It’s quiet for you 2018. You are cast into the sea of nevermore. You had your ups and downs, as with any year. I’m thankful I made it through you. Now let the organized confusion commence...
Shouts to my queen Brandi, who sponsored this Moët Rosé I’m sipping out the bottle. I love you my queen. Additional shouts to my bro Pyrex, who supplied the aromatics for the evening. Shouts to my CEO @themisterceizzo, Crew Visionary. Without him none of this is possible. Shouts to everyone out there who loves me. I love each and everyone of youse back. I don’t care what age, sex, color, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or political affiliation you are/have. You’ve got a friend in me. And chances are you’ve never had a friend like me. Shouts to my SACC Coordinator Ms. Lehman. She’s a cool lady. And she reads my blogs. I’m gassed. I’m being premature with this shout, but fvck it. Shouts to my Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl LII CHAMPIONS. I waited 30 years...literally (fan since 8/88). The city of Philadelphia waited forever. Thank you. Truly.
RIP: My cousin Corey (we miss you young man), my big homie Michael (hope you and Jerry Garcia are blissfully taking bong rips in stoner heaven-no disrespect to the Lord), Damon, BKA Billy Goat (forever bro FOREVER), Aretha, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Penny Marshall (love you boo), #41, Wayne Huzienga (always knew him as the Dolphins owner growing up, just read he founded Waste Management and co-owned Blockbuster...wow) Verne Troyer (my favorite midget, err um little person ever), Billy Graham (Amen), and my great uncle Keith Jackson (whoa Nelly!), the voice of college football during my childhood. I pray you all made it to heaven’s gates. P.S.—-if you’re a celebrity who passed in ‘18 and I didn’t mention you, I was never a fan.
#45 is a mothereffing troglodyte. But his day soon come (old Jamaican lady co-worker voice from back when)...Justice Kavanaugh...(sighs)...irrespective of opinion and/or sentiment, he’s here to stay until retirement or death barring extreme matters...glad to see he voted to uphold Planned Parenthood...dunno if he raped that nice lady or not, but if he didn’t (I think he did) his vote may indicate that he actually has a soul...we shall see, said Ray Charles to Stevie before he passed...Umm...Governor Murphy...please go on ‘head and legalize reefa in New Jersey...thanks a bunch doc...and finally...the Dems take the House majority in a few days...between them and Mr. Mueller, #45’s goose is set to charbroil under the mighty flame of Congress and the free American press...as a journalist (my degree is actually in Journalism) I can’t wait for the press and diverse media outlets to fillet your punk ass, you racist, sexist, elitist MF...kiss my toe. Your family too.
LOVE IS IN NEED OF LOVE TODAY
Please never forget the victims of police brutality as well as our babies and dedicated coworkers lost in school shootings and all lost in random acts of violence across our great nation. We are one.
I know...a lot of my blog content is music related. What can I say? I’m from a musical family and I have musical training. I LOVE MUSIC. Having said all that, I always talk music. This is a diverse year end blog. Music only gets the holiday side dish love today. No main course tonight, baby. Matter fact, I’ll just mention names and a lil bit to go with. You take it from there: Nasir (my favorite MC ever...self-titled LP...B-), Travis Scott (keep on pushing young fella). Jacquees (love you much lil homie...you ARE NOT the king of R&B...keep doing what you do baby paw). Drizzy (it’s your world big fella, respect infinite...but King Push gotcha mane). King Push...DAYTONA (double strong arm emoji, cocoa tan colored...2up2down for Virginia). Jay Rock (new rap People’s Champ), Innanet James (Rookie of the Year...check him out, he’s fly). Lil Baby (I respect your work ethic young fella and Yes Indeed is a classic track). Meek...you did it bro...you put it all together at the same time, no finally necessary. Result? Classic album. 2019 is yours. Cardi keep rocking baby girl...BXNYC love til it’s over. Sule...short time, bro. The world gon know your name. I promise. Once again...RIP Ms. Aretha. You are the GOAT.
This is usually my brother’s lane, so I’ll keep it short and sweet...Black Panther—- WAKANDA FOREVER...SAY IT LOUD I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD. We needed one. Thanks Marvel. About damn time. A Star Is Born...a great remake of a great movie...a timeless tale of talent, love, and tragedy...starring that guy from The Hangover and a couple other insignificant movies and some lady who kinda looks like Lady Gaga (just kidding...Bradley and Gaga, you are both AMAZING). And finally...the movie I’ve been waiting half a lifetime for (literally)...Bohemian Rhapsody. Unless you live under a dump you prolly know that’s the long awaited biopic of the legendary rock band Queen and deceased default frontman Freddie Mercury, LEGEND (one of my all time fav voices). I’m not finna hold you. Shit...I liked it. I liked it a lot. I went opening night. Fried. Had a ball. Came in Ridgefield Park AMC singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the concession line. Mama, I just killed a man...
Last but certainly not least. My first passion. Sports. Let’s do this ... FLY EAGLES FLY. We the champs, bitches!!! MAN CITY...CHAMPS!!!What a historic Premier League Season. My favorite soccer club...Salute to the great Alex Ovechkin. I watched you agonize year after year as your Caps would get tossed out the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plenty of those years you were the best on the league in mine eyes. I watched you live as you finally hoisted the trophy. I’m a Blue Shirt fan for life but I smiled and cheered you on. You deserved it. Roll Tide...again...but honestly...even if you are a true crimson Bama fan...isn’t it getting a bit ridiculous??? Jay Wright is a wizard. That’s two. He’ll get two more before he retires. Shouts to Nova. Get your money young Jahvon. The entire Bergen County and Uptown Barber Shop family are rooting for you. Golden State...do your damn thing. I can’t hate. That’s three now. Durant is a cold-blooded assassin. Those two guys they have playing guard are pretty good too. And Boogie’s gonna be back soon...don’t trade Draymond. Is Tiger back? I think so. Love you Serena. Fvck that official from the US Open...with all that wagon you dragging...err umm...oh yeah...BUCK FOSTON. But congratulations. You earned it. We’ll see you in April. LET’S GO YANKEES!!!
IN SEARCH OF SERENDIPITY
My book of poetry is out now. Signed copies are available for $15 + $2 S&H. If you’re local I’ll deliver. My PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s pretty damn fly. My baby told me so. Get yours today.
HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR. STAY SAFE AND STAY PAID.