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CHARLES versus PODCAST MANIA (PART 1)

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My ears have a love affair with podcasts. As an avid talk radio listener, podcasts put all my favorite shows at the touch of an icon. The Internet of Things allow my ears and brain to dance together to the words of intelligent, humorous, awkward, and beautiful stories and ideas. I jam out to the below podcasts. Continue reading CHARLES versus PODCAST MANIA (PART 1)

CHARLES versus THANKSGIVING

Best-Happy-Thanksgiving-Wallpaper-iPhone

It is time to reflect over your year. Today is the day that you think about all the people that contribute to your life in some meaningful way. Acquaintances, friends, and families meet at the matriarch’s house to share in an abundance of food.

As bellies fill with food, I hope the souls are nourished by the company of friends and family. Make lots of grand moments and fond memories today.

CHARLES versus HOTLINE BLING

HotlineBling

Ok. Ok. Ok. I like this song. I like the video. I appreciate Drake’s consistency with “Feel Sympathy for My Hubris” demeanor on all his songs and features. I also like the fact women sympathize for him while men try to empathize with him about his hubris. It is definitely a vicious cycle. Drake suffers from Affluenza- a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, is a term used by critics of consumerism. In layman terms, doing dumb sh!t because I’m rich and can’t help it. #RichBoyProblems  Continue reading CHARLES versus HOTLINE BLING

CHARLES versus 2014 HEAVY ROTATION

My mobile music device contains a broad variety of music. 2014 was not a strong year in music; however, there were some very standout albums that I played throughout the year. I listed those records below for your listening pleasure. I could take the time to explain why I like all these albums, but I don’t want to color your opinion on them.

Below are some of my favorite albums that were in heavy rotation for 2014:

CHARLES versus FERGUSON ACTION and REACTION

USA-MISSOURI/SHOOTING

My biggest fear was that the Policing powers in our flawed, yet beautiful country gained a martial law privilege through a grand jury precedent to conduct a fatal action against an unarmed assailant. These agents of the Law are not required to receive a public court examination for what potentially could be criminal behavior against the populace.

We are likely to see crimes involving Police streamlined through the Grand Jury process because this precedent eliminates any wrong doing by said officer during moments of apprehension because all precedents must be followed unless ruled as unlawful.

We just watched the play-by-play delivery of this martial law privilege be handed off to local law enforcement. Then, the populous’ peaceful and violent reactions in great splendor expressed pain and anger while not addressing the larger issues or attempting to chip one iota of power away from the powers that issued the precedent in full HD.

This grand jury precedent doesn’t benefit anyone in this country, except those that can execute it at will. Let’s put race aside, and work on fixing the new grand jury precedent, which gave policing powers a big inch that potentially can turn into an even bigger mile. We have very little government power as outside players, let’s not lose more of it. Let’s talk about solutions.

CHARLES versus BUSY EARNIN’

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We all have songs that speak to us and move us. Sometimes, songs represent us and express our current situation in life. Recently, as I wake up from a usually restless slumber, I have one song triumphantly trumpeting through my 7.1 sound system in full concert mode to reaffirm my purpose. This song is Jungle’s Busy Earnin’. 

In actuality, this song with its simple lyrics and extravagant and exciting instrumentation accurately represents my life from the moment I chose to be a self-determined human being. Many people call this hero them music or a champion’s song. I plainly call it- Soul music. Songs that speak to your soul creates a very personal relationship between you and the musicians. So, I must say thank you to Jungle for making my song.

I have attached the video for your viewing and listening pleasure. I also pasted Busy Earnin’s lyrics below the video. What song moves you or represents you? I want to know leave your song in the comments.

Jungle – Busy Earnin’  (Here is Jungle – Jungle album on iTunes)


Lyrics:
So you come a long way
But you’ll never have me
Never have things for a normal life
It’s time too busy earnin’
You can’t get enough

This BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

You think that all your time is used
Too BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

And I get always
But I bet it won’t change, no
Damn, that’s a boring life
It’s quite busy earnin’
You can’t get enough

This BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

You think that all your time is used
Too BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

Just busy earnin’

You can’t get enough

You think that all your time is used
Too BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

You think that all your time is used
Too BUSY EARNIN’
You can’t get enough

Just busy earnin’
You can’t get enough, no
Just busy earnin’

 

CHARLES versus DOING YOU

DoBetter

It is so passé to mention how “your” haters are hindering you from doing “you” in life. So, you combat them by doing “you” to an extreme level. Maybe, these “haters” are observing some self-inflicted wounds and are trying to help?

If doing “you” is not advancing your station in life, and you are always talking about the exquisite lifestyle that you want to live. Maybe, you should do someone else or just do better. There is no hate in that. There is nothing special about doing “you” when the system is designed to discard individuals for ceasing to do better. Society waits for no one and definitely does not need anyone. It only needs better and progress.

You are focused on the wrong things if you are only doing “you.” You should be focused on doing better. Everyone will notice”you” if you are doing better. There is no reason to call attention to one’s self– “you,” unless you are doing better than those observing.