‘Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall’

  While my childhood was one of many defined by what came next, as an adult I can’t really argue with anyone who feels ‘Off the Wall’ is a superior album.  Spike’s documentary captures all the reasons why. As the title suggests, the first half covers the journey and how (absurd as it sounds now), […]

Song of the Day – ‘In the Air Tonight’

  Before I forget, the stats tell me last Sunday’s praise of the ‘Black Jeopardy’ skit was the most viewed post ever here.  The credit for that of course really goes to Michael Che (the writer), Tom Hanks and everyone at SNL. But for those who came or shared for breakdown of all the layers […]

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

Stokely Carmichael. Assata Shakur. Angela Davis. Bobby Seale. Huey P. Newton.  For my generation, if you grew up around a certain dynamic those are all names you knew and heard about often, without living through the Experience.  “The Black Power Mixtape” is a well-edited documentary that casts an eye on what those times were like […]