Thursday, February 27, 2014

JFK_LAX House Podcast

Flying from JFK to LAX
Remebering The Great House Music I experienced especailly in Febuary for Black History Month when Famous Inspirational speeches were mixed with pumping house tracks.... 
I am grateful to have heard
John Robinson Mid-Day mix on WBLS, DJ Disciple On WNYE, Kiss Club mix with Tony Humphries at club Zanzibar.   

Peppermint :Julio Bashmore ft Jessie Ware
No Way Back (Greg Wilson Re-Edit) Adonis
Elements - the Chant Danny Tenaglia
Took My Love Away (Factory Mix) Ellis D
Strandbar (Disko) Todd Terje
Love On The Run Beni
Ho.Ho.Ho! Awkoder
Vandaag Bakermat
Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix) Cajmere feat. Dajae
Dance extra beats Earth People
Trouble (Raw House Dub) Kim Beacham
Ready For Your Love (feat. MNEK) Gorgon City

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cheetah The Nelson Vail's Story + Fight Back

Nelson Vails' story is a triumph over almost insurmountable odds. Nelson was the youngest of 10 children growing up in the Harlem projects and worked as a New York City bicycle messenger to support his family. Nicknamed "The Cheetah" because he was the fastest cat in the jungle, Nelson rode furiously while working, trained in Central Park after work and raced locally on weekends.  He was thrust on to the world stage, represented the USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he won the silver medal in the individual 1000-meter Match Sprints, behind countryman Mark Gorski.  Becoming a pioneer for the African-American cycling community, this documentary explores the beginnings of his life in Harlem and his impact on the future generation of cyclists worldwide.
I was fortunate enough to attend the afternoon opening matinee with Fight Backan organization teaching mixed martial arts, the philosophy that sport has the power to involve individuals and transform communities.
be sure to check out Fight Back at The Mary Mitchell Centre
And the Inspiring Documentary Cheetah, The Nelson Vails Story

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Oh My Goodness I have to come back in the Summer as well :-) Fascinating city

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wandering at Chåteau Rouge

Last year I went to Chåteau Rouge to get my African Fabrics and thought it was such a great day I would go wander the nieghborhood.
It certainly was not without its sense of style, creativity or culture
All these individuals selling items from bags on the street...everything from nuts to eggplant to these dried fish from the Congo... and the Police would come and they would pick up their bags and scatter ... then 5 minutes later as soon as the police left they were back...