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Why You All Need to Listen To The Mighty Vinnie. THIS IS A RAPPER!!! THIS IS A MINSTREL!

I had previously published this under the title, “I NEED DRUGS – NOT!!!”

I am a connoisseur of real music. I am 61 years old and many are surprised at the genre of music I listen to. I do listen to all era’s of music, but my everyday is who I speak of in this ‘Walk With Dann’.

By ‘real’, I mean music in which there is lyrics that actually convey a message or story. 

Do not see much of that nowadays in this ‘so-called’ hip hop/rap genre. 

 A song is meant to convey a message or enlighten one’s  inner soul. Musician’s were and are “minstrels”. 

Minstrel defined by the dictionary as, “singer who performed songs whose lyrics told stories of different places or of existing or imaginary events. Although minstrels told their own tales, often they would memorize and embellish the works of others“.

 Who are the top few I consider minstrels? 

 Here are a few that I have mad respect for what they are speaking to the youth of today.

Ill Bill and his brother Necro

Vinnie Paz

Yelawolf

Eminem

Mr. Green

Pacewon

Rittz

SPM

Rasheed

Tom Green (YES! That ‘Tom Green’ – check the O.R., udunno what I say)

So, let me show you a few examples of what I am saying ………

First video you should watch (courtesy of YouTube) is:

 Uncle Howie hears “My Uncle” for the first time  – courtesy of youtube

Here you will witness the power of the love only family can give to their own. 

As is very visible, Howie is definitely healthy and happy here. The result of his nephews love, caring and guidance. 

The lyrics speak mountains – definitely written from the heart and most definitely truthful. 

 A testimony to the realities of drug abuse and society’s darker side. A confession of the pain these nephews felt watching their Uncle suffer.

Here is the younger nephew, Necro:

His video that shows the “BEFORE” Howie:

 NECRO _ I Need Drugs     – courtesy of youtube

Recently I posted this video to my FaceBook page with this as the intro: 

 Brings tears to thine eyes – R.I.P. Uncle Howie. Dudes and Dudettes, compare Uncle Howie in this video to the one in Necro’s older brother, Ill Bill’s “My Uncle”. May the creators BLESS these lads for bringing their beloved uncle back to Earth. What a heavy load on my heart to overstand the pain they must have had to endure with the loss of such a knowledged Street Warrior to cancer after years of dancing with the dragon’s from Hell. 

Mad respect for the message’s Ill Bill and Necro and all their homies convey. 

Wish all these other so-called hip hop artist would follow their path and speak of REALNESS.”

Personally, I shed a tear everytime I listen to “Uncle Howie” for Howie, for Necro and for Ill Bill and for all of Howie’s family.

My soul becomes wrapped in the guilt of my SINS – knowing that in years long gone by, (and some close at hand), I have laid this burden upon those who loved me as much as these men love their Uncle.

What a statement to the realities of modern life in the tenements our youth are growing up in.

Ill Bill began his quest twenty-four long years ago in 1992. 

TO THIS DAY HE STILL SINGS FROM HIS HEART AND TO THIS VERY DAY HE STILL CONVEYS THE MESSAGE. 

RESPECT AND BLESSINGS TO THIS WELL SEASONED STREET WARRIOR.

No words I may type can tell you what your eyes will overstand when you have viewed this. 

‘Nuff said. 

I cannot say who is my favorite, but right up there with Ill Bill & Necro, is Vinnie Paz & his Jedi Mind Tricks. 

 

Here lies another minstrel who has been spitting the truth from 1993 till this very day. 

Twenty-three years and still sending out the message!!! 

Vinnie’s messages are so deeply written in the blood of his truths. 

Listen deeply to the lyrics in such tunes as “Uncommon Valor” and – my personal favorite “I, Who Have Nothing”. I play it every morning along with Ill Bill’s “My Uncle” to remind me of the life I have and am living.

Listen to what this song conveys, “I, who have nothing, but the comfort of my sins.”  DEEP!!!!! 

I, Who Have Nothing  – courtesy of youtube

To keep this blog from becoming a complex full length documentary, I will not break down and example all the above listed true artists.

This ‘Walk With Dann’ is only to say that I wish all musicians would get back to being MINSTRELS. 

For, if they could, then maybe, just maybe, one other soul would not have to sing about their Uncle, their life in the swamps of the Southern States, their lives in the swamps of Detroit or New York or Texas or Toronto. 

Overstand me now?

Bring the minstrel back to the music. 

Bring the stories back to the public. 

Drop all this bullshit about “Money, Weed & Hoes”. 

“Imagine” a world where “all the people could live as one’ – where “you may say I am a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”

I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one” 

(Thank you John Lennon for embedding this within the confines of my mind)

I leave you now with a quote from a beautiful  Yelawolf/Ed Sheeran collaboration:

 

“I’ll be coming up when the Sun goes down. Rolling like a rock till I hit the ground. Running from the Lord cause I can’t be found. Only MY God can track me down”

SAVE OUR YOUTH. PEACE OUT!!!

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I Wish These Youth Could Get The Message Contained Within My Life Experiences

The weapon violence in Toronto is beyond belief.

Youth shooting each other.

Gang conflicts.

Just today, a woman driving in the downtown area gets in an argument with a pedestrian, stops her car, opens her trunk and whips out a shotgun and fires. She hit her intended target and a man going by on a bicycle.

Who drives around with a shotgun in their trunk?

This is the type of insanity I speak of in almost all my books.

In both my fictional autobiography series, “WALK WITH DANN COLLECTION” and my “WALKING ON DAWES COLLECTION.”

My focus being on the hard truths that come from a life of crime, drugs, weapons and gangs.

I show how no matter who you think you are or how clever a criminal you conceive yourself to be, sooner or later it all ends bad. Karma and Chaos always prevail.

I wish that somehow these misguided and waste youth could read my life and stories and see the message I pass along. To see how my own life has been a half century of remorse.

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When Is Canada Going To Strengthen It’s Gun Laws

Again today some asshole gangster shot THREE people in broad daylight at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Toronto.

May I add that they did so with little regard for the innocent bystanders.

Meanwhile on the west side of our once “good” city another teenager was found shot. He lays in a hospital in serious but stable condition.

MAKES ME FRACKING SICK!!!

WHAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST IS THAT IF THEY EVEN CATCH THESE GOOFS, THEY WILL DEFINITELY OBTAIN BAIL – THE VICTIMS WON’T HAVE BAIL.

I was/am a gangster most my life and those who read my books or know me know that I have done some horrible things in my younger years.

The sentence I served, albeit “years”, was a slap on the wrist.

And even if they catch these GOOFS, they will plead out to lesser charges, be treated like heros in jail and get their gangster status upgraded.

That’s after they tie up the Courts for years.

I personally know such type of GOOFS who have been out on bail for three years after being caught with full automatic weapons, numerous weapons, loaded with armour piercing shells, Heroin, Meth, Crack Cocaine and body armour. All in plain sight of their children.

They are still walking the street since November 2015!!!!

The Canadian people have to start speaking up!!!!!!

Canada needs a three strike law!

Canada needs to have stiffer gang Laws and sentences!

Canada needs to have a minimum ten year sentence for using any weapon, gun, knives, baseball bat, any item used to harm another person.

BUT, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN A COUNTRY WHERE OUR LEADER WAS VOTED IN FOR HIS PROMISE TO LEGALIZE POT AND HAD NICE HAIR.

WHERE WE HAVE HUNDREDS SHOW UP TO PROTEST THE LEADER OF OUR NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY AND NO ONE PROTESTING OUR OWN USELESS ASSHOLE OF A LEADER.

SOCIETY HAS LOST TOUCH WITH HUMANITY.

SOON HUMANITY WILL LOSE TOUCH WITH SOCIETY.

OUR YOUTH ARE BEING RAISED BY ELECTRONICS AND ADMIRING GUN TOTING ‘YOUTUBE’ RAP STARS.

WE ARE NOW ON OUR FOURTH GENERATION OF “KIDS RAISING KIDS”.

OUR SCHOOLS NO LONGER TEACH CURSIVE WRITING. NO SCHOOLS TEACH MORALS, RATHER THEY ADD TO THE MORAL DECAY OF HUMANITY.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE REMOVED CHRISTIAN PRAYERS, BUT OTHER RELIGIONS HAVE THEIRS.

AND OUR LAWS AND COURTS AND PRISON SYSTEMS ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

OUR PRISONS ARE MORE OF A HOLIDAY GETAWAY FOR THESE PUKES.

BUT, NO ONE CARES. THEY ARE ALL TOO BUSY TEACHING OUR YOUTH THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO GENDERS AND IF SOMEONE HURTS YOUR FEELINGS THEY WILL GET MORE SEVERELY PUNISHED THEN A SAGGY PANT, MUMBLING, GOOF,GUN USING GANGSTER.

THERE HAS BEEN MANY GUN RELATED CRIMES THIS YEAR AND I SUSPECT THAT WE WILL BREAK ALL RECORDS FOR GUN OFFENCES BY THE TIME 2018 ENDS.

BUT, WHO CARES? WE CAN SMOKE POT WHILE DANCING ON RAINBOW CROSSWALKS WHILE STEPPING OVER THE MANY CITIZENS SLEEPING ON OUR SIDEWALKS BECAUSE THE REFUGEES HAVE FILLED OUR SHELTERS.

I am ashamed of what we as a “people” have become ……

One Song With A Powerful Message

Y’all be a wee bit younger than I, but y’all could learn from the lyrics in Steppenwolf ‘s “The Pusher”.

Read and learn ……

The Pusher
You know I’ve smoked a lot of grass
O’Lord, I’ve popped a lot of pills
But I mever touched nothin’
That my spirit could kill
You know, I’ve seen a lot of people walkin’ ’round
With tombstones in their eyes
But the pusher don’t care
Ah, if you live or if you die
God damn, the pusher
God damn, I say the pusher
I said God damn, God damn the pusher man
You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With the love grass in his hand
Oh but the pusher is a monster
Good God, he’s not a natural man
The dealer for a nickel
Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams
Ah, but the pusher ruin your body
Lord, he’ll leave your, he’ll leave your mind to scream
God damn, the pusher
God damn, I say the pusher
I said God damn, God damn the pusher man
Well, now if I were president of this land
You know, I’d declare total war on the pusher man
I’d cut if he stands,
And I’d shoot him if he’d run
Yes, I’d kill him with my Bible
And my razor and my gun
God damn, the pusher
God damn, the pusher
I said God damn, God damn the pusher man
Songwriters: Hoyt Wayne Axton
The Pusher lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Steppenwolf – The Pusher (Live 1968): http://youtu.be/M6TvaItYu_M

Old School HipHop Still Lives

One of the best tracks of this century right here. Makes me think of better days in a better world.
#pacewon #mrgreen #SobersEddwinn @Pace Won @Mr.Green

This drop makes you go all the way back to when music was music

Pace Won and Mr. Green “Who I Am” Official Video: http://youtu.be/JV6Wc6tSScU

And here’s proof that REAL HIP HOP still lives ….

Eamon knocks this out of the fracking ball park!!!! ♡

Jedi Mind Tricks “Fraudulent Cloth” feat. Eamon (…: http://youtu.be/xnXtY5_djjI

And right here is some homegrown talent. An “artist” – not a “performer”.

As every picture tells a story, every song should tell an emotion.

E-Sober has emotion.

Show some love to this minstrel … give a listen, like and share

As Time Runs By E-Sober produced by Rigid: http://youtu.be/4OKICaYYqwI

Mad About Her E-Sober featuring Pacewon produced …: http://youtu.be/faso2wX_zsQ

The Lord Makes A Way – E-Sober Produced by Jim Se…: http://youtu.be/5vBd0XJm_6I

You dunno they ain’t speaking about ‘money, weed snd hoes’ – they be SINGING songs that make you go ‘to and fro’

Excerpt from “BOON”, Volume 3 in my “Walk With Dann Collection”

Looking back I realized that I do have idiotic moments.

Like the drunken cowboy in a bad Western movie who shoots himself in the foot during a gunfight.

If you look at any era of my lives you will see I shot myself in the foot often.

Now, I was an old, weathered biker with a plate in his head, a man-made neck, two right hip replacements, titanium plates in his right hand and now a ‘flipper’ for a foot.

I am the original ‘bionic’ hippie.

I am definitely the old, weathered man.

Yet, I am still Dann.

Links below for Volumes 1 & 2 in paperback.

E-books available at Kobo, Kindle & Amazon 

I Heard A Real Song Once

I have written regarding modern day mainstream rap “music” before.

I will never understand why any of us would purchase any of these untalented, over tattooed, illiterate criminals so called “music” .

Check this video out and tell me if this is properly labelled as “music” …..

Tekashi69 “gummo”

(Video  courtesy  of YouTube)

That’s human????  

That’s music????

Shake my head.

Look at this example …

‘I FINK U FREEKY’ by DIE ANTWOORD

(Video  courtesy  of YouTube)

My, my,my, this makes Snoop Dog look like an amateur – NOT!

When are artist gonna start writing songs again?

I have had full grown adults ask me who people such as the great Leonard Cohen,  John Lennon, Cat Stevens and Mendelson McKenna Mainline are?

Why do we idolize ILLITERATE idiots that look like Ronald McDonald on crack with Wal-Mart make up?

Look! Look at this. And bear in mind Halloween isn’t until the end of the month.

(Picture courtesy of Facebook)

Why are we idolizing such blatant gang activity?

Is this what you imagine your son or daughter to mature into?

Those who personally know me or know ‘of ‘ me, are well aware of my once being a large dealer and gangbanger.

I walked away from all that wearing my “Crown of Shame“.

Look what it got me. Not much, except shame, guilt and loneliness.

I deserved everything that happened to me.

The years in prison, the shootings, the stabbings, the failed marriages and my numerous,  damaged children.

I earned every second of it and I have NO RIGHT to whine or make excuses for any of my past actions.

I cannot make amends either. Some actions are not to be forgiven.

No action, good or bad, can be undone.

Write words that say something – play an instrument and become a MUSIC artist. 

Songs should tell a story and be in one of our KNOWN languages. 

As I often state, songs are ‘stories‘ sung by ‘minstrels‘ to convey a message or story. Be it fictional or even non-fictional.

Bunch of stupid looking clowns.

Bring back old school  – Tupac. Biggie and GrandMaster Flash were rap artists. 

God only knows what these creatures are.

Take this tune by Yelawolf and Ed Sheerin … this is enjoyable and conveys a message to me.

(Video courtesy of YouTube)

Here is a video from a real ‘songwriter’ ….. ENJOY!

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

(Video courtesy of YouTube)

And I leave you now and remain, “Dann – just as I am”

All I may say now is, “Gods help us all”. 

GODDAMN THE PUSHERMAN

​I don’t understand why these idiots are lacing the heroin with Fentanyl.

If anything sell it “seperate”. 

But, the “pushers”, (they aren’t ‘dealers’), are just looking to make coin – cut the product with everything and anything. 

They don’t have a clue what they are doing because they DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THE LIVES THEY ARE TAKING AS LONG AS THEY CAN DRIVE THEIR BENZ AND PRETEND TO BE PLAYERS.

You sell heroin, fentanyl or oxycontin you should get life and have to become an addict and be forced to go through withdrawals every second week. 

Frack these low life motherfrackers – ruining family after family and the rap world makes them into “idols“. 

Young people growing up in a society that gives praise to gun toting, life destroying sub-human goofs.

Frack the gangsta bastards!!!!! 

Say whatever you want to me. I care not!
I was a junkie all my teen years because my older brother decided I would be his “tester“. 

Used my childhood as his personal quality control lab. 

End result? 

Me in a federal prison for many years. 

Me spending over five decades trapped in the circle of drugs and violence. In sadness and disparity. 

Leaving a trail of destruction and mistrust in my wake.

I will go to my grave never understanding why today’s society GLORIFIES gangsters and dealers.

Never understanding why they all think it is cool or alright to run around armed for war and sell drugs and young women so they can pull into their government housing complex and brag how they are “living the high life”.

In my years I have met many rich dealers. 

But they were only rich till their doors got kicked.

How many times have I heard a dude say,

“I have a hundred thousand in my accounts.  A Benz and a Lexus. I’m wearing all Gucci.”

Then Officer Bob kicks their door

Then Judge Judy gives them fifteen years. 

Do the math – 100,000 divided by 15 = 6666.

Hmmmmmmm, lot of satanic sixes there.

SO, END RESULT?  

THESE ‘RICH’ GHETTO GANGSTERS END UP MAKING HALF A WELFARE CHEQUE A YEAR.

BUT, YET, WE HAVE THREE GENERATIONS OF YOUTH AND ADULTS WORSHIPPING THESE BASTARDS.

I know,  I used to be a bastard. 

I know, I used to be a customer. 

I know, I did my time.

So today this old LightHouse says unto you,  

Sell opiates? Do life with no parole.” 

Ask yourself this,  

Why are we manufacturing such extremely addictive and dangerous painkillers that are being prescribed to any patient with a good story?”

THE ANSWER IS KICKBACKS AND GREED.

GODDAMN THE PUSHERMAN

GUARDIAN ANGELS DO EXIST 

​So, once again my beautiful Irish Guardian Angel, Sheena Eve has touched me. 

As most you know, I have had nine various surgeries and invasive procedures since last November.  Many of these for very painful implantations or removal of said implants.

This past Friday I had two stents and two ungodly long drainage tubes removed. In previous similar processes, I would be screaming and writhing in unbearable pain. 

But;

At my surgical procedure, this time,  a woman I had met there before, Joyce; who has terminal  cancer, passes me a lace bag with an Angel Stone and tells me,  

“You won’t feel any pain Dann” 

And I never felt a thing. 

Angels do exist ….

Maybe not in your  Biblical belief or in any “religious” perception. 

But, in a SPIRITUAL existence Angels do exist.

RELIGIONS ARE MANMADE.

“SPIRITUALLY” COMES FROM OUR INNER SOUL. 

I received the name   “LightHouse” shortly after my after-death experiences. 

(I wrote many blogs concerning my seven times legally declared ‘dead’. Such as my 2008 blog, “I Committed Suicide Once”)

https://lighthousedannverner.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/i-committed-suicide-once-originally-published-july-2008/?preview=true

OR THIS ONE WHICH BRIEFLY DESCRIBES MY AFTER-DEATH EXPERIENCES ….

https://lighthousedannverner.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/this-is-what-happened-when-i-died/?preview=true

After my return from death,  I began to have strong premonitions that ALWAYS became truths. 

An equal blend of good and bad experiences. 

After the death of my beautiful friend, Sheena Eve, much  changed in my life. 

Everyday I would somehow receive a message from her.  

Be it as simple as three Morning Doves on my window sill or her actual presence, holding my hand as I went through traumatic surgery or difficult times.

This is my Guardian Angel, my beautiful Irish Queen,  Sheena Eve Edmunds ….

Many will disbelieve and question what I am saying. Some will believe. 

I know the truth is we are existing in this space/time continuum and I have been Blessed to have crossed over into other continuums during my deaths.

Heaven and Hell do NOT exist as perceived in pagan ‘Holy Books’.

There is no Valhalla.

There is definitely not a bunch of virgins.

There are seven paths to seven destinations or ‘continuums’.

BUT, THAT IS FOR US TO EXPLORE ON ANOTHER DAY. 

Today, I just wanted to acknowledge that I believe in Angels …

For,  I have been caressed by my beautiful Guardian Angel,  my Irish Queen, Sheena Eve. 

She has walked with me through my good times AND carried me through my hard times. 

Those of us who are Blessed to know her, know she has never left our side.

AND I AM GRATEFUL AND HONOURED. 

Until we sit at the round once again my beautiful Irish Queen,  I shall remain, Dann, just as I am.  

I am forever grateful that YOU have chosen to “Walk with Dann” and guide me to safety and Light.

These tears I wipe are those of joy not of sadness and despair.  The joy of calling you ‘friend’ and the joys of knowing you are still here.