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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author

I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author


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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author






B Scott From Twenties After Show On BET

BET’s hit series TWENTIES stars Jonica T.Gibbs as Hattie, a queer Black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia. The girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love, and inclusion. Twenties marks the first time BET was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for a series. Based on the popularity of the series, BET has added the Twenties After Show with B. Scott,...


Pod Crashing Episode 137 With William Klaber From The MLK Tapes

Pod Crashing Episode 137 with William Klaber from The MLK Tapes According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to...


Dylan Gilmer He's Talking Television Music And More

This All-Around Powerhouse is Unstoppable! Dylan was a fan-favorite on America’s Got Talent. His prior work with Nickelodeon began with an appearance on Lip Sync Battle Shorties and All That. He is Currently Starring in Several Nickelodeon Projects and Has Added Talk Show Host to his Resume.


The Daily Mess Where Are The Careers

"Just call. We'll find you something to do." A managers reply to a coworker about not being on the schedule for the next five days. The layout of the work front has evolved. But only on the ground level. Businesses that once provided careers aren't hanging Help Wanted signs. Or is it the fault of these digital job sites that are watching everything you're buying, sharing and saying? Are today's decision makers even local? "Just call. We'll find something for you to do."


Play It Forward Episode 369 With Actor Comedian And Musician Chris Badnews Barnes

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 369 with actor comedian and musician Chris Badnews Barnes. Chris ‘BadNews’ Barnes is a live performer. After logging over 2,000 stage shows with Chicago’s legendary Second City comedy troupe, Barnes has brought that expertise to the Blues concert stage. On the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #32, along with a crew of world-class musicians including special guest lead guitarist Gary Hoey & harmonica...


How You Did

January 21, 2022 Heavy subject today. It’ll probably push 98% of you away. But it needs to be talked about. Julia Cameron’s new book Seeking Wisdom. In the opening chapter she invites readers to turn God into the way they want to see God. Love it! Or is that a judgement? Whatever it takes to help warm a chilly heart. Julia uses Adam and Eve as an example. I know in my childhood of eight years and younger that story was used by preachers to scare me into horrid nightmares. Yet, we truly...


Dr Sylvia Earle Releases National Geographics Ocean Global Odyssey

Affectionately dubbed "Her Deepness", by The New Yorker magazine, Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world’s top experts on ocean science and conservation, shares her inspiring wisdom in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OCEAN: A GLOBAL ODYSSEY showcasing how the ocean--with its forces, habitats, creatures, and global influence--has a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. President & Chairman of Mission Blue, Dr. Earl describes the evolution, beauty, and impact of our ocean, the challenges it faces, such...


The Daily Mess No More Wet Blankets

A cloudy mind doesn't represent a wet blanket. The weight of the blanket bogs down ambition. Yet the mental forecast isn't calling for sunshine. Making a change in where you are keeps the wet blanket from reaching your nearest touch. Keeping the wet blanket on you and your emotions will make you smell like mildew. A wall that carries with it a scent. Throw away your wet blanket.


Play It Forward Episode 368 With John Lodge From The Moody Blues

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 368 with John Lodge from The Moody Blues. John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is to release a new version of his classic hit ‘Ride My See-Saw’ out on Keeping the Faith for Halesouth Ltd, distributed by BFD/The Orchard. The song also features Jon Davison of YES on backing vocals. The song was recorded live in...


You Don't Need To Know Everything

January 20, 2022 There are layers in our hearts. Which always infects what we dream. What we can’t do is allow it to poison what we see. What they don’t tell you about living a mindful life is how difficult it is to stay in the present. Especially one that’s consumed with a pandemic, horrid politics and always bad weather. We get it! The heart must remain clear. Unlike ice we can’t throw salt onto it to break down the layers. Being mindful is awareness. Knowing how to stay truth filled...


Charles R Smith and Edel Rodriguez Release The Book Song For Jimi

Just ahead of what would have been his 79th birthday, poet Charles R. Smith Jr., and illustrator Edel Rodriguez have collaborated on this electrifying picture book biography of legendary guitar genius, Jimi Hendrix. From Hendrix’s turbulent childhood through his epical appearance at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals, Coretta Scott King Honoree Charles R. Smith Jr. covers it all in this rich and rhythmic account of a singular life. Written as a series of verses beginning with intro and...


The Daily Mess Pushing Yourself Beyond Binge Watching

January 19, 2022 A quote from Blackish on ABC, “It’s never gonna be easy when you’re in a league of your own.” This quote defines the presence of a leader versus a follower. Yet I do believe many who’ve chosen to follow are doing it because of a lack of confidence and or don’t want to carry the weight of so many high business expectations. How many people physically believe they’re in a league of their own? To be there. Can you stay there? What are the daily requirements? What happens if...


Carmine Appice Releases The Album Energy Overload

The album is a classic example of “A Covid Project.” Drummer Extraordinaire/ composer/ producer Carmine Appice (the musician who never sleeps…) and hot LA Session multi-instrumentalist/ guitar virtuoso Fernando Perdomo (featured prominently in the Netflix popular documentary ECHO IN THE CANYON and who recently released the TRIBUTE TO PAUL McCARTNEY’S RAM album) didn’t even know each other just before the album was made. They were introduced online via the family of famed producer Tom Dowd....


Play It Forward Episode 367 With U.S. Navy Seal Jocko Willink

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 367 is with U.S. Navy Seal Jocko Willink author of Final Spin Jocko Willink's life and career following a decorated turn as a Navy SEAL has seen him achieve great success as a writer, businessman, and podcast host. He used tremendous self-discipline to accomplish these goals. He is also a true renaissance man who wants to tell a story that burns in him. One about people down on their luck,...


The Lyrics From Billys Forest Chapter 278

A nibble of fall is in the air. A tingle of shivers race through the forest. I watch as the squirrels scamper with large particles in their mouths. It could be food or lumber for their tree houses. Native American spiritual studies teach us that squirrels represent change. I also take note of the bright red cardinals. So many of them on the ground, as if to see invisible seeds. The cardinal represents compassion. The human keeps marching on. We rarely stop to visit. With so much change...


Charles Band Releases The Book Confessions Of A Puppetmaster

Charles Band is the undisputed King of the B movie genre industry. From the toilet-invading creatures of Ghoulies to the time-travelling bounty hunter in Trancers, to the pandemic-crashed Corona Zombies, his four-decade career encompassing more than 360 films, and his streaming company, Full Moon Productions, Charles Band presides over Hollywood's decidedly un-Oscar-worthy underbelly, where mayhem, zombies, and cheap thrills reign supreme. CONFESSIONS OF A PUPPETMASTER (William Morrow,...


The Daily Mess It All Melts Away

January 18, 2022 Snow and ice. It still remains. Nothing just disappears. Look at your life and all that’s challenged the path. All that once made the blizzard white canvas has slowly been replaced by what so many have left behind. The message is to look beyond. To face the moment of “Now” with a burning fire to touch an unwritten tomorrow. A great example. We couldn’t have gotten to this part of the conversation without the opening sentences. Snow and Ice. It still remains. Living in the...


Brooke White From The Movie Funny Thing About Love

Samantha Banks is on top of the world, a successful business, and a handsome fiancé. But over one crazy Thanksgiving Holiday with her scheming family, her whole world is thrown into a tailspin when they invite her ex-boyfriend, "the one that got away". Written and directed by Adam White, Funny Thing About Love stars Jon Heder, Summer Bellessa, Barry Corbin, Pat Finn, Jason Gray, and Brooke White. The film was produced by Adam Montierth and Donovan Montierth. "We really feel that what the...


Play It Forward Episode 366 With Mark Stein From Vanilla Fudge

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward. Episode 366 Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge. Iconic musician shines with a new collection of songs about Hope, Unity, Concern and Redemption. Sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic and unable to perform live with popular rock band, Vanilla Fudge, lead vocalist and keyboardist Mark Stein decided to put his down time to good use. He wanted to write and record songs about what was going on in America and the rest of...


De Frag Eopisode Six Facing The Chariot

Breaking down the walls requires a clear connection with who and what is truly involved in the process of personal growth. We are the generation that sets things aside. To deal with later. If you're going to do that write about it first. Take notes of how you presently feel so that you are able to identify how you found peace or moved into deeper waters. I call it De Fragging. Hear yourself before others hear you.