As I watched the ladies of Lady Moon & The Eclipse – Nkoula Badila, Ntangou Badila, Aatifa Drayton and Lady Moon herself, Ngonda Badila – make their way to the stage at Rockwood Music Hall to join Arlen Hart (keys), Jonathan Camuzeaux (bass) … Continue reading
Music truly is the soundtrack of my life – and Fantasia’s new single “No Time For It” just gave me the clarity and closure I’ve been seeking about an ex-friend.
Last summer I ended a trial friendship with a woman who I decided I just didn’t want to interact with anymore. I met her the previous fall one morning as we were both buying our morning coffees, and I honestly was surprised that she opened up her mouth to speak to me on that particular day. On other mornings I’d spotted her on the Metro North platform and attempted to make eye contact, exchange a friendly morning greeting, offer a compliment from one woman to another. But she was just not receptive, and after a few failed attempts I made a mental note – “not friendly, don’t bother”- and kept it moving.
Elijah Bland turned 33 years old yesterday, a special day that the singer/songwriter/producer/actor spent with family, friends and fans at Lucille’s Bar & Grill in the heart of NYC’s Times Square. Par the course for any birthday celebration gifts were … Continue reading
Back to work this week, and back to business. And everyone’s asking the same question — how was your holiday? My go-to answer is, “Quiet. Peaceful. I got a lot of rest,” but a more accurate response would be to … Continue reading