A Heartfelt Welcome

To those of you who call me friend, those of you that call me love, those of you who call me brother, those of you that call me son, those of you who call me hero, & those of you who don't know me at all: I welcome you to the mind of a man who's destined to save the world...
1 word at a time.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 22nd: Selfish

The first day after a new year for me I realized things have been/going to/need to change... Yet, I couldn't figure out why they haven't changed by now... I've come up with some questions: So what happens when a superhero, that's so bent on saving everybody else, can't seem to save or do anything for himself? Is it really possible for a superhero to be selfish? Can the world really be mad at him for taking some time away from saving them in order to better his own life? Is it fair?

I have no answers to these questions lol... But they inspired me to post this poem... Enjoy

Superman. Out


Not really sure if it’s a problem
But I have
No concern for me
No time or turn to console me
I’m Selfless

There are other people
In distress
Why put myself before them?
Why bless I when my
Loved ones cry?
I’m selfless

Unfocused on my priorities
My people’s problems
Won’t prosper
Under my authority
I’m selfless

So kind to those
Except my own mind
To the point that I’ll
Let you whip my behind
Then bite my own tongue
And save the time, energy, and pain
Wasted from unleashing the wrath
Of a young black man’s heart scorned
I was born
Not to stand between me and you
And be torn
But to stand at your side
And remove then maneuver
Your thorns
Sacrificially into my existence
This is what makes me selfless

I love the people in my world more
Than I love my self… less
So with that being said
Who’s the one really in distress?
Who’s gonna save the man with ‘S’ on his chest?
Better yet final question
Why, oh why, can’t Superman be more selfish?

Friday, May 21, 2010

May 21st: S.O.T.D.

Yes, it's 2 posts for the same day. (It's my birthday and my blog fight me! lol) This song is dedicated to anyone that shares in the same joy that I do on this day. (Happy Birthday Megan!!! http://feliciaellureverna.wordpress.com) It just so happens that one of those people that share the same birthday as me is the artist with Superman's Song of The Day today... Enjoy! and Rest In Peace B.I.G.

"Sky's The Limit" The Notorious B.I.G. ft. 112
Best Line: "Stay far from timid... Only make moves when your heart's in it... and live the phrase: 'Sky's The Limit'"

May 21st: Birth of a Superhero

This day 24 years ago, an alien was born from a woman and man... When I say "alien" I mean someone who is so different from the rest of the world he can't possibly be... human. But he resembles one; complete with human eyes, nose, arms, legs, mouth, and oversized (to say the least) ears, hands and feet... Scrutinized through middle school, tortured in high school, reborn in college, he is now a Superhero... Always trying desperately to help someone in need... So selfless the one word he's immune to is selfish... His heart is bigger than the damage of his punches to the souls of his enemies... He's accomplished, seen, and endured so much in 24 years of life and is still willing to want more... Only with the next 24 years, he'll be a little more selfish with himself... (Superman has dreams 2, ya know) So with all this being said I would like to thank God & my parents for the gift of life... and the ability to sustain it (with their help of course) for now 24 years today. Also, my family & closest friends (you know who you are) thank you for being here... Thank you for accepting me for the silly goofy selfless sensitive crazy nut of a superhero that I at least think i am... I love yall... and thank yall


"Hippo Birdies Tuz Meeez!"
Translation: Happy Birthday To Me!!

Superman. Out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19th-20th: Anticipation

"I'm not quite sure what to do with my hands" Ricky Bobby

It's killing me... I'm antsy... I'm anxious... I'm scared... I'm sad... I'm estatic... I'm delirious... I'm in anticipation...

"Tomorrow, Tomorrow... I love ya, Tomorrow... You're only a day away" Annie

Superman. Out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18th: S.O.T.D.

I've had this song on repeat since I've put it on my ipod last night.
Superman's Song Of The Day today is:

"Find Your Love" by Drake
Best Line: "I'm more than just an option (hey hey hey)... Refuse to be forgotten (hey hey hey)"

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Work: Flying Is Better Than Driving

They say the choices
You make today
Shape your world

Well then I guess I better
Get right with God now
Because it’s looking like
My world is gonna end
In less than 24 hours

We’re about to be at a crossroads
Better yet
A fork in the road
Because the route options given
Don’t cross paths

I’m driving fast
& her ass: not even in the car yet
But she feels obligated to ride
So she tries to set aside
Whatever pride she has
Climbs inside
And proceeds to drive

I know my destination
She’s lost her map
Her GPS don’t work
& she still doesn’t wanna ask for directions
At the nearest gas station

So now I’m waitin’
Waitin’ on her to catch up with me
To see the sights I see
Believe what I believe
My tank’s on full
She ain’t been drivin’ but for so long
And already
She’s on E

She calls me
She tells me
She needs me
And me being the superhero
Named Mr. Silly
I drive back to where she’s stopped
Pop open her tank
And siphon into her any fuel or energy
I’ve got

So that she can continue driving with me
A Revelation hits me:
I’ve transferred so much that now
I’m on empty
& I can’t ride with her because
She’s driving a 1 seat
Leaving no room for me clearly

“Don’t worry,”
She says as her engine roars
“I’ll be back for you if you wait”
But I don’t believe her
So I throw on my cape
While she drives away
I soar
And say
“Flying is better than driving anyway”

May 12th-17th: Bittersweet Vacation

"Bittersweet... you're gonna be the death of me... I don't want you... but I need you... I love you and hate you at the very same time... See what I want so much... should never hurt this bad"

Ok so "Hate" is such a strong word... maybe dislike... disapprove... yeah that works but anyway... Excuse me for shying away from my daily posting. I've been quite busy.

"And still we grind from the bottom, just to make to the bottom... Tell the gang I never break my promise mayne"

1st was the Philly trip... seein a couple old friends made me all types of happy... not 2 mention gettin an actual PHILLY CHEESESTEAK! (DP holla at me! lol... i'm such a fat kid huh? "NAAH SON!" lmao)... (sp. thanx 2 "The Lady"... great seeing you!) Philly I miss you... I love you... and thank you for helpin me become who i am now

"Ok I'm back up on my grind... You do you and I'm just gon' do mine... You do you cuz I'm jus gon' be fine... OK I got you out my mind... The night is young... the drinks is cold... The stars are out... I'm ready to go"

The next day wasn't so fun... I picked up the phone when I shouldn't have... I said and heard some things I didn't want to but needed to... and I reacted in a way that scared me... I didn't cry... I didn't get angry... I got cold ("I'm Cold!!" (Kanye voice))... I got numb... And that's the worst feeling... To not feel anything at all... (Shoutout 2 the homie SJ 4 havin a drink with his bro in short notice)... It's ok... At a time like that, revelations appear... I think I got smacked by one

"You can't be me I'm A Rockstar... It's almost over now..."

Friday the 14th was outstanding... I took a trip to AC and it didn't disappoint... (I gambled 4 the 1st time in my life btw) I got to see my brotha from anotha... The coolest guy in the universe ("Forget dem aliens baby I'm cooler than them 2")Mr. Matt Burroughs... and I got to meet (FINALLY) his son... my nephew... and as I was holding him and we looked into each other's eyes, a smile was brought across his face that forcefully made me smile back... It was as if he already knew who I was... We were comfortable... Two and 1/2 men... watching Sportscenter... (Crazy fact: MJ is not even 4 months yet... but he whenever sports are on the tv he watches... and doesnt move until there's a commercial... then he "talks" to his father... smh TRUE STORY!) "The Commission" was in full effect... plus 1... The Goodfellas... emphasis on the "Good"

"We are a family... Like a giant tree... growing stronger... growing wiser"

The last two days of the "Invasion" was straight family time... Spending time with family (blood and extended) is the greatest treasure one could have... It can get you through anything... However, on the flip side it can put you through hell... Fortunately, this was one of those "laugh-at-everything-learn-some-wisdom-and-cherish-these-type-of-moments-because-not-too-many-people-have-what-we've-got" type of times... Nuff said

"I don't wanna leave... But I gotta go right now... And I'll be back to hold you down"

And now... on the 17th Superman must return back to Metropolis. (well Orlando, rather) There are people in dire need of a hero... in need of salvation... in need of help... Ironically, I'm one of those people... Though I'm glad to be starting yet another new and interesting chapter in my life, there are some things I'm sad to let go of... The bittersweetness has settled in... I hate the taste... Sorry, "hate" is such a strong word...

Superman. Out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11th: Day of Maddness

Day 2 of the "Superman Stax Invasion of Jersey" is dubbed the "Day of Maddness". It's simply because I will be spending the day taking over Jersey with my Partner-In-Crime-For-The-Longest-Time: S.J.... Also known as "Star Maddness" S.J. and I have known each other since elementary school. Funny enough we didn't know each others name til (I wanna say) high school. lol College we met up again after a year/2 year hiatus... and Jersey has been in the palm of our hands ever since... In order to put our friendship/brotherhood/rivalry in perspective I'll tell you our nicknames: I'm Superman Stax (as you already know) and he's Batman Maddness... ('nuff said) We have countless tales of terrible trouble that one day will be the stories we tell our kids (He's gonna def be a dad before me lol)... Til then... Let the Maddness ensue

Superman (& Batman). Out.

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10th: Homecoming

Superman has landed in his home planet of Neptune, NJ. I haven't been back here since last November. Although it's highly weird being here without the counterpart that was with me the past 3 times I've made the trip, it's great to be home. I'm making a personal vow not to allow what's going on in Orlando to affect my being here. They say home is where the heart is. My heart hurts in Orlando... but thank God I'm in New Jersey... Thank God my heart is home.

Superman. Out.

"Home" Kanye West ft. John Legend

Best Line: "And if you really cared for her, then you wouldn't have ever hit the airport to follow your dreams"

Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 9th: Mother's Day

It's that time of the year again... Mother's Day!! The day when momma's boys like myself get to show their appreciation for (well... suck up to) the person they were birth from... I've already dedicated a post to my mom earlier this year so if I say anymore about her I'll feel like she'll be a little spoiled. lol She's already gettin a little much as a Mother's Day gift anyway! Tomorrow I'll be on a plane to New Jersey to see "Mi Madre" as well as the rest of "Mi Familia" and friends... Love you mom and Happy Mother's Day to ya and all the rest of the mothers out there breaking their backs for the survival of their family

Superman. Out.

May 8th: Heartache

Sorry I'm late with this post... I was a little busy with anger... but I'm sure you can understand why with this song

"Welcome To Heartbreak" Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi
Best Line: "And my head keeps spinning... I can't stop having this vision... I gotta keep winning"

Friday, May 7, 2010

May 7th: Hollywood

Lights, camera, action... That's what should be stated anytime my Bestie enters the room. Known as Ms. Hollywood in the Greek world, Ashley Hill has been a glowing part of my life for the past three years. We've helped each other get through some of our most difficult times and continue to do so. Today, was her day. She graduated today from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Literature... So this is to say Congrats Bestie! & i hope you're ready for your new chapter in life

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6th: The Human Highlight Film

My day today was made complete at about 1pm this afternoon. I got to meet one of the most dynamic players in the history of the NBA: Dominique Wilkins. Yes "The Human Highlight Film" was in the flesh at my job today... Although I didn't get an autograph or picture with him, it sure was cool helping out an NBA legend pick out some Chucks. lol If you don't know who 'Nique was back in the day, allow him to re-introduce himself:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 5th: Cinco De Mayo

The question I've been getting asked the most this week has been "What are you doing for Cinco De Mayo?". It got me to thinking... "Why does the United States celebrate this day?" I've done a little research and I've come to the conclusion it's yet another "holiday" publicized to make people spend money for a cause they know nothing about (i.e. Valentine's Day). Apparently, "Cinco De Mayo" is supposed to be a holiday to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. However, according to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in 2007, the holiday isn't even really celebrated nor even paid attention to in Mexico.

So, why do we as Americans, celebrate it?


Superman. Out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4th: Son of a Pop

The Murray family is celebrating once again this year. This time, it's for my father. Although he might look like he's 35... He's turned 50 today, finalizing the truth that because of his genes, I'll be 50 looking 35 myself. lol My father and I had an interesting relationship to say the least. It's had it's ups... It's had it's downs... but no matter how much at times I didn't like him I still loved him. I had no choice but to appreciate him. He was there... Growing up I felt like I was the only kid that still had his FATHER in their life... Honestly, though I didn't agree with some of his "unique raising techniques", it made me the man I am today. For that I'm forever grateful. Photographer... Journalist... Drummer... Songwriter... Brother... Son... These are the aspects of a person I call my father... My Dad or sometimes Popz Diggity... Happy Birthday Dad... here's to 50 more

One thing I appreciate "Poppa Stax" for is him opening my mind to different types of music when i was just a kid. Here's one of my favorite songs he introduced into my existence (I still blast it out of my car to this day Pop!)

"Birdland" by Weather Report

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3rd: Chillin' (S.O.T.D.)

Nothing much occuring today just Chillin' like the Song of The Day

"Chillin'" Wale ft. Lady Gaga

Best Line: "Niggas mad that you not me... I remain Giant, and you Jeremy Shockey"

Sunday, May 2, 2010

1st New "Work" of 2010

Finally, a mean case of "writer's block" is erased with my new piece finished last night. Ironically, this was written in a matter of minutes via BlackBerry @ a club while waiting for friends to arrive. (Oh, & being a little "under the influence" lol) Hopefully, you guys enjoy. I don't want to say it's personal... But... (Kanye shrug)

Superman. Out.

So This Is What It Feels Like

A truck filled with pain, agony, and distress
Going back and forth running over my chest

Like watching a loved one
Holding on to the edge of a cliff
And you’re their only hope extending a hand
Only to see them slip

So this is what it feels like huh?

Like I ate a glass full of
Thumbtacks and nails
Like the sun had a reverse effect
And instead of tanning a white person
They turned pale

Like scales covered your whole body
And boils spread in your mouth
Like you lost the ability to tell the difference
Between north and south

This is what it feels like?

Like you’re standing alone in a crowded room
Like seeing a person who looked like they
Just woke up out of a tomb
Like hearing your child say
“I wish I never came out your womb”
Like hoping but realizing things won’t change soon

Is this what it’s supposed to feel like?!

Like Diddy after J. Lo
Singing “I Need A Girl”
Like coming to terms
That your favorite thing is out of style
i.e. the Jheri Curl
Like being a Super Hero
Yet you can’t save the World

This is what it feels like!
Someone said “This can’t be life”
You can’t be right
God tell me I’m wrong.... please
Because love can’t possibly
Have this effect on me

May 2nd: The Truth Is Back

After a 2 Year hiatus, my favorite cartoon/tv show is back on the air for what is apparently stated as "The Final Season". (Hopefully, it's just a rumor or a joke) Yes, The Boondocks has returned. The new adventures of Huey and Riley Freeman and Granddad will be televised tonight at 11:30pm on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. This marks the comeback of one of the most ground-breaking and controversial shows ever. Time Magazine recently revealed The Boondocks as #5 on their list of the Top 10 Most Controversial Cartoons.

Here's a preview of Season 3:

Words cannot express how excited I am for this event. I'm an avid Boondocks fan who quotes episodes up & down. Not to mention that Huey and Riley remind me of the relationship between my brother and I. For those of you who know me and Jerel, it's very easy to determine which of the Freeman brothers we each resemble. Jerel seems to think he's Huey, the 10 year old profound poetic freedom fighter/Revolutionist that's constantly trying to rid the world of ignorance. Leaving me to be Riley, the 8 year old mini gangsta that's knee deep into a lifestyle of hanging with iced out chain wearing rappers, starting fights, worrying about how "fresh" he is, and not having any "love for these hoes". Needless to say, my lil bro got it a little twisted. lol

So tonight at 11:30 I'll be sitting in my favorite chair, kicking back to enjoy Season 3 of the intelligent ignorance that is The Boondocks... Hope you'll be there with me. In the meantime I'll leave you with a couple of my personal favorite scenes from the past 2 seasons.

The Truth Is Back

Superman. Out.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st: Celebration Begins

I think this song pretty much describes what's gonna be going on this month... One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists... 'nuff said...

"Celebration" by Kanye West
Best Line: "See you know my style... I'm very wild... and I vow that my child will be well-endowed... like his Daddy"

THE Month of the Year

If you didn't get the memo... if you've been living under a rock... or if you enjoy the other 11 months out of the year then you are about to be educated. It is indeed that time of the year yet again ladies and gents... It's the month of May... There's so many things to note and appreciate in the month that I can't possibly put it in 1 post... I will give you a hint and say look out for the 21st tho... (Ms. Megan aka Felicia Verna shares the same enthusiasm) (http://feliciaverna.blogspot.com... [shameless plug lol])... It's a big day in history... Anyway, be ready... Because every day I will be posting something to commemorate each day of May: "The Greatest Month Thought Of"...

The Celebration begins...

Superman. Out.