Saturday, February 26, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: A Message To The Feds, Sincerely, We The People
Artist: Nas
Album: Street's Disciple (Disc One)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Roulette
Artist: System of a Down
Album: Steal This Album!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Release
Artist: Pearl Jam
Album: Ten

I see the world
Feel the chill
Which way to go
I see the words
On a rocking horse of time
I see the birds in the rain

Oh dear dad
Can you see me now
I am myself
Like you somehow
I'll ride the wave
Where it takes me
I'll hold the pain
Release me

Oh dear dad
Can you see me now
I am myself
Like you somehow
I'll wait up in the dark
For you to speak to me
I'll open up
Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Movie of the Day

Title: The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, James Whitmore

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Egyptian Revolution

I know this is a little late, but since the Egyptian revolution has been the biggest story in world events recently I figured I would contribute my two cents. First, congratulations to the brave souls who fought the power and forced Mubarak out of office and may God receive the ones who lost their lives in the protests with open hands. I watched 60 Minutes on Sunday and the featured story was on a young man named Wael Ghonim who essentially organized the protests through social networking sites on the internet, particularly Facebook. I applaud this man and his efforts and wish there were more individuals like him in second and third-world countries who are brave enough to stand up against autocratic and dictatorial governments. Ghonim was a captivating interviewee and I agreed with most of the points he made. I was especially impressed with his stance that he felt America should not intervene and get their hand directly involved in his country's revolution. However, I must say he is politically naive in thinking that because Mubarak has left office everything is suddenly going to change when the country holds "democratic" elections later this year. For one, the military has taken hold of power in the interim and who can trust any nation's military wholeheartedly. Their job is to kill people, not maintain a just society. Second, although Mubarak is gone many remnants of his regime are still in place, that is to say many officials he worked with during his reign are still in power. Change may come to Egypt, but it is going to take more than a two week revolution and the extermination of a President and many of his cohorts to bring about a responsible democratic nation.

Song of the Day

Title: Go!
Artist: Common
Album: Be

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Louis Farrakhan (Untitled)
Artist: Nas
Album: N (Untitled)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Neon Valley Street
Artist: Janelle Monae
Album: ArchAndroid

One Day I'll Fly Away

One day I'll fly away to some serene place
Where I'll be free from the misunderstandings
Of a black kid living behind a white man's face

See I'm not black or white or even mixed
I embody all mankind, that is my Achilles heel -
My soul drowning in the river Styx

And one day my soul will be free
Free from this land of hypocrisy
That is destined to become more
Than a veiled democracy

For this is the country
Where racism was born
Well, maybe not born
But certainly formed
As a planned institution
To keep non-whites scorned
And poor communities torn

One day I'll fly away
If not physically then consciously
To somewhere beautiful
Where all mankind is treated responsibly.