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Goodbye, Curley Neal hello, Normani

I interviewed Curley Neal at his clinic in Menlo Park, winter 1984. I just noticed Normani “Motivation” video after buying Rolling Stone #1337   I was gonna compare her to Dr Hook until I noticed her ball handling. I think … Continue reading

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Little piece of leather don’t you know: Stella Brooks, Connie Han & Blanca Cecelia from Queens

I forgot to write the rest of this. Briefly: Stella Brooks was a singer from San Francisco who was big in the 1940s and her signature song was “I’m a Little Piece of Leather Don’t You Know (well put together … Continue reading

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Imagining a mash up of Maki Morinouye ‘Dream’ VS Dave Douglas ‘Moonshine’

Maki is a choreographer, dancer, coffee farmer and mom in Kona Hawaii by way of Purchase, NYC  and Seattle. I don’t believe I’ve met her but Terry and I visited her family’s art studio in 2011.  I am wondering if … Continue reading

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‘Philadelphia Freedom’, The Philadelphia Experiment — Ahmir Thompson, Christian McBride, Uri Caine VS ‘Bright Mississippi’ by Monk Quartet

I’ve been thinking about Monk.BLUF Not sure my tech devices get me any closer to the urban or southrern or blacker essenses of these jazz places, from my insular and easy suburban shelter and place. Still trying to train my … Continue reading

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