|Sat, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I found an article on the Net recently that discussed a woman who made the statement that she should have aborted her mentally disabled son because of the lifetime of care she's had to provide for him. Within her statements, there was a sense of heartache, resignation, frustration, and anger in her words. There is no question she loved her son -- she made sure to let the reader know she did. But if she could do it all over again, she would have terminated her disabled son at birth to 'spare' him from his life and she and her husband the agony of caring for him.
Reading the article struck several chords in me. For one thing, I noticed the sheer audacity for a mother to admit her life would have been better without her disabled son. The boldness of her statement rocked within me. It seems our culture has become rather audacious in some of our pronouncements. This led me to think about our Lord and the audacity He displays to us.
Join me as I talk about the audacity of God. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us.
|Wed, October 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Self-Sufficiency is what comes to mind when I think about our indie artists of the week.
Varcity Music Group (VA Our City) based in Virginia Beach consist of producer / artist Kyle Anthony, Freekazoid & B-Naz. Not only is the trio lyrically gifted, but they hold down their own production, graphics, videos and engineering.
On their bio, VMG states that they differentiate themselves and don't rely on any one style of music. With their latest mixtape M.U.T.E (Music Under True Emotion) I can attest and you will too, that the statement is true!
Over a variety of original and industry tracks, these brothers easily slide between styles like shoe strings through an eyelet. Rhymes are laced tightly over trap to boom bap beats securing them as seasoned pros!
Few artist have the ability to cater to a wide audience but VMG does.
So whether you are ready to turn up with songs like Yudoittoem or nod your head to some golden era greatness with Woop Tee Do, you can bet on a horse that quality will come from the gates and be a winner!
Check out a few joints from the MUTE mixtape.
|Tue, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Write Stuff is proud to be a media sponsor of the Bay Area Family Literacy Day taking place on November 1st. Family literacy is a critical component to getting your children to read & enjoy reading. Further, your children will discover the vastness of their creativity. Imagine one day you're at home when a large, terrifying tornado comes out of nowhere, whips up your house and your dog, and lands you in a world full of yellow brick roads, munchkins, a cowardly lion, and a tin man without a heart.
What if you found a golden ring with power that could turn you into a dark lord or queen? It mesmerized you, called to you, and haunted you until it consumed your mind. You'd fight hobbits, and creatures of both dark and light, travel mountains, and align yourself with wizards of extraordinary power.
You may recognize the two worlds mentioned but what they have in common is that these tales take us to realms far away from what we know. We are immersed into lands of magic, and mystery. In fact, one of the best things about being a writer is that you can create the world you want. Is it filled with dragons and sorcerers? Do dogs rule the Kingdom? Do the fish and crabs dance under the sea while they save a mermaid from an evil witch with the body of an octopus? Are you the chosen one, given the ability to change the course of two worlds? Can you command a ship with a crew as you head into the unexplored regions of space? Will you step through a gate that takes you to another world as easily as going from one room to the next?
Are you are Realm Explorer?
Join me as we talk with author and teacher Annie Lima Douglass as she takes into the imaginations of authors and the realms they create to fill us with wonder. You can join in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us.
|Mon, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM|
That's alright right there, J. Keys! Perspectives from the A3C we just put in the books... and from our Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary Concert (featuring J. Keys, Elzhi, Skyzoo, J-Live and more) during the Festival.
The 10th annual A3C took place over 5 days, between Wednesday, Oct 8th and Sunday, Oct 12th. A3C venues were centrally located throughout four closely connected, high traffic, cultural hubs in metro Atlanta: Downtown, Old 4th Ward, Little 5 Points and East Atlanta Village.
J. Keys took the stage for an impromptu performance on the A3C Main Stage during the Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary show hosted by JayForce Friday, October 10, 2014.
Nice. Very nice. Salute! Y'all click and enjoy.
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