Another week has come and gone and the year is almost done. That first sentence sounds like the beginning of song, doesn’t it. I am really rooting for Mo’Nique to win the Oscar next year for Best Supporting Actress in Precious. I think director Lee Daniels should also win Best Director for his amazing craft at skillfully covering the issues that the black community (including urban radio) refuse to touch. From the Abusive Black Mothers, Child Abuse, Obesity, Incest, Gay and Lesbian issues, HIV, Teen Pregnancy, Welfare addiction/Fraud and more. I have never seen one movie cover so many topics. I knew a woman JUST like Mary Jones who treated her daughter the EXACT same way growing up in Buffalo. She called her daughter every bitch and ho in front of us when we were not even 10 years old and the irony is her words were willed on her daughter who grew up to be a prostitute with a bunch of kids. All stories like Precious do not have the best endings but we would never know because we don’t discuss that type of shit.
I have to admit, I am seeing way too many people giving up on urban radio. Many people view it like they view the CD now. I think Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey are the greatest contributors to urban radio’s lack of support status with former fans and trendsetters and it will continue to get worse it appears. I STRONGLY suggest urban radio people start thinking about second careers NOW! In addition, I predict the Performance Tax is going to pass too.
The video with the Lesbian looking for all the “sexy ladies” as she exposes her lumberjack gut is too much. I have watched that video at least 5 times and it continues to get funnier. I think it’s OK for unlikely people to have self esteem but some things should just not be taped and put on the internet.
Why are there not more brave urban DJs like Julio G who speak the truth? I’m not talking about people using anonymous names and talking about people like dogs on The Vent, I’m talking about people who are not afraid to show their faces and to speak up about the issues that concern radio? Oh, I guess they want to keep working (laugh).
I’ve got to get back in to my running. I once ran daily on the treadmill and I was addicted. The minute you stop tho, you lose the momentum.
Have a great weekend. I’ve got to register for my classes now before I forget.