"American news is blind to the atrocities in Africa....not enough US business money involved to make it matter, I guess (in addition to it's racial bias/priorities). As far as a solution...? How do you instill a sense of humanity to people who…"
"I had a VERY similar experience; getting in the wrong car! Fortunately the white owners heard/saw my error (a similar car parked nearby) & it was a belly laugh at my expense. Ironically, I wondered what the result would have been if I had made…"
"Starting out with bass in West Philly in the late 60's, the first opportunities I had were with jazz bands. I loved rock music from the moment I heard "Satisfaction"; THAT was the sound I was waiting/looking for. It took 5 years from…"
"Here in Philly, Delaware Ave (which runs alongside the Delaware River) was re-named "Columbus Blvd". The Delaware tribes are now in Oklahoma & Wisconsin btw thanks to the "Trail of tears" & the Indian Relocation Act."
"The interview's from 1980; what a retrospective on "new music". Every chord's already been played & most progressions as well. It's not so much WHAT'S played that's new as much as HOW it's played, IMHO. I…"
"I knew of him, but really checked him out after listening to John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra on "In Concert" (he played on Miles' "Bitches Brew" album). The more I learned, the deeper my respect for Miles grew!…"
"How many Klansmen are in jail? The Black Panthers were Black Amerika's attempt to "stand our ground" against hate crimes & police attacks. They were attempting to generate a sense of pride in the Black community & an…"
"Yanozha, Chappo (Geronimo's son), Fun (Yanozha's half-brother), Geronimo pictured. Considering the way European descendants gripe about Mexicans in California, Texas, etc., it's amazing gall considering that they WERE Mexico until…"
All is well. Working, we have our SXSW (Austin Texas) shows coming up March 19th & 21st. First time we are going to have two events there. Then we get back and start our monthly showcase @ Webster Hall. March is a big month all round. Enjoy that new baby brother. Matthew