Rama Demetrius Dyushambee DD - AKA: Inspector Out Rageous - The Cosmic Detective; Cosmic D; Jughead; E.D.; Eddie Harris; Edward Douglas Harris, Jr. (false name on birth certificate) - or whatever label. "I know that I am a figment of my imagination:-), and I know better than to take myself or anyone else too seriously."
Now residing in San Diego, California, Rama was born October 25, 1943 in Petersburg, Virginia. Lived most of his adolescent years in "South B Village," an African American village in Hopewell, Virginia, and teen years in "Davisville" Project until graduation from "segregated" Carter G. Woodson High School at 17 years old and enlistment into the US Navy in 1961 - Viet Nam Era Veteran, honorably discharged October 25, 1964 after 3 years 3 months and 3 days.
His musical roots trace from the '40s and '50s Southern Black Baptist Gospel in the local church and "The Grand Ole Opry" on grandparents' home radio, to high school choir and band. Also, high school "do-wop" group with Jimmy Hayes (original and current singer with THE PERSUASIONS) - the highlight of which was a booking on a show with the original IKE and TINA TURNER band touring the "Chitlin' circuit" in their bus. And, on to music school after the Navy, followed by three years as a private high school music teacher, director of a local Boston, Massachusetts production of the Rock Opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Played the college and club circuit from New York to Maine for 3 years with the Bill Colwell Band, during which time the band backed up JOHN LEE HOOKER on his Boston area gigs in the early '70s, and shared a dressing room area with MILES DAVIS for one week.
For the last past 20 years his priority has been being a father to his, now deceased as a Homo sapien, 20 years and three months daughter/Indigo Child and Evolution Angel, Tanisha Rasanna Dyushambee; And, studying, learning and experiencing how "this that and the other" is related to "the other, that and this," in preparation for "The Landing" and transition to the next millennium, paradigm, level and dimension. Um hummm...
During these times of Human Consciousness Evolution Transition with the threats of endless wars, historic economic deficits and recession to depression, mental/psychological confusion, stress, tension, apathy, depression to feelings of hopelessness and so on, it is not easy for most of us to think, feel and act on positive, uplifting and inspirational faith rooted in intuition, knowledge, logic and reasoning, but WE CAN, and each of us individually have a profound responsibility to Do the Best WE Can, because, even though, "Your little part may seem insignificant, but it is crucial that you do it." Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi.
This CD is one of the projects from YOUtopia INstitute, a nonprofit self-knowledge priority organization dedicated to "the pursuit, attainment, maintenance and sustaining of the IMP/Individual Maximum Potential." The place to start in this global healing process is with the self and our relationship with others and on to the problems with the elements of the global environment and such. The lyrics and music in this CD are related to the practical starting point of individual responsibility.
INNER-tainment for YOU! - "We are the one's we've been waiting for." Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation
"Lies will die, and Truth Will Rise to the surface." Dinah Shore - As we ALL CAN see and hear happening rapidly (If we choose to.), in this 'Age of Information' providing the foundation for the Transition to a higher level of Human Consciousness.
How can any 'Human Person' know that they have their Mind (and that someone or something else doesn't have it) if one can't (or will not) consider changing one's Mind, as well as one's habits and behavior - Huh?
This is definitely 'Out of the box.'