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where do i begin?
where did i leave off?
where do i sign up?
where did i go?

what what what?
i already told you

i think Chef is a beginner. Fest is possibly a beginner as well, but they're better
i saw Rant go up. i don't know the artist.. just saw him there
oh  um...   there s  my     tongue . and   the   wall   saying    thanx

I sort of ran out of food.....
"I don't mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can't feed on the powerless
When my cup's already overfilled,
But it's on the table
The fire is cooking
And they're farming babies
While slaves are working
Blood is on the table
And the mouths are choking
But I'm growing hungry"

-Temple of the Dog

These were taken LAST WEEK (or something)
Cambridge/ Somerville
Beverly Looking at Salem/Beverly looking at Salem in the side view mirror

And here are the lyrics to a song that's been in my mind a lot lately. It's a spiritual song to me right now. by Nas. "Just A Moment"



"Just A Moment"
(feat. Quan)

[Verse 1: Quan]
Can we please have a moment of silence?
That's for my niggaz doin' years in confinement
And for my soldiers who passed over, no longer living
That couldn't run whenever the reaper came to get 'em
Can we please pour out some liquor?
Symobolizin', let's take in time to consider that
Though our thugs ain't here, the love is here
And we gon' rep 'til slugs kill us here
This for my dawgs stuck in the struggle tryin' to gain
Smokin' trauma, sniffin' Ra while sellin' cocaine
Trapped in the game, not knowin' how to stop and get by
To live it alive, so instead they live it to die
Can we please have a moment of peace?
For every G that fell for his flag in the streets
Bloodin' and thuggin', folkin' and lokin'
Crypin' and creepin', Latin and kingin'
Or just for poor righteous teachin'

[Chorus: Quan sings]
As day comes and night falls
For the rest of our life we'll miss y'all
And even though life must go on, we'll still mourn
While wishin' y'all were home

[Verse 2: Nas]
Yeah, and can we have another moment of silence?
For brothers who died from black-on-black violence
From here to the Dark Continent were rebels sell diamonds
To clients all over the world, got little Black girls dyin'
And can we please pour some more liquors?
For Will, Bokeem, Bar, Pappy -- my niggaz
Here's another Warrior Song from Nasty and Quan
It's to him I pass the baton to carry this on
Street's Disciple, salute to those who's gone with bullets
And I promise through rhymin' Quan gon' rep his life to the fullest
And can we please have a moment of truth?
For soldiers and troops away with helmets and boots
And families back home who pray they make it home safe
Hopin' that they don't get hit with a stray or missiles
This is just a moment to let you all know that we miss you
Mommy I'm still here, wishin' I was there with you
Let's take a moment


[Verse 3: Quan]
And can we please have a moment to mourn?
For Pac, Biggie and Pun 'cause through us they live on
Jam Master Jay, Freaky Ty and Aaliyah
Big L and Left Eye, when we die we hope to see ya
Can we please have a moment for children?
Who got raped or murdered, or trapped in the system
Who never knew their father, never learned to dream
But was guided by drug dealers, killers and crack fiends
For single mothers that's forced to play mom and dad
Bustin' her ass to give her kids shit she never had
For my niggaz in the pen hopin' rhymes'll get 'em signed
So when released, they can say bye to a life of crime
For every mother that held a son in the street bleedin'
Cryin' a song of sorrow to dark and deep for speakin'
Just a moment outside the day to day struggle
To let the ones we really care about know that we love 'em



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 11th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
those pics are awesome! do you tweak them in photoshop before uploading?
Mar. 11th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
thaNK YOU...
and yes, i do tweek a little. i didn't use photoshop though, just a windows edit thing. i only altered the color and brightness on these. i do use photoshop, but not here.
and sorry i'm behind on my reading and commenting.
i'm thinking of you though. i hope things are well
Mar. 11th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
your photos are fabulous as usual.

did you get some food?
Mar. 11th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
thank you (:
and yeah, i did get some food. ha.
its quite disappointing to have no money and the only food in the cabinet is condiments and 2 boxes of hamburger helper, but no hamburger to help.

luckily i'm back to feeding just myself, and my friend only had to spend a few nights at a shelter. he got placed into a group home thank god.
Mar. 11th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
1. That graffiti is BADASS. Thanks for sharing the pics.

2. I just watched the video for "Under The Bridge" yesterday. That image of Anthony Keidis running in slow-motion with his hair flapping behind him in the wind was indelibly imprinted upon my memory when I was about 8. I'm sure it's no coincidence that I developed a mild crush on him shortly thereafter.

3. "Just A Moment" is a stand-out and probably my favorite track on "Street's Disciple"...that album was pretty disappointing but that song was somewhat redeeming.
Mar. 11th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
1. thank you. i wish i could take credit for the art, but i'm glad i at least found this bridge where new art goes up almost weekly. an endless supply of graffiti to photograph. (:

2. that was a great video. i was 13 when it came out. that album, blood sugar sex magic was soooooooooo good. oh my god. i mean, its still one of the best albums of all time... but it was so different than anything i'd been into at the time. i guess the closest it came to any previous music i had heard was Faith No More, who i also love to this day. And i too was in love with anthony kedis... as well as eddie vedder, chris cornell, kurt cobain and layne staley.
those were the days.. ha ha. oh and Zack de la Rocha, i loved him too.
before grunge and whatever you call RHCP or RATM, i listened to hair band metal. Poison, Motley Crue, Warrent, ACDC, Aerosmith, Metallica, Skid Row, etc...
3. Street's Disciple is an aquired taste album. i had to listen to it a lot before i started to like it...but it's not on my must have CD list... however, yeah, Just A Moment is the most powerful song for me on there. It's some real shit and it reaches me deeply.

anyway- peace.
Mar. 11th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
i love that song by temple of the dog and have you met anyone that does that type of artistic graffiti?

also, check out the pic post of me i made...
Mar. 11th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
i think i went to your post, right? where you showed off your growing hair? you look cute. (:

i have not really met any graffiti artists yet, no. i saw the kid putting up the purple RANT though.

Mar. 12th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
oh, ok...i thought you people who did that
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
no. i wish. i just take the photos
Mar. 13th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
word (:
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