Last Thursday…the axis of my music appreciation world was thrown off balance forever. No amount of tilt will EVER allow the suns brilliance to enlighten me as to why the brightest among us=often burnout the fastest.
Then again…I could never imagine Prince as a senior citizen.
Can you imagine him=senile…trying to order a fruit cocktail…while trying to take a bath with his clothes on? Dorothy would surely laugh.
Out of this world talent…often makes us forget about the consequences of simply being human. Prince Rogers Nelson was the ultimate personification of both.Flawed, but beautiful…loved…and blessed.
He literally was the ROCK in the ROLL…the RHYTHM that defined the BLUES…the POP…that gave LIFE…He was literally my generations Sign ‘O’ The Times.
I still remember hearing “Soft&Wet” for the first time in 9th Grade. I was grown enough to know he wasn’t talking about melted butter…he was speaking for my barely out of prepubescent…suddenly sex obsessed adolescence. Erotic City…
The purple player that wrote about “Pussy Control”…blended this thing called life=like no other…he also appreciated When 2 R In Love=the ultimate example of being “Lovesexy.”
Prince…I Wish U Heaven…Rock the Angels with a coat of Pink Cashmere.~Daryl~
Bobby Caldwell returns with a stellar R&B project that is produced by Jack Splash. Old school meets New School without any compromise. Caldwell’s voice is as smooth as ever…and it proves to be a perfect match for Splash and his modern day grooves. Splash, and his Cool Uncle, have co-created an affair of great music for the soul…proving that when it comes to great music…”We Are Family.”
So glad to see her back in Minneapolis, reunited with Jimmy Jam&Terry Lewis behind the production.
Several stand-outs on this forthcoming sophomore effort from Australian band Haitus Kaiyote…due May 5th. To hear a preview of the entire album…check-out the link below…it’s worth a listen, for fans of a modern mix of R&B, Soul,Jazz and Electronica.~Daryl~
An excellent documentary from the always on-point Mr. Tim Wise. It really gets to the heart of the matter regarding the cancer of racism, and how it has affected every segment of a mostly civilized society. Perhaps,this country will never become “post-racial”, but as Wise strongly suggests throughout this piece…the goal should be for it to become “post racist.” I couldn’t agree with him more as we witness the continued, unwelcome, demonic rise of Tea Party driven insanity that threatens to tear U.S. apart.~Daryl~