Thursday, July 23, 2009

Some books I am going to try and read in the upcoming weeks, months

Way Past Cool by Jess Mowry

Voodu Dawgz by Jess Mowry

Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America by Nathan McCall

Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Push: A Novel by Sapphire

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum

The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems by Sherman Alexie

Clockers by Richard Price

The Wanderers by Richard Price

Lush Life by Richard Price

The Art of the Poetic Line by James Longenbach

Books of Poetry by Gregory Corso

Books of Poetry by Tim Seibles

Hoops: Poems by Major Jackson

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shipment of my new poetry book Humming Eternity delivered to Porter Square books today.


Shipment of my new poetry book Humming Eternity delivered to Porter Square books today.

You can find it in both the poetry and the young adult sections.

If you looking for a good summer read, check it out for only $11.99

Here’s a book review for you to get an idea of what’s inside…

Humming Eternity
Jasen Sousa
J-Rock Publishing
45 Francesca Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
9780971492660, $11.99, www.jrockpublishing.com/www.jasensousa.net

Poetry can give a different perspective and outlook in life. "Humming Eternity" is the work of Jasen Sousa, a poet with six previous volumes of work before "Humming Eternity". Focusing on everyday life and his reflections, "Humming Eternity" is not a work of your typical academic, and therefore is a fresh read indeed. "80 Proof Water": He approached as I waited for the train,/he stood, but his eyes were barely open./Extending his hand telling me his name,/skinny shoulders, seriously sloping./Skull tattoos covered his trembling arms, his ghostly gray goatee moved as he spoke./Told me tales of his time in Vietnam/and how he had just finished smoking dope./Close to the tracks, he began to wobble,/he spoke to me, "Please don't let me fall in."/Offered vodka from a water bottle,/time seemed to stall as I recall my grin./The train finally came, we both boarded./A man distorted, a man recorded.

Michael Dunford
Reviewer


Porter Square Books
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Tel: (617) 491-2220

Thanks for the support!!!

Peace,

Jasen

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

All Up iN Ur iNBOX ~ Genevieve's featured on another mixtape!!!

THANK YOU ALL!!! The Sunrise is selling well ... keep up the support, tell a friend to tell a friend and let's keep it movin!!! Cop my latest EP instore at The Artist Jump Off in Revere, MA ~or~ ONLiNE @ www.jasensousa.net

*** 15% of all sales will be donated to charity funding public education in Wintrhop, MA for underprivileged kids ***



And thanks to all who keep checkin' in, and to all who tuned into DJ Nomadik's Time Traveling ~ 88.1FM WMBR, MIT Radio in Cambridge, MA, this past Friday from 10pm-12mid. The two hours spent on the airwaves were a lot of fun, got some tracks off The Sunrise thru the speakers, and made some new friends across the states ... (tune in from wherever you're at ... ONLiNE @ www.wmbr.org)

DJ Nomadik hosts Time Traveling every Friday night from 10-12EST, so even if you missed me keeping her company this last Friday, check in again every week to hear Nomadik spin the hip hop and R&B we remember from way back when with a couple of dope tracks from recent mixed in.

You can also check out more information on DJ Nomadik and her Soulkore Productions @ www.soulkore.com


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* UPCOMiNG EVENTs??? *~So as of now, it's quieting down on the show front ... There's a big event happening this Friday, but in the meanwhile I'll be putting most of my efforts into finishing this project with my new friend Lite Skin from Memphis, TN. If I haven't mentioned it before, or if you just haven't been payin' attention!!! ;}~ ... I'm very excited about this next album which will be a full-length disc, giving some smooth R&B vibes that are a bit reminiscent of that sound you used to get back in the early-mid 90s (does that have to sound like it was really that long ago???)


::: BUT FIRST :::

THE UFCo PAJAMA JAMMi JAM!!!
w/ tattoos and piercing ... and LiVE MUSiC!!!

*** NO PJs NO GETTiN' iN ***

Now if you made the last Jammi Jam, or were lucky enough to make the last tattoo party (you saw the girl getting the face inked on her hand, right???), you'll be at this next event bringing the two parties together on the same night. YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR SLEEPY CLOTHES!!! Come have fun with us, huh??? People have been turned away at the last event for trying to come thru the door in jeans and regular street clothes, so please come correct. Sleep o'natural??? Put on a robe ... sleep in sweats? Fine, wear those ... but LEAVE THE EXCUSES AT HOME!!!

Good music and good times with good people ... tell a friend to tell a friend and come join the positive vibe!!!

When U Going Out???: FRiDAY July 24, 2009 @ 8:30pm
Where're U Going???: The Artist Jump Off, 318 Squire Rd, (in the basement), Revere, MA 02151
Word? What time???: 8:30pm
Ok, What's the Dent???: $7

*** Please hit me up for any other information! ***

~ During events @ The Artist Jump Off ~ Check out special deals on tattoos and more on this special night ~ United Front Company's The Artist Jump Off is your one-stop-shop for hip hop apparel and accessories, local music and art, recording services, and MORE!!! Check'em out at www.artistjumpoff.com

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But wait!!! There's more ...


*~* NEW MiXTAPE *~* NEW MiXTAPE *~* NEW MiXTAPE *~*

The EMS crew has been doing their thing for a while around the Bean ... Now here's another banger from these Boston boys ::: The Killa Tape '09 ::: featuring yours truly, M-Dot, Mayhem and many more!!! Check out the words from Rev from EMS below and check out the mixtape!!!

Show love, support local music ... werd.


A message from Rev (EMS):


... I'm promoting my new album with Catalyst. It came out July 4th. So after a lot of promotion and build up and sending out countless emails and tracks I present to you "Killa Tape '09" the FREE Album from Revalation & Catalyst. Now what I need from you all is that if you can FORWARD THIS message to friends of yours that like Hip-Hop or Rap music, even if you don't, you gotta know someone that does!! Please help me and show your support!! This album is inspired by the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. Remember back in the day when you used to record all your favorite joints onto one tape? It was a "Killa Tape" right? Well, this album embodies that whole essence. Featuring Praverb, EMS (M-Dot, Mayhem), Genevieve, Strick9, Tendency, and more....Beats from DJ DviousMindz, Kenshin, SV, and more of your favorite up and coming producers!! Enjoy the tape, post it and give it a real listen if you appreciate conceptual Hip-Hop with a feel good vibe.

Revalation & Catalyst - Killa Tape '09 (The Album) - download here and extract using WinRar or WinZip (if you need either go to download.com their FREE and great programs to have anyway for large files)
http://www.zshare.net/download/6223100772cac2a9/

--
~Chris~
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aka Revalation ( or Rev - 1/4 of the EMS Conglomerate)

www.myspace.com/revalation4dakids /

www.myspace.com/experimentalmindstate /

www.myspace.com/emsprod /




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Thanks for reading!!! Check you on the sunny side ;}~


peacepeace

~* Miss Genevieve *~
R&B/Soul/Jazz/HipHop songstress
http://www.myspace.com/genevievesoulmusic
http://www.soulkore.com (gen@soulkore.com)
http://www.unitedfrontcompany.com

Thursday, July 16, 2009

NEW M-DOT TRACK W/ DRE ROBINSON, SEV (FREE DOWNLOAD) NEW VIDEO, NEW INTERVIEW

www.myspace.com/mdotems

Hope this message finds you doing well. Heres three new things for you guys. (a new M-Dot track free download, an M-Dot music/show video, and an M-Dot interview with Digiwaxx)

Download the new track here (clean of curse words)
Seven Ft. Dre Robinson & M-Dot- G'd Up (Produced By Pauly Fingaz) Clean Edit mp3
http://www.zshare.net/download/62679256723cbe1d/

Heres an unofficial music video of "Hungry"
Show clips & interviews from some of M-Dot's tours (in and outside the USA) compiled together with M-Dot's hit radio single "Hungry" playing throughout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdZ2xTYnax4

Check out M-Dot's interview (shot in his home studio) with Digiwaxx (one of the biggest music sites in the world)
Digiwaxx writes.......
"With a lot of heart, passion and a clear mission of success, independent artist M-Dot is gearing up for the release of his debut lp, Musically Driven Overtime, by continuing to take control of his project by writing, recording, editing and producing his own music. After recording and releasing 9 mixtapes within the last two years M-Dot is the definition of the word grinding. Peep the video interview of M-Dot to get more familiar with the Boston bred MC"
http://www.vimeo.com/5600404

Hope all is well

http://www.youtube.com/user/mdot19832

Monday, July 13, 2009

THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW of My Latest Poetry Collection


Humming Eternity
Jasen Sousa
J-Rock Publishing
45 Francesca Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
9780971492660, $11.99, www.jrockpublishing.com/www.jasensousa.net

Poetry can give a different perspective and outlook in life. "Humming Eternity" is the work of Jasen Sousa, a poet with six previous volumes of work before "Humming Eternity". Focusing on everyday life and his reflections, "Humming Eternity" is not a work of your typical academic, and therefore is a fresh read indeed. "80 Proof Water": He approached as I waited for the train,/he stood, but his eyes were barely open./Extending his hand telling me his name,/skinny shoulders, seriously sloping./Skull tattoos covered his trembling arms, his ghostly gray goatee moved as he spoke./Told me tales of his time in Vietnam/and how he had just finished smoking dope./Close to the tracks, he began to wobble,/he spoke to me, "Please don't let me fall in."/Offered vodka from a water bottle,/time seemed to stall as I recall my grin./The train finally came, we both boarded./A man distorted, a man recorded.

Michael Dunford
Reviewer

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What’s On?

A quick poem written on the train...


What’s On?

A window display
of monitors
display action
without sound,
life without words.

Cary the night,
dark thoughts
body-surf on ideas
that twinkle underneath
city smog.

Plastic cannon,
let me speak.

Monday, July 6, 2009

THE SOLSTICE MFA PROGRAM of PINE MANOR COLLEGE


THE SOLSTICE MFA PROGRAM of PINE MANOR COLLEGE

ANNOUNCES ITS JULY READING SERIES



[Chestnut Hill, MA, July 2009] The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College announces its July Reading Series. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale after all readings, and there is plenty of free parking!


Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Author and illustrator Grace Lin (The Ugly Vegetables, and The Year of the Rat) & poet and fiction writer Steven Huff (A Pig In Paris and The Water We Came From).



Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Poet Kathleen Aguero (Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth and Daughter Of); novelist & young people’s writer Laban Carrick Hill (America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s and Casa Azul); & fiction and nonfiction writer Randall Kenan (Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Century and Let the Dead Bury Their Dead).



Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Director and poet Meg Kearney (An Unkindness of Ravens and The Secret of Me); novelist Helen Elaine Lee (Water Marked and The Serpent’s Gift); & special guest poet Bruce Bennett (Funny Signals and the forthcoming Subway Figure).

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Program Administrator and fiction writer Tanya Whiton (published in Crazyhorse and Northwest Review) & creative nonfiction writer Michael Steinberg (editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction and author of Still Pitching).

Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.: YA novelist Laura Williams McCaffrey (Alia Waking and the forthcoming Lyla’s Flight); multi-genre writer Ray Gonzalez (The Underground Heart: A Return to a Hidden Landscape and Cool Auditor: Prose Poems); & poet & memoirist Anne-Marie Oomen (Uncoded Woman; House of Fields).


Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Special guest poet Jeffrey Thomson (Birdwatching in Wartime and Renovation) & multi-genre writer Joy Castro (The Truth Book).



Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Novelist Sterling Watson (The Calling and Weep No More, My Brother) & special guest M.L. Liebler (Written In Rain: New & Selected Poems 1985-2000 and Greatest Hits: 1984-2004).


Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA Program can be found at www.pmc.edu/mfa
 
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