This blog and become more than just about music but it is most definitely all about the things that make me who I am!
My name is Ben “Benzilla” Stewart. Artist, musician, producer, entrepreneur, world traveler in pursuit of becoming an ethnomusicologist. I currently live and work in NYC, my home town is STL! And now some back round about me…

 

I love my #whitecastles sliders but making them my way and healthier has changed everything. #homemadewhitecastlesliders

I love my #whitecastles sliders but making them my way and healthier has changed everything. #homemadewhitecastlesliders

Nas Discovers His Third Great Grandmother: Pocahontas

This is going to be interesting I think its really going to be an educational journey!

The cherries this summer have been exceptionally sweet

The cherries this summer have been exceptionally sweet

jfn-justfornerds:

apiarys:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

#representation matters


Because Falcon wasn’t a relevant super hero before. Because John Stewart wasn’t the main Green Lantern in JL:U. Black Panther wasn’t one of the more popular characters. Because Storm isn’t a queen in Africa and one of the longest standing X-men, even one of the more powerful. Because Luke Cage didn’t start a new super hero group. Because Ultimate Spider-Man has never been black. Cyborg wasn’t a star on every team he was in. BECAUSE WAR MACHINE WASN’T AN AMAZING RUN! BECAUSE FIRESTORM! BECAUSE NICK FURY! BECAUSE GOLIATH! BECAUSE SPAWN! BECAUSE CLOAK! BLADE! BISHOP! STEEL! STAR BOY! AND SO MANY OTHERS!DON’T FUCKING TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION WHEN BLACK HEROES HAVE PLAYED SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC AND/OR ORIGINAL HEROES BUT YOU’RE ONLY NOTICING ONE NOW BECAUSE IT’S A HERO THAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS! YOU SHOULD’VE BEEN SHARING THESE OTHER AMAZING HEROES WITH THEM FOR YEARS! ALL OF YOU SHOULD KNOW AND READ UP! BLACK HEROES DIDN’T HAVE AS MANY COMICS AS THE WHITE ONES BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY WEREN’T THERE AND WEREN’T POPULAR! MAYBE IF YOU GAVE THEM MORE ATTENTION THEY COULD AFFORD TO MAKE NEW RUNS OF THEM!

I think you are missing the mark with your rant, yes black heros existed, yes they have been pivotal in many comic book iteration, in fact there was a black captain America before and there was also the u.s. Patriot, but to this younger generation who isn’t aware of some of the older black heros out there and their roles this is their pivotal moment. Out of all the super heros on screen and on tv that are black none have embodied the symbol of this nation to which these children of diversity have been born in, lived in and have been taught that they are a part of. This is not discounting every other black hero, it’s finally affirming the importance of what it mean to be a symbol in a place that has fought the acceptance of diversity as a representation in equal stance of the land. It would be no different if the hero was Asian, Native American, or Latino. If you feel that it is then perhaps you don’t know what it is to feel underrepresented.

jfn-justfornerds:

apiarys:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

Because Falcon wasn’t a relevant super hero before. Because John Stewart wasn’t the main Green Lantern in JL:U. Black Panther wasn’t one of the more popular characters. Because Storm isn’t a queen in Africa and one of the longest standing X-men, even one of the more powerful. Because Luke Cage didn’t start a new super hero group. Because Ultimate Spider-Man has never been black. Cyborg wasn’t a star on every team he was in. BECAUSE WAR MACHINE WASN’T AN AMAZING RUN! BECAUSE FIRESTORM! BECAUSE NICK FURY! BECAUSE GOLIATH! BECAUSE SPAWN! BECAUSE CLOAK! BLADE! BISHOP! STEEL! STAR BOY! AND SO MANY OTHERS!

DON’T FUCKING TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION WHEN BLACK HEROES HAVE PLAYED SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC AND/OR ORIGINAL HEROES BUT YOU’RE ONLY NOTICING ONE NOW BECAUSE IT’S A HERO THAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS! YOU SHOULD’VE BEEN SHARING THESE OTHER AMAZING HEROES WITH THEM FOR YEARS! ALL OF YOU SHOULD KNOW AND READ UP! BLACK HEROES DIDN’T HAVE AS MANY COMICS AS THE WHITE ONES BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY WEREN’T THERE AND WEREN’T POPULAR! MAYBE IF YOU GAVE THEM MORE ATTENTION THEY COULD AFFORD TO MAKE NEW RUNS OF THEM!

I think you are missing the mark with your rant, yes black heros existed, yes they have been pivotal in many comic book iteration, in fact there was a black captain America before and there was also the u.s. Patriot, but to this younger generation who isn’t aware of some of the older black heros out there and their roles this is their pivotal moment. Out of all the super heros on screen and on tv that are black none have embodied the symbol of this nation to which these children of diversity have been born in, lived in and have been taught that they are a part of. This is not discounting every other black hero, it’s finally affirming the importance of what it mean to be a symbol in a place that has fought the acceptance of diversity as a representation in equal stance of the land. It would be no different if the hero was Asian, Native American, or Latino. If you feel that it is then perhaps you don’t know what it is to feel underrepresented.

(Source: bythepowercosmic)

bythepowercosmic:

jfn-justfornerds:

apiarys:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

#representation matters


Because Falcon wasn’t a relevant super hero before. Because John Stewart wasn’t the main Green Lantern in JL:U. Black Panther wasn’t one of the more popular characters. Because Storm isn’t a queen in Africa and one of the longest standing X-men, even one of the more powerful. Because Luke Cage didn’t start a new super hero group. Because Ultimate Spider-Man has never been black. Cyborg wasn’t a star on every team he was in. BECAUSE WAR MACHINE WASN’T AN AMAZING RUN! BECAUSE FIRESTORM! BECAUSE NICK FURY! BECAUSE GOLIATH! BECAUSE SPAWN! BECAUSE CLOAK! BLADE! BISHOP! STEEL! STAR BOY! AND SO MANY OTHERS!DON’T FUCKING TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION WHEN BLACK HEROES HAVE PLAYED SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC AND/OR ORIGINAL HEROES BUT YOU’RE ONLY NOTICING ONE NOW BECAUSE IT’S A HERO THAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS! YOU SHOULD’VE BEEN SHARING THESE OTHER AMAZING HEROES WITH THEM FOR YEARS! ALL OF YOU SHOULD KNOW AND READ UP! BLACK HEROES DIDN’T HAVE AS MANY COMICS AS THE WHITE ONES BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY WEREN’T THERE AND WEREN’T POPULAR! MAYBE IF YOU GAVE THEM MORE ATTENTION THEY COULD AFFORD TO MAKE NEW RUNS OF THEM!

I don’t know if this was sarcasm but holy shit, chill the fuck out. No one said they didn’t exist.

bythepowercosmic:

jfn-justfornerds:

apiarys:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

Because Falcon wasn’t a relevant super hero before. Because John Stewart wasn’t the main Green Lantern in JL:U. Black Panther wasn’t one of the more popular characters. Because Storm isn’t a queen in Africa and one of the longest standing X-men, even one of the more powerful. Because Luke Cage didn’t start a new super hero group. Because Ultimate Spider-Man has never been black. Cyborg wasn’t a star on every team he was in. BECAUSE WAR MACHINE WASN’T AN AMAZING RUN! BECAUSE FIRESTORM! BECAUSE NICK FURY! BECAUSE GOLIATH! BECAUSE SPAWN! BECAUSE CLOAK! BLADE! BISHOP! STEEL! STAR BOY! AND SO MANY OTHERS!

DON’T FUCKING TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION WHEN BLACK HEROES HAVE PLAYED SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC AND/OR ORIGINAL HEROES BUT YOU’RE ONLY NOTICING ONE NOW BECAUSE IT’S A HERO THAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS! YOU SHOULD’VE BEEN SHARING THESE OTHER AMAZING HEROES WITH THEM FOR YEARS! ALL OF YOU SHOULD KNOW AND READ UP! BLACK HEROES DIDN’T HAVE AS MANY COMICS AS THE WHITE ONES BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY WEREN’T THERE AND WEREN’T POPULAR! MAYBE IF YOU GAVE THEM MORE ATTENTION THEY COULD AFFORD TO MAKE NEW RUNS OF THEM!

I don’t know if this was sarcasm but holy shit, chill the fuck out. No one said they didn’t exist.

Innovation in arts is akin to taking old slang and making it new.

Benzilla

jlareine:

COMFORT
Pinapple jerk chicken wings & sweet potato fries #lightwork
My future King will never go hungry

Bless this plate and please make it appear in front of me lol!

jlareine:

COMFORT

Pinapple jerk chicken wings & sweet potato fries #lightwork

My future King will never go hungry

Bless this plate and please make it appear in front of me lol!

I’m doing an informal get-to-know-you survey of sorts. Please see: http://sway33.tumblr.com/post/92834424669/talk-about-yourself.

I suppose this is something that kinda represents the stage I’m at right now sway33!
http://sway33.tumblr.com/post/91945936434/wantering-sneakers-vans-chukka-69-sneakers
Chill, artistic, casual and a bit of flavor but not too flashy. Just stayin fresh but being me.

You know how long it took me to find this track! I’m so glad I got it on ym Spotify! “I Couldn’t Keep it To Myself!” so enjoy!

#goodmusic

(Source: Spotify)

Getting back into it. Had a good sweat this morning. #fitness #progress

Getting back into it. Had a good sweat this morning. #fitness #progress

I know I’m getting old, because it passed out on a Sunday summer evening before 9pm….. Gotta do something about that.

Benzilla