|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Proverbs 13:24 New International Version (NIV) - Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Have you seen the Subaru commercial where the boys wash the car inside and out? The commercial shows a father who understands the mistake his 2 boys made, while they tried to do something good. In reality the scene would have gone much different. If it were really a father, I believe the two boys would have been whipped to reprimand them, to let them know, in the most brutal of ways, not to do it again. The reaction, of the father, on the commercial is a response of a middle-class white father not a black father; but if times have changed, then the change is truly for the better—but too often a brutal reminder is given, to a young black boy, more than a compassionate yet stern talking to.
The question is why? Why do some African-American parents deal in a style of reprimand that is more liken to a master/slave relationship than a father/mother/child relationship? My parents used to say— "I whip you know, so no one will whip you later." In many ways getting whipped was the technique parents used to prepare their child for an uncertain world where an African-American life was worth less than a penny. But....
Today, is the whipping still necessary—more than a stern talking to? Or is whipping something that is an archaic practice that only builds resentment, in the long run, and fear instead of love in the short?
I believe, in this time—in this new era, with an African-American President— compassion, kindheartedness, if you will, is the way to go—much like the scenario in the Subaru commercial. Be careful to discipline a child, but be careful how you discipline.
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on August 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Crazy Dee Wins The Silver Ace Award For FEMALES
Crazy Dee takes you inside the Festival with Interviews with Louis Gossett, Jr., Frank Cullota and More..., Enjoy! Then on August 10th-- Crazy Dee brings the season finale.
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on March 20, 2012 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Crazy Dee has written a new role for an actress to portray in THE BLKICE CHRONICLES: SITUAITONS DVD. More information below:
New posting for Actress to play in THE BLKICE CHRONICLES: SITUATIONS DVD
Character and Description: Fredericka Osborn (African-American, Latina or Mixed) (Nudity Required) Age 25 to 35. Stands between 5’2” to 5’11”. She is a want to be actress who connected with Crazy Dee. She likes to dress in long flowing sundresses and sandals. When it gets chilly, she adds a spring or summer sweater. She loves to wear her hair in an up doo, and she wears sunglasses to cover her red eyes from intoxication/evidence of drug use. Fredericka is an addict who doesn’t want to lose herself in her drug use, so she tries to set boundaries for herself. Things she will do, and things she will not do. She is emaciated, but tries to keep herself together the best she can. She is deathly afraid of falling into doing porno, and won’t consider roles that entail nudity—as she believes movies with nudity are one step away from pornography.
Log onto lordlandonline.com/openrolescastingform.htm and fill out the actor information form. Send your head shot to email@example.com
Auditions begin in April 2nd, 2012. Actress must learn lines fast, be able to interpret and bring the character to life. Those with inhibitions need not apply.
The 2012 Season of THE BLKICE CHRONICLES begins in June!! THE BLKICE CHRONICLES: SITUATIONS DVD releases Summer 2012! It's going to be a hot one!
Link To FEMALES Screener: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109553087185721608456/albums/5717109924207714849
Link to THE SHIFTER Screener: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109553087185721608456/albums/5717147366061967761
Link to SITUATIONS, Who Are The Animals? Screener - Not the complete film!: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109553087185721608456/albums/5716924391405983665
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on February 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
This is a collection of Crazy Dee's thoughts, and responses to others on Facebook, concerning The Chardon High Shootings which happened February 27,2012. A lone gunman opened fire in the cafeteria of the school before walking the school to shoot targeted victims. A teacher/coach, heroically chased the gun man out of the school while being fired upon.
Crazy Dee's Take On It!: The Chardon High Shootings, Predictable
Wow, a shooting at Chardon High. The reporter for WKYC, Stephanie, is a breast at reporting. She has great reporting ability! She's going far, I predict.
A writer accuses me of only looking at the reporter for her looks, and this is what I said...
I meant what I meant. Don't forget I work with talent. I give actors opportunity to act in THE BLKICE CHRONICLES-- you know that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOk-RYjKwi8 When I say beast, I speak to her being educated, she has to be educated to be a reporter. Second, she pushed to get her questions answered by the authorities. And, what really made her a beast was, once the officers walked away from the cameras-- the WKYC Camera didn't have to move to another location, because she stood her ground, and the other stations had to move to another space. That's called having control of your center-- never moving from out of a circle one creates for ones self. Yep, She's A Beast!
As The Story Unfolded, I wrote:
I think the parents of the shooter will have to move! Chardon is a smal ltown, everyone knows everyone. We shall see if the community can be forgiving to the parents of the shooter.
The News Media were speculating on if there was a second shooter/an accomplice; I wrote this:
What if there is a second shooter/accomplice? What if the second accompliceis a officer's son, and because he didn't shoot, they are covering up for their fellow officer's family?
One of the students spoke to the media after parents had finishedreuniting with their children. I wrote this:
What if the kid that just spoke was the accomplice? They say the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.
As he told his story, it was plan to see, he was one of the victims. Oneof the bullets grazed his ear. I did have this observation that I turned into a question:
Are they supposed to speak to children on the news?
Eric Mansfield interviewed the Student. Eric has a 17 year old in HighSchool, and his thoughts were with his son when I wrote this:
Wow, Eric Mansfield broke down.
He began to cry, and had to send it back to the news desk. It was atouching moment. The report came across the screen shortly after that, A Student Died. I wrote this:
One student passed away. Our prayers go out.
The authorities-- Sheriff, FBI, Police and The Superintendent of Schools held a press conference. None seemed to be able to keep their emotions in check. I wrote this:
I remember when the authorities and the leaders would try to have the stiffupper lip, even when a death occurred. Sad!
I thought, we hadn't heard anything about the gun control argument out of Washington, and how this would probably bring it back into the forefront of the news in a big way:
I can see what's going to happen next-- Sensationalism-- SHOOTING AT CHARDON! What will the NRA say? It's going to strike up the Gun Control Arguments, which we haven't heard lately. Don't forget the Movie! Enough Already! Do something about guns once and for all.
The Politics of It...
There is always the political side of it, the inequity of how a story concerning a shooting is covered. This is what I wrote:
The media has to stop covering shootings differently. Shootings are tragedies no matter where they happen. Care about what happens in the city and the suburbs equally, and all of this will stop. If not, it will continue to happen.
I went on to post this on the WKYC Page on Facebook:
Would this be categorized as White on White Crime? Close your eyes, and imagine how this would be covered if the media acted like they act when it's considered Black on Black Crime.
Oh man, why did I do that? The responses I received back ranged from "this is not a race" to "why is this an issue here" to "this is uncalled for" to "this has nothing to do with race for heaven's sake!" I responded with this:
It doesn't make it not true! Media covers situations like this differently. Shootings are no different when they happen in the City Of Cleveland or in the Suburbs. Once the media covers both the same, as if media is on the inside instead of the outside, then things will change.
Of course people disagreed with me, saying something about "no it won't" or" it doesn't make any sense because the media doesn't cause shootings." My response was this:
Yes it will. Once people begin to care about each other equally, violence will stop. This is why situations like this takes place. People only care about their group. If we don't begin to care for all communities equally, it isguaranteed that what's happening, in one, will come to yours, mine and the other guys.
And again, a person wanted to assert that this was not a race issue, and why did I want to make it one. I wrote this:
Until you ask the question, or care to see why shootings are covered through a different lens, you will never see how the inner city is covered, and the suburbs are covered.
After I wrote this, one of the people disagreeing with me, did agree by writing, "One thing I do agree with you is that shootings have the same tragic ending no matter where it happens. Violence needs to stop EVERYWHERE"
But that did not stop another poster from writing this, "Sorry Crayzon....you're wrong....This was at a school....if this happened in East Cleveland or some other inner-city setting it would be covered as equally....most of the shootings there are tragic, yes, but they weren't at school and while some victims are innocent passer-bys....most are kids that were doing what they shouldn't (ex-drugs, gangs, etc...) that is why they don't get covered with the same vigor...." I wrote this in responds:
No Verbal... you're wrong... there was a shooting at the School of Science/Success Tech in downtown Cleveland a few years back. 4 were shoot, andthe media did not cover the situation the same. The students fear, tears and panic were not recognized as anything but something that happens in the inner city. So again, until people begin to care about all communities the same as they care about their own, gun violence is guaranteed to come to yours, mine and the other guys community. Link: http://articles.cnn.com/2007-10-10/us/cleveland.shooting_1_school-shootings-stable-condition-random-shooting?_s=PM:US Maybe the situation in the link was so easy to forget because it was covered as a crime that could only happen in the inner city. I don't make this up how the media covers it, it is how they cover situations, and it is through a different lens.
The poster did not respond to what I wrote, but people did like what I said. It's true, shootings are not covered the same. It's time that the humanity within all people, within the various communities, within the City Of Cleveland/Suburbs, is recognized.
A shooting is always shocking, but in this case, the shooting at Chardon High is predictable.
Crazy Dee is an independent writer, who contributes to Crayzon's Blog. Rebutals are welcomed.
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on February 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
Crazy Dee's Take On It!: Clevelanders Extras For Hollywood
Films are coming to Cleveland, and it is about time! But is it really that great for Cleveland? With The Cleveland Film Commission established in the city, films are coming to the area. There are a few down sides to the outside companies coming to bolster the hopes of actors in the City Of Cleveland. Most of the jobs are extra work! That's right, as of this article there has been no opportunity for actors, from Cleveland, to win a major role in the films shooting here. When the director, writers and crew sit down in Cleveland, they have all of the principal actors cast. What are left are roles for extras. If you call being an extra having a role, then I guess this is progress in the ever developing role in film Cleveland plays. What is most disheartening concerning, The Cleveland Film Commission's push to have Hollywood come to Cleveland, is there is no focus on working to provide funding to established filmmakers in the city. The actors are distracted from test reading for films based in Cleveland, where they will be cast in lead roles, like THE BLKICE CHRONICLES. Crazy Dee says, "Once the films started coming to Cleveland, actors would blow me off to be extras" Crazy Dee, who is a filmmaker from Cleveland who writes, producers, directs, edits and authors DVDs for his series, laments, "How could they put me on the back burner just to be an extra, and only see the back of their heads, running in a film, if that?" I believe The Cleveland Film Commission is doing the best that it can to open up Cleveland to the film industry, but the focus should be on acquiring funding for films created in Cleveland by Clevelanders.
Crazy Dee is an independent writer, who contributes to Crayzon's Blog. Rebutals are welcomed.
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on February 28, 2012 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
One of the persons who inspired me is Prince.
The year was 1987, the school year 86-87, when I went from middle school to High School. Prince’s Sign O’ The Times came out. I was always a Prince fan, listening to his music, and aspiring to be a DJ, I definitely mixed his music because his music could pack a dance floor. Although out the early 80’s, Prince was the soundtrack playing over the radio, and over my aunt’s house during Holidays. But, when Prince’s Sign O’ The Times came out, I was amazed at the sound. The music was current, fresh, ..... Read More - Click Here
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on February 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
Whitney Houston passed away today, and she was pronounced dead at 6:55pm. These are some of my thoughts about her untimely passing:
R.I.P. Whitney Houston! You brought us a lovely voice, soothing moments-- captured forever. Now rest, rest-- your journey here is through. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-02-11/whitney-houston/53053070/1?csp=34news
It's much like Michael Jackson, when you look at it, she did everything she came here to do, and it was time to go home! R.I.P. Whitney Houston.
Whitney's last performance-- Jesus Loves Me! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/11/whitney-houston-dead-last-performance-yes-jesus-loves-me_n_1270978.html
Etta James, Don Cornelius and Whitney Houston. It's said, death comes in 3's! We have to get ready, because we never know when our number is pulled.
It's funny-- I notice when people try to make a come back, after a long layoff, it's as if God says Not This Time. It's time for you to come home. Your work is done.
Tribute to Whitney Houston early on Joeski Love, "Better Love than Whitney Houston"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMaeZ5whLwU
Damn, we're going to lose many people, due to age-- but to lose someone like Whitney Houston so young, only 48! Shocking.
Grand Tribute to Whitney at the Grammys-- Kim Burrell, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight, Pattie LaBelle and Pink! That would be a beautiful tribute!
All of her recordings will keep Whitney Houston alive forever. Such a beautiful voice, gone!
Kim Burrell's tribute to Whitney Houston on The BET Honors 2010. I Believe In You And Me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxYXgRo6gC8
Well-- Whitney knew how to make an entrance, and She knew how to make an exit; on the eve of the biggest event in music. She's already missed!
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|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on January 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
The new season of THE BLKICE CHRONICLES is premiering soon! But, what is posted is the link to the DVDs and Digital Downloads For THE BLKICE CHRONICLES DVDs!
THE SITUATIONS DVD is releasing in the summer, and Crazy Dee has prepared to entertain his audience throughout 2012!
Link To THE BLKICE CHRONICLES DVDs: http://www.lordlandonline.com/apps/webstore/
CDMPTV & FILM T-Shirts Available.
The Line Dance Work v.1 & 2 DVD/2CD Available.
The Music of Crazy Dee CD's and Digital Downloads Available.
FEMALES DVD and Digital Download Available.
THE SHIFTER DVD Available.
THE SITUATIONS DVD and Digital Available Summer 2012!
Contact Crazy Dee
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|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on January 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
Sopa and Pipa Legislation could possibly take away the rights of search engines! http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/22/2648219/stop-online-piracy-act-sopa-what-is-it
Never take our rights away; we need to remain free to express ourselves on the internet!
|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on January 2, 2012 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
THE BLKICE CHRONICLES: CRAZY DEE'S FAREWELL TO RETAIL
Crazy Dee announces FAREWELL TO RETAIL! After 15 years in business at Crazy Dee's Muzic Palace, Crazy Dee has closed to pursue film making! Taking It to the next level, and enjoying the legacy left behind-- helping the community by giving opportunities to people in the neighborhood to be seen, heard and appreciated! One of Crazy Dee's Funniest Performances, Enjoy! Stay-Tuned, 2012 Is Going To Be A Party Ya'll!!