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Date: Thu, 9 Jun  2005 12:00AM PDT)
From: Send an Instant Message "John French" <mosshead7@yahoo.com>
Subject: your recent airport experience _ mean people suck _
To: cavuto@foxnews.com
I am glad that you are sensitive enough to have had this episode bother you. It should - Yet, in your position - busy, busy - you may have just gone about your own business like allot of narcissistic colleagues of your and allot of other people in general.
Moreover, I think it's noble that it bothered you enough to share it w/ your viewers - probably, most of the them crude, judge mental, ignorant, white trash and opinionated themselves - commonly spreading hatred and negative energy.
Neal, more people need to look inside - allot of my poetry (I have seven books on http://www.mystrawhat.com) focuses on a revolution from within in order for real change to happen and for us to continue to advance in meaningful ways as a progressive society and humane civilization.
Just the other day, I was in conversation and caught myself not being preachy but honest in saying that I am more impressed by someones friendly disposition and contribution to make good days rather than if somebody has a Mercedes or a Lexus or a big home, etc.. (an average size home can be just as beautiful if given love and imagination and dedication to beautification that feeds the soul).
Finally, I've been thinking about a late friend, Tanya Brown, who was the lead singer for Queen Bee & The Blue Hornet Band. Tanya was large woman but a beautiful woman indeed for those who could see past the unconventional beauty and not hold her to shallow standards for how a woman (especially in entertainment should look). Later in her career, after touring the world, being on the Int. Jazz & Blues Charts, touring w/ B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters, Tanya lost weight through kick boxing and a healthy diet and she looked stunning - absolutely stunning - I was so happy for her - Yeah, she was still the same super cool Tanya - And then she suddenly died.
I am truly happy that my love for life, words & music led me to be friends w/ Tanya and have full respect and love for her rather than just writing her off or not wanting to be seen w/ an overweight, black, blues singer. Tanya helped full fill good university days while I was at PSU and thereafter until her death. I'm glad I was sensitive and think more of man than most who would consider being sensitive a weakness.

Bruised HWY


if it read take one

she took ten

maybe that's why she dead

oh, i miss her by the river

keepin' the river fed w/ crusts of bread


well, at least she read..

if she had one, she'd give three

she was always sayin' you look dead

in the rear view mirror w/ a smile

oh, i miss her driving moonlit miles


keep it down - way down

and forget what's past

at least the memories -

they sometimes last -

or just not meant to be -

so we keep them way down -

while we drive another hundred miles


-way down south and into dawn-

white lines make a bruised HWY

like all the pills she kept down

and the way she smeared her lipstick

i didn't think she'd be the one dead

-just thought it was they way she wore

her simple frown-

& the simple crown upon her head-


Dedicated to Tanya Brown

of Queen Bee & The Blue Hornet Band

Definitely one of the coolest girls I have ever met

(and I still think itís cool you hit the Jazz & Blues Intl. Charts

and toured w/ B.B. King and Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy)



Best Intent,




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Poetry  By John Alan Conte`, Jr.
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