Category: What I’m Working On


 

sade

Lot of real, interesting conversations and threads away from the social media streets lead to today’s song choice.

And have you ever had someone say ‘Man, not another Sade song?’

If you have, they’re not really your friend.

Enjoy!

 

 

TonyToniTone

Well, I wasn’t planning for this to be ‘Trios Week’.  But we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

Today, I just feel funky.

Enjoy!

 

 

2pac

Many of you have watched me adjust to a life of order.  The weird days, the peaceful days, and the resentful days.  I’ve never been the hold on to anger type, really, but it’s human to look back at things you would do differently, knowing what you know now.

Today I was reminded of another cycle I’ve been breaking in real time; the place where you go from ‘intaking as much information as possible because you’re inquisitve/aware/woke’ to being overtaken by knowing so much.  Hitting the off switch, even in a time before we had all this ‘media’, is not one of the things I was taught; it’s something I’ve had to learn.  And relearn. And relearn again.

Make no mistake, I think it’s important to think about if x happens then y might happen, then z.  Obsessing over ‘z’ when x is still in play though, that’s a flaw of mine I own up to.

Getting more comfortable daily knowing when and where to hit the ‘off’ button, and turn my attention back to matters at hand.  Always a process, but the results are starting to show up.

So on that note, new week.  Track 1.  Let’s do this.

 

 

luther

The weekend!

With all due respect to you Bob Marley fans, it’s been brought to my attention that 4/20 was also this man’s birthday.

My favorite song from the best pure vocalist of my childhood.

Have a good one folks!

 

 

No post tomorrow, taking a daytrip shortly.  Feels like first vacation in my adult life where I’m not actually trying to ‘get away’ from anything; it’s just the right time since the summer will be full.

I’ve been trying to find the right words for where my head has been this year.  But a lot of my adjustment has been about (acting aside) not wearing my emotions on my sleeve. Not over explaining myself to people who aren’t interested in understanding. So I’ll try to keep this short.

Prayers to Isaiah Thomas and Todd Heap.  Prayers for Cleveland. A mutual friend of mine lost a close buddy this morning at 44; natural causes as far as they know at the moment.  So, more than enough reminders that we really don’t know how much time we have in total or how much time any of us have left.

So I’m appreciative to have worked until I could, in actor or meditation terminology, ‘be present’ at all times.  Lot of mistakes and bad things happen beyond my control, but I persevere.  And I enjoy life.

Wherever you’re at, or wherever you feel you’re at, I hope you can, or will eventually get to a place of peace.  If not for yourself, then to leave this world in a better place than you came into it.

Later.

 

 

frank-sinatra-1963-billboard-650

Lived to see another weekend!

Been full of joy the past couple days, in part I’m sure cause I’m squeezing in a quick vacation.  Short of blowing up the world, I’m not going to let *45 steal my joy for a couple of days.

So this is the right song choice for today.  To those who celebrate, Happy Easter.  Going to be a busy summer, see you on the other side.

 

 

K-CI-and-JoJo

It’s not the greatest movie, but Martin & Eddie did a movie together years ago.  Because they really wanted to do a movie together as much as anything else.

This was the theme song.  Also underrated in my opinion.

Enjoy!

 

 

jmayer

The new John Mayer single feels like a nice throwback to his best easy listening records.

But more importantly…

A dance break in the video?!?

LOL…

Enjoy…

 

 

James Brown

The weirdness of leveling up has worn off.

Found a good comfort zone in this stage of peak efficiency.

Feels like the right song choice.

Enjoy!

 

 

Carlos-Santana-Bio

Got the script for the summer project over the weekend.  Started the character building.

Playing a ‘legendary musician’ type.  You know how they say ‘find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’?  It’s been a while since I’ve played an ‘uber cool’ type, so it’s been fun starting to build that out.  Trying on (name withheld’s) vocal inflections; borrowing (name withheld’s) style and seeing what looks ‘natural’ on me.  Watching clips of (name withheld) when he steps on the stage and owns the crowd for two hours.  I enjoy this part and we’ll see what the director likes and the director doesn’t.

One of many guys I’m using for influence in the legendary performers catalog to start the week.

Enjoy!