Friday, January 21, 2011

Post 226

I haven't blogged since December 5th!! And I see I have some new followers. Wow. Welcome.
Last year, I was working this blog thing based on an idea that a "career coach" had given me so the title was, A Clear Channel. My intention was to blog every single day for a year then see what happens. I can definitely say, I Can See Clearly Now, although it is primarily due to the vicissitudes of life. It had nothing to do with the fact I was telling all my business on the internet. Even though I've dropped the ball, I'm on a mission and I must complete my 365 entries or.....?.....I don't know, I just gotta finish. It's called compulsion. So the new title is now just Post _ _ _ until I get up to 365. I better get busy. I know I flipped the script on you dear reader. It become more difficult to blog when I stopped doing it like a journal entry but I had to tone it down a bit. There are some people out there that don't need to know what I'm doing on the daily. Just call it my spiritual awakening. So I'm back and will continue this blog for another 4 & 1/2 months until I reach Post 365. Then I'll let you know what's next. Probably dress it up will bells and whistles, pictures and video to enhance my stories.
Today I was inspired to blog after watching TV One's unsung. It's a music biography series that sheds light on artists who are (or were) extremely talented and influential yet forgotten somehow. Like Teena Marie. I sat watching the show and was reminded that I had the opportunity to be in her presence twice. She came to see Colored Girls when I did the show in Hollywood around 1988. She brought her daughter with her and made it point to come backstage and introduce herself to each and every one of us. She was so nice.
Then, a little over a year ago, one of my Bill Duke Bootcamp classmates had a party at his home in Hancock Park and surprised us with a set by Teena Marie. What a treat. She looked different, but still had those chops! I'm sure he must be devastated by her passing, it seemed like they were really good friends.
So as I continue to create my own biography (that would be called an auto-biography), I will also continue to study the bios of those that have paved the way for other artists and have left a legacy for us to inherit.
By the way, that career coach didn't last two months.