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Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


It's Finally Done!!!

Yaaaay! It's finally done! Lots of work, but it's done.

11 Tracks of High Energy, Techno & Electronica inspired by Arabic rhythms for belly dance isolation & shimmy drills....AND for just plain fun dancin! (Hey, I could hope, eh? LOL)

Plus 2 bonus tracks:
- Selimah (Slither Mix): created for Selimah's Mystic Hips for snake dancing, a dark electronic piece based on a Turkish chiftetelli rhythm mixed with trip hop
- Oriental Drum Solo: the drum solo I'm teaching on my 2011 Tour!

You can download one track or the whole album
Yeah, it's on iTunes too...but I get more $$$ if you buy it from CDBaby. :)

Jim Boz: Shut Up and Shimmy

Next Project [X]

Coming Soon! (It's officially being mastered now, release date tentatively Monday!!!)

"SHUT UP & SHIMMY" (the cd)
Techno, High Energy & Electronica interpretations of Arabic & North African rhythms for belly dance isolation & shimmy drills. (Track listing in comments section)

...Ooooooh! I can't wait!
Okay, I just can't wait to get on to the next project! Bwahahahaa!

Track List
‎1 - Malfoofy (Extended Mix) [Malfuf rhythm; 130bpm]
2 - Al Asad (Shake This Mix) [Karachi rhythm; 123bpm]
3 - Saidi Sam (Extended Mix) [Saidi rhythm; 120bpm]
4 - Malaika (Heavenly Mix) [Khaligi rhythm; 123bpm]
5 - Cool Jirk (Habibi Mix) [Jirk ...rhythm; 126bpm]
6 - Clubland Rai (Happy Sauce Edit) [Rai rhythm; 125bpm]
7 - Electro Fellahin (Tribaltronic Mix) [Fellahin rhythm; 206bpm]
8 - Desert Jam (Fierce Hips Mix) [Fessani rhythm; 120bpm]
9 - Nubian Connection (Festive Mix) [Nubian Samba; 120bpm]
10 - Sombati's Groove (Chill Drill Mix) [Sombati rhythm; 120bpm]
11 - Drum Solo (Performance Edit) [Tabla Solo; 135bpm]

Available soon at CDBaby!

What the hell I've been up to

Yah, it's been awhile.
Not sure if anyone reads these things anyways.  :)

SO - other than travelling to visit the cubby in Toronto, been working heartily on music.  Had the cd release of my "Instructor's Toolkit: Volume 1" (if I put Vol 1 then I have to put more out, yes? That's like calling something the "first annual"!  LOL) and now working on my drills cd, plus other music.  

Here's some snippets of the stuff I've been working on, behind the cut cuz there's LOTS of YouTube links
These are not the droids you are looking for...Collapse )

Okay, Let's try this again

Seems the CDBaby links and LJ dont' get along.

HERE is a link to my new CD: Instructor's Toolkit Vol 1
It's nine tracks of 4 different Arabic rhythms all 8 minutes long for teaching & praticing Arabic & related dance forms (raks sharki, raks baladi, tribal, ATS/ITS, tribal/fusion, etc)


DIY is now WAY easier

I'm happy. First cd is out. Only avail for download (read: less capital investment).

Sales from this will fund the rest of them.
It's all Arabic rhythms specifically made for teaching/practicing Arabic (belly) dance.

YAAAAAAY!

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I'm happy. First cd is out. Only avail for download (read: less capital investment).

Sales from this will fund the rest of them.
It's all Arabic rhythms specifically made for teaching/practicing Arabic (belly) dance.

YAAAAAAY!

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"I write like" code dusted.
Word is it's a scam.

To be honest, I ran the same stuff thru a few times and got different responses! LOL

Still, it'd be funny to oversimplify some authors and sit around having shots coming up with the algorithms to do it. *giggle*

--

I write like a Canadian feminist.
kool
Wish I wrote like William Gibson or HP Lovecraft tho.
*sigh*

Add Buddhists To the List

From a "Buddhist point of view," lesbian and gay sex "is generally considered sexual misconduct," the Dalai Lama told reporters at a press conference

Okay, Buddhists were the only religious group I thought shouldn't be wiped off the face of the earth.
Thanks to this quote from head dipshit, Buddhism is now  included in the chant:

KILL RELIGION

The mind boggles

Not that I'm not over it, but here's an excellent example of online gay marketing and reality.

Before I met the cub, i was meeting guys online and open to dating.  I met a guy who lived in Denver. He was heading out here for work, and we were talking about getting together.  After some discussion, we picked a date and time.  He was flying in north of here, but was renting a car and heading down here.

So we made plans to get together on a Saturday afternoon.  Actually, even adjusted a few things for us to meet.

Then as the day happened, he didn't even bother to call.  Hours after we were supposed to meet, he msg'd me and said he was going to Bear Night.

Well then.

No worries tho. I know stuff happens and comes up.  I know that it's not some major tragic infraction of integrity, but it's kind of the mark of a jerk. I never expect anyone to be fully true to their word, cuz it's usually subjective.

Here's a quote from his profile on Bear411 tho. He just showed up as the 'star' so I looked at his profile. Funny to compare his words to his actions:
If you want to meet for a date that's great. Just don't waste my time with games and bs. My time is just as valuable as yours and I have just as much going on in my life as you do. I'm not going to suffer fools or children anymore.

Once again, I state: The ones who dont' want games or bs tend to be the gamers/bs'rs.  :)

It just amazes me cuz this guy probably thinks the whole world around him are liars and game players when he's either just as guilty, or probably the cause, of all of the drama he  perceives.

Actually, very glad that date never went thru. I never chatted with him again. No need to, he showed me who he is.  

Integrity!
There are so many biblical accounts of the miracles of our Saviour & Lord Jesus Christ, examples of His Divine abilities to forgive and heal, that we as the faulty sinners we are often overlook some of the less fondly remembered miracles and events of the life of Christ.

Luckily, there are still stories of miracles surviving the millenia, stories of modern pilgrims finding the Healing Word and artifacts of Our Lord.

One of the most important archaelogical finds of the last century was discovered by Christian archaelogist Franz "BoomBoom" Gervish. As a devout believer, Gervish has been able to discover, document and spread the glorious Word of more than 80 different miracles that have been unmarked by previous generations.

Maybe the greatest find of his lifetime was the Holy Turd of Japha.

In Gervish's own words, "I had been in the desert for 3 years, with the incompleted writings of the Prophet Jablata the Ill. I had lost 7 of my guides, 3 of which were able to sustain the rest of my crew by giving of their flesh for our sustenance as Our Lord had discussed with me on the night before their tragic and mysterious deaths.

"There it was, underneath the legends, the sands, the misguided ramblings of Jablata, who was probably getting a bit too heavy into the hallucinogenic effects of a small poisonous fish that inhabits the mediterranean sea, and beyond the mists of doubt of Our Faith: Enshrined in a small oval cask, encrusted with tigers eyes and a tight fitting lid, the Holy Turd!"

The trophy of his lifetime, the crowning achievement of a lifetime of work, the Holy Turd of Japha.

The legends that Gervish had pieced together that Jesus was quite fond of making his disciples eat things, for their healing properties and quite possibly just for the good damn fun of it.  It has been speculated, quite probably by spying atheists intent upon destroying our Faith in Our Lord, that when Jesus said, "Eat of my body" he was really just testing his disciples to see how far they'd go.

Apparently, before Jesus dared his drinking buddies with cannibalism, Jesus introduced his disciples to 'scat', that is, the ancient tradition of ingesting the fecal matter of a Prophet to gain insight into the teachings of Faith. The Aramaic word Jesus used was incorrectly translated, originally...but Gervish had proven by his find that "scat" amongst Jesus' disciples was a common practice enjoyed by many of his followers during what was recently translated as "ass kicking party".

Once Gervish had made his incredible find, the Jesuits under direction of the Pope Pius XII built a shrine to entomb the Holy Turd. Before even the first stone was laid, pilgrims were showing up to share in the Glory of the Turd.

Since the shrine was completed in 1948, millions upon millions of pilgrims have visited. It has been said that the Holy Turd brings healing and enlightenment to those who sing His Praise, or better yet, balance the Holy Turd upon their tongue while the residing Priest (the Holy Keeper of the Turd) says the Prayer of the Heavenly Scat.

Children have been healed of life threatening illnesses, men and women who were sure to be upon their death beds have found decades more life in Service to Our Lord and His Praise, and those that have found the Blessing of the Turd have found new Life in the Word of Our Lord.

It is most inspiring that those who have tasted the Scat of Our Lord have been able to overlook the one detail that has plagued believers since the Turd was discovered: that the night before Jesus laid the Holy Turd, he had corn.