Khari Mateen

www.kharimateen.com Grammy Nominated + Emmy Winning Musician. Co-Founder of The Lunchroom. My new music, #QualiaFall: qualia.kharimateen.com

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I Just had a dream, and in this dream I was back in school but I was returning from being on the road (touring). I’m meeting all of my old friends, I’m saying hello to everyone and really appreciating the environment. In the dream I know I’ve a lot of work to do because of how much time I lost, so I make my way to class. I realize the teacher has very interesting teaching methods, she locks the door, she turns on fans while we work, has a soft bell ringing in the back ground and she also teaches with an assistant that comes in and out the class room. She leads with a specific authority, isolating some students in conversation urging them (at least from my perspective in the dream) to retain information, at one point even touching a kids face (non-violent). So she hands out a test and it has five questions on it, before the test starts the assistant teacher comes to the door gesturing to come in, there is even a desk in front of the door. So she comes in and we start working on the test, it’s a crossword puzzle. I start filling it in and realize this test has been taken before. The crossword was erased in some areas and I start to worry. Then I see that there is another paper that was handed out with a list of words. I continue to do the test filling in the crossword. I feel I have missed something. The assistant comes over because the test is over. She marks them wrong, she says you had to circle your answers on the sheet provided… I am heated. I am very snappy with the head teacher and I start to plead a case to her bringing up the fact that I had not been in this type of class and also did not hear those directions. I was talking to her with some authority, nearly talking down to her from my seat. We looked each other down, our eyes locked on each other with no words said. I wake up out of my sleep and I’m immediately upset. I’m trying to figure out why I did not hear the directions. Were they even said, was this just a situation the teachers created so that we fail or was it so that we succeeded?
I think this dream exposed different parts of my character, but this is what I will focus on. When I experience certain scenarios I tend to focus on it so much that I miss some things. I look at a experience and systematically try to explain it to myself going over reasons. The bells in the classroom, the locking of the door, the way she talked. Maybe that’s just who I am, maybe I should not try to change who I am. But when I think about that - I ask myself why did I fail? Is it that I think/obsess over the (perceived) details so much I miss things? ( that’s why I love music) Sometimes I feel like the world is not complicated ,but I feel it is. As time goes on and my age grows I feel this type of thinking will expand. I can’t tell you how It will augment over time. I only hope I don’t come to the end and find out I missed something. Have a good day people. Love Khari. Constantly working.

I Just had a dream, and in this dream I was back in school but I was returning from being on the road (touring). I’m meeting all of my old friends, I’m saying hello to everyone and really appreciating the environment. In the dream I know I’ve a lot of work to do because of how much time I lost, so I make my way to class. I realize the teacher has very interesting teaching methods, she locks the door, she turns on fans while we work, has a soft bell ringing in the back ground and she also teaches with an assistant that comes in and out the class room. She leads with a specific authority, isolating some students in conversation urging them (at least from my perspective in the dream) to retain information, at one point even touching a kids face (non-violent). So she hands out a test and it has five questions on it, before the test starts the assistant teacher comes to the door gesturing to come in, there is even a desk in front of the door. So she comes in and we start working on the test, it’s a crossword puzzle. I start filling it in and realize this test has been taken before. The crossword was erased in some areas and I start to worry. Then I see that there is another paper that was handed out with a list of words. I continue to do the test filling in the crossword. I feel I have missed something. The assistant comes over because the test is over. She marks them wrong, she says you had to circle your answers on the sheet provided… I am heated. I am very snappy with the head teacher and I start to plead a case to her bringing up the fact that I had not been in this type of class and also did not hear those directions. I was talking to her with some authority, nearly talking down to her from my seat. We looked each other down, our eyes locked on each other with no words said. I wake up out of my sleep and I’m immediately upset. I’m trying to figure out why I did not hear the directions. Were they even said, was this just a situation the teachers created so that we fail or was it so that we succeeded?

I think this dream exposed different parts of my character, but this is what I will focus on. When I experience certain scenarios I tend to focus on it so much that I miss some things. I look at a experience and systematically try to explain it to myself going over reasons. The bells in the classroom, the locking of the door, the way she talked. Maybe that’s just who I am, maybe I should not try to change who I am. But when I think about that - I ask myself why did I fail? Is it that I think/obsess over the (perceived) details so much I miss things? ( that’s why I love music) Sometimes I feel like the world is not complicated ,but I feel it is. As time goes on and my age grows I feel this type of thinking will expand. I can’t tell you how It will augment over time. I only hope I don’t come to the end and find out I missed something. Have a good day people. Love Khari. Constantly working.

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Mar 31, 2014

I’m just…

Mar 29, 2014
#kharimateenat4915 almost show time!

#kharimateenat4915 almost show time!

Mar 26, 2014
Very early morning. Headed back to LA, it’s been a very cool month. Tons of work and I’m gaining some really great experience. Im meeting so many awesome people along the way. These solo rides in the morning really give you some time to reflect on your life. I just want to give thanks to the many many! People that help me in my life. I hope I do the same. 

I also would like to add, to all the staff at universal thank you so much! We went on 6 rides in one hour, it was amazing! (I still feel dizzy)

Very early morning. Headed back to LA, it’s been a very cool month. Tons of work and I’m gaining some really great experience. Im meeting so many awesome people along the way. These solo rides in the morning really give you some time to reflect on your life. I just want to give thanks to the many many! People that help me in my life. I hope I do the same.

I also would like to add, to all the staff at universal thank you so much! We went on 6 rides in one hour, it was amazing! (I still feel dizzy)

Mar 15, 2014
Pretty tall

Pretty tall

Mar 14, 2014
Pre show meal. About to sound check soon. More updates later lol.

Pre show meal. About to sound check soon. More updates later lol.

Mar 14, 2014
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Mar 9, 2014
Mar 9, 2014
Smile!

Smile!

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Mar 9, 2014
Bull action #SXSW

Bull action #SXSW

Mar 9, 2014
Best!

Best!

Mar 9, 2014
Brad is setting up Cody’s guitar. Almost ready to rock.

Brad is setting up Cody’s guitar. Almost ready to rock.

Mar 9, 2014

nai-vasha:

delightful. 

khari mateen

full moon

Mar 9, 2014

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