Asheville, North Carolina – Two powerhouse artists, shredding in amazing ways [Leigh on pedal steel guitar, Brotzmann on reeds] with fantastic results. Filled with a solid experimental music listening crowd, The Mothlight [quite the comfortable venue] certainly impressed. The Brötzmann + Leigh‘s set lasted roughly two hours, taking us through peaks and valleys of mercurial sound.
Many thanks to my host for having the foresight to choose this show and well in advance. Aside from the intense altitude sickness I experienced, my company and Asheville — The San Francisco of the South – was an action packed time.
I look forward to many returns in the future.
Self-titled l.p. – Lingua Franca 
Get your life, Ms. Parker [a.k.a. Lingua Franca]. Lyrically spitting. Spitting the everlovin’ truth. Content: Conscious hip-hop, quick free-flowing rhymes, tight production and that naturallllllllllll. I was pleasantly surprised. Wonderful debut. Snatch up a copy on ye’ olde Bandcamp. [note: I am not getting paid to blow this up. Real feelings here. My “right now” joint.]
Moon Drop Earrings [Holly Bobisuthi]
‘Ferry Debonair’ Bryan Ferry coffee mug [Blake Chamberlain]
Athens, Georgia – Self date night last evening. How wonderfully triggering was this masterpiece? Answer: Cried my eyes out in the back row of Cine. Sold-out show.
Documentary: Riveting and essential if you are truly “woke”. I Am Not Your Negro is the absolute truth. Speaking my truth. A message from the past to the present, for all who have tried to explain to Caucasians [especially educated Liberal or a Neo-Con] and/ or willingly blind P.O.C.s who live in a clearly racist or self-hating fever, wrapped in a myopic cloud of peace and love to push forward. When they express that your fits are from anger, just plain insanity and you are the problematic one, to keep pushing.
Run, don’t walk.