On MLK Day and Uncle Andy

On MLK Day and Uncle Andy

Today seems like a good day to share this. This is a picture of Ambassador Andrew Young and me in 2011. Ambassador Young served as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta. He’s also my Godfather,...
How I lowered my phone usage to 2 hours a day

How I lowered my phone usage to 2 hours a day

I’ve gotten my phone usage down to ~2 hours/day. This is down from my average ~5 hours in recent months. I spend these 3 extra hours per day: practicing guitar (~30 mins/day) reading books (~50 pages/day) Writing blog entries such as this one. How did I lessen my...

Edition #56 – Bashiri Johnson answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? I am a musician to do what I have no choice doing, play music. Being a musician I am healthy, free, fulfilled. 2. Who inspired your musical inspirations? My musical inspirations are Malcolm X, Prince, Nikola Tesla, Hendrix, Mandela, Stevie...
Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music? This heavy question is at the heart of an ongoing battle. The Music Industry vs. Silicon Valley I wonder who wins this one… (My bet is on the techies) Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) argues that...

My productivity manifesto for 2024 πŸ“

I think a lot about productivity. And I relentlessly try to optimize my schedule so that I’m spending my time on what matters most to me. It’s the beginning of the year, and I usually go underground and work. Before I do that, I want to share with you how...
7PS: Spicy πŸ₯‚

7PS: Spicy πŸ₯‚

Read time: 1 minute, 324 words. ​ Let’s save you a tipsy Google: ​Here are the lyrics for Auld Lang Syne to sing at your New Year’s Party. ​ Be impressed: If anyone knows all these words by heart. Waiting for your boss to tell you your New Years...
7PS: Gingerbread πŸͺ

7PS: Gingerbread πŸͺ

Read time: 1 minute, 263 words. ​ I dedicate this edition to all the gingerbread men & women who bravely sacrificed themselves for the sake of holiday cheer. ​ Happy Holidaze, Kabir​ ​ Seven Point Sunday – December 24 πŸ’Ό Portfolio Career Meet Khadija Idrissi...
Should AI algorithms be allowed to scrape music?

On Christmas Music

Mariah Carey is the gift that keeps giving. 🎁 “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the famous song by Mariah Carey from her 1994 album, Merry Christmas. It has become a Christmas standard, reaching number one in over 25 countries and selling 16 million...