Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rafael Saadiq @ Hollywood & Highland

Well, Raphael was bringing on the heat last night. KJLH Radio and MySpace had a listening party for him last night at Hollywood & Highland, here in Los Angeles, CA.

Oh my goodness, his performance was off the hook! His latest album entitled,"The Way I See It" is now one of my favorites.
Please take a moment and listen for yourself.

I have been a fan of his since the days of Tony! Toni! Toné! Remember the song - It Feels Good!? -

Then Raphael and a few other really good talent formed a group called
Lucy Pearl back in the late '90's, w/ Dawn Robinson(formerly of En Vogue) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (formerly of A Tribe Called Quest). To this very day, I still love and play the song by Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight ( ) - Did you ever listen to the strings and the horns on this song?...

Well, he didn't stop there. For the past few years he's been performing solo, and he keeps putting out a great sound. Last night he was doing his thing, and it was really good...

Raphael Saadiq has done it again!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Know What Words Can Do

My Mother is forever quoting the movie,
" The Great Debators" - The part when Forrest Whitaker's character, Dr. Farmer, is talking to Denzel Washington's character, Melvin B. Tolson, at a Sunday afternoon dinner party at Dr. Farmer's home. He and Tolson get into a heated conversation over whether or not Tolson is a good influence on Dr. Farmer's son. The conversation progresses, and at a pivitol point, Dr. Farmer jokingly says, " You know what words can do!" to Melvin Tolson.

It's true. If you ever think about it. Words can hurt or heal. It's just that simple. I remember distinctly reading somewhere in the Bible that " the power of life and death are in the tongue".
Be careful what you say to people. Once it's said, you can't retract it. Can't erase the hurt. I don't care how hard you try. So, think before you speak. Really. Life is so precious, and too short to go around spitting out things that hurt instead of heal one another. Of course, this is my opinion...
Until next time....Carla