Miami, Art Basel 2017

BrockaArt, Fashion, TravelsLeave a Comment

I’ve been slammed all week, crashing by 9:30 pm. Was asleep by 8 last night, no joke! Throwing this review up with much more on my mind honestly. Will rewind this week and speak on other things shortly. Just really loved last weekend’s trip and want to properly acknowledge it. When I leave town, or my context or my constant absorption routine, I realize how easy it is to be oblivious about the world. The basics; people being basic. There are so many things we can compartmentalize or flamingo. Head in the sand. I haven’t properly journaled in almost two weeks. If you aren’t journaling, it’s hard to document even a few days of travel, especially when it’s entirely about … Read More

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Stranger. I want to say

BrockaArt, Books, MusicLeave a Comment

In a rare moment of Twitter scrolling, I came across a many promoted or adverted tweets. It was a female musician’s picture of her erect profile standing on a couch, walking upon it. It immediately reminded me of my own Ep cover image. We are both on a couch evoking an Egyptian vibe. I resonated. Saved you for later. I’ve searched again for her image and can’t find it :/ Sadly, I do not listen to a lot of music anymore. I listen to podcasts and books. I have few moments of music listening and fewer moments of music writing right now. When I do, I am giving a significant damn though! Know this. I will be back in the … Read More

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Projecting on Poetry

BrockaArt, WorkLeave a Comment

Maybe I am projecting. Maybe the thought ‘poems’ elicits the sound of birds chirping on a cool breezy day while strolling by the waterside. NO. Firstly, let’s presume there are two types of people in the world: those who read poetry and those who don’t. Very few are occasional readers. I’d wager, listening to music is how 90% of the population consumes poetry. Yet, if these listeners were asked to read poetry, there’d be reluctance and discomfort. Why? Because reading, or worse! reciting poetry, is fraught with an over romanticized, snobbish, intellectual pomposity; or simply, it’s perceived as boring and unapproachable because we have no freakin idea what the writer is really trying to say. Of all forms of writing, … Read More

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Simply Said

BrockaArt, Mood RoomLeave a Comment

Hi. Say it like it is, don’t beat around the bush. A longer read can be a deterrent within our clickbait culture. Haven’t you noticed the trend in adding [how many minutes this takes to read] under article titles or bylines of stories and journalism; as if everyone’s time is so fucking precious…give me a break. I’ve always seen it as a challenge. You don’t know me or how quickly I read. Aside from this, I’ve personally lost a lot of faith in journalism. It often comes across as deliberately destructive or sensational. Just as more money doesn’t determine class: better words don’t necessarily make a better point. Attention is not the same as focus. #BrockaQuote Often when a point … Read More

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Inevitable Discomfort

BrockaArt, Politics, Religion, ScienceLeave a Comment

While growing up I often heard vague advice on avoiding hot-topics like religion and politics in discussions with people I don’t know very well. Like┬ásex, religion and politics are personal and often only on the block with well-known intimates, not in daily interactions. No longer. What was once private is now exposed. Social media has removed the veil. You know exactly where one stands most of the time. There are still a handful of people with enough social grace to never participate or only offer as much as a food pic on Instagram or a family photo on Facebook. Few still leave all political viewpoints for sharing with their bed partner. On the flip-side, some specifically open social media accounts … Read More

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