Saturday, February 03, 2018


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