I know it may seem that I’ve been slacking on posts, but I really haven’t. I’ve been working in the background.
But also, I have days where I may have a little anxiety about the times we’re in.
I wish more of us would admit that we’re going through shit. Because there’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. It’s a lot to comprehend. It’s a lot of uncertainty. It’s challenging our Faith, challenging our truth, and it’s challenging who we are. We should just admit that we’re going through things.
On my good days, however, I am creating. I have upcoming posts on the That Monkey. I have another post that’s coming up on Truth Decay. And I want to do a post on vaccines because that’s not for me when it comes out.
So, I thought I’d give you a little teaser for now, while I create more content for you, in the background.
The other day, I was just stumbling through my YouTube feed and ran across Common in a studio performance. And it was incredibly beautiful! It shows me that we share a common vibe. I’ve always liked Common. He shows me that what he’s saying is what I’ve been saying in most of my posts. …About this revolution.
Listen to it, especially the 1st, 2nd, and 4th tracks. Those are really good. I also put in a little Eryka Badu. I skipped Common’s video by mistake and discovered a quarantine performance by Eryka Badu. It’s also a performance video and it’s nice.
Kevy Michaels Video
Uplift Urself – Common Erykah Mr. MYOB & Denver Art – YouTube – Dec 5, 2020 – Kevy Michaels
This video is a teaser to lift your day until tomorrow’s blog post. I feature poetic artists that I like, Common, Erykah Badu, and Mr. MYOB, a Denver rap artist. I will also take you on a virtual tour of the Masters Gallery Denver, and provide supportive content on dealing with anxiety, depression, and uncertainly during the Revolution. I hope you enjoy it.
Virtual Tour October 2020 – Oct 20, 2020 – Masters Gallery Denver
Make it a very great day but admit that you’re going through something. It is normal. We are all going through a lot right now. We just don’t know what will happen, what the outcome will be.
But we do know that Spring always comes. It’s gonna get good, then it’s gonna get bad again. But for now, please admit that it’s a little challenging, then someday, it’ll be a whole lot better.
I observe people every day, friends, family, people I encounter, and complete strangers on the street. I could tell that they’re going to shit, just by the way they act, by the expression on their faces, they’re not answering their phone, saying they’ll do things that they never do. It’s so crazy!
If we admitted our anxiety to ourselves, become a bit more honest with ourselves, and with each other, I believe that we will get through this era better.
We must do this along with going within, to the God within.
In this post, I will include 3 poetic performing artists Erykah Badu, Common, and Mr. MYOB (He’s my buddy).
I also added videos about dealing with and admitting to the challenges that we may be going through doing this time of pandemic and uncertainty.
I hope that you enjoy it until I can get to the other post. Please try to enjoy this content and share it with others who are receptive. …For now, this is Kevy Michaels. Make it a great day!
Common – A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1) – Think Common
Common Seeks Serenity On New Song ‘Say Peace’ With Black Thought, PJ – Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 1 – October 28, 2020 – Jon Blistein – Rolling Stone
A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 1, which follows Common’s 2019 album Let Love, will feature seven new songs, plus two interludes. The rapper made the record with a core band that featured PJ on vocals, Robert Glasper on keys, Karriem Riggins on drums, Burniss Travis on bass, and Isaiah Sharkey on guitar. Lenny Kravitz will also feature on the project.
In a statement, Common said he hopes the collection will “uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices.” He added, “A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 1 is an affirmation. It’s recognition. It’s elevation. It’s music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do. Regardless of the outcome of the election, we need to make sure things do not return to the status quo. The intention of the music is to channel all of our pain and outrage into something productive, inspirational, and good. It’s to help lead a movement into our next phase of the work to be done.” Read More
A Beautiful Revolution Intro Lyrics:
Ain’t it beautiful?
When we smile it’s a musical
An act of revolution and the stage is a human one
Some people spend their lives wearing the costume
When the script is Sanskrit in the palms of our worship
The same hands we go to work with
The same hands we go to work with
Put the real work in
Meditation and stillness so your focus is the realest
Screaming from the outskirts while your voice is the clearest
Wishing for answers inside of elections
When justice was just born inside your reflection
Here we stand, survivors of Holocausts
Oceans of bodies bound and lost
Our dreams swam across
Found the will to still live at all costs
The true mastery of self, honoring tears
Loving the mayor beyond your greatest fears
A small army traveling beneath your skin, walking alone if you need to
The revolution’s within
Our bodies burst suns, wrapped around Earth’s axis
Spinning the way people do and change is necessary action
Our ancestors saw us in the future, in perfect, perfect beams of light
A sacred prophecy of what’s possible
Be still and steal the night
We are centuries of grace
The internal uprising, the creation of race
The spiritual warfare in the one you can win
An army of angels begin where we end
We beautiful broken, warrior ready in soul hood
The wish and the wish you would
The daughters of drum spangled banners
We are the tearing down, are falling together
Our cosmos, our stars
A subtle peace, ain’t it a miracle to simply feel safe
Asatta, Muhammad, Jesus, Harriet
Fannie, Martin, Sojourner
Common – Say Peace feat. Black Thought (Official Audio) – Oct 27, 2020 – Think Common
Introducing Mr. MYOB ‘Colorado Freestyling’ – Dec 4, 2020 – Kevy Michaels
Mr. MYOB & Me were just kicking today while Coronavirus was kicking it. We made this freestyle unscripted today! …And this isn’t the real video that we will drop soon!
Created by Mr. MYOB & Kevy Michaels
Dax – “Dear God” (Official Music Video) – Oct 10, 2019 – Dax
Mr. MYOB turned me on this video where Dax passionately pleas to God. This video may contain offensive language for some, but not for me. Kevy
Do you believe in God? Share “Dear God” with someone you know and let’s talk. Thank you. Click here to listen: https://dax.lnk.to/DearGodFA
Neo Soul Mixes
So good to me | Neo-Soul Mix – Aug 9, 2020 – Rhymes Concerto
“Feva 4Da Flava” [Hip Hop, Neosoul]- Mixtape No.43 by Azul Horizon – Nov 5, 2020 – World’s No.1 Music Vibe
Too Shy | Neo-Soul Mix – Aug 2, 2020 – Rhymes Concerto
Sample & Soul Shaolin Rza Mix – Aug 28, 2020 – Lou Dav
Coronavirus | Dealing with anxiety & mental health during a pandemic – Apr 9, 2020 – Babylon Health
Coronavirus can stir up all sorts of feelings, like fear, anxiety or stress. A little stress can be helpful. It can be the motivator that keeps us self-isolating or washing our hands. But constant or high levels of stress can negatively affect our mental and physical health.
Taking care of the mind is always important but doing so in the midst of a pandemic can be tricky. So, watch this video for some tips and techniques to help get you through your day.
Coping With Stress During COVID-19 – Sep 30, 2020 – Digital Medic at Stanford University
During this difficult time, we are all experiencing stress in some form. This stress affects people in different ways. Take a moment to notice and accept your feelings. These are normal reactions to an abnormal situation.
Avoid coping strategies that will make you feel worse and instead use strategies like talking about your experience, spending time with loved ones, getting your news from reliable sources, and taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Remember, you are not alone. If there is violence in your home or if you are thinking of hurting yourself or others, talk to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor or call your local emergency hotlines. There is help in your community.
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