Saturday, February 5, 2011

What February's Looking Like


I’ve managed to secure myself a busy month, which is a great thing. I wanted to update some of what’s gone down, and what will be going down on my end in the near future.

I had the opportunity to perform at the Hunter Art Museum this past Thursday night. It was for an event called Friends of African-American Art. Man, it was a beautiful, inspiring, and surreal experience. I remember going to the Hunter on a school field trip when I was in the 2nd grade. Fast forward some years later, and I had the chance to perform at it. How wild is that?

As it stands now, we are six days out from MANIFEST IV, and I’m looking forward to it a great deal. I just talked with DJ Flannel Boy a about 30 mins. ago, and he, too, is excited. He’s pretty much got his set locked-in, so we’re all anxious to touch stage on Friday night.

Once again, if you’re planning on coming, we’re accepting FOOD DONATIONS for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. If you have anything in your shelves that you’re willing to part with, I’m sure we can give it a good home.

I’m going to officially let the cat out of the bag, but March’s MANIFEST will feature Ryan Oyer and Darren Johnson. As usual, there will probably be some special guests lending their talents as well. Mark your calendars! It’ll be taking place on March 11th.

So, last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to win the grand slam for the Chattanooga poetry slam. I had a good time. Ms. Allison Cunningham, who I was introduced to officially at Strange Bedfellows 2, recorded a good number of us that night. Here are some of the videos she got of me.

Lastly, on February 19th, I’ll be a judge for the Black Ink poetry competition, which is sponsored by the NAACP. My good friend and comrade-in-arms Marcus Ellsworth will be judging as well. This will be our second consecutive year doing this, so it’s an honor.

Well folks, that’s all I’ve got for now. Be good to each other, and I expect to see you out and about.

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