LIFE ANTHEMS! ~ “Check The Rhime” by A Tribe Called Quest

“…far from bully and I ain’t a punk…”  As Busy B would say “Word word”.

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BLACK STAR SPORTS ~ “Sky High Bruin”- Mr. Jayden Hands

Future UCLA Bruin, Jaylen Hands ‘gots boosties’ as is called those with ‘hops’ (superior jumping ability) by those that have played basketball at a competitive level or with those that have ‘competed’.

My folks’ son can “Sky High”, but does he win the dunk contest of All-AMERICANS?
Whatever the outcome, happy he will be in Westwood retracing my hoop steps and scoring WAY MORE THAN I HAVE SCORED in the Wooden Center and even a game-winning three-pointer in Pauley Pavillion 🙂 yup!

Of course it was only an intramural level game-winner during my 30s. As I was out of shape from focusing on EARNING my doctorate in Urban Planning. Haha.

I thought of myself as an intramural ‘Boris Diaw’ :-/ Meaning way more game than I looked like I had, ijs, well at least in my mind.
But seriously, Jaylen has boosties!

Local area piece on Mr. Hands

Enjoy the footage

BLACK STAR SPORTS ~ Tony Gwynn

For whatever reason I was recollecting about being a Clippers fan to a limited degree since I lived for a brief period in El Cajon and then in military (Navy) housing in the Serra Mesa neighborhood of San Diego from about 1985-87 right when my favorite baseball player instantly became Tony Gwynn.  So much so that I patterned how I approached baseball after his style, ways and pointers given from time to time.

Well before his Hall of Fame MLB career, he was nice at hoops, yes basketball While at San Diego State University.

Peep the video. To top if off the San Diego Clippers drafted him.  Surely not the most temping lure away from his love and pursuit and attainment of greatest in baseball…Plus he was A NATURALLY-GIFTED BASEBALLER (NGB)…see Trout, Grif, Puckett, Yaz, Ichiro…I will stop but so many NGBs like Valenzuela haha.

Watch below

“SDSU ATHLETICS: TRIBUTE TO TONY GWYNN – 1960-2014”

 

A fellow True Blue Dodger but also baseball fan giving respect to MY FAVORITE PLAYER!

R.I.P. MR PADRE, TONY GWYNN

Tony Gwynn - Padres

Tony Gwynn - SDSU Aztecs - baseball

Ye Tumi Academy ~ Talib Kweli’s “Ms. Hill”

Salute! Some of the most powerful lyrics I have heard in a song, but no suprise though the lyricist is one of the greats of his era.  Double respect.

An instant Afrispora Worldwide favorite according to me, at least. #Afrispora #BrilliantBrothas

Onward,
Dr. Clayborne

SALUTE! ~4hero – A Few Remixes

Their original work is my future music, period.

Since the mid-1990s, I have been a dedicated fan since ‘Creating Patterns’ dropped.

Although from South-Central L.A., my grandmother and mother thankfully passed on a love of good music and such, no matter the origin…they seemed to focus a lot of the feelings and vibes that their music gave them.

“Tell your mind to Let your ears ‘hear’ “.