Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Left me, typeless.

Anonymous said...

donnel, this is the first time reading ur blogs and i've gone through from ur newest to old. just had to stop for a sec to say that ur amazing. and i mean it! i loved everything i've read so far. ur so real and so deep. and wow this comment is so corny! haha but for real, i love what ur doing. keep it up, i'll be reading :)
Last night, I found this. I guess it doesn't matter who wrote it. But whoever did. I just want to say, Thank you.. xInfinity. I think all of us consume so much in this world and hardly give anything back. With all this "reposted", TUMBLR, "liked", "reblogged" bullshit going around, I'm proud to say that whatever comes out from here, is straight from me. And it's just a small contribution for the world. I can only hope, someone can read my blog and not only consume, but let it pass through them. 
They said "I love what ur doing". I said, What am I doing? Oh yeah, that's right. I'm doing me. - God is Love

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Think I Know

“Ya think?” My least favorite sarcastic phrase. What is so wrong about uncertainty. I think it’s okay to just, think, so. Some people say that there are no in betweens. It’s either you do, or you don’t. Yes or a no. In or out. Up or down etc. Are we all afraid to wonder? Are we all insecure to appear, uncertain? Is that why we don’t raise our hand when we have an answer to a question we, kinda, know? What I do know, is that we all didn’t come out of our mothers vagine knowing how to ride bikes and fly like a G6. What I think, is that uncertainty is the greatest handicap (if I could call it that) we can have in our lives. Because if we knew everything, what is there left to do? All there is to do, when we don’t know is to seek, to know. To ask, to know. To think, to know. To pray, to know. Or wait, to be surprised at what we find out. Atleast I know that. I think. - God is Love

Infinite Playlist

"Mine and Hers"..(for now)
Still Got It - Drake
Shut It Down - Drake 
What's My Name - Rihanna ft. Drake 
Deuces - Chris Brown 
No Bullshit - Chris Brown
In The Cut - Wiz Khalifa 
Ambitious Girl - Wale
Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross
Oo - Up Dharma Down
John Wayne Gacy Jr. - Sufjan Stevens 
Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes 
Feelin' Myself - Nipsey Hu$$le 
I think it's amazing how much music plays a big part in all of our lives. How a mixture of songs can give us a mixture of feelings and memories. How a line from a song can sum up our entire life. I guess that's why married couples have a "song". A song that describes how they met, how they fell in love, how they fought and how they're going to spend the rest of their lives together. I guess that's why we have a "song". With lyrics that make you feel like they're written for you. Lyrics that make you feel like you should have written them. And then there's music that takes us to places we've never been. To places that don't even exist. If you could sum up your life from your earliest memory to present day in songs.. what's would be your infinite playlist? 

Donnel's Infinite Playlist: 

Father Me - Graham Kendrick
Drive Myself Crazy - N'Sync
Bonita Applebaum - A Tribe Called Quest
The Light(remix) - Common ft. Erykah Badu 
H to the Izzo - Jay - Z 
Just A Friend - Mario
Room For Squares(album) - John Mayer
Hot Thing - Talib Kweli 
Selfish - Slum Village 
All Falls Down - Kanye West 
What's Golden - Jurrasic 5
Baby Phat - De la Soul 
Make You Feel That Way - Blackalicious 
Heavens Lost Without You - Dwele 
Come Close(Remix) - Common ft. Pharrell, Q-tip, Erykah Badu 
Caught Fire - The Used 
Red Letter Day - The Get Up Kids 
Middle of Nowhere - Hot Hot Heat 
Da Rockwilder - Meth and Red 
You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys 
Flake - Jack Johnson 
Weekend Love - Dwele 
Never Been In Love - Talib Kweli
Inside Out - United Hillsongs 
Throw Some D's (remix) - Rich Boy ft. Andre 3000, Jim Jones, Nelly, The Game 
Light it Up - Choclair 
Northern Touch - Choclair, Rascalz, Kardinall Offishall, Thrust 
Just Gotta Make It - Trey Songz
BE(album) - Common 
Set Phasers to Stun - Taking Back Sunday 
Keep Ya Head Up - Tupac Shakur 
Soulstar(Album) - Musiq Soulchild 

I think I'ma end there.. this list of songs doesn't even go past the 10th grade. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Octobers Own

October from Donnel Barroso on Vimeo.

From turning 20 to 21, has been one of the greatest years of birth to date. All thanks to, a lot of things. God is Love. God is Love. God is Love. Gotta be KD. - god is love

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Frost, Robert

"I was never good at MATH or SCIENCE and all of that stuff. I wasn't even good at Social Studies. I didn't even try at Art. I didn't even take art, or photography in school. I went into Health Care. I like it, I love it. I know a job, is a job and I shouldn't feel bad but I do. I do feel bad when I get a job over women and men who need the job to support a family. To survive in this country. And they're probably praying their hearts out every night hoping they get this job and some kid like me gets it and I spend that money, that would feed two children, pay rent, save a life... on a pair of Jordans, a 35 dollar plain black toque.. This is why I chose you. I chose you. I chose the minimum wage when over above average because I'd like to deserve something. I'd like to not be yelled at for not knowing what hard work is and just do it. Do what? Work hard. I'd like to go the long way because I can. Because I'm young. I took the road more travelled by. Because my parents parents parents, and my parents parents and my parents are all wondering, after they're done, being here, Who, will, take, over." - Donnel Barroso from NONDUCOR YEARBOOK 2010: We Made it

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The prophets came to their house and Jesse brought out all his biggest and strongest sons. Left David to tend the sheep. With every son, the prophets said "No, God says this isn't the king". They asked Jesse, "do you not have any more sons?". Jesse said, Yeah, I do. But it's just David. He couldn't be a king, he's small and is not fit to be a king. He's a great shepherd but a king? No way. (obviously I just paraphrased this whole thing, but the story is correct) 
"So, what are the rules?" 
"The only rule is, that there is no rules" 
How many times have we heard that in a movie or television show? With this story of David and that quote, go hand in hand. David's dad thought that he wasn't good enough to be a king. He didn't look like a king, he's not strong enough, or big enough to be king. So he ruled him out of the race. And as the story tells, David is the King. And ends up being one of the greatest kings at that.
Sometimes we rule each other out of things, because we don't think we "fits". Sometimes, we rule ourselves out because we don't think we "can". But the thing is, if the shoe doesn't fit, try on another size. I would have never thought in a million years I'd be where I am today, doing what I do. In pursuing your dream in our lives, we can never rule ourselves out. We may not be the best, or the most qualified but it doesn't mean you can't live your dream. They say our lives are what we make of it, right? So, what're you waiting for? - God is Love

Monday, October 11, 2010

- God is Love

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I try to stay thankful

Of course, there are many more things I'm thankful for this year and this thanksgiving. But blog spot isn't going to allow me to put a picture up of everything and all your smilin' faces. Most of all I want to thank God for blessing me in this life with great people, and the greatest parents. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your turkeys. I'm finna grab seconds on this stuffing. Have a great weekend. Give thanks. - God is Love

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

May, be.

Maybe we could sleep in, and I could cook breakfast. Maybe we could sneak around in the night. Maybe we sit under the hanger and make plans to swim across the river we look over. Maybe we could watch a movie, maybe we could watch two. Maybe I could take you on a plane with me to a place that we both don't know. To a place we both want to be. Maybe, we could run away.
What I've learned for certain, is that not everything is for certain. And a maybe, is really just what may, be. I've learned to trust that. A maybe is better than a yes, better than a no. Because a yes and a no let's you see the end of the road. But you never see what makes it. You may not see  when the dirt road turns into concrete, or when the inner street turns into a highway. So I'll take a maybe, so He may, will what may, be. 
So maybe, we'll sleep in. Or maybe, we'll F.I.L.A.. - God is Love

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Remember, to show your work

sweep vancouver - test footage from Nonducor on Vimeo.

testing testing, 1, 2, 3. - God is Love