Category Archives: Deep stuff

Just plain deep…

THE GREATEST: Muhammed Ali – 1942 – 2016

It began with a 1960 teenage Olympic light heavyweight boxing champion declaring “I am the Greatest!” and that he “Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee!” He dropped his slave name, embraced Islam, refused to fight in Vietnam. Muhammed … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff, Just Runnings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE JOURNEY ALONG THE WAY: IRON SKILLS & INTERNAL ELIXIR CULTIVATION

THE JOURNEY ALONG THE WAY: THE IRON SKILLS & INTERNAL ELIXIR CULTIVATION ARE THE FOCUS OF TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM MARK WILEY’S TAMBULI IMPRINT. HAVING PICKED UP A SOME HEAVY BRUISING during a lively and most enlightening Chin Na session … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff, Wushu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE RETURN OF ‘ENLIGHTENMENT’… JULY 1st Union Chapel

OK Brothers & Sisters…. ‘Enlightenment’- an original composition penned by master flautist Rowland Sutherland with support from the PRSF and inspired by the spirit of John Coltrane – returns to the capital this summer and the Ensemble can’t wait to … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff, Is That Jazz?, Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WAYNE & HERBIE: TALKIN’ LOUD & SAYING SOMETHING!

After decades of both collaboration and mutual respect, jazz legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have penned an extraordinary and thought provoking open letter to the next generation of artists. It reflects their feelings on recent world events and how … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MAURICE WHITE 1941 – 2016: Derf Recklaw pays TRIBUTE to force behind Earth, Wind & Fire

MAURICE WHITE 1941 -2016: Derf Recklaw pays TRIBUTE to the force behind Earth, Wind & Fire After reading Richard Williams’ memories of meeting the recently departed Maurice White on his excellent Blue Moment site I thought I’d give a more … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SOUNDS OF HAITI 2016: Lakou Mizik – The Trailer

Lakou Mizik – The Trailer has arrived! On April 1st 2016, Cumbancha Discovery will release the debut album from Haitian roots-revival band Lakou Mizik. Following their triumphant performance at GlobalFest in NYC the ensemble ignited a wave of interest and … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY – February 8, 2016

Year of the Fire Monkey—February 8, 2016 I have to confess that I’m somewhat addicted to visiting the Plum Publications website – a treasure trove of a martial arts information/resources run by California based teacher and practitioner Ted Mancuso and … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE!

A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE! AS WE’RE NOW IN 2016 I thought I’d stop prevaricating and just big up a few albums that were bought or sent to me in 2015 and have stayed … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

JANUARY 1st 2016: Heiroglyphic Being & Friends LIVE @ Cafe Oto!

JANUARY 1st 2016: Hieroglyphic Being & Friends LIVE @ Cafe Oto! New Years day 2016. Following on his 6 hour New Years eve DJ set at Café Oto Chicago’s Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being returned to Oto to perform a … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

QUESTS FOR 2016…THE OGONI… STRAIGHT NO CHASER – THE ARCHIVE….

QUESTS FOR 2016…THE OGONI… STRAIGHT NO CHASER – THE ARCHIVE…. As someone who is “under-employed” and pretty much unemployable in the straight world I find myself not alone. Like many of my friends and fellow cultural co-conspirators, who have spent … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment