Music! Jaleel Shaw – Free Download of I Wish I Didn’t Know

We’re excited about Jaleel Shaw‘s recent release: The Soundtrack of Things to Come.

He just posted a link to a live version of “I Wish I Didn’t Know” Grab it below, then buy the album on iTunes!

Thanks for keeping the music alive!

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Everyday People Brunch

After hearing about this monthly brunch, I finally went down to the LES to check it out last weekend.  Hosted by Chef Roble & Saada, it’s basically a free daytime party if you’re just going for the hang, and if you want to eat, it’s about $38.00 for a buffet style brunch and unlimited mimosas.

The food? Amazing!  I am a foodie. They gave the option of eggs or egg whites.  There was no pork on the menu, which didn’t surprise me.  The shrimp & grits were incredible and so were the chicken, biscuits & gravy.  Clearly, I had a fight with my conscious and I won.  What a sinful delight.

The scene? Definitely the trendy Afro-hippie Brooklyn type. The place was full of flashy dressers, models and socialites.  It was like a club…but on a Sunday afternoon!  🙂 Here are some pics I found.

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Above photos by  Lee Moulton

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@jayfingers & @blairaaa

blair & brandee

blair, jay me

taken with someone’s iphone

Before it got really thick.

Would I go again? Yes…but I’ll make sure I go early.

Check out more pics on FB.

Check out their Tumblr

the thriving (not starving) artist

I’ll admit this blog started out of 50% frustration and 50% in response to constant questions, needs & concerns from artists.

The frustration? The notion that all artists are starving, broke, unhealthy.  The idea that it’s okay for artists to work for free or as they put “exposure”.  General public will learn to value artists.

The rest is all about being a resource available for artists of all disciplines (though as a musician, I’m sure these posts will be very musician-friendly and slightly biased) on eating and staying healthy (and #green), finding a few great fashion deals and living & loving happily.

Nobody ever said it was easy, but the struggle doesn’t have to show.