Blogging – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blogging – SilencioBarnes 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Blogging – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Blogging – SilencioBarnes TV-G 100525399 Popular Gay Rap Songs Are On the Horizon Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:26 +0000 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? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 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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1/2Remembered Works and Social Statuses Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:54:03 +0000 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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All Purpose Blogging – Should it Be Done? Mon, 03 Sep 2012 10:26:25 +0000 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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My Plan for the New Year 2012 -Cleaning out My Closet. Not a Resolution, But a Promise All the Same Sun, 08 Jan 2012 11:14:13 +0000 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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NaNoWriMo – Info, Calendars, Word Count Trackers Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:00:25 +0000 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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Where Does the Name ‘SilencioBarnes’ Come From? Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:50:44 +0000 Where the name SilencioBarnes comes from, and what it means.

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Writing About the Ocean Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:22:46 +0000 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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Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Pro-choice, Pro-life, but What About Pro-Freedom? Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:21 +0000 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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On Thought and Nothingness Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:40:51 +0000 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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What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:32:50 +0000 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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Mixing and Mastering My Sound Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:03:08 +0000 The sound of my recordings have been a major problem for me for a while. I record my audio in my room, not a studio. I try to mix it to the best of my abilities, which are, admittedly, non-existent in this area. I suffer from a deaf ear to musical nuance as well as a lack of proper equipment, such as a good set of monitors. Any engineers out there in need of a friend? I have some monitor headphones, but the stuff you hear in the cans don’t sound anything like they do in the car or on […]

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Blog Post Ideas Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:05:46 +0000 A couple of days ago I tweeted a seemingly asinine request for ideas for blog posts. Well, I got quite a few of them and I think I’m gonna actually use them…all of them. Not immediately, but more as challenges to myself to see what I can come up with given the subject, or for when I’m bored or in need of inspiration. Might be a general blog post, informational, a piece of poetry, or something else. I don’t know yet. But here are the ideas, in no particular order, that were sent to me: The similarities/necessity of and for […]

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December 2009 Plans Wed, 02 Dec 2009 22:46:52 +0000 Now that NaNoWriMo 2009 is over and done with, I can return to some of the things I left hanging. Most importantly, my Eternal Figments of Reality poetry project. Also, there are a few other things I’d like to get through between now and over the course of December. So, here’s the itinerary for December. The things I will attempt to do. Semi Regular blog posts! I’ve already started this, and although my blog isn’t quite defined as far as content goes yet, I’m going to start posting all those things that pop into my mind to post…so prepare for […]

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Failing NaNoWriMo 2009 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 22:42:49 +0000 Failing NaNoWriMo 2009 and What I Learned From the Experience Well, it’s now December 1st, and my word count stands still at only a 5th of what’s required to complete NaNoWriMo during the month of November. When I started, I was determined to get through this and finish it. It was the first time that I actively participated, and I was all fired up and ready to go. At first, it seemed fairly easy. I just started writing. No pre-planning, no pre-thought. I wrote a few hundred words, just to see what came out. What I got was this speculative […]

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Asking for Help Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:08:50 +0000 Today, my horoscope had this to say: You should find that people are more than willing to step up and help you in almost any way you need them to — but of course you’ve got to swallow your pride and ask directly first! I’m not an avid follower of all things astrological or anything like that, but this really caught my attention. It’s something that I’ve dealt with for a long time: my absolute refusal to ask for help. I Ask For Help…Sometimes Yes, I ask for help for small and insignificant things, but I have a lot of […]

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Rap Music…Is It Music? Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:57:00 +0000 The question constantly comes up: Can you consider rap music as “real music”? The silliness of this question borders on straight absurdity. Of course it’s real music. Not only by straight definition (which, according to’s unabridged dictionary is “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.”1), but also by its very being; its essence. How could you deny that it’s music? That’s akin to seeing a person’s eye but saying it’s a nose. Absurd.     Why Some People Do Not Think Rap Music […]

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Prostitution (female) Tue, 08 May 2007 19:28:00 +0000 Throughout the world, and even throughout history, prostitution has been many different things to different people. I specify female prostitution here only because the connotation of the word more readily implies women. But much of what I write here applies to men as well. A Time and Place for Prostitution There have been times, and places, where forms of prostitution were (are) a somewhat dignified profession. Places where a prostitute was akin to a modern-day movie star. Times when prostitution was a sacred, almost religious act. It’s not called the world’s oldest profession for nothing. Most people today only know […]

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Dating Sites Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:41:00 +0000 When I first started looking at dating sites back in the day I was looking for what most men were looking for, sex. Unfortunately, sex was not to be found. Instead, I’d always come across these no-name sites that wanted you to pay real money just to send an email. Those days are long gone. Even though nowadays my primary focus has grown up a little and I am no longer searching for that one thing, there are now sites devoted strictly to you finding a sex partner…locally. How convenient is that? These days I am more about finding someone […]

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