There’s nothing more that I love than receiving wonderful little presents in my facebook inbox. I’ve had this mixtape on repeat for the past two days, c/o of my girl DJ L’Oqenz, entitled HEADSPACE. Last night she also threw down a jam in lieu of the new mixtape, and lemme tell you, it was one of those unexpected ill vibe parties that you either catch by chance, or you miss out! ┬áHosted by one of my most favorite soul singers in this city and a dear friend of mine, Tanika Charles was goin offffffffff on the mic!! Lol.

Anyways, the past few days have been busy working at the new seasonal job and getting in the swing of old retail ways. When congratulated that I’ve “finished exams”, I shrug my shoulders because truly, my schedule hasn’t changed much just because they’re over. I’ve just replaced former studying time with store shifts, still setting up meetings with various potential future collaborative partners, and finishing up projects uncompleted… My sisters/roommates/best friends/life partners aka the Beetles and I went through a huge cleaning and re-organizing this morning, and it’s funny what a difference it makes just to switch around the furniture in your living room…. It changed the energy in the room, it made it feel… like a good discomfort to become accustomed to. It changed my vibe and provoked me to think of where my head is at with the coming of the new year.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m tired and I’ve become accustomed to busyness that I sometimes forget why I’m doing what I’m doing. I don’t know where my focus is, and I don’t know where my head is at. I’m doing things that are getting me places… but without feeling centered and having a clear vision, it quickly becomes draining.

I’ve decided that I think I’m going to dedicate the next two weeks of winter holiday to really clearing my headspace, and allowing myself to create anew from nothing. It’s time for me to return to the nature of my being.

With that being said, I won’t be setting up any meetings or gigs until the New Year. I want to enjoy being with the ones I love the most, and doing nothing but soaking up their presence. I also want to think about me and the potential of the coming year… some people don’t care for resolutions or think that New Years is just another day, new number. I disagree completely. Setting goals and allowing yourself to become introspective in order to regain focus and purpose is what New Years has always been about to me… but I’ll get more into that in another post.

For now, I leave you with DJ L’Oqenz’s mixtape. Perhaps it will provoke in you what it already has in me. Listen carefully to the intros and interludes… now that’s some reeeeeeaaaaaalllll sh*t. Thank you L for this wonderful Christmas present of your talent and expertise. JA 2010 all dayyyy babay. I’ve got mad love and respect for you, Sis!

HEADSPACE MIX01 2010 by loqenz

Check out DJ L’Oqenz’s website here: WWW.LOQENZ.COM and fall in love with one of the sickest female DJ’s this city has to offer!

I’ve spoken my piece. Peace!

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