Tuesday, March 31, 2009

#17 -♥- Razor Sharp Wit (Hot Buttered Soul)

Lately it seems there's a lot of people working and finding coping mechanisms to deal with the stress. We each take a moment to ourselves in our own little way. For me, music seems to get my head noddin and some energy flowin. Sometimes I need some deep beats to awaken the creative spirits that lay dormant within my domain. So here's to unleashing the spirits to open up a creative channel of old school beats putting you on point.

Yes, this is Hot Buttered Soul and @iamkhayyam.

If you need a little bit of a groove in your day, a pep in your step... a limp to your pimp - I suggest you mosey on down and press play on the mix. Wouldn't be able to have a foot tapping - booty shakin party with out the help of some of my older acquaintances, like:

Kool Moe Dee | Kid N Play | Unknown to Me | House of Pain | Erik B. & Rakim | Big Daddy Kane | Solesides | Another Bad Creation | Run DMC | AceyAlone | LL Cool J | Pete Rock | Another Unknown Cat
The titles are in the flow somewhere and if you listen along then you can play along - the name of the game is Name That Tune! ;)

Razor Sharp Wit

I go to work like I did
last night. Steppin it up
in my adidas and made the
whole house jump around

I got that crazy juice
and I get the job done.
Know this.

But the lady don't tek no for
an answer and always in need of more.
Iesha, sadly enough and this is for real,
you're about to find out about milky cereal.

Hey mama, you're juicy, gimme a hollar .
I like your crafty ways, let's rock n roll y'all!

@iamkhayyam and those were some old school schoolin on Hot, Buttered Soul.

Some past excursions for your listening pleasure...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Killer ReTweets with as little work as possible...

Riding @JesseNewhart's coat tails on his "How To Find Great Links For Twitter That Get Retweeted Like Crazy" post found on http://jessenewhart.com

Just supplementing his informative tutorial with some of the tweaks I use to simplify link digging and how to put them into the stream.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

#16 -♥- Mind Grapes Don't Forget

I'm down in Austin, TX at the #sxsw festival and have stayed up all night working and putting this lil' here mix together for all y'all.

Yes, this is Hot Buttered Soul and @iamkhayyam.

The melange of this fine Irish day consists of some of my favorites in the soul department. Had to be resourceful since I didn't have my usual Tickle Trunk of Funk with me. A nice little mellowly stroll through the clovers and gold coins that fall from the sky today! Erin go Bragh ;)

Joining me today in the mix are the fat cats of melodious vibeology:
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 | The O'Jays | Michael Jackson | Herman Kelly | Gwen McRae | Chaka Khan | Randy Crawford | Marlena Shaw | Bootsy Collins | Ohio Players | Chocolate Milk | The Stylistics | Stevie Wonder | Kook & The Gang

Mind Grapes Don't Forget

For what it's worth, time in & time out,
I give the people what they want.

You're that lovely one that allows me
to dance to the drummer's beat.

No doubt that 90% of me is you because
that's some love when you gimme the night.

You bring out the best in me girl
and to be with you fuels my fire.
I only wish I had a time machine
with the pieces I know now.

For once in my life I finally
get it. The summer madness.

and that was a piece of my soul on Hot, Buttered Soul.

Some past excursions for your listening pleasure...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Right Hand, Left Hand.

Shot just outside the Mashable party in the heart of Austin, Texas.

Radio Raheem: Let me tell you the story of "Right Hand, Left Hand."

It's a tale of good and evil.
Hate: It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother.
Love: These five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man.
The right hand: the hand of love.
The story of life is this: Static.
One hand is always fighting the other hand;
and the left hand is kicking much ass.
I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished.
But, hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back.
Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right.
Ooh, it's the devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down.
Left-Hand Hate K.O.ed by Love.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hot Buttered Soul #15

It's a #steamtuesday and what way better than though music to resonate rhythm, harmony and emotions balanced in one brilliant note...

Yes, this is Hot Buttered Soul and @iamkhayyam.

Love is an action and those below have taken just that in the movement and sharing of love in it's many obtuse corners to their wonderful parabolas. The mathematical variables behind this particular equation of love are as follows:

American Gypsy | Fatback Band | Jill Scott | William Bell | Amel Larrieux | Taana Gardner | Vernon Burch | Cyamande | Minnie Ripperton | Chic | Bobby Caldwell | Angie Stone
The titles are in the flow somewhere and if you listen along then you can play along - the name of the game is Name That Tune! ;)

Get Your March On

Inside out you got me flippin'
front to back, fatbackin'.
Dreamin', about them
hot pants road way...

I got to get up,
in that heartbeat.

I got to get up,
in that Genevieve.

The reasons for me are just too many.
Tired of having soup for one, plenty.

What you won't do for love?
These are the reasons for me...
@iamkhayyam and that was a chunk of funk from my chest to yours on Hot, Buttered Soul.

Some past excursions for your listening pleasure...

Monday, March 02, 2009

It was Dr. Seuss who had a birthday today. Yes it was!

I am Khayyam and do not eat green eggs and ham, Khayyam I am ;) As you can tell Dr. Seuss has a special place in my heart and was re-introduced to him a few years back by someone who has an even bigger and more special place in my heart. So you see, this man and his works move me deeply and would like to take a moment to celebrate this man, this literary doctor...

DR. SEUSS: Theodor Seuss Geisel

Dr. Seuss was born March 2nd, 1904 and left us September 24th, 1991.

Dr. Seuss grew up Springfield, Massachusetts to Henrietta Seuss and Theodor Robert Geisel. His father operated a brewery and later went on become head keeper at the zoo. As a young doctor in training, this was Theodor's most treasured and favorite places. He "used to play with the baby lions and the antelope." Because of this his relationship with his father was very close.

Dr. Seuss goes to school at Darmouth, where Giesal joined the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief.[1] While at Dartmouth, Geisel was caught throwing a drinking party, violating national Prohibition laws of the time.[citation needed] As a result, the school insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities. In order to continue his work on the Jack-O-Lantern without the administration's knowledge, Geisel began signing his work with the pen name "Seuss".From Seuss to Dr. Seuss came after he married a woman he met while attending Oxford intending to earn his Doctorate in Philosophy. He returned in 1927 to the United States, sans degree. The "Dr." in his pen name is an acknowledgment of his father's unfulfilled hopes that Geisel would earn a doctorate at Oxford.[citation needed] "Seuss" was not only his middle name but it was his mother's maiden name. Another pseudonym he used was "Theodor LeSieg" which was cleverly just his last name Geisel spelled backwards ;)

Dr. Seuss becomes an author and began submitting humorous articles and illustrations to Judge after working as a writer of ads for magazines and , The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. The company he worked for wouldn't let him write for adults, but he could write for kids. So that is what he did.

His first book came in 1937, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. He had great difficulties in finding a publisher that was interested in his works. He was determined and continued until the lucky number rang out, lucky number 30!! Can you imagine those other 29 publishers kicking themselves when Dr. Seuss was a first class success?! Priceless ;)

The stylings of Dr. Seuss in both illustrations and rhyme were brilliant. The illustration were heavy, simple black drawings with strong and limited colorings while the words flowed with a pattered delivery, similarly after he has said something that you would interpret differently ;) The idea of his first book came to him while on a boat from Oxford back to the United States and having to listen to the clink clank boom of the engine room.

Dr. Seuss makes a list and checks it three times. You see, in 1954, Life magazine published a report on literacy in the early and elementry years in the education system. The results determined that children were bored with what they were reading and were starved for some kind of inspiration. And with this report funneled down and inspired Dr. Seuss to take a list of words used in early readers. Of the original 348 words he shortened it down to 250 and was challenged by his publisher to write a book using only these words. Close to a year later Dr. Seuss used 236 words to produce his magnum opus, The Cat in the Hat.

Everyone just loved this book, I just loved this book! This colorful cat with a striped hat invoked all kinds of creative thoughts in tandem with the wonderful patterned words sent kids into just loving this and parent the same. Have you ever read it? It's absolutely a lovely experience and you see a lovely little nuance in language use with hidden and double meanings. It's a wonderful mystery to read and re-read these classics.

Dr. Seuss published over 60 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. Combined there are more that 220 million copies of his works around the world. Among them are The Cat in the Hat, (1957)

Green Eggs and Ham (1960) and his last book in this lifetime, Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)

Dr. Seuss changed the world single handedly to create a lovely rhyme filled learning experience to millions of children, generation after generation sealed with timelessness.

As I was researching this and combing my google search for images for this post, I came across one of the most profound quotations:

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
If you want to find more of Dr. Seuss, check out the following what, what, what dot com's:



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