Friday, June 26, 2009

Love Survives…...So We Can Rock Forever!

“And when the groove is dead and gone/ You know that Love survives/ So we can rock forever…..” - “Rock With You”

To actually be in Los Angeles as all this has went in down is beyond surreal. There really doesnt seem to be sufficient words to say all that should be said. Or perhaps it’s that nothing really needs to be said?

There were singers/entertainers………..and then there was Michael.

Have you any idea of what it’s like to arguably be THE most famous person on the planet for 25 or so years?!?!!? There isnt a continent, let alone country that you can go to and it not be an event. The pressure!

And yet he was still human. Still the quiet and shy kid from Gary, Indiana that loved to sing and dance. It just so happened that he sung and danced exceptionally well. So well that it put him on a global stage that was more demanding of any one person than basic humanity should allow.

Above and beyond anything else, he was an extraordinary human being that contributed great gifts to just about all our lives. And THAT is how he should be remembered. THAT is how I am going to remember him.

He is Michael Jackson.

He is eternal.

Friday, June 12, 2009

What Pulls You Through?

“It’s hard to be a spiritual being when shit is shaking what you believe in!” - Talib Kweli

When the bills pile up faster than you can pay them, and your significant other aint acting right for whatever reason, and you cant have a good day at work for crying out loud, and life shows you it’s shitty side……how do you pull through?

Who or what do you believe in that helps you maintain?

I’ve recently had a friend die unexpectedly, and the sibling of a friend succumb to cancer, topped off by falling behind on some bills becuz I tried to help people out, and at times it just seems I cant win for losing! It all just seems a bit too much for any one person to have to shoulder and bear.

But you know what?

I feel pretty good. And while Im not exactly sure that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger (becuz it’s my belief that you may not die, but you can still be pretty fucked up for a long time), I do know that with time ANYTHING is possible. In time, you heal and learn to deal with people’s passing. In time, you’ll catch up on those bills and make arrangements to alleviate the financial burden. In time, you’ll work your way through it. Whatever it is.

I have faith in the Most High, but more importantly I have a supreme faith in ME! No matter what comes my way, I am confident that I will find a way to work through it. Whatever it is.

This life can be the most beautifulest thing in the world, and it can be one tough son of a bitch. Most times it’s usually whichever of the two that you choose. But sometimes good people get a raw deal. And in those moments when the best of the best and the most innocent are dealt seemingly unfair hands what do you do? How do you deal? That answer is up to the individual. You kinda hafta make your own way. No one has ALL the answers. We are all just doing the best we can.

Just a little something to keep in mind.

Friday, June 05, 2009

An Open Letter To Rush Limbaugh

Dear Mr. Limbaugh,

I don’t even know where to start with you.

Stating that ‘I wish you’d hurry up and die already’ may strike some as being extremely harsh or even hateful, but when at all possible I try to call a spade a spade so to speak. So yeah….I wish you’d hurry up, keel the fuck over, and croak already.

Now… may find yourself asking WHY I feel so strongly and why I hope that you’d permanently STFU. Well, to be quite honest with you, I think you’re asshole.

It’s one thing to have your opinion. But to spew the kind of hateful, non-logical, divisive, vile, and insensitive rhetoric you spew and then hide behind just ‘wanting to maintain America’s values’??!!?!?!? Lemme not even get started on the “values” America was founded on. That’s a whole other blog.

My favorite example of your glowing hypocrisy is the drug thing. Remember that time you had said that “anyone who uses drugs illegally should be dragged onto the street and shot”? Remember? You were there when you said it in case you don’t recall. But then what had happened Rush? Oh that’s right…. It came to light that YOU were struggling with your own illegal drug addiction. Had we taken your advice we should dragged your stank cakey ass in the street and did you Rosewood style!

The fact that you said you hope President Obama fails is just beyond me. Or when you said that Colin Powell endorsed Obama strictly because they are both black? Nevermind all the reasons Powell clearly laid out as to his decision. And then how you were already calling Judge Sotomayor a “reverse racist” damn near before Obama had finished the sentence to officially nominate her for the supreme court? And now with all the backlash, and more importantly the thought that you may not wanna piss everyone off too badly with upcoming 2010 mid-term elections you were forced to retract the “reverse racist” statement.

So Mr. Limbaugh, please be my guest. Go even FURTHER on the right wing. Keep going further and further on that bitch til you fall off of it!

If there truly is an afterlife, I hope you end up skewed on a bar-b approximately 3 inches above one of the many raging fires in hell rotating reeeeeeeeeally slowly!

P.S. When you finally do kick the bucket one sweet day I plan to celebrate your birthday every year……in my own special way ;)


TJ Armour