When you’re unemployed it’s very easy to slip into the rhythm of doing nothing all day – or at least nothing of any great significance. Combine this with some writer’s block and you have a recipe for disaster. Thankfully I tracked down an instrumental track by producer-extraordinaire MF Doom entitled ‘Benzoin Gum‘ which I had first heard mixed to Wade Fyfe’s skating in the Studio Skateboards masterpiece ‘Moodlighting‘. The beat, the samples and the mood worked so well together. Anyway, I tracked the music down as one of many piece’s that composed MF Doom’s ‘Special Herbs’ compilations. Multiple volumes of dope beats to listen to. The instrumentals kickstarted my brain into action, so when I woke up this morning – unemployed – I decided to scribble down some lines instead of heading online as I would normally do. It’s crazy what a little inspiration can do for your day.
Woke up this morning – yawning
The day’s dawning
Just hope it won’t be another boring sequence of events
Spent doing daily chores
Surf the internet then head over to the store
What’s for dinner tonight?
Yet another pizza
I can’t seem t’ eat right
My five a day are five cans of beer
Those carrots have been sitting in the fridge for a year
Yeah, carpe diem seize the day
All I do is watch mine fade away
It’s strange ‘cos I used to to be pretty active
Thanks to Youtube my index finger sees all the action
You see that video with the cats an’..?
It’s like the older I get the dumber I get
I need to make an effort to disconnect
Step away from computer
Don’t become another commuter on the information highway
Look outside for once, meet real people, come clean
Like Jeru the Damaja
I’ve done enough damage here
To my brain and motivation
Listening to MF Doom breaks is the intervention I needed to break the cycle
Now I’m hyped to write rhymes again
The next generation can’t click through this
The truth is a man needs to combine body and mind to travel through time
As long as I concentrate on mine
Everything will be fine
What’s the time?
Clock reads quarter past ten
Look how much I got done with this pad and this pen!