Love Me Still is a hauntingly beautiful song sung by legendary soul singer Chaka Khan, who co-wrote the song with Bruce Hornsby (who plays piano on the track and appears in the video) and was initially featured on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s 1995 film, “Clockers.” I fell in love with the song and it … Continue reading Music Box – Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan. We Love You Still.
Adam, at my Bay Ridge Parkway Apartment, 1994 (I wrote this in 2012 for Adam's 34th birthday, upon discovering that he had died a few years prior, never having the chance to say goodbye. I've removed older post when reconfiguring MyNewBoyfriend, but decided to continue with these, for Adam...) Adam Forgetta and I met 18 … Continue reading Legacy: Adam, on his 41st Birthday
Once in a million years a lady like her...rises... Happy Birthday to the Rock Goddess, and the indisputable Queen of Rock N Roll, Stevie Nicks! To commemorate that, plus the upcoming 36th anniversary of the release of The Wild Heart, released on June 10, 1983, here is a rarely-seen "Liner Notes" interview Stevie did way … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks & The Wild Heart
In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma.” With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti’s key. No one knew what to expect. No one knew … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin
It's hard to believe that, as a native New Yorker, it's been over 3 decades since my first - and last - visit to the Statue Of Liberty. It was during a 4th grade class trip, years before it was closed (from 1984 - 1986) for a much needed face-and-body lift. As someone who's loath … Continue reading Music Box: Patti Labelle & the Lady of the Harbor
***** On April 11, 1990, 1500+ people attended Ryan White's funeral. It was a sad chapter in American history (I previously wrote about it HERE). In times of sheer darkness and despair, you shone brighter than the most brilliant star and displayed a bravery rarely matched. Happy 39th birthday to the little boy with the … Continue reading Legacy: Ryan White – Fly Away, Skyline Pigeon, Fly…
I cannot remember a time in my life where I could sleep in silence. To drift into timelessness, there must be the delicate sounds of human language…music never helped either, and still doesn't…it has to be conversations in the dark, like angels converging in my timespace. Now, and since the genesis of my adulthood, I … Continue reading Music Box: John Lennon – Still Watching The Wheels