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Monday, January 25, 2016

99 Homes Movie review Rap


99 Homes is a movie 
about a man who was evicted 
from his home

So he tried to get some money
of his own
he was offered employment
by his evictor
so he worked with him

In the system of greed he falls

He evicted people
then in the end
became arrested 
to a crime he admitted

While the boss carried on
with his multi-million endeavor
profiting from people's misfortune

Let's put myself as the director
let's recreate the main character's role
after all this is a movie
that we can recreate instantly

Movies can be a tool
for change to occur that is best for all

we act out
the changes we see 
then it becomes reality

Let's give the main character
 a free home
everyone a monthly income
that they don't have to work for

plus a job in construction
for the characters
if they need more

His son investigates 
how one builds a structure
his mom expresses herself 
and does what is best for all

While the real estate mogul
forgives himself
 changes his ways
using tools that work

Living income is the key

The lesson is clear
If we abuse our share
we will all lose

See what is possible 
a movie can be a tool
when you stand 
for what is best for all


Recently unemployed single father Dennis Nash, a construction worker in Orlando, Florida, is evicted together with his mother Lynn, a hairdresser, and young son Connor from the foreclosed home they share. Callous real estate operator Rick Carver is in charge of the eviction, and police officers who provide the enforcement call him "boss." Dennis and his family move into a shabby cramped motel room. Dennis goes to Rick's office and tries to take back his tools stolen by Rick's men. Rick sees the confrontation and is impressed by Dennis' gumption. He offers Dennis work as a repairman at his properties and Dennis accepts. Dennis soon becomes Rick's assistant, helping to carry out evictions himself and set up real estate schemes that exploit government and banking rules to the disadvantage of struggling home owners. He starts accepting large payments of money (in exchange for the work he is performing for Mr. Carver) and dips into the glamorous lifestyle in which Rick indulges.
Almost as soon as he begins working for Mr. Carver, Dennis tells him to keep the cheques he offers (as payment for the work he performs for the real estate broker) in order for him to one day soon buy back the house he was evicted from by Mr. Carver but Rick tells him to keep his money for now since it is not enough anyway.
An evicted home owner living in the same motel as Dennis and his family recognizes and threatens him. Dennis reacts by making a deal with Rick to buy back his family's old house, but the legal process prevents them from moving in immediately, so he decides to get his son out of the motel room immediately by selling the family home and buying a much more luxurious home instead.
When Dennis brings his mother and son to the luxurious house and informs them he bought it and sold their old house so they could get out of the motel room immediately, his mother doesn't believe at first that he has bought the house. Then Dennis' mother is shocked by the loss of their long-time home and is repulsed as she realizes Dennis got his new-found wealth by helping him victimize honest homeowners who have financial problems. Even Dennis' son is not happy with the arrangement. Lynn and Connor leave Dennis to stay with her brother.
Rick puts together a multi-million dollar real estate deal, but it is jeopardized by a legal case brought by a home owner he is trying to evict. Dennis and the home owner were friendly acquaintances, but the man turned hostile toward Dennis when he saw him become part of Rick's eviction business. Dennis obeys Rick's order to deliver a forged document to court that defeats the home owner's legal case. When police try to evict the home owner, the distraught man fires a rifle at them. Fearing that the man, who has a wife and two children, will likely be killed in a shootout, Dennis confesses aloud at the scene to his complicity in delivering the forged paperwork. The home owner surrenders and Dennis is also arrested, but the well-connected Rick, standing in the background, is not.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Big Short : Film Review Rap


Big Short is a movie
about the housing market
and fraud that is based on profit

When the Housing Market booms 
or when it doesn't
we get our profit

We get a smile on our lips
winning is the illusion
eventually coming to the realization

The economy will collapse
so we will all lose
self-interest is not the key

Focusing on profit
is not the best
energy see-saw 
our body gets stressed

So we have to consider
why we do what we do
for we all will suffer

Free housing for all
is what we need

Money is not see-saw of energy
Money is about man and his expression
aligned to the expression of the earth

Realizing that the house is built 
from the trees
that come from the earth

Just as the air we breathe
bills are made of cotton
coins are metals too

Gratitude to the earth
I can see our equal value
burst the ego bubble
and reclaim our real value

Life = 1+1 =2

Big Short Plot

Whiplash: Film Review Rap



Whiplash is a movie
that's about you and me
let's learn from it as a family

Question why we need bullies
to succeed
the fear to fall is behind it all

Self-forgive the fear
breathe and bring yourself back here
express yourself

Use commonsense
bypass the rules
and see for yourself

Tap on surfaces
hear all the sound in the universe
realize they all have a tune
we can change the rules

For not one sound is out of tune
without judgment
we can see clearly
it's not just do re mi baby

Whiplash Plot

Andrew Neiman is a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. He has been playing drums from a young age and aspires to become one of the greats like Buddy Rich. Famed conductor Terence Fletcher discovers Andrew practicing in the music room late one night and eventually invites him into his studio band as the alternative for core drummer Carl Tanner. Fletcher is abusive toward his students, mocking and insulting them; when the band rehearses the Hank Levy piece "Whiplash" and Andrew struggles to keep the tempo, Fletcher hurls a chair at him, slaps him, and berates him in front of the class.
At a jazz competition, Andrew accidentally misplaces Carl's sheet music; as Carl cannot play without it, Andrew steps in, telling Fletcher that he can perform "Whiplash" from memory. After a successful performance, Fletcher promotes him to core drummer. Soon after, Fletcher recruits Ryan Connolly, the core drummer from Andrew's former lower-level class. Andrew believes Connolly is the less talented drummer, and is infuriated when Fletcher promotes him to core. Determined to impress Fletcher, Andrew practices until his hands bleed and breaks up with his girlfriend Nicole, believing she will hold him back.
Fletcher tearfully reveals in class that a talented former student of his, Sean Casey, has died in a car accident. The band rehearses "Caravan", but Ryan struggles with the tempo. Fletcher auditions Andrew, Ryan and Carl for hours while the class waits outside, and finally gives the position to Andrew.
On the way to a jazz competition, Andrew's bus breaks down. He rents a car but arrives late and realizes he left his drumsticks at the car rental office. After an argument with Fletcher, Andrew drives back to retrieve the drumsticks. As he speeds back, his car is hit by a truck. He crawls from the wreckage and arrives on stage badly injured. When he struggles to play "Caravan" due to his injuries, Fletcher stops the band mid-performance to tell Andrew he is "done". Andrew attacks Fletcher in front of the audience and is expelled from Shaffer.
Andrew meets with a lawyer representing the parents of Sean Casey. The lawyer explains that Sean actually hanged himself, having suffered anxiety and depression after joining Fletcher's class; Sean's parents want to prevent Fletcher from teaching. Andrew agrees to testify anonymously and Fletcher is fired.
Months later, Andrew has abandoned music and is working in a restaurant while applying to different colleges. He walks past a jazz club and sees Fletcher performing on stage. Fletcher invites him for drinks and explains that he pushes his students hard so they might achieve greatness. He invites Andrew to perform at a festival concert with his band. Andrew agrees and invites Nicole, but she is in a new relationship and declines.
On stage at the jazz festival, moments before the performance, Fletcher reveals that he knows Andrew testified against him. He leads the band in a new piece Andrew has never heard or rehearsed, and he finds no sheet music for it in his folder. Unable to follow the cues without sheet music, Andrew struggles through it and leaves the stage humiliated. As Fletcher addresses the audience, Andrew returns to the stage and interrupts with the "Caravan" drum intro, leading the rest of the band. Infuriated, Fletcher reluctantly follows. When Andrew ends the performance with an extravagant drum solo, Fletcher and Andrew exchange smiles.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Living My Utmost Potential: My Created Word Tarot Cards: Group Reading: Impromptu Speech

This is a video of what I call Group Word Tarot Reading at our Speech Club Event. 

I challenged myself to speak impromptu using 4 word cards . I asked 4 people from the audience to pick a card each from my word tarot deck. Then, i spoke about the words they chose (which i did not know beforehand) in a speech.

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