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the big fight

train

Since the car seems to be permanently fucked, I’ve been taking the train to work just about every day. I really like taking it in the morning. I get to chill out, listen to some jams and just collect my thoughts for a little while without worrying about all the traffic, getting pulled over, crashing, and all the other shit that comes with flying to work at 95 MPH on I-95.

The day officially begins once I hit Suburban Station. As soon as I step off that train my day transforms into a hilarious metaphorical UFC fight in my mind. I walk confidently through the tunnel under the arena (up the escalator in Suburban Station) with my entrance music pumping through the PA (my iPhone). I’m finally revealed to the eager crowd (average folks on the street) as I make my trek through the aisle toward the ring (from 18th & JFK to 20th & Chestnut). The crowd explodes as I finally step into the octagon (kids nod or say “sup Mr. Rose” as I walk into school). Win or lose, the day is going to be tough for sure. They all are. Man, I just wish I could have Bruce Buffer announce my arrival. Ha… that would rule.

“AND IN THE RED CORNER… FIGHTING OUT OF THE BULLSHIT SUBURBS, AND WEIGHING IN AT WAY TOO MANY POUNDS, FATHER OF THE CUTEST BABY EVAAAARRR… JOSEPH “MR.” ROOOOOOOOOOSSE!”

Whatever.

Apparently, I rule.

Within my school, there is an alternative program (kind of a school within the school), called the Peace Project. There are two kids assigned to an internship that was scheduled to take them to a place called Arts in Motion (I think). It’s a few blocks away, and they were to be involved in someContinue Reading

“good luck”

To keep the theme going, I got another important email recently. I had an interview set up for another Music Production Teaching job. This one would be a pretty full-time gig, and would give me the first regular paycheck I’ve had in years. It was the financial stability that I’ve been wanting so badly, andContinue Reading

I have a new job.

I actually got a job. In January I start teaching Music Production at The Freire Charter School in Philadelphia. “The Freire Charter School provides a college-preparatory learning experience with a focus on problem solving, freedom, critical thinking, and the collective values of non-violence, safety, community and teamwork. Situated in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City,Continue Reading