Music: Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book

June 30, 2017.  About Me.  Last Sunday, June 25, 2017, I went to the Mormon church on Glenwood Road at Argyle Road, here in Brooklyn.  It’s a residential street, mostly Orthodox Jews.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Glenwood+Rd+%26+Argyle+Rd,+Brooklyn,+NY+11230/@40.6321051,-73.9646709,3a,75y,185.02h,84.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s9QdEr9wm2aqb_xai5SOgEQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D9QdEr9wm2aqb_xai5SOgEQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D81.49661%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c244cb6f790c53:0x8ba8d598c9f3899e!8m2!3d40.632118!4d-73.9646045 

When I entered the chapel, before the meeting (“Sacrament” meeting) began, I sat in third aisle, next to the last row.  I watched as an elderly man who could barely walk was assisted in the chapel, all the way to the front of the chapel, middle aisle second row, and his walker left in the middle of the aisle—a message of intimidation to all males.  When a black woman carrying a shopping bag almost hit me in my head with her bag as she entered the last row, I stood up and changed seats. I sat in the middle aisle, last row.

Seated in front of me was a woman who looks like she’s probably Hispanic, a blond two year old boy, and a male whom I assume is the boy’s father.  I don’t know if the woman is the boy’s nanny or relative. Between her and the man whom I assume is the boy’s father, in back of the boy, was a cardboard box with toys including a jar with rice and colorful sea shells.  TWhen the boy stood up, stood in the aisle but not in t he middle of the aisle, and pointed his toy as though it was a gun, at me, I felt very angry with his father.  But then when he pointed the “gun” at the woman and at his father, I was a bit taken aback, that neither disciplined him,and that’s when I looked closely at the boy’s father.  He held in his hands a coloring book,and the expression on his face to me looked like a look of helplessness.  (I hope and pray to Jehovah God that he is a not punished because of this that I write; I hope he is not punished and told to put on a happy face at all times!)  I felt such a feeling of caring for him, and his son! There’s something going on in the Mormon church, something way beyond the parents’ parents’ control.

10. Feeling Blue? Crayola seeks help naming its new crayola
(Chance the Rapper added to Essence Festival, AP, Mormon Church of Satan, March 1,2017, https://www.ksl.com/?nid=1206&sid=43341172&title=chance-the-rapper-added-to-essence-festival)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Crayola has the blues — five, to be exact.
The iconic crayon maker left it to fans to come up with a name for a new blue crayon replacing the recently retired color dandelion.
After receiving nearly 90,000 submissions, Crayola narrowed it down to five names for the crayon based on a pigment discovered in 2009.
The choices are: Dreams Come Blue, Bluetiful, Blue Moon Bliss, Reach for the Stars, and Star Spangled Blue.

Scientists at Oregon State University accidentally discovered the brilliant blue hue while experimenting with materials for use in electronics.

Crayola said Friday customers can vote for their choice on its website starting Saturday and ending August 31.

The crayon will make its debut later this year.

Based in Easton, Pennsylvania, Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

(Feeling blue? Crayola seeks help naming its new crayon, AP, Mormon Church of Satan, June 30, 2017, https://www.ksl.com/?sid=44842152&nid=711)

Hey, look over yonder out in the rain,
Soakin’ wet fever in my brain.
Now, I ain’t certain which way to go,
But I got to move, sure.

[Chorus]
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
I’m Feelin’ Blue. I’m Feelin’ Blue.
Hey, look over yonder behind the wall,
They’re closin’ in I’m about to fall.
Now I’m no coward, but I ain’t no cool
Feel it in my bones, my book is due.
[Chorus]
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
I’m Feelin’ Blue. I’m Feelin’ Blue.
Hey, look over yonder, up in the tree,
There’s a rope hangin’ just for me.
It has a warnin’, It has a warnin’,
Things are pilin’ up to break me down.
[Chorus]
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
I’m Feelin’ Blue. I’m Feelin’ Blue.
Hey, look over yonder, out in the street,
People laughin’ by, walkin’ easy.
Now, I’m no sinner, but I ain’t no saint.
If it’s happy, you can say I ain’t.
[Chorus]
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
Feelin’ Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue.
I’m Feelin’ Blue. I’m Feelin’ Blue.

 

One of the most popular Christian rappers in America says he doesn’t make Christian music. In an interview with TeenVogue about his most recent album “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper said he still considers himself a Christian rapper even though he doesn’t like to label his work as Christian.

“One of my biggest fears with ‘Coloring Book’ was that it would be labeled,” he said in the interview. “I hate labels. I never sought out for people to recognize it as a gospel album. I don’t make Christian rap, but I am a Christian rapper. When I was going out and trying to fully give glory to God, in my setting, I feared that people would be dismissive of it, like, ‘This is Christian rap, I’m not trying to hear it.'”

But that wasn’t the case, he said. Instead, people were very accepting of his work, regardless of their religious affiliations. It made them think, he said.

“I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions,” he said.

In the interview, Chance the Rapper also spoke about where he gets his inspiration from, how his life has changed as his popularity has grown and what it’s like to work with Kanye.

But Chance the Rapper isn’t the first artist to express his concerns over making Christian art or being labeled as Christian. Just last month, Pure Flix founder and CEO David A.R. White said he and his company, which recently released “God’s Not Dead 2,” also face many challenges creating Christian content for a larger audience.

“The major networks like the audience of faith,” White said, according to the Deseret News, “but when you have to go to the audience and say faith things on television, well, we might be too open. They’re worried we’ll make the audience uncomfortable, like Jesus freaks.”

Read the entire interview with Chance the Rapper on TeenVogue here.

Brittany Binowski is a senior web producer for Deseret National. You may contact her at bbinowski@deseretdigital.com or tweet her online @binowski.
(Chance the Rapper says he’s a Christian rapper even though he doesn’t make Christian music, By Brittany Binowski, Mormon Church of Satan Deseret News, May 19, 2017, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680236/Chance-the-Rapper-says-hes-a-Christian-rapper-even-though-he-doesnt-make-Christian-music.html)

June 30, 2017, 3:30pm, Starbucks Atlantic Terminal, music:


People get ready, there’s a train a-comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord
So people get ready for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board ’em
There’s hope for all among those loved the most
There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there’s no hiding place against the kingdom’s throne
So people get ready, there’s a train a-comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord
https://genius.com/The-impressions-people-get-ready-lyrics
(3:35pm, Keep on Pushing by the Impressions.  If you just listened to the music (which is mostly raphiphope music) you would think this Starbucks is a black owned business on 125th Street.)

Claude MonetImpression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1872, oil on canvas, Musée Marmottan MonetParis. This painting became the source of the movement’s name, after Louis Leroy‘s article The Exhibition of the Impressionists declared that the painting was at most, a sketch.
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionism

http://www.marketwatch.com/, June 30, 2017