I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for South African poets. They have a way of painting some of the most lurid pictures I have ever seen with only words. Never in my life have I heard of one of as young as Lee Mokobe. He is unparalleled in his skill level and I can definitely learn a thing or two from him. I hope I am fortunate enough to meet him at Brave New Voices next month.
Oncoming traffic is embracing more transgendered children than parents. – Lee Mokobe
I was definitely like five or six years too late to catch Firefly while it was on the air, but I love the series. It’s nice to see some of the cast members getting back together to do some new stuff for their fans. I’m excited about this project. I hope it has many success. For info on the series and to support the indiegogo campaign, click the following link. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/con-man
This video was shot back 2011 for one of my pieces called The People Don’t Know. I didn’t remember that we had done the piece until recently, when a friend of mine sent me the video file.
I toyed around with some of YouTube’s editing tools for the upload and honestly, they’re okay….. but then again, I never was good cinematographer.
I grew up a bit of a Disney nerd. Seriously, my obsession with Disney goes far deeper than I care to share, but suffice it to say that when I lived with my aunt in Nigeria, we had quite a few of the Disney classics on both VHS and DVD. In any case, I started thinking about a lot of the great songs and moments in many of Disney’s films and a mind blowing thought occurred to me.
Remember the scene below where Timon explains where the stars come from in Lion King? (See below)
In the scene, he says that the stars are just fireflies that get trapped in the sky at night. I didn’t think much of it at first, until I remembered the death of Raymond the firefly in the last 2D princess movie that the Disney company ever made, “The Frog Princess.” In case, you don’t have time to watch the whole scene, skip to about 2:45, which is near the end of Ray’s funeral procession.
Hopefully, I’m not the first person who noticed this, but yeah. Timon was absolutely right!!!!!
Aside: I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but I forgot because life happens. In retrospect, I think finding out that James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair played the King and Queen in both “Coming to America” and “The Lion King” had something to do with why I suddenly remembered this.
Okay, now that my nerd moment is over, you can get back to your regularly scheduled lives.
Honestly, I don’t know how this guy popped on my radar, but I’ve definitely been a fan of his ever since. I can’t wait until the record comes out.
Please put out a vinyl version just for me.
K. Thanks. Bye