"You're silly :P Excuse me, I've been off the radar for the last 18 months so I didn't reply. Family issues made me (reluctlantly) pack up life in Los Angeles and head to Australia for several years. Am terribly homesick and am only…"
"Now, don't get it twisted. Though Minnie Riperton is my favorite female artist of all time, it's Phyllis Hyman who I think embodies vocal perfection. Her rich lower range, her sweet higher range and the way she bended lyrics and emoted -…"
Have you read the book 'Strength of a Woman'? It's an intense read.
But one thing that the book really hammers in is that Phyllis had a mean streak Her beauty and voice is what endeared people to her. Without it, she may have…"
"Great timing with the Minnie Riperton 'Unsung' tribute.
I just finished interviewing one of Minnie's old bandmates for a series I am writing on the making of her albums. Some magical quotes. I'll let you know when the articles…"
"Oh wow...I have a group called "Fierce Funkin' Divas" at another ning website. My type of folks!
Nothing stirs my soul more than a soulful woman's voice...Minnie's crystalline tone...Phyllis Hyman's perfect bending of…"
Many are gone..*some too soon* but NOTforgotten. I miss Minnie Riperton and Phyllis Hyman.I miss Shirley Horn..This group is put together to spotlight these grand divas..and their accomplishments.See More
El Debarge will always be one of my favorite singers, it's truly ashame that his life is going the way it's going, i hope he do his time and get himself cleaned up and make the music we all love...I have never heard of Zulema, but i bet that tribute you did was awesome.
An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.
Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.