Category: What I’m Working On


 

daniel-caesar

Turned on to some new music today.  I don’t pretend to be in the loop, but based on this, this kid is on my radar now.  Right in my wheelhouse.

Enjoy!

Advertisements

 

prince2

The weekend is upon us.

I haven’t heard any complaints about playing ‘catch up’ with the official Prince videos.

And I highly doubt I ever will…

Have a good one gang. Catch you on the other side.

 

 

anita_baker

New week.  There is a LOT that could be talked about/debated/expressed here, but for today at least, we’ll stick to music.

The ‘For Malik’ mix threw this one at me.  Not for the 100th time let me say, ‘Well done Spotify.’

Enjoy!

 

 

eminem

Have to end this week with something from the catalog of the man who used his voice and platform to say what many are feeling.

Not that I ever doubted where he stood but still when I saw the cipher…

Image result for charles dutton gif

Have a good weekend gang!

 

 

T.I.

A hip hop day on the playlists.

On top of having four of the best of their generation, I especially like how the way the song is organized, thematically and lyrically, it sounds like a ‘one up’ contest.

And good Lord, Tip brought it home at the end.

Enjoy!

 

 

prince

We made it to another weekend.

When I hear this now, I think ‘this could be the song everyday.’

Today was just the day I decided to post it.

Have a good weekend everyone.

 

 

lennykravitz

Grinding through the week.  Stumbled into my favorite love song but this member of the Hollywood royalty.

Enjoy!

 

 

hugh-hefner-4-2000

I was aware I hadn’t seen him make any public appearances in years, but still felt a little sad tonight to hear about the passing of Hugh Hefner.

First, the big stuff that everyone will touch on, in one way or another.  The magazine of course, which came onto the zeitgeist at the perfect moment.  One of the great American brands; who can argue that?  Besides the magazine, there is the annual Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, there are/were Clubs, the Logo, and the Mansion.

I was still very much in the ‘new kid in town’ phase when I worked at the Playboy Mansion.  I was still in school, so this was probably my second come up from being in the ‘Mafia’.  I met Hef my first day there, have NO idea what I said to him, but he smiled and shook my hand and welcomed me to his home.  I got the private tour early on.  When I look at my dream list for Aziz Manor: the library, the screening room, the basement gym, the luxury car garage… the mental blueprint for those things didn’t come from a comic book or Neverland; it was from my experience in Holmby Hills.  I may be off on the timeline, but I want to say my Kansas buddies started referring to me as ‘Hollywood’ around this time.  But, I mean, I was a kid in my early twenties, what can I say?  Depending on who’d you ask, making it feel ‘normal’ to have a chef make your gourmet lunch from scratch everyday, or to have casual conversations with Playboy Bunnies on a regular basis, was either one of the best or worst things to happen in my formative years in La La Land.

From one Midwestern born kid to another, thanks for the memories Hef.  Icon gets thrown around a little too much for my taste, but you were the real thing.

 

 

sanctuary

RACHEL: ‘What will you do?’

BRUCE: ‘Rebuild it.  Just the way it was, brick for brick.’

ALFRED: ‘Just the way it was, sir?’

BRUCE: ‘Yeah.  Why?’

ALFRED: ‘I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.’

BRUCE: ‘In the southeast corner…’

ALFRED: ‘Precisely sir…’

 

 

Camp-Lo

A hip hop ending to this week.

Spotify threw me one of my favorite albums from my generation, so we’ll go with one of the ‘other’ singles.

Man these boys could flow…

Have a good one folks!