Saturday, August 28, 2004

HELP!

OKAY GUYS, THE ALBANY JOURNAL HAS ASKED 'ME,' A NON-WRITER, TO WRITE A 'WEEKLY' COLUMN IN THE PAPER. AFTER CHECKING OUT THE PRINCE CONCERT,....INITIALLY, I WAS 'GONG HO' (WHATEVER THAT MEANS) ABOUT IT. IT WAS A SIMPLE REVIEW OF MY EXPERIENCE WITH A SPLASH OF OPINION. BUT NOW,... I FEEL I HAVE NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE TO SAY, "WITHOUT OFFENDING LISTENERS" OF MY RADIO SHOW (WHERE THEY STRESS,....'NO OPINIONS!..... JUST PLAY THE HITS!'). THE ARTICLE LAST WEEK WAS POSITIVE AND LIGHT. I WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE MY VIEWS ON SEX, POLITICS, RACE RELATIONS, RELIGION, CLASS DISCRIMINATION, RELATIONSHIP RANTINGS, PARENTAL ADVICE (EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NO CHILDREN), AND IGNORANCE ISSUES. I AM IN WHAT THEY SAY IS THE 'HEART OF THE BIBLE BELT,' TRANSLATION,.....LOTS OF FILTHY RICH, JUDGEMENTAL HYPOCRITES LIVE IN AND RUN THIS TOWN. I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO PISS ANYONE OFF TOO MUCH, BUT I WANT TO IGNITE THOUGHT. UNDERSTAND THAT I AM A BLACK FEMALE IN THE SOUTH (AND THERE ARE 2 SOUTHS,....ATLANTA AND EVERYWHERE ELSE AND THIS AIN'T ATLANTA), NOT HOWARD STERN. I TOTALLY LOVE & ADMIRE HIM. HE GET'S AWAY WITH MORE THAN MOST. ANY IDEAS? HELP?

11 comments:

Casey said...

Ok, your advice is on the way... I would really think that no matter what you write in your column there is probably gonna be someone out there (or several) that are gonna have something to say negitive. Some people are not content unless they rant and rave about something, and sad to say that most of the time the people raisin' the hell and bitching are the ones that could care less, and just want to make trouble. Jazz, go for it, don't let someone selfishness stand in the way of your dreams and goals.. Love ya!

Jazz said...

that's the thing,.....i've never aspired to write, that one article (review) was for fun.... now it is work. i guess that's why i have to do it. i must push myself....and it will be fabulous on my resume, don't ya think?

Casey said...

You got it!!!

Just Me said...

I say f@%# the filthy rich, judgemental hypocrites that run this town and piss them off. I would anyway, but that's just me. :) Look girl, you are a very opinionated, strong black woman. You are better at writing than you think. And you know, if you ever need an editor, I'm ya girl. Oh yeah, and on the whole race relations issue...I'll give you your whole article on that one. White people piss me off!!! Freaking redneck, prejudiced motha beeeeeeeep. Love ya!! :)

Jazz said...

Mandy,...You are White!... You crack head!(smile)

G. Cornelius Harris said...

Baby Gyrl...DO THE DAMN THANG!
I'll keep you posted

MC said...

I say start by defining your target audience....which it sounds like you've done already. From that you can determine how to creatively speak to them in a way that won't have them cringe in disgust while introducing a perspective that they've never thought about.

SMW said...

Hey!

I surfed through to your blog and I like what I saw. I featured you on my site as The Blog Choice of the Week. Stop by, meet my friends. I think they're gonna love you.

Keep writing!

Jazz said...

GEE, THANKS! AND THANKS FOR THE ENCOURAGING WORDS GUYS!

Just Me said...

WHAT?!! I'M WHITE?!! WHEN THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? Just kidding....Just because I'm white doesn't mean white people don't piss me off. And besides honey, you know your friend is not just white...but white chocolate!! Gotta love me :)

Jazz said...

mandy,...you are stupid! but i love ya.