Why Jimi Hendrix? Because Jimi Hendrix. This man was a genius and a legend in his brief time here on this planet. As part of the "27 club", he made his mark on the world and was gone almost as soon as he came. He exhibited an INSANE amount of talent for one person. And I LOVE it when we see black folks doing some of everything. He was one of the gods of electric guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pomuC6QP3Vs
This friend shout out is VERY special to me. It's from my own personal archives as my first, and only, garage band experience. LOL Adrian Younge and Loren Oden allowed me to join their band when I first moved to LA and we had some INCREDIBLE times. Some of those moments became the soundtrack for the movie "Black Dynamite" (which I was in and sang on the soundtrack to). And that music eventually lead to the current configuration of the band "Venice Dawn". This song is one that I performed and arranged background vocals for. In hindsight, these were some of the best times of my life! Love you guys.
This body care #TJT is absolutely unbelievable, but it works. My father mentioned to me that witch hazel, the old fashioned liquid that nobody really knows what to do with or where it came from, can be used as a deodorant. It naturally kills bacteria. I wouldn't say that it can be trusted if you're out for a long day. But it's definitely one that can be added to your rotation of deodorants, so that you're not constantly relying on antiperspirants that contain Aluminum chloride (which has been found to cause cancer). Maybe this is what you use when you're staying home for the day :-). Application: pour into a spray bottle and spritz
This is another song from the "Breaking Bad" files. What you may not know about me is that I'm an absolute FANATIC of black music from the 50's. And this sounds so authentically like it, that I was in awe when I found out it wasn't made back then. The artist is named Darondo and the album is called "Let My People Go". Get you some! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZqQT5904_U
Here's a #TJT I personally use every time I learn music: Listen to the song and hand write the lyrics phrase by phrase. STOP LOOKING UP THE LYRICS ONLINE! Doing this cements the song in your brain. Once you've completed it, go back and do it again. If you want to double check the online lyrics or use them as a lyric sheet later, be my guest. But the initial time you look at the lyrics, they should be written by you.
Ok so I have a tendency to be late, or "sleep" as the kids say, on certain songs or artists. Gnarls Barkley was one of those artists Now, in my defense, I knew about Cee Lo Green from his Goodie Mobb days, so I wasn't sleep on him. But I didn't get "Crazy" when I first heard it or saw the video. So... I slippin. I'll openly admit it now. LOL Thankfully, this song popped up in one of my favorite TV series' of all time, "Breaking Bad". It was so beautiful and perfect for the scene, that I was IN LOVE immediately. You were right, @Loren Oden. Now shut up. LOLOLOL Enjoy!
Tone Trezure’s a.k.a. Latonya Givens’ “Don’t Hang Up The Phone” hit me square in the center of my forehead as I watched a web series on YouTube. Her rich contralto is soothing and at times, edgy too. The song, from her album “My Destiny” is an all-day repeat (which means every time it comes on I have to hear it 5 or more times after that LOL). Which lead to me listening to the entire album for days. She’s one of the voices that inspires me to no end. She’s worked with hip hop/rap royalty: Snoop, Xzibit, Erykah Badu, Pharoah Monche, Bilal, Kurupt, Terrace Martin, Rick Ross, Denaun Porter, Rah Diggah, Clavin Richardson and the Great Quincy Jones (So CLEARLY, I’m late). She’s now working with Jay Electronica and featured on music on his Soundcloud and Youtube pages. I just need for her to make more music so I can keep listening to it 8 times in a row. Soundcloud: tonetrezure or Jay Electronica: @Jay Electronica Facebook Fan Page: Tone Trezure. She’s hard to find but AS SOON as anything new happens with her, I’ll DEFINITELY report it! Here’s my song!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmH4Tbcqss8
So I just found out that this song was the inspiration for one of my favorite songs EVER (which shall be shared in a later post). This is another "picnic in the park" song. It just feels good goin down. This is by one of the best rappers to ever do it, featuring one of my top 3 favorite singers of all time, Bilal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U2PnJZq0TM