortly. Now, I’ve been MIA for many reasons. Being busy, being me, and what not. The MAIN reason is back in June I was hit by a car while on my bike so I haven’t been able to write, too busy rehabbing.
But for the updates.
-Bumbershoot was this weekend. I was jumping around with a press pass as well as hosting the 2nd Annual Battle of The Word Poetry Slam.
-Various random articles are up on FRANK151 as well. Subject matter from Trump, Frank Ocean, Rachel Dolezal, That NEW Irish Pride, and the most topical subject matter Idris as James Bond (& other comical relief)
-This evening I will be hosting the Seattle Poetry Slam. So come through and kick it!
Til next time.
I mean this with every fiber of my being: I do not believe “writer’s block.”
However lately I have been really rethinking my stance on the subject. I just haven’t been able to really produce anything. I am running low on time with a bunch of different deadlines. But even with the days nearly to an end; I can’t seem to be productive. The only time I ever get any work done is super late at night. (Like right now for example.)
My muse is kind of a brat in that way. Always bothering me when I am trying to sleep but seems to be far too busy to visit me during normal daylight hours.
However I was able to write a “book review” about Kim Kardashian’s book of selfies, compiled a list of summer movies for you to check out, and even got to feature an interview I did awhile back with my friend and mentor Hollis Wong-Wear!
Alright. I’ve been somewhat product but still! These three screenplays aren’t going to write themselves. Well! That’s it for now. Catch back to read more of my rants.
Some of you may who know I am working on a idea/play called #howtoloveanartist. During the course of writing it I’ve been doing side projects with different artist. One example – playlist!
I reached out to one of my favorite bands Fly Moon Royalty and asked them (Adra Boo & Action Jackson) to contribute 3 of their go-to break up songs & 3 love songs (with two bonus tracks) Now you, the fans and lovely peeps, get to enjoy them!
To listen to it live jump over to 8Tracks
Adra Boo’s Sweet:
Robert Glasper Project – “Ah Yeah (Ft. Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michelle)”
Disclosure – “Latch (ft. Sam Smith)”
Jaymes McFarland – “Two More Minutes”
Adra Boo’s Bitter:
Usher – “Climax”
En Vogue – “Give It Up Turn It Loose”
Incubus – “Love Hurts”
Action Jackson’s Sweet:
Lauryn Hill –“Tell Him”
Mos Def – “The Panties”
Janelle Monae- “Primetime”
Action Jackson’s Bitter:
Stevie Wonder- “Ordinary Pain”
Erykah Badu “Green Eyes”
D’Angelo “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker”
Bonus Track (bitter):
Incubus – “Admiration”
Deftones – “Change In The House Of Flies”
I am also writing to talk about well writing! My lovely and very supportive family at Hedgebrook asked me to write something for the blog. It’s about… well, it’s hard to describe what the piece is about. I know! Read it! Than of course – share it!
I miss Seattle. Really I do! It’s my home. My one and only. Living in Los Angeles has no joke been one of the best things for me but Seattle is going to be where I land and become grounded.
Super sappy note aside – I am excited to go home for a week and very happy to announce I’ll be doing a reading!
April 7th @ The Hugo House: The Story Behind the Story: A Chuckanut Writers Conference Reading and Lecture
I will also be attending and enjoying the Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam The best part? Two of my favorite ladies Hollis and Mary Lambert will be there. You do not want to miss this!