Monthly Archives: April 2011

Black Rock Volume 1 Available Now!

Black Rock Volume 1′ is now available as an e-book through Amazon and Barnes & Noble for only $9.99! Special thanks to Anthony Pizziatolla and Pat Aievoli at The Digital Age Group for making the e-book happen! Click here for … Continue reading

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RIP Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow, one of its most respected and versitile voices to ever grace the stage, passed away this morning after long and courageous battles against a variety of health issues.  She was 58 years old. Highly respected among musicians and … Continue reading

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Great New Doc On ‘The Spook Who Sat By The Door’!

While putting together my piece on Melvin Van Peebles and the 40th Anniversary of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song, I thought about some of the other great Black films from the so-called ‘blaxpliotation’ era that had a bit more on the ball … Continue reading

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Sweetback @ 40

On April 23, 1971, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – written, directed, edited, composed and starring Melvin Van Peebles – premiered in Detroit and Altanta.  No studio wanted to finance the film, so Melvin used his own money (and a 50,000 … Continue reading

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Come Out & Support LLS on May 10th!

Cancer sucks, but there’s something you can do about it and have some laughs while doing it. On May 10th, my good friend Ian O’Malley – inspired by his 8 year old niece Kate’s successful fight against cancer – will … Continue reading

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RIP Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith, bassist & keyboardist for TV On The Radio, passed away yesterday at a courageous fight against lung cancer.  He was just 36. The first time I saw TV On The Radio perform was at Joe’s Pub just as … Continue reading

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R.I.P Sidney Lumet

The film world suffered a terrible blow when Sidney Lumet passed away over the weekend. How good was Sidney Lumet? Just look at just some of the game changing gems that he directed: 12 Angry Men Long Day’s Journey Into … Continue reading

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