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Well tonight was a crazy, fun, exhilarating and accomplished night. Feb27 @ Smiths Old Bar I was blessed to dj Collective Efforts Album Release party.. Too make a long story short the joint was ill to def..I rocked the ones and twos… Dillon Opened up the can of worms with his multimedia interactive hip hop show.. Then J-Live the legendary J-Live rocked the spot on the MIC, some of the BEATs, and then he said “move over Maf” and rocked the turntables while rapping at the same time..& that was just the warm up for CE who rocked it literally with the band and proved once again why they cant be fucked with. ATL Originals!!. They created they own lane and now they swervin up in that bitch… Im sure pics and vids will come soon but i just wanted to document my immediate feelings as I am just now landing back in the nest.. I was blessed tonight cause fridays I usually dj a okie dokie korny spot but they shutdown out of the blue and out of the blue Bobby Def AKA Bambu of CE calls me up to dj tonight cause my man Andy Synthesis couldnt make it.. Wild.. In appreciation I leave yall with some gems.. Diggers Delight..

its been posted up b4 but its worth anotha go round….mafi dont drive a benz or an infinity,,,


Not only is exercise smart for your heart and weight, but it can make you smarter and better at what you do.
By Jean Lawrence

Anyone with a brain exercises these days, but did you know exercise can return the favor and train your brain? Not only is exercise smart for your heart and weight, but it can make you smarter and better at what you do.

“I like to say that exercise is like taking a little Prozac or a little Ritalin at just the right moment,” says John J. Ratey, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of A User’s Guide to the Brain. “Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness, and feelings of well-being.”

Stephen C. Putnam, MEd, took up canoeing in a serious way to combat the symptoms of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Then he wrote a book, titled Nature’s Ritalin for the Marathon Mind, about the benefits of exercise on troublesome brain disorders such as ADHD, a neurological/behavioral condition resulting in hyperactivity and the inability to focus on tasks.

Putnam cites studies of children who ran around for 15 to 45 minutes before class and cut their ants-in-the-pants behavior by half when they got to class. As with most exercise, the effects were relatively lasting — smoothing out behavior two to four hours after the exercise.

Putnam also points to some preliminary animal research that suggests that exercise can cause new stem cells to grow, refreshing the brain and other body parts. According to Ratey, exercise also stimulates nerve growth factors. “I call it Miracle-Gro for the brain,” he says.

How Exercise Trains the Brain
Christin Anderson, MS, wellness and fitness coordinator of the University of San Francisco, explains that exercise affects many sites within the nervous system and sets off pleasure chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that make us feel calm, happy, and euphoric.

In other words, if you don’t want to wait for those good feelings to come by accident (if they do), you can bring them on by exercising.

“When one exercises,” Anderson says, “you can think more clearly, perform better, and your morale is better. This is pure science — stimulate your nervous system and function at a higher level.”

Effects of Exercise on Depression
Almost everyone has heard of the “fog of war,” but the “fog of living” is depression. “Depression affects memory and effectiveness (not to mention the ability to get up, get dressed, and function),” Anderson says. “If you can control your physiology, you can relax, focus, and remember.”

In a study reported in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness in 2001, 80 young male and female volunteers were tested for mood and then did aerobics for an hour. Of the 80, 52 were depressed before the exercise. That group was the most likely to benefit, reporting a reduction in anger, fatigue, and tension. They also felt more vigorous after the workout.

Effects of Exercise on Depression continued…
A well-known study was done at Duke University involving 150 people 50 or older who had been diagnosed with depression. They were divided into three groups and given either exercise as a treatment for four months, the antidepressant drug Zoloft, or a combination of the two.

At the end of the four months, all three groups felt better. But the researchers didn’t leave it there. They checked again in six months, and the exercise group had relapsed at significantly lower rates than the Zoloft or combination groups. In fact, the scientists felt that giving the Zoloft along with the exercise undermined the effects of the exercise, saying the combination group might have preferred to feel they had worked for their improvement rather than having to take a pill.

This doesn’t mean, the researcher said, that exercise is a cureall for every case of depression. Seeking out the study showed motivation, and motivation can be hard to come by when you’re depressed.

Bipolar disorder also does not seem to respond as well to exercise. On the other hand, anxiety disorders sometimes respond even more quickly.

If You Want to Try Exercise as a Brain Trainer
Single bouts of exercise can reduce anxiety for several hours afterward, although there may be a lag time before the good feeling sets in if exercise is too intense (good news for those who find fanatical, prolonged, “check your pulse” exercise unappealing).

Therefore, low to moderate forms of exercise are recommended for brain training. Ratey recommends 8 to 12 minutes a day of sweating and breathing-hard exercise (60% of maximum heart rate) for brain training.

Anderson says a minimum would be 30 minutes of moderate exercise, walking, hiking, or swimming, three times a week. Half an hour to an hour, four to five times a week would be even better. For those who want to be REALLY on the ball, 90 minutes five to six times a week would not be out of line, she says.

Anderson recommends two sessions a day for this purpose, rather than one big heaving workout. “Swim for 20 minutes in the morning, then walk at night,” she advises. “Right after hard, intense exercise, you may not be as acute. Overtraining can set off enzymes that can lead to fatigue, which is the enemy of alertness.”

Anderson also says the type of exercise you select depends on your personality. It may be the opposite of what you’d expect. “If you’re a 32-year-old male, work 70 hours a week, play ball twice on the weekend and jog daily,” she says, “you may need to do some yoga to improve your mental acuity.” Some coaches, she points, out actually have to get people to relax to find their “edge.” Meditation can also be a great complement to exercise, she adds. Then: “Do what you enjoy. That’s important.”

If You Want to Try Exercise as a Brain Trainer continued…
“You want to ready your brain for learning,” Ratey says. For that to happen, all the chemicals must “jog” into place.

Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in the Phoenix area.

Believe it or not but this is the man

responsible for the genre we now understand to be Latin Jazz.. Tito Puente said it himself and if Tito say its so then its so..This is a dope and rare live interpretation of the song Manteca that sparked it all off for Latin Jazz.. Arturito Sandoval is up in the jam too.. Chek the footwerk.. Holla at Yo Muchacho…Arroz Con Habichuela y Mofongo Por Favor…

partuno

partdos

OOOHHwee Memorable show..Sheila E holdin it down with Tito Puente…

How Ironic.. This is a classic .. chillin in the lab the brother just sparked this crazy idea for the picture one day.. How and why there was pitchfork in the studio I dont know..Its crazy cause Im bout to move from my crib (binkis lab) and the only thing that I feel like im leaving behind are these dope moments that me and all of Bink shared and will continue to share throughout all these years!! to many more familia!!! Holla at yo muchacho..

PS: Peep out Spice is NIce and Marcel aka Black Daniels.. aka Dark Barker buggin out in the crowd at the end of the video..

Might want to wait till all the bugs are ironed out.. (april -jun 09) but this is where Digi is going..

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I think it’s gonna be more of a riot if the brother don’t win then win
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Will election night bring civil unrest?

Police departments countrywide think it’s a possibility, and they’re preparing for riots or other violent reactions to a McCain or Obama victory, The Hill reports.

There is particular concern that a loss by Obama, who has built a big lead in the polls, could prompt significant problems.

“Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations,” The Hill writes. Detroit, Chicago, Oakland and Philadelphia are among the cities that plan to have extra police deployed.

“Are we anticipating it will be a riot situation? No. But will we be prepared if it goes awry? Yes,” Oakland Police Department spokesman Jeff Thomason said.

Oakland will have extra units trained to deal with riots deployed and SWAT teams on standby when the results come in. Many police departments are preparing as they might for the possibility of a championship win or loss by a local sports team.

Some believe riots could come no matter who wins.

“If [Obama] is elected, like with sports championships, people may go out and riot,” Bob Parks, an online columnist and black Republican candidate for state representative in Massachusetts, told The Hill. “If Barack Obama loses there will be another large group of people who will assume the election was stolen from him….. This will be an opportunity for people who want to commit mischief.

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