Thursday, October 25, 2007

Looking forward to this...

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust Produced by Trent Reznor.

The new Saul Williams CD.


1. Black History Month
2. Convict Colony
3. Tr(n)igger
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday
5. Break
6. NiggyTardust
7. DNA
8. WTF!
9. Scared Money
10. Raw
11. Skin of a Drum
12. No One Ever Does
13. Banged and Blown Through
14. Raised to be Lowered
15. The Ritual

Order here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Back in Los Angeles

I'm back in LA, now. New York was great. Really great. (So fucking warm...) The PEN awards ceremony was amazing. Sitting on the same stage as one of my heroines, the great Sonia Sanchez, and having her ask questions about my work, having it be clear that she'd actually read it and thought about it and seemingly liked it... and having her come up to me at the post-ceremony reception and say, "My young brotha, you must sign my copy of your book." No words to even express how dope that was. I'm feenin' for New York right now now. Seriously missing my beyond-brother/brother from another mother / ace-boon-coon, Billbrown, his amazing Harlem apartment and his crackhead cats Sammy and Rosie. I will post up some new stuff blog soon, as well as some pics from the PEN event. The trip back east was sobering and thought-provoking, making some career choices and decisions-to-be-made crystal clear. But why-come nobody be tellin' you that clarity can be a terrifying state of mind? Gotta bounce now and meet some deadlines: a big music feature for the LA Weekly that drops next week (the Unabridged Hardy Original Mix of that will have to wait for Blood Beats Vol. 3... which is a long, long, loooooong ways away) and then fine-tune the profile of Mary J. Blige that I'm doing for an upcoming cover story for the Advocate. (Mary fans... she's dope. Everything you'd want her to be. I wasn't a believer before but I "get" the hype now. And the few tracks she played me from her upcoming album were very, very nice.)