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09/12/2004
Entry: "The Big Chill"

Hey family…not a thang going on this weekend. Not that I’m complaining, I really enjoy it sometimes when there aint squat going on. Especially when every weekend since the beginning of summer has been taken up doing something it seems. Well, actually I can't say I didn't do anything...I did do something yesterday, I went to my Dad’s to watch that movie “Passions of the Christ” around noon and later in the afternoon I went to my sis-n-law’s for a hit-n-run cookout…(that’s where I show up, grab a bite, and flee…LOL) Right now I’m sitting here in front of the PC listening to some of my favorite melodies that I listen to when I’m getting ready to do some painting or drawing. One of my all time favorites is “Always and Forever”, the original version by Heatwave. That song is just so me…if I could only hit the high notes in that one…*sigh* I also like “Hotel California” by The Eagles…yeah, that’s right, The Eagles. I couldn’t draw a lick if I didn’t have some Maxwell playing in the background, and Sade always has a reserved spot in my CD player. These are just a few of the tunes that help to settle my mind, not only when I’m creating something artistically, but also when I just need to work things out inside. Although I like that bass thumping jam when I’m in my fly mode, when it’s time to get on down, and I mean get on down deep and dirty, then a brutha needs something mellow, something that will help me find that natural rhythm, that flow. I’m all about loving life so I tend to like songs that speak of love and togetherness, especially the old school songs from the Commodores, The Floaters, The Isley Brothers, The Chi-Lites, Norman Connors, The O’Jays, The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire…goodness there are just too many to mention here. But these sounds are what settles a brutha so that he can find his flow. Right now I’m trying to finish a poster design I’m working on, I’ll probably post a mini-version of the graphics that I used for it soon. Maxwell is taking the flow home for me…’bout time to sign out and chill for the rest of the afternoon, so on that wave you’ll find me…chilln in Baltimore.

Y’all enjoy the rest of this weekend
~peace~

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14 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 @ 05:51 AM EST
Internet Spam said

Thank you! Chinese Apes.

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on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 @ 05:50 AM EST
Internet Spam said

Thank you! Chinese Apes.

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on Thursday, September 16th, 2004 @ 01:39 AM EST
France said

Hey Greggy,
Um! You're namin' all my favorite old school groups. How 'bout some Delfonics or Bloodstone? Remember Natural High, & La' La' means I love you? Like you said "there are too many to name. Always & Forever is certainly an all time classic. Even the young kids today love that song. Hope your week's going well Greggy. Take care! LOL

yeah, the kids today love that song because some of them can recognize good music when they hear it...LOL. Oh yeah, The Delfonics, Bloodstone, oh my goodness, Natural High....stop me. Glad you weathered the latest storms down the way, it's amazing that there are still more coming down the pike at y'all. Please be safe France, this has been a hurricane season for the ages and it's not over with yet! Be careful and have a nice weekend!...G

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on Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 @ 10:35 PM EST
pear said

yes, that would make a nice belated b-day gift to burn me some cd's of that music! just a suggestion. *wink*

lata razz

grinzzz...*adding you to the list of about 50 people who have asked me for recordings of those songs*...maybe I should go into the music CD recording bizness, eh? What I need to do before too late is get all my old stuff copied to CD's instead of the old albums they're on...Oh...Happy Belated, too!...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 07:14 PM EST
Steph said

Hey Big Daddy LOL.
It's been awhile since I stopped, we just got back in from visiting the family in Cali...I'll email you the details soon ok? Your site is getting better and better each time I come here boiiismileKeep the good music playing until I get there ok? lol. take care sweets

lmao@ "Big Daddy"... sounds like I'm a gangster or sum'...LMAO. Glad you had a fun time and a safe trip out west, hope the crew is doing great, yes? Thanks for kind words about my site my friend, always appreciated. You know the music will be playing (on low though, since I don't want to frink the neighbors..lol) when you get here so it's all good for you! smile Take care Steph and have a groovy week!...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 07:08 PM EST
Raven said

Hi Greggy. So glad you were able to rest and relax this weekend. Along with everything else I see we both share the same tastes in music toosmile Its amazing how much of a vibe we have in common. I even tried some computer art this weekend cant wait to show youbig grin and cant wait to see the posters too! Thank you for encouraging me with this maybe I can be good as you one daywink Have a nice week I know you cant wait until Friday!big grin

Hey buddy! yes yes yes I was able to get my rest and relax on this past weekend *wink* I'm not at all surprised that we share similar interests in music, after all we are both from the same time frame when all that good music was made. We do share many other items of interest though. I'm really impressed with your computer art, you've definitely got a new fan here big grin, but I've been telling you since I met you that you had potential...LOL. Perhaps now you will allow me to convince you to get your own site like I have and post some of your work, it really is beautiful. And you know I am so waiting on Friday so I can get this vacation party on the road! You have a wonderful and fulfilling week yourself and keep up the good artwork...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 06:17 PM EST
Frank said

Simply amazing what one can always accomplish with just the right type of sounds wafting out of that stereo's speaker. And from an artistic point of you, I know where a brotha is coming from. Ultimate stimulation and an aptly titled: The Big Chill indeed. Have a great week Greggy.

yeah boy....I know you be jamming on some smooth sounds too when you trying to get busy too right? kinda funny though how the right sounds can make all the difference in the world as far as getting me in the right mood for working....have a good one brother...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 03:07 PM EST
Shanti said

whats really good greggy! we wanted to rent passion of the christ, but im not sure if im gonna like it, since first of all i'm not religious and second of all, i dont like "exeggerated" movies... iono, i heard it's good tho.. thanks for keeping in touch..

Well put it this way Shanti..if you're not religious or knowledgable about biblical facts you may find that movie a bit like any other Hollywood contraption. I liked it myself, although I didn't think for a second that it rose to the level of hysteria and hype that they made it out to be. Overall it's a pretty good flick though. Other than that, not too much going on in my neck of the woods, I'm still chillin'! Hey, thank YOU for keeping in touch, the feeling is mutual! have a great week!...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 11:47 AM EST
mrs. j.o.y. said

confused
HEY GREGGY!!!! i know it's been a while, but charge it 2 my head not my heart!!! u know i'm all in love and playing the NEWLYWED role. sorry i've been neglecting your blog. u've done some great things 2 it. i see u have comments added. i always love coming here. u're flow is so cool eh?

OMG!!! Is that you j.o.y.? Lawd girl, I was just sitting here broadcasting an ALL Points Bulletin on your missing in action butt!! LMAO. Very nice of you to stop by today my friend, I know you've been living the life since you've gotten hitchedsmile...that's why I haven't disturbed ya either. lol Whenever you have time to stop and say hi, please do so, you are always welcome in my world. Don't neglect a brutha so long ok?...lol......G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 07:49 AM EST
Claudia said

Hi Greggy,
I'm glad that you had a relaxing weekend. Now, you approach your art "fresh as a daisy" Your website is amazing! shocked

*sigh* Why come we don't have 5 days of Saturday's and 1 day of Monday's? Awwww Claudia, thanx for the vote of like for my site! I got a lot of creative vibes in me body just raring to spring forth! Have a fulfilling week my friend!...G

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on Monday, September 13th, 2004 @ 12:56 AM EST
Meadow said

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.*Aldous Huxley

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.*Red Auerbach

Tunes easing you into your creative mode and freeing you to let loose with your expression, sounds like you are enjoying a very relaxed, centred existence. Flow and radiate smile

yeah Meadow, I had a delightfully lazy weekend, but did manage to find my flow for a few moments to do some art. My neighbor even got into the act by "allowing" me to listen in on his loud music too. I guess he was only trying to help, huh? lol...have a good week...G

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on Sunday, September 12th, 2004 @ 07:55 PM EST
Art4SouL said

Greggy your house sounds like the place to be right now playing all the ole school jams. Boy don’t take me back there you know how I feel about some Heatwave and some Earth Wind and Fire. Umm could you slide a little Frankie Beverly and Maze in the mix LOL. I’m LOL @ hit-n-run cookout your sis-in-law should murder you for that *just kidding hehehe* I’m glad you had a wonderful week end. Now you gone get your flow on with that poster I look forward to seeing it. Have a great week Take it EZ

Shhhh...don't tell nobody, heah? Last thing I need is a tribe of folk beating my door down looking for some jams...LOL. I gots some Frankie Beverly and Maze in the mix too, what time should I expect you dear? Yeah, I'll hit 'n run a cookout anyday, I got it down to an artform. Most of the time they don't even know I've made my move until I'm long gone...LMAO. Thanx for stopping through, you have a good week as well, I'll let you see the design when it's all said and done...G

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on Sunday, September 12th, 2004 @ 06:10 PM EST
Honey said

I feel ya on that Heatwave, that's my favorite slow jam by them altho "Mind Blowing Decisions" runs a close second. First time poster here and your artwork is beautiful smile

Thanks Honey for the kind words my friend. Yes "Mind Blowing Decisions" was tight also, in fact I liked that whole album. If this was your first time posting here don't make it your last :o), you are always welcome to stroll here anyday, cool?...G

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on Sunday, September 12th, 2004 @ 01:43 PM EST
Chandra said

Hey Greggy, just stopping by to see how ya doing. I'm working on my site now but I still don't know when it will be ready. Well later wink

Hey Chandra...what's new in your world? I'm still waiting on your new layout, I'll be patient though. Hope everythings going well for you now. Thanks for checking on a brothaman...G

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