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Surprises 3

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There was a meeting today at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx to discuss a teen forum for young men. I boarded the 2 train and headed uptown. Surprises followed.

Surprise 1. The train ran slowly. Very slowly. All right, that is not necessarily a huge surprise. But it led to …

Surpise 2. At the 3rd Avenue – 139th Street Station, the announcement was made that the train would next stop at E. 180th Street. Two stops beyond 174th Street where I wanted to get off. I decided I would go ahead and ride to E. 180th and then catch a downtown train. I am glad I did because it led to …

Surprise 3. The mosaic seen above. Amazing work.

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4 March 2019

Starting again.
Gym at the Shire. Treadmill. Elliptical. Strength work with NK Body Philosophy.
Off Beat Blues – Adina Nyree
Circle of Light – Walela
I Aint Gonna Play No Second Fiddle – Bessie Smith
Show Some Emotion – Joan Armatrading
Eyes on the Price –  Sweet Honey in the Rock
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
If You Miss Me from the Back of the Bus – Bettie Mae Fikes
Solitude – Billie Holliday
I Can’t Help You Now – Bonnie Raitt
Rock in This Pocket – Suzanne Vega
America – Tracy Chapman
September Moon – Thunder Bird Sisters
Ithemba – Sister Phumi
Heart Like a Wheel – Linda Ronstadt
Hooghan – Sharon Burch

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26 February 2019

10,000 steps.
No focused work.
Therefore no playlist.
Sore foot.
Wondering what is up.

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25 February 2019

Treadmill. Strength work with NK Body Philosopy. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Love Revolution – Lenny Kravitz
Three Miles Down – Gil Scott-Heron
Harriet Tubman/Steal Away – Kim & Reggie Harris
Freedome Road – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Complexion – Kendrick Lamar
A Love Supreme, Pt. 2: Resolution – John Coltrane
John Henry – Paul Robeson
The Love I Never Had – Mary J. Blige
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
So – Tracy Chapman
I  Was Doing All Right – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Set the Night to Music – Roberta Flack
A Song for Assata – Common

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24 February 2019

Did not do a specific time of exercise today. That means know playlist. Did move around enough to make it to 10,000 steps.

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22 February 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens
You Gotta Feel It – Little Richard
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Evil – Howlin’ Wolf
Flyin’ High – Marvin Gaye
One for Me – Macy Gray
How Long Has This Been Going On – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News – Mabel King
People Get Ready – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Tell It Like It Is – Tracy Chapman
Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire
Maybellene – Churck Berry
Use Me – Bill Withers
No One Else – Mary J. Blige
Home at Last – James Brown
The Marching Saints – Harry Belafonte

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21 February 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
The Opening – Terence Blanchard
Melody for Laura – Terence Blanchard
Theme for Elijah – Terence Blanchard
Blues for Malcolm – Terence Blanchard
The Nation – Terence Blanchard
Malcolm’s Theme – Terence Blanchard
Betty’s Theme – Terence Blanchard
Malcolm Makes Hajj – Terence Blanchard
Malcolm at Peace – Terence Blanchard
Perpetuity – Terence Blanchard
Malcolm’s Theme – Terence Blanchard

The Malcolm X Jazz Suite – thanks to You Tube

 

 

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