As we all know, the provisional period is where we are on our best behavior. At this point, we are very accommodative, response friendly and readily available. After this time passes, the real person typically comes out to play. It is at this period that we truly have to decide if the person we now know is who we want to continue to deal with.
Like I said, this is typically how it goes. With adult children, the scene is a little bit different. The first part is increased emotionalism. As with children, they deal in extremes. They either love you or hate you. Very rarely there are shades of gray. As I found out, it’s the same for the AC (adult children). With them, you are either making them happy or sad. You are either good or mean. With the maturity of adulthood, normal people find out there indeed is gray and times taking the middle produces the desired result.
For me, I wonder what happened. Where did their mental and emotional development stop? Another example is how children equate the harsh truth you tell them about their actions as you intentionally hurting their feelings. This also equals that you don’t like them. A child typically can’t accept criticism because they view themselves as perfect and all knowing.
AC look at things the same way. In my last experience, they always pointed out that I didn’t show them I liked them. They didn’t feel like I showed them that I cared. They also felt that I was mean for being honest about the reality of how I felt. Another example was how all the positive actions I did do were disregarded immediately if something they wanted wasn’t met. The all-knowing, all selfish “I” is a big flag. As adults we learn that you can’t have everything you want and that compromise is the key. The AC views it as if you are either trying to make them happy or trying to hurt them.
In the end, no one can satisfy an insatiable child. The only thing we learned as kids was that the parent was bigger than us and if we didn’t go along with their plan, bad things would happen to us. As a kid, that was the only rationalization we did. With an AC, you can’t offer the same solution because this is a person and “not” a / your child.
Really and truly I am just writing to give information that hopefully will save you time and frustration. Indeed, there will be nothing in it for you, because as with a kid, it’s all about them.
So, unless you want to make your life’s purpose trying to pacify the instability of a grown up kid, run.
Charisma, swagger, creativity and funny sums up multi-talent hip hop artist and actor, JIMI NEWTRON. His birth name ‘Seatrione Eutsay’, was born January 23, 1989 in Huntsville Alabama where his mother was serving active duty in the U.S. Army. When his mother was transferred to Germany, Jimi was sent to live with his grandmother, in Quincy, Florida, at the age of three.
Jimi Newtron states, “I think that music is a part of my soul because even at a young age, I was beating on pots and pans, with forks and spoons”. However, it was during the next few years that he was introduced to the world of rap music, through the eyes of rap legend Tupac Shukar. By age 10, Tupac had become the rapper that Newtron wanted to emulate. “His style was hard and street, but there was also a true life side to his music” said Jimi.
“Once I became a teenager, I started to develop my own style”, says Newtron. He further states, “I found that although the beat had to be good, mastering punch lines and metaphors became my obsession. I wanted people to know what I was saying. I didn’t want to be another rapper with a great beat, but saying nothing. I wanted my music to be fun, upbeat and creative, with a touch of swag”. That’s when Jimi Newtron was born!! Jimi began his career free-styling. He became so good at it; he was titled the ‘Freestyle King’, in Tallahassee, Florida; where his family settled in at after his mother finished her term in the military. To this day, he still holds the title. Jimi states, “Free styling against the best of the best is how I got my name in the streets. Everyone wanted a shot at the title. This landed me a role on a small television show called FLAT BROKE TV. The rest is history”. Currently, Jimi Newtron spends every waking hour in the studio recording. Having recorded to date over 100 original songs, he’s constantly asked to perform in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. Several of his songs have been played on local radio stations including song titled “Ordinary Man” which was chosen as song of the day for three weeks on “WHO DAT MUSIK’. Newtron’s music can be found as far as Miami to New York. Not to say the least, he has already developed an ever growing fan base along the way. Jimi Newtron’s new single titled “My Own” is certain to be a ‘billboard 100’ chart topper. Jimi comments, “Most people that I talk to, tell me that my music is a breath of fresh air; different from everything that’s currently out. It’s flattering that some people try to compare me to Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, but watch out world; it’s your boy JIMI NEWTRON!” You can follow Jimi on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, & YoHolla. His new single is also available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and other major online retailers.
Believe in God, yourself, & your dreams.
The check out Jimi Nu’s music video My Own
Half Page Ads on sale now in the 2011 Classic Weekend Event Guide for Promoters, Bar Owners and Restaurants!
The Classic Weekend Event Guide is offering a 25% discount to any bar, restaurant or promoter that wants a full color ad in the guide before the October 5, 2011 deadline. Ads space is limited and this is a first come first serve opportunity so act fast.
The Classic Weekend Event guide is a pocket sized publication that list events taking place during the Magic City Classic weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The event guide will be distributed in Montgomery, Huntsville and Birmingham prior to the Magic City Classic and can be found in area hotels and other high congregation areas days before the Magic City Classic.
To get in the guide call (205) 218-0605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To preview a digital version of last years guide visit http://digitalartshosting.com/urbanham/index.php/2011/09/are-you-in-the-classic-weekend-event-guide/
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Doors Open at 9pm
D’Militant Comedy Show
Friday, October 7, 2011
Comedian D’Militant toured with the Katt Williams’ It’s Pimpin’ 2008 Comedy Tour
also seen on Comic View, Def Jam and Comic Unleashed
Happy Hour: 5pm – 9pm
Free Admission until 8pm
$10.00 Admission after 8pm
Ace Hood Concert
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Doors open at 9pm
Free admission for the first 95 Ladies
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Featuring: King South
Doors open at 9pm
Free admission for the first 95 Ladies
Gorilla Zoe Concert
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Concert starts at midnight
Platinum of Birmingham
821 2nd Avenue
Birmingham, Al 35203
For more information call (205) 324.0791 or visit platinumofbham.com.
The official Dj of Tmanic Records – “Dj-Cuzzo’s Hot & Tempting Thursdays” hosted by Young Don & Jay Flyy and the whole Tmanic Family which includes artist such as Photo Slim, Young Bama, Jay Flyy, Young Don, C’hanon Kurpatrick, Vixi DaDiva, B.R. “John Doe”, Lil Haze Da Menace and Black Hill, Frank Niddy, Mr. Yoww, Heataman J.O., and Drill Boyz.
This Grand opening will take place on Thursday September 29th, 2011 @ Nukes Sports Bar & Grill. Make sure you come out each an every Thursday to get your weekend kickoff party started and enjoy great music, food, and fun. Its located at 109 19t, Street North Bessemer, AL 35020.
Its FREE BEFORE 11:00PM AND JUST $5.00 AFTER THAT!!!!! There are $2 dollar drinks specials all night and $.50 cent wings all night as well. Doors open at 9:00pm.
For more information call (205) 436-2637 or (205) 202-6003 or email us at TmanicStudios@yahoo.com or email@example.com.
Also make sure you follow us on twitter @Tmanic_Records & @FlyGirlEnt205. Tmanic Familia #Leygetit
TMANIC RECORDS & TMANIC RECORDING STUDIO
“From Nothing to Something”
Address:8436 1st Ave North Unit 207
Birmingham, Al 35206
Phone: (205) 202-6003
Business owners and promoters HBCU football is here and that means the 5th Annual Classic Weekend Event Guide is in production. If you want to promote your event, business or services to Magic City Classic fans, the 2011 Classic Weekend Event Guide is the perfect publication for you.
We are proud to announce that the 2011 Classic Weekend Event Guide will serve as the official pre-game event guide for the 70th Annual Magic City Classic. This means you will get even greater exposure as guides are not only distributed in our regular distribution locations but also through official outlets and sponsors of the 70th Annual Magic City Classic.
The event guide will be distributed days prior to the Magic City Classic offering you an opportunity to reach Classic fans well before they reach the Magic City and while they are in the city looking for things to do and places to spend their money!
For ad rates download the Classic Weekend Event Guide Media Kit or call (205) 218-0605.
View a sample of the 2010 Classic Weekend Event Guide here!
You can win …
- A pair of ticket to the show at the Stardome Comedy Club (on either October 7th, 8th or 9th – winner picks the date)
- Dinner for two
- Backstage passes
- And you and your guest will get a photo with the legendary comedian!
To enter the contest simply join the digitalartshosting.com/urbanham Fan Page at www.facebook.com/LikeUrbanham and post “I WANT A BIG NIGHT OUT!” on our page! A winner will be selected on Monday, October 3, 2011 from those that enter the contest.
The winner will be notified via Facebook with instructions on how to claim their prize.
About Don D.C. Curry
Widely known as the star of numerous stand-up comedy tours (including the highly lauded “Royal Comedy Tour,” of winter/spring 2010 and 2011) playing huge theatres at home and abroad and headlining special engagements at the nation’s hottest comedy clubs, Don “D.C.” Curry’s talents are far more than meets the eye at a single glance. At second glance you’ll see him co-starring in major studio pictures or taking on the duties of leading man in indie feature films. Look again and you’ll see him touring the country as the lead in a hit stage play or serving as the front man of his own R&B and Blues band. Take yet another glimpse (or listen) and you’ll hear him shining as a skilled voice-over artist on hit TV shows like Boondocks. Bottom line, DC Curry is a very versatile and extremely funny man.
The milestones of his colorful career read like a Hollywood highlight reel: In 1995, after prevailing against the top up and coming urban comedians in the country, DC won the coveted title of “Comedian Of The Year” by winning the BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION (of which he is now the perennial host), joining the ranks of famous alumni Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Nick Cannon and Mark Curry. He went on that same year to be named “Comedian of the Year” by the BET network (his classic bits from the early years can be seen regularly on The Best of BET’s Comicview.
Next, he taped his first television special. By the next season he was hosting COMIC VIEW. After garnering the attention of industry executives, he earned a series regular role on ABC’s Grace Under Fire. DC performed on such popular talk shows as HBO’s critically acclaimed, THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW and THE ROSEANNE SHOW. Demonstrating his versatility, DC hosted Wesley Snipes’/TNT network’s martial arts special, BLADE SALUTES THE MASTERS OF MARTIAL ARTS.
In radio he spouted his comedic wisdom on one of Dallas’ top radio stations for five years and he’s been an on-air spokesman for California Energy Conservation. As a film actor and TV personality, he has both “chops” and notable range. He appeared as Pastor Jones on the NBC sitcom, THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW. He stars as the sadistic gangster in the crime drama, TWO DEGREES. He’s the outrageous Uncle Elroy in NEXT FRIDAY, and the hilarious holiday ‘three-quel’ FRIDAY AFTER NEXT.
He was the grumpy boss as a series regular on the aforementioned ABC’S GRACE UNDER FIRE and was an actor/singer, along with Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers on THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW. He taped, DON “DC” CURRY-NERVOUS BREAKDOWN LIVE! his own DVD/cable TV special and CD that he also co-produced. His cable special, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS DC CURRY, continues to air on that network. He’s appeared twice at both the “U.S. Comedy Arts Festival,” in Aspen and the “Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival” in Montreal.
During the winter of 2006 D.C. guest starred on Chris Rock’s hit sitcom EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS and starred in the national touring stage play CASINO along with Kelly Price and his good friend the late, great Gerald Levert. Later in 2006 he also starred in the Gospel musical IF YOU WON’T TELL, I WON’T TELL. That same season D.C. performed to a rousing standing ovation on the return of HBO’s Russell Simmons’ DEF COMEDY JAM. D.C.’s installment was touted by executive producer Russell Simmons, as one of the strongest shows in Def Comedy Jam history. Capping off a very busy fall 2006, he made two appearances on Byron Allen’s new syndicated hit COMICS UNLEASHED.
During the winter and spring of 2007, DC was the lead in the hit stage play, YOU GOT ME BENT AND TWISTED, co-starring Jackee, Debbie Morgan and Chrystale. In the spring of 2008, by special request, he graced Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre stage as a special guest on Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment, Stand-Up series on the Starz network. He also made another appearance on Byron Allen’s Comic’s Unleashed. During his summer of 2008 he appeared on BET’s new stand-up comedy strip, One Mic Stand. In the spring of 2009 and summer 2010 he made his first appearances on the hit comedy animation series BOONDOCKS. In February 2011 he appeared on TV One’s Way Black When, their highly popular, annual Black History Month late night variety show.
For nearly a decade, DC has been expanding his audience and his range on both sides of the camera. He and his manager, writer/director Tony Spires, produced their own feature film, the gritty, crime drama, TWO DEGREES, in which Curry both stars and executive produces. DC’s latest starring role has been touted as his greatest acting work to date-the dramatic comedy TEARS OF A CLOWN, a feature film which chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of an African American stand-up comic, starring Curry, William L. Johnson, Tami Roman and Spires.
Find out more about Don “D.C.” Curry at: www.DonDCCurry.com
This Magic City Blues Explosion will also feature Mel Waiters, Denise Lasalle, Lattimore and T.K. Soul.
Get tickets THIS Sat. Oct. 22nd at Fair Park Arena from 10a-4p
Tickets are available online at MagicCityTix.com.
You can also pick up tickets at the Fair Park Arena Box Office, the Boutwell Box Office, JB’s House of Fashion, James Records & Tapes (Huntsville), Mr. Shoes (Huntsville), Beauty & Beyond (Montgomery), 8th Avenue Records & Tapes or charge by phone at (205) 994-2534.
For more information call (205) 254-7707.
Steel on a Thursday Night is hands down one of the HOTTEST places to be after 8pm. However, what happens at Steel before 8pm is pretty awesome as well. During this time Birmingham’s Young Professionals come together to network, exchange business cards and share thier talents, skills, products or services.
This Thursday, September 22, 2011 is the monthly Young Professional Night – Young, Gifted and Healthy from 4pm – 8pm. This is an opportunity for you to network and connect with some of Greater Birmingham’s young and gifted professionals in the Health Care Industry.
This event is for Health Care Professionals, Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Career Seekers and Potential New Patients.
Special invited guest include Dr. Jamie Bell, Dr. Mike Bivins, Dr. Mia Cowan, Dr. Kiersten Leslie, Dr. Kim Rosser Carr, Dr. Lameka Tolliver-Fisher, Dr. Michelle Turnley, Dr. Delmous Vance and Dr. Ryan Walley.
Stick around for the Skool Daze After Party at 8pm – Until with DJ CDubb.
Steel is located on the corner of 1st Avenue North and 23d Street North
The first 95 ladies will be admitted for free!
Doors open at 9pm.
For more information visit www.platinumofbham.com