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by vivrant thang on feeding the music jones


Party people! I had to drop in and let you know I’m still very much alive and kicking. This has been a crazy week for me – starting off on Monday night when I attended an intimate show and interview with none other than Phontigallo (of Little Brotherand “Zo and Tigallo Love The 80s”) and DJ Stylus.

I SO wish I had video evidence for you but I was banned from freelancing. Boo hiss! However, Stylus, a man of many  talents, has recaptured the moment for us as only he can. Check it out. I’m also going to need you not to sleep on that new Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind album in stores October 18th. Download the sampler while you’re there. I know you’re already listening to the Gordon Gartrell Radio podcasts so there’s no need for me to repeat myself. Do you know the music I’ve discovered there? I’m sure you do because you’ve been listening.

After that, the week went full speed ahead. I’m attending the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference this week. So time has not been on my side. As I’m writing this, it’s about 2am and I just got in from a party/concert where Ledisi, Mike Phillips, Chrisette Michele and Raheem Devaughn performed. You know I held you down on the recording tip so look out for that soon.

I have so much I need to blog about and I’m just going to have to make the time to sit down and get it out. I’ve been listening to a lot of music this week: albums by Raphael Saadiq, Eric Benet, Kenny Lattimore, Jazmine Sullivan, Maiysha, Little Dragon, and Little Jackie to name a few.  So look for a review post coming very soon. I promise!

I have some other news to share with you very soon. I’m about to sign on the dotted line for a new venture that should be very good for me as a writer and for Songs In The Key of Life. More on that later.

I’ve been invited to an exclusive listening party where Qtip will spin some tracks from Renaissance. You already know how much I’m anticipating this album. Of course I’ll report back on the hotness you can expect on November 4th. Highly unlikely that I’ll have video evidence so you’ll probably have to take my word for it.

I’ll end this rambling with a little treat to make up for me abandoning my loyal readers for so long. At the performance tonight, Chrisette Michele promised DC that a new album is on the way. Since she loves us so much, she gave us a sneak preview of what we can expect.

I haven’t been able to find mention of this song anywhere. So I guess I should consider this an exclusive? It’s called “War Cry.” Very appro pro, yes?