Archive for July, 2015


As soon as I saw these roadside posters, I wanted to attend this show!  I haven’t heard from or of Billy Ocean since the late 1980s with anything new and of course his hits lasted all through the 1990s when I was still gigging as a DJ in clubs and bars.  His first hit, “Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)”, is one of the great dancefloor-filler of all times, that the late Frankie Crocker used to play again and again and…a-gain on WBLS FM during one of its several heyday peaks in 1981. IMG_0435

IMG_0436 Of course, his baadest jam, and one twelve-inch vinyl I still own is “Carribean Queen”, a song that often haunts me and wedges itself into my sleep and at other inapporpriate moments.  Proving its timelessness is still in full effect.  Check out how Billy looks nowadays! lolI dig the “wig” [I know it is his hair and still has gthat big smile.  Kool, ‘Mon… lol

Michael Bolton, on the other hand, is a fixture of my career as a Top 40/CHR (mostly on overnights where I liked  the novelty of being the only black Brotha, lol) radio personality, where I spun his early hits in the 1980!

But this post isn’t all about me, as this concert I really wanted to see – but didn’t. Summer rain showers threatened that Sunday at the end of June and therefore, to this former neighborhood near where I grew-up, I did not swoon.

Only to learn weeks later (and with those posters still hanging and reminding me at the side of the road) that the show had gone on despite the “chance of thunderstorms”, which were in the area that evening.

On to the videos!  Thank you for reading and please leave a comment!  Cheers!

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Both these cats are lookin’ and soundin’ Great in-time and space!  Bravo!

And now my favorite “Carribean Queen” video for dessert…Come away with me!  MmMmmmm, Good…Safe(?)…Travels.

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I believe that,

Too many undesirable immigrants have come!

Look at what happened as,

In many big USA cities,

We look like a third world country.

Ever since I played this Neil Diamond song

On the radio in the early 1980s.

Too many I say because

Theses newbies do not assimilate

Why we are and who from,

America is independent!

I would be an isolationist President.

No today’s settlers only seek to rape;

Our storied culture instead of learning

Sending back to their poor country,

Money here they are earning.

Not wanting to be true “Americans”.

Shamefully we let them do this after nine-eleven,

Running scared instead of doing

A Harry Truman-like,

Enola Gay blast versus our enimies.

Wiping the asswipes from threatening us.

“Today”, Neil sings and yet

This  4th of July holiday,

We, our government has done little to

Annihilate the constant threat

That undid the life I was promised by

Our parents after World War II.

Now down is up,

Up is down and America,

Who once historically

Separated from overbearing British England

Is now seen by many

As a nation of clowns.

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