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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm still laughing...HAHA!!

Well, folks. I watched a couple of videos debating Kirk Franklin's appearance in the Monique Show about a month ago. One guy got offended that Kirk Franklin was laughing at Monique's jokes which happened to have some cussing in it. Ok, so you're judging a man laughing at something that's funny to him? So am I wrong for laughing at Dave Chappelle? Dave is one of the vulgar dudes out there, and yet I consider him one of my favorite comedians. Family Guy. I love Family Guy. Do they go to far with the Jesus jokes? Yeah they do, but I'd be lying to say that when I'm watching the show and I hear or see something funny, I'm not laughing. Look, if you're like me, funny is funny. I see something funny, I'm going to laugh. Weather it's a joke with a punchline, or if I see somebody slip going up or down the stairs. Now, can I be honest with you people? Most of the so called "clean-Christian" comedians and tv shows are corny. Yes I said it. Some of those shows are dry and corny. I know what some of you are saying. Ephesians 4:29 "Stop all dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say." Trust me, I understand. That happens to be one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Now do I think Monique is funny? HECK NAH! I've always thought, and I still do, that Monique is corny. She's never been funny to me. Now like I said before, I like Dave Chappelle. When it comes to vulgarity, Monique and Dave are right there at the same page. So I can't judge Kirk for laughing at Monique. Kirk and I got something in common. We both love music, and we both are clowns. So Kirk laughing at Monique is not surprising. Who am I to say what Kirk is supposed to laugh at? Some of us need to laugh.

Now another thing that people are tripping off of is the fact that Kirk is "conforming." Because Kirk went on a show like the Monique show and laughing at her "vulgar" jokes, he's conforming. Ok. Oh btw, Marvin Sapp was on Good Morning America, and Fred Hammond was on the View. I guess they were conforming too. This guy got on Kirk saying that he was on the Monique show just to sell his CD. Are you faulting the man for that? Yes, Gospel music is a ministry first. But it's still a business. The man gotz to get paid, sir. I know I know, "It's not about money, It's not about fame..." Yes, I like that song, too. But you cannot tell me that if you were in Kirk's shoes, you wouldn't take the opportunity and present your music to the world by going on a "secular" show like the Monique that gets millions of viewers for a chance to sell music. Don't sit there and lie with your religious self. Please don't get me wrong. Romans 12:2 "Don't be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him."

Now I agree with one lady who said that today's Gospel Artist need to get more serious with the Gospel part of the music. I agree whole heartedly. But I'm not going to question ones faith for going on a show and laughing at the jokes. Yes cussing is wrong, but that's what Monique does. That's what Jay Leno, David Letterman, and all them do. Cuss. Yet you've seen the Clark Sister's, Kirk Franklin, and others perform on those type of shows. Now let me throw this in, just because it doesn't reach you doesn't mean it's not reaching people. Stop trying to base facts on how you feel. Me personally, I cannot stand "God In Me" by Mary Mary. I think it's garbage. Now just because it didn't reach me, doesn't mean it didn't reach you.

What am I saying? Just because you can't watch shows like Family Guy and laugh, and I can, doesn't mean you're more saved than I am. We're not all going to like the same music, tv shows, etc. I know some church folk that can't stand Tyler Perry. Yet, I know some church folk that love Tyler Perry. Tyler cusses. He does. But for me to criticize him for cussing, something I used to do a lot, would be foolish. Me to judge his salvation would put me out of place. Tomorrow night as a matter of fact, Mom and I are going to see his latest play, "Madea's Big Happy Family." I'm expecting a great time. Am I going to laugh at jokes that might have some cussing in it? If it's funny, yes I am. Sue me.

Stay Saved,

Daniel Richerson

P.S. Just an update from the blog, It's Over. I am going back to SC, but only for 3 weeks, then I'm going to spend some time in Kentucky. Where am I going to end up? I'm hoping it's back in Collinsville. But it's God's will, not mine. Continue to pray for me.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's over...

Life as I know it now is done. All that talk about, I don't want to go back to SC. I'm enjoying myself up here. It's all become road kill. As a birthday present, I'm going back to South Carolina. See the reason I moved up here was to get a job and "start my life." In reality, I wrecked my life to the point where I went on a 5 month trip to Collinsville, IL. I've called this a dream. The problem with dreams is that you have to wake up. Come May, I'm waking up. No one to blame but me. I've had the time of my life up here. Met people I'll never forget. Had more fun at church than I've had in years. All that, and I forgot the reason I came up here. On second thought, I didn't forget, I was just looking for a hand out. Word to the kids reading this: Don't look for a handout. Trust me. Not a smart idea. I moved up here and even created an email and renamed my twitter ID with the area code of Collinsville. All that ONLY to not look for a job, not put forth an effort to look for a job...now i'm paying for it. Going back to a place where I will sit on my talent again. I will once again be in an atmosphere that's more depressing than...I will once again be in an atmosphere where I'll be comfortable doing nothing with my life. Why? Cause I didn't do what I was supposed to do the 5 months I was up here. All the laughs, all the conversations, and I didn't do the one thing I was asked to do when I moved up here. So, Ginger, Uncle's coming home.

~Daniel Richerson

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Big Dusty vs Daniel Richerson

I said I was going to blog and I am sirs and ma'ams. Here's the proof. See, what this is? A blog. Wonderful invention it is.

Now you've seen them all. Dondria vs Phaffatt. Magic vs Ervin. Beyonce vs Sasha. I'm sure there's more, where people have like a split personality. Not necessarily a spirit, I don't want to call it that, but more like a persona they put on to hide who they really are. I guess that is considered a spirit, but I'm not trying to make this like a demonic thing. Granted with some people it is demonic. (*coughs* Jay Z *coughs*)

So, Big Dusty vs Daniel Richerson. To me there is a difference. Now just to remind or tell y'all the simple story of how Dusty came to be. I was in the 7th grade sitting in Home Ed, and two boys out the blue started calling me, Dusty. The reason being is that they thought I looked like "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, who is a Hall of Fame professional wrestler from the 80's. So that's basically the origin of Dusty. Years went by, and more and more people started calling me Dusty, so I took it as my own and added the "Big" part to it. When it came time to pick online handles, Big Dusty usually always came to mind. It become it's own persona. Big Dusty was somebody Daniel Richerson could never be. Big Dusty had guts. Big Dusty said what was on his mind and wasn't afraid of the reaction. Daniel Richerson is still this shy kid looking for love and attention.

Through most of the day, 4/6/10, I didn't post a status. Why? Daniel Richerson was lacking attention and wanted it. Big Dusty don't care either way. He'll say just about anything just to say it and not look for a response. Daniel will say something and if the response is negative, hiss heart broken. Very easily at that. The question comes, is Big Dusty a spirit or a different persona I created for myself? A mask in other words. Who do people like better? Who do people love better?

As most of you know, I love pro wrestling. Through the good and the bad, I've watched most of the time. I've heard wrestling personality Eric Bischoff say something like this, "You got to live the character in the ring and out the ring for it to truly work." Question again. With all the deaths that's happened within the wrestling community, could part of the reason be that the character took over the true persona and the performer didn't know how to control it?

Big Dusty is just a character. Daniel Richerson is the person behind the mask. It's almost like the Sherman Klump/Buddy Love type of thing with me, except Big Dusty is not evil.

I use Skype, btw add me: danrich618 , and I posted this status before I went to bed last night. "On Twitter/Facebook, I'm Big Dusty. In real life I'm Daniel Richerson. Daniel Richerson needs some growing to do. Big Dusty is there already." This really was the origin of the day break I took and the origin for this blog.

I recently got a new nick name, Double X L. I don't know who he is yet. Hopefully he's a good guy. I've heard it said that if you're called something enough, you start to believe and become it. Be careful what you call somebody because somebody with low confidence will take it and run with it. The Bible says that the power of life and death lies on the tongue.

Continue to keep me in your prayers. I surely need it.

Stay Saved,

Daniel Richerson aka Big Dusty

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fools...why is this a holiday?

I've been out spoken on how I hate April Fools day. One reason being is the fact that I'm easy. I don't like being got. I take it to seriously. Anybody else like that? I looked up the history and it goes hundreds of years back apparently. Either way, my opinion, I put this day up there with Valentines Day. Waste of time. People play pranks on each other every day. People show love to their significant other everyday. Why oh why do they need a holiday? What, to do it "bigger and better than ever?" Give me a break. I may sound like a hater, well...

Well that's it. Can't think of nothing else. Bye!

~ Daniel Richerson

P.S. I hate the new YouTube layout. HATE IT!!