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Category : Music

December 15, 2011

Many, many years ago, I had a dream where I was visited by the Devil. He came to me while I was half asleep & he sat in my  bedroom chair offering me an opportunity. From that dream or nightmare, I woke up screaming. My then wife asked me what was going on & at that ti

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November 20, 2011

Last Friday, I photographed The Parade Company’s “Hob Nobble Gobble” black tie event. The event always has a host of local & national celebrities that guest have the chance to interact with up close & personal. I’m not usually one who is star struck but this ti

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September 5, 2011

I LOVE Fela Kuti...... His music, his remaining influence on afro-rhythms and his legacy. -------------------------------- Fela (the musical) is coming to Detroit's Music Hall this winter and the promoters are grinding hard to get the word out with literature, commercials &

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August 22, 2011

One of the VERY 1st CDs that I EVERY purchased was Rachelle Ferrell’s self titled album “Rachelle Ferrell” back in 1992. I purchased the album because I fell in love with her voice on “No Rhyme, No Reason” by George Duke, where she was on background vocals. I was infat

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August 3, 2011

I found out Mayer Hawthorne’s latest single, “A Long Time” yesterday while visiting Soulbounce, where the fuss was about the video. The video is a compilation of clips from the ghetto-famed Detroit dance show, “The New Dance Show.” As a teen, I used to watch the “Ne

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June 5, 2011

Yesterday, I had a pretty crazy day, which included a long ass meeting, Bravo Bravo & a conversation that flipped me out. The conversation was on Jill Scott being in town for an event with a local radio station.  My heart stopped, I couldn’t ‘breeve’ right and all of

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May 30, 2011

2011 marks the 12th year for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (D.E.M.F), which brought 34,820 lovers of all things beat driven to downtown Detroit on the 1st day. While the festival boasted an all star line up of 25+ acts across 5 stages with the likes of Felix da Housecat

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May 29, 2011

Last year, I said that it was my final time attending the Detroit Electronic Music Festival as you may recall. Well, I’m back to say that I lied because yesterday, I was one of the 34,820 event attendees. I’m photographing the event again this year & I have a different a

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May 27, 2011

I picked up the new Bar Grooves "Deeper" album by Defected a few weeks ago & have been jamming to it non-stop especially at the gym. The one song that I cannot get enough of is DJ Dove's "I'm Touched" featuring vocalist Inaya Day. The song is 12 years old but it's seriously a

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May 11, 2011

"Closer I Get" by Marie St. James really gets my blood flowing. I can listen to it on autoplay repeat without a 2nd thought when Im rocking the elliptical machine.

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…