Monday, October 26, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 2

[SIDEBAR: I have love for this song on a whole; but Coko was sanging! She's one of my favorite singers.]

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 1

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fly Quotes: Jackie Robinson

"This ain't fun. But watch me, I'll get it done." -Jackie Robinson

[SIDEBAR: It's starting to get a little]

Monday, October 19, 2009

Consider This A Dropped Jewel

Farrakhan talks about Michael Jackson, his changing appearance, and his desire to create a movie showing the beauty of people of African descent...

Fly Hair Tip: Use Beeswax As A Curling Wax

I've been doing my own hair for most of my life. I've only had one professional stylist ever touch my hair (that was during my early teen years when I first got my hair pressed). Therefore, I have lots of experience doing my hair in a variety of styles [SIDEBAR:...As long as it doesn't involve a chemical process. I've never hasd my hair colored or relaxed.] I've accumulated some hair tricks that can rival a professional hair dresser's. Here's one:

If you apply Murray's Beeswax to you hair before curling it with a curling iron, your curls will last for a long time. After using Murray's Beeswax as a curling wax, my style has stayed until I was ready to do my hair again. This was one of my best discoveries for creating a curly style.

[SIDEBAR: I'm not particularly trying to promote one specific brand of beeswax. However, I've tried a couple of other brands and this is the one that has worked the best for me.]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fly Quotes: Bob Marley

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!" -Bob Marley

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who Writes Your Laws Of Power?

Sometimes I think that the With all of the books on "universal laws" and out of all the great intellects, leaders, and strategists that have spanned the eras (not to mention a one's own intuition); why are some people turning to Robert Greene to give them the "laws of power." I've skimmed his "48 Laws of Power," and decided not to read it fully. It seemed too sinister to me, and I didn't find a lot of it valid.

However, I literally just finished fully reading Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War." Although I didn't agree with a percentage of it, I liked some of the allegories and some of the lessons. I especially liked the first part of the book that applied to self-discipline. [SIDEBAR: I recently took Mr. Greene's most recent tome (a collaboration with 50 cent) out of the library; so I'll see what I think about that rendition of "power rules" soon.]

To quote the author Robert Greene himself, from "The 33 Strategies of War":

"Over the centuries millions upon millions of readers have used Machiavelli's books for invaluable advice on power. But could it possibly be the opposite- that it is Machiavelli who has been using his readers? Scattered through his writings and through his letters to his friends, some of them uncovered centuries after his death, are signs that he pondered deeply the strategy of writing itself and the power he could wield after his death by infiltrating his ideas indirectly and deeply into his readers' minds, transforming them into unwitting disciples of his amoral philosophy."

So, again I ask: "Who writes your laws of power?"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Music With A Message: Fatherhood

Beautiful song & video...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Consider This A Dropped Jewel: The Christopher Columbus Edition

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 2

Who remembers this?!...I see the smoke coming out of your ears from here...LOL. This was that classic, never to be duplicated again track...[SIDEBAR: Was that Biggie in the background?]

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week: Part 1

Brooklyn gearheads loved this video! An afterschool favorite in The Video Music Box days...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fly Flicks: Fly Athletes From The 1960s

Front row: Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Kareem Abdul Jabar
Back row: Carl Stokes, Walter Beach, Bobby Mitchell, Sid Williams, Curtis McClinton, Willie Davis, Jim Shorter, and John Wooten.

This photograph was taken at a press conference given on June 4, 1967. The top African American athletes of that time, gathered together as a show of unity for Muhammad Ali, as he publicly proclaimed his reasons for rejecting the Vietnam War draft.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fly Interviews: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix discusses music vs politics, the power of music, the importance of artists being humble, and more...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday: Donny Hathaway

Happy birthday to Donny Hathaway; a truly insoirational artist. He created an incredible catalog of soulful music that still helps people get through things. [SIDEBAR: For the past couple of weeks, I've been listening to this song and Donny Hathaway's rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Superwoman" on repeat. Nobody's music speaks to me like his right now.]