‘American Masters – Sammy Davis Jr.’

Pioneer. Rebel. Activist. Sammy Davis Jr. is definitely one of my ‘historical’ mentors. American Masters is nominated for an Emmy this year; one of the episodes is a full documentary on Sammy. In light of an actual review, since it’s Public Broadcasting the full doc is still available to view for a few more days. […]

‘The Black Godfather’

Obama opens this doc by saying ‘Some people are attracted to the power that is part of being in the spotlight, others work best behind the scenes. Clarence Avant is the latter.’ Truer words never spoken, cause 99% of the audience of this Netflix doc will surely have never heard of this man… Like a […]

‘Quincy’

  Quincy Jones has had a career and a life that just won’t me duplicated. EGOT.  He opened the door for Oprah to go to the next level.  He opened the door for Will Smith to go to the next level.  Nearly any creative I know would feel like his 90th biggest accomplishment would easily […]

Video of the Day – ‘One for My Baby’

  Today’s video is one of my theme songs, performed by one of the show biz greats. I’ve auditioned to play Sammy once; it’s still a dream part for me.  May realistically be a little too far removed at the moment for what Paramount is setting up, but you never know… Enjoy!  

Song of the Day – ‘One for My Baby’

  For the newer visitors, this is one of my theme songs.  One reason is I just think it’s a great ‘storytelling’ song… But to amplify that point, as it’s evolved over the years, it’s almost become the singer’s version of ‘the Aristocrats’.  In other words, the only way to ‘mess up’ the song (besides […]

Why I Should Host the 2012 Oscars

  B-man, What up?  So kudos to you first for taking on the job on such short notice.  You’ve got the pedigree the Academy likes, and at this point, I don’t think anyone has any expectations for next year’s show. So having said that, I think this year is the perfect opportunity to do something […]