Tantalizing Tuesdays

  Tuesdays have always been my favorite day of the week.  I find that for me, personally, I am super-sensitive and my intuition is highly in-tune on this day.  Things are just much more spiritually intense and in my face.  Therefore, it is a very chill day for me.  I like to relax and take it easy, accomplish what needs to be accomplished, and also have time for reflection.
As I got older, and more into the study of astrology, I learned that Tuesday is ruled by the planet Mars, which is the traditional ruler of Aries and Scorpio.  And as a Scorpio, this made perfect sense.  In fact, I was also born on a Tuesday.  So, I’d like to say that Tuesdays are MY day, a day of regeneration, birth and renewal.

Is there a day of the week that you have a special connection to?
If so, which one, and why?

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay
- Old English Nursery Rhyme

“The Takeover” vs. “Ether”: Large Professor Weighs in On The Combat Jack Show

“Just be still…  And it will be bestowed upon you.” – Large Professor 

When it comes to Hip Hop, it’s always very interesting and intriguing to hear inside stories and information about historic events that took place, that the public only gets a surface view of.  And in this video, Queensbridge legend, Large Professor, holds no punches; modestly, while giving us a glimpse of one of the most talked about rivalries in music history:  Jay-Z vs. Nas.

In this segment, Large Pro sits down with the men of The Combat Jack Show on Complex TV, and gives us his view of this “beef” as an insider and close comrade of Nas, but entails more about the musical process of creating “Ether” and his opinion on Hov’s “Takeover”, which is what initially started this musical clash.

From Nas’ writing process, his lyrical attack method, how the energy in the studio was, to the first beat that Nas intended to use: Large Professor paints an epic picture of how this whole scenario went down.  To all of my real Hip Hop heads out there, this is a must watch.  It’s not often that we get this kind of information, especially from a reliable source; such as, Large Pro.  He relays the science to us, so lovely.

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From your standpoint, which song do YOU think was superior:  “The Takeover” or “Ether”?
Who ultimately won the battle or the war???
Comment below!

Epic Quotes #5: Special Edition

Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.

I’m no model lady.  A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

The score never interested me, only the game.

~  Mary Jane “Mae” West

The Ease of Travel…

Photos:  Various pictures of the “Blue Mosque(s)”;
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey) and The Shrine of Ali (Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan)
Azulejo Ceramic Tilework;
The Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies (Lamego, Portugal) and The Chapel of Souls (Porto, Portugal)

Video:  “The Ease of Travel” by Malik Ameer and Lorin Benedict