Monday, June 23, 2008

Ever Wonder What an Author Does For Extra Cash???

A Tribute Poem To The Buildings and Grounds Department

A Voice Form the Toolbox

Grass is burning.
Lights bulbs are flickering.
Paint is peeling.
Trash is overflowing.
The ground is littered.

Faces are not recognized.
Uneducated logo-bearers painted with blue collars,
underpaid, overworked and unappreciated

by men whose sense and compassion are strangled by bowties.

Compensation? I hope they factor in
the bad backs, strains and stress
which were received at the end of
every week with our pay stubs.

We are offered numbers. We are numbers.
All we desire is respect and truth.

The scuffs from our work boots are forever imbedded
into a campus that struggles with what type of saving
they stand for.

Sweat stitched into the brim of my hat
will always remind me of snowstorms,
furniture in and out of basements and maintenance
to keep a place functioning.

Our lockers will be stuffed
with new items,
our chairs will carry
the burdens of other men.

“How many people does it take
to change a light bulb?”
Not as many as it takes to
disrupt ones livelihood.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Street Spotlight Series: Mike "Tyla" Tyler

Street Spotlight

Michael “TYLA” Tyler

TYLA specializes in drawing, painting and airbrushing.

He is currently going to school at Middlesex College for graphic design and studio art. He aspires to be a professional airbrush artist who specializes in doing custom paint jobs on cars, murals and everything else out in the world with a blank and bland surface.

He lists his artistic influences as hip hop, tattoo design, and his own imagination

This is some of his work on display at The United Front Company located at 318 Squire Road in Revere, MA.

He can be reached at:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Check Out The New Video By O-RY-N and Y-Not, "Someone Who Cares" Directed by Forbes Morris-Fenty of Stark Productions

Check Out The New Video By O-RY-N and Y-Not, "Someone Who Cares," directed,shot & edited by: Forbes Morris-Fenty of Stark Productions.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Open Mic Poetry Night This Friday In Revere!!!

Free Event!!!

Friday June 13th 7:00 p.m.
United Front Company
318 Squire Road
Revere, MA

Come and mingle with poets, producers, rappers, photographers, publishers and a whole lot more of interesting artists. The Jumpoff is one of the most unique performance places in the area. Observe and purchase rare local art, local and industry music, smoke shop, full recording studio, women’s and men’s clothing and a bunch of other unique stuff you will not find anywhere else!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Come Check Me Out In Las Vegas In July With My New Book...

I’ll be in Las Vegas July 24-27 signing and selling copies of my new book, “17-24”, @ the famous Riviera Hotel and Casino. Friday and Saturday I’ll be in one of the banquet rooms at a table from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. If you are in the area, be sure to swing through and show some love.