Just So You Know

Let me start this by saying if at any time you read a message that compels you to a response, by all means... feel free to continue the learning. You DO NOT have to leave your real name or any name for that matter. When you click "post a comment" or however it reads, you have 3 options. Once on the actual comments page, you'll see prior replies as well. Then there's the 'leave a comment' field. Under that are CAPTCHA and 'choose an identity' (name) options. CAPTCHA is designed to slam SPAM as well as let me know a human is posting vs. a computer generated response. Again, I do not consume beef nor pork so SPAM is not welcomed. Even a photograph of it bothers me. Ok, not really but you get my point and hence you will see the moderation message when you've finalized your post. The identity/name options are as follows:

1) Log-in using (drop down menu for those registered with those services)

2) Nickname and URL - allows you to choose any name and/or link your site to it

3) Anonymous (you can use it but I still have the right to decide if it gets published publicly or not - GOOD FOR ME - YAY!!)

So there ya go. Send me $49.99 if you use these instructions in your own BlogSpot. Cash, cashier's check, money order and Western Union accepted 24/7. :D

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Free Christian Music For Your CD Collection

Being a freebie queen AND a instrumental music lover, this was right down my lane. I so love when artist of the instrumental world give us their take on vocal songs, no matter which came first. *laughs* Yes, I do have an affinity for Christian music too, so don't get it twisted as I grew up in a Baptist Church under the very infamous Rev Dr. Harold A Carter Sr.

At any rate, while on Money Saving Mom's blog, I found links to two different artist giving their piano renditions of Christian music.

I'm currently listening to Dave Mincy's 'Quiet Place of Rest' as I type. AWESOME is all I can say. Go here to get your free copy, just follow the rules in his page.

Next, linked by Rebecca is Greg Howlett's 'Portraits of Hope'. No doubt in my mind I wil like this one as well. Will check it out after I finish Dave's work. Go here to get Mr. Howlett's CD for free until August 31. Again, follow the rules there too.

**Text in white is a clickable link**

Monday, August 17, 2009

Michael Delorenzo's All OVER The Net... Now

Years ago, meeting Michael Delorenzo of such classic era TV shows as the infamous 'NY Undercover' and Showtime's 'Resurrection Blvd', was not a pretty picture. People around the net stated he was difficult, hot headed and very, very private. I took that as just chat and found out for myself, it was a half truth. He is shy if anything but difficult is the wrong choice of words, at least today. He's probably unsure of how to deal with "fans"/supporters and therefore is very reluctant to be totally out there, at least I thought so. Understandable after seeing him in Baltimore many years ago for his NY Undercover promotional stop. I think I took one too many photos which lead him to ask his dreadlocked bodyguard "why does she need so many pictures"??. I did not have the site in mind much less on the net at the time. I just loved his work moreso than the man himself. And this still carries on till this day. Anyway, the pics are on my site dedicated to his work which by the way I put up a year or so after that Baltimore Car Show he attended.

Another man who has aged handsomely, Delorenzo seems to have become more net techy than he lead me to believe. Here it is 2009 and the once truly reclusive to the net veteran actor has finally launched his own website... again... finally. *laughs* There was a time when my site was the only thing going on besides NeeCee's info on her NYUndercover fan site. Delo's been "coming soon" with that website back to the NY U days. With out further ado, please head over to MichaelDelorenzo.com. While you're at it, you might want to check his MySpace, Facebook and IMDb.com net sources as well. Is that enough Delo for you in one net life?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Adolfo Quinones - Fabulous @ Fifty+

Ms JJ linked a video featuring "Shabba-Doo" & "Boogaloo Shrimp" which then lead me to where Shabba-Doo is... NOW. The man was born Adolfo Quinones and every girl I know my age LOVED HIM!! I had a crush on everything light and bright back in the day and he was in the top 10. Watching him move was electric, no pun intended. Born May 11, per sites on the net, he has really aged gracefully like another of his time... Taimak. Quinones has a grand website to which I wonder how up-to-date it is and how his business is doing. I know from the video snippets there, he looked fabulous. Soul Train dancer, The Lockers, and of course a pioneer in the Break Dance revolution - Aldofo IS his story and history. His portfolio will live on longer than those who tried to imitate him that's for sure. Darren Hensen, of Soul Food, is one of his students in "lock" and look where his career has taken off to.

Here's a video clip (from his site) of Dick Van Dyke attempting to become a "Locker"

Also, in my digging around I found this 2008 interview on The Black Hollywood File's Blog which I hope you'll enjoy.

BTW - I still want a pic of him from back in the day. A BIG one!!

Added note - that interview was all I needed to know and more. She covered a lot of ground having said so little. Thank you for that one lady. And how could I ever forget to mention that the duo came to Maryland, Baltimore specifically on one of their tours yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaars ago. Yes, I was RIGHT there but the pics are in storage. If I ever get that album out, will post.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

S.T.I.L.L.. Magazine Interviews 'Tha Game Shifta'

Recently S.T.I.L.L. Magazine, an online Blog source, caught up with Katt Williams' Hip Hop artist 'Klutch Tha Game Shifta'. You can read about the meaning of his "name", how he feels about the music genre he's in - today and get a lil more insight to the man who "clowns" on Twitter BIG TIME!! He's on all the social sources - MySpace, Facebook, Hey Look... just kidding on that last one but you get the idea. So get at him. Don't tell him I said that. :-P

Go here to read the interview in it's entirety. While there, scroll down a few and check his label mate Xplicit Lyric for all the Michiganite's around here.