Watching Prince - Sign O' the Times in the IMDB TV app. My #1 favorite ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค of all time, playing through the ๐ŸŽง that bear his name, which were sent to me by my #1 favorite ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค of all time. These still blow my mind every time I put them on my ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘‚ they sound so good! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿคฉ

Not sure how this didn't get on here, but here it is. The amazing package I won from Nicole Bus arrived a week ago yesterday! It was well worth the wait! In the box was a pair of studio monitors, a USB microphone with tripod stand, a very nice pop filter that surrounds the microphone in a foam covering, a pair of headphones that can be used with a wire or with bluetooth with ambiant passthrough and active noise cancellation and a USB midi controller keyboard. I recall saying that I felt like a major part of my future was in this box, and it seems I was right.

One thing I did not share on my other social media channels is that the headphones are especially prophetic and make a tangible musical connection for me. It seems that my favorite artist of all time (Nicole) sent me top-of-the-line headphones that bear the name of my favorite artist of all time before her (Prince.). So now there is a tangible musical connection between me and my top two favorite musicians of all time that I can use for everything from my paying polling job to my home studio to casual use on the computer or out and about connected to my phone. And of course, the very first voice heard through both the headphones and the monitor speakers was the voice of the musician who sent me all this awesome gear ... for a song ... literally. My deep heart-felt endless gratitude to Nicole, and more importantly to God for sending me all these life-changing blessings, can barely be expressed in words.


This toolbox has everything I need to fulfill my God-given vision, and it is created by a one-of-a-kind artist who uses it and is living proof that it works. Thank you Nicole, you're Toolbox for Artists is truly a life changer.

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I got a text with a USPS tracking number at about 4:30 this morning, and when I looked up the PostNL tracking info, it shows that my highly important package has arrived and cleared in the States. I don't have an expected delivery date yet, but I'm guessing Monday or Tuesday it will be at my front door ๐Ÿคฉ. My future is now ๐ŸŽถ.

I honestly never thought that I would be writing this. It's a follow-up to my post just over a month ago, and it's truly unbelievable!

"Wow! My all-time favorite musician has heard me sing! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽถ This is a dream come true for me, and I know that this is only the beginning! Thank you God for all that You do and for all that You are!"

And so the dreams just keep coming true. That post was written because I was one of a sizeable number of people who submitted short works to win a producer kit. Well, I submitted mine not to win anything, only to be heard by my favorite artist, and I was heard, which in itself was beyond belief. Now fast forward to today, and I find out that I was selected as one of only two winners. Seems that my all-time favorite musician not only heard me sing, but loved what she heard. I also got "a special code for a special winner" worth 50% off the Toolbox for Artists that I posted here earlier. And to top it all off, the rough draft recording of the song whose verses I wrote using her samples and her chorus has also been heard as of today. God is good, and He just keeps on blessing! I am forever grateful to Him for all He has done, and for the future He is laying out for me.

I just knew something huge like this was on the way. This is so on my wish list!

This month, join me in celebrating Black Music Appreciation Month. I will also declare this month Take a Break From Social Media Month. No doubt I will be listening to some truly amazing music instead of getting caught up in all the craziness that we call social media.

George Floyd's murderer has been found guilty on all counts. This is a hallelujah moment for the world! But this is only the beginning. Three accessories to the murder have yet to be tried and convicted, and any appeals need to be denied. Police departments either need to radically change their murderous ways or face the consequences of their actions. I want to say again for the record that laws need to be passed that allow and demand a federal death penalty for any police officer in any state who murders or brutalizes an unarmed civilian. This would go a long way toward our nation's healing.

Strychnine got an update that makes notifications work again. Users will need to install notification-daemon before regenerating their .ratpoisonrc. Libnotify is still necessary too. Thanks @kyle for the help with htis.

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Now how many of them can she get to do it? They see more money than this in a week. It's nothing to them. Can this even qualify as a slap on the wrist?

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And it's back! There was a little glitch with a maintenance page during the update, but the Friendica installation at is once again up and running.

Now updating my Friendica installation. I don't foresee any problems, and I should have little to no downtime while this updates.
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It would be neat to write a decentralized network in Elixir.
From what I'm reading, it does look rather interesting.

Philo and Pluto make the best TV pairing ever!

More streamers are popping up, and while cord-cutting is continuing to accelerate, that doesnโ€™t mean everyone canโ€™t co-exist. At least to some extent. Folks at Philo and @PlutoTV are hoping to keep more consumers engaged in the world of television overall.โ€ฆ

Goodbye 2020, and hello 2021! ๐Ÿ’› Letโ€™s start off this new year with the right mindset! #BlackMoneyMatters #HappyNewYear


these are my jams for the new year. No matter how bad things look, no matter how life tries to break you, look up to the sky and keep holdin' on to His unchanging hand. Happy new year, and God bless.

And as I was looking for one of these, I just found totally by accident something that I have wanted very much to hear but didn't think existed. So let this Redemption Song bless you as much as it blessed me to hear it.
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Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ to all my friends and family. Many blessings for the new year. ๐ŸŽ‰

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Amazing! I just found Heart Of The Matter by @Thenicolebus and purchased the only new CD copy. Couldn't stream and couldn't find the CD before today. Amazon still has two used CD copies as I write this, but before today, the page for the CD just said it was currently unavailable.

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The more I hear, the more I need to hear. Nederlandse Bodem, Magnolia, T.O.T.A, Kairos and Live In NYC are pretty much all I listen to these days, although if I could find The Heart Of The Matter, I would certainly add that to my playlist. Thank you for all your great work.

Thank you, for the love and support in 2020.
More joy, knowledge, and wisdom to all of you. ๐Ÿ’™

Do I have any followers who understand Dutch? This song is so beautiful and so moving. I have a general idea of what it may be about, but it would be great to know for sure, since I can only understand a couple of words.


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The Right Path and Next Step | a @WisdomHunters devotional by @Tripp_Prince


For about a month and a half, God has been subtly hinting that someone would drop a word I needed to receive. Much of this was made known on Friday and confirmed on Sunday. I thought it was lost to me forever some years ago, but it's back. From this day forward, ๐ŸŽถ is my life.

Did you know you can pair your favorite pair of Bluetooth headphones to your #FireTV?

Follow these step by step instructions so you can watch as many episodes of The Office on repeat without your roommate knowing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Instead of waiting for the right time or thinking you need something more to take the next step. Think about all the resources you have available to you right now -- where you are.

What can you do with what you have? Chances are more than you realize! #MotivationalMonday


Actually it's been @pandoramusic for me. They really did their @Thenicolebus station up right. Good variety old and new, plenty of ๐ŸŽถI like, very little to skip. And it plays on my TV just as well as anything else. I gotta love it! Play it all day.

Happy #WorldTelevisionDay ! What have you been streaming on Fire TV lately?


I'm happy and excited this will help so many people that want to make it in the industry.
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