"A Hot Pitchy Mess"

I recently pulled out my trusty dusty iPod as I was in transit to listen to some music along the way. The iPod is by no means up-to-date, so when a song snippet that I'd recorded almost a decade ago played, it was instant nostalgia! Back in high school, we had to complete a senior project to be able to graduate and mine was about the influence of music on emotion. I created three songs that each had their own "feel", recorded them at the studio of my mentor's old HS friend, played them for any willing participants, then recorded the emotion they identified from the song. Slight work ;-) Hence how the song "Remember" was recorded. Mind you, I originally wrote the song after watching The Noteb

I'm Going (going) Back (back) to Ghana!

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Ghana to teach art to youth with two other artists. It was everything. All those African Americans who've traveled to Africa then tell everyone else you need to go to the Motherland are telling the truth. We underestimate the impact of being surrounded by a nation of people who look like you, holding every position imaginable. It is powerful, to say the least, for those of us who have been told our people are less than. And although children are inspiring to me in general, the kids in Kasoa, GH were so bright and beautiful that I wished I could stay longer for them. I don't even have the words to describe those youth (which says a lot because writi

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