Category Archives: Commentaries

On My Crusade Against The Extinction Of Black Music . . .

I hate to take it here, but I just have to. I think those who can swing and make a decided effort not to do so, do it to make their music have more crossover appeal. Anyone else who argues … Continue reading

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On Walter Payton . . .

Hello, folks: I know I haven’t blogged in a while and have since dropped off of Facebook. The primary reason being is that my dad was very ill and I was not in a space to communicate on that level. … Continue reading

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On Authenticity vs. Getting Over . . .

I find it astonishing the great number of people in this world who are satisfied with doing just enough to get by. I understand it intellectually, yet still grapple with comprehending it completely. I mean, for what other purpose are we here but … Continue reading

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On The State Of The Union Address . . .

I dunno about y’all, but I’m tired of hearing Obama give speeches. I don’t need motivation; I needs results! Stop shuffling; the gig is yours, bruh. People are  always like, “He’s so well spoken”. I expect my President to speak … Continue reading

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Opening Pandora’s Box . . .

Along with the all the evil things contained, was Hope. She opened it and everything in the box was unleashed, save Hope, which was locked by Zeus. To the contrary, amongst all the Blessed delicacies in the Garden Of Eden … Continue reading

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More On The Death Of Jazz . . .

Sometimes I don’t know what’s worse, music that doesn’t have any elements of the tradition being called jazz, or cats who swear that their music is soulful and swingin’ and it really ain’t. Both do a disservice to the name … Continue reading

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On The Meaning Of Life . . .

The world’s a stage, we’re all actors, and the bible is a great script. The question is: Will you play your role? – Nicholas Payton

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On This Whole “Death Of Jazz” Thing . . .

Everybody’s making a lot of noise about this whole death of jazz thing. How are we mourning something that’s been gone a long time ago and highly questionable if it ever really existed? The question to me is not if … Continue reading

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On Michael Jackson (the most beloved and hated individual to walk the earth since Jesus Christ) . . .

I am so tired of hearing ’round-the-clock shyt talking sessions about the King Of Pop. Opinions aside, does the fact that a man just died even matter to anyone? Is not his family grieving enough? Does it matter that he’s … Continue reading

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On Smooth Jazz vs. Straight-Ahead Jazz . . .

It’s all about who’s playing from the heart and touching souls. Music is music! – Nicholas Payton

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