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Saturday, February 03, 2018

DECENT SOMETHING COME BLACK AGAIN

It's February! Happy Black History Month! Nappy Black OurHistory Month! Bob Marley Month, Dennis Brown Month and yes its CoknI O Dire Month. We were all born in February; D Brown on the 1st, Bob on the 6th and InI on the 23rd. Tribe of Joseph YU ZEEE IT? I say that all to say that its an honor to be in this tribe with these guys exactly; the King and Prince of Reggae.

My podcast "Decent Something" is finally available on Mixcloud. Wanted to get it on Soundcloud as well but its gonna take some figuring. The thing is on the free.99 account, you are allotted a limited amount of time and if you exceed that they bounce back an episode to make space for a new one. On this one, they decided to tell me fi GWEH! Since my podcast exceeded the 33 minutes that were available, I couldn't get it on there.
No worries because Mixcloud seems not to care what you do or the length for free. I never forget TINSTAFL (There is no such thing as a free lunch) because I had to do a lotta of work. Hours of editing and ting to get it on Mixcloud. First thing was to encode the aiff to an mp3 because Mixcloud nuh love aiffs. Then I imported the playlist from Serato that for some reason had nothing in certain columns when it populated on the Mixcloud site so I had to edit that. After making it nice and perfect which wasn't easy, it wouldn't let me publish. It said something about I couldn't publish this episode because there were errors in the form that had to be corrected before posting. (How bored are you of this story?)
Long story short, I figured out and here it is!


I say all I said to say that when you see my consistency don't take it for granted as I don't those who are religious with their posts. Federation always on point every Friday playing new music. I don't play new music. DJ Numark does an all vinyl performance video for every sign of the Zodiac equipt with moving camera and new honorees and configurations every year. Not easy.
If you podcast I just encourage you to make it pop. Its worth the work that you usually don't get paid to do but freedom is free for a reason and it's better than all material. I'm old enough to have experienced that without being hyperbolic. The reward is completing something creative and inspiring people in a way that will last longer than your days on the earth. Bless up and blossom

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The OTO Show

Every Tuesday I plan - contemplate - let's be honest, PROCRASTINATE on doing this podcast.
For therapeutic purposes, I vent out frustrations and play a set having to do with what I'm feeling that week. I have a Mixcloud account and I feel like I'm not doing it the way that I am supposed to do it. Still, I believe that if I just do my best with what I got, then everything will be OK. I'm talking to my man D. Brown and he was like how do you know what to do? I was like as funny as it sounds or cliche, you just gotta do it. Even if it sucks. Just the idea of manifesting what you had in your head and heart is awesome. The success is in showing up. I can understand how that's not easy to do; it's not easy for me. Today's podcast would have never happened if I over-analyzed it or was crazy critical. I mean I am all those things but I can override my psychosis so that I can finish the task at hand.
Anyway, enjoy this and let me know what it do. Subscribe, rate, comment, share and follow man on FB, Twitter and Instagram @KingCoknI SALUTE


Monday, May 22, 2017

Alien: Covenant REVIEW


cov·e·nant

ˈkəvənənt/
noun
  1. 1.
    an agreement.
a·li·en
ˈālēən/
adjective
  1. 1.
    belonging to a foreign country or nation.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Read more: http://www.alien-covenant.com/#ixzz4hr7L2h3Q 


That being said, I'd to explore the expectations and the disappointments I had with this movie. My reviews are hasty because I currently see movies when I can or afford as opposed to many established critics that are forwarded advanced releases to screen. No worries because I got to see it today in the last week of the merrily merrily month of May. I was taken by surprise ... Sorry. Let me contend with my apparent attention deficiency and get on down with my bad self.
Went to see Alien: Covenant with my wife and my neph both of whom I like seeing movies with from time to time. My nephew (@negroMagicTV) especially because we build and destroy. He a young boy and I'm a old head so our world views clash, but we still find enlightenment from each other somehow. The Wiz, my wife!, tends to come off unequipped with the convos that me and Nephew have but don't let her fool you. She knows what's up she just pretty over it which says a lot about what I took away from this film.
My early ALIEN experience took place in a bookstore. I didn't know Ridley Scott from Scott la Rock, but I heard about the movie Alien as it was released when I was quite young in 1979. Making moves on my roller skates in Manhattan rolling around Wall Street and fell up into a bookstore that had graphic novels in the back and that's when I saw it. The illustrated adaptation of Alien written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by Walter Simonson. So real talk, I've never really seen the movie. Just parts and thought I'm not gonna see it because (A) I couldn't being under 17 without parent or guardian and (B) I know the whole story from seeing the graphic novel. I never bought the book because I had no money so go go gadget Amazon!

Can we just get back to what you thought about the movie CoknI? Sure. Fair enough. I liked it but I don't like spoilers so let me give you one which brings up my disappointment. All the color people die first. This wasn't what I was expecting in this Millenial era. My hope was they would actually have the movie be the success of wiping out all non-metalic organisms basically any living thing that breathes, eats or shits. The vibe I was on, was since there was a deeper view from following the career of the original Oscar winner, Alien designer H.R. Giger, we would see a little bit of an elaboration on that existentialist ideal that Giger reps in all his art. What came first, the mother or the idea of mother? I got that from the documentary on him. There is a scene in that doc where a guy got to meet him before he passed and just wept openly. I totally understand. To be around a person who gets it its divine. Speaking of, I gotta big up my bredren Divine Styler who's a sick graphic artist inspired by G.

What were we talking about? Oh yes! Alien: Covenant I thought it was a Hollywood vehicle designed to draw great numbers at the box office. I'm a ticket buyer. I don't really fool with bootlegs. I'm the type of guy who watches a movie and then go buy it if it's all that. The films I buy are to my standard movies you can watch over and over and get fresh new views (pardon the pun) or enjoy the revisitation again kinda like that part in the barn in Purple Rain? I digress.

The art is about the perinatal journey and that's the source of life as we know it. The Alien story is the glorification of the perfect being either discovered, captured or created and all by human involvement. Until now or should I say then or should I say soon? Alien: Covenant is a fun flick but for me an unapologetic nerd who will fuck you up, I need more mentalness. It's got cool tech but its light on Giger and ethos. The tagline of the original entry was "In space no one can hear you scream" because there is no sound in space. So any movie with explosions or billowing sail sounds while in orbit is bogus bro. Perhaps things are implied because I guess they think people who are going to see it aren't really committed to Prometheus which is definitely not the case.
Just want to be clear. I liked the movie even though it didn't meet my expectations just like when these assholes go to other people's places and call them aliens and fuck up their land with their shit. Maybe I'm a bit triggered. Thanks for, like the implanted creature in the astronaut, letting me get all this off my chest.
It's a challenge to write in a world where 140 character expressions and memes speak volumes virally. The pathogen of apathy is rampant but stay woke nerds. Hate World. Revenge soon! 

Thursday, May 04, 2017

My Brother in Christ


WHAT A NIGHT inside a new location in Deep Ellum. Not at Off The Record as shown on the flier. Nonetheless, the place was insane. Big up my man Moody and all the crew. The new spot or the current spot or is at least where we was at this month's first Thursday, May the Fourth be with you 2017 where we were entertained by the sounds played by crucial selectors like the one call Jay Clipp alongside 5D, JT Donaldson, DJ Spinderella, and Luke Sardello. Bare 45RPM 7"s flung from night. With my brother affectionally known as Lou Bird, Breakbeat Lou Flores. SALUTE. Love this brother! Met him when we were all in alliance with Beatminerz Radio. We build on the Christian foundation of Agape (Unconditional love). Foundation youth Lou Bird, blessed the decks boy! Sticking to a groove that kept the floor 
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MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU

It's just a podcast. Get paid!
The theme is money. I thought it overkill to write the same description I have on the podcast page but what if you never go there? At any rate, I'm gonna regurge the sentient without plagiarizing myself. Basically, when I did this I wasn't thinking about Star Wars but you can definitely feel the force with all the bass and sound effects and what not. Pretty much most of my sets are organic. That's cool but I would prefer as an artist to be perfect and plan properly. Still, I can tell before going in by the time of day, my mind flow, the area I'm working, that everything is gonna be alright. As a practitioner of Feng Shui, I maintain positive energy in my environment. It's difficult because everybody not on that shit. With that been said, I know it's on me to be the change I want in my life. So here in a nutshell is a mix that's money based. Collaterals. Capitalism. Fulfillment and the fullness thereof. Getting the gwap, the trap, the plata, the FUCKING CASH! It's important to bag because money don't stay; its to spend, lose, and lend. PERIOD. Lets allow me to lighten up a bit. Apparently, all this talk of mammon got me spirited. Back to the force. Those few who that have yet to see anything in the Star Wars anthology should be familiar with THE FORCE, The god of science. I need it you need it and I hope you have it. PLEASE RATE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE DONATE AND SHARE. I'm doing my best to deliver my best for my family and culture. Your support is appreciated. www.paypal.com

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

CoknI Know Idea - Type Therapeutic


My name is one of my pets. A pet name if you will. Why not?
Still, the point I'm making that the entitling of the event, COKNIO UNCHANGED's obviously a Django movie style thing. It was important to me as most things I am involved in is as important to you.The movie THE HARDER THEY COME that I saw in the movies at the ripe age of 6 with my family and the whole block to the Cambria Theater on the boulevard of Linden. In that movie, it shows a scene from Django and I was like yo!! I dug how the guys had red hoods on a teeming with gun. In the flim you watch the black faces in the cinema watching Django from the Kingston Rialto. Just the blend of the theater IRL and the scene on screen was like, NY and Jamaica captured in a moment together. One screen in front of me and the other on the letterbox of my heart. (cornball) At SIX I knew what was aesthetically appropriate in an urban Caribbean setting. I don't know if it was because the movie gave the Jamaican community great joy that they didn't give a fuck if they were saved and sanctified because was from out their Christian lips all in the theater is where I first heard all the CLOTS. I thought it was the movie but no .. the only cuss they say is fuck, tu rass and backside.

Let me get to point that I'm illustrating poorly of what I wish to convey. Part of the passion why I love DJs has a lot to my early introduction to music cinema and esoterica. You'll more than likely follow what I mean when you hear the type of music a play. The flave of the dancehall style that I enjoy which is JUGGLIN. If you know what that means, SALUTE. If you're not sure. SALUTE. Each one Teach one is a pillar. Basically, jugglin' comes from football jugglin where you keep the ball rolling in step; flipping different style displaying ill technique. It dazzles the watcher and can hypnotize a defender. (You know I'm talking about fut'bol right?)
Just like in the sport of DJing you are given media to transcribe to an audience in a way we would hope would rock. Some DJs I don't what they thinking. Its OK to stay home you know? Well, I was raised that this game is always collaborative. A DJ is a Disc Jockey and a Jockey haffi move YAW!!! And as an NFL reference, the QB is best from the pocket and running all over the place. It is entertaining but sometimes you are just required to do your job. Stay on the set and make the plays. ENOUGH SPORTS!! A MUSIC WE DEFEND. A selector knows how to pass it to the operator while the mixer is prepped propper making a creative cohesive experience for the crowd and mic chanter. The owner oughta make good on their investment. This reminds me of those sick dancehall tapes with Papa San and Lt. Stitchie and dem man deh. They would juggle lyrics and one of my favorite styles was when they would take a topic and make a party theme out of it. Like San did Animal Party and Stitchie did a thing with Ants where Super Cat kills it with Vineyard Party I think it name Ants A Badda Me. Wicked. (See link:) Point is they used to say things like "Keeping a dance inna di gun shop where every gatlin cock up to fire gun shot" or some shit like that.
I just be digging homogeneous lyrics. You know what I mean everything going together in a fine style.
Thanks for checking for this Umoja mix on the OTO Show podcast. This set is on that... I can't front, I was very happy with how the mix turned out and the crowd at Nola's in DTLA that Beautiful Cali night in spring 2013 [Pisces Season]. Shout to Zoe Saldana and my girl Amy Kravitz in the house!! Thanks again for spending this time with me again. Consistency requires the right type of mixing before you pour everything to make that cake. Seen
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Friday, May 06, 2016

How To Change Your Life

The Four Agreements are: 
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.