Thursday, July 12, 2007

All the blogs I've written over the past year or so, and the one about me treating the intern like he's in a concentration camp and I'm Hitler, and THAT'S the one that drums up the most comments? All the man had to do was step and say he wanted to play his music, or he could have continued playing it, and made me say something. Now, in fairness to me, I did let him play his music during lunch, and he rewarded me by playing the EXACT same song over and over. This just further lets me know my behavior was needed. And may I add that he asked me to take his picture...IN THE OFFICE..for his myspace page? I just thought I'd pile on a little bit there. He is a good kid, very smart, and he picks up things quickly, and he is also very articulate and he speaks so damn well. I plan to help him out over the next couple of months, but come on man..what's wrong with a little hazing?

Last night, for the second time within a week, I went to listen to some jazz for a bit. And for the second time, both the band and the crowd listening to said band, were 95% white. Now, I'm not a racist at all(yes I am), but it continues to frustrate me that I don't see more people who look like me listening to the music. When I left this spot, I walked by a couple night clubs, and there were all the black people. I wish I could say this was an isolated incident, but its been happening gradually over the past 10-15 years or so, and even the jazz musicians have stood up and taken notice. I remember Branford Marsalis saying one time he loves anybody that loves his music white or black..but considering the roots of jazz, it pains him that a certain chunk of black folks in my generation just don't care for jazz. I love jazz, because my father loved it, and made me listen to it. Depending on how much I like someone, I will turn them on to jazz, and I definitely do it with my son. I just wish more people would get into it, but that's just me speaking selfishly once again.

By the way, after I left the jazz performance, I was headed home and I saw Sugar Bear of EU(Mr. Doin the Butt Man to everyone outside of DC). He was in an SUV in front of Ben's Chilli Bowl, and you'll never guess what song was blaring out of his 11pm no less...Da Butt. Now I'm the best with numbers and the like, but I am pret-tay, pret-tay sure that song came out in 1988. I wonder if he's a member of the Uncle Ben's older man crew that use creepy tactics to get women. His theory is that if he loudly plays a song in his car, that he starred in 20 years ago, maybe someone will recognize him, then give him some trim. The whole scene struck me as odd..then again, I am the same man who terrorizes 20 year old interns, so maybe it is I who is the odd one.

Disrespectful - Chaka Khan featuring Mary J Blige


Jamal said...

You have to feel bad for sugar bear......Does that make him an attention whore??? Makes you wonder.

Sha said...

Did he ask if u had myspace? LOL!

Bashful said...

Rashad could you point a sistah in the direction of some area Jazz clubs?

Poor intern. He just does not know who he is dealing with... you can be so cruel sometimes.

No comment on Sugar Bear.

TM said...

Did you take the myspace pic and will you add him as a friend on your page? LOL!

Some of our people just can't get past our music which is sad. They have no clue what they're missing.

GemEnigma said...

maybe you should find the intern's myspace page so you can see what comments he has about his coworkers.... :-P

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

I know a lot of people who love jazz. But they never go to jazz clubs. I think they forget that jazz clubs exisist. I tend to go see jazz "greats" perform but I rarely go to jazz clubs. I really should, thanks for the reminder.

you should have link Wesley Snipes from Mo Betta Blues.