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This brother has been a shining star here since he joined - not too far from day one. His studies and now legal career prevent him from being more active (I really think it's the females but whatever!), but this is one person who I love to read.

I present, VOX!!




20 Questions:

1) What is your earliest memory?
Sitting at the dinner table (it feels like it was still daylight, so it was either the summertime or it was actually lunch, rather than dinner), while my aunt and mother focused on watching me eat. I pushed the food around the edges of the plate to try to make it look like it was finished. My mother and aunt laughed, and one of them said something like, "Noooo, no, nooo.... you have to eat more than thaaaaat..." in a sing-song voice. They say we can't remember back that young, but I absolutely couldn't have been older than three-and-a-half.


2) In your youth, what did you want to be when you grew up?
First, a scientist; later, shortstop for the Yankees (I live vicariously through my main man, Derek Jeter, on so many levels). By around 7th grade, I settled on wanting to be a comic book writer and artist.



3) What's the farthest you've been away from home?
A little more than 1900 miles (El Paso, Texas). St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles is a close second.



4) On a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) how strong a sports fan are you?
6-and-a-half. I like baseball, football, tennis, and college basketball, but outside of baseball I don't think I can have an intelligent conversation with a true sports fan about current players, teams, and seasons. Dudes know what high school some random offensive lineman from the Detroit Lions went to high school, or how many yards rushing University of Pitt's quarterback had in 2004. I just can't take it there. Plus I don't watch much TV (don't even have cable!), so I don't follow it as much as I kind of wish I did.



5) What was your favorite music group 10 years ago? 20 years ago?
10 years ago, toss-up between D-Influence, Jamiroquai, and Tears for Fears.
20 years ago, toss-up between Run-DMC and Tears for Fears


6) What really pisses you off these days?
People who do effed up things to children, from the illegal to racist short-changing, to the just plain selfish.
Willful blindness, especially toward things that are extremely harmful to people.
Unnecessary hostility, with an emphasis on the unnecessary; be it driven by greed or ideological zeal (the Iraq war) or emotional immaturity (a particular exgirlfriend) or just plain insecurity (my boss' recent actions).
People who blame everyone but themselves for their problems, when all they need to do is exercise some control (hell, even I can take some responsibility for those previous two things, that the boss and the ex did... it makes life so much easier...)


7) What really makes you happy these days?
Learning something new! (why do you think I stick around this site?!? How can life be complete without a post from the likes of Kresge or Empty Purnata compelling me to go to Google or Wikipedia?)
Successful black people, especially those with a conscience
Volunteerism
Seeing people in love
Great new music, especially great new hip-hop or R&B, because there's so little of it worth checking for
Tilapia!
Hearing from old friends, and from new relatives that I've never met before
My active pursuit of goals
Actually meeting a goal
Having somebody I care about tell me they appreciate something I did


8) What is your favorite item of clothing?
The one that most suits whatever activity I'm about to do, provided it's clean, pressed (or at least pressed- looking , matches whatever else I'm wearing, and hasn't been worn in awhile


9) Who is the best rapper/rap group to come from NJ?
Rapper: Redman (I'm not familiar enough with Chino XL, and Canibus just couldn't get it together for some reason). Group: Sugar Hill Gang

Word Association - write what first comes to mind when you read the following words.

10) Cory Booker
Hope


11) online dating
Frustrating


12) Fertile Groud
Navasha
(OK... 2nd word... jamminconsciousjazzyfunk.)


13) Natural Morality
philosophy

14) the legal profession
networking



Choices

15) cabernet or chardanay?
There's a difference? U are asking the RAWNG brother. I barely know wine from champagne.


16) Eric B./Rakim or Run DMC?
Run DMC. Rakim is the god lyrically, but I don't think any group really connected with me like Run-DMC did, at least until Public Enemy came out. Just something about ˜em.


17) single or "connected"?
Single

18) Ebony or Jet?
Hmmm... Cheese Doodles or cotton candy? An empty can or an empty bottle? I guess Jet, but only because they have the Beauty of the week.


19) Beyonce or Janet Jackson?
(We must be talking looks here...) Beyonce


20) African American or Black?
African American (but I still prefer the hyphen). But when thinking purely racially/diasporically rather than ethnically, it's BLACK.

© MBM

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2) In your youth, what did you want to be when you grew up?
First, a scientist; later, shortstop for the Yankees (I live vicariously through my main man, Derek Jeter, on so many levels). By around 7th grade, I settled on wanting to be a comic book writer and artist.



Vox, May I ask do you continue to explore your artistic side?

Is Vox your real name? If not, from where does the name originate?


Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by MBM:
...one of them said something like, "Noooo, no, nooo.... you have to eat more than thaaaaat..." in a sing-song voice...
Are your people from Trini?


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5) What was your favorite music group 10 years ago? 20 years ago?
10 years ago, toss-up between D-Influence, Jamiroquai, and Tears for Fears.
20 years ago, toss-up between Run-DMC and Tears for Fears
You know your my musical "bredren" right? Tears for Fears? 20 yrs ago I could understand, but 10 yrs ago??


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7) What really makes you happy these days?
...Great new music, especially great new hip-hop or R&B, because there's so little of it worth checking for...
You have anything for me to check out?

I recently picked up an album that I have been "fienin'" for - came out a while ago... Nuyorican Soul...



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10) Cory Booker
Hope
Isn't he a republican? Or atleast endorsed by republican interest groups?

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12) Fertile Groud
Navasha
You know she's my future ex-wife right?? Wink
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Originally posted by AudioGuy:
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...one of them said something like, "Noooo, no, nooo.... you have to eat more than thaaaaat..." in a sing-song voice...
Are your people from Trini?


Nah... North Carolina. They were talking to me like I was 3.


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5) What was your favorite music group 10 years ago? 20 years ago?
10 years ago, toss-up between D-Influence, Jamiroquai, and Tears for Fears.
20 years ago, toss-up between Run-DMC and Tears for Fears
You know your my musical "bredren" right? Tears for Fears? 20 yrs ago I could understand, but 10 yrs ago??


Well, 10 years ago, their "Raoul & the Kings of Spain" album, from 1995, was in active rotation on, uhh... WVOX. And even the 1993 album was still a big favorite of mine. If I shouldn't have counted them for 10 years ago, it's because the two of them had broken up, and so TFF had mainly become a glorified Roland Orzabal solo act. They weren't really a "group" 10 years ago...


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You have anything for me to check out?


I don't... not much is moving me, that's why it means so much when something does. The newest from Van Hunt & Kindred are good, but I think I'd need your help with 2006 releases...

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10) Cory Booker
Hope
Isn't he a republican? Or atleast endorsed by republican interest groups?
I guess he took his support where he could get it... they latched onto him because he supports school vouchers, but the stuff he's talking about doing couldn't be more progressive sounding. And I've heard grumblings from the right that he's been shutting them out... Hell, since I support vouchers, maybe I should get out there and run for something. Maybe they'll fall for that trick twice... You will never see a conservative in any elected office in Newark. It's simply impossible. Maybe Newark Ohio...

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Navasha
You know she's my future ex-wife right?? Wink


I almost started to roll my sleeves up, but then I thought... As long as James Collins doesn't get mad about it and disband the group, go for yours! As long as you can hook me up with some show tickets! She is every bit of all that, ain't she!?!?!? 4
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Originally posted by virtue:

Vox, May I ask do you continue to explore your artistic side?

Is Vox your real name? If not, from where does the name originate?

Peace,
Virtue



Vox originates in the pages of the original Black World Today message board. I had a different screen name at first. That site was a raging battleground between progressive blacks and conservative blacks. I always seemed to have a slightly different viewpoint from the both sides, so I changed my screen name to "Vox Nouveau," to reflect the "new voice" I felt like I was bringing. I was actually in the process of changing it again, but then I discovered this site. Since a lot of the people from TBWT had moved over to aa.org, I just stuck with what they new, but shortened it to Vox.

And you know, I haven't done anything artistic in years. What imagination I have is reflected in other, non-artistic pursuits, but I have to admit, it would have been cool to see where that other stuff would have led.
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Originally posted by Nikcara:
Just gotta say that Vox looks soooooooo much like his father it is crazy. The picture [Vox's alone] does not do his father justice at all. In the real world, he clearly is the spitting image of his dad. Vox, if you had ever shown me this picture I would have told you the same thing.


You know, above the TV in that picture was a stereo shelving unit in my mother's old apartment. That picture was taken some time in 1970, so I would absolutely I would KILL for that photo to be wider, so we could see what ALBUMS she and my aunt had standing on those shelves.
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Originally posted by Vox:


Vox originates in the pages of the original Black World Today message board. I had a different screen name at first. That site was a raging battleground between progressive blacks and conservative blacks. I always seemed to have a slightly different viewpoint from the both sides, so I changed my screen name to "Vox Nouveau," to reflect the "new voice" I felt like I was bringing. I was actually in the process of changing it again, but then I discovered this site. Since a lot of the people from TBWT had moved over to aa.org, I just stuck with what they new, but shortened it to Vox.


Okay, My lightbulb is not on... lol...I still don't know what Vox means...

May I ask what initially brought you to message boards....? and what keeps you here?

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And you know, I haven't done anything artistic in years. What imagination I have is reflected in other, non-artistic pursuits, but I have to admit, it would have been cool to see where that other stuff would have led.


Well, are you able to express that side of yourself in some way now?


Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:
May I ask what initially brought you to message boards....? and what keeps you here?



I think I just stumbled onto message boards back in the late 90s on AOL, when I found boards on AOL devoted to various musicians. I was big on the Erykah Badu board, Maxwell, Jamiroquai, and things like that. Then I found political boards, black issues boards, and the like. Eventually I moved away from that, but I gravitated back to boards when I discovered TBWT, which back then was off the hook (like 2001 or so).

What keeps me...

I love the community here. It has become a part of my life, for a couple of reasons. MBM ("shining star?!" You're too much, man, but I appreciate it) is amazing, to me, because of how easily he has made it look to create a community that attracts such an extraordinary level of intellect. I get a real kick out of reading the views of so many members here. I have been posting more in the last couple of weeks or so, but even when I'm laying back, I'm still watching. Sometimes it's easy to stay away from posting, but sticking around is almost a given.

Oh, and "Vox" is Latin for voice.
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Originally posted by Vox:
I don't... ... but I think I'd need your help with 2006 releases...
Well if you don't have the Nuyorican Soul joint that I referred to earlier, then you need to get it... Dead Prez are on tour in support of a new album that comes out at the end of the month... The Roots have a new joint coming out at the end of Aug. and they are currently in the "kool tour" - you have to check this one out when they come to your area (kool tour) I went last night and they had Pharcyde open, then the Roots came out, Talib Kweli-BKMC came out did a song with them, had his own show, and then the Roots came back out and finished the show. Musically, they are one of the tightest bands out - all I gonna say is check out the solos... Goapele's (sp?) latest is very nice. I didn't like her first because she seemed to whine throughout the whole album - she does none of that on this effort... Dat's all I got for ya bro...

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I almost started to roll my sleeves up, but then I thought... As long as James Collins doesn't get mad about it and disband the group, go for yours! As long as you can hook me up with some show tickets! She is every bit of all that, ain't she!?!?!? 4
I met her on a flight once coming from ATL back to D.C. area... I would have made my move then, but that cock blocking husband of hers was there, so for the sake of jamminconsciousjazzyfunk, I laid back... Wink
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Originally posted by Vox:

I think I just stumbled onto message boards back in the late 90s on AOL, when I found boards on AOL devoted to various musicians. I was big on the Erykah Badu board, Maxwell, Jamiroquai, and things like that.


Vox, you're into Neosoul???????? Maybe I should ask are you still into Neosoul???

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Then I found political boards, black issues boards, and the like. Eventually I moved away from that, but I gravitated back to boards when I discovered TBWT, which back then was off the hook (like 2001 or so).


What would you say is your favorite (or near favorite) area of discussion?

What would you like to learn more about?

What subject matter do you feel you have a very solid foundation?

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What keeps me...

I love the community here. It has become a part of my life, for a couple of reasons. MBM ("shining star?!" You're too much, man, but I appreciate it) is amazing, to me, because of how easily he has made it look to create a community that attracts such an extraordinary level of intellect. I get a real kick out of reading the views of so many members here. I have been posting more in the last couple of weeks or so, but even when I'm laying back, I'm still watching. Sometimes it's easy to stay away from posting, but sticking around is almost a given.


Why is it EASY to stay away from posting, but watch....? This board is entertainment for you?

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Oh, and "Vox" is Latin for voice.


Thank you....


Did you forget the other question? Are you able to express your artistic side in some form now?



Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:

Vox, you're into Neosoul???????? Maybe I should ask are you still into Neosoul???


I know people who think I invented being in to neo-soul. I was into it before they called it that... I used to call it "alternative r&b"... still do, more often than not... And yes, I'm still into it...

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What would you say is your favorite (or near favorite) area of discussion?


Oh, I don't know... there are a few. History, politics, philosophy, and religion/spirituality are probably my favorites. I need to read more, though. You, Kai, Kresge and Empty Purnata are more well-read on certain of these topics, and the various schools of thought, some of which may or may not describe my own view on a particular topic (remember, "Rock Me I'm a Taoist"?). All I do is think and form opinions. I don't know much about what has already been established within the various schools of thought on things. It's probably borne out of a laziness on my part, more than out of any disrespect for what has come before me.

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What would you like to learn more about?
See above. But a lot else, generally. Just today, I was looking up something online, and in the course, I got sidetracked by four different, totally unrelated things that the search indirectly led me to.

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What subject matter do you feel you have a very solid foundation?
I don't really know...

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Why is it EASY to stay away from posting, but watch....? This board is entertainment for you?
It can be entertaining, but it's the community, the members, the knowledge.

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Are you able to express your artistic side in some form now?


I think creatively, but otherwise, that's a major deficiency in my life. What about u?
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Originally posted by Vox:

I know people who think I invented being in to neo-soul. I was into it before they called it that... I used to call it "alternative r&b"... still do, more often than not... And yes, I'm still into it...


Really???? Can you remember the first group that got you hooked? Do you remember the Diggable Planets? lol.... or how about The Brand New Heavies? How would you characterize M'Shell Ndgeocello?

And really when does Soul become Neosoul??? When I was growing up, here in Atlanta Soul was THE music to listen to.... I would fall asleep listening to "oldies" on the quiet storm....

ummmm... but I digress...

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Oh, I don't know... there are a few. History, politics, philosophy, and religion/spirituality are probably my favorites. I need to read more, though.


Read more of_____???? What area would you first gravitate towards?

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All I do is think and form opinions.


Is this not the characteristic of an awakened mind? smile....

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I don't know much about what has already been established within the various schools of thought on things. It's probably borne out of a laziness on my part, more than out of any disrespect for what has come before me.


Well, speaking frankly, much of what I read from you gives me pause.... I admire the way you are able to present your thoughts...... I want to say succinct... but that doesn't do it justice.... ummmmm... you are often able to get to the heart of the matter in discussion. You clearly and precisely state your reasoning or curiosity.....

It is very difficult for me to write without "flow"... but not everyone is used to my style..... I write as I am hit with emotion...

Your style intimidates me at times..... because there is so much of an air of certainty.... I at times have to read twice, so that I'm not reacting to your style and am responding to your thoughts... your mind sees things well.....

I suppose I'm saying that laziness is not something I sense from you...... especially since you are willing to learn more in areas with which you are unfamiliar....

The way you present yourself betrays any sort of laziness, and your contributions to the threads I've been in show your depth of understanding to be clear....

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See above. But a lot else, generally. Just today, I was looking up something online, and in the course, I got sidetracked by four different, totally unrelated things that the search indirectly led me to.


Do you have an unquenchable appetite for knowledge?

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I don't really know...


Not even law?


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I think creatively, but otherwise, that's a major deficiency in my life.


Is this something you wish to change? Do you miss that part of yourself?

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What about u?


sly grin...

But,dear Vox.... this is 20Q about u


Peace,
Virtue
Another good interview with another one of my favorite AA.orgers.

Piggybacking on Virtue's comment of which I agree, "You clearly and precisely state your reasoning or curiosity."

When I read Vox, I think effective communicator. Communication is not just what you say. It's also how you say it. I'm sure if Vox wanted to talk over our heads with technical jargon he could easily. Rather he communicates in a clear and concise manner. In communication, there is nothing more effective than simplicity and clarity. After reading Vox's post I'm not left wondering what in the hell did I just read.

Vox I recall reading one of your posts a few years back it moved me to tears. It wasn't a long post just something that you were responding to briefly. It was as though the words floated from your heart and you conveyed your thoughts just as you felt them. It was amazing how that you responded with such clarity and passion in a few paragraphs. I think it's your gift. It is a pleasure to learn a little more about you too.

Love the pictures!

All the best,

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Originally posted by AudioGuy:
Nuyorican Soul joint that I referred to earlier, then you need to get it...


Now wait, are you saying there's a NEW album out by Nuyorican Soul? Because I can't find reference to it anywhere on the web. "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun" was my favorite joint from the one I knew of back in the 90s. I know nothing about them, but if I can find out more about any new release, I will cop it in a second.

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Dead Prez

The Roots

they had Pharcyde open, then the Roots came out, Talib Kweli-BKMC came out did a song with them, had his own show, and then the Roots came back out and finished the show.


Say no more! But at the same time, go on...

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Goapele's (sp?) latest is very nice. I didn't like her first because she seemed to whine throughout the whole album - she does none of that on this effort...


I thought the same on the first one, but I'll check the new one out. Speaking of younger west coast artists, what do you think about others in her vein, like Steve Spacek, Sa-Ra, and J*Davey? They seem like they're doing interesting things, but I haven't heard enough of their stuff to decide whether they move me or not.
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Originally posted by Len:
Another good interview with another one of my favorite AA.orgers.

When I read Vox, I think effective communicator. Communication is not just what you say. It's also how you say it. I'm sure if Vox wanted to talk over our heads with technical jargon he could easily. Rather he communicates in a clear and concise manner. In communication, there is nothing more effective than simplicity and clarity. After reading Vox's post I'm not left wondering what in the hell did I just read.

Vox I recall reading one of your posts a few years back it moved me to tears. It wasn't a long post just something that you were responding to briefly. It was as though the words floated from your heart and you conveyed your thoughts just as you felt them. It was amazing how that you responded with such clarity and passion in a few paragraphs. I think it's your gift. It is a pleasure to learn a little more about you too.

Love the pictures!

All the best,


Thanks, Len! I think the post Len is talking about is when I wrote how much it hurt the first time Frenchy put up that booty-spank Emoticon about something I said. 20

Seriously, thanks Len. You're a queen, and life online is not complete without you on the boards, baby.
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Originally posted by virtue:

Can you remember the first group that got you hooked? Do you remember the Diggable Planets? lol.... or how about The Brand New Heavies? How would you characterize M'Shell Ndgeocello?


Probably Soul II Soul, I learned that they were part of an underground scene in England. Back then, I don't think I knew there was a new sub-genre in the making. I think I just thought these people (them, Brand New Heavies, one particular track by a group called the Pasadenas, and a couple of others) were representing r&b the way I wished it was being done. We may not like much of today's mainstream r&b, but back then ('89, early 90s) I found most r&b hideous. So the music from black people from England was saving me from Keith Sweat and Bell Biv Devoe. bang

Check this thread out.

And this one. Maybe we can pick up the topic of "what neo-soul is" on one of those threads...



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All I do is think and form opinions.


Is this not the characteristic of an awakened mind? smile....


Maybe, but I doubt I would consider that the mind of a scholar. Not to be self-deprecating, but I have been coming to realize lately that I should study and read on existing philosophies and such. I'm sure I would come out of it a bit more enlightened.

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speaking frankly, much of what I read from you gives me pause.... I admire the way you are able to present your thoughts...... I want to say succinct... but that doesn't do it justice.... ummmmm... you are often able to get to the heart of the matter in discussion. You clearly and precisely state your reasoning or curiosity.....

It is very difficult for me to write without "flow"... but not everyone is used to my style..... I write as I am hit with emotion...

Your style intimidates me at times..... because there is so much of an air of certainty.... I at times have to read twice, so that I'm not reacting to your style and am responding to your thoughts... your mind sees things well.....

Don't know what to say except thanks. And again, I'm not trying to put myself down... I do feel like over the years I've settled into an approach to thinking and reasoning that allows me the freedom and confidence to firmly believe I'm right, even when no one else is saying quite the same thing I'm saying. That is probably what's being reflected in the "clarity" you say you see.

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Do you have an unquenchable appetite for knowledge?
I don't know about "unquenchable." At least for a short time, after you've learned something really profound, that makes you go, "Daaaaaaaaammmmn!", sometimes you have to sit on that for a bit, and really vibe on it for awhile. That's when you may relax on further knowledge for a bit. Eventually, you dive back in, though.

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I don't really know...


Not even law?


No, because there's so much, and I'm so new. Right now, the only thing I can say for sure that I know inside and out... is that it's time to go to bed!
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Originally posted by Vox:
Now wait, are you saying there's a NEW album out by Nuyorican Soul?
No I am referring to the same one you are... It just took me several yrs to find it... I had, in fact, "forgotten" about it and stumbled upon it about 2 months ago... It is so contemporary sounding, that you cannot tell that it is several yrs old...

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I thought the same on the first one, but I'll check the new one out. Speaking of younger west coast artists, what do you think about others in her vein, like Steve Spacek, Sa-Ra, and J*Davey? They seem like they're doing interesting things, but I haven't heard enough of their stuff to decide whether they move me or not.
*GOOGLE* I'll let you know...
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Originally posted by Vox:

Probably Soul II Soul, I learned that they were part of an underground scene in England.


In all honesty, Vox, that is as far back as I can remember also. Years ago, I was in DC scouting Howard as a possible college. I went with my family sightseeing and "Back to Life" was playing in a local store... I liked to died!.... the music was so stirring.... I was taken immediately, it was such a refreshing sound... . much like my initial reaction to reggae....


I fell in love with Caron Wheeler's sound, and mourned her music thereafter..... she doesn't play much in the states does she?


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Back then, I don't think I knew there was a new sub-genre in the making. I think I just thought these people (them, Brand New Heavies, one particular track by a group called the Pasadenas, and a couple of others) were representing r&b the way I wished it was being done. We may not like much of today's mainstream r&b, but back then ('89, early 90s) I found most r&b hideous. So the music from black people from England was saving me from Keith Sweat and Bell Biv Devoe. bang


Hullo....

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Check this thread out.

And this one. Maybe we can pick up the topic of "what neo-soul is" on one of those threads...


I'd like that.... I'll come back later to check it out....



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Maybe, but I doubt I would consider that the mind of a scholar. Not to be self-deprecating, but I have been coming to realize lately that I should study and read on existing philosophies and such. I'm sure I would come out of it a bit more enlightened.


No doubt you would be one to be reckoned with...

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Don't know what to say except thanks.


You're welcome..

smile...

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And again, I'm not trying to put myself down... I do feel like over the years I've settled into an approach to thinking and reasoning that allows me the freedom and confidence to firmly believe I'm right, even when no one else is saying quite the same thing I'm saying. That is probably what's being reflected in the "clarity" you say you see.


Your style works... the messages are received... and I love how Len put it.. one understands you and doesn't leave your post thinking what did I just read? lol

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I don't know about "unquenchable." At least for a short time, after you've learned something really profound, that makes you go, "Daaaaaaaaammmmn!", sometimes you have to sit on that for a bit, and really vibe on it for awhile. That's when you may relax on further knowledge for a bit. Eventually, you dive back in, though.


you savor knowledge...

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No, because there's so much, and I'm so new.


Well, surely you must feel confident about one subject.... yes?


Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by FireFly:
1. Do you intend to do more overseas travelling, and if so, where and why?
and
2. You like(d) Tears for Fears... so what about those 80's bands The The and Talk Talk?
[hehehe...notice that quaint 80's idea of double band name fashions]
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As soon as I can make some real estate related decisions (costs around my region are insane right now, but I need to do something), I'll set sights on going away again. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, & maybe Italy (all three in one trip, obviously) are on my "hopefully soon" list. Within the next 2/3 years, I want to visit Ghana and vicinity.

I didn't like either of those bands u named. Back then I mostly just liked songs, rather than artists, although I did like some artists, like TFF & others. I seem to remember hating The The, actually. The main ones of those British pop acts I liked were Tears for Fears and Depeche Mode. People sometimes seem to lump TFF in with the various bubblegum-like acts from back then, like Culture Club or Duran Duran (hence AudioGuy's question about me still liking them in the 90s), but they really weren't that kind of group, I don't think...
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Originally posted by virtue/Khalliqa:


Well, surely you must feel confident about one subject.... yes?


Peace,
Virtue


Well... I feel like I know a lot about history and religion, but I think there are others on this board who have me beat on those, because they've made it their life's work. Linguistics/language... stuff like that...
yup, I can 'feel' you on Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Italy. All three in one trip? Eek

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Vox: I seem to remember hating The The, actually. The main ones of those British pop acts I liked were Tears for Fears and Depeche Mode.

lol why is that? I always found his lyrics - particularly the Infected cd a sort of conscious voice of Britian... 53rd State of the USA and all.... music and Talk Talk's Uncertain Smile aaah... oh well. Big Grin
We hit common ground on Depeche Mode. Awesome band. Lyrically and musically. Never saw them live though. I did see TFF live and they were great. Hey... back in the 80's. Wink
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Just to jump in real quick... on the topic of linguistics... saw a superb interview on TV last night with Jane Goodall, the Brit lady who lived among apes in Africa for a lot of her life. She mentioned that beyond the 'language' that the animals around her shared - and yep, she could communicate the calls herself and did - was their ability to communicate back to humans (not in response to set tasks or situations, but to initiate) via touch and eye contact, and, that they possess a sense of humour, which has previously been discounted. So that 'language' as we define it (and religion, although not necessarily spirituality) per se seems to be the only unique difference between those particular animals and humans. Just a thought. Take it, leave it. If you ever hear her speak about her quite profound experiences in Africa with the apes... it will give you a totally different perspective on linguistics and what came 'before' human communication.
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Originally posted by Vox:

People sometimes seem to lump TFF in with the various bubblegum-like acts from back then, like Culture Club or Duran Duran (hence AudioGuy's question about me still liking them in the 90s), but they really weren't that kind of group, I don't think...


Vox, how are you calling one of my favorite groups a bubblegum-like act? That hurt! 7

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