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I dedicate the song to Videl,

and to his community, our sisters and brothers.

I’m releasing it with the other “singles” ahead of the album, as a shoutout / love letter to “The Dreamers” here and every-where.

To the Dreamer in your own soul.

In Memory of Videl Diaz Mariscal,

A “Saint” i met in the “City of Angels”

… gone too soon at a local hospital

where I sang him this song …

he responded with a smile and the heart monitor showed us that he could hear it…

Videl grew gardens for an apartment complex in the “city of the angels”

He planted a white Lily on his last Christmas here.

Videl was ALWAYS smiling

his eyes smiled even when his mouth looked serious …

his energy … glowed

Besides the gardening,

he also cleaned the bathrooms + swept the grounds there too,

and

Videl was my friend.

When he told me they had put him on some Meds, + sheepishly showed me the bottle … I am not a doctor, but I perceived instantly that this was not a good sign … personally I try to maintain health with food and healthy habits. Of course Videl was old enough to be my grandpa or even great grandpa, but … still, I could do nothing to interfere with his doctors’ prescription … and frankly, I doubt he had health insurance, so I was clueless about what was going on … OH, and he barely spoke English, so … we communicated mostly non-verbally ….

I still wish I could have saved his life some-how.

It took a LONG time for me to manage my grief at his passing. That grief hit me like a ton of bricks, out of nowhere. Honestly, I didn’t even know Videl all that well … but he is deeply in my heart and I still grieve for him bc I feel our healthcare system, and his employers, failed him. To an extent, I feel that I failed him too.

Videl’s community has touched me in so many ways since I moved to L.A. from NYC…

This song is also a “love letter” to the as yet unnamed parking attendant at the local emergency room I had to be rushed to, when I dislocated my shoulder after a recording session.

The gentleman working as a parking attendant at that local hospital, was the only kind person i met at both of the hospitals.

Doctors, nurses, receptionists, left me to languish screaming in agony from that dislocated shoulder …

but that parking attendant … working for less than minimum wage I assume … he was the only one that cared … the only one with sincere empathy that night … + he kept saying to me “ mama good, mama strong …” that man too, is a “Saint’ in this City Of Angels.

And

this song is a love letter to the Mexican-American young girl I met outside the Cat Hospital, moments after my beloved "CallieCat” was put to sleep by that cold system inside.

The Girl, called herself “A Stranger,” walked up to me at midnight outside that Cat Hospital and showed me the kind of compassion that Veterinary Doctor could not

As my kittycat, CallieCat was writhing in pain at the VCA, I felt my heart rip, straight out of my chest …

and then outside on that cold, dark, empty night, “The Stranger” walked up to me, with a look on her face that can only be described as “Holy” …

and with that look, the “Saint in the City of Angels” ™© look,

she hugged me

and said :

“ Im here to tell you, your cat is in the better place"

In anguish, I managed to say, “who are you"?

And she said, ….” just… a stranger” …

she was just as confused as I was … as though somehow she didn’t even know why she was speaking to me … as though it was her “calling” …

and then, with a question mark, she walked away, into that night, and my heart, forever.

These songs, this album, this movie, are my “calling” …

And so … this is the “hugg” that I come out into “This Night,” the “Darkness,”

To share with you :

Hello Strangers

Who Work With Us

To Build a Better World.

Let’s tend this Garden Together

in All the Cities of the Angels,

During the “Seasons Of Light ” 2017

+ forever,

Let US Be “The Light” …

To “The Strangers,”

You and I are, “ strangers no more.”

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This song is An Ironic Gypsy Smile

"Immigracion Con La Los Anjeles”

Glad to be here

Paying Dearly for the Privilege

Immigrants fulfilling the promise

Lady Liberty

Masking and Unmasking Daily Pains

Burning Candles

Anguish

and Hope

A Love Song To the Immigrants of Los Angeles

The immigrants of America and Everywhere on this

Blue Planet.

Immigrants

Like me,

And like you too.

As the song says … “Dream On Dreamers … ” ©

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LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA LA
LA …

1

i’m walkin’ down pico
avenue
on the way to see a friend
maybe you

2

it’s a lovely day
in lovely L.A
Look at this sky look at that blue

3
i’m just so grateful i can get a smile out of you
amiga
la la la …

CHORUS

Part 1 :

buenos dias
tho i don’t speak your language i get by on a word or two im so glad to get that smile

mucho caliente gracias de nada too

Part 2 :

buenos dias
only people here take the time to smell the roses they just grew

think i’ll tag along awhile

mucho caliente gracias de nada too …

4

gather up your smiles i’m gonna smile right back at you

though i don’t know what my own world is coming to

5

i had a family once upon a time like you

but my momma died of a broken dream boo hoo

and me i am afraid of dyin’ that way too

Saint In the City of Angels ….

la la la la …

CHORUS (First Half)

6

my daddy lost it in the tax cut 2002 runs in the family all this broken dreamin’ boo hoo

and me i am afraid that i am losin it too
Saint In the City of Angels … la la la la … la…

CHORUS (Second Half)

7

they tell me my birthright is my pride against you they tell me it’s your fault the jobs they are few

8

the schools and the hospitals

they’re all slippin’ too

i don’t see the logic

i know it ain’t true

i can see the kindness

you love your children too – don’t you …

9

gather up your smiles

im gonna smile right back at you

i’m so glad to get that smile

hey mi familia too

Saint In the City of Angels ….la la la la la … la …

FULL CHORUS

then LA LA LA LA ….

Dream On Dreamers …

La La La La …

Saint In the City of …

La La La La …

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broadcast live from every state in the union come some announcement from a powerful lobby the most televised satellized anticipated hypothesized group of people be surprised ever got a voice in a world

runnin’ on a pack of lies

ok rich boy wanna war? Get ur own damn baby booties bouncin’ on the floor i ain’t gonna be no statistic for sadistic
mistake-makin’ optimistic politistic mystics

televised satellized anticipated hypothesized group of people be surprised ever got a voice in a world

runnin’ on a pack of lies

CHORUS this message brought to you by the girl givin’ birth to the girl or the boy to the toy you’ll employ 18 years ago from today
this message brought to you by my unborn firstborn who is mine … not yours …

and furthermore till we get all o’ that “no more war” – you and all your kind – ain’t gettin’ none o’ mine … – that’s what i said – i said, you – every one o’ you – ain’t gettin’ none till you act your age … not your boot size …

i already know who the father is and it ain’t you – what kind of uncle are you anyway

she needs diapers and dresses and books and a telescope so she can see god’s universe in all her glory and maybe she’ll cure your cancer someday maybe she’ll be president …
broadcast live …

i ain’t gonna be …

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Into :

RAGTAG RAP TAG :

When I’m President

I’m gonna REPEAL rape culture

VETO vaginal probe hate culture

Nobody on THIS or any other planet

Gonna Lay Their hands on MY body or HER body

MY CHOICE

HER CHOICE

She will teach the little boys
to LISTEN to the little GIRLS

and SOMETIMES that little GIRL
is TRAPPED INSIDE that little BOY

EQUAL PAY + BLACK LIVES MATTER is the LAW of the LAND

and ALL MARRIAGES ARE GAY … as in HAPPY !

LOVE is LOVE is LOVE

Peace On Earth Will be HANDMADE

and Every Living Creature, a CITIZEN

Earth is not a motel room!
And though we may be Rock Stars

We gotta stop TRASHIN’ it
And Clean Up Our Room !

Humanity Must Become As Sophisticated as Technology
Or We Lose Both

because

The Chain of Human Kind is Stronger Than Our Weakest Links !

My Friends,

This Global FRAT party is OVER

My Friends,

This MULTIVERSE is FEMPOWERED

+

Well Behaved Women, Rarely Make History.

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Thanks 4 inquiries about my upcoming releases!

As you may know, I set out a few years ago to make my Indie Feature Film and Full length album, which are ABOUT Diversity,

AT my FIERCELY INDIE Upcycled, Recycled Sustainable, and Green Film and Music Studio …

which was built from SCRATCH with upcycled and recycled materials and which honors the Ocean environment on which it stands …

I wanted to MAKE my projects with a Diverse Team AND I wanted to be FREE from Corporate Overlords.

It took me a sec, with a whole lotta help from my team, but I can proudly say, we ARE in our final stages of POST Production as the mostly edited film has been awaiting her music, and her ENDING SCENE … the album is damn near complete and we shot our ending:)

This is the first of many in the pipeline of my now thriving FeMtO™StudiO …

I woke up a few thoughts about the Oscars controversy and … those led me to meditate on a topic I’ve explored and will continue to explore as one of my personal challenges …

I was faced with this challenge very early on in life bc I knew that I was born to make art from the moment I became aware of my existence …

unfortunately, raising myself in abusive circumstances made these challenges far more challenging and I’ve been steadily climbing the hill for a long time now …

below, I’m including the essay we’ll be posting today … in hopes it may resonate … and I’m sending out a big HUGG to my team and to all of YOU who are supporting my work … it really means the world …

Indie Artists Are Endangered Species
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Dear Friends

It’s no joke,

Indie Artists, especially Females + Persons Of Color and or So Called “Alternative Cultural / Sexual Preference / Lifestyle / Gender Orientation” ARE an Endangered Species.

Everybody knows the story of now famous painter Vincent VanGogh who lived in poverty, cut his own ear off in desperation, and who’s paintings after death, made gazillions of cash, generating it’s own industry.

I’m advocating that our cultures directly keep artists working while we are alive.

Many dangers are faced depending on what part of the world we live in… but endangered species we certainly are.

These dangers reflect the cultural biosphere at large … in some cultures, violence is threatened in order to shut down free speech by artists.

In more commercial based cultures it’s a slow death via economic erasure, starvation, and quiet degradation.

As with endangered species, sometimes Our Parts, are “poached” by large + small media daily.

It’s subtle, parts of a work can b cannibalized + applied to one project this year, with other parts used next year… no attribution, no compensation.

But far Worse, is erasure by indifference to good work in favor of mediocrity or crass commercialism .

That’s a cliche but this is commonplace and adds to our invisibility bc you, the audience are often watching on your screens, what has been predetermined via cultural bias.

Ideas + expressions ARE literally, life-blood to the artist …

YOU as audience can REALLY tell, when an artist LIVES AND BREATHES what she or he is doing…

YOU know the difference between a home baked cookie and the one wrapped and slapped up by factory committee.

Worst of all …

If our indie voices are shouted down by corporate art, bought and paid for … and far louder, amped up by corporation chaching ….

If indie artists are ignored by the very people we seek to share with, at the hearth and heart of society, culture, village, neighborhood …

Someday, indie artists , speaking that lone wolf language, sharing that message of freedom and individuality, may cease to believe in themselves.

And That, dear audience, if you check the history and herstory of artistic suppression … will, inevitably and irreparably, destroy freedom, individuality, and civilization, for us all.

In the case of indifference, you can make a difference by seeking out and supporting Indie Artists that you believe in. It doesn’t take much to support the arts and it helps artists so much more when you do so directly, bc giving money to a Big Corporation or even to a government arts council is really paying your support into a large structure that maintains those prejudicial structures and favours whomever the corporation or government favours.

We are tiny voices, squeaking for our lives and we really do this work, for you… No really, we really do… that’s why so many of us give up lucrative opportunities, to remain free in our creative voices ….

If u know an artist’s works,

If u genuinely appreciate their work,

Please DO Let them know it. Please DO support them directly and monetarily if you can by simply buying directly from them whenever possible.

It actually CAN be a life + death matter.
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