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05 Apr 2017

19680404

Because I’ve been to the mountaintop

14 Mar 2017

You’ve been warned

These three young ladies are incredible.  Yeah, I’m a fan. So check them out Their official website: https://www.thewarningband.com/ Their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/luisvillarr Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thewarningmusic3/ Now go buy their new CD (check their website for details) This is kind of how it all began and here they are paying tribute to their beginning and one of their favorite bands

20 Jan 2017

What good

Troubled Times by Green Day

16 Nov 2016

Because I love a good extended guitar solo

Only serious hard core Ohio Players fans have probably heard this cut.

22 Aug 2016
17 Jun 2016

Human behavior

So the crime we find is just human behavior

17 Apr 2016

Fry the chicken

I’m messin’ around and playing with some video creation

09 Apr 2016
07 Apr 2016
You know, I really like the Black Panther. I do. As a kid growing up reading about him in Marvel comics he was my favorite because.. hey, we got a brother for a super-hero. Now, I’ve been pretty much away from the comics for over thirty years so I’m somewhat out of touch with the new stories and heroes and all that. That being said I’m down with all these enhancements that they’ve made to my main panther man. Seriously, back in the day he was basically a jungle gymnast and that was about the extent of him being super. That was okay because one doesn’t need to be “super” to be a hero – Rick Jones y’all. Anyway, that’s all back story and me involvement with the mighty BP.

Now, for my problem with the character.. because I did have an issue with him and that’s where we had our falling out. Sorry, T’Challa, but there’s something about your game that ain’t working for me. My issue is with his origin.

So the Black Panther was basically the first black super hero. He was “invented” in the midst of America’s civil rights movement. It was way cool for Stan the Man to come up with a brother for the masses, but let’s break it down for a moment.

Here we are in the midst of trying to get black Americans on par with the dream and what do we get for a super hero? Remember everybody else was hanging out in NYC, but what do we get? An African jungle hero!

In the midst of the 1960’s we get a black man, that hails directly from the jungles of Africa and, naturally, is the king of his (tribe) nation. Seriously? You went the jungle bunny route, Mr. Lee? Seriously? You mean to tell me that with all of us brothers here in the states your answer to diversity was to pull up from the jungles of Africa? Is that the best that you could relate to? Is that the best that you thought we could relate to, a jungle king, in the midst of the civil rights movements?

Think about it.

And now in 2016 y’all brining us the same concept for the first black super hero on the big screen? Fifty years later and y’all falling up in here with that?

Hey, like I said, the new and improved hero with his kingdom of the world’s most rare and strongest metal is cool. I like that y’all took my boy further than a real good athlete from the jungle. Y’all brought him up to par. Still, I can’t get past this hero from the jungle origin as the ambassador of black super-heroes.

I know you meant well. I still love Black Panther and I still love me some Stan Lee. I just wanted to ask that question that’s been bugging me all these years.

Hang loose, Excelsior!