a 5 yr old black boy and race…

I picked up my shorty from some artsy/fartsy event this past Saturday afternoon.  He hops in the car – in the car seat – buckles himself in and…

[Car starts.  We rollin’. Ipod beats kick in thru car stereo.  Afro-Peruvian mix.  Volume hushed.]

Me:  You had a good time homie?

Son:  “Yeah!!! It was funnn!!!”

Me:  What did y’all do?

Son: “I dunno. A lot.”

Me: Okay.  Well did you…

Son: “Oh yeah, someone came to sing.”

Me:  Word up.  That’s Cool.

Son: “Dad, do you know who it was?”

***I worked in the music/concert biz for years.  My son thinks I know any and everyone that sings***

Me:  Well, I need a little more info homie.  Was it a man or a woman?

Son: “A dude.”

Me: Do you remember dude’s name?

Son: “Nope.”

Me:  What kind of music did he play?

Son:  “I dunno.  He had a guitar.”

Me:  Was he White or Black?

Son: “Uhmmm, kinda light-peach I think.”

Me: [In a faint whisper] Wowww…


VIDEO: Richard Pryor Interview…Cocaine

Richard Pryor. Black man. Comedian. Truth monger. Tortured soul. Tragic hero… This video is painful to consume. For me anyway. At the same time, I’m drawn back to it time and time again because of Rich’s uncanny ability to offer up biting and incisive and dead-on social commentary. And no one offered it up the way Rich did.  I don’t think anyone ever will.  Anyhow, if you have time over the weekend, check out the video (about 13 minutes) and share your reactions with the ‘diZo.

Rock Steady;

kdiZi KdiZo

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Bush Admin. and a light bulb…

I first read this a year ago.  The source is unknown.


QUESTION:  How many Bush-administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb?


ANSWER:  None.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving everyday.  Any report of its lack of incandescence is a delusional spin by the liberal media.  That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say about its going out undermines the lighting effect.  Why do you hate freedom?

speakin’ of the steroids issue…


If you live on the south or west side of Chicago, or on MLK Drive anywhere in America, you know what I’m talking about.


Random Joints #1: kidz and fast-food joints

My 1st post comes in the form of a tempered rant.  To all my parents out there with shorties under the age of 7: When you go to a Potbelly’s or Subway (or any fast-food joint), please don’t let your child/toddler tell the “sandwich artist” what ingredients/condiments to put on the sandwich. You know damn well shorty can’t handle that pressure yet.  More oft than not, kids in this situation just freeze up, or at best, they hold up the line while goin’ back and forth with moms/pops about what’s what on the condiment/ingredient menu.  That shit ain’t cute.  Look, I’ve got shorties.  I know what parents are trying to do here, but this is not the best occasion to teach your child how to be a big-boy or big-girl.  Do that on your own damn time.  Not in line at a FAST-food joint.