Recollecting my moments on a moving train to the woods I was still struck by how my evening ended on Friday 13th Continue reading “With Quincy Phillips”
In honour of world photo day, the most iconic photograph taken back when Jazz was heard in every street corner in Continue reading “A Great Day In Harlem”
Keep working on your dream and don’t stop. Do it for the music
– Gregory Porter
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I am just a story teller….walking with jazz to reconnect with her beginnings. To her first love. I fell in love with a genre that has evolved out of the sorrows of slavery and predated the times of slave ships on the African plains. The roots are deeper than generations I count on my fingers and solid in its ability to connect symphonies with the spirit. She tells a story without words and she is understood.Continue reading “Something New…”
The music world is in mourning this week for so many reasons.
First it was Prince, then Billy Paul followed by Papa Wemba. My heart dropped because I knew that a part of music had just left the earth.
I remember this feeling when Michael Jackson went away and now I’m holding on to the notion that I will one day see Stevie Wonder perform live before it’s His time.
These geniuses gave us moments that were in sync with the music and could be remembered for a lifetime.
I like cookies, all sorts of cookies, chocolate chip, raisin, peanut, smarties *drools*…if I had a blue onsie I would be the cookie monster everytime I brought a cookie home, sadly this post is not about cookies or comfortable onsies..it’s about being a jack of all trades, Hansie-my-kneg (Afrikaan), Homme-à-tout-faire (French), Tamokuteki wa Mugeidesu (Japanese), سبع صنايع والبخت ضايع (Arabic), too many cooks spoil the broth…….but master of none.
There is a reason why we study many subjects in school but then end up going to university level more specialised in one….we just don’t have the time, energy and capacity to be a professional in everything….I guess it’s time to pick one and be a genius at it rather than be mediocre at many. Well I know what my 2015 resolution is going to be…..a lot less thinking and more doing. The worst thing to be is a half baked cookie, you are not quite ready yet but you have the potential to be
delicious AWESOME. It’s important to dream but it’s even more important to align your dreams with reality…..if you can think it…it’s possible….find the means to make it possible. I will let you know how my French, guitar and song writing goes at the end of 2015…what will you do?