30 May 2010

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

This evening I had the privilege of seeing Patti Labelle peform live here at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  Ms. Patti was wearing a baaaddd red dress and gave an outstanding performance as only a diva could.  At the same time, she proudly reminded the audience that she is "66 years young".  The crowd went wild and I could only shake my head in amazement.

As the sun faded and a welcome breeze embraced us, I was truly appreciative of the fact that I was witnessing a living legend.  It reminded me of when I saw James Brown perform back in 2005.  Performers like Ms. Patti, James Brown, and so many others, are giants.  I listen to the massive repetoire of music that they put out, and I am proud and yet humbled to dare call myself a writer/musician.  I realize that every time I pick up my pen to write another lyric or poem, I am standing on the shoulders of these legends.  I know that my words are not just entertainment, but a link, a part of the circle that joins past to present, ancestors to the future.  May that sacred circle always remain unbroken.

18 May 2010

Looking for Artists and Business Owners Who Need Promotions

Are you a musician or rapper in the Northeast Florida area?  Do you own a business/sell products?  If you're an independent artist or entrepreneur with a quality product to promote or sell, then this is the place to be.  904 Underground is Duval County's newest blog dedicated to assisting you.  Founded by The Poetic Princess, aka Alana Tutwiler, a freelance writer and poet/songwriter, 904 Underground is the place to promote your new mixtapes/cds, events, business opportunities and products.  If you're serious about your business, then 904 Underground is serious about promoting you!