August 28, 2012

Kevin's Records Ended Up At The Goodwill Store

Every Time I Look At A Record 
& I See The Previous Owners Name On It
I Try To Picture The Person
& Wonder What Where They Thinking 
When They Bought The Record

Stereo Side 1
The World & Fire
Get On Out & Party
With Koo The G Ladies

Identify Yourself
& Sing A Happy Song
Sun Goddess
While You Jungle Strut
Hot Dawgit

Side 2
Lady Put Your Red Shoe 
Back On  
Do You Know How
Kevin's Records Ended Up At The Goodwill Store

August 23, 2012

Solomon,A Camera & A Record Store

These Are Pictures My Son Snapped Up
Of One Of Our Numerous Trips To The 
Local Record Store

He's Been Around Music 
Before He Was Even Born
I Remember Handing Him An Obie Trice 12in Record
When He Was Able To Sit Up By Himself
& The First Thing He Did Was Stick It In His Mouth

On This Day 
Like Six Months Ago
I Gave Him The Camera
& Said  Him To Take Pictures Of Whatever
He Wanted To Take Pictures Of
I Was Curious To See
What He Was Gonna 

These Are Pictures My Son Snapped Up
Of A Trip 
To The Local Record Store

He Currently Loves Michael Jackson
The Hip Hop
Some Rock n Roll
As Long As It Isn't Too Loud
& Dances To The Latin Grooves

He Goes By The Name
DJ Sollie Sol The Super Sonic Samurai 
Or By Solomon
But Whatever His Name Is
He Often Brings A Smile To My Face
& I Will Love Him Unconditionally 

August 22, 2012

That Funky Festival In The City They Call Long Beach

#Larry & I Pulled Into The Parking Garage
At About Noon
Paid The Attendant Ten Bucks
& Drove Up To The Second Level

The Air Conditioning Was Blarin'
We Smoked A Blunt
Checked Our Phones For Texts
Gathered Our Stuff
& Shot Out Into The Heat
I Had An Umbrella But It Really Didn't Help Much

We Arrived At The First DJ Booth
DJ Antwone From The Ghettoblaster & Mean Mr.Mustard
Were Getting Ready To Start It Up

Gazoo Shuffled Us Off To The Main Stage
Where I Proceeded To Make Myself At Home
I Recieved A Gold Wrist Band Which Allowed Me
Basically Total Access To Back Stage

I Sat Under The Tent That Provided Shade
& Just Watched The People
Surprised That After An Hour Of Smokin' A Blunt
& Being In The Sun That I Was Still Stoned

This Is What Comes To Mind If Someone Asks
Sum Up The Funk Fest..

The Heat
DJ Gazoo Going From One DJ Booth To Another
With A Clip Board (Non Stop)
DJ Antowne Cutting Up A Shirt To Make A Slipmat
People Asking #Larry Where He Got The Shirt He Was Wearing
DJ Joelskee Showin' Up & Setting Up
Ivan Nevelle's Dumpstaphunk Did An Awesome Cover Of David Bowie's "Fame"
Gallons Of Ice Cold Water That I Drank
Being A Foot Away From Dennis Coffey While He Sat In During A Cover Of
The Temptations "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"
With Monophonics
Who Killed It Themselves
Those Cats Got Soul.!
The Brides Of Funkenstein's Guitarist Looked Like A Female Version Of Bootsy Collins
The Alley Way Between The Main Stage & The Other Stage
& How There Was This Cool Breeze Blowin Thru It
& We Chilled In The Cut Before Heading
To The Other DJ Booth
Where Danny Holloway Was Layin' Down The Vibes With 45's
Then Ralph M Took Over

By This Time I Was Completly Exhausted
Sitting On A Silver Case
My Eyes Began To Get Heavy
So Heavy I Was In That
My Head Is Falling Back
Cause My Body Wanted To Go To Sleep
& DJ Sloe Poke & Dennis Coffey
Where To Get On
But We Bounced
Jumped In To The Truck
Hit The A/C
Headed Home

Only To Wake Up
Pulling Off
At The Manchester Exit
& Seeing The Big Ol' Randy's Donut
& Thinkin'
Damn I Had A Looong Ass Day
But I Had A Blast At The Funky Festival
In The City They Call Long Beach.!

August 16, 2012

How Do You Say Mixtape In Thai.?

For Some Reason
I Stopped Eating Thai Food
And Doodling
Sometimes I'll Tell Myself It's Cause
I'm So Busy
But It Isn't Really That
It's That Indica Strain
This Heatwave & Not Having Enough
Money To Pay For Thai Food

I'd Much Rather Spend My Time
And Spending 
Money On Records Instead

*Check Out This Thai Mix Tape I Found On Soundcloud.!
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