Much more than my March Against Hate, many many multitudes marched on Colorado’s state Capital building to declare our love for all God’s childrens…
I want to keep Breast Cancer Awareness month rolling all year-long. I Stand Up 2 cancer for my cousin Tamara. She is singing with Jesus now but goddammit I wanted her to sing with me for a few more years. She passed away 8 years ago last week so here is my positive remembrance of a brilliant beautiful young black woman who will always be missed and never forgotten.
First some video of My cousin Tamara on her wedding day 2005.
Now a piece I wrote for Tammy on
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 AT 4:15 PM
Someday we will have DJs at funerals. I should know. I DJ’d a
wedding once. Well I shan’t say I DJ’d the wedding. I merely
pressed play on the tiny boom box (SONY) and here comes the
bride. ‘Twas a beautiful wedding. A black wedding. Meaning black
people do actually marry despite your racist hopes. The bride was
my first cousin Tamara Randall née Jackson. Yes the whole day was
beautiful. Stop it already. A scant 4 years later I attended her death.
A rainy morning. A call. Awoken early the morning sun not up. I
have a photograph taken July 27, 2003 maybe! My brother her sister
and I. I’m sticking a tongue out. I was mad at the fine Bahamian
wearing fake dreads making money by posing for photos for the
non-natives. But if you bypass my tongue in the photograph you can
see her. You can see the foursome of us smiling with random
Bahamian fake dread. If you look slightly left in the photograph you
can see her smile. Her smile. Her joie de vivre. A moment if you will
allow me. The Bahamian boys would not leave her alone. They
would whistle, catcall, stare and menace. But she was my family. She
was my cousin. Her protector and her friend. Those boys eyes would
follow us but when I held her hand down the boardwalk they did not
dare come within punching distance. I will refrain from her beauty.
Her elegance. Her ability to tell me to ‘shut the fuck up mark’ with
only a glance. Somewhere buried I have the video of her wedding. I
can’t watch it anymore but perhaps I should. I need to see her
happy again. Beautiful again and looking forward
Friday, September 18 is the date for Delight Night2. A variety show/concert which I am helping put on. It starts at 8 o’clock sharp with comedy from the Delight Night2 M.C., Louisiana native Larry Love. The venue is McDonough’s Irish Pub on Iliff just West of Havana st. and the 7/11. So have some free posters. You just have to pay printing costs if you want them to be physical posters. Hell, print a bunch to give to friends.
To quote Living Colour,
‘What’s your favorite color baby?’
For Immediate Release!
September 18, 2015 is Confirmed Date for
Delight Night 2! #TwerkingBeatsWorking
Delight Night 2 will open to the public at 8 PM. Show starts approximately one hour later. DN2 takes place at McDonough’s Irish Pub, 10395 e. Iliff ave. 80247. (NW corner Iliff & Havana). While McDonough’s is known for cozy cocktails and a gorgeous patio to watch live music, they were recently crowned Best Bar Food in Denver/Aurora.
Delight Night 2 Highlights:
Free Donuts! w/ your paid admission courtesy Lamar’s Donuts, only the bestest freshest dang donuts in Colorado!
Taller Than You Think Comedy!
From HeckleProof Host Louziana Larry Love.
Lots & Lots of Live Music! –
Electronic Improv Artists
Tung & Gruv!
The Riotous Rock of
Big Green Carpet!
Homegrown Urban Folk Artist
Sweet Hooks & Good Looks from
Much More 2 Come!