Rachel, here. I stumbled upon this spoken word magician - Miles Hodges - a few months back, and I've still got this playing on the regular. I won't try to decipher "Harlem," here. But. I will say the editing of this video serves as a great inspiration for me. There is just so much overproduced solid crap out there that the general mass digests. But, there's also just as much awesome - like this vid. The digging is half of my fun. I always love seeing videos like this because they're stripped down to their "content" - the king/queen, if you will - which is just Miles, his environment, and his delivery. The nuance. The storytelling. The angles. The pauses... It honors and complements his words.
When I first watched this, I said, "Daaaaaaaang" out loud (multiple times.) Ok, let's be honest. I said, "Daaaaaaaa-yum!"
We're in the middle of summer y'all! And with Miles's musing on the season, I thought it'd be appropriate to share. From one city to another (or wherever you are) in the summer, he also reminds us to savor it in his list of "7 Reasons To Love Summer."
P.S. His shades are pretty cool, right?