Indeed.... Dare to WONDER.
1nce again, Michigan and Detroit are playing into the historical musical landscape.
Stevie Wonder, a multi instrumentalist who is mostly known for his mastery of the keys, has influenced countless fans of soul music world wide. Without question, his influence has touched well known luminaries among which are two of the finest selectors and music connoisseurs world round: Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love aka DJ Cucumber Slice, and DJ Spinna.
In a brainstorm, their love for Stevie's catalog translated to tribute night entitled WONDER-FULL. Note the double entendre.
A party born in NY, had recieved such acclaim that the dynamic duo were suddenly fielding requests to take it on the road. And on the road they have.
It is our pleasure to announce that this famed fiesta has now made it to our lovely city.
w/ DJ SPINNA and BOBBITO
A Canadian Premiere!
FRIDAY SEPT 12th 2008
REVIVAL - 738 College St. - TORONTO.
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This is a Do Right, MILK and mymanhenri production. say wrd.
Click here for the FaceBook group and get down.
This will be a night to remember. DARE TO WONDER. More goodies coming soon.
BTW, shouts to Matt from 1 sick flyer! ;)
Friday, August 29, 2008
Indeed.... Dare to WONDER.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
After a few weeks of impassioned search...
The Heaven Scent idol winner has been declared:
Next time you see me, traces of this fragrance shall waft through the air and should pick up where CDG left off, my retired Hall Of Fame scent. Anyhow, I'm pretty excited. This will be unboxed and unveiled.... later.
Smell you cats later.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Since 2002, I've been in LV 2wice yearly. 2wice a year getting stupid, 2wice a year grinding hard. 2wice a year touching base with 2 friends. But this year the deadlines were draconian and 2 days away from the office would be 2 costly. So, 2day, I sit back wondering what's happening ahora in my absentia. 2 of my fave folks hit me, looking for 2 catch up @ my booth.
2 words: No dice.
The parties will be pretty crazy, esp if this flyer is of any indication... Shouts to my man Damian. The wanton and salacious soirées will escape me this time. Is it so bad? Hmmmmmm...... I'll answer that later. ;)
The sun is due 2 be out and bright all week, and is burning hit 2day. Anyhow, I had a good morning and am looking fwd to a good end of day. ;)
Enjoy it cats.
I'll see you cats next time.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sorry about the expletive, but WTF??
this is the 2nd time I've been robbed man. Although this was a less significant loss, but it's the f*cking principle of it.
Someone took my back light, the red LED right off my Bowery aka Azulito, and just walked with it. F*cking destitute dudes... I would have hit you with the $4.50 it cost to get it from MEC. But you swiped it off mine instead. I WISH i had been outside man. It so would have been your birthday.
Anyhow, I'm sure this is not the big entry you expected to see after a seemingly slow week - (though so far from) but your man's been in the cotton fields HARD. Possibly like never before. Just deplorable conditions right now... ARGH! But as much as it's been very crazy for such a short period, it will be done sooner than usual. Say wrd.
Anyhow, shouts to tofixd who set up a great run tonight. So perfect. Glad we linked. Bigger run next time. ;). Shouts to Jee Em and Desi! Enchanté.
BTW, I may have mentioned it to you in person, but I'm actually working on a new blog. Migrating the music over to a new address. This will be just as dope and I'm looking fwd to it. SAY WRD. So if you've seen less music of late, that's why. But I'll make it happen nice and right. ;)
Roxy Reunion Friday night. Tight.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I mean, the night was shaping up something lovely. I kept telling SL, my lovely date that the skies were looking good for the show. Than, as per this summer, Mother Nature had other things in mind.
The rain came POURING hard. And that was off an on with the worst coming down for until about 8pm. Then, the skies opened up. And the night was starting to write itself, or right itself?
So I kissed my parents good night and made my way down to Amphitheater on Lakeshore.
But right before, I was due to meet someone who was buying tix off me... and dude hung up on me after I called. Called again, and then gave me a story about how he bought tix already. BRAD (that was his name)! YOU ASSHOLE. That was not the deal. After an exchange, the lies he told me were so clear and blatant, he felt it obligated to send someone my way, and luckily I was able to sell my tix. Nice dude came up from Mexico for the show, looking for tix on site. All good. But Brad the furniture salesloser (cuz you're not a man), you're still a liar.
So what a gig. As we sat under a moon that was as bright as Hale-Bopp, we heard Thom sign like a jay bird, long side some great visuals. We had lawn seats, but we ate shrimp instead, filet mignon with vermouth reduction!! LOL. We never went to our seats and had a ball in the back 300s! SL!
But night was sick. Great show, great company, and the ended the show with possibly my fave track - period. Like, who sick do you have to be to bang this out the studio?? Still recall sitting in my friend's car in LA and just studying this joint like...
Anyhow, so good. Someone have a cigarette for me??
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Fist Bump?? Fist Pump?? Huh??
Round my way, we call them daps and/or pounds. "Whatever you call it..." - my mom ads, "It's cool!". She thinks it's soooooo funny! And just like that, I welcomed my parents back to my APT. ;) My parents are so cute! I think that my dad loves my place more than I do - and he totally admits it.
As much as I love their company, I'm just sad that I'm under despotic deadlines @ work. I'm unable to spend some meaningful time with them and be that guide. :(. But we've been able to have some good chats and laughs despite. But as my mom added, she came to relax and just rest up. Say wrd. ;)
Shouts to my bro who took some time off to come hang all the way from The Boro. Then again, he was itching to unveil his new purchase. Ha.
Regardless, welcome Barak Mom & Dad. Always a pleasure. ;)
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Man... it's been a busy week though you wouldn't have known be looking out here.
What's been good?? I've just been planning the latter 1/2 of Cero Ocho. Important things, you know?? Like..
A new cologne. Say yeah...
It's been a a sort of Cologne Idol. The last, reigning champ and irrefutable Hall Of Famer Comme Des Garçons has now run it's course of spell binding wafts about Queen West. Say yeah...
So next time you see me, lemme know what you think of the new scent as I'll be testing a few. So much to live up to as CDG was @ times worthy of a Controlled Substance tag - the way they kept coming back! LOL... Yo real talk though. I talked about it almost a year ago. Say yeah...
I overheard some ppl take my direction and get right. All love. Now I gotta move on. Anyhow, that's been a REAL dilemma of late.
So imagine my whole week as I spent much of it out and about. Nuts. Lemme not get into too many deets, but will simply hit you with my miscellany of megapixels.
Shouts to the LRG crew: 1st timers to Toronto and it was BANA. Say yeah...
This week, my ppls Tonya Morgan came through Toronto as well as an opener for Hiero. Shouts to Don, Von and Ilyah in absentia. Always nice to rap with cats. We need another show. Say yeah...
Sh*t... Shouts to Culli for hollering Thursday night. Like, didn't know you were still alive. So, after getting toasty @ a Nike Sportswear event (Shouts to CY - hace f*cking mucho tiempo man), I made my way down to one of my fave spots. A hug, kiss and a Guiness! On my way.
Did I ever get haunted!
Friday night was another white wine filled wanderings... ARGH.
The good ppl @ GDFT were pleased to announce the release of an eco friendly GDFT x Adidas collabo. The shoe's launch was @ the GDFT YRKVL location and drinks longside some succulent smoked salmon. YUM!
Shouts to Seven.
"Ol El and Hza read the same literature" - as mentioned by Jesar. LOL. You bet dude. Shouts to Chase. Get it dude.
Finally the prized pieces.
Imagine this site @ the end of a driveway??
BTW, shout to all responsible for this collabo. Recycled materials were used in it's fabrication. So even someone like Big C and his size 15 can have a small carbon footprint. ;) Say Yeah....
Adidas x TSTBDS/INQMND x Agency1
I had to do this one... say yeah...
We then made our way down to QB for a 20 yr anniversary party commemorating NWA. Say Yeah...
Ran into my man Age. All day dude.
Say yeah... My man Bobby Brown (real talk) was in the building.
A massive shout to Dave G who made the most brilliant entrance! Say yeah... Always good to see you dude. Shouts to my man JR Jollyrancher....
... and a massive shout to Steph. Sh*t! This is one of the most brilliant pics I have taken ever! Say yeah! Thx for being such a sexy model. Dress and heels. Love it.
Man... I'm getting some rest right now. Going to Bump n Hustle tonight @ The Riv. Say yeah....
So lemme take you cats out with this joint that I must have spit over countless times in CA in May. Heard it all the time @ radio and wondered why it wasn't poppin here. No matter.
Was gonna post the track - but f*ck it. Video is f*cking hilarious!
BTW... ENOUGH WITH THE RAIN!
Sunday, August 03, 2008
It's all love.
Funny how ppl connect. It took someone from Sweden to introduce me to someone from NYC who in turn showed up in Toronto.
It matters none. Good ppl meet. Have I said that before?? You bet.
Shouts to my man OP! Welcome to Toronto and looking fwd to having you back my dude. Shouts to Dave G, Nana and Medi (been way too long dude). Shouts to Kissey for making it all happen. I'll get you a gluten free roti - somehow, and TONS of sweet fried plantain! ;)
Saturday, August 02, 2008
It's been a min. Had been meaning to post, but it's been a pretty busy week with work and that was taking up my time. Seeing custies, and even worse - driving! ARGH!
Simply put, Bana 2008 was here. When the sun's out, I'm all about it. Sin duda. And as I told my man about this, it's more about the sound and vision for me. It's such an event - with speakers blasting, and men toasting the mic heavy. Love it.
On top of it, I had some 1st timers who were just agape @ this festival - like nothing they had ever seen (esp not in LA apparently) . Shouts to Kev D, Rich, Nick and Woodie. Say wrd.
Shouts to all who I ran into in my travels today, esp Rose Royce. Radiant smile as always. ;)
Shouts to the 4our ladies who were determined to track me down for this photo.
But in the end, Bana2008 was all about the Killa show. You better axe somebody!
So, I'll simply leave you with a few pics, with the rest of the photographic dissertation being here.