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Harlem Tea RoomNext time you’re in Harlem, stop by the Harlem Tea Room. It was the perfect place for Sunday afternoon networking. It’s very chill and hip – with great tea and pastries. Here’s a short review from the New York Times.

I met with Eyez and his contact Kaba from Graviti Filmz. He’s currently working on a project with Zab Judah, the boxer. He also as a lot of music industry connections, and this is why I’m lucky to have met with him. Hopefully we can help each other out. I’m excited to see how it plays out.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Maybe its because it was the soundtrack to Q-Tip dying in Poetic Justice, or maybe I’m just a dork, or maybe its just that Stevie Wonder can sing, but this song gets me every time I hear it.

I don’t think it can be avoided, I feel some list-making coming on. I will add this song to a “Favorite Songs to Avoid” list. Lauren Hill’s Ex-Factor will also be on that list, and maybe some Mazzy Star.

What other lists should I make? I’d start a rant about the list of top 10 MCs that MTV just put out, but I’d rather you go here and read the fight already in progress. >

You know where my allegience lies… it’s The R.

It’s great to see friends.
JarheadI actually had company this weekend, and it was so much fun. We just stayed up and talked and then went to dinner in the city Saturday night.

She drove four hours to see me and I kept her cooped up in my apartment and made her watch Jarhead. I’m amazed that I thought it was a great movie even though there was time spent on vomit and bathrooms. Lots of on-screen naked boys in showers makes up for a lot.

Johnny Got His GunIn the same vein, I recently read a book called Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. It was hard to believe that this book was written in 1938 and published just after the start of World War II. This book is just as relevant today. Note to people with weak stomachs: don’t read this book on the train on the way into work in the morning before you’ve had breakfast. I had to put it away a few times because it made me so nauseous.

And on a more celebretory note:
We have big plans for you, Jenn. Prepare yourself for maximum enjoyment.