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Poetry: The Last Outpost [#napowrimo2011]

Posted in baby, children, daughter, family, fatherhood, life, napowrimo, parenting, privacy, wife on April 26th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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Grrr. My wife is super sick and I’m stretched crazy thin, trying to work 8-hour day, nursemaid and babysit, plus getting up at 4AM to keep the baby from going nuts. Dude. I’m sleepy.

Poem anyway.

The Manthroom is a myth.

Matthew Perry idea of exclusive domain,
Testosterone Land in estrogen ocean.
Wife moved out to enjoy a whole bath tub,
tired of oppressive autumnal color scheme.
Left me envisioning
comic book art,
succinct but solid stereo,
maybe even mini fridge.

Vision falls flat
As infant hand pound door
during morning tooth brushing,
disintegrate as door flies open,
Finding feminine products
still secreted under sink.

Every second NASCARs against time,
Waiting to see who or what needs where now?
Let shower water Swedish massage shoulders
Enjoying the silence.

“Gentleman’s Time”
By Hannibal Tabu

Written at 11:38PM on Monday from the Manthroom.

Playing (Music): “Doompasage” by Sha-key

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Poetry: Black and White [#napowrimo2011]

Posted in baby, blame society, children, daughter, family, fatherhood, napowrimo, parenting, randomness, writing on April 26th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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Right. So, I’m now two days behind. I hate being behind on National Poetry Writing Month. I checked to count how many I’d done on Friday, and that clearly jinxed me. Argh.

Some would say my wife becoming infirm, which required me to step up and be both parents, played a role. I don’t like to use excuses.

Lessee what we have here.

She swears that zebras are dogs.

Correct her
Parenting is repetition, but
logic runs flawlessly
through fifteen-month old mind.
Four legs.
Snout thing.
Sure, seems legit.
Black and white pattern on cows
Close enough to call the same,
Story time becomes debate society.

Parenting is repetition,
so every morning she sees stuffed animal,
calls it canine,
smirks at tired attempt at fix.

Messing with me, it seems,
works for all household’s women
regardless of age.

“Parenting is repetition”
By Hannibal Tabu

Written at 11:31PM on Monday from the Manthroom.

Playing (Music): “Who’s Your Daddy?” by Mook ‘n Fair feat. DJ Webstar

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#musicmonday: “… you can’t escape the history that you was meant to make …”

Posted in 104, awesomeness, bad ideas, celebrities, entertainment, music, musicmonday on April 25th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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Every week, I post a lot of links to free music you can download. Why? Why the hell not? I’m not hosting the links, I didn’t upload ‘em, I have no legal liability and I’m helping promote the artists. Essentially, I’m a g******ed hero! Enjoy!

Sometimes I rant about musical stuff — that goes at the end. The music is divided into three categories …


  • Super R&B Hits Vol. 2 [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “I Fell Pretty/UnPretty” (Rachel/Quinn Duet) [LINK]
  • Glee “A Night Of Neglect” I-Tunes Rip Songs [LINK]
  • Only since this writer got to see it live: VIDEO (no download, but you can always audio capture) of Prince and Alicia Keys performing “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore” at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. It’s okay to be jealous. It’s natural.


  • Direct MP3 download, courtesy of Walasia Noor El Shabazz and Clear Label Records: “Soul of The City” by Esinchill feat. Dave Hollister
  • Also from Clear Label Records, here’s the instrumental for “Heart & Soul” by Baby Jaymes. First hit’s free, the rest …
  • Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Grand(er) Vonye (Mixtape) [LINK]
  • “This Is Dedicated To You” (a Nate Dogg tribute) by Warren G [LINK]
  • Statik Selektah & Lord Sear, Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80’s (Mixtape)[LINK]
  • StartYourOwnRebellion, “Let It Go” feat. J. Cole[LINK]
  • “Closer” by Joe [LINK]
  • Consequence, “Last Supper” (prod. Lee Bannon) [LINK]
  • The Beastie Boys, “Say It” [LINK]
  • Kevin McCall, “Touch Yourself” [LINK]
  • Mixtape: Fabolous, The Soul Tape [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “As If We Never Said Goodbye” [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “I’ve Gotta Be Me” [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “Born This Way” [LINK]
  • STS ft. Joell Ortiz, “The People” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Pitch Slapped, EP (a capella) [LINK]
  • Atmosphere, “Which Way Is Up” feat. Aesop Rock [LINK]
  • “Like My Bass” by Tha Outfit, [LINK]
  • “Motherlover” by The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake [LINK]
  • Craig G ft. Guru, “Coming To Get You” (Unreleased) + Mr. Cee’s Guru Tribute Mix [LINK]
  • Kardinal Offishall, “Smash the Club” feat. Pitbull, Lil Jon & Clinton Sparks [LINK]


  • N.O.R.E. N.O.R.E.aster FreEP [LINK]
  • Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha, “Till The World Ends” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Don Omar, “How We Roll” (remix f. Busta Rhymes & Reek Da Villain) [LINK]
  • Big Hud feat. CyHi Da Prynce & Curren$y, “Summertime Ish” (Remix) [LINK]
  • DMX Ft Jan, “Didn’t Go Nowhere” [LINK]
  • American Idol Top 7, Studio Recordings [LINK]
  • Timbaland, “Slow Down” feat. Blind Fury [LINK]
  • Jagged Edge, Love Potion (Chambord Edition) [LINK]
  • Trick Daddy, Greatest Hits [LINK]
  • Akon, “Take It Down Low” (Feat. Chris Brown) [LINK]
  • American Idol Season 10 Top 7 I-Tunes Rip [LINK]
  • One Dae, “Play By Play” feat. Evidence, [LINK]
  • Sheek Louch, “Star Wars” feat. Styles P [LINK]
  • Beyonce, “Girls (Who Run The World)” [LINK]
  • Self Scientific, “War Stories” feat. Big K.R.I.T. [LINK]
  • The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down [LINK]
  • Complex Presents Prodigy, The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP [LINK]
  • Truck North, “Latest Greatest” [LINK]
  • R3L, El Elegido [LINK]
  • Scoob Lo feat. Spice 1, Daz Dillinger & Knoc-turn’al, “Rap Stars” [LINK]
  • Incubus, “Adolescents” [LINK]
  • Parachute, “Kiss Me Slowly” [LINK]
  • Plain White T’s, “Boomerang” [LINK]
  • “Boyfriend” by Big Time Rush feat. New Boyz [LINK]
  • “Mr. Baton Rouge” by Lil Boosie [LINK]
  • Waka Flocka Flame, Benjamin Flocka [LINK]

This is the last week you’ll see this at the Operative Network. Next week — spirit willing and the creeks don’t rise — this will be located at Komplicated (stay in touch via the Facebook page (click “like”) or the Twitter page (follow). Question: it’s currently a weekly summary of music downloads … how would you feel if it were daily? Please leave your thoughts on that in the comments, and thanks in advance.

Don’t forget that late additions and exclusive extras end up on the mobile version of this blog.

Playing (Music): “G.R.I.N.D.” by Asher Roth

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