What’s good people …. !?!
Well, my love for my art is a good thing, but, it isn’t always as easy a load to carry for the serious artists, as the rest of you may think !!!
I have met up with & had a really cool convo today with a fellow artist, who, i’ve found out today, is, as I had previously suspected, as SERIOUS as they come.
As much of what we said was private, I shall keep it so, but, the subject matter of our convo, is of much more importance for those who claim to respect what we do, and, why we do it.
There is much to say here, that is … “Old Ground”, but, it’s necessary, as history has become for many people, to be reminded of things, just to re-enforce in peoples’ minds, what they are dealing with, when dealing with artists who are the ….
“KNOWN … UNKNOWNS …. !!!!!”
The artists you all claim to love, but, turn your backs on for some …. “Back Up Your Pussy & Ride Me…. Pish !!!!!!
We are constantly struggling with inner demons, things not becoming of us, like, “Expectation” …..
“Why don’t these people realise what we’re saying ….?
Why don’t they feel the way we feel ….?
Why do they fear that …. which is all …. LOVE …..?
…. Huh …. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!?!!!!”
Yeah, it might be, “Tough Love”, for a lot of you, but, this fallacy of Love being easy, y’all need to cut that shit out fa real …. !!!!!
As for Love being made into an uphill mountain climb …. Cut That Shit Out Toooooooooo !!!!!!
As artists of honesty, I guess, it’s upon us to stand firm with that intrinsic part of us, but, listen people, this is …. “DIFFICULT” …. !!!!!
Separating yourself from your supposed friends to devote time to something, that, most probably, will NOT FEED you or take you round the world with loads & loads of girls !!!!!
Devoting time to something, that, your own supposed partner decries, to the point of ….. separation …..
It’s can be soul breaking, when doing it for the love, as i’ve said before, becomes, doing it for ….. stufffffff …..
Stuffffff …. that, you aren’t so comfortable with, people & venues that you aren’t comfortable with, even when, you have been comfortable there before.
The darker side to our artistic journeys, as much as we try to convey them to you, can never be felt by you, and, in many cases, are things you wouldn’t want to feel !!!!!
What do we get for it, a few occasions, where, it all seems worth it, but, mostly, the …. “Paying Dues Vibe”, of …. small audiences, with, mini-ripples of applause !!!!!
For what cause …… ???
A cause that is, “Our Art !!!”, and our wish to share it & feel respected for it, as well as, yes, getting paid for it, in this time & space !!!!!
I hope that when the artist I was with today, reads this, he will think about many of the things we discussed, his positive achievements thus far, and the rewards that are those …. forthcoming …… from the … Most high … !!!!!
I am saying this stuff to remind people of our work ethic, when attempting to produce performances that are of the …. “Highest Order !”.
A definition, which, clearly, varies ….. from mind to mind …..
But, form is temporary, Class is F’ing permanent !!!!!
Arrogant … ???
Moi …… Oh No …. Nooooooo …. !!!!! ….
….. Just letting all you know that …..
WE REAL ONES, know what the fuck is good … !!!!!
Artistic foundations & their representative bodies are on the filtration cycle right about now people … !!! …
Filtering out the strong, to prop up the weak, so, this is a call to my Bajan art family ……..
What are you prepared to do to help Spoken Word become that piff !!!!!
Bring that top notch, well drilled …. ISH !!!!!
annnndddd …… Through your QUALITY …. !!!!!
Draaaaawwwwww man …. to come & support shows that they wouldn’t normally …. huh …. ????? ……
Well … are you … ARE YOU … !!!???!!!
“Go on man … try something different, you might like it …. Go onnnn … Ya girl might love ya a bit more once her mind as well as her ….. behind …. gets suitably, refined …. !!!!!”
“Ahhhhhhh, but, Thinking & making an Effort to spend my likkle sheckles, da I did saving fa a rasshole drink ….. “Cha wha wrong did you !!??!!” ….
May I ask, my brother ….
“WHA WRONG WID YOU !!!!?!!!!!”
You da type a’fool, who wanna …
CUT …. COU COU …. !!!!!
“Open your mind”, and, try supporting those, who have taken the time to do it, and then share that, which it bares !!!!!
This is not an easy thing to do …. and cannot be monetarily quantified !!!!!
We are inspirational to people, GET IT CLEAR !!!!!
MAYBE … even you … FOOL !!!!!
Not in some bullchit-driven …. X Crapper way …. Neida !!!!!
We are trying to inspire, in certain cases, YOU … to be … YOU !!!!!
These are things that …. “Liming pon dee street corner” …. does not bring !!!
I’m hearing the ol’, but,
“Why rock the boat that we there, hanging off the edges of ….”
Well, me nah hang pon’ no rasshole … !!!!!
I have lived my life, by mostly, driving my own destiny, my own way, apart from when sickness & things beyond my control, took hold.
That is life …. never sure, never unforgiving …. but, pure to it’s core !!!!!
A …. TRUE ARTISTS’ …. efforts, don’t end up ignored …. They REALLY DON’T …. !!!!!!
It’s just that some of us have to die before you actually notice us …..
Just travelling from one adopted home, to Barbados, has shown me how, the ol’ adage is true, it’s when something/someone’s …. gone …. that you start to appreciate it/them …..
I know this from a personal relationship perspective, but, my art …. uh uh ….
Today is that day where I give myself props, because … Too Many Fuckers … DO NOT !!!!!
When they DAMN WELL know …. They Should …. !!!! …. but ….
“Humility” ….. still drives such words, it is from a humble place, that I speak these words …..
Not one of super stardom, or, luxurious, palatial living, nah …….
It’s from a place of …. people filming you because they like, and respect, what you do, (Thanks XXX), appreciate you taking the time,
It’s from a place of having photos taken, not by some hotshot cameraperson, naaahhhhhhhh …..
… it’s from a place where a young lady appreciates your art, to the point where, she wants to have that memory, not only for herself, but, to share with as many people as she can …..
These are the things that …. Humble …. True Artists …. !!!!!
Not sell-out stadiums & filmed tours …… nahhhhhh …..
Our humility comes from the acceptance that we are art, we had little choice in the matter, many of us just want to, “fit in”, and be like the ignorant hoards, yeah, sometimes we do … !!! …
But …. be a sheep in the crowd … ??? …
… or … be the man who stands proud and shouts out loud !!!!!
I am a creative being … who has taken the time to take this creativity & make it into something bigger …. something meaningful …. something ….. worth preparing to present to audiences, for their minds & souls to connect with …..
Well, I guess as Dr. Dre has said …..
… “and this is the Mo’Fuckin thanks I get …. !!!!!
Well, I ain’t no Dre, and do not wish or pretend to be …..
But this attitude I bring ….
I guess, when all’s said & done …..
………… is just …………
An Art Thing ….. !!!!!!!
Shout outs to all who attended Pablo Donte’s last night down in the gap …..
Keep them fires burning ……
Nice to meet ya Mark ….. we’ll ketch up …. !!!!!
One Response to “An Art thing …. written by Big Virge 20/6/2012”
Robert Gibson (PassionPoet) Says:
June 20th, 2012 at 11:54 pm
Nice…. I can’t add any more to this work. Well said. Here’s to the grind to push our art forward – whether recognized or not – for the Love of Art!