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ANY LATINO BROTHERS OR SISTERS OUT THERE?

Started this discussion. Last reply by el malito Jul 15, 2011. 34 Replies

 

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Are you a Platypus?

April, almost two years ago, frustrated about where I was musically, and about to break up with my latest band, I decided to start a solo project.I had an idea for a song based on the Platypus, a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia. After learning about this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed, baffling mammal I understood something about my identity and place in this crazy world.See, I was born in Puerto Rico, moved to the US when I was 10 years old. I'm…See More
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About Me
i write songs and music to keep me alive.
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April, almost two years ago, frustrated about where I was musically, and about to break up with my latest band, I decided to start a solo project.

I had an idea for a song based on the Platypus, a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia. After learning about this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed, baffling mammal I understood something about my identity and place in this crazy world.

See, I was born in Puerto Rico, moved to the US when I was 10 years old. I'm Latino, Spanish is my 1st language. But the first thing people tend to think when they see me is "that guy is black" because I don't fit the Latino stereotype. Even though I had the physique and athleticism for sports like football, track and field, and baseball I choose gymnastics and diving. For many years I went to night clubs, danced in the ciphers, battled other dancers. I ended up dancing for a hip hop dance company for many years. But my music of choice was rock, The Beatles, The Police, New Order, Talking Heads, Radiohead, etc.

I never felt comfortable in any one situation, with any one particular group of people. I always felt uneasy, still kinda do. But I don't feel fully crazy like I used to feel. See I know I'm a Platypus and like the Platypus, who inhabits a small part of the world, I exist and I thrive and I'm here. I count. Too many of us feel like we don't count, like we don't belong anywhere, like freaks, weirdos, like outcasts. The Platypus made me realize it's ok to be strange, it's ok to be unaware of your strangeness, it's ok to be baffling.

Someone recently asked me why a Platypus? Before I had a chance to answer her, we were interrupted and we were not able to return to our conversation. The next day she messaged me and this is what she wrote me, "I think I have finally figured out the Platypus thing. I tend to over think and make complications where none exist. But regarding the Plat, it is just about acceptance and embracing the differences that are in all of us, right? The plat is one unique animal, different from all others. But that makes the Plat special, not an outcast. It is a great analogy for the human race. I get it now. And I like it. Continue forth in your art my dear man, and bring your message of love, peace and acceptance to all mankind. It's good. And so are you." 

She very clearly summarized why I do what I do. Her message sent the same kinda chills and exhilaration that run through my body when performing for a group of people. She knows she counts. And her understanding of my crazy views about our world made me feel like I count.

I'm a weirdo, a freak, an outcast.

I'm a Platypus.

I throw your webs in the air and wave 'em like I just don't care.

Perhaps you feel the same.

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At 1:29am on April 24, 2011, Urban Rock Radio said…

I produce a show on WHFR.fm public radio in Detroit that streams globally playing Black Rock/Alternative/Afropunk/Indie music.  I'd like to include your music and maybe even have you in for an in-studio performance when you're in the area.  Feel free to mail tunes or a press kit to me at the station, or send me your digital tunes, and I'll be happy to get them on the air.
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At 3:51pm on August 24, 2009, Fashionfreak said…
heyyy how are you my love ?
At 5:16pm on January 6, 2009, California King said…
was good bro? Happy New Year!
At 2:39pm on November 19, 2008, Mastermind Zyyro said…
CHANGE HAS COME
WWW.JETFUELFORREVOLUTION.COM

WE ARE EVERYWHERE
IN THE DNA OF MANY NATIONS
AND WE MAKE THE PLANET ROCK
GIVE IT THAT COOL TILT ON ITS ROTATION
WE RUN CORPORATIONS
WE RUN THE STREETS
WE RUN POPULAR CULTURE
WE ARE BIGGER THAN YOU HATERS
AND THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY
IS BIGGER THAN US
YOU NEED TO BE DOWN
AND BECOME LOVERS
BECAUSE LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE
DIDN'T YOU SEE "DO THE RIGHT THING"?
HATE....KNOCKED OUT BY LOVE
IT'S A PAINT THE WHITE HOUSE PARTY
AND YOU ARE INVITED
IMAGINE THE COLORS
IMAGINE THEM RUNNING
BLEEDING TOGETHER
THE WAY WE BLEED TOGETHER
IN WAR
BLEEDING FROM THE CONSTRUCTION
OF A NEW WHITE HOUSE
AND NOT THE DESTRUCTION
OF US ALL
OBAMA-VISION IS ON
WATCH IT AND DON'T BLINK
YOU WILL SEE THE PAST
AND THE LESSONS IT'S TAUGHT US
YOU WILL SEE THE PRESENT
AND WHAT IT HAS WROUGHT US
AND YOU WILL SEE THE FUTURE
AND US DANCING IN THE DISTANCE
DANCE WITH US
TO THE RHYTHM
OF A NEW HEARTBEAT!

FINALLY, A DEFINITE ALTERNATIVE!

ARE YOU DOWN?


Hi! My name is Jay B. Walker A.K.A. Zyyro. I am an artist, activist and director in film and tv who left the security of working in TV in NYC to keep my sister's ATL based non-profit alive. .A passion for change fuels my life. It fueled my sister's life too. She was a Doctor, Classical Singer and a Filmaker Educated at Howard University. A true Renaissance woman.

From Medicine to Music to Movies.....she did it all and started a non-profit in ATL to create excitement about learning through teaching film production.She supported it out of her pocket from 1997 til passing away in April 2008. I am attemptinng to keep her dream alive and continue making "CHANGE" a reality. I need your help though.

The logo and pics you see are of the 1st edition of my "CHANGE SHIRT" COLLECTION. A black vintage t-shirt that celebrates this new day and time. We've made a drastic change in Washington...we can make a drastic change in the world! I am attempting to do my part.

I am selling the "CHANGE SHIRT" at www.jetfuelforrevolution.com. The first one is limited to only 2000 pieces and will be a collectors item.

THE CHANGE SHIRT MAKES CHANGES!!! The next limited editions will be offered in other colors. I would appreciate your support by buying one for you and friends as gifts...or just spreading the word.

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Your purchase is tax deductible.

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!


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Brother to Dr. Lillie Ruth Walker, M.D., founder of MADE4YAYA

Thanks


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At 8:26am on August 26, 2008, Matthew said…
Had to feature your video its great. only problem is you send folks off to myspace at the end, what about promoting ourspace homie LOL. For reel its great as you can see i put it on the front page. M
At 8:37am on July 26, 2008, micha.darling said…
great minds, my friend- great minds...
At 7:44am on July 24, 2008, micha.darling said…

sup my bro-ham sandwich. maybe that should be the name of my music project. BROHAM SANDWICH
At 9:18pm on June 17, 2008, Kaos Blac said…
hey les-bian!!!!!
At 7:01pm on June 5, 2008, Kaos Blac said…
Where's dat music at. your on my page music player.
 
 
 


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