Charles Wright | 2016 September
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When I was a child I was not allowed to attend movies until I was thirteen years old. Being that as it may, my brother Frankie D. and I suddenly became enthralled with cowboy movies. We’d go to the movies on weekends and during the week, we’d spend most evenings playing out our rolls as cowboys. We’d be mimicking the events we’d seen on the screen.

This is why I understand our current situation, and why the young black men are playing  out the scenes mimicking the scenes they’ve witnessed on television and in the movies. The big difference now is  today they’ve issued the children genuine lethal weapons (weapons to actually kill each other with.)

In our day, to go to such an extreme, wasn’t even a far-fetched fantasy. No one would’ve dreamed of such a thing.   And of course, we didn’t have black heroes in those days, so we were simply imitating cowboys and inner city gangsters.

So now I can imagine how the average black child  who goes to the movies and comes home feeling like, “I need someone to shoot up and end up shooting one of the kids on the next block!”  This is simply a reaction to what a young mind has just witnessed, sitting in the dark room enjoying a movie, designed to program him to self-destruct.

We are all inspired by something and children are more often than not inspired by the movies they see.

I’ve often wondered if Denzel Washington or Wesley Snipes know what they are doing, Do they know how desperately inspired a young black person is by their presence? Do they know the writer and or the director is giving them instructions to destroy the children who look up to them, children who look like them and has aspirations of following in their footsteps? Do they understand the simple fact that, some of the people behind the scenes are on a mission to destroy their race? I honestly and truly hate to put it that bluntly, but I actually believe some of them are.

In fact, I personally believe the Ku Klux Klan has long since pulled off their robes, and aligned themselves with the motion picture industry in order to put down and to hold down the black community. Otherwise, most all of the bad guys in the movies would not fall under a black banner. But if you’ve noticed: the big bad monster, the dirty crook or the evilest force occur is nine times out of ten of a dark nature.

Each time they announce a new movie featuring one of these brothers, I be hoping and praying his script will contain some sort of an intellectual message. But no matter how hard I pray, they always end up pointing a gun at us. For months before a film is released, you’ll see big billboards and posters featuring our so-called heroes, pointing their guns directly into the poorest part of Urban centers. The purveyors of these destructive forces does this all the time, and get away with it practically every time and guess why? Because to this very day nobodies took the time to file a single complaint! Don’t forget,  the squeaky wheel is the one that more often than not, gets the oil.

Charles W. Wright

On this Flash Back Friday I’m going back to the Taste of Soul. Where the food was delicious and music was funky and the people were so much fun. You might be able to catch me in the streets in October.

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“Answer to My Prayers” opens Something to Make You Feel Good on an extraordinarily solid note. It’s a light, relatively breezy blues prioritizing structure and melody over any guitar histrionics and Wright leaps out of the mix with tremendous engagement. He takes an audacious turn on “Apartment Living”, a hard-edged slab of funk with dense, layered instrumentation. “Looking for an Ugly Woman” has a stylish groove that takes over immediately and Wright rides it masterfully. The song has some obvious comedic qualities, but Wright’s songwriting artistry lies in the song’s subtle undertones only discerning listeners will pick up on. “She Don’t Believe In Love” hinges on the same songwriting model; it presents itself as one thing, but there’s an underside to the track that gives it added depth. “Happiness” blasts out with resounding energy that quickly captures listeners’ attention and the brass section boils over with vivid, forceful energy.

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“LOOKING FOR AN UGLY WOMAN

By Charles Wright

On a roller coaster ride with this foxy little girl, who walked by my side and rocked my world. But she lied and cheated and I finally learned, can’t trust some people when your back is turned.

-CHORUS-
I’m looking for an ugly woman someone who’ll understand, looking for an ugly woman, who won’t disrespect her man.
Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they think they’re smart. Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they’ll break your heart.

Some people say wow! What a beautiful thing, awe! t
They don’t understand y’all, they can’t feel my pain. If they could see this from the other side, they’d see that beauty’s just going along for the ride.

I’m looking for an ugly woman yes I am, looking for an ugly woman frankly, I don’t give a damn. Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they think they’re slick. Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they’re full of sh—t!
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-BRIDGE-

She ride around in a car with smokey window glass, she look sadity but she ain’t got an ounce of class!

Into my wallet, stole fifty bucks, into the casino; y’all, where she tried her luck. Why did you donthis, stoop so low, only thing she could tell me y’all was, “I just don’t know?”

-CHORUS-

I’m looking for an ugly woman yes I am, looking for an ugly woman frankly, I don’t give a damn. Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they talk too fast, looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they can kiss my Unah!

-SOLO-

Unhun! Yeah! Yeah! Unah! Yeah! Unah!  Ununh! Yeah! Yeah! Unah!

-BRIDGE-
Aw! She ride around in a car with smokey window glass, she looks sadity but she ain’t got an ounce  of class!

4, I learned my lesson, I did discover, can’t judge a book not by the cover. I tell ya’, I forgave her a thousand times, I guess I never did in the back of my mind.

– CHORUS-

I’m looking for an ugly woman someone who’ll understand, looking for an ugly woman, who won’t disrespect her man.

Looking for an ugly woman, pretty women they think they’re slick, looking for an ugly woman, pretty women are full of tricks,
Ugly woman, pretty women will break your heart. Ugly woman, pretty women they think they’re smart. Looking for an ugly woman, pretty wimen they think they’re cute. I want an ugly woman, just to help me spend my loot.

-SOĹO-

Ah! Ha! I told you to be careful what you look for, now didn’t I!?