SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:31:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net TV-G 100525399 Georgia’s “Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Law https://silenciobarnes.net/news/georgias-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-law/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/georgias-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-law/#comments Fri, 10 May 2019 10:36:23 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=15885 I keep seeing some wild claims about the new Georgia abortion law. Here is what I found out about Georgia’s HB 481. Contents Are the Unborn Considered People Under the Georgia Law? What Does the Georgia Law Consider as an Abortion? When Is Abortion Legal Under the Georgia Law? Will Doctor’s Try to Keep the Fetus Alive After an Abortion? Will All the Details of the Abortion Officially Go On Record? Can a Woman Sue if Someone Performs an Abortion on Her? Will Men Have to Pay Child Support for a Developing Fetus? Can Someone Claim an Embryo on Their […]

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How to Download Your Facebook Data, and Why You Should https://silenciobarnes.net/social-networks/how-to-download-your-facebook-data/ https://silenciobarnes.net/social-networks/how-to-download-your-facebook-data/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:35:59 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=15686 You give Facebook a lot of information, probably more information than you think. You also have a ton of content on Facebook that belongs to you. This is your information and your property. Here is how you can download your facebook data, and why you should do it. How to Download Your Facebook Data Facebook made downloading your data easy and painless. Downloading Your Facebook Data from the Facebook Website 1. Go to facebook.com – if you’re on a tablet or phone, go to the website, not the app. Although, you can do this from the app as well. See […]

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Realizing You Are a Poet https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5154 People often tell me they cannot write poetry. They say they do not know how. They say they do not think that way…whatever “that way” is. These people are wrong. If you think you cannot write poetry, here is proof you definitely can. Poetry Is Not What You Think It Is Poetry isn’t one thing. There’s a dictionary definition, of course, but that doesn’t encompass all of what poetry is. The definition of poetry is also a prime candidate for subjective or personal interpretation. For example, my definition of poetry goes something like this: Poetry is condensed language Think about […]

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The You Inside of You – the Dream Within a Dream https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/the-you-inside-of-you-the-dream-within-a-dream/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/the-you-inside-of-you-the-dream-within-a-dream/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:45:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5660 People are like those nested Russian dolls. You never really lose the things you were, as you get older. You just kind of add a new shell on top of them. That kid you were, that bold or shy teenager, that wild early twenty-something…that stuff is all still there. You just have to open that top layer and look deeper. You ever have a dream within a dream? I have. Sometimes I have dreams within dreams within dreams. Sometimes you go too deep into the layers and get lost. Because those old yous aren’t the same as the current you. […]

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The Memory of Trees https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-memory-of-trees/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6305 The Memory of Trees One day, the girl came back to the tree, as she always did. This tree, it knew her. It sensed that, even though there were changes, this was still the same girl. It always was. “Do you remember me?” the tree asked, in its way, with a slow wave of its leaves. Of course, the girl did not hear the tree. However, she saw that slight shudder of its foliage. Additionally, she saw how that almost indiscernible movement caused a single ray of light to quietly, quickly, and sneakily peek between the tree’s crown. It made […]

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One Sunapple St. https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/one-sunapple-st/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/one-sunapple-st/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:26:52 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5708 One Sunapple St. I asked you for an apple You asked me for the sun Knowing outside of metaphors I couldn’t give you one You asked me for a miracle Right when I turned to run And against all odds I Turned around and somehow gave you one I ate my tasty apple You said I was the sun You reached for it then blamed me When the heat burned on your tongue Sometimes we unravel Our work becomes undone And sometimes we are stunned to find The work has just begun Sometimes you’re my apple Sometimes you’re my sun […]

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Lonely Thought Island https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/lonely-thought-island/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/lonely-thought-island/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:38:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5665 Lonely Thought Island Lonely thoughts floating In a bright sea of people Another island More Poetry by Silencio Barnes More Facebook Poetry by Silencio Barnes The Original Facebook Post for Lonely Thought Island November 23, 2013 Lonely thoughts floatingIn a bright sea of peopleAnother island Posted by Silencio Barnes on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Waking from the Dream https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/waking-from-the-dream/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/waking-from-the-dream/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 04:48:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5609 Waking from the Dream Waking up is hard The hibernation starts with the realization The realization that nothing is as it was supposed to be With the job lost, the failed loves, those inconvenient and pesky things Emotions Then the news says death By ingestion, breathing, walking a certain way And it’s all true, all of it So, sleep Sleep through it all Expecting to be awakened by that alarm clock called Change However, when sleep, opportunities pass, and change recedes in direct correlation to how many of those chances go untaken Maybe while sleep a dream creates a warning […]

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Fuck Yo Feelings https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/fuck-yo-feelings/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/fuck-yo-feelings/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:30:02 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5276 The desire to want another person to hurt is wrong, and yet, it’s sometimes hard to fight it. I want to moonwalk all over your feelings. Then grab my crotch, do a spin, and walk away from you. Posted by Silencio Barnes on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 But really, sometimes you do want to hurt people. Maybe you don’t want to do it physically, but you certainly want them to know pain. This is especially true if you feel that other person has hurt you in the same way. This is an unhealthy desire. It’s best to avoid it. Move […]

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Just a Test – will be deleted https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/test/just-a-test-will-be-deleted/ https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/test/just-a-test-will-be-deleted/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:02:27 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5142 This is just a test post – trying to see what will happen when I post a new post to this blog – if all is well, it should automatically hit twitter and facebook. Gotta make sure the feed is updating and services are being pinged when new posts occur too. Let’s add a picture for no reason too!    Let’s also add an mp3

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Only Sheep Need a Shepherd https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/only-sheep-need-a-shepherd/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/only-sheep-need-a-shepherd/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:53:58 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3356 Only Sheep Need a Shepherd #Quotes "Only Sheep need a shepherd!" — SilencioBarnes (@SilencioBarnes) June 2, 2009 #Quotes “Only Sheep need a shepherd!” — SilencioBarnes (@SilencioBarnes) June 2, 2009 But…is guidance so bad?  I wouldn’t mind a shepherd that guided me and mines in a good direction. At the same time, I’d still like to have room to do my own thing, or break free from the flock if I so choose. Without fear of reprisal that is. Additionally, sheep don’t NEED a shepherd. They were getting along fine before we started herding them. That goes for most animals. There’s […]

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Popular Gay Rap Songs Are On the Horizon https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:26 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5038 There’s always been a stigma attached to gay people in the hip-hop community. But the times, they are a-changin. With people becoming more and more relaxed with the idea of gay people in our midst (mind you, they’ve ALWAYS been there), we’re seeing more of them come out. Sports figures are talking about it, musicians are talking about it, celebrities have been talking about it. But what about the rappers? There’s always been rumors of gay rappers. In fact, almost every rapper that’s achieved any kind of success, has been accused of homosexuality. But what about the future? Given the […]

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Should I just post raw thoughts? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5031 Had a conversation on Facebook about how I’ve posted whole essays there, but haven’t posted anything to my blog. The person who I was talking to, Niels, suggested that I just add text here and worry about all the background processes later. To consider them as editing, but let the raw text stand.   So, I’ll make an effort to do that, since this blog hasn’t gotten much love from me in quite a while. I keep planning all this stuff for it…and then I get lazy. I never know what to put here. So I guess I’ll just start […]

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Resources for Aiding the Philippines and Typhoon Victims https://silenciobarnes.net/news/resources-aiding-philippines-typhoon-victims/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/resources-aiding-philippines-typhoon-victims/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:53:16 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4996 By now, you should be well aware of what’s going on in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan. Long story short, it’s pretty horrible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Haiyan_(2013)   If you are looking for friends or family that are from the US: The Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) is: A division of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) in the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Responsible for the welfare and whereabouts of American citizens traveling and living abroad Consists of three offices: Office of American Citizens Services (ACS) Office of Children’s Issues (OCI) Office of Policy Review and Interagency Liaison (PRI) […]

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Amongst the Satyrs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/amongst-the-satyrs/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:08:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4736 Amongst the Satyrs This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed. I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak […]

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This rap music track started as an impromptu text freestyle on Facebook last year – It came after a long time of me not writing anything new and I was a little surprised by it. The rhyme scheme and patterns were not typical of me, most notably repeated rhymes (something I always hated!). But I found that this style is what came out of me naturally…I suppose I’ve changed.
I like this track because of the way it’s worded. The style of it has carried over to everything I’ve written since. As usual, I can’t really speak for the mixing or the mastering…if you can make it sound better, PLEASE, do so!
This is also the song that launched the tiny bit of love that I now get on SoundCloud. It got a few people interested in my other songs. I forgot whose beat it is that I’m rhyming over. One of those industry dudes, I’m sure you probably know better than me. When I remember, I’ll update the post.
Lyrics for “Amongst the Satyrs”
When it comes to this I’m sick – throwing up bars
I’m the shit and the piss that you find behind bars – that’s nasty
Like old pornograph stars
I’m the chase D’s hate, ca-ca-calling all cars
I’m calling all gods, to bear witness as I spit it
Dismiss em with regards
Realign your recall, when you gifted by my vision
Redefine the rewards
Realign then reform
These songs turn Mensa members retard
I got hammers for thick domes, the lyrics so unerring
Split thighs with these poems
Competition caught the vapors
The wind blew unexpected now I’m chasing after paper
Harvester and maker
Iller than a cancer victim cursing his creator (Damn you God!)
This ain’t a caped crusader caper
Life don’t show me love so it’s on my list of haters
The light ain’t on my side so it’s on my list of traitors
My wings don’t get me high so I walk amongst the satyrs
— Give me the cake, you can keep the cream
I stand alone, I don’t need a team
I’m a standing stone nobody backing me
I’m a Superman without the Justice League
To set it off properly, I vandalize your property
I’m sending in the young gods, tell em it’s a shopping spree
— You forget I’m from the old guard, true indeed
Hanging in your front yard like a willow tree
I’m still the better the man how could you not agree
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"Our" Sacrifice https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:18:54 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=4713 “Our” Sacrifice poetry by Silencio Barnes She demanded that I cut open my shell and let drip my burning soul onto her frigid altar The steam, she said, that arises from such a conflagration would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing that we thought we had lost so long ago She hands me the knife, for no sacrifice is sacred unless done by one’s own hand We both held our breath as I raised the blade to Our neck And once again, as before the sharp edge pierces only her And she bleeds And I, with impassive serenity, walk away, as […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/our-sacrifice/feed/ 0 “Our” Sacrifice poetry by Silencio Barnes She demanded that I cut open my shell and let drip my burning soul onto her frigid altar The steam, she said, that arises from such a conflagration would rekindle that imaginary, burning,
“Our” Sacrifice
poetry by Silencio Barnes
She demanded that I cut open my shell
and let drip my burning soul
onto her frigid altar
The steam, she said, that arises
from such a conflagration
would rekindle that imaginary, burning, thing
that we thought we had lost
so long ago
She hands me the knife,
for no sacrifice is sacred
unless done by one’s own hand
We both held our breath
as I raised the blade to Our neck
And once again, as before
the sharp edge pierces only her
And she bleeds
And I, with impassive serenity,
walk away, as I have before
to leave her (bleeding out)
Her wounds will heal,
though I will provide no aide
So the scars: puckered, pulsating and fierce
shall remain
She will live, that we may play
this game, once again
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SB Retro: Balancing My Essence (StreetsTurnRed) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:58:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3626 This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂 The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-balancing-my-essence-streetsturnred/feed/ 0 This retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old tra... retro track is really a mashup of two different little freestyles of mines. I broke em up and changed/rewrote four bars into a chorus. As usual, my language, especially in the first verse, should be your biggest clue that this is indeed an old track 🙂 As far as my rap music goes, this tracks has more of a hood feel to it. You know, that mix of gunspeak, braggadocio and that all important dash of ignorance 🙂

The beat has changed a few times as I was never quite satisfied with how it sounded. I eventually settled on this Kanye West beat from his song We Major (feat Nas) off of his Late Registration album. There’s just something magical about the beat to me. And Kanye killed it (see video below:) — I also added some links to the instrumental itself on youtube at the end of this post.

Lyrics to “Balancing My Essence”
Streets turn red, newly dead blood staining the earth
Me and the glock newly wed, honey moon on your turf
And when we pump seed is spread, unto death she gives birth
Once on the block now the feds keeping niggas dispersed
White chalk outlining where your feelings was hurt
You not hard stop trying you should try on a skirt
I’ll give you bras and some panties put you pussies to work
Get that money, bring it back before I put you in dirt
Grown men out here acting like some women that flirt
With any shovel that’ll digga em just to water they thirst
They all bitches, turn to kittens when the beast on the lurk
I’ll click it and I’ll clack it leave your features reversed
And y’all ain’t getting what I’m spending y’all get money in spurts
And I ain’t giving what I’m getting I ain’t being coerced
I got a mind of my own so keep your mind on your own
And keep your eyes off the throne cause I’ll be seated there first
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing
In less than three seconds I can load and split bastards
Fatal kiss tragic, bomb my tag on your casket
My rap elastic, stretch, covers ears like plastic
Keeps the freshness sealed in your thoughts when I rap it
Fuck ya weak production, built in automatic function
I transform with arm and gat conjunction
Keep the cannon tucked in
The gun bust leaden tears for those lost and hopeless, the barrel is the focus
The barrel is the focus, no matter what the choice is you made it when you spoke it
So take it like a man when those choices leave you choking
Leave you bleeding where you stand but you don’t really need to know this
Do you really need a notice? Back down or get clapped
Back up and refocus
Man up or be found man down with two open
Wounds, one head, one heart, and so broken
Balancing my essence to show you my luminescence
Mind equals weapon, protects me from evil blessings
Blow smoke into the nexus, contestants, they shouldn’t test it
Immaculate conception kills all of your second guessing


For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
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SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-vagrant-story-placewhereyoudie/#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:05:08 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3609 Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die) Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an […]

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Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)

SB Retro: Vagrant Story (PlaceWhereYouDie) by SilencioBarnes
Rap and Hip Hop Music by SilencioBarnes – unsorted and various


About Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
Yup, another old retro track. Vagrant Story is yet another song about the hood…more or less 🙂 As far as any of my rap music goes, you can tell this one is old just by the language I use. I recorded to the beat of the Money, Cash, Hoes song by Jay-Z (featuring DMX and produced by Swizz Beats) from his Hard Knock Life album. The title comes from an old Playstation RPG of the same name.
My favorite part of this track? The first 4 bars of the second verse. Mainly because they are lyrics I added/rewrote recently to fill out the verse. They let me know that my style and way of thinking is vastly different than when I originally wrote this song — “You can look for the answers, through the hood’s many layers, to who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players. And you’ll find that the answers come in too many flavors. Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us.”
Lyrics for Vagrant Story (Place Where You Die)
I pray to the lord, but I don’t follow the faith
I hate swine, I push they fuckin brains outta they face
I’m from the ville, full warfare, 11 paces
Arm ya castles, the siege take place, alert ya masons
It’s the basics, they gonna hate until you make it
We speak ghetto language, trapped in the gutter’s matrix
Corrupt bangers, beware of danger, gunslinger with the anger
You meet your makers, die over papers
Or burn in hell, rapture, my presence is felt
You talking to a legend nigga pardon yourself
I desire wealth, end your health, make you sick of the lead
No dying in bed, throw the dirt over your head
Drown in your grave, swim nigga pound against waves
Make you a slave – to the flow, follow it’s ways
Swallow the gauge, my minds a trap stuck in a maze
Track runners need to stick to they place, or stay out the race
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
The place where you die —
Kids run wild no tears in they eyes, no fear for they lives
They play in the dark where the sun don’t shine
A passion for crime and a lust to survive — the place where you die
You can look for the answer through the hood’s many layers
To who’s to blame for this game that turned us all into players
And you’ll find that the answer comes in too many flavors
Shrug ya shoulders and move on cuz the answers can’t save us
Everyday till this world is over, fuck being sober
Can’t take the pain, cock the folder, death of a soldier
I think like I’m playing poker, skin color mocha
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SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-feelindahigh/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3607 SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original […]

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Another old track. This song is a little more personal than my usual rap music fare. I’ve had it floating around for a while along with others. This one is called FeelinDaHigh or Feeling the High depending on how I’m feeling 🙂 A previous fan of this song (in the past) told me he didn’t like this version because I cleaned it up too much. His reasoning was that I washed out too much of the pain that was in the original track by doing that. I think his nostalgia is just talking. I’ll add the original to this post when I find it. I’ll let you decide (yes…all 2.6 of you:)
The beat is from an instrumental album of french beats I found a long time ago. I never heard the original song before. It heavily samples Sister Sledge‘s song “Next Time You’ll Know” —

See a live version here
I be, feeling the high when I drift through the skies
You can see the pain drip from my eyes
When the thing blows – everything turns black and he dies
A bitter life, on track to deprive, I pray mommy survives
 
Through the glass dick her past is revived
No childhood, a child with a child tween her thighs
She was only fifteen; my pops stepped on the scene
A hustler you can tell by his lean
 
He was only seventeen tryna get in some jeans
I lust for all the bread, all the cheese in-between
Pardon me but I’m getting too deep
I try to hold back the tears but I come from the streets
 
Where the gutter nightmares rock you gently to sleep
Although the hurting’s on the surface, try to keep it discreet
This is real life; guns, bitches, drama and beef
Desert birds, hawks, llamas and thieves – roll trauma in leaves
 
 
Ain’t it fucked up how god be treating niggas?
My whole life was like a bleak December everyday was night that I remember
I spark a blunt and dream of sweeter times but life is bitter
I do my dirt and write my lines and hope that times get better
 
I played my cards and flipped em over but I got the jester
Life is heavy like a mountain death is light as feathers
It’s to the point where niggas sacrifice their fam for cheddar
Never, I’d rather put the gun to my head and dream forever
 
 
A little something about me? Well, I’m kinda different
I grew up watching my moms fixing in the kitchen
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SB Retro: Spit Bombs https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:27:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3539 SB Retro: Spit Bombs About the Song “Spit Bombs” Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time. Lyrics to “Spit Bombs” Every time I speak on, […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-spit-bombs/feed/ 1 SB Retro: Spit Bombs About the Song “Spit Bombs” Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. SB Retro: Spit Bombs

About the Song “Spit Bombs”
Spit Bombs is just a really old track I did back in the day. For some reason, to this day, many still consider it some of my best stuff despite it only really being something of a freestyle. Many will recognize the beat from Missy’s Hot Boyz remix featuring Nas (Eve and Q-Tip too). As far as my rap music goes, I do think the lyrics of this track are a good example of just what my style was about at the time.
Lyrics to “Spit Bombs”
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
Obsidian skies, the night thick like Patricia’s thighs
The knife hit, made his side split, how easy he died
This life is not so nice you could end up inside
A dark ditch, or a nice pit or buried alive
I might just be the last thing you see through them eyes
The hood’ll rob a dude without taking a dime
But all I wanna do is spark spliffs, deliver these lines
Till you bleeding from the mind, science hidden in rhyme
The savannahs full of lions, if you sheep better hide
Cause them cats be on the creep, if you sleep better rise
This the Streets mufucka, either ride or divide
And if you don’t ride you gone fall or crash into .9’s
Where niggas bust off and pump raw and cash in they lives
Over drug wars and dumb whores be leeching them dry
But we lust more we tote arms we learn to get by
But still we want yours, so come off, or learn to survive
Fuck a sports car, the hoop ride be doing me fine
My niggas hold more than drug stores wherever we ride
Some dudes’ll talk or they’ll joke, dog don’t let em get fly
Treat they face like a baseball, or cut em like the blade through that base raw
Face off, don’t ever rely
Cause your best man’ll take off and leave you to die
See through these eyes, and see what I see when I’m high
Or be how I be when I find
That just by speaking my mind
Or being bold when it isn’t time
Or being told that I can’t, when I can in fact without even trying
I learned that I’m simply divine, you feel me?
Every time I speak on, everybody be calm
Every time I spit bombs, everybody be gone
Every second, every minute, every day I live it
In every written lyric, you can hear it when I spit it
For More SB Retro Tracks, check out these links:

* SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes
* SB Retro: FeelinDaHigh
* SB Retro: Vagrant Story – PlaceWhereYouDie

More Music by SilencioBarnes
More Lyrics by Silencio Barnes
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Dear Ignorance https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/dear-ignorance/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/dear-ignorance/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:38:27 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3495 Dear Ignorance, Without going into detail Without sounding feeble We shall say the fact remains that We are different people You ignore my words as if my Slang makes me less equal So what makes you believe that I Would give you a sequel Goodbye, adieu, we live and die Good day, I say, goodbye Without sounding too contentious You are too relentless In your actions, deeds and thoughts Your rationale is senseless You raise flags of moral right But only you bear witness I will not bow, nor salute nor Make your faults my mistress Goodbye, adieu, we live […]

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1/2Remembered Works and Social Statuses https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/half-remembered-works-and-social-statuses/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/half-remembered-works-and-social-statuses/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:54:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3492 Blogging My Interests I consume a ton of media. I mean…like a hell of a lot. Movies, books, television shows, podcasts, anime and various other things. The problem is, I always want to write about them, but never have the time. Many times, I will even start an article but never finish it. So it just sits there, but when I’m ready to work on it, I find that I no longer remember a lot about it other than my general impression. As an example, this site has many articles that have sat around, some for years, and they are […]

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SB Retro: New Old Music by SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-new-old-music-by-silenciobarnes/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/sb-retro-new-old-music-by-silenciobarnes/#comments Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:51:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3457 I’ve been putting up some of my older songs on some of the music sites. These tracks I title with “SB Retro” — these are really old songs that I re-recorded (mainly out of boredom) to share with the rest of y’all. People that have been around for a while may have heard some of these, especially if you’ve been with me since Myspace 🙂 Where possible, I tried to find the original beats that I used, but for some, I simply can’t find the correct instrumentals. I’ve only done a handful so far, but as I continue to clean […]

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All Purpose Blogging – Should it Be Done? https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/all-purpose-blogging-should-it-be-done/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/all-purpose-blogging-should-it-be-done/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 10:26:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3415 In all honesty, I find it hard to reconcile my different thoughts. For instance, I thought of blogging about why I find it necessary to constantly defend Obama even though I don’t care too much for him or any high-ranking politician for that matter. At the same time, I conceived of a post about different types of pussy and why I would prefer one type to another. Simultaneously, I find myself wanting to talk about a particular anime series. Maybe that gives you a little insight into my mind as well as why I hesitate to blog at all. I […]

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Adventure Time Season Two https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/adventure-time-season-two/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/adventure-time-season-two/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 03:50:38 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5774 After watching the first season of this whimsical animated cartoon, I immediately went on to watch the second season. I was curious if the creators would up the ante in the show and expand on the story lines in a more epic way. Amazingly…they do. Adventure Time Season Two, and Beyond – Even More Action and Adventure While the show still manages to give you little 10 or so minute adventures, the first season ended with an actual storyline that lasted two episodes…and it was awesome! One thing I noted in my first review is the sheer amount of cohesion. […]

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X-Men Anime Review – The Marvel Anime Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/x-men-anime-review/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/x-men-anime-review/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:00:17 +0000 https://silenciobarnes.net/?p=15951 The X-Men anime is an entertaining series that stays true to the franchise while giving it an anime look and feel.

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Breakneck Speed, the Song at the End of Repeaters https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/music-review/breakneck-speed-the-song-at-the-end-of-repeaters/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/music-review/breakneck-speed-the-song-at-the-end-of-repeaters/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:16:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3397 Ever since I wrote my post about the movie Repeaters some time ago, there has been a LOT of traffic to my site from people looking for the song at the end of the movie. Apparently, it was also featured on the show Shameless, which has led a lot of people to look for it as well. The song at the end of Repeaters is called Breakneck Speed by the group Tokyo Police Club. TPC is a Canadian indie rock band and it looks like, little by little, the group has been making some noise. Vowel change I remember when […]

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Wolverine Anime Review – The Marvel Anime Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/wolverine-anime-review/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/wolverine-anime-review/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:00:55 +0000 https://silenciobarnes.net/?p=15927 The #Wolverine #anime is the second of the Marvel Anime animated series. While it's not the greatest thing, it does offer something for Wolvie enthusiasts.

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Adventure Time Season One https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/adventure-time-season-one/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/adventure-time-season-one/#respond Sun, 22 Jul 2012 02:26:02 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5773 Adventure Time with Finn and Jake is an animated series that airs on Cartoon Network. It’s a fun fantasy series with excellent and well known voice actors. But it might not be for everybody. A Look at Adventure Time – Season One I don’t know what to say about Adventure Time. It’s such a kitschy piece of animation. I avoided watching it for a long time because previews of it just did not look appealing to me. However, its longevity and Cartoon Network constantly promoting it lead me to finally look into it. I was a little surprised that it […]

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Iron Man Anime Review – The Marvel Anime Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/iron-man-anime-review/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/animation-review/iron-man-anime-review/#comments Sat, 07 Jul 2012 17:00:23 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=15710 The Iron Man #anime is fun, entertaining, and satisfying, but some may find it a little too anime-ish for their tastes.

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Everything Influences Everything https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/everything-influences-everything/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/everything-influences-everything/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2012 03:23:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2434 Everything influences everything. The whole of humanity is just an echo of the past. If not that, then not this. We are all alive because others lived first. We hate because others hated. We love because others loved and gave it a name. We speak because others spoke. We are, because others were. Your genes look good on you despite the fact that thousands and thousands of people wore them before you. There is nothing new under the sun. We build on what came before. We assume we came up with something new, never knowing the seed of that idea […]

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Update 05/16/2012 Music and Poetry: the Current Status of SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/update-05162012-music-and-poetry-the-current-status-of-silenciobarnes/ https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/update-05162012-music-and-poetry-the-current-status-of-silenciobarnes/#respond Wed, 16 May 2012 11:17:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3267 Taken from http://www.reverbnation.com/c/fr5/artist_117467?eid=A117467_12645349_ SilencioBarnes Hip Hop / Spoken Word / Experimental Play Songs » Share Songs » Visit Profile » Before we get into it, I just wanna say: Hey people! How the hell have ya been?? What’s good with ya? How’s life? Feel free to holla at me:)We are going to break this down into three sections. First music, then poetry. Some of you signed up for one or the other, but not both – the third section is miscellaneous stuff. Lots of text, so if you hate seeing big blocks of words…feel free to just click the links. […]

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Witchblade Anime Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/witchblade-anime-series/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/witchblade-anime-series/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:08:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3360 A review of Witchblade, the Anime series. A surprisingly moving emotional drama disguised as an over-the-top action series. Note: This is a review of the Witchblade anime series. For my review of the Witchblade television series, go here The Witchblade anime is a 24-episode series based on the Witchblade comic book by Top Cow. Now before getting into it, there are a few things I want to address for fans of the comic and live action television series. First off, this anime is not really an adaptation of the comic or TV show; it is a new story that only […]

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#TMMPoetry by Silencio Barnes https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/tmmpoetry-by-silencio-barnes/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/tmmpoetry-by-silencio-barnes/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:29:32 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3176 Some may have been wondering why I’ve been putting out a bunch of short poems with the hashtag #TMMPoetry – well, nobody asked me, but I figured I’d let ya know anyway 🙂 It comes from an NPR promotion from their Tell Me More program. Here at TELL ME MORE, we will once again commemorate National Poetry Month with “Muses and Metaphor,” a series combining two of our passions, poetry and social media, and we need your help. Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters and the hash tag #tmmpoetry. And just as […]

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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:38:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3167 The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it. It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent […]

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I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done


When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it.
It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent until you are several thousands of words in. I can attest to that and say it is absolutely true. Approaching the 30,000-word mark, I started to finally see the beginning of the shape of my story. That disturbed me…greatly.

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I #amwriting still. About 22,000 words in. Still trying to figure out just what the hell is going on



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I #amwriting and I’m at 25,000 words in. This is a milestone for me 🙂 a quarter of my goal.


30,000 words is a lot of words. I did not want to think that all of this writing was for nothing. Keep in mind that I said that I am only just STARTING to see the SHAPE of my story.
That means I have 30,000 words that are pretty much worthless. And it also means that I hit a stumbling block. Everything in me wants me to just start the whole thing over from the beginning with all of the changes I need to make. I need to make my main character more of a dick. I need to start further back in the timeline than I initially started with. I need to set up the situation in a completely different way than I originally intended. I need to start from scratch.
But all of the masters have told me that I need to keep going forward. I need to finish this rough draft.
Two things here: First is that statement about going back in the timeline and the other is the idea of a rough draft.
Timeline. A constant failure of mines is thinking too far back. Stories are supposed to begin when something changes. Unfortunately, I tend to think of everything in epic scale. For instance: I had an idea for an epic fantasy series. I started writing it as I do most things. No forethought, just sit down, start typing, and see what comes out. Well, once I started typing, I started thinking of all the things that happened to lead up to that current moment. I had a female protagonist, but then I thought about her parents. What was it about them that made her who and what she was? Well, thinking of her parents led me to conjuring up an entire epic fantasy series dealing with her father and his cousin. Yes…a whole trilogy.
Plotting out that series in my mind, I THEN had an idea for an epic fantasy SERIES that dealt with the progenitor of one of the secondary characters. This would be a series that took place in the far distant past. So I started thinking on that. Overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up altogether, but I never stopped thinking about all three epic storylines. But do you see the utter madness of it? That’s why in my previous post, I said I realized that I was not ready for the epic fantasy.
And this problem of mines has come back to haunt me. Once I started realizing the shape and path of my current story, my mind just started adding to it and adding to it. I wanted this to be a single book with a beginning, middle and end. But the more I think about it and the more I create, the more there is to add.]]>
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Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:29:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3245 Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software For working writers and amateurs alike, there are a lot of commercial products out there to help you along the way with your writing career. The problem is that many of them are very expensive or have some kind of unnecessarily steep learning curve…or both. Here is some free software you can use to write and help you along with your writing. I’m gearing this article towards fiction writers, but this software is extremely useful to writers of all types. 1.    yWriter It wasn’t until I got serious about my own writing that I […]

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Don't Smoke Crack! https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:31:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2764 When the air is smoky and the liver dies from drowning   I sit and I think about life Pausing the world, to weep   Crack epidemic – Wikipedia The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies. — Here is an unedited and explicit view into the mind of […]

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Pausing the world, to weep
 

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Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 08:31:48 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2760 In the spirit of finishing all the old stuff and not starting new stuff, I have been working on a fiction story I started and then abandoned previously. It’s a piece of contemporary urban fantasy that I started for NaNoWriMo last year and then put to the side after only a few thousand words. I spent years thinking about and coming up with ideas for an epic fantasy, but realized that I just wasn’t ready skillwise to write it, so I decided to get back to this story tentatively titled Rattle and Thump🙂 I figured it would be short, and […]

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Birds of Prey, the Television Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/birds-of-prey-the-television-series/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/birds-of-prey-the-television-series/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:38:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2616 Birds of Prey is short lived television series based on the DC Comics publication of the same name. Birds of Prey The Television Series I had no idea that Birds of Prey even existed. I came across it during a wiki walk while looking for something unrelated regarding the Batman mythos. After a little research, I found many people agreed it was an okay show with a little room for growth. Unfortunately, since it never got past the first season, it was never allowed that potential growth. What is Birds of Prey? Birds of Prey is an action television series […]

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On Words and Actions https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:19:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2607 This is just a quick recording I did on my phone. I wanted to create a test post but couldn’t think of  anything. So tonight, while at work on a cigarette break I recorded this little thing about words and actions. It’s completely off the cuff and may even seem a bit incoherent. I was just rambling. I like the subject though and may revisit this theme in the future with something a bit more cohesive 🙂 Since I recorded it on a phone and I’m at work, I couldn’t really clean it up. I downloaded a free copy of […]

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What I’m talking about in the audio is the difference between words and actions. About how we tend to see the words as actions and not the real actions themselves. In fact, there’s a lot I’d like to say on the subject. Maybe I’ll get back to this sooner than later.
 

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Being Human, Season One https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/being-human-season-one/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/being-human-season-one/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2012 03:59:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3220 Being Human is a supernatural television drama. It is an adaptation of the British show of the same name. Being Human, Season One – Drama…of The Supernatural Variety So, a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost walk into a Boston bar…nope, not a joke. Welcome to Being Human, a remake of the BBC’s supernatural drama of the same name. I never watched the British version of this show, nor was the US version on my radar. I just came across it while the Syfy channel was airing every episode of the first season back to back.   The Basic Premise […]

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Witchblade, the Television Series https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/witchblade-the-television-series/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/witchblade-the-television-series/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:22:09 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2802 Witchblade, The Television Series – Two Seasons of Action and Adventure Witchblade was a short-lived, but well-made, action drama television series based on the comic book series of the same name. I was a little surprised to find out a television adaptation of the Witchblade comic book series existed. Although I read some of the comics back in the day, I couldn’t remember the full story. Which is good, because it helped me get into the show without any preconceived notions. Witchblade is the story of Sara Pezzini, played by the ever-enigmatic Yancy Butler, an NYC homicide detective. Sara encounters […]

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The John Cleaver Series by Dan Wells https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/the-john-cleaver-series-by-dan-wells/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/the-john-cleaver-series-by-dan-wells/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:39:20 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2416 The John Cleaver series is a trilogy of books by author Dan Wells. They are supernatural horror/thriller novels labeled as Young Adult fiction. Even though they feature the exploits of a fifteen-year-old kid, don’t let the YA designation fool you. These books are full of terrible things happening to people of all ages…for your entertainment. I heard of these books while listening to the Writing Excuses podcast, of which Dan Wells is one of the cast. He often speaks about the writing process by referring to his first novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer. In fact, it’s probably the […]

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I Don’t Want to Kill You https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/i-dont-want-to-kill-you/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/i-dont-want-to-kill-you/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:27:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6343  I Don’t Want to Kill You – Book Three of The John Cleaver Series This is a continuation of my look at Dan Wells’ John Cleaver trilogy. It started with I Am Not a Serial Killer, continues in the second novel Mr. Monster and finishes here, in I Don’t Want to Kill You. “John Wayne Cleaver has called a demon—literally called it on the phone—and challenged it to a fight.” I Don’t Want to Kill You is the third and final book of Dan Wells’ John Cleaver trilogy. It is a supernatural horror novel with a YA label. It looks like […]

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Mr. Monster https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/mr-monster/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/mr-monster/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:24:23 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6340 Mr. Monster, Book Two of The John Cleaver Series by Dan Wells Mr. Monster is a supernatural horror story by Dan Wells. It is the second book in the John Cleaver series. The series starts with I Am Not a Serial Killer, and continues in this second novel, Mr. Monster. Mr. Monster (John Cleaver) No Description Continuing the Story I was a little concerned about where the story was going to go after the conclusion of I Am Not a Serial Killer. The original book existed comfortably as a standalone novel. Any continuation of the story would have to jump deeper into […]

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I Am Not a Serial Killer https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/i-am-not-a-serial-killer/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/i-am-not-a-serial-killer/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:17:01 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=6338 A Look at I Am Not a Serial Killer, a Young Adult, Supernatural Horror Novel by Dan Wells I Am Not a Serial Killer is a YA supernatural horror novel. It is the debut novel of Dan Wells. You may or may not know who Dan Wells is. I only know of him because I listen to the Writing Excuses podcast, of which he is a part. Well, I just finished reading his debut novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer. You should be able to tell, just from the title, this is not the normal thriller fare. In fact, […]

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My Plan for the New Year 2012 -Cleaning out My Closet. Not a Resolution, But a Promise All the Same https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/my-plan-for-the-new-year-2012-cleaning-out-my-closet-not-a-resolution-but-a-promise-all-the-same/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/my-plan-for-the-new-year-2012-cleaning-out-my-closet-not-a-resolution-but-a-promise-all-the-same/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 11:14:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2407 Well…it’s a new year…again. And as usual, I must begin with apologizing for not posting anything for a while. Just had my first kid on December 16th and all the time leading up to it and all the time since, I’ve been trying to make money and do right, for the most part. Well, you don’t wanna hear about the personal stuff. Here’s what’s gonna be happening around here for the O-12 I am cleaning out my closet. Yea, the whole thing if possible. I have YEARS of unfinished projects hanging around. I’m talkin, lots…and lots of stuff. Poems, half-finished […]

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3 Random Poems in Iambic Heptameter https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/3-random-poems-in-iambic-heptameter/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/3-random-poems-in-iambic-heptameter/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:27:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2367 Here are 3 poems, written quickly and posted to either to my facebook page, or twitter stream. It seems that since I wrote my post on iambic heptameter, I’ve been stuck writing most my poetry in a sorta semi-rhyming, faux-blank verse version of it (I don’t know the term for it:)) I also learned that I naturally tend towards heavy usage of enjambment…who knew. Well, here they are, enjoy 🙂 Come Together Last Gasp Bitter   We all sleep, piss, shit, live, die – We all need food and water We grind, in order to survive We are all human […]

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NaNoWriMo – Info, Calendars, Word Count Trackers https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/#comments Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:00:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2353 NaNoWriMo 2011 (But applies to any year:) Yes, I know I’m late with this. This post is just a quick note for people looking for info. I’m not going to get into all of the details of what NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about, I’ll assume you know or at least have access to Wiki…which states: National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based creative writing project which challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and November 30. And yes, there are a few rules as well: Participants’ […]

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Poetry Writing 101: The Fourteener and Iambic Heptameter https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/poetry-writing-101-the-fourteener-and-iambic-heptameter/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:55:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2323 Note: Below you will find an exercise and an explanation on iambic heptameter. You will see three different versions of the same poem, with changes highlighted – enjoy:) This warning was suggested by a fellow poet on facebook I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!) Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant […]

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I want to preface this with the fact that I may have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about 🙂 Always do your own research (that’s why I supply hyperlinks!)
Here’s an exercise in creating some traditional(ish) forms of poetry 🙂 It started with me writing a quick poem in response to another poem I read. Now, this poem was not meant to be blogged or advertised or anything. I posted on my Facebook page but I didn’t plan on adding it here. It was just a quickie 😉
I wrote it in rhyming quatrains without really thinking about it. This is not unusual as I tend to automatically fall to quatrains a lot when I’m just writing. I suspect it comes from me writing a lot of lyrics, specifically rap lyrics which I tend to think of in terms of quatrains (16 bars, with 1 bar being a line, is 4 quatrains for me).
What I’m trying to say is, this was something of a “throw-away” poem for me. However, I found myself wanting to share something of the poetry writing process with my audience (such as it is). Especially those of you that asked me how I write or what my process is. Well, this is not specifically MY process, but it is A process that you can use to come up with more traditional (English) forms of poetry.
So here’s the poem (I even recorded it, which you can hear in this post) – I recorded it as is so what you’ll hear is the original, unedited version. I may re-record the final version
The king in all his wisdom saw that something was amiss
The priest, forever pious, saw that something did not fit
And both saw a solution that they knew did not exist
Genocide of mind created so that they could get their wish
 
Well the king he knew the way he simply told them what to do
And they did it; he was pleased but felt that something was not true
Do they do it off his word or is it just what people do?
Are they slaves by birth or slaves because he wants it to be true?
 
To test the thought he gave some extra freedoms to one man
And saw the others did not like it, they couldn’t comprehend
How one man (‘cept the king of course) could be allowed to stand
Above the others, who was he that they should have to bend
 
They ridiculed him, cast him down and made of him a fool
The king was highly pleased at this and saw it as a tool
As long as scapegoats kept them riled they cared not that he ruled
Therefore, his rule was absolute; fair, unfair or cruel
 
The priest, he witnessed all of this and had a great idea
He saw that people were like sheep; in his mind it became clear
He would supplant the king and plant within them all a new idea
Once he had their minds and souls, their vision he would then make clear
 
For if they see what he believes (or at least what he claims to see)
They will see a promise greater than themselves, they will be free
“For you see, the king has made you slaves and I shall make you free.
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Where Does the Name ‘SilencioBarnes’ Come From? https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/where-does-the-name-silenciobarnes-come-from/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/blogging/where-does-the-name-silenciobarnes-come-from/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:50:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2311 Where the name SilencioBarnes comes from, and what it means.

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Writing About the Ocean https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-about-the-ocean/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-about-the-ocean/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:22:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2302 Recently, I've been trying to write poetry about the ocean for possible submission to Ocean Magazine. It's turning out to be something of a journey for me. Read my thoughts on the matter after the jump :) (meaning click the damn link to read more!)

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Cantaloupe Recall and Listeriosis Outbreak 09/2011 https://silenciobarnes.net/news/cantaloupe-recall-and-listeriosis-outbreak-092011/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/cantaloupe-recall-and-listeriosis-outbreak-092011/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:37:58 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2293 So, apparently there’s been a recall on cantaloupes of all things. Specifically cantaloupes from Colorado carrying the Listeria bacteria which causes Listeriosis. Check the FDA Press Release Here: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm271899.htm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44709138#44709138 (Video) From the CDC site: What is listeriosis? Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by following a few simple recommendations. What […]

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Empty Hallways https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/emptyhallways/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:30:10 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2287 About “Empty Hallways” I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details. I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent. As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take […]

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About “Empty Hallways”
I ran into all types of issues while trying to put this track together…but I won’t bore you with the details.
I thought this track up while…walking down an empty hallway at work. It was as if the environment lent itself to self-evaluation. So, I asked questions…but the hallway remained silent.
As usual, it probably sounded better in my head than it does recorded. I used another one of those Big B beats, it’s called Twisted, and I thought it worked well for the what I was trying to do (in my head) – maybe he’ll take the acappella and throw it onto another beat. Let me know what you think people.
Lyrics to “Empty Hallways”
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
Where did all my time go, where are all my folks
Caught up in day to day or struggling I suppose
Where are all my old friends, they vanished in the smoke
Caught up in the hustle or chasing after hoes
Maybe I’m just bitter cuz I feel I’m getting old
And the things I’m used to doing don’t do much for me no more
So maybe I’ve been searching for that thing that makes my core glow
Maybe I’m just fooling myself, maybe I’m just bored though
Don’t ask about the future cuz no one ever knows
They say they going somewhere but no one ever goes
They claim they know the secret but no one ever shows
Man, that secret they can keep it, I’m on another road
I’m driving in the fast lane but they moving too slow
Everything is my way, it’s fucking up my flow
Poisoning my baby food, they don’t want me to grow
Please don’t think I’m greedy when I say I’m bout the dough
In an empty hallway, I let my mental float
Hoping that it reaches a so much better coast
I ask my fading hopes for the things I want the most
But it’s just an empty hallway, quiet as a ghost
I got demons on the inside telling me attack
Demons on the outside riding on my back
Angels keep on falling tryna keep my ass on track
But my angels lack the gumption so they let me fade to black
They are not the reason this is not their fault
Sometimes I keep my feelings locked inside my vault
When I pull them out people seem to be appalled
So I gotta put them back in and switch to my default
The last time it was all good I really can’t recall
They say to keep your pride but that comes before the fall
They say if I need help all I gotta do is call
But when I make the call they say they can’t help at all so
They ask me if I love them, I keep them so enthralled
They ask me for my love but first I have to make them crawl
Sometimes I get so caught up I forget that it’s all false
It’s just another memory that plagues this empty hall
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Bullet2Heart – Test Track – Mixing and Mastering my Sound 2 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:54:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2273 So, I hooked up my microphone for the first time in this new room just to see how it sounds. I had the urge to wanna start recording again so I made this test track using some old lyrics on an old Big B beat. The result? Well…terrible. But I expected that. The problem is, the room is kinda cavernous, plus, it’s untreated in anyway. The next problem is something I never really stopped to think about too much: the fact that I’m recording over low quality mp3’s – Now any studio engineer will tell you that they dread when […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/bullet2heart-test-track-mixing-and-mastering-my-sound-2/feed/ 5 So, I hooked up my microphone for the first time in this new room just to see how it sounds. I had the urge to wanna start recording again so I made this test track using some old lyrics on an old Big B beat. The result? Well…terrible. Big B beat.
The result? Well…terrible. But I expected that. The problem is, the room is kinda cavernous, plus, it’s untreated in anyway. The next problem is something I never really stopped to think about too much: the fact that I’m recording over low quality mp3’s – Now any studio engineer will tell you that they dread when an artist comes in and hands them the track they are going to be recording over as an mp3, already mastered, already deadened by the conversion process etc. – They have a few tricks that help, but I’m not so musically inclined. I just don’t have the ears.

So after this next batch of songs, I’ll only be recording over beats I can find tracked out, uncompressed or at least in .wav format. Barring that, the mp3 has to be 320kbs, no less. Something I have to tell Big B since he tends to send me mp3s in the 128-192kbps range. It especially hurts because I tend to record at like 88k/32bit :)) Upconverting an mp3 to that just so I can rhyme over it is kinda overkill.

Another problem is mixing…I have no monitors! So all of my, ahem, mixing (or close proximity thereof) is done in headphones…which is a big no-no. I try to play the tracks on different devices to see how it sounds (usually terrible) but it’s kinda pointless and tedious without the monitors.
Anywho, here is the track. Keep in mind it’s a test track…using lyrics from a thousand years ago :)) You should probably listen to it through headphones, and for the love of Saint Cecilia please don’t attempt to turn it up loud! You’ll regret it :))
Filename    Bullet2Heart.mp3
Title        Bullet2Heart
Artist        SilencioBarnes
Album        PracticeWordz
Year        2011
Genre        Rap    
Bitrate        320
Freq        44100
Duration    0:02:41
Size        6.3 Mb
 
See Mixing and Mastering My Sound part 1 for more complaing 🙂
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Repeaters https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/repeaters/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/repeaters/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:12:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2262 Note: If you are looking for the song played at the end of Repeaters, check this post – Breakneck Speed, the song at the end of Repeaters Repeaters aka Groundhog Day Redux A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one. Director: Carl Bessai Writers: Arne Olsen (creator, screenplay) Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew and Richard de Klerk The other day, I sat down and watched this movie, Repeaters. I hadn’t previously heard of it, but saw that it was […]

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Psychomanteum https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/psychomanteum/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/psychomanteum/#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2011 05:36:56 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2256 Psychomanteum   The old man muttered Seen it all before – Vicious vicissitudes – envision youth Searching for something worthy to weep for The old man muttered The children laughed – The crimson splash gone in a flash A throwback to now ancient past The old man muttered Knowing memory is a lie A puzzle, pieces ill-kept Ill-fitting, yet still a useful scry The old man muttered For he knew what we would know For he shared that sacred knowledge With all things that need to grow The old man muttered Nonsense from a distance Go closer then, and closer […]

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Just a Reminder That I Still Exist https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/just-a-reminder-that-i-still-exist/ https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/just-a-reminder-that-i-still-exist/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:46:06 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3260 This is a copy of a mass subscriber email I sent out some time ago. SB Newsletter 01: Just a Reminder That I Still Exist SilencioBarnes Hip Hop / Spoken Word / Experimental Play Songs » Share Songs » Visit Profile » I never send any of these bulk emails, mainly because I don’t have anything to sell. But somebody reminded me that even without trying to make some money, I should still keep in contact with the folks that choose to be fans of what I do. I love all of y’all. Thanks for checking me out and liking […]

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Child of Kings https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/child-of-kings/#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:40:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2197 Child of Kings by SilencioBarnes Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/ About “Child of Kings” Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too. Lyrics […]

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Just a quickie 🙂 Lyrics, alternative downloads, the acappella and more info on the track itself can be found here: http://silenciobarnes.com/music/child-of-kings/


About “Child of Kings”
Child of Kings is actually the last track I finished for my Track Every Other Day Challenge – It’s a short and quick rap song like the others in that series. It uses a Three-Six Mafia beat I found in one of these instrumental collections. It’s one song that I was actually really proud of…why? I dunno, but I sure as hell like playing it. Maybe you will too.
Lyrics for “Child of Kings”
I am not the child of kings
I’m more like the son of Kong
I detest those that arrest
I respect a person’s calm
I don’t preach for anarchy
I’m more the type to say salaam
Reject my peace then feel the heat
Leave nothing left to be embalmed
This is not the greatest storm
This is not the biggest bomb
I am like a Saiyan nigga
This is not my final form
I transform, be forewarned
Power up then get it on
Violence comes before reform
That is where my word is born
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
They frontin’ and they owe you dough
Hit em with the okie-doke
They nothing, everybody knows
They bullies lookin’ for a show
Hit em with the Obi Wan
Show them hoes you got the glow
Times is different, different flow
But same old bull from long ago
These youngins think they moving fast
But they brains be moving slow
They quick to shoot, quick to stab
But slow to see where they can go
They fill they cups with bitter woe
Fill they nose with candy blow
They get hyped up until the point
They can’t distinguish friend from foe
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
I can’t break it, word is bond
I can make it, come along
We can take it, make it ours
Turn it to another song
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Been Spittin https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:03:57 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2192 So, I was getting ready to try recording some new rap music for the first time in like…half a year. Just wanted to do a quick track to see how it sounds in this new room…but then it dawned on me that I never posted the last coupla tracks I did several months ago. So I figured I’d post those first before testing my equipment. This first one is called “Been Spittin” and the next one, which I will put into a separate post, is called “Child of Kings” – Both of these tracks have been in my reverbnation playlist, […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/been-spittin/feed/ 0 So, I was getting ready to try recording some new rap music for the first time in like…half a year. Just wanted to do a quick track to see how it sounds in this new room…but then it dawned on me that I never posted the last coupla tracks I did several ... So I figured I’d post those first before testing my equipment. This first one is called “Been Spittin” and the next one, which I will put into a separate post, is called “Child of Kings” – Both of these tracks have been in my reverbnation playlist, but as they are content, they belong here as well. I believe I used them both for my short lived Track Challenge, may it rest in peace. So this represent both the Track Challenge tracks and the Practice Words Mixtape.

Been Spittin – Produced by Big B on SoundCloud
This is another track that belongs in the Big B Presents category. I believe he wanted to do something with the Saw theme and didn’t realize at the time that everybody and they mama had already sampled the hell out of it. He went on to make the beat anyway, and I, of course, rhymed over it.
I’ll come back and add lyrics or more info if I should find the time and the gumption, or if anybody should request em.
 
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No Internet https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/no-internet/ https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/no-internet/#respond Fri, 11 Mar 2011 03:44:30 +0000 http://m.silenciobarnes.com/silenciobarnes-com/no-internet/ Sorry folks. I had a lot of cool things in store for ya…but life intervened. Just moved into a new place and as of yet, I have no internet 🙁 alas. But that’s coming soon, and when it does…man, when it does, I’m gonna start hittin y’all with the new ish . Be prepared. This has been a public service announcement, typed on my phone and sent through the awesome android WordPress app 🙂

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Deliverance from Dark https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/deliverance-from-dark/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/deliverance-from-dark/#respond Mon, 07 Feb 2011 01:05:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2153 Trapped within the twilight searching for the sun Dead soldier’s playground I’m searching for a gun Red red riding hood she came to have some fun I see her dancing with the night she tells me I should come – along And dance and dance and dance to her song I glance askance cuz something seems wrong There is no music – there is no day There’s just the darkness, the silence of the grave Walking with my hands out searching for the wall Looking for the thing that will save me  from the fall Dead dead tired wanna die […]

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Where to File State and Federal Taxes for Free https://silenciobarnes.net/news/where-to-file-state-and-federal-taxes-for-free/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/where-to-file-state-and-federal-taxes-for-free/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:26:44 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2142 Filing Federal Taxes Every year, somebody asks me about how I do my taxes. The short answer is, online. I have been doing my taxes online since my 2nd W-2. My first time was at an H&R block walk-in, and since I made so little money, the guy did it for me for free 🙂 But once I found out they could be done online, and usually free, that’s what I started doing. I’ve only ever filed my federal taxes with two different online tax preparers: TurboTax and H&R Block. They both offer the same kind of services and I’ve […]

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General Updates 11/05/2010 https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/general-updates-11052010/ https://silenciobarnes.net/uncategorized/general-updates-11052010/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:20:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2064 This post is for those of you that wonder what has been going on with me 🙂 If you are wondering why there hasn’t been any new blog posts for a while, or why I suddenly stopped in the middle of my Track Every-Other-Day challenge, or why I haven’t mentioned NaNoWriMo…well, here are some answers. I went through a series of downward spirals. My car broke down beyond repair and had to go in for some fixin. However, my computer’s hard drive crashed that very same day, leaving me in what one might call…a funk. After days of troubleshooting my […]

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Car Windows – Track Challenge 04 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/car-windows-track-challenge-04/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:57:10 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2047 This is the fourth track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” -It was due last night and I actually finished it in time somewhat, just didn’t get a chance to post it here till today – It’s a little bit of rap music called “Car Windows.” And I admit that it came out a bit sloppy and slurred, I was rushing…and drinking, but as I keep telling you, don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words. Next track is due by midnight this saturday More Music by SilencioBarnes More Track Challenge Tracks

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It’s a little bit of rap music called “Car Windows.” And I admit that it came out a bit sloppy and slurred, I was rushing…and drinking, but as I keep telling you, don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.
Next track is due by midnight this saturday

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So Me https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/so-me/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:31:24 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2037 So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B) Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:)) I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything. I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as […]

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So Me by SilencioBarnes (Produced by Big B)


Ask my little cousins and my grandmama…I was saying “I’m Me” waaaaaay before you heard it from Lil Weezy:))
I recorded this a while ago, but I didn’t want to post it because there were so many artifacts in the recording…a LOT of em (pops, clicks, stutters, static, etc) – I wanted to re-record it but never got around to it. Big B already did the remix using the bad audio and everything.
I’d forgotten about it and then saw it on my PC, and figured fuck it, might as well post it as is. I like the beat that Big B used on the re-edit, so I’m gonna make that the main one in the top player above. I’ll post the other as well in the music player. The only difference between the two is the beat, the bad audio is in both. But it’s still some rap music you might enjoy.


Lyrics for So Me
I’m so me!
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I played so many circles, but never could fit in
My taste is wide and varies, I never learned to swim
I read Robert Jordan as well as Iceberg Slim
I see things so different, I still remember when
I was a game fanatic and comic book collector
Nicotine addict, smoke bogies down to filters
I played Wu bangers, Gravediggaz, RZArector
Queens artists, Nas, CNN, Cormega
I was reading early, around the age of 3
I used to love to climb but nowadays I blaze the trees
I got a nervous twitch and nerdy tendencies
I acted out in class, I played D&D
These things all came together, to form just who I be
It’s hard to really say all the things to make you see
The crazy formula, the line that connects a to z
But when you put it all together man, I’m so me
It’s in the way I walk, it’s in the way I talk
Y’all fishing for my vision, but y’all can’t catch my thoughts
It’s in the way I be, It’s in the way I see
I’m so d-e-f and my swag so G
I could trip or stumble, but I could never fall
I’ve been through the struggle, and lived to tell it all
I give game for digits, then never make the call
I got brain from bitches in public bathroom stalls
I’m not intimidated, you could be small or tall
I know so many faces, but names I can’t recall
I’ve lived in narrow spaces, with roaches on my walls
I can’t stop being me, I’d go through me-withdrawal
I’ve gone half on liquor, with some real life killers
I’ve smoked trees in jungles, with young and old gorillas
I’ve seen fiends get tortured, for coming short on scrilla
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Fade to Gray – Track Challenge 03 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/#comments Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:41:43 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2033 This is the third track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time. It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I was going with it. I may come back and make a full song of it someday – Unfortunately, quite a few artifacts (popping, clicking, distortions etc) made it into my mix. I wasn’t going to release it at all…but like I say every post, don’t take these tracks too seriously. […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/fade-to-gray-track-challenge-03/feed/ 1 This is the third track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time. It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I wa... A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – This one was actually somewhat on time – I posted it on FaceBook but didn’t make the blog post at the time.
It’s a little piece of rap music called “Fade to Black” – I liked where I was going with it. I may come back and make a full song of it someday – Unfortunately, quite a few artifacts (popping, clicking, distortions etc) made it into my mix. I wasn’t going to release it at all…but like I say every post, don’t take these tracks too seriously. I’m just experimenting 🙂  These are just practice words.
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Nufadem – Track Challenge 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/nufadem-track-challenge-02/#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 01:18:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2024 This is the second track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yup, once again, it was due yesterday :)) Please don’t laugh at my faux-Caribbean chant :)) Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words.

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Silk – Track Challenge 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/silk-track-challenge-01/#comments Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:40:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2013 Silk by SB This is the first track of my “A Track Every Other Day Challenge” – yea, it was due yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to post it up. Figured I’d use these tracks to experiment. This is me attempting a quicker flow…I stumble a bit. Oddly, now that I got it recorded and I know it, I think I can do it much better. If you’re following along, the next track is due tomorrow! Don’t take these tracks too seriously. These are just practice words. More Music by SilencioBarnes More Track Challenge Tracks

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A Track Every Other Day Challenge https://silenciobarnes.net/music/a-track-every-other-day-challenge/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/a-track-every-other-day-challenge/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:57:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2005 As if I didn’t have enough to do, I wanted to also give myself an extra challenge.  Nothing crazy, just a track a day. I wanted to make one new track a day, everyday for a month. However, after looking at my time constraints, I turned it into 1 new track every other day. It starts today and a track is due tomorrow. I invited people to join me on this, cuz stuff like this sucks when you do it alone. And the invitation is still open. From my Twitter: @SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes I need a productive challenge, but I don’t […]

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Matters Large and Small https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:32:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1990 Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉 It’s at 48,000khz – forgot to downsample it to 44,100khz – hopefully it’ll still work for ya if you download it.

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Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉
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These Skillz https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-skillz/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:28:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1985 These Skillz – Yea, it was just for fun 🙂 Beat by Big B of course – He’ll probably remix it after I send him the vocals 😉 I’ll add the acappella and more info later. The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny There’s […]

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I’ll add the acappella and more info later.

The problem with questions is sometimes they lieThe problem with torture is, sometimes they dieBe careful with the blowtorch, sometimes they crySometimes the flesh bubbles, sometimes it fries
At first they get real wet but blood always driesIgnore them when they scream out questions like whyJust go about your business, and keep away fliesAnd even if they beg for life you should deny
There’s a thick vein pulsing on the inside of thighsThe femoral artery, it’s real big in sizeIf you cut it they will bleed out, give it a tryJust remember as they bleed you should look in their eyes
Oh yea, don’t be surprised if you start to feel highPersonally I get lifted when then they try to defyAnd if you don’t get it right, you can always retryThere’s a billion of em out there, just pick and apply
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
Just think about do you really think somebody will miss—A whining, pervert, racist, greedy, rapist son of a bitchA crazy Satanist, terrorist that touches the kidsYea, I know I’ve been your neighbor for a coupla years
And I don’t want to kill you, I want you to sufferThe pain and the torture, abrasions and razors that claim what you offerInsane it may seem but quick death ain’t for meI want screaming while torches
Are burning away all the nerves out your faceYou can’t feel when they gone how the flames roast your portraitYour flesh drips melting away onto carpetsOf fresh sticks I put out today on a hunch
Cuz I felt this might be the day that I wannaRefresh these skills cuz you gotta keep on emThe knifes a bit rusty, the pliers, the garrote that’s made out of wiresThe hammer, the nails, the will and desire to kill
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!
These skills, knife chainsaw acid and hooksGuns, they’re too messy and they ruin the lookIt’s fun! Fuck drug dealing, pimpin and jooksThe real shit is cutting, carvin, havin something to cook!

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This track could also be found on Last.FM: http://www.last.fm/music/SilencioBarnes/Practice+Words/These+Skillz



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Sometimes I Wonder https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:09:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1977 Sometimes I Wonder – recorded on my phone – mono – but I hear mono doesn’t play well with some mp3 and flash players… Listen to more Audio Blogs by Silencio Barnes Read more Random Thoughts of Silencio Barnes

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Unity https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/unity/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/unity/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:30:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1966 Imagine All The People Seriously. Let us imagine, for just a minute, that we were a species. A race. The human race Let us imagine that with this recognition, we are no longer other things No longer colors, and no longer preferences or sexual orientations No longer this club or that activity. This party or that affiliation Yes. Let us pretend that we are all people. One race. The human race Well, what do you suppose would be possible then? Imagine if we pooled our collective knowledge. Scientists, theorists, creators and artists all across the world Sharing information and ideas […]

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Seeking Something Greater https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/seeking-something-greater/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/seeking-something-greater/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:25:17 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1962 Peeking around corners, looking through old things Knowing that something better, greater, is there and it’s meant to be found Finding not what one is looking for, but what has always been there Hidden and waiting for the right set of senses to sense Going here and going there, looking for new things Thinking the new will bring that old thing back Knowing that something better, greater, is out there Waiting to be found, patiently Thinking those thoughts, examining the inside Hoping that within may be found that…something That clue or key or epiphany that leads to something greater That […]

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Sentiments of the Cerebral https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2010 06:10:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1933 Sentiments of the Cerebral is a chapbook of poetry that consists of many of the poems that are right here on the site. If you want to read it on the site, go here: http://silenciobarnes.net/tag/sentiments-of-the-cerebral/ It’s the first part of a planned 3-book series collectively titled Eternal Figments of Reality. It was available to download absolutely free here on the site, but after almost 2 years and over 2,000 downloads, I decided to remove the links. You can now purchase e-book versions from various retailers, as well as print versions. However, since the individual poems are still on the site, […]

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Burning Leaves https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/burning-leaves/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/poetry/burning-leaves/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:21:51 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1366 The trackless maze, infinite passes Winding between brown and russet Reds like youthful anger It’s during these times – Winter, no longer Summer’s distant past – That sparks become revolutions These dry and falling dreams Transform into bright and burning flames, Woe be unto the hand that seeks to stamp or control For fire burns And these burning leaves drift On the wind And in the end These burning leaves Shall blanket the Earth

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Massive Nationwide Egg Recall 2010 https://silenciobarnes.net/news/massive-nationwide-egg-recall-2010/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/massive-nationwide-egg-recall-2010/#respond Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:43:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1840 *UPDATE August 20, 2010 – It seems that a SECOND farm has also issued a recall making the amount of recalled eggs over half a billion now! Read the full story here (CNN.com) Half a billion eggs have been recalled The Egg Safety Center has a complete list of recalled eggs, their expiration dates, and brands. Check the situation in your state. Here are safety tips. (CNN) — The number of eggs recalled in a nationwide salmonella scare has grown to more than half a billion. If you didn’t already know, there is a huge egg recall going on right […]

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Local News From Lehigh Valley August 17-18 2010 https://silenciobarnes.net/news/local-news-from-lehigh-valley-august-17-18-2010/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/local-news-from-lehigh-valley-august-17-18-2010/#respond Thu, 19 Aug 2010 05:46:39 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1831 Here’s some local news items that I found interesting for one reason or another. All of them are from the Lehigh Valley’s local newspaper The Morning Call and took place approximately around August 17 and 18th 2010. So, in no particular order: Emmaus Man Steals Almost $400,000 From His Company Over the Course of 9 years “A 57-year-old Emmaus man has been charged with stealing nearly $400,000 from his employer to support a cocaine habit, borough police said.” Full Story Normally, I would applaud such a thing…unfortunately, I can’t cosign the fact that all of those thousands supposedly went to […]

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Reaching For the Light Switch in the Dark and Not Being Able to Find It https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/reaching-for-the-light-switch-in-the-dark-and-not-being-able-to-find-it/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/reaching-for-the-light-switch-in-the-dark-and-not-being-able-to-find-it/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:53:32 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1771 Have you ever woke in the night and it’s pitch black You get up, maybe to go to the bathroom or to go to the kitchen And you reach to flick on the hall or bathroom light …but it’s not there You swipe your hand up and down the wall And for a split second, you think that maybe, just maybe it’s disappeared You may panic a little, because after all, it’s dark And you can’t find the light But, eventually you do. Maybe you were aiming too high or too low Or in the darkness, you were just reaching […]

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Why Are Some Towns Getting Rid of Their Police Force? https://silenciobarnes.net/news/why-are-some-towns-getting-rid-of-their-police-force/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/why-are-some-towns-getting-rid-of-their-police-force/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:16:13 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1751 July 17, 2001 This article from AolNews took me a little by surprise. I knew that towns, and even whole states are feeling the financial crunch right now…but I had no idea that you could disband a town’s police force to save some money. It seems that San Luis, Colorado and various other towns are looking to cut costs by cutting out law enforcement. Around the country…towns — large and small — are also eliminating their police departments. The Los Angeles suburb of Maywood, Calif., fired its officers, as did rural Bethel, Maine. Near Pittsburgh, Fallowfield, Pa., also voted to […]

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Prevail https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:23:42 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1746 About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing. The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/prevail/feed/ 0 About the Song “Prevail” A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately,
About the Song “Prevail”
A friend of mines listened to the beat and suggested I attempt an uplifting song. Something to motivate people with a message of hope…and this is what I came up with.
Unfortunately, the version you hear is not a perfect representation of the vision I had for this song. Also, it should be noted that I lost the original recording and had to piece it back together from a broken up temp file. Some stuff is missing.
The beat is called “Save Me.” It was produced by my dude in the UK, Big B. As such, I include it as a part of the Practice Words series of songs.
Read the Lyrics to “Prevail”
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
The other day my brother told he was feeling down
He said the worlds against him and it keeps him with a frown
Instead of giving options all it does is gives him pounds
Of an illicit substance and a coupla cartridge rounds
His daughter wants or needs it and he wants to make her proud
Proud to call him daddy so he does what he knows how
He knows the consequences if he fails or falls or bows
Because he fell before – and so he can’t allow
The world to eat him up and spit him out, the time is now
He knows a better way is out there and he made a vow
That he would find it even if he thinks it can’t be found
And that was so profound, I’m glad when he rebounds
You gotta listen to your brain and heart, not other sounds
You gotta stand and fight through it don’t follow all the clowns
Cuz when the waters above your head and you think you’ll drown
You gotta swim against the rising tide to reach the ground
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
Sometimes it looks real bleak, and you’re feeling bittersweet
And you think that all that you can do is just admit defeat
You try to keep the line together, but the ends won’t meet
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do just to eat
The winter’s are colder, the summers bringin in more heat
Life is a struggle but when it fight you don’t retreat
Fight back and if you fall remember you got feet
And if you don’t, don’t be scared to bite it with your teeth
You gotta put that hard work in no way around it
Find yourself real good friends and stay surrounded
Because its difficult to be alone and still stay grounded
And being miserable will only help you stay confounded
You’ll make it through, no ifs ands or buts about it
Just tell yourself that, even if you gotta shout it
Think of solutions don’t think about the problem got it?
Life’s not automatic sometimes you need a push to start it
Sometimes we fall – we don’t choose it, Fail – and stop moving
We go through Hell – and we lose it
Why? – ain’t we improving, Rise – through the excuses
We will prevail – we can do this
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How Things Are Going in my Hometown – North Amityville, NY 11701 – June 2010 https://silenciobarnes.net/news/how-things-are-going-in-my-hometown-north-amityville-ny-11701-june-2010/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/how-things-are-going-in-my-hometown-north-amityville-ny-11701-june-2010/#comments Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:29:58 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1553 I was curious as to what has been going on recently in and around my hometown of North Amityville, NY – Ya know, it’s been a while since I visited to see family and old friends. So I hit the news sites to see…and ya know what I saw? Nothing new. Also, this is all recent June 2010 news I believe. Well, I did find out some interesting things were happening at the Sunrise Mall On June 16, a Westbury woman was arrested at JC Penney at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny. On June 16, a Levittown […]

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Blood+ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/blood/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/blood/#comments Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:04:54 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1544 Do you like action, blood, gore, young teenage monster slayers in short schoolgirl skirts, complex emotional angst and the kind of melodrama that can make you cringe just by watching it?!?! Well so do I! Blood+ has all of that. What is it All About?!? Crackle – Watch Movies Online, Free TV Shows, & Original Online Series No Description Although I am a fan of the OAV (similar to “direct-to-video”), Blood: the Last Vampire, it took a long time before I actually sat down to watch the anime series that it spawned, Blood+. Blood+ tells the story of Saya, her […]

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Which Path https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:14:04 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1518 About “Which Path” “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life,” and the chorus was very different. I will add some of the original lyrics at the bottom of the post for comparison. This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/which-path/feed/ 0 About “Which Path” “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life, “Which Path” is composed of some very old lyrics. I rewrote a bit of it for uniformity after recording the original and not liking how it meandered. I changed the name as well. Originally it was called “Word Life,” and the chorus was very different. I will add some of the original lyrics at the bottom of the post for comparison.
This song is meant to convey the thought process of an individual as they struggle with what they feel their life is about. Much like the song “3Interpretations“, it’s told from different viewpoints, all of which are from the same environment…if you see what I’m saying.

This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:), in the middle of it with all the windows closed. My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects. You can look for all this stuff on Amazon as well as various other places.
The beat is called “Murda in da 1st” and was produced by Mr. Smiff
Which Path Lyrics
Sometimes I feel like my life is a steel cage trap
And the thought makes my earth feel flat,
I thirst to be gone – but in the end I’ll be right back
You can’t escape need or flee life’s tax – Sometimes it be’s like that
Cuz Hell is only earth – heaven comes when you bleed
– And some will claim to love you if you got what they need
That’s why I live my life as I see fit fuck a good deed
Unless it benefits me my fam and unborn seed
I got love for my niggas and respect for they’re pride
But they wait until it’s too late to put it aside
They wanna embrace the dark when they should see the light
They wanna retrace the chalk line to fit they demise
And from these bitter thoughts they tell me hope for best
Or just wait until my lifetime that’s coming up next
Fuck that I gotta do what I need to see checks
If that include risk or seeing my death?…sometimes it be’s like that
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do crime
Some will get high
You must get by
And that’s just life
We will survive
It’s hard to see that thing called change
When that change only brings more pain
Some will do time
Some just won’t try
Some live all die
And that’s just life
We will survive
Heard a shot and everybody running
Seen my nigga leaking fluids yo the shit was stunning
In his hand was the gat that he should’ve bust back
He stumbling bloody tracks and his body numbing
His death awakened by another man’s hatred
For any case you could end up in that wooden casing
Fuck the reason you got a date with death in the end you leaving
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Another Day https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/another-day/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/another-day/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 09:48:57 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1508 Another Day The games we play, the things we say The way we block the other’s way The strange replay, repeat each day And end each night with silence The gray between us grows and grows But never will it go away My black, your white, our mix of prose Our mentals show the violence Cause we do fight but not with fists We brawl with cold heart missile hits Explode like nuclear atom splits We winterize our climate We aim and strike or say we might Our banners wave in winds of spite Who did who wrong, who don’t […]

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Another Day
The games we play, the things we say
The way we block the other’s way
The strange replay, repeat each day
And end each night with silence
The gray between us grows and grows
But never will it go away
My black, your white, our mix of prose
Our mentals show the violence
Cause we do fight but not with fists
We brawl with cold heart missile hits
Explode like nuclear atom splits
We winterize our climate
We aim and strike or say we might
Our banners wave in winds of spite
Who did who wrong, who don’t do right
Who realized who was lying
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
But all that fades when down we lay
But all that goes when we unfold
And all we know is that we don’t know
And that tomorrow is another day
More Poetry by Silencio Barnes
More Poetry from Eternal Figments of Reality
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Coplay PA, 18037 https://silenciobarnes.net/photos/coplay-pa-18037/ https://silenciobarnes.net/photos/coplay-pa-18037/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 21:52:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1483 I lived in Coplay PA for a few years and had, on occasion, taken a few pictures here and there, mostly centered in or around N. 2nd St – Figured I’d put up some of the pictures and videos. Here are some extremely random videos, in no order and serving no real purpose other than that they exist 🙂 Really…I just need a place to dump these videos for prosperity…I mean…It’s MY blog right? View Larger Map Wikipedia Article on Coplay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coplay,_Pennsylvania The Official Borough of Coplay Website: http://www.boroughofcoplay.org/

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Lost and Gone https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/lost-and-gone/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/lost-and-gone/#comments Tue, 04 May 2010 01:33:33 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1475 Lost and Gone I’m losing, lost the trust in you I’m going, gone, what’s left to do I’m holding on to the lies you tell Our hearts move on their blood-stained trails I’m losing, lost the trust in you I’m going, gone, what’s left to do I’m holding on to the lies you tell Our hearts move on their blood-stained trails Now, what could it mean when it seems we’re stuck between What we once were and what we became once we were clean It really seems to me that we were drugs and we were fiends Cuz I couldn’t […]

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Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Pro-choice, Pro-life, but What About Pro-Freedom? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1432 Update 05/29/2010 – Here is a blog post on mincing the term “pro-life” – it’s written by Joshua Holland and touches on one of the subjects that I write about here. I link to it here because he puts it much better than I can 😛 Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Abortion. A loaded topic if ever there was such a thing. I don’t particularly know about the rest of the world, but people here in the U.S. go completely apeshit over the topic of abortion. I mean, there has been horrific violence tied to the subject, […]

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Orange, The Unrhymable Word https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/orange-the-unrhymable-word/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/orange-the-unrhymable-word/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:01:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1425 Orange, the Unrhymable Word The color, the fruit …the color of the fruit The word, orange It used to be called yellowred One word not two Things change Her favorite color was orange Can you guess her favorite fruit? She mastered the fine art Of peeling the skin In one whole piece Slowly she would push Her slender fingers into The center and divide Sharing with me the slices We would watch the sun set Yellowred on the horizon She would peel off the Hard, uncompromising Cynical armor Of my outer self Leaving me raw but whole She carefully removes […]

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James Cameron and Avatar https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/james-cameron-and-avatar/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/james-cameron-and-avatar/#comments Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:32:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1415 Now that all the hype has died down…relatively speaking, I guess it would be okay for me to say a few words about Avatar (no, not the Last Airbender:)). James Cameron proved, once again, that he could make and hype a movie towards box office gold. If for some reason you do not know who James Cameron is, well, then you’ve been living in a hole for the last two decades. Alternatively, if you have been watching any movies at all over the last two decades, then you have probably seen a James Cameron film. The man has written and […]

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Michael Jackson's P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) https://silenciobarnes.net/music/michael-jacksons-p-y-t-pretty-young-thing/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/michael-jacksons-p-y-t-pretty-young-thing/#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:38:45 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1367 Sorry, but I love this song. Just listening to it makes me feel a little better when I’m feeling down. Figured I’d blog it so I can have a place to easily find it when I wanna hear it 🙂 I mean, it’s MY blog after all 😛 P.Y.T. is a song by Michael Jackson of course and was one of the (many) singles from his Thriller album. The version we all know and love is pretty much a remix of the slower demo version. Eything you need to know about the track can be found on Wikipedia. Click here […]

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Mister Cee Presents the Best of Biggie Mixtape https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/music-review/mister-cee-presents-the-best-of-biggie-mixtape/ https://silenciobarnes.net/reviews/music-review/mister-cee-presents-the-best-of-biggie-mixtape/#comments Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:25:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1361 Update: It looks like all the direct download links are dead. The torrent is still active. I WILL upload a direct link if someone requests it. Back in 94-95, DJ Mister Cee dropped his Best of Biggie Mixtape. Those rap fans who remember, know that at the time, it was THEE mixtape. It was full of unreleased and live material such as freestyles and some of his cameos and little-known tracks from before Ready to Die dropped. I know that I personally played it until the tape popped. I would use some scotch tape to put the pieces back together, […]

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The Other Us https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-other-us/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/the-other-us/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:33:40 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1356 The reason why we act this way is not the reason that you say The tempting ruse the long delays the make up sex the cold embrace The kiss that lies the lies to face the face to face the small mistakes We take and take we give no breaks we claim we hate but know it’s fake I hate this state – I hate this place I hate this hate – I hate this hate But it’s the only thing that keeps me sane – The only way that we relate I hate this state – I hate this […]

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On Thought and Nothingness https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:40:51 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1340 On Nothingness: It is What it Is Life is full of contradiction and inconsistency. But life is just life; it’s the human mind and the collective conscious that adds so much complexity to something that is so simple. Consider this: We live and we die. That’s it. Everything else in between is just so much nothing when compared to these greater truths. As they are wont to say in some places, “it is what it is.” It cannot be more, it cannot be less, it just is. When considered that way, the basic foundations of all things in existence can be […]

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Practice Words https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:08:53 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1332 About Practice Words If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. As usual with DaEvolution tracks, the lyrics for this are pretty old.  It started as a 32 bar, unbroken string of lines. I figured that’s two verses so the chorus was written right then and there before I started recording. I wanted to add a third verse, but since the lyrics of the first two verses fit […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/practice-words/feed/ 7 About Practice Words If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. If somebody were to ask me what Practice Words was about, I’d tell them that it’s one of those “I’ll kill you “lyrically”” tracks 🙂 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of artists making those types of songs anymore. As usual with DaEvolution tracks, the lyrics for this are pretty old.  It started as a 32 bar, unbroken string of lines. I figured that’s two verses so the chorus was written right then and there before I started recording. I wanted to add a third verse, but since the lyrics of the first two verses fit so well, I decided to leave it as is.
Recording: This song was recorded with an M-Audio Nova microphone through a ART Tube MP Studio V3 pre-amp. My audio interface (sound card) is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496. The vocals were recorded at SB Studios (my room:)) in the middle of it with all the windows closed :)) My DAW is Adobe Audtion and I used a couple of VST’s for general effects.

The beat is called “On Fire” and was produced by Big B from Manchester UK in collaboration with Mr Smiff. The sound of it reminded me of the type of music we used to make back in days at the Dungeon.

Practice Words Lyrics
Here’s a message for your boy you should tell him to watch his words
Cause he talking and he rapping and acting like he ain’t herb
This is Silence and I’m back cause I couldn’t believe I heard
That these niggas think they spitting but really they just absurd
I spit with such precision like needles to epiderm
Acupuncture you with lyrics disable a vital nerve
Meticulous incisions like surgeons I’m unperturbed
– Lyrically I’m shitting on niggas like flying birds
It’s like seeing moving pictures all this action in my verbs
Metaphors deeper than scripture more angles than curbs
I’m a demon from the land lost where no one returns
Leave ya ass like damn corpse or ash in the urn, word
This the purge y’all get lyrically burned
You kids don’t understand it’s hot till you touch it and learn
I am everything you’re not I leave you niggas disturbed
I state word to my pops like I’m Jesus returned
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
Fuck what you think, fuck what you heard
This is just practice, these are just words
I’m warming up, feeling superb
Let’s get it started I, think it’s my turn
I’m sicker than that virus that renders niggas infirmed
I’m a cause for concern like awaiting the judges terms
Like catalysts I bring change and unexpected turns
Like calculus I hit you head hard and spread like germs
Like atlas with the world on my shoulders I stand firm
Make cake and get dough with the butter my brain churns
A lot of niggas have been anxiously waiting on my return
I just kept telling them be patient the savior ha...]]>
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These Words Are Free https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/ https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/#comments Sun, 28 Feb 2010 01:57:23 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1327 Update 05/31/2010 – I finally got around to doing some audio for this, maybe it’ll help you feel the words even more 🙂 I used a free beat from Mr. Smiff called “Down N Out” These words are free, so get em while they hot Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block These words can be the seeds that start a brand new crop Let them grow within your mind and be […]

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https://silenciobarnes.net/music/these-words-are-free/feed/ 3 Update 05/31/2010 – I finally got around to doing some audio for this, maybe it’ll help you feel the words even more 🙂 I used a free beat from Mr. Smiff called “Down N Out” These words are free, so get em while they hot Cuz if you wait too long you’re ... These words are free, so get em while they hot
Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
These words are free, but somebody gotta pay
When the words that others speak can only lead to our decay
How could it be that what we seek has turned into a play
And the actors don’t get paid and they forced to go on stage
We need some better ways but they guide us like we beasts
Not even jungle kings they just treat us like we sheep
I need a better phrase cuz that sheep shit’s getting old
We’re more like auto-slaves, robots hard and dumb and cold
I hardly can control the rage that fires up my brain
When I see another corporate scheme succeed and we get played
When I see my fucking government treat people like they’re told
Knowing that the ones that told ’em are the ones that’s in control
Multi-billion dollar entities that span our dying globe
That poison our senses and destroy our country’s soul
But I digress I’m pretty sure you’ve heard these things before
But you probably could care less and think there’s nothing going on
You taking what they give you and accept their words as pure
Don’t you think that makes you less than the whores that you abhor?
I need to take a rest from these thoughts I conjure up
I’d rather smoke and sex but somebody must report
We in a global crisis that’s defined by the prices
How much does it cost to keep a population lifeless
How much for divorce from this all-consuming tightness
How much must we lose before think it’s time to fight this?
These words are free, so get em while they hot
Cuz if you wait too long you’re gonna miss ’em when they’re not
These words are me, just in case yo ass forgot
They were lifted from my spirit and they mated with the block
These words can be the seeds that – start a brand new crop
Let them grow within your mind and be immortal in your heart
These words can sting, sometimes they find the mark
That you hide within yourself but I can see it with my art
More Music from the Practice Words mixtape
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Angry American Crashes Plane Into IRS Building https://silenciobarnes.net/news/angry-american-crashes-plane-into-irs-building/ https://silenciobarnes.net/news/angry-american-crashes-plane-into-irs-building/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2010 01:39:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1324 2010 Austin suicide attack – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2010 Austin suicide attack occurred on February 18, 2010, when Andrew Joseph Stack III deliberately crashed his single-engine Piper Dakota light aircraft into Building I of the Echelon office complex in Austin, Texas, United States, killing himself and Internal Revenue Service manager Vernon Hunter. Thirteen others were injured, two seriously. On February 18, 2010 – Andrew Joseph Stack III flew a small plane into a building that housed IRS offices. Many are already well aware of this particular news item. I’m a little late to it. It’s already been reported, […]

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What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:32:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1298 What exactly is freedom? The United States has always been a country where both the word and the idea have been a little…malleable. But even if you don’t know fully what it means or is, you damn sure know that what little of it you have is slowly slipping away from you. But is the greater good a good excuse? The Problem With the Idea of Freedom in the U.S. The problem with freedom – the idea of freedom – is that no one wants it. That is to say, no one wants to put in the work necessary to […]

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