The Soloist

28 04 2009

Jamie Foxx is lookin’ to get another Oscar for this one…

Jamie Foxx is Nathaniel Ayers, The Soloist

Jamie Foxx is Nathaniel Ayers, The Soloist

how incredible is he??  How PERFECT of a role for him to play…Jamie can’t seem to stray too far from the music…the love of music, which he as himself–innately– also has.  So it’s a given for him, and a “Straight-up Gift from God.”  A gift for his gift of acting, and music…what a treat it must’ve been.  He will reap the rewards…as long as he doesn’t make too much of an ass of himself in the process.

Oh my tangents…;)

A dear fellow alumni and friend of mine called me “out-of-the-blue” today because she was just “itching” to see The Soloist with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx…both extraordinary performances.

So we went to see it…funny because it was showing in two different theatres, one right across the way from the other… So how about we go LEFT when the ticketer had TOLD US to go RIGHT…we walk in on what is–unbeknownst to us at the time–the FRickin Middle of the damn movie!  We sit there…trying to hone in on what’s happening…I ask for the ticket stubs…we were in theatre 3…we needed to be in 6!  Lol…thank God I checked…well, we woulda figured it out eventually…COLLEGE GRADS…right!? LOL.

*Big Sigh* of relief as we make our way into the correct theatre…previews ablast….whew!   I was gonna be pissed had it not worked out the way it did. 😀

If you know about passion, come see this film.  If you feel alone in the world…come see this film. If you are a TRUE MUSIC HEAD, you’ll love this film.  Bring a friend who has been feeling down on themselves, this may sound a bit arrogant, but this film is a great way to feel better about your life situation.  If you are a believer, you will be fully re-affirmed in your faith.  God is amazing…maybe even if you need a good cry, to rejoice for your life and the people in it, see it for yourself.  This film is art recognizing art…If you are a journalist, musician, artist…If you worked for a dying, or now deceased newspaper, if you’re in search of what’s next…

Check it out.  🙂  *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*  !!!


It’s Time

22 04 2009

I just spoke to one of my only lifelong friends.  I am instantly inspired…The last couple of weeks have been timultuous, as far as my emotional life goes.  But my friend, he has just confirmed something for me and himself, unknowingly that had been the source of our many debates over the years.  That debate is of passion. And following it.   You see, I have always known myself to be an artist, my art is writing.  My imagination is something I now know to be a gift from God.  Anyway, I always told him I would follow my passion to write and become successful in life, earning my living doing it.  He didn’t believe one could pursue their passion and be successful; he thought that all it could amount to is “starving artistry.”

Well, he just unwittingly confirmed his prior beliefs to be wrong…as NOW, he is actually in HEAVY pursuit of his own lifelong passion, which has always been music.  He is a singer, dancer, actor extraodinaire in the making…and as he brought testimonials of his musical pursuits down upon my head this evening, I just had flashbacks from a time in his younger life when he put “foolish” dreams of music aside and began “being realistic” and working and saving money, because money is the only thing that is proof of any “real success.”  Hahahahaha…I remember that attitude, he put it on display constantly throughout middle and high school….

Well look how far he’s come…now a man, a “GRown Ass Man” as we like to say, hehe.  He is now a living testament, in my mind, that we, human beings, cannot deny the gifts that God has given us.  And if we do, we are surely to perish, if not in the flesh, in spirit, for sure. Something of us dies.  Something dies inside of us and makes life all the more unbearable when we suffocate those natural gifts given unto us.

With that said, I am ELATED to tears, that my friend has now overcome that false mentality of “Material Gain” determining his worth.  He knows who he is, and I am SO PROUD of him…mind you, he still WORKS more and harder than most people I know (two jobs in Economic recession, haha), he is blessed in more ways than one, I am so proud of him…AND the best thing about it is he is doing it all for the LOVE of his MUSIC! He’s come full circle in many ways…Tonight he has inspired me to the depths of my spirit, to do what is right for me, and for God…I too, am to shine.  His shear and unshakeable determination that I can feel burning within him is what “shook me up” to write this.   I’ll be damned if I stop now!

Salvation through Inspiraton :)

Salvation through Inspiraton 🙂

MABC, I LOVE YOU!!! Thank you!!!  MUAH!!!