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We are the members of
Billowing Words Arts Society & Philanthropy.
We believe that one’s community is an extension of oneself.
Together we make greater changes that not one of us could make alone.
We are powerful beyond measure, creative and beautiful.
We are responsible for our future by the choices we make today.
We choose to create.
We choose to live drug-free, honestly, non-violently and honorably.
We are bound to make the world a better place
with our talents and abilities.
We are dedicated, committed and focused.
We respect ourselves and in doing so, respect all people.
We never succumb to mediocrity, uncertainty or fear.
We are becoming the change we wish to see in the world.
We believe in a better world.
We believe in ourselves.
We believe in BWASP.
|Posted by jordanchaney on June 6, 2010 at 9:49 PM||comments (0)|
First of all BIG thanks to The Center for Student Empowerment and Raw Space for having me at their venue last night. I am very grateful for you guys having me back in the Berg!
Outside Raw Space: What an incredible venue!! From the outside it looks like an old homeless shelter from the Great Depression era, red brick eroding all around and morter squeezing out sloppily from between the bricks and at first glance no apparent entrance in plain view.
Inside Raw Space: The lighing is low like an old dusty jazz club in the south. Peek-a-boo lamps scattered around the inner perimeter looks like a constellation. Hardwood floors the color of espresso beans and cedar rafters over head that seem to go up and up without end. Black - White - Asian - Mexican College kids bobbing their heads, socializing, drinking. Enveloped in a world of art, education, and worthy causes. Women 4 Women Benefit Concert.
Side-Car of Raw Space: From inside the venue there is a random door on the side wall, looks like it leads to a corner bathroom that and has shifty vibe to it....as you walk through the door and down a ramp it opens up into a beautiful wine bar cafe bistro with local art work hanging all over it's brick walls.
If Raw Space were a Bad-Ass Motor Cyclist with gallons of spunk to spill then the wine bar would be its super star side-kick in the side-car that snuck a flask of jack in the school house!
If you ever get a chance to catch a show at Raw Space you will not forget the experience!!
Metaphors be with you!
|Posted by jordanchaney on May 3, 2010 at 6:38 PM||comments (2)|
So i just finished my Speaking from the Pen workshop at the Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Center and it was GREAT!!! The kids in there have alot of potential a ton of heart and a world of creativity whirling inside each and everyone of them. They were more than willing to participate in the exercises activities and poetry reading. A very receptive crowd.
One student is resolved that he will publish his own poetry book one day and I know that he will. He said that my book, especially the poems about the broken home, is what he relates to most and that he has recently stopped doing drugs and gave up his gang activites. This is BIG! I told him that with the steps he's taking will make all of the past begin to seam dream-like, that he is in a process of converting darkness to light, that he is drawing a door from this reality into his imagination where he is in complete control!!
Today, BWASP Billowing Words Arts Society/Philanthropy, donated dictionaries thesauruses word games and compostion books to the kids at the JJC. It is was the first of many Philanthropic endeavors I have planned and it was a success.
To find out more how you can be a part of this movement or donate, click on the BWASP link to the left of this blog or email me email@example.com
“Our mission is to enhance and enrich our community through the arts while spreading an anti-drug and anti-violence message with the greater awareness that one’s community is an extension of oneself.”
Metaphors be with you,
|Posted by jordanchaney on May 3, 2010 at 6:33 PM||comments (1)|
WOW!!! Bloomsday was a lot harder and a lot funner than I imagined!!! I didnt really do a whole lot of physical training for it but i will be sure to do so next year. My family and I were pretty blessed to be able to stay at the Davenport and eat at great places like Hooters (david's choice) crappy food but hey :)....
Bloomsday was blood sweat and tears (i heard a baby cry) yeah thats right I was in the back with the baby strollers lol but thats ok cause i still completed it in 2 hours :57 minutes. It was a challenge but having my family there and being surrounded by 50.000 plus ppl all united for one cause gave me the strength and focus to finish it! what a blast.
Check out my Bloomsday 2010 photo album on facebook
Metaphors be with you,
|Posted by jordanchaney on April 30, 2010 at 12:53 AM||comments (0)|
I have been hearing a few people say that English should be the only language spoken in this country and I think that is ignorant and narrow-minded!!
English is NOT the language of America and the funny thing about it is America is actually Named after a Spanish explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, look it up, so technically its a spanish country, oh and Europe is mostly a tri lingual or more speaking region, alot of them speak English Spanish French and Italian at least three, go figure, lol!! It is ... See Moreextremely narrow minded to think and expect everyone to speak the language that you speak and not be willing to branch out, build a bridge, big me big you....but I am not discouraged there is a new world emerging and from my viewpoint I see tolerance and understanding winning the fight. Read the above comment by Alejandra the School Teacher, she sees that the KIDS are delighted ( a new school of thought blossoming) not the old suppressive America that is wilting. It is a diverse world and it will most definately become a bi-ligual country whether we think schools and society are failing the children or not, and since we are "societry" and "schools" lets stop failing them by putting our hopes for a better tomorrow into action....*(wipes sweat from brow, catches breath and steps off of soap box lol)*
|Posted by jordanchaney on April 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM||comments (1)|
I feel so incredibly greatful on the opportunity to perform/teach my workshop and vacation in Colorado last week!!! Paris and I had a blast! We were hosted by a couple that lived out in the Pueblo country side..Red Clay EVERYWHERE, they built their house themselves on 40 acres of land, they were incredibly nice people who support artists and want to generally make the world a better place and theyre more than willing to get dirty to do so.. Colorado is beautiful but a very hard place to breath that didnt stop the campus performances and all the hiking we did in Garden of The Gods (google it) such a beautiful place.
It was also great to see my old friend from high school who has completely turned his life around!! Congratulations to you and yours!!
I look forward to going back to pueblo someday but it was really nice coming home. Pueblo is definately superior in the way of arts than we are. If you have ever seen that movie footloose when Kevin Bacon just wants to dance and all the towns folk think that dancing is from the devil!! well this is that town compared to pueblo. That have so much art everywhere!! Street art, coffee shops and wine bars bursting at the bean sack with art. Everywhere Art Art Art!! I could get used to that!
I am uplifted when I am around it and I am distracted in its absence...I love what it does to my imagination----I like the feeling I get when people come up to me after a performance and tell me that they want to write paint draw read create create create---the emotion that creating gives a person is above and beyond serenity....the creative mindset seems to instill a sense of tremendous will in a person, and i have observed that people in a constant state of creativity tend to overcome there obstacles with less stress and anxiety...they instinctively know that it will all work out.
Metaphors be with you,
|Posted by jordanchaney on April 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM||comments (0)|
Paris and I are on our way to Colorado this week and I couldn't be more excited!!! When I was a child I won the young authors award and the title of the mini book i wrote was called the famous artist...now I dont consider myself famous nor is fame my motivation but it all ties into the power of manifesting your reality. It seems this theme has been present in my life from the beginning. I hear the city were visiting is very similar to the Tri-CItes, that's good because we will blend right in but stand out where necessary.
Stay Tuned for Mighty Peasant the CD!!!
Metaphors be with you.
|Posted by jordanchaney on April 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
I am so excited to announce that I will begin recording the spokenword poems this coming up May for my first CD titled MIGHTY PEASANT. These are the spoken word poems from dbb and some from rffd, I decided to name the CD Mighty Peasant because it is really a perfect description of my life story. I came from nothing, found that missing something and turned my life into so much more! And my wish for you is the same.
Metaphors be with you.
|Posted by jordanchaney on April 15, 2010 at 11:11 PM||comments (0)|
I will be peforming and speaking to the kids at the Juvenile Justice Center!! This is such a great opportunity to impact children who have a chance to turn it all around and become what they truly want to become before they were neglected. I feel so incredibly honored to have been asked to be a part of this!!!
Metaphors be with you.