I was gonna share it here but I decided to try something different. This might be a bit disturbing to some of you so I just want to put that out there first. Ok… Ready? I decided to post this on the new Warrior Poet site so please click >> HERE << for this post and do me a favor and subscribe when you get there, thanks family…
 
-Kel Spencer
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Yeah man… It’s just getting more and more crazy out here… And I just realized that I contracted an STD. Lemme explain…

I’m from New York City. I have NEVER been to the Statue of Liberty. I have NEVER been inside of the Empire State Building. I have NO IDEA where Gracie Mansion is. It wasn’t until I turned 27 that I went to Governor’s Island for the first time, and that was at the request of accompanying a friend of mine, since she wasn’t from here and wanted to check it out. I’ve never been ice skating a day in my life so Rockafeller Center is as good as a foreign country to me. Yes, I can admit… I have this new STD. There’s no itching. No scratching. No burning sensation while urinating. No bumps. No puss. No outbreaks. No… It’s a Socially Transmitted Disease called Backyard Ignorance. Here’s what it may look like if you have it…

Terrible ain’t it?!? Just sad…

Well, when it comes to the knowledge of, and compassion for where I live, there are parts of my brain that look like what you see above. I’m not sure if you remember the movie Hitch, in which Will said something to the effect that “most New Yorkers have never even been to Ellis Island.” Thank God we were all together at the movie premiere for Hitch, which was actually on Ellis Island, otherwise I’d feel even more crazy about my STD than I already do. Be honest, ask yourself how much you really know about your surroundings. Where have you never gone that, hands down, should already be on your list of accomplishments? How much do you really even know about your next door neighbor… If you even speak to them?!? How much do you know about people who are in need in your area? Do you help them? Well, if you’re like me, then there’s always room for improvement in that area… I even heard that when you help in that area, it reduces the chance of this STD spreading… And Lord knows, we don’t need this spreading anymore. I’m sure you have this STD to a degree and I want to help you keep it under control. I want you to take a pill called Jingle Bell Rocks;

And please watch this below… It’s only 1 minute long:

1- Go over to www.WarriorPoetBk.com and SUBSCRIBE. If you think this KelSpencer blog is the beez kneez, you’ll love what’s about to happen over there.

2- This is a disgusting disease. It can be treated even if you are NOT here in NYC. Get yourself cured. Stop playing games.

-Kel Spencer
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He graduated college… He wanted to do something else but wasn’t sure exactly what. So he decided to join the Air Force. While stationed at the Zweibrucken air base in Germany, he proposed to a woman… they got married… they had a baby… then another… then another… And that was the beginning of my family. My father is a veteran.

My birthday was this past Tuesday, Nov 8th. I had an indoor paintball party last night as one of a few ways to celebrate. I didn’t invite the entire world the way I normally do. I invited a few choice folks and we had a ball! Don’t let the photo above fool you… Yes, the balls sting for a couple of seconds when they hit you, and they can leave a mark but put it this way… We’re going back early January to do it all over again and to make it a regular thing. Anyway…

As I lay there on the field with a jammed paint gun lol, with paint balls flying and paint guns going off, I thought about the fact that RIGHT NOW, there is that same situation happening but with REAL bullets, REAL guns, REAL lives at risk (often for a FAKE cause but that’s another story) and the folks involved are doing this while people like you and I sleep in our warm beds, and flip through TV channels, and casually send tweets and update facebook statutes. These are the people who put their lives on the line for us for a variety of reasons. I guess my over thinking is why I got shot a few times lol! But we all did…

Paintball hickey, courtesy of my own little brother Flo Blitz Smh…

But seriously. It’s amazing how a fun outing like paintball, where we had about 40 adults, running, laughing, eating, and enjoying ourselves… brought me such a revelation of the value of life. Toady is indeed veteran’s day so I urge you to wish a veteran well on this day but really take a few minutes to think about your own life, the value of it, what you’re actually doing with it, and if what you’re doing with your life really matters. No offense, but there are some people who live life everyday for themselves and them themselves only, without ever making a deposit into humanity or the loves of others. Just think about it…

 

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This goes out to you!! I see you, baby!

I like to show love. But I want to go the extra mile and send some love to all of the people who don’t get love on a regular. I want to spread some love to all of those situations that we me encounter in which we’d like some love but it just ain’t happening. I want to spread some love to those people who are going through/have gone through a situation that the average everyday person can’t really understand. You probably don’t know what I mean so I’ll just jump right into it!

Shout Out to that person who is in a relationship and they’re adamant about their mate not having any contact with their Ex’s. They feel like, “Your Ex is your Ex for a reason so I don’t want you having any contact with them!!“… Only to learn that their significant other just got a new supervisor at their job… And that supervisor is their mate’s Ex.

Shout Out to the recovering alcoholic who canNOT find a job but the only gig that’s open and will pay you rather well is a job as a bartender. I’m praying for you.

Shout Out to that person who just did the quickest foot shuffle towards the bathroom and is now taking the most uncomfortable DOO-DOO at someone else’s house, trying to run the water and slide everything out nice and quiet, while sweating, only to glance at a roll of tissue-less cardboard on the rack. Oh, and there’s no air freshener around either. Whew… I wanna show you that love.

Shout Out to the Ex-Entertainer/Ex-Athlete who has just been hit with the harsh reality that you now have to get a regular job. Not only does this switch up your income but you may now have to wear that cinnabon uniform with people constantly asking you, “Wait! Ain’t you such and such who used to play for Team X?” OR “What are you doing working here?! Didn’t you have a hot song on the radio?” I really wanna show you some love… I REALLY do!

Shout Out to the dudes that don’t take care of their kids BUT the few times that you do see them, they always share with you how great Mommy’s new boyfriend is and how nice he is and how much he teaches them and does for them.

Shout Out to that girlfriend who was so gracious enough to put his vehicle in your name… why? Because he luuuuhhh me! And now that it’s over and he now luuuuuuh the next girl, you’re stuck with the car payment in your name. I want to show you some love!

Shout Out to the person who just go splashed all crazy as that 18-wheeler just plunged through that puddle.

Shout Out to you who are cheating on your mate and as you go to your mate’s facebook page you learn that 5 minutes earlier, your mate just became friends with your side piece. Niiicceeeee!!!!

Shout Out to that one person on twitter who sends tweets to celebrities all day, everyday, never gets a response from them, but just does not get the hint. If that’s what you’re into… I guess.

Shout Out to those of you how went in your cell phone to show a person a pic but you forgot about the cyber-freakiness that you were involved in last night so that first pic in your album now has their eyebrow raised and your cheeks turning red. I’d like to show you a little love.

Shout Out to those of you who were involved in all types of debauchery and foolishness at that event and didn’t realize there was a photographer there. So when the pics go on-line, you get tagged in the photo and you’re the one in the back with your shirt wrapped around your neck being spanked by the 6ft drag queen. Dopeness.

Shout Out to the person who is depositing coins into their bank account just so that it stays out of the negative but of all people at the bank, the HOTTEST Bank teller of them all calls you over… “NEXT IN LINE PLEASE!” I wanna send love your way, homie.

Just know that your situation isn’t the worst. But regardless of what you’re going through, somebody loves you… And it’s probably me!

More Shout Outs coming soon… In the meantime… Sit tight and tell your peeps to subscribe and/or join me on facebook/twitter because I have some stuff for you all in the next few weeks…

-Kel Spencer

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I felt like Moses the other day!!!! LoL, Wait… Lemme explain.So, I’m digging through my closet looking for this one shirt in particular. I’m pulling hangers out of the closet I’m looking through drawers, I’m doing the most. So I go back to my closet and I have this hanger in my left hand with about three shirts on it and I’m using my right hand to rummage through the closet and find this shirt that obviously don’t wanna be founT yes I said founT. So anyway, the TV is on and one of my favorite commercials comes on… Capital One. Actually, I’m really feeling the new Bud Light “Man Up” commercials and of course the Dos Equis “Stay Thirsty, My Friends” guy is my uncle in my head. Anyway, the Commercial goes off and it ends with the classic question… “What’s In Your Wallet?” As random is this is, something told me to not look in my wallet but to look in my hand. Low and behold, I check the hanger with the three shirts in my left hand and it actually had FOUR shirts on it, including the extra evasive yet oh so fly shirt that I was looking for. This is the type of shirt that really takes my arm and chest sexy to the next level so it was mandatory that I find it, You feel me?!?!?!?

Anyway, it made me think… How many times do we look, and search, and waste time doing what my pastor calls “The fallacy of the elsewhere”? Meaning, we have exactly what we need right under our noses yet we spend time, effort, money, energy, resources and a bunch of other stuff searching and looking elsewhere for the answer.

I don’t want to spook anyone out but I’m about to use a word that is sooooo taboo… You ready? The word is… “BIBLE.” And the reason I’m using it is, there’s a situation in there that illustrates this exact situation. It’s in Exodus 3 & 4 when Moses meets God in the form of a burning bush. In a nutshell, God let’s Moses know that He had a job for him. He wanted Moses to deliver the nation of Israel from Egypt. Anyway, Moses gave all these wack excuses for why he didn’t feel that he was the right person for the job and how he felt that he wasn’t equipped enough to do it and God said, “What’s in your hand?” I’ll let you read it on your own, if you’re not familiar, but basically, God was trying to show Moses that it’s not complicated so stop making excuses… Your answer is not out there so stop searching out there! Your answer is not in your excuses or in your thinking that you’re not equipped enough. What you need is simple and it’s right here in your hand.

This is your assignment for this week *Puts on school teacher glasses… Think about what you’ve been putting off or making excuses about because it seems too difficult or uncomfortable to accomplish. Think about what you’ve been searching and searching for. The answer to them both just might be simple… And it might be right there in your hand. No need to make excuses or keep searching elsewhere for an answer. The answer might lie in a simple conversation with God and Him showing you what’s in your hand because ultimately HE IS THE CAPITAL ONE…

*Drops mic and moonwalks off stage….

-Kel Spencer

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Yeah, at first glance it kinda weirded me out a little bit too… No, but try this… As my song ASPIRATIONS is playing and the line “I wanna be your boyfriend” comes up, look hard and straight at the picture above, Bwuahahaha!! Ok, Ok…

Ok, so this is NOT a post about homosexuality or bi-sexuality or tri-sexuality or even my-sexuality, it’s about this new phenomenon called “BROMANCE.” Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a new topic but the intensity of it is rising at a rate that I don’t think any of us are realizing. Allow me to set the scene… It’s 10pm, on a Wednesday evening. There’s a group of guys at the bar after work and they’re having drinks, smoking cigars and watching the game. There’s 3 seconds left in the game, the score is tied and just before the buzzer, their team hits the game winning shot. They all stand to their feet, jumping up and down, hugging, and hi-fiving. At that point, the bartender lets them know that its last call and it’s almost time to close up shop. One guy does a light jog over to the coat rack, grabs his coat, gives the guys all hugs and handshakes and makes it known that he has to head home to his wife. The rest of the guys do the same thing though not quite as urgently. Then there’s that last guy who basically does not want to go home to his wife. He practically cries at the thought of having to walk through his front door and be greeted by his wife… Wanna know why? It’s because of a simple word… APPRECIATION.

Now, the word APPRECIATION is similar to the word RESPECT. They are both things that people should both give and get automatically (at a basic level) but your performance determines how much RESPECT and APPRECIATION people will continue to give you and show you. The problem is… Too many men aren’t real men which is why they often don’t get the respect and appreciation they feel that they deserve. But on the flip side, a lot of men… (I’ve been in this boat myself) go above and beyond in their relationships yet still don’t get the appreciation that they’d like in return. Uh Oh… wait, here goes the ladies thinking, “Well it’s the same way the other way around, Kel!” And this is indeed true but we’re talking about Bromance right now so back off, sister!

Like I was saying, Men gravitate towards where we feel appreciated. For example, a prostitute, stripper, mistress, and maybe even that woman down at the gym with the skimpy outfit, all visually and often verbally (Compliments, Flirting. etc…) show your man that they appreciate him. Granted, they may not be genuine with it but it sure feels like it! Maybe even more than you do… So he gravitates towards them. Your husband doesn’t want to throw away that old football jersey or his trophies that have been in the garage collecting dust, why? Because those are symbols of appreciation. He wore that jersey while a crowd was screaming his name. He received those trophies as a result of his athletic efforts being recognized.

If a man is worthy of respect and appreciation and his woman is not supplying him with it, he will seek that appreciation elsewhere and often in a group setting with his buddies… BROMANCE! Furthermore, the increase in Independent Women can cause an increase in overlooking how much your man needs to feel appreciated. Just keep this stuff  in mind.

So, if you happen to know a man who is heavily involved in John Madden marathons with his boys and/or extra hours at the gym taking back to back zumba classes, don’t be so quick to question his sexuality. He just might be an immature weed-smoking video game nut with a kinky spandex fetish… That’s possible. But he also might be screaming for the attention that his woman isn’t giving him so he resorts to…

Think about it… Oh, and fellas don’t think that if you don’t appreciate her she can’t get that elsewhere either, playa!!! Please feel free to share…

-Kel Spencer

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Thank you…

We’ve all seen that Christmas cartoon with the ghost of Christmas past, present and future, right? Well, I had an interesting encounter like that, this morning… Minus the Christmas of course lol! Now before I start, I don’t want to spook anybody out with what I’m about to share. I am indeed a Christian but as most of you know, I don’t use my blog nor my music to push a Christian agenda (so to speak). Although I try not to contradict what I stand for and who I serve in the way that I create, I try to just let my life and my choices and my overall character be the primary way that I push that agenda in pleasing God. With that being said, this will be one of the few times that I will touch on spirituality but I’m not pushing what I believe on anyone. I think that what I am about to share can be felt and appreciate by us all regardless of where your Faith lies…

This morning, before I even got out of bed, In a matter of about 20 minutes, I was walked through about 15 years of my life. Literally, hundreds of scenarios that I’ve encountered, flashed before my eyes. Things that I know that I had no business doing. Things that I thought were a good look but in hind sight were just plain ole stupid. Relationships that I mis-handled. People whom I’ve hurt. Money I’ve blown. Opportunities that I botched up. Time spent on people and in places that was just all wrong. Relationships that I never should’ve even entertained. Health risks that I just walked right into. And even situations in which I was protected and didn’t even know that danger was hovering over me. To go through all of these things and still be here… in the condition that I am in right now, I had to give thanks. And if you can relate, then you can relate.

Paint this picture… A man and woman get married. In that marriage, obviously a certain amount of time, effort, dedication, etc… must be given by each party. But imagine instead of the man giving that time to his woman, he gives it all to other women… AND she even allows him… Better yet, she even pays for the dinners that he takes these women to. She supplies him with protection while he sleeps with these women. She gives him gas money so that he can drive to see these women. That analogy might be a bit crude but that’s what God (Or a higher power, or an energy, or the universe, etc… depending on what you believe) does for us. It’s called Grace. It’s a protection and sort of a “Get out of jail free card” for all of the foolishness that we do. God loves us so He gives us grace. For most of us, Grace is the reason that we even have anything left… Grace is the reason that we’re even alive.

I was shown just how much time, dedication, money, and overall effort that I stole from my own purpose, from my own destiny, from my own loved ones, and from my own marriage to God and gave it to all of these other people and things that don’t even matter. He showed me that this morning. He also showed me that Grace is not something that lasts forever. Grace is a limited time offer. Grace will run out one day.

Side Bar- One key thing that stuck out to me was a relationship that I mis-managed. It’s a situation that’s sensitive to me, and something that I’ve known long before this morning but it was shown to be again and in an even more important light this morning. It is/was a relationship with a Big Brother figure of mine. This is a dude who put my career into position, my mind into proper perspective with several things, my bank account in the black, and even my creativity/talents into a new arena. And out of me wanting to step out and do things in a selfish and even inconsiderate fashion, I put a major dent in our relationship. I know you’re reading this right now, Big Bro, and in front of the thousands of followers, fans and supporters that I have, I want to thank you again for the talk you allowed us to have a couple of months ago and again I offer up my most sincere apologies. I know I still have obligations on my end as well as some tasks of reconciliation but please know that our bond is one of the major things that flashed before my eyes this morning and it’s a bond that God granted me as a deliverance from a path that I was headed down that I thank God never came to fruition.

This is deep y’all. If you can relate to Grace, then you can relate. If you can’t, you won’t… but maybe one day you will. Let He that hath ears listen…

Enjoy your weekend, family.

 

-Kel Spencer

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