I Wanna Be Down

https://youtu.be/PzpLkcfBe-A Everybody wants a hook up nowadays. Internet stars seem to be born every minute, and everyone becoming an entrepreneur or building a brand. One of the most effective ways to market yourself in this climate is to hitch yourself to a big name, so you can be associated with a known figure. The right … Continue reading I Wanna Be Down

Thriller: An Argument Of Success

At over 32 million units sold, Michael Jackson's Thriller is by far the most successful recording in history. I just want that to sink in; after 35 years, no other record has sold more than this instant classic. It is the epitome of recorded music success, but at what point do we determine that it … Continue reading Thriller: An Argument Of Success

Mama Said Knock You Out

https://youtu.be/vimZj8HW0Kg I've heard it seen at time and time again. A parent will get down on their knee and look their small child in the eyes and say something to the effect of, "I ain't raising no punk. Now, don't you start a fight, but you better not let them run over you."   Growing … Continue reading Mama Said Knock You Out

Poison

https://youtu.be/sb2np1HGqxg?t=33s It is inevitable. Everyone is going to want something that they do not need. Not only that, but we will all at sometime want something that is bad, dangerous, or down right fatal for us. At some level, we are all fascinated with the excitement of thrills. Being daring and even cheating death is … Continue reading Poison

One Sweet Day

https://youtu.be/UXxRyNvTPr8   One of the biggest criticisms of Christian faith, especially among the African-American community is the "pie in the sky," "sweet by-and-by" concept of heaven and eternal life. It's argued that white slave masters taught black slaves this principle of Christendom in order to control the slave population; as to say, "if you obey … Continue reading One Sweet Day

I Wish

https://youtu.be/cmXZOI7cM0M From the Wizard of Oz to Aladdin, there has always been a fascination with wishing.  Birthdays candles, a stray eye lash, coins in a fountain, first and shooting stars, and the list of wishing traditions go on and on. Wishing is something borne deep into the human fabric. While it makes for entertaining stories … Continue reading I Wish

No Diggity

https://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o I've been told all my life to never doubt God. Doubting what God can do has never been an issue for me, because I believe, and always have believed that God can do ANYTHING. Growing up with Old Testament stories of God's miraculous power, and the New Testament examples of Jesus and the Apostles doing magnificent … Continue reading No Diggity

Make It Last Forever

https://youtu.be/fBV8PdIoGsU Every Laker fan is singing it this morning. A LOT of democrats will be singing it in January. While I'm definitely not a Kobe fan, and just not THAT fully invested in politics, I sing it just about every time I get to the end of my cup of shaved ice. Make it last forever. … Continue reading Make It Last Forever

Nuttin’ But Love

https://youtu.be/VJEbfeG2oAE?t=38s It has been said, that everybody plays the fool sometimes, and apparently, there is no exception to the rule. Users are always on the prowl, seeking to take someone on an emotional ride, for the sake of gaining something. I remember my dad once paid a guy, who had been a trusted handyman for … Continue reading Nuttin’ But Love

Finally

https://youtu.be/xk8mm1Qmt-Y Touchdown! Home run! Goal! Athletes understand, there is this huge sense of euphoria when you finally make it! Crossing over that goal line, or watching the ball fly over the fence fills your heart with joy and excitement. The kind of excitement that will make you run to the center of a soccer field … Continue reading Finally