Tribute to Amy

I’ve been meaning to post about the documentary “Amy” about Amy Winehouse’s life and death. I liked her music and I thought her voice was pretty exceptional. It was recommended by a friend and  Reiki Teacher (I’m sure she channeled the message for me to see it). I was completely enamored by her story. Here’s this…

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The Presence of a Legend

Years ago I had the privilege of seeing David Bowie live in concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. It was standing room only by the stage where I was and I couldn’t get over the fact that I was standing so close to a legend. I remember thinking “I want to be just like…

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Glitz and Glam

On Sunday night I watched the Grammys with my friend Manakin. It seemed like it was nothing special at all. In fact, A friend of mine post d on Facebook that he felt the Grammys where missing their glam. My response to that was that glam was for the Oscars. But truth be told, aren’t…

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Phoenix Rising

I went to my friend, J Beck’s Phoenix Rising Concert last week and thought it was really great.  J Beck is a rapper and Chicago school teacher.  He raps about education and youth. I think his music is awesome.  He does have a Jay-Z influence that I can hear in his song and his style…

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Market Days 2014

This weekend was Market Days, one of chicago’s biggest outdoor festivals. Beside the scantily clad chiseled bodies running around the festival all weekend, there were other very entertaining things to see and hear. Like for instance, Aryana and the Rose, a great new electro dance pop band from New York City I discovered with my…

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We make beautiful music together

Here are the very first two songs I’ve ever written with my friend Mary. We had gotten together and formed a band called Heshvan, which means the month of Scorpio in Hebrew. It was a play on words because we both had very strong Scorpio in our astrological charts. Later on, my friend David, who…

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Nirvana in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I was and still am a huge Nirvana fan.  Like most of us, the news of Kurt Cobain’s death was tragic.  I came across this image from Courtney Love’s twitter account, of all places.  It was a photograph of her hugging Dave Grohl from the original Nirvana group.  These two had been at war with…

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