Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ur amazing
A person who does not take advantage of whats infront of them is a fool, if people want to help u, allow it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When u believe in yourself, u become the most dangerous person alive. Become what u know u r. U wont regret it :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

A mad man's note

Anxiety begins to set into the pours of your skin, chest pulled tight, and your knees begin to jerk, you feel caught in a basawkard position, and then I remember, its ok to be me, I tell myself Ill share the air I breath, and swim through the rain. Because at the end of the day its ok to be me. I understand I have to take my time, and witnesses as many as I can new dawns. And when its time Ill leave with out any thought of return.

So I leave tomorrow morning for my 1st tour, NYC to Asheville NC, excited nervous, even a little scatter brain. Making sure I dont forget this or that, boarding pass, check. Bills paid, check. Directions from LGA to the village check. So much is happening. And it all started on Friday. I woke up, with no idea of how I am getting to the tour, actually I had not even thought about it, until then, and bam a ticket came. Out of the blue more or less and now this blogger is going to from Indy to NYC to Asheville's Leaf festival. And honestly until now I had no idea of its existance. No idea what it was or anything. And know that I do, and not only find out that I am reading that but that I have a feature spot. Yeah anxiety is in full swing. Not sure when I leave from NYC to Asheville, but I am driving down with Stephen Paul Miller, another amazing poet, who actually set all of this up.

The last week has been a productive week, I started on the frames and started selling them aswell. Almost immediately. I started on Saturday of last week, and until yesterday I was fully at it. Now though I have to focus on this, and continue the frames when I get back, but I have already sold two for sure, have orders for 8 more aswell. Its actually amazing to me, that something I made is wanted by people that not only know me, but people who dont know me are requesting them. That is a shocker, but a pleasant one. Also the cd is done. New Feet For Your Worn Down Shoes. 15 tracks. Six months of labor is finally done. And right when its complete, what happens. I found I am going on tour.

And when I get back from Asheville. Its straight to work on promoting the Spoken Circus Fest. We have fire dancer Beth McAmis, Comedian Jeff Hahn, musical appreances by Kwannza Popp and the IRB SOUND BAND The Dwellers, and featuring Indpls National Slam Team, and most of Indpls heaviest hitting poets, including. Mike C, Sleepy P, Adam"Henzbo" Henze, St. Peace aka Corey Ewing. Its an all night event, admission is 15 dollars, and people are encouraged to bring food, tents sleeping bags, and food. As everyone is welcome to camp out. Proceeds go to helping the arts of Indianapolis as well as helping fund the further developement of Projek Delerium. A art benefit in septemeber for The Julian Center, a shelter for abused women and children of Indianapolis. Which is being held at the prestigious Madam Walker theatre.

Its a wave I got, I have no idea if this is the begining of a career for me in poetry, or its just a flash in life, that I should just enjoy. Regardless, all I am going to do is enjoy the ride and have fun. Set no expectations, only to expect the unknown. And most importantly love it. Because at end of the day, this is a goal I have longed to achieve. Yet I am not surprised, appreciative yes, but not surprised for I did this. And I am going to keep going. For the rest of my life. As I am fortunate to know and to have known for over a decade, what I love. And that people is Poetry. I love this more than anything. I want to known for my work, for my love and for my contributions to the poetry community and the my community at hand.

Now though I much work ahead of me. Emails, to be complete, mailing of a few more frames. Making sure I have everything I need. And keep phone charged.

So until next time.

your blogging mad mad
Greggory S DeBoor
Underlying the beauty of today has a way transforming ur life, cuz loving urself is how everything gets started

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Being good at what u love is not nearly as important as being good to what you love.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Have faith in and ur abilities to overcome all obsticals, and nothing will be out of your reach.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Persistance is the most important tool to overcome discouragement, and if u use this properly all comes your way

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The moment u decide to stop believing the reality in ur mind and start looking at the reality infront of u, is the moment u see that all is possible

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The smartest investment u can make, is the investment u put into yourself.. Everything else is a risk.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The unpopular truth is the voice that people should here, so dont be afraid to speak ur mind, for that is how the real truth becomes popluar

Monday, June 21, 2010

mid town review june 20 2010

Tonight the continuation of a mid summer nights dream continues singer poet with Ken J.

Imagery again takes the mic and direction everytime, its clear you can tell he is polished and a veternan as an Emcee. The place always starts out quite and ends up popping; All the time everytime. You never know what to except when you come here, only thing you know for sure is that's craziness is on the menu, and tonight is no exception. Mike C, has already been seen fishing around the place. And if you dont know Mike Carter, look him up on face book, his new book "Spare Change" is plaguing the streets of nap, with truth, cunning words, and raw talent.

As we speak more and more people are filling the Mid-Town Lounge. The place has a pulse, it the people, the poets, the spectators and Imagery are all vital to it. And if you dont know about it, and you live in Indianapolis, then you need to check it out.This is the place where Indianapolis roars on Sundaynights.And when Imagery begins to take the stage all is quite. You can hear a needle drop as he recites a poem. The crowd is already intrance by poets and their words, and its only 930 pm. Tonight is a night for poets. The tone is already laid instone, and its just started.

Indianpolis's own and one of its newest poets Brimstone takes to the mic first.
Speaking metaphors and slick rhymes, hey may be new to the Indy scene of poetry but you can tell for sure he is no stranger to poetry, herself. Confidence, and originality runs deep in his words.A wonderful addition to something that has already taken formation. And when Brimstone vacated the stage, Mike C took over and a beat started to be ingnited in the air. And what Mike gives tonight is raw words from the street. Giving people words on how to change the future by looking back at the past and changing is the only way to spare ourselves from doom, Hence the title of his newest cd. Spare Change. More poets take to the stage as the night goes on, some regulars, yet some are new, regardless all are welcomed. And its why Mid Town not only survives, this place thrives..

One of the new readers who goes by the name of Edress L, And a new voice is always refreshing to us regulars, and actually she has a certain edge to herself, and when she started to sing, all was silent, And you can tell that she is shy, but wow, her sincerity filters through the air. Flavored with positivity and ownership of her words with confidence takes over the stage. And one has to wonder why has she not heard of this place before.

As the night goes on more spectators fill the building, Now halfway through its second hour, Mr.Tony Styxx is called up.A veternan poet, beat boxer. story teller actor and singer takes to the stage. And you can tell by Tony's presence alone that he knows how to command not only the mic, but the audience aswell, he fills Mid Town with words of knowledge and stories of redemption.
Other new poets and singers included raynah and B real 7 filled the stage with power, emotion and raw power to quote Iggy and the stoogies.

Now for out feature act, Ken J from Atlanta Ga, he approaches the stage with a hint of humbleness, regardless of how long he has been on the road now, you get this feeling that even though he polished , that he is really humble and appreciated that he has the opportunity to do what he loves. He warms the crowd up, with a little humor. Treating the entire venue as if they were one person. He makes his performance very personal. And with his 1st single 3yrs and 8 days. He gets the crowd participation involved. Heads are bopping, hands are clapping. And this energy that is in the air, is simplicty, it's real, and the crowd gives back what they are receiving. Appreciation. Its amazing, Ken follows with four more songs, then exists the stage. The crowd gets up and gives a thunderous applause. This makes your blogger so thrilled about being apart of Mid Town poetry.

In other words Mid Town is the place to be on Sunday Nights...

well thats all for now, hope you enjoyed the madness
until next time

Your average schmuck
Greggory S DeBoor
Dont pay attention to those doors that close only because the doors that automatically open are so much more amazing

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Paying attention to your present, and coming up with true and productive results, is the only way to ensure ur future....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dont ever get clouded by moments of defeat, for we are meant to live a lifetime of success
ne and snacks
Hey people tonite at 2809 state road 38 the word gallery, with special guest adam henzbo, five dollars doors open at 8pm only five dollars... Includes wi
There are days to be designed for u only, take today, make it urs. Smile and live those un-named memories, u r born to have.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Matter thats being fused together..

And as the music begins . Strings start forming images of the past. You remember that bridges foster age old rain drops so time wont be forgotten. You begin to remember where to start. Suns kneel into the ground, and you feel it. In your viens, the music builds up,Requiem for a dream, streams waves that disolve into the pores of your skin. Now you have a way to write again. The chorus makes you enhance the moment, everything is in motion, yet frozen, all at the same time. So much now is onthe build up. Delivery services will be needed to be applied. As poetry is easily seen if you feel it. If you allow it to flow through you. Let it be the air that breaths your secrets, let it carry you to tunes that build four wall rooms with windows of arcane views. Which explodes into mundane shards of the sun. Now when you speak, you shatter the moon, and have to replace its pieces with a wordly thesis...

So I continue on. The readings are getting more and more popular. Word is out that this place is real. That it is unique and its aplace that you want to be heard from. And thats the secret you know. Making a place that makes people feel welcomed. That is how Mid-Town is getting its reputation, and how Lazy Daze has had such a long life line. People want to go and be apart of something if they feel appreciate, respected, and welcomed as well as encouraged to be who they are. Its an honor to be able to do this. To be able to do what I love, is a wonderful feeling. We had Mike C, as the feature, and people we read around a camp fire, we played poet tag, which means when your done you tag someone and bam you have to read. It was so much fun, then at the end of it. We stood around the fire, and read. One after another, yet it was not planned and heat lightning entertained us with shows in the sky as we read. It was truely magical. It was a night for poets, to speak. And when we spoke the sky spoke back in thunder and lightning. We were the power that night, and it was because of the energy. How intune with in ourselves we were..

Features are planned all the until july 9th for sure. And im booking more as we speak. Also words are coming to me easier, more internal changing is occuring in my soul, and I am able to project it better than ever. I am so at easy with my innerself. Intune with in the nature of who I am. I wonder nothing accept it is the only way to enjoy life.

The festival now has a name, The Spoke Circus Fest, almost have the full line-up, and when I do, times will be given out to the performers, fliers will be made, invites will be sent. Press kits are already sent out to local news papers aswell. And as soon as the festival is done, the benefit will in full pre-production. Getting all the details that need to be finished up will be. After all we have to remain to productive to be ablt to live a good life, right?

I am actually recording, well only two tracks left, and it's all done. I have a graphic design artist making the cover for it. Dreaming is no longer needed, for the heart beats that I dreamt are now becoming part of day life, for me.

I see everything that is matter that is being fused together. I have waited my whole life to live this way. Its funny, ive waited to be alive, how absured is that. Waiting to be alive. Now that is a poem with in its self. I think I shall retire people. And write, for that is one of the things I am, a writer..

So until next time. Hope you enjoyed the madness..


Greggory S DeBoor

your average schmuck.
Dont ever be afraid to take what is urs, after all is put infront of you to have for a reason,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What ever it is u want in life say it, scream it out so loud that is shatters the moon, and see if it doesnt come true. What do u have to lose.

Monday, June 14, 2010

If u worry about something, stop it only delays the reaction and distracts u, just allow urself to be and start living a life

Mid Town Review June 13, 2010

Mid-Town Arts Coffee and Lounge which is located on the corner of 38th and Central is the place on Sunday night's for entertainment and poetry Hosted by Indianapolis's own Allen Imagery, Local poet, promoter, and graphic designer.
The place is always a hot-spot for Indianapolis poetry on Sunday Nights. Its been a staple inthe scene of Indiapolis poetry for 3 years now. Always progression, and now having out of state features on a regular basis. Known features of the past have been such as Maxwell Kessler from the Gringo Choir, Daynomi Irregularflow Thomas, Talaam Acee, Indianapolis's own Tasha Jones, and future greats such as Gabrielle Patterson, Nsaychable the poet and catered to some spoken word legends such as Ben Daveeb Isreal Nelson from the 1st spoken word group called the Last Poets. Tonight there is a intenisity in the air. Allen of course has the all the important mechanisms to be a good host. Personality, entertaining and welcoming. Its every sunday from 8 to midnight. Consider it a mini greenmill. I'm sure other cities all across the country have their venue and this is our venue. A venue for poets, with a thunderous upperdeck crowd that will heckle you when needed and cheer for you as well. Its only five dollars and always includes free food.
The poets are always blazing and sincere, if it's a show your looking for in Indy, then Mid-town is where its at. You have national known features, amatuers, and poets in the making of breaking throught there career here. Now dont get me wrong though there are other brilliant spots such asThe Elbow Room poetry slam on the third Wednesday of everymonth. Writers block at Urban Elements on thursdays as well as Lazy Daze thats at the legendary Irvington Theatre on the same days. Then you have spoken word at Write On and The Word Gallery in Westfield Indiana on friday's aswell. So Mid Town is perfect for us poets and the spectators, Only one spot on Sunday so you won't be in a rush to get to any other venue on Sunday's,and soon open mic poetry at Local Only's on monday, aswell. So its clear that poetry is making waves in the city of Indianapolis. But Mid-town is a place that is considered a staple in poetry for Indy, everyone comes through here to read and be entertained.
Tonight's Features is national act Staci McCrakin and just by chance Tasha Jones and Def jam's Tommy Bottoms. And let me tell you Staci McCrakin who has a poised, yet powerful voice has a way about her, authentic humble yet strong. The crowd is inticitipating the her arrival to the Mic tonight, even as I type, yet we have another poet. Fourth poet in and the crowd the is just getting warmed up. Humidity maybe in the air outside, but inside at Midtown its electricfied words that plague the air. Words flow out and out from each poet, and they all own the mic in there way. The poets regardless amatuer or veternan have a way of making their short 7 to 10 minutes their own and very memorable. First timers are as welcomed as much as the regulars here. Its just another reason why Mid-Town is what it is here in Indianapolis, A legendary spot in the making. Perhaps one day, this place will be as known as Nuyorican, the Bowery in Ny, Ny, GreenMill chicago Ill, andHot Lyrical theatre in Atl...
Now feature is up. Comfortable and poised as I said, just her and her guartist. The crowd now is now feeding from her hand sort of speak. A thunderous clap filters through the walls as Stacy transends from one song to another. Everyone sang in unision with her as she did her final son Once again an amazing night at SoulFull spoken word. Raw riffs, earth breaking lyrics and the vibrations of the crowd being into the music, is the tempature at Mid-town Lounge. So if you want a fun night with entertainment, sincere talent with words then MidTown is place to be..
Until next time..

Greggory DeBoor
your average schmuck

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people everyday, regardless though DONT ALLOW THEM TO STOP U FROM BEING U

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Being the worlds best kept secret gets u no where, what ever ur talent is, show it to the world, its your right to do so

Friday, June 11, 2010

Those who dare to stop wishing a life away and decide to make one are the ones who have fewer regrets
rain or shine...
Tonight at 7:30 pm the word gallery featuring Mike C, poetry music, wine and snacks, for only 5 dollars address is 2809 state road 38 westfield INDIANA.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

If people say that u cant do this or do that, prove them wrong, for u make ur own limits all is possible, its just to u

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

learning the way of flight by instructions on record

So I'm driving into the sun as it's kneeling into the horizon, music going. And all of the sudden I had a feeling that became over whelming. I finally figured out the secrets of flight from instructions on record. This is the time I will most cherrish when I am older I and aswell as regret (haha). I'm finally taking direction, no long just wandering around. No, I know have clarity about who I am, what I want, and I have a good idea where I want to end up. You always have to leave options open, only because no one is a soothsayer, no one can predict what will happen tomorrow.

I feel at peace now, life is slowly starting to unfold for me. Only because I took the first step and started to peel off the layers. Now it's just starting to happen. The benefit is coming together, but for the second I am putting it on the back burner only because that's the near future, and to ensure its place and its success, I must take care of certain other projects right now. I am now fully ready to make the frames for the paper I made that has poetry written on it, in calligraphery. Also the cd is complete, a few tracks have to be remastered, and Grover has to lay down his part, but besides that its complete. Everything is laid out, and now I am focusing on the order of the songs, and other small details, such as the transitions from songs to poems.

And when I heard the record at my producers house, Andrew Gustin. I was amazed, seriously. It sounded so perfect. Regardless if people like it or not is up to them. But I am very proud of all 30 tracks on it. And with out a doubt I can say with confidence that no one around here locally is or has made something like this. Its original, creative, special to me. And honestly the whole process was beautiful to me. Making music with others who just know how a piece is suppose to go regardless if its poetry or music is brilliance, especially when everyone in the room feels like that is where they belong at the moment, and not just myself. Im talking about all the artist involved. I'm so greatful, and to an extent I see more possibilities for myself. I feel it in my bones. I know have the instructions of flight down. Now its going to be time soon, that I fly.

I am seeing poetry in so many ways. I understand words and emotion better and clearer than ever before.I feel this change that is happening to me. Hell I see it in our community here Indy even. More poetry spots are still popping up. Erin Livingston, Adam"henzbo" and St. Peace are starting up a new reading aswell on Monday's at locals only soon. Having both in and out of state features weekly. With serious slams and with fun no nonsense slams. Mid-Town which is hosted by Allen Imagery is still thriving aswell. From up here where I live way up north past carmel to southern Indiana with what the Dog Woods are doing in Columbus and Bloomington back to downtown. Poetry is fluiding the streets and air waves. Its about to blow up, and if I have my way. I will be part of the reason it does. I seriously love poetry and writing. Nothing else not even sex feels as good to me compared to when I finish a new song or a new piece. And I know that may sound crazy but its true. Tis a awesome thing when one knows what they are meant to do and start doing it. Very few things can be more powerful. And its also very influential. Just like a Coltrane musicial. It makes me want to continue and see the completion of my projects, and want continue supporting the scene of art at hand. I feel more focused than ever, does that make me dangerous. I dont know, but I have the ability to do everything I need and want to do.

Take for example the weekly open mic I am hosting called the Word Gallery, that is also taking off. I have features booked all the way to the 9th of july, and am in heavy promotions for it aswell. The reading is becoming alive in so many ways. And honestly I feel people come out because they feel good about it. Its not the wine, or the food, yes that is a good gimmick and is a nice treat that most dont offer. But I sincerely think it's because they feel good about just being here. They feel appreciate, and safe to share their work. And that shows me I may just doing my job right.

See to me that is the main goal for a host. See the host is the least important person there. We have to be there regardless if one person or 80 people show up. We have to make an enviroment that is fun, and welcoming. And if people keep returning and new people keep showing up. Then it's clear I am on my way, in some shape or form.

And soon the reviews for Umbra's and Fort Dad will be up. I emailed my drafts to my editor and to a friend and when I get the critiques back. I will have officially become a reviewer of poetry as well. I know not all will go as plan, but this is exciting for me. I feel prevlidge to be ablt to start doing all of these projects. And yes, they will be seen through to completion. No going back, or half ass doing it.

But I also have the festival in July10th to organize as well. We have two comedians, fire dancers, the Dwellers, Kwanzaa Popps and IRB Sound world reggea band, and 25 poets to end the night. Im charging 15 bones a ticket, but people can camp out, bring food and drinks of any kind as well. And with a line up like that and with heavy promotions behind it, I know this will to be a success. And all of the funds are to go to me putting on the Delerium Projek to help raise money for the Julian Center and shelter for abused women and children.

All I want to do is be able to continue to pay my bills with my craft, be able to be productive with my craft, influence others and just have a fun simple life. And if someone tells you it's not possible, then prove them wrong. Because honestly all is possible, we make our own limitations. No one else does that for you but you. I refuse to live a life full of wishes. And yes, I do have to take the good with the bad, its not a trade off, for nothing is, but its how life goes, its the balance of it all.
To be an instrumental leader, you have to lead with expressive emotion

Monday, June 7, 2010

The moment we allow others to phase us is the is the moment we get distracted and ignore opportinities

Sunday, June 6, 2010

it maybe simple to look for excuses to be negative, yet making a reason to be positive is simplicity.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I just grover wilcher former back up keyboardist for prince to lay down some music for the last four tracks on my cd..
Dont ever seek truth through anger, for the truth is not a weapon, merely away to awaken people.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Todays fortune, Dont ever search for what you need or want, for everything you need and or want always finds you.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

There are 83 problems in life and the 84th is the problem of having problems...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Regardless of how good u r at something, if ur not good to it, then all ur hard work and all the talent u have is pointless

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

They moment you decide to change the way you think, is the moment that others change their perception of who u r.