Now to someone who DIDN’T get enough RESPECT … in my view anyway !!!

The Mighty (as you will see) “Smokin’ Joe Frazier”

Enjoy ………..

You will not be 4gotten …. at least not by me !!!!!

R.I.P.

My Friend below Confirms … “Respect Is Now Dying” … a poem written by Big Virge 22/02/05

RESPECT … IS DYING …

…… ” EVERYDAY ” …….

THE OLD …. DISMAY …
COS THE YOUNG … DISPLAY …
A LACK OF ….. ” RESPECT ” ……
IN THEIR …. ” CRAZY WAYS ” ….

SO ……
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION ….. !!!!!
THIS ISN’T ….. WORDPLAY … !!!!!

DISRESPECT … HAS BECOME …
THE ….. MODERN WAY …… !!!?!!!
VIOLENCE …. IS NOW ….
ALL THE …. RAGE …. !!!!!

I HOPE I’M DEAD ….. BEFORE ….
28 DAYS ………………… LATER …..

WHAT’S WITH THESE FILM MAKERS … ???

ACTORS TAKE ROLES ….
FOR … CASH-TYPE … PAPER …
EVEN IF THEIR ROLE ….
IS A … “SICK” … DATE RAPER … !!!?!!!

SEE ………….
THIS IS WHY …..
RESPECT WILL DIE …..

BECAUSE …. MOST THINGS SEEN
ON ….. MOVIE SCREENS …..
ARE MAKING KIDS …..
HAVE …. VIOLENT DREAMS ….
FROM …. TWELVE YEAR OLDS ….
TO …. OUR YOUNG TEENS …. !!!!!!

THE STREETS WE WALK ON ….
ARE …………. UNCLEAN ……….
BECAUSE OF IMAGES PLACED ….
ON ……………TV SCREENS ……….

DON’T GET ME WRONG …… !!!!! …….
” VIOLENCE …. IS …. REAL …. ”

BUT …. THIS I DON’T WANT …. !!!
AS MY …. DAILY MEAL …. !!! ….
WHILE BUSINESS TYCOONS ….
CONTINUALLY …. ” STEAL ” …. !!!!!!

I AGREE WITH MICHAEL MOORE …
STOP SHOWS LIKE ….. “COPS” ….. !!!!!

THESE VIOLENT SHOWS ….
ARE BUILT TO …. SHOCK …. !!!
SO RATINGS RISE …………………..
WHILE BLACK FOLKS ROT ……. !!!!!

THINK …………. !!!!!! …………….

ALL THESE THINGS CREATE …

……… ” DISRESPECT ” …………

DISRESPECT OF OUR MOTHERS ….
DISRESPECT OF OUR BROTHERS ….
DISRESPECT OF EACH OTHER ….
BECAUSE OF ….. OUR COLOUR …… ???

BUT ……..
THIS DISRESPECT THING ….
IS USED IN …. RAPPING ….

SO …. PEOPLE DON’T THINK
THESE ARE CONSCIOUS RAP KINGS ….

THIS ….. DISRESPECT RAP …..
IS GETTING KIDS TRAPPED …..
COS THEY THINK RESPECT’S EARNED
BY …. DISHING OUT …. SLAPS ….
INSTEAD OF ….. DISCERNING …..
WHO’S …. SETTING THE TRAP …..

IT’S CORPORATE BOYS …..
WHO … SIT AND AVOID …..
THE … SCREAMING TYPE … NOISE …
WHEN KIDS PLAY WITH … GUN TOYS …

IT’S THEM …..
WHO SIT PLANNING …..
THESE … “DEVILISH’ … PLOYS …

THIS LACK OF RESPECT ….
IS …. SLITTING SOME NECKS …. !!!!!

BELIEVE WHAT YOU LIKE ….
WALK STREETS LATE AT NIGHT ….
AND SEE WHAT YOU GET ….. !!!?!!! ……

ON THIS I WOULD BET ….
WALK IN THE WRONG PLACE ….
AND YOU’LL NEVER AGAIN ….
SEE A … “SMILE ON YOUR FACE” …

IT’S ATTITUDE NOW …..
ALL OVER THE PLACE …..
RUDENESS IS VIEWED …..
IN … “EVERY” … WORKPLACE …

THE WAY THE YOUNG ACT …..
IS A … GOD-DAMN … DISGRACE …. !!!!!

BUT … IT’S NOT JUST THE YOUNG …. !!!!!

I’VE REALLY BEEN STUNNED …. !!!!!
BY HOW PEOPLE ACT …..
WHO CLAIM ….. POETIC GRACE …..

FELLOW POETS HAVE SEEN ME …..
TIME AND AGAIN …..
BUT ….. WHEN I RETURN ……
MANY STARE IN MY FACE ……
LIKE I’M FROM …… “OUTER SPACE …….

MEN … DISRESPECT … WOMEN …..
WOMEN … DISRESPECT … MEN …..
TO ME ….. THIS IS NONSENSE ….. !!!!!
WITHOUT …… A DEFENCE …… !!!!!

IF WE ARE TO LIVE ……
IN A WORLD FILLED WITH HATE ……

I THINK ….. YES …… FOR REAL ……
GIVE THE WORLD …. TO THE GAYS …. !!!!!

I’VE TRIED NOT TO SAY ….
WHAT I FEEL ABOUT GAYS ….

WELL I GUESS …..
NOW YOU KNOW …..
SO … WHAT WILL YOU SAY … ?

I … DISRESPECT … THEM … ???
WELL …. MAYBE …. I AM …. ???
BUT LET ME JUST STRESS ….
I FACE …. “RACIAL PROBLEMS” …..

GIVE ME THE ….. POWER …..
THAT’S GIVEN TO THEM …..
THEN …. I WON’T SHY AWAY ….
FROM TALKING … ABOUT THEM

BUT ….. FOR NOW …..
I’M MORE WORRIED …..
ABOUT THOSE …. GUN SOUNDS ….
AND …. PROFANITIES HEARD ….
FROM …. MANY YOUNG MOUTHS ….

I’M READY TO DIE ……
COS THESE DAYS ……
I DON’T CRY …..

I’M POETICALLY PLYING …..
AND …. CONSTANTLY TRYING …..
TO MAKE YOU FOLKS HEAR ME ….. !!!!!

BECAUSE ………………………………….

RESPECT IS NOW DYING ………………

Talking of that C**tish behaviour …..

So what & who are the English then luv … ???

As we black folk come from Africa & Niccah … ragua …. LMFAOL …. apparently … ???

Does England even have a heritage of it’s OWN or has pretty much everything from the language to the, “STOLEN”, Crown Jewels, been taken from somewhere else and then claimed as being British/English of some kind of Bull … ish huh ???

Ignorance is bliss I guess, but, between the Celtic Nations, whose history goes back the farthest & where in essence do the Brits actually come from …. ???

I’m just asking ….. ?????

Sad, but actually very funny ………

http://youtu.be/i47HoiM0Au8

It’s quite scary how, if she shut here mouth, from certain angles, she looks a lot like a certain …. rather popular, Davina McCall, who is of, “JEWISH Origin”, if i’m not mistaken ……

What’s with the attitude …. eh …. !!!?!!! … written by 25/11/2011 Big Virge

Yes Yes Mo Fo’s … wot’s good in your hood ….. ???

Fuck all ….. ???

Well, there do seem to be a number of reasons for that, if that’s the case …..

There does seem to be a lot of, “Cuntish Behaviour”, going on right about now …. Oh …. cause offence, does it, that word …. CUNT …. !!?!!

Maybe that’s because you are one of those people whose joined the club of seemingly growing numbers, who think that behaving like one, makes you invulnerable ???

Errrrrrr …… Hate to burst that bubble, but ……. IT DOESN’T …. you fucks !!!!!

It just means that you are being one … !!! … and clearly need to get your head out your ass long enough to smell that bullchit you’re shovelling !!!!!

This post has this rather edgy beginning because the general vibe out on road seems a little less than positive … !!!!! … and let’s get this clear, when white folks, who are normally cool with everything, start to point this stuff out, it’s time for those of us of a slightly darker persuasion to take note, because it means troubles a brewing, especially when they start to agree with black folks about stuff, that, previously could of been dismissed as, “Chip on the shoulder stuff !!!’.

Hmmmm …… well, there is a saying that goes, “Those who won’t hear must FEEL !!!”.

Any of you feeling it yet … !???! … because the forthcoming pension strikes across the UK next week which seem to have, pretty much, every part of the civil service taking time off to evaluate their probable extended working lives, would indicate a feeling of discontent, that, reflects much that lies beneath the facade that many working people are presenting now.

An example of which happened recently, my friend and I go to a bar in town, being, “The Social”, a generally cool vibes type place where the young and the old party together due to the young vibe downstairs and the older vibe upstairs. Now, due to my rather elder status in there, I go to get a drink upstairs about half an hour before closing, the bar is still busy, but, only looks like 2 staff are serving a good few, waiting punters.

I request a drink, only to hear, “I’m serving !!!”, to which I say, “Cool bro, when your ready yeah …”, The barman gives me that look, like, “I’ve told you man, so wait !!!”.

He’s a yute, so I allow his fukry, because he’s eventually gonna have to serve me, so we’ll see whether he wants to get into it with me ???

I eventually get served without any pleasantries, anyway, within the next few minutes, the DJ who knows me now, says yo, all within the site of this bar-bwoy, who, in my opinion, picked up on the vibe and eventually ends up speaking to me just before closing time, where he then, apologises to me for re-acting in the manner he did, he then goes on to say how impressed he was at my rather cool reaction to his demeanour and then says, you know what V, come back soon ……

Yeah, all’s well that ends well ……..

Now, upon reflection, my friend said that, having watched the interplay, he felt that the yute deserves credit, for at least acknowledging his ignorance, as he didn’t have to apologise.

Yeah, that’s true, but, that’s only because I didn’t get on like him, otherwise, a whole different outcome could of occurred, my mate, much like the boy, seems to be caught in their own world.

The credit is mine because I showed him that, behaving as he was doing, was not only Cuntish, but, ignorant, because his job demands customer service, if you don’t like working in a busy bar, then don’t …. !!!! ….

Otherwise, deal with people as you find them, not as you presume or assume them to be … ( ASS of U & ME) …

Don’t get me wrong, his recognition of his ignorance is not to be overlooked, but, what i’m saying is that, he needed a nudge to wake up that part of his brain that is the functional, thinking part, not the, reactionary, volatile part.

In having this conversation with my friend yesterday, it made me recognise that, in a growing number of individuals, respect is dying, respect for others, but, more importantly, respect for, “themselves” !!!?!!!

If you don’t respect yourself, who the fuck do you expect to respect you huh ?!?!?

Now, this idea of respecting yourself, has entered my mind due to certain dealings I have with young peeps, I respect some of them for being uncompromisingly honest, however, that level of honesty can be as self-damaging, as it can be, empowering.

I really dislike the idea of, “Methods of Communicating”, communication is communication. Yes, context can be important, but, in essence, what you say should not have shades of grey, like political rhetoric, black & white works, even if it can be hurtful, but as said, there are self damaging truths.

I had a girl tell me recently, “I feel to Fuck you”, cool, but as I said to her in no uncertain terms, “Fuck me not Love me !?!”, as tongue in cheek as my comment was, my point was that, yeah, that’s cool and all, but, if you view yourself as just a fuck, then what am I supposed to think of you as being … ??? … and … is that supposed to make me want to, Fuck You more ???”.

I can hear all the pussyhole man talking bout, “Fuck it yes !!!!!”.

Well, I respect my dick a little more than to jump into pussy that has that kind of old banger purr …. rather than that Aston Martin purrrrrrrrrrrrr ….. you know ???

You car lovers know where i’m coming from !!!!!

I digress ……

Once again, what i’m merely suggesting is that a level of dignity, attached to that straightforward talk, doesn’t hurt ……

It’s not about making the communication, “effective”, as another friend of mine would say, but it’s about ensuring that you are communicating in a way that doesn’t set you up for, “A fall from grace”, if you like.

It’s a difficult thing to express in words, but, the idea of telling a man that being around them makes a girl feels sexy, achieves the same thing, does it not ???

There are so many instances of this lack of self-respect in todays’ world, from work to personal relationships to general interaction with people, that, as my friend suggested, you start to question yourself for being a little less, “Cuntish”, than the rest.

By that, I think he meant, assessing your own behaviour as opposed to judging other peoples’.

Well, the fact is that it’s part of our human make-up, we all do it, from the holiest of the holiest, down to the gutter rat.

The key is to, “Respect Yourself”, by setting your standards & maintaining them, regardless of the pressures you’re under, which seems to be the excuse for a lot of the fukry, far too many people are going on wid right about now !!!

I think that the best way to end a post like this is to simply use the old adage,

Treat people as you want and more importantly, LIKE to be treated.

Peace, Blessings & Guidance …… annnnndddddd ……..

Keep Respect alive ………… !!!!!

Trouble in Utopia (press clipping)

Trouble in Utopia

A Big Virge Handshake 4 Dave & Sepp …. written by Big Virge 17/11/2011

Yes Yes folks, back to some basic blogging for a change ….

I have to firstly address this Cameron declaration, that, countries found to be homophobic in their policies will no longer receive British Bi-Lateral Aid, which, apparently means that, in particular, African countries will not actually have their general budget support money reduced, but, in actual fact, they’ll still receive their current levels of overall aid ….. ?!?!?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15524013

Yeah, read it a couple of times, cos i’m confused, are they gonna get less money or not … ???

Well, it would seem that some Ugandan officials in particular, like John Nagenda feel that this is basically about, colonial bullying tactics, Malawi have apparently already lost some money, so, what is this about then Dave, human rights …. ???

Funny that, Israel can go on abusing the human rights of Palestinians, the UK can basically abuse who they want, in order to stop, “Terrorism”, but, the standard, set in the holy book, that say, a school like St Benedicts in London was meant to follow, (Adam & Eve ….. not Steve), where, human rights abuses are now being investigated which date back some 30-40 years, doesn’t warrant some public comment or reduction in funding, especially when, get it clear …. CHILDREN …. have been the victims !!!

The Catholic Church doesn’t warrant some form of government chastisement, or, financial punishment, yet, basically the whole of Africa, already impoverished, in no small way, due to British Colonialism, must be taught to be more tolerant, not by sending a few thousand gay people there to educate the ignorant ….. ???? …….

Ooooh no ….. Right Dave ….. !!!!! ……

Might be a problem there eh …. ??? …..

So, you’ll just cut off the …. drip supply of UK money, that, doesn’t do that much anyway, unless it’s used to increase conflict and supply arms to Africans so that they can kill each other …….

Just a hypothetical view, ofcourse, don’t quote me …….

Moving on, as per my last post, this racism thing that many believed to be dead due to BO’s arrival in US office, seems to be running pretty rife eh …. !???! ….. Suarez charged & JohnTerry, seemingly, above such charges.

Meanwhile, top level bods like Capello & Blatter confirm that, not only in England, but across the world of football, racism is basically non-existent !!!

WHAT …. !?!?!?!

Get this clear people …….

JUST BECAUSE A BUS DISAPPEARS INTO THE DISTANCE, DOESN’T MEAN IT’S STOPPED MOVING NOW DOES IT …. ?????

The answer is ….. Nooooooooooo ….. !!!!!!!!!!

In fact, i find this mentality evident amongst many of my English & Asian friends, it’s f’ing amazing how many don’t ever want to talk about racism when the subject comes up, as if sweeping it under the carpet will make it go away.

Okay cool, but, the first immigrant issue that’s highlighted, then we must talk that chit or when asians are victims of racism, ahhh, let’s discuss.

You know what …. FUCK that chit.

I’ll give Sepp a handshake alright, one that’ll he’ll never forget.

We’ve also had Tiger’s old caddy get on his high horse about Tiger and well, he apparently, according to Tiger himself, wasn’t racist, hmmm, well once again, I say, Ron Atkinson folks.

Tiger has proven himself to be, well, lacking of backbone when it comes to manning up, regarding his womanising and now, with suggesting that hey, Stevie’s comments weren’t racist.

To be honest, maybe Tiger is a …. “Black Asshole” ….

He has hardly ever suggested that he feels that he is black, so, his response is no surprise to me, “Bi-Racial people”, as he clearly is, tend to have real issues with their, Black Side, in public debates and scenarios such as this, however, from a personal, objective perspective, one has to wonder whether the, “Handshake & here’s a few quid to keep your opinion to yourself vibe”, is what dictates a lot of this, under the carpet sweeping, at these high profile levels.

Reality is a bitch and i’ve learned to accept that, open, overt racism, which the powers that be, particularly in the UK, like to rebuke, is actually the easiest form of racism to deal with, the rhetoric and subtle, subversive racism is actually, not just extremely difficult to prove, but, is the most painful version of this, “Human Sickness”.

It’s actually a killer for a lot of black people because of the internal stress it causes for the weaker black minds among us, especially because of this ideal that, in most situations, we should bite our lips because of the damage it may cause to our careers and relationships.

Well, that’s nothing compared to the suffering that occurs within the psyche of a mind who knows what they’ve suffered, but, then chooses to act as though it didn’t happen, or worse still, starts to blame themselves for their reluctance to confront the situation head on.

The movie, “Crash”, paints that picture very clearly, with the Terrence Howard/Thandie Newton scenario.

Both sides have their valid arguments, however, the effects on Howard particularly, show the dangers of being that individual who chooses to back down rather than confront the situation head on.

Now, by no means am I suggesting that I’d always take the route of confrontation, but, in a situation where your status is so high profile that a stance could effect actions within those less fortunate than yourself, a la, the Kanye West …. George Bush comment, one has to think beyond your comfort zone, because, as we’re seeing these days, when comfort zones get blown, truth will out, and attitudes that have merely been suppressed, eventually resurface, with a vengeance !!!

This is not a subject that white folks & asians who think they’re white should be so dismissive of because racism in it’s modern form, can be used in very dangerous ways, to create facades that can entrap, whilst enabling the likes of these, “Human Rights Abuses”, which, racist acts surely are, to be dealt with by handshakes & cover-ups ….. Hmmmmm ……

Stephen Lawrence’s death and the freedom that his accused killers have enjoyed, should confirm why, if Cameron can defend gay people, with, economic sanctions, then, the likes of Stephen Lawrence’s attackers, the John Terry’s, Stevie Williams, Luis Suarez’s & more importantly, racist regimes, need to feel the full brunt of punitive measures, when found to be, even remotely involved in allegations of racist acts.

If found guilty, well ………

I’d like to think that, “A Handshake”, would be the last thing that anyone would suggest to be the manner in which, racist actions, of any type are resolved ….

Stay blessed people …… and stop with the ignorance …… !!!!!

V

Talkin’ of Different bods/attitudes ….

Just got sent this joke and have to say, found it quite funny …..

John Terry has written a letter of apology to Anton Ferdinand ….

Good GOLLY Anton, sorry about all this MONKEY BUSINESS, it’s only a little BLACK HUMOUR really & it’s all gone BANANAS !!!! What do you say ??? We call a SPADE A SPADE & end this whole DARK EPISODE between us ???

Feel free to drop by for a drink sometime, John.

Chelsea Training Session ….. (Cple of days l8r …..)

Terry gets the ball and dribbles it around Malouda then Ramires, Cole and finally Anelka.

Andre Villas Boas shakes his head and shouts ……

CONES JOHN …. I SAID …. DRIBBLE AROUND THE CONES !!!!!!!!!

Sent to me by a Black man …. oh yes …..

However, as has been said, truth in jest & all that ….

“Difference” … the words, written by Big Virge 18/03/07

DO THE THINGS PEOPLE SAY … ?
REALLY MAKE … ANY DIFFERENCE …. !?!?!?!
WHEN AT THE END OF THE DAY …
MOST DISPLAY …. “INDIFFERENCE” ……..

INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS ….
PROMOTING A CAUSE ….
LIKE …. REDUCING WARS …. !!!
AND …. CORPORATE FRAUD …. !!!

TO ENSURE THAT THE POOR ….
SUFFER …. LESS …. THAN more …. !!!!!

YOU SEE ………

APATHY REINS …..
IN … MANY BRAINS …
JUST LIKE … COCAINE …
INFLAMES … MEMBRANES …

NOWADAYS THE GAME’S ……
BECOME ….. A STRAIN ….. !!!!!

WHICH I GUESS IS WHY …..
INDIFFERENCE ……. FLIES ……………
LIKE ….. CHEMICAL HIGHS ……
THAT NOW SUPPLY …. SUBMISSIVE ….
Annnnd ….. ILLICIT MINDS ……. !!!!! …….

INDIFFERENCE IN THEM’S …..
CAUSING …. PROBLEMS …. !!!!!

CHECK THE NEWS AT TEN …..
AND YOU’LL SEE THE EFFECTS ….. !!!!!

BULLETS TO HEADS ….. !!!!!
STAB WOUNDS TO CHESTS …. !!!!!

PARENTS …… UPSET …… !!!
BECAUSE THEIR CHILDREN ….
FACE ….. TOUGH TESTS …… !!!!!

RADICAL MEN …..
INCITING TRENDS ….
THAT LEAD TO ….
VIOLENCE …. AND …. DEATH …. !!!!!

AND …. LET’S NOT FORGET …
OUR …. GOVERNMENT FRIENDS … !!!!!

WHAT THEY … SUBMIT TO ……
CLEARLY FUELS …..
DIVISIVE CREWS …..
TO MAKE …. “DIFFERENT MOVES” ….
THAT … DooooOOO … MAKE A DIFFERENCE ….
TO ….. ME ….. AND …. YOU …. !!!!!

FEUDS THAT LEAD TO …..
RACIST VIEWS …… !!!!! …….
POLITICAL COUPS ……
BRED TO ….. CONFUSE …..
ISSUES USED …. LIKE ….
“LOONEY TUNES !!!!” ……

WITHOUT …… THE JOKES ….. !!!!!!
WHEN WHAT THEY DO …..
LEAVE PEOPLE …. ” BROKE ” ….
BLACKENED … AND … BLUE
AND … DRAINED OF … HOPE ……

LET THOSE WORDS ……..

Soooooaaaaaaakkkkkkk ……..

INTO YOUR PORES ……
LIKE … SUDS OF SOAP …..
INDIFFERENCE ….. STROKES …..
LIKE … ROPES DO DOPES …
OF … IGNORANT HOARDS …
WHOSE THOUGHTS ARE FLAWED … !!!!!

NOW THAT’S A …. “BIG VIRGE QUOTE” …..
BUILT TO … “CHOKE” … “WEAK THROATS” ….. !!!!!

ALI AWOKE …..
WHILE JOE ….. JUST SMOKED …. !!!
” FRAZIER ” …… FOR THOSE …..
…… TO YOUNG TO KNOW ….. !!!!!

SEE … FIGURES LIKE THESE …
FROM ….. HISTORY ……
MADE A DIFFERENCE TO ME ….
BECAUSE OF HOW ….
THEY MADE ME …. ” FEEL ” …. !!!!!

I GUESS THAT’S WHY …..
….. MY POETRY …..

….. “FLOATS LIKE BUTTERFLIES” …..
AND …. “STINGS LIKE BEES” …… !!!!!!!!!!!

BUT …..
WHO DO THE YOUTH …..
LOOK UP TO ….. NOW ….. !?!?!

…… “SPORTING THUGS” …… !?!
WHO NOW TAKE ….. DRUGS ….. !!!?!!!

……………. OR …………………

…… RAPPERS WHO ……..
…… PUT UP A FRONT ……
…… ABOUT THE GUNS ……
…. THEY SHOOT FOR FUN …. !?!?!?!?!?!

SINCE WHEN WAS THAT …… ??????
DEFINED AS FUN …… ?????? ……

SHOOTING A GUN ….
TO SEE BLOOD … RUN …
FROM … ANOTHER HUMAN … !???!

WELL … HERE’S MY STANCE … !!!!!

SOME RAPPERS TRULY …
SHOULD BE ….. HUNG …… !!!!!
THEN UNDULY ……. BURNT ……..
WITH THEIR … GUNS …

WELL DONE ….. !!!!!!! …..

BECAUSE THEIR WORDS …..
DO AFFECT ….. YOUNG HERDS … !!!!!
AND DO …. MAKE A DIFFERENCE ….
TO …… YOUNGER ONES ……. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUNG ….. ATTITUDES …..
PROVIDE ….. CLEAR PROOF …..
THAT ….. RAPS CONSUMED ……
DO AFFECT …… SOME YOUTHS ……

SOME THINK IT’S COOL …..
TO NOW ….. BE RUDE ….. !?!
AND … FEAR … IS USED …
JUST LIKE A ….. TOOL ……
TO … ” THREATEN AND ABUSE ” …
LIKE … ” GOVERNMENTS DO ” … !!!!!!

DO YOU GET THE LINK ….. ???????
TAKE A MINUTE AND THINK …………

GANGSTERS COME ……
………. IN …………
” MANY FORMS ” … !!!

THOSE IN …. SUITS ….
MAY NOT …. PERFORM ….

BUT ………. ???? ……………..

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT RAPPERS …
AND ….. GOVERNMENT HEADS ……

ASK YOURSELF THIS ………….
ARE THEY … THAT … DIFFERENT … ?!?!?

I’LL LET YOU DECIDE ……
WHILE I USE MY RHYMES …..
TO BE YOUR GUIDE ….
TO A PLACE WHERE MINDS ….
BECOME …. MORE WISE …..

SEE ………
THEY’LL SELL THEIR SOULS
FOR A … ” LARGE ” … BANK ROLL …
DO YOU …. REALLY BELIEVE …. ??? ….
EVERYTHING … THAT THEY SAY … !???!

IT’S PRETTY CLEAR NOWADAYS …..
THAT … GOVERNMENTS … “THIEVE” …
AND … RAPPERS ….. ” DECEIVE ” …..
JUST TO ……….. GET PAID ……….

WHAT HAPPENED TO … ???
THE …. ” GOOD OLD DAYS ” …. !?!!!?!
WHEN EMCEES …… RULED ……
AND MADE THEIR NAME …..
WITHOUT …. FALSE CLAIMS ….
TO …. “EARN THEIR WAGE” ….. !?!

IT’S ALL A GAME ….
OF … “DIFFERENT’ … STRAINS …
” INDIFFERENCE ‘ ….. CLAIMS …..
SO MUCH …… TODAY ….. !!!!!
THAT I’M AFRAID ……
IT’S NOW TOO LATE …… !!!!!
TO …… MAKE A CHANGE ……
AND …… ” Re-ArranGE ” …… !!!!!

YOU SEE ……
GIRLS ARE NOW … ” INDIFFERENT ” …
TO …. ADVANCES FROM MEN ….
WHICH …. PRETTY MUCH ENDS ….
ANY CHANCE OF …… ” SEX ” ……
OR BETTER STILL ….. ” LOVE ” …… !!!!!
….. ” KISSES AND HUGS ” ….. !!!!! ……

WHILE MEN ….. NOW SENSE ……
THAT ….. GIRLS ARE …… TENSE
SO …. NOW THEY …. Tooooo ….. !!!
ARE ……… ” INDIFFERENT ” ……..
TO … TRYING TO … Woooooo …

MOST NOW WANT SEX …..
WITHOUT THE STRESS …..
OF WOMEN WHO USE …..
PERIODICAL MOODS ….
AS THEIR …. EXCUSE ….
TO …. HURL ABUSE ….

SEE ……
THESE ARE THINGS ….
INDIFFERENCE …. BRINGS …..
OUR …. DIFFERENCES ….
ARE …. UNIQUE GIFTS …. !!!!!
NOT …. PRESENTS …. THAT ….
WE SHOULD ….. REJECT ….. !!!!!

IT’S TIME ….. I SENSE ….. !?!
TO CONNECT ….. MUCH MORE ….. !!!!!
AND … S-EP-ar-ate … LESS … !!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO MANY DIVORCE ……
FROM … LIFES’ … PROBLEMS
THAT … WHEN THEY COME …
THEY … GET STRUCK … “DUMB” … !!!!!

LIFE’S NOW ….. NOT FUN ….. !!!
BECAUSE ….. WE’VE RUN …..
FROM …. MAKING SENSE …..
OF …. NONSENSE FED ….
BY …. GOVERNMENTS ….
WHO FEED US …. STRESS …. !!! ….
TO REDUCE OUR ATTEMPTS …
TO STAND …. “AGAINST” ….
THEIR …. ” DUD CONCEPTS ” …. !!! ….

…….. PLEASE ……. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HEED THE WORDS ………
THAT YOU HAVE READ ……..

AND ….. TRY YOUR BEST …..

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Difference by Big Virge

Difference

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Recorded @ Jabrock Productions, London

Mixed at Shoestring Studios, Barbados

I’m Feelin’ Ya Lauryn ….. written by Big Virge 13/11/2011

Yes peeps, as they say, jus when you feel ready to quit, opportunities come …. !!!!! …. However, I now get Lauryn Hill’s reluctance to continue down the commercial road of entertainment.

I can merely speak for myself when I say that, yeah, my initial artistic endeavours were driven by, lots of crazy ideas about where my new-found talents could get me, how much pussy I could get & the lucrative aspects of being known.

This though, was a short-lived feeling, upon seeing the people who were apparently, those responsible for making sure you are not only gaining exposure, but, payment as well !!!

The reason I start this post in this fashion is due to the fact that, having done my thing for, OPEN, in Ealing, (Thanks for having me !!!), it has once again become apparent that there are always gonna be some people who think they are worth more than you are getting paid … !!!! … in this case, NOTHING, as if they know what you’ve been through to get your art to a level where people actually appreciate it enough to give you a chance to show it off.

It’s dealt with now, as, said individual, has been remunerated for his efforts, even though his level of thought and support about what was confronting me running up to this event, could well have thrown a lesser man off course.

Thus, this is where my thought processes took me to Lauryn, an immensely talented and clearly, disgruntled artist, disgruntled, in terms of having to deal with those who surround an artist because of their notoriety, or, possible future notoriety …. ??? …. as well as those who are your artistic partners, as it were.

Now, I do not wish to compare myself to her, but, as a friend of mine said to me this week, this is the biz you’re trying to get in V, as well as stating that, “Paying Ones Dues”, for many artists, comes in the form of obstacles, human & otherwise.

The, “Otherwise”, in a lot of ways to me, are a lot easier to deal with than the human though, because, some humans seem to forget the people they’re dealing with and like to get very possessive about things that they have no claim to. It is a very interesting dynamic to me, finding a balance between an individual who feels that they are representing you, when in actual fact, all they happen to be doing is linking you to contacts that may and I say again, ” MAY ???”, be able to help you get some exposure, as I have done this week in the Ealing Gazette, which is ofcourse, beneficial, but, to demand money from someone who has yet to receive anything more than a bit of a write up, hardly seems reasonable, especially when talk of expenses and payment for ideas, are the reasoning for the demand !???!

If that worked for us all, then artists would all be millionaires because we not only, have ideas, but, then formulate them either visually, sonically or through use of the written word.

We don’t focus on a crock of peripheral chit, which, in effect, could stop us from ensuring that we can create something whole for the recipients to appreciate.

Imagine me posting half a poem or giving you 3/4 of a painting because i’ve got a problem with someone ………

I know that wouldn’t work for me ……..

My main gripe is that, sorry folks, barring some Iphone footage taken by some people who wanted to have a visual record of my performance, neither those involved at OPEN, nor those who introduced me to these people, felt that they should be suitably prepared to have complete video footage of the event.

Thus, people from weird angles have footage ….

Apparently, the battery died on the camera that was the one being used by the event organisers …… Hmmmmm ……..

Insignificant in many peoples’ eyes, i’m sure, however, you are not me, and let’s be honest, the majority of people these days can barely write, let alone read, thus, visuals, a la MTV, are what sells you in this age of microwave attention spans.

Anyhow, it’s all made me think hard about Lauryn’s rather rapid rise & disappearance from mainstream representation of her artistic creations.

As said, I have paid nowhere near the dues that Ms. H has paid, but, the first signs of this stuff makes me feel very uncomfortable.

It’s an old lyric that I have quoted before, but …..

“If we stay true now, the loot’ll come later …..”

An AG lyric from an early Show & AG album, a lyric that people who work with artists should take note of ….. unless you’re one of those fake managers, working with a selection of fake mo’ funkin’ pussyholes, whose art is a manufactured piece of chit, tailored for peoples’ pleasure …..

“Art that comes ….. Straight from the Heart”, demands a level of integrity befitting of the art and the artist who created it ……..

It’s terrible to say this, but, you know what, the Africans i’ve encountered, especially on a so-called professional level, have confirmed a couple of very REAL things to me, “WE”, as in, West Indians, have very little to thank them for, except, ensuring that we are in the place we are in today.

We were then, and are still, commodities to them, that they can sell off because they can see the value of selling us off to white folks, but, these same white people who they deal with & introduce us to, are people whom we should not speak to, but, are people who we should let them deal with for us ….. huh ….. ??????

So, Is it that … ??? … or is it that they think they’re so smart, that, neither the white folks or us, West Indians, will see through the subtle moves they’re making to benefit themselves ???

Why should it work like that, rather than, having transparency between all parties for the benefit of ALL parties …. ???? …

Hmmm ……..

Anyway, as you can feel from the tone of this post, much that i’d love to speak about the performance and the possible future benefits, as I sit here watching the end of one of my favourite films, where my namesake, played by Steve Mcqueen, causes absolute havoc for not only those imprisoned with him, but, those who were his captors, I can’t help but feel that, having had the experience i’ve just had, that, “The Great Escape”, is as good a movie as any to mirror the struggles artists have with everyone from, your apparent cohorts who claim to be helping you, to the authorities you’re trying to work with, whilst, secretly trying to advance yourself and most importantly, that wish for freedom without constraint, to be or do whatever it is, your art defines.

Strange as it may seem, because the film is effectively reflecting on war, the wars that artists go through just to get heard or seen, have distinctly similar connotations.

Anyway, I would say check out the OPEN Ealing website for footage, but, all you’ll see is an image of me for a few secs in the opening montage of visual titles …. however, I would like to say thank you to Jack for having me perform and for at least ensuring that certain groups & local media were there to see, not only me, but, all the artistic installations and interpretations of that which occurred on the night of the riots, and it’s subsequent effects, which, I venture to say, have yet to be fully seen.

Finally, just to prove my point, there is a possibility that i’ll be performing on Saturday coming, off the back of the OPEN event, but, lack of coherent co-ordination & communication, has me unable to confirm, times or places ……..

Ahhh Lauryn, if only I could sit with ya and discuss your experiences ……..

Thus, for all upcoming artists who are excited about the inner talents they have discovered, be prepared for the obstacles, as said, human & otherwise, because you will need as strong a mentality as you can possibly imagine to make the right choices, but, to also recognise the dangers & pitfalls of the ……

“Bizness you’re about to enter”

Especially if, you’re hoping to make a living from it ….. by that, I mean, to earn enough money for you to cover your bills & feed you and your family.

No wonder so many now question the morality of those who are millionaires from their artistic endeavours, because anyone who’s tried, knows how many bloodsuckers will grab on for their piece of the pie, you’ve pretty much put, ALL the ingredients into ……

Think about it ……….

Peace y’all ……..