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Kaki King and Ali Shaheed Muhammad in the Studio.

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YAY! I can finally acknowledge the fact that this is actually happening!
Its even cooler because Ali and I share the same birthdate. And obviously, taste in music. Read the rest of this entry »

Kaki King Live on ShowLivre | Kaki sells out Both of her Brazilian Shows. I'd Like to think I helped with that.

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This is a pretty Ill Poster, fams.

Yeah. So there’s a whole lot of awesome going on over here. The main thing is totally selling out BOTH Brazilian show… which I didn’t think we could pull off. We did! So yeah, after all that work, I dont feel like typing all of it out right now, since typing it out is all I do all damn day long. So, in lieu of this, I offer you all the links to Kakis recent awesome.

Here goes Kaki’s most Recent News Update (ill be updating again tomorrow, you know what it is). We’ve got another tour date poppin up soon, so stay close to Her Tour Page for that. But mostly, All the fun is being had over at YouTube. ShowLivre just finished uploading Kaki’s live performances for us. Here’s everything for you to see.

Have fun.

 

Well. @IndiaBenet is starting to let her Music Light Shine. And I like what I hear/see. YouTube with me:

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India Benet. Daughter of Eric Benet. It looks like she picked up the musical gene. Clearly. She first caught my attention when my girl Stephanie sent me a link of her doing an adorable and WELL done Cover/Medley of Nikki Minaj’s “Your Love” with Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” on guitar. Yeah. Your initial reaction is probably “WTF” and you THINK it wouldn’t work… until India demonstrates the ability to link songs together in any key or tempo. As a Music Nerd… that is impressive. And displays massive talent.

Freaked out by how fast kids grow up and how much talent this one happens to be oozing, I instantly went to her YouTube page and searched related links to find out more on this kid’s awesome. And surely enough… her and Daddy have been at it for a while.

Kinda adorable… and really well done.
She took a break for a minute, probably just being cute and living life. But just recently, shes posted another video of her doing another wonderful cover. This time shes on the piano, singing her little heart out to A Fine Frenzy’s “Almost Lover.”

Interesting to say the least.
Welp, from here, its all about hoping that she gets out there the right way, and has the right people behind her music, if shes serious. And she should be. The talent is definitely there. Check her out on her twitter page, and enjoy.

Guitars and Concerts. Blessings and Breaks. More on what that means when you Click Here:

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The first 3....

So what are these Blessings, you ask? I was just offered a wonderful writing position with the KICKASS site, Autostraddle. Wow. Wowwee wowwow. Now, if you’re from the old school, you remember that Autostraddle was one of the first sites to show love and appreciation to me… just at a time where I really needed it. Well ever since then, we’ve been following each others awesomes and plotting out the right time to form like Voltron to give you some of the best fucking music you’ll ever be exposed to. Crystal and the amazing editors at AS have decided that now is that time. *humbled.*

Guitars and Concerts? Well tonight was an amazing night. A fairly normal night for what I do, but still amazing nonetheless. You can’t complain after an evening of wonderful music provided by Zoe Keating and her SuperCello, Kaki King and her 9011 guitars… sitting backstage in the house Jon Brion built. Real Instrument Playing Appreciation Night. Its going down. Not to mention my bestie Matt Melvin making the drive from San Diego to hang out for a while. I was surrounded by win this evening. It was a great feeling. Windy is all over the video, as usual.

Anyways, with that being said… here’s where the Breaks part comes in. When the boss is in town, its time to get to work. There will be traveling involved, so I won’t be on my computer (like THAT) for a minute.  Also; with the new writing gig

...and the other 4. 7 is the magic number.

at Autostraddle… along with kickin it over at the World Famous Potholes… I’m going to have some writing pieces Ima need to focus on. I have to sound like I’m creditable and like I know wtf I’m talking about… so we’ll have to gear all my good vocabulary and vernacular that way for a minute. But I’ll still be here, randomly writing my ass off about whatever, and then not editing the shit, making me look like a total dork.

On top of all that… Its time to start getting serious about finishing the archival for the site and new layout. You guys know ive been wanting to update my baby for a while, but the health of my friend who is doing this site take priority (hey Chris… I love you. Get Better). The less I post, the faster it can get done… so we’ll see how that goes.

I wont be going anywhere. I’ll be around to update you and hopefully post up the new Dee-1 Interview I just finished.  Until then, just go through the archives, because im sure you havent read everything I’ve posted. You do that, and I’ll see you guys in a few days.

Love,
Me.

p.s.
I LOVE ANITA BAKER OH MY GOD.
That is all.

The African Intro Song to "Coming To America" | The Ladysmith Black Mambazo (International | African) Appreciation Post.

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I’ve used up all of my words. ©…
They did the African Alphabet on Sesame Street.
Just hush up and listen.

Intro to “Coming To America” for the WIN

Right around the time they were featured on Paul Simon’s “Graceland”

How Long?

If you have kids, and they havent seen this, step your parenting game up.

…and its original…

2003 Mambazo…

and them being awesome at the 2010 Fifa Cup.

Nice saturday music if you ask me.
Have fun.

The African Intro Song to “Coming To America” | The Ladysmith Black Mambazo (International | African) Appreciation Post.

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I’ve used up all of my words. ©…
They did the African Alphabet on Sesame Street.
Just hush up and listen.

Intro to “Coming To America” for the WIN

Right around the time they were featured on Paul Simon’s “Graceland”

How Long?

If you have kids, and they havent seen this, step your parenting game up.

…and its original…

2003 Mambazo…

and them being awesome at the 2010 Fifa Cup.

Nice saturday music if you ask me.
Have fun.

 

Download: Kaki King Live on air at WNYC's Soundcheck | Kaki Passes 5 Million Plays on last.fm. Links:

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ACOUSTICAL NOMS

So Kaki King officially started her tour off  yesterday evening in New York at MOMA’s Guitar Innovators Event to a great turnout. But before she rocked the socks off of MOMA guests, Kaki made a quick stop by WNYC (NPR Music for us westcoasters) for a nice acoustic show and interview that gives you insight to the tour, and what she has been up to lately. You can go ahead and CLICK HERE to download the Edmann-provided link. It’s the entire show tagged and listed correctly for your listening and organizing pleasure. And its pretty awesome.

Meanwhile, in nerdtastic stat-counting land, it came to my attention that Kaki has just passed the 5 Million Plays mark on last.fm. Pretty big deal, considering when I first got there, she had all of 25,000 plays. Its come a really long way.

Anyways, check the updated tour dates here, and have fun.