I got an email on July 9, 2018, and the subject was pretty interesting "photo shoot in ATL for HIV criminalization efforts for cover of TPAN?." I saw the email, but was so incredibly busy that Monday afternoon I didn't get to read it right away. Then, life got in the way, so I didn't actually read this email until July 11th. (Lesson, keep everything, even email reminders, on your task list. I haven't perfected this yet, but I am actively working on it.)Read More
Remixing is an important technique in artistic compositions. We see it in all forms of art from musical to visual art. The idea is simple - take a concept, extract something, then make something different from it. In most cases that something different becomes it's own artistic creation that can stand on it's own.Read More
This is a stream of consciousness ...
It’s late, and I’m up doing laundry for a business trip that I leave for tomorrow afternoon. There’s been a revolving thought since seeing Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight that I knew I’d need to get out. I wasn’t sure when, but I guess it’s tonight.
This is a stream of consciousness ....
I often talk about the influence of the Black men who raised me. I was fortunate to have an attentive father in my house. I didn’t realize how important that was until my high school years began. Growing up queer, you learn the intricacies and nuances of Black manhood attentively. You understand early that you’re different, and how to navigate that path accordingly.Read More
Sometimes my cynicism shows. I admit it. I don’t like to acknowledge it’s existence, but yes, especially when it comes to pop culture, I am naturally inclined to eschew popular thought and “form my own opinion.” Never admitting that my opinion is filled with bias.
Which brings me to my initial reaction to Blonde, the new album by Frank Ocean.Read More
I have news for you, cell phone cameras at concerts, and people taking random pictures on the dance floor at parties is distracting. Maybe no one’s ever mentioned it, but it just interrupts the flow of things.Read More