I lost my cell phone yesterday. Today, I spent about 4 hours retracing my steps, revisiting the various businesses that I stopped by the day before, hoping that some good samaritan found it and gave it to the business proprietor to put in the “lost and found” box. Well, it didn’t happen. On the way home, the first song that popped in my head … Read More Cell Phones are Worse than Crack
Wow. I was eating lunch and surfing the web when I stopped what I was doing to post this video. I don’t know much, if anything, about this singer-songwriting, but I was immediately floored by her sound. Born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (why does it seem like all of the great soul singers these days are coming from England… lol), this 26 year old … Read More Laura Mvula’s “She” (Live)… Amazing
This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’ to spirits You see you can say the things … Read More Happy Bday, DJ Quik!
I saw No Doubt perform at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 30, 2012 and I though they were awesome (Gwen Stefani, let me be your cabana boy… lol) but what I would give to have seen them perform back when they were starting out … back when they were performing in dive bars and college campuses when they were just getting their careers started … Read More “Get On The Ball” by No Doubt
Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was an prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is probably “best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience” (quoted from Wikipedia’s entry on Dr. King). But even before the activism in the 50s and 60s, there were other forms of non-violent civil rights activism … Read More Music That Means Something
King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Instagram Videos]
CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from King James and the Special Men’s set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still be able to click through to … Read More King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Instagram Videos]