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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location New York, United States
Links Audio Clip, Wishlist
Introduction I love the art of expression. I hate limitations of any kind. I fear never having been felt. I hope there is a Heaven. I hear music all the time. I crave human understanding. I regret ever hurting anyone. I cry for abused children. I care too deeply sometimes. I always breathe. I feel alone in my solitude but dig it muchly. I listen closely to the lyrics of jazz. I hide my deepest pain from others. I drive some people crazy. I dance when I walk, yo... I write because it lets my soul sing. I act like a gentleman, most times. I miss the people I’ve lost. I eat new KNOWLEDGE. I drink vodka martinis, str8-up w/ a twist. I learn that life continues presenting new lessons. I feel I am a work in progress. I know a Creator exists. I sleep with dreams as constant companions. I wonder why I don’t have wings to fly. I want to heal. I worry about the future. I have a cosmos in me. I fight my insecurities. I need to purge sometimes. I am a human being w/one beak of song. I think I will sing. Thus far, I have sang in long form via the four novels I've written... the latest being: "Like Litter in the Wind."
Interests The Creative Arts, Poetry, Literature, Writing, Music, Books, Reading, Uniqueness, African-studies, Travel, Spoken Word, Lyricism, Keyboards, Drums, Film, Museums, Portraiture, Dance, Family, Conversation, Spiritualism, Psychology, Philosophy, Photography, Mixology, Fiction, Film Noir, Vintage clothing, Comedy, Biographies, Technology, Mysticism, Angels, Great Art, Jazz, Cool Peeps, Herb, Oils, Incense, Musicians, Poets.
Favorite Movies A Raisin in The Sun, The Defiant Ones, A Place In The Sun, No Way Out, An American In Paris, A Streetcar Named Desire, La Dolce Vita, Lady Sings The Blues, Sounder, Carmen Jones, Nothing But a Man, Claudine, Cooley High, Key Largo, Captains Courageous, On The Waterfront, Notorious, Gaslight, Detour, From Here To Eternity, L-Shaped Room, Cool Hand Luke, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Man With The Golden Arm, Double Indemnity, All About Eve, West Side Story, Stromboli, Europa 51, East of Eden, Splendor in The Grass, To Kill a Mockingbird, Smoke, The Miracle Worker, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, The Beguiled, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, To Sir With Love, An Imitation of Life, The Hustler, 5 Easy Pieces, Play Misty For Me, Sparkle, Aaron Loves Angela, The Godfather, Carnal Knowledge, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, A Soldier's Story, She's Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, Mo Betta Blues, Malcolm X, Eve's Bayou, The Color Purple, Night of The Hunter, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, M, Spellbound, Casablanca, Reckless, Rebel Without A Cause, Midnight Cowboy, A Patch of Blue, Night of The Iguana, The Landlord, Born On The 4th Of July, Sleuth, Murder On The Orient Express, Cotton Comes To Harlem, Shaft, Melinda, The Mack, The Enforcer, Annie Hall, Take The Money and Run, Purple Rain, Fame, Bring On The Night, Stop Making Sense, Jungle Fever, Shawshank Redemption, True Romance, The Mambo Kings, Goodfellas, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, Blue Velvet, Sling Blade, The 25th Hour, Losing Isaiah, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Love Jones, Devil in a Blue Dress, Black Snake Moan, Longtime Companion, Total Eclipse, The Cider House Rules, Swingers, Brown Sugar, Sliding Doors, The Man Who Wasn't There, Bird, Daughters of The Dust, The Hurricane, Set It Off, Ray, Romeo Is Bleeding, Bubba Hotep, Crash, Brother To Brother, Looking For Langston, 28 Days, Rize, City of God, Children of Men, so many more.
Favorite Music Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Jimmy Scott, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Jon Lucien, Prince, Gladys Knight, Mingus, Roach, Hancock, Shorter, Monk, Ornette Coleman, Lonnie Liston Smith, Gil Scott-Heron, Letta Mbulu, Abbey Lincoln, Rachelle Farrell, The Crusaders, Blackbyrds, Weather Report, Labelle, Earth Wind and Fire, Sly and The Family Stone, War, Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Janelle Monae, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Alana Davis, Seal, Sade, Nora Jones, Melody Gardot, Basia, Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Minnie Riperton, Teena Marie, Syreeta, Heather Headley, Les Nubiennes, Grace Jones, Eva Cassidy, Sting, The Police, Talking Heads, U2, Annie Lennox, Cassandra Wilson, india.arie, Patricia Barber, Rufus Wainwright, Melba Moore, Chic, Sly & Robbie, Traffic, Peter Gabriel, Kem, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Nas, Jill Scott, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Nhojj, Anthony Hamilton, MeShell N'degeocello, Ledisi, Anita Baker, Lea Delaria, Tim Dillinger, Cory Day, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrisette, Amel Larrieux, Corinne Bailey Rae, David McAlmont, Digable Planets, Dwele, Anthony David, Donnie, Lizz Wright, Rene Marie, John Legend, & waaaay too many more to mention.
Favorite Books Native Son, Just Above My Head, Invisible Man, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Autobiography Of Malcolm X, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, The Fire Next Time, Another Country, Giovanni's Room, If Beale Street Could Talk, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, On The Road, The Coldest Winter Ever, Roots, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Tropic of Cancer, Leaves of Grass, Walden, Beloved, The Color Purple, Howl (& Other Poems), Soul on Ice, The Long Blue Moan, Manhood The Longest Moan, The Moanin'After, Sent For You Yesterday, Sula, Jazz, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Naked and The Dead, The Executioner's Song, In Cold Blood, The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, Slaughterhouse Five, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Brothers and Keepers, Thomas and Beulah, Kindred, The Auto-Biography of an Ex-Colored Man, Those Bones Are Not My Child, Mumbo Jumbo

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