The World is A Ghetto

The World Is A Ghetto ~ Or so it would seem with all of the drama going on all over the place lately… Disappearing planes, Putin putting the moves on the Ukraine (w0nder what he was like as a kid huh?). Politicians demonizing those less fortunate. Crazy. (Why is The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion playing in…

The System is Up & Running!

FYI Kiddies… From Mic Murphy… Oh wait… You say you don’t know who this is? Let me jog your memories… Remember Eddie Murphy‘s “Coming To America” & “Beverly Hills Cop”? You heard their music. Remember “You’re In My System”? “Don’t Disturb This Groove?” Coming back now huh? Okay, Jeff Lorber fans, listen to his “Step…

Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

When you hear “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing” you know what that implies right? So how come so many young artists fall for the game where someone claims to be a “manager” only to turn out to be about exploiting the individual seeking to make their way into the music business? And, why do those naive…

Just wanted to go to the movies…

“We just wanted to go to the movies!!” Is what the lady said as the news hounds interviewed her and the other survivors of that midnight madness at the movie theater over in Aurora. Surely someone will be asking at some point “What were you doing when…”. I know what I was doing…. Sitting up…

What are you doing?

That’s what bounced around the inside of my skull earlier today. “What are you doing?” Huh? I’m driving around in the crazy Tampa traffic. That’s what I was doing when the question floated up. The thought came right after the notion that there is absolutely no reason on this earth that a town this small…

Rest in Peace Nick Ashford

Dear Valerie, To you and the family our deepest regrets. Words can’t even begin to express… Thanks to you both, the lessons of your music made me aware of some of the things I deserve in life…. Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are definitely a pair of the “unsung” who’ve crafted hits for a number…

“New music added today”

You will hear cuts by:
Angela Johnson, Ursula Rucker, Kim English, DJ Spinna,Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Sagat, Barbara Tucker, Joyce Sims, The Temptations, Keith Thompson, Beenie Man, Masters at Work, Voices, Ed The Red, DJ Andre Allen, Ital Foods, Blu Mar Ten, Marques Wyatt, Sister Sledge, Sole Fusion, Roland Clark, Flowriders, Johnny Corporate, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Mark Farina, Deep Bros., Bassmental, Lawnchair Generals, DJ Spettro, Vibezelect, Lady Bug Mecca, Jay Tripwire, Omega, Charles Moui, Club Artists United, Urban Soul, Harmony Funk, Marshall Jefferson, Chucky Sly, Orange Muse, Alexander East, Moodswings, Versus, The Ananda Project, Galaxy People and many more

Another Goodbye…

Abbey Lincoln via last.fm Even though its inevitable… Still seems unacceptable. Abbey Lincoln has passed on today in New York. She turned 80 barely a week ago. It’s reported that she was in failing health and was in a nursing home. Many will say that Jazz lost a legend. I think its bigger than that.…

More…

Image via Wikipedia Everyone wants some… More. Me too! Shoot I remember when I was a kid the bag was never big enough and I would try to stretch the supply by only eating a few M&M’s…..still wanted more. Chocolate cake…I wanted all of it. Fried Fish..loved it give me MORE!! Grape Kool-Aid? I wanted…

Oldies & Goodies

Image by Omar_MK via Flickr Hi peeps! Greeting ect., ect., just a quick note… Added two new sets… Playing now on the station. Stuff like Knee Deep, a cut by Man Parrish, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, A version of Janet jackson’s “Nasty” that rarely if ever gets airplay, “Son of Reach For It”…

Your Vote Counts!!

Image via Wikipedia I was digging through the Live365 newsletter and this gem popped up: “Your Vote Counts Nominate your favorite stations! Nominate some feature-worthy stations you think deserves some time in the spotlight. Email liveeditor@live365.com with your top 3 stations. Top nominees will be listed in next month’s newsletter” And then the sound of…

The Saturday Night Set

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages…. I just hated all the typing involved..okay I can be lazy…I have to admit, I suck at typin’ so this typing up a list of (have to be over) 100 songs is an act of pure dedication to the cause…. (Feelin sympathetic yet?) Here’s a partial listing…