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Wax and Wane: Mixtape

Posted by Jon Goode on March 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I fired up the turntables yesterday for the first time in a while and this is what came out, Wax and Wane a musical exploration of the many facets of love and relationships, the good and bad, the finding and losing. Cheers!:

Track Listing:

1. Aretha Franklin Intro

2. All I Need-Meth and Mary

3. What You Like-Atu

4. One Mo Chance (inst)-Notorious BIG

5. Stay-Debarge

6. Grindin'-Clipse b/w I Know You Got Soul-Rakim

7. Lost Without Chuck-Coo...

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Jon Goode Poetry Mixtape: Life's Got A Way...

Posted by Jon Goode on September 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"Life's Got A Way..." is a 7 track mixtape that explores the themes of religion, love, choices and life. As an artist I do mainly acapella spoken word performances so this is an exploration of music and rhythm alongside spoken word poetry. Listen, download and pay what you would like :-). Cheers!

 

The Link:

https://jongoode.bandcamp.com/album/lifes-got-a-way

 

Today's Lesson: Sun & Sons

Posted by Jon Goode on August 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

08/12/3012

 

Today’s Lesson #1 Exercise in the sun is the way:

I woke up this morning feeling rather blah and so I went to the basketball court and shot some jumpers in the sun and I felt a THOUSAND times better.

 

Today’s Lesson #2 I remember being told “You can be anything you want to be,” and I remember having it said to me in a very direct and meaningful way. I think many African American boys in lower middle class and lower ...

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MARTA Tales: Ain't Worried About Nothing

Posted by Jon Goode on July 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Tuesday July 16th 7:00 p.m. Five Points Station, Southbound Platform:

 

It was Tuesday and I was headed home after spending the greater part of my day at Marlee’s Coffehouse on Decatur Ave working on a new play. Marlee’s is a nice quaint black owned coffee house that hosts a weekly open mic on Tuesday nights AND it’s right beside the King Memorial MARTA station (I’m a sucker for convenience and a proponent of supporting black business). I ch...

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The Sermon [Trayvon Martin] by Jon Goode

Posted by Jon Goode on July 16, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sermon:

Jon Goode

 

After the verdict Saturday night I went to church on Sunday morning wanting to hear… something. My emotions were strained; my eyes were brimming with tears of anger; my thoughts were set on seeking out true justice. In my mind I could hear the firebrand speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X; speeches that called a community in turmoil into action; speeches that inspir...

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Harmless Observation #10 [Video]

Posted by Jon Goode on April 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Harmless Observation #10

Jon experiences one of Clatyon Cubitt's, Hysterical Literature videos(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQuT-Xfyk3o) and Juan decides to give it a try for himself.  Comedy ensues.

 

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Goode Goods 8.5

Posted by Jon Goode on January 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I fired up the turntables and this is what I cooked up ;-):

Track Listing:

1.    MonoMassive-Chit b/w Music Evolution-Buckshot LeFonque

2.    Digable Planets-Jettin

3.    Toetensen-letter to Shuggie

4.    ATCQ-I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)

5.    Scrimshire-Say Something

6.    The Love Loungers-Last Night Changed It All

7.  ...

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Freedom

Posted by Jon Goode on November 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A work in progress. a discussion about the idea of things being "Free" This is version 1:

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Nothing’s free

Be it money, be it honey, be it time

Nothing’s free

Be it blood, be it this life of mine

Nothing’s free

Be it water, be it land, be it food

Nothing’s free

Not for me

Nothing’s free

Not for you.

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He said that love is free.

He met her she was lovely.

The first six months...

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A Collection of Poems for the Coop High Students

Posted by Jon Goode on November 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Here is a link to a collection of poems from poets that span the generations. There is classic work from Langston Hughes represented as well as work by contemporary spoken word artists. The link is on 4shared so may have to join to listen to and/or download the file.

http://www.4shared.com/folder/NGvPvdfT/Poetry_1.html

For Stacey Daniel

Posted by Jon Goode on October 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (2)

I want to say to you now, if you are feeling down and troubled, or if life feels heavy and burdensome please call someone that knows how special, wonderful and amazing you are. There is only one you, there will never be another. You need to know and understand how singular you are in the universe and how miraculous your very existence is. If you are feeling troubled and in the throes of despair call family, call friends and understand that each day brings with it new opportunities, new hopes ...

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