Friday, 22 April 2016

ONLY TIME I EVER FELT JEALOUS WAS DURING A PRINCE CONCERT IN 1987...


I am  not a jealous person.
I believe so much in myself and my talents that I never feel threatened. However, during Prince concert somewhere in Germany in 1987 ( "Sign of the Times" tour)   I couldn't face it.  Prince was magnificent. Fans were fainting. The music was exhilarating. He played, he sang, he danced, his clothes were superb;  the band grooved and songs were just out of this world. Half way I matched out.
                                                 Prince- pic by Ironing Board Collective

"Why are you leaving? Don't you like it?"
The person I was with, wondered
I couldn't hide my envy.
I had to evaporate. Hide. 
Did not sleep well for days.
But later I was so, so, so inspired, I regained my composure. The last time I saw Prince was in Rio De Janeiro...at a private gathering in Leblon, near the beach.  He was surrounding by these huge bodyguards. He was so tiny. I did not feel green at all. No envy. I felt this legendary, great artist had no freedom. 

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

JACKFRUITS IN LONDON


 Lately,  Jack-fruits are plenty.. N... the fruit in season across London. But you have to know where to find them.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

SHAKESPEARE 400 YEARS ANNIVESARY PREPARATIONS

Quick peep at BARDS WITHOUT BORDERS last weekend..

Poets rehearsals and planning at Kings College, London Saturday 2nd April 2016.

It was a painstaking session but worth every second.
An afternoon of braincraking. Final structuring of  upcoming show at Rich Mix and beyond

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BEDROOM BAR- Monday 4th April

Live music was kicking at Bedroom Bar last night. It was packed and mellow and...

As usual it was an international vibe...
Our Monday Open Mic had acts from France, Germany, Nigeria, UK, etc.
There was a variety of female, black, white, young and older musicians. Some came from Bath. Some were seasoned buskers  like Dave Etherington (pic below), who is originally from Guernsey. 

Or very interesting...
Titus Waldfenfels for example all the way from Munich had a variety of instruments- a few self made others improved from old. Titus  created an amazing array of sounds. No singing. Which was a good contrast from the norm. Sometimes it is heart warming to get away from too much speaking and singing. Music is sound. Any sound. All kinds of sounds... 
here were the fantastic acts

1. Alex Dobson
2. Djinn Cover - French Blues man
3. Titus Waldenfels- master craftsman
4. Zarina- Young upcoming London songwriter
5. Bee Bakare- Amazing singer from Bath via Nigeria
6. Josh Williams - Main act of the evening all the way from Edmonton , Canada
7. Dave Etherington- Street musician from Guernsey

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Friday, 1 April 2016

SHAKESPEARE'S 400 YEARS AT RICH MIX LONDON- APRIL 23


Looking forward to Rich Mix show on 23 April 2016.
Exactly 400 years after the bard died...on 23 April 1616.
It was a coincident that he was also born on the same date
Rehearsals keep on going....this is the Green Room at Rich Mix...


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