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Hello. Come on in. The daddy writes about current events, literature, music and, once in a while, drops something on you from back in the day to make you pause and ponder, stop and stare, and begin to wonder. Who knows? You may start to pace the floor, shake your head from side to side, then fall down on bended knees in a praying position and cry, "Lawd, have mercy! What is this world coming to?" Check yourself! But this blog is NOT about the daddy. It's about you: your boos, your fam, your hood, your country...our hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow. So let's make a pact: the daddy will put it on the track if you'll chase it down and hit him back. Together, we can definitely take it to another level. Shall we?"

Monday, August 24, 2009

THE DADDY'S NEW BOOK COMING THIS WEEK

The Rebellious Sixties? Yes, I Remember is coming this week. The Daddy must get permission to publish the
pictures used in the book. Then the book can be sold.

The book can be purchased in paperback and sent to your home OR you can have it downloaded to your computer. All you'll have to do is click on the cover photo, and it will direct you to the publisher to purchase the book.

The book will contain poems with themes tied to the sixties such as war, violence, and poverty. It will also feature heroes who fought against apartheid in the South, the Vietnam war and a violent U.S. empire.

Finally, the book will feature two college students and war protesters who are trying to maintain a relationship in the shadow of that turbulent period.

The Daddy hopes you are as excited as he is to see this project finally come to fruition.

18 comments:

XO said...

Words can't express how excited I am to see the finished product and buy the first copy!!!

From experience, I'll say those permissions can take a few days. Just be patient. :)

nicki nicki tembo said...

absolutely excited!

Kellybelle said...

Congrats!!!

Vigilante said...

Congratulations, MacDaddy!

jah said...

Very exciting. I can't wait to buy several copies so that I can share the history of our era, and your poetic talent for capturing the pulse of it all, with my sons.
Congratulations, Mac.

jah

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R.J. said...

Congrats, MacDaddy! I hope you get permission for those pictures as soon as possible.

Akannie said...

WooHoo, Daddio...

Congratulations and can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

I want you to autograph my copy when it's finished

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Congratulations MacD!!!
Truly a wonderful thing.
I'll be gittin me a copy!

MacDaddy said...

Thanks, everyone. I think all the photos are just about approved. Now it's a question of downloading it to the publisher and setting up the cover for the blog.

Vigilante said...

Do I recognize Bayard Rustin in the photo at the top of your column, Daddy?

MacDaddy said...

Vigil: Yes, that's Bayard Rustin who, as you know, was one of the greatest organizers of the civil rights movement I talk about him in the third section of the book: why he never achieved the recognition he deserved.

Vigilante said...

In that case, sign me up for an autographed copy!

Nun in the Hood said...

Dear MacDaddy,
I just got home from D.C. and was excited to hear that the book is ON THE WAY!!! All you readers out there: I have read many of MacDaddy's poems, and I know that he has workded very hard to perfect and polish his orginal work, and has added to it.....You are in for a real treat, and an oportunity to place a very important and unique rendition of the 60's in your libraries....Get the word out: THE BOOK IS COMING!!!

Stella by Starlight said...

HURRAY!!!

MacDaddy, can I order your book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Your posts are so eloquent, I can hardly wait to sit down with you book.

Congratulations and best wishes. I couldn't be more happy or excited for you. Please, please let me know when I can buy your book.

Goo

Stella by Starlight said...

Sorry for the messy, ill-written post. I'm working on one of those Linux mini computers that inserts typos and odd phrases. I vow before all of you never to complain about Microsoft O/S again.

patti t said...

Congratulations,
I know how much this means to you. patti