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The Sanford Strangler: A Shocking Florida Tale!

August 19, 2014

Once upon a time, in the infamous Florida city called Sanford, there lived a young man named Harrison. A time existed when Harrison loved gangsta rap, especially 90’s gangsta rap. He requested the music all the time.

Harry

Many people already know about George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. For awhile, Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. During the time civil rights leaders marched peacefully through Sanford, Harrison changed. He turned anti-rap.

racism and harry

If you look at the second quote, you’ll see something about hip hop based around violence, drugs and sexual abuse. The irony of this? Before his anti-rap stance, Harrison was arrested for domestic violence by strangulation.

As you can see in the next photo, Harrison wasn’t too fond of Travyon Martin, either.

Hurry Regal's Big Mouth

After all this, guess what happened? The same guy who badmouthed Trayvon Martin and hip hop was arrested for strangulation AGAIN! Yes, according to arrest records, The Sanford Strangler may have struck again!

Has he gone to prison? Has the charges been dropped? This blog doesn’t know. Still, it definitely will give updates about…The Sanford Strangler.

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Another Idiot Uploads a Blackface Photo on Instagram

March 15, 2014

Yesterday, I happen to visit Instagram.  What do I see?  This pic showing, exaggerated, stereotype, black faces.

Black face instagram

At first, I definitely was offended.  Before writing this blog, I asked friends about it.  They came to the same conclusion; this shit is offensive.

By the way, a friend pointed out the Pulp Fiction character’s name is spelled “Marsellus Wallace”.

As some folks may have easily blown this off, there’s more to it than this.  You see, I know the guy personally.  In Sanford, I used to DJ in his mom’s bar.

A year ago,  I had a falling out with the place.  Business was running slow.  (From what I was told, it still is.) Despite sales dropping all over, I was personally being blamed for the Tuesdays and Wednesdays I DJed there.  Plus I was being blamed for the one Friday of the month I DJed there.  For some reason, the bar owner blamed me for playing gangster rap.  First of all, despite all the cursing and sexist lyrics, none of the songs I played were gangster rap.  In other words, no lyrics involved violence.

Where did the owner get the word “gangster rap” from?  Her son complained about me playing it earlier. My humble guess leans towards her learning that word from her son.

Seriously, check out these two videos. Does this look like rap music running people out of the bar?

Oh yea, I didn’t always play hip-hop either.

To even illustrate more bullshit, a night actually did center around rap music.

Dirty hip hop flyer and 90s music

This was at the bar’s previous location.  A film festival happened that weekend.  On this night, not only did my biker friends show up, the mayor of Sanford showed up too.

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett posing with black sanford resident

Could it be the patrons deserted the bar because of bad customer service?  For years, folks complained to the bar owner about her son.  I can remember that since 2010.  Yet, now as of September 2013, she finally got rid of him.  By that time, I had already quit.

Still, whether he still works there or not, the damage is already done.  Knowing her son as the main reason people stopped attending the bar, the bar owner chose to pick on me and rap music.  She even gave him my Wednesday night.  Then, after that, she told me he was making so much money.  Yet, patrons told me a far different story.  The bar was always nearly empty.  Plus he always closed early and headed to another bar, a bar he currently works at.

Observe this exchange.  I scribbled out the name to protect the innocent. Patrick Scott Barnes is me. I DJ on the left.  This was in 2013.  Check the calender for that year and you’ll see 1/16 was a Wednesday night, the nights I used to DJ.

Empty bar

He across the street

Mr. Closing-At-12 is the one in the middle. This is at the other bar.

West End pic

After my observation, my friend agreed.

West end dead too.

Back in March 2013, I quit Tuesdays also.  In May, I received an e-mail showing a fight had taken place on Tuesday.  I guess this was the crowd the bar wanted all along.

fight at little fish

When I charged racism before I quit , both the bar owner  and her son found my words having no base.  Yet, check out her son’s wonderful prose on racism.  By the way, Hurry Regal and Harry Reagan are the same person.

racism and harry

Remember, this is the same guy posting black faces on Instagram.

Him and I used to get along.  Yet, when the publicity over George Zimmerman brought attention to Sanford, he turned into an asshole about race.

Hurry Regal and Al Sharpton

Hurry Regal's Big Mouth

All right, here’s my confession.  I can take part of the blame for “nigga” .  Because some patrons were fans of the show, I used to always quote Boondocks.

“Nigga, you gay.”

Black folks saying that, white people start saying it too.  Still, most white people in their right mind know not to repeat that word.   White rappers Eminem and Macklemore never used that word.

Yet, way before my conflict with the bar, I stopped saying it.

During the peaceful marches in Sanford, some folks complained about Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, saying they were dividing the city. Even some business owners voiced this.

Yet, here is some dude walking among Downtown Sanford people,  and only about two called him out on his bullshit.

Also, as he mouths off about violent music, might I add he has a criminal record for domestic violence? No wonder he supports George Zimmerman, him and George have something in common.

Does this mean I believe the city of Sanford is racist?  Sanford is no different than any other city.  Just like in most cities and towns, you have both your idiots and decent people.

UPDATE:  I RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL ON FACEBOOK.

Harry's email

Oh well, here’s a past email from his mom. This was 2013.

Don't play rag email

By the way, all metal music doesn’t run people out of the bar. Check out the third video on this blog.

Actually, she’s referring to a night when some dudes kept asking for death metal all night. True enough, that did piss people off.

I guess everything was my fault. Oh well, check out the next e-mail. A past open-mic host sent the bar owner an e-mail.  The bar owner sent a copy of the letter to me. I scratched out the letter writer’s name to protect the innocent. He defends his friend. Yet, he lays some nasty blame on the bar owner.  This was 2012.

Your bar is badly run

Will I get another nasty email? Who knows.

Obama 2012: The Dark Knight Returns

November 7, 2012

Election Night happened during my DJ gig at Little Fish – Huge Pond, located in Sanford, Florida.

My first time playing vinyl on Tuesday nights, I turned on the stereo system I received as a Christmas present back in 1991.  Check out the dust.

First, I played classical music, sounds that played surprisingly well with the election action on the bar’s television.

After playing three records, I played these albums: Chuck Mangione’s Love Notes, Madhouse’s 16  (an 80s jazz project by Prince) and George Benson’s In Your Eyes.   No one complained about the music, either.

Because everyone were Obama supporters, people cheered when he won.

As most Downtown Sanford bars were nearly empty, Little Fish still attracted people.

During his campaign, Mitt Romney possessed the audacity to appear in Sanford.


Knowing the racial climate over the Trayvon Martin incident, he chose to show his mug in the city.

I’m damned glad Obama won. All the GOP knows how to do is stir up bigoted white people and make the rich wealthier.

That talk of “Taking Our Country Back” annoyed me too.  Take it back from who?  Also, why is it just their country and not everyone else’s?  I am so sick of certain Americans behaving as if they’re entitled to everything.

Not only did Obama win the electoral vote, he won the popular vote too.

The Dark Knight has returned.

Lucky Buddha Night

October 5, 2012

The following pics are from a DJ gig at Little Fish – Huge Pond, located in Sanford, Florida.

This was my first time seeing Lucky Buddha beer.

I jumped into the fun too.

Outside, an argument happened across the street.

A cop showed.

Nobody got arrested. Soon, things went back to normal.

Current DJ Gig in a New Location

September 13, 2012

Recently, one of the bars I DJ in moved to another location.  I’m referring to Little Fish-Huge Pond in Sanford, Florida.

The beauty of the joint?  Unlike the last location, smoking is not allowed. Folks have to go outside and puff.

This is the view from my DJ spot.

This is the corner where folks play games.

The sound system is different too.  Two speakers sit high above everyone in the loft.

Also, through out the bar, speakers are located in the ceiling.

In the middle is Moire Wisdom, the bar’s owner.

This is her son, Harry.  As I work with Moire on Tuesday nights, I work with Harry on Wednesdays.

Enjoy the rest of the pics.

Losing Two DJ Gigs

August 7, 2012

Looks like I lost two DJ gigs…least hopefully for awhile.  Tuesday and Wednesday nights, I gig at Little Fish-Huge Pond in Sanford, Florida.  At the beginning of this month, the bar was scheduled to open in its new location.  That didn’t happen.  The bar isn’t at its old location either, meaning I have no gigs in Sanford.

 

I still have my Happy Hour spot in Orlando.  Yet, I’m going to miss the money I used to make in Sanford.

Good thing I had the foresight to save my pennies and find other spots for gigs.  Depending on one spot just isn’t wise.  You never know when you can all of a sudden lose it.

I really don’t know Little Fish’s future.  If it never opens again, I’m going to miss the spot that ignited my DJ career.