Thursday, January 04, 2007

Last Nights Damage Control

Minimal guests maximized the music and made for a more melancholy meandering through the world of independent rap. Lots of new music plus I announce my birthday party.


January 14th at The Cotton Exchange, 202 Travis Street Downtown come celebrate my 35th and enjoy the sounds of DJ Sun, Melodic, Peekaboo Theory and from Dallas, my man, Money Waters!

Thanks to my boy Karton Zawolo for offering up the place to me and Money. Peekaboo Theory is off the hook!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Seen On WJZ TV 13
Valdez V. Fisher, Jr.
The Young Baltimore Author who Just Won't Quit

Perhaps by now you've heard of Valdez V. Fisher, Jr. He's the 32 year old author of the self-help/motivational book I Ain't Bitin' My Tongue. Fisher, determined to get the word out, has launched a staggering 47,000+ emails since the inception of his book in 2005. The emails have been directed to anyone and everyone he felt could be of assistance in his endeavor, from the media to politicians. His youth targeted book addresses such critical issues as self-esteem, parenting, wealth management, education, selective role models, choices, and post traumatic recovery. When asked "What makes you the expert on these issues?" he responded, "I never claimed to be an expert. I am merely a young man who has made many mistakes, and would like to prevent my peers from falling prey to the same pitfalls."

Fisher has loved writing since he knew what a pencil was. From age five, he began writing poetry, and letters to celebrities. Donald Trump, who Fisher deeply admires and looks up to, was not only favorably mentioned in his book, but written dozens of letters over the years. Although he has never personally responded, he recently sent Fisher a polite "cease and desist" through his secretary, acknowledging Fisher's many contact attempts, and wishing him the best of luck with his book. Fisher framed the letter.

Fisher is a ball of energetic fire that rejection cannot extinguish. The only exonerees from his regular help-seeking and informative emails are individuals who take the time to respond. Fisher stated in a recent interview on Maryland's WJZ TV 13 with Kai Jackson that "he can accept no for an answer; however, no response at all is viewed by him as a potential possibility." Without a public relations firm behind him, or so much as a literary agent, he was able to persuade actor Lance Warlock of the movie Halloween II, to write the foreword to his book. Halloween is a classic horror film, written and directed by the legendary John Carpenter, and Debra Hill. In addition, he has regular contact via phone, email, and Internet instant message with New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree, who has told Fisher he would grant consideration to writing the foreword to his next book.

I Ain't Bitin' My Tongue, one of the most unconventional books of its genre, has also gained the attention of the Examiner Newspaper, and the City Paper. While the book is pregnant with truth and vital points, it manages to remain absolutely hilarious all throughout. Fisher delves deep into his personal life, and begins his prescriptions for greater levels of personal fulfillment with an open invitation through the time capsule of his existence. He truly did not "bite his tongue." The award winning poetry of Fisher can also be found in his book. Through it, he takes readers further along a journey of learning experiences and triumph.

Fisher's book is available worldwide at your local bookstore, library, or by visiting,,, and The ISBN (international standard book number) is 1420874586. He loves reader feedback, and can be emailed anytime at: For public appearances including book signings, please contact:

Valdez In Print National Headquarters
c/o Public Affairs
Post Office Box 23951
Baltimore, Maryland 21203-5951

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