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Change of direction (meaning site)

Well, this is the un-triumphant, fanfareless end to the blogspot. Who knows, maybe I'll be back, but I cant even answer that question. BUT WAIT! There is some good news! The new site is www.djhaylow.com, and you can check out my newest blog there.

Thank you all for the support, and I hope my efforts for maintaining this blog were used effectively, as well as appreciated.

All good things must...so I won't say it.


2010 is the year

As my blog limps into its second year of activity (longer than most, not nearly as long as others) I first want to say 'Your Welcome' for all the people who have appreciated my efforts, 'Thanks' to all the people for listening to me, and 'We are grateful' for all the people who have helped contribute; living and deceased, musicians and non-musicians. As years go by, it is becoming ever harder to narrate my feelings and opinions in the form of a blog. It is hard to stay current, find motivation, remain relative, while typing, uploading, linking, etc. It's a lot of effort! All the TRUE bloggers know just what I'm talkin about.

I still want to keep it going. I've flirted with the idea of making it private, and different themes to make the posts all make sense, and I have some ideas. I will keep all posted in my progress, and when the blog is truly back, you'll know. I will let it be known. until then...

Hold Tight!


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Javad Jahi, Rest in Power

Javad Tshombe Martinez Jahi, a consummate warrior spirit and eloquent orator, has taken his place amongst the ancestors and The Most High. His dedication to family, friends and community is evident in all he does. A scholar, activist, youth advocate, supporter of human causes, lover of the arts and avid sportsmen, Javad has made the transition and accepted his new assignment and promotion with The Most High as of November 28th, 2009.
Words cannot adequately describe the spiritual essence, compassion and commitment exuded by this rare, yet down-to-earth, brother who will continue to be celebrated until time indefinite by all whom he has touched.
His thirty-two years are chock-full of accomplishments too numerous to list in the context of this brief message. The legacy of this phenomenal brother is one infused with abundant activity and overwhelming love by his family, co-workers and the vast number of brothers, sisters, students and elders that are included amongst his loved-ones and vast network…

All who know Javad recognize the love of life that he conveys to all in his path…

This is an excerpt from the poem “Back and Forth” from Mood Swings, a collection of poetry by Javad Jahi.

Black, brown, mahogany, chocolate, dark ebony tones

Leading me to a pathway home

Victorious visions in the mind continue to roam

I hope your souls I have not over flown

My wings will not truly soar, unless accompanied by the flock

Different minds staying solid like rocks

From this birds eye view shows the opposite of few

Grasping truth’s wetness in my clutches

Off this I pray

But it slid away like night taking day

Surely we will miss Javad, moreover know that his loving, caring spirit reigns free and strong. Rest assured that his family, friends and community shall continue the legacy of this mighty and magnanimous giant of a spirit…

With loving memories…

Javad’s Family…

pictured left to right: Jase, Javad Jahi, and Michael.


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