R.I.P. to one of the greatest jazz minds and vocal baritones, and my former teacher, Mr. Grady Tate.
Born: January 14, 1932
Durham, North Carolina,
Died: October 8, 2017 (aged 85)...
Manhattan, New York City
A lot of people are crazy because of their story. Until you find out what a person's story is, you don't really know why they are crazy. It's not up to you to figure that out, but it IS up to you to be careful with your OWN story. Every experience we accumulate is going to shape our story, and what we eventually become. A lot negative things occur that we have no control over, but there are things we CAN control. I believe if we focus on those things, and pray for God to help us through what we can't control, we can avoid becoming "crazy lost causes". Shape your story; NOW.
When I'm writing and editing songs, whether for myself or another artist, I get lost in it. So lost, that I tend to forget or move aside the "real life" that I'm supposed to attend to. But we all know what stresses that "real life" can bring, so I thank God for this talent. I thank God to be able to move myself away from the stresses of "real life", if only for the time my pen hits the paper to when I'm done with the last line.
We're back at 1 on N1M! Thank you! ☺
CALLING ALL MALE, SOLO VOCALISTS AND ALL-MALE BANDS (SOUL, ROCK FUSIONS, R&B, NEO-SOUL)
PROPOSALS ARE NOW BEING WRITTEN FOR SPECIFIED VENUES AWAITING THEM FOR THEMED SHOWCASES BEING DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY B MICHAEL L PROMOTIONS. VENUES HAVE FULL BACKLINES, CAPACITIES OF 100, LOCATED IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN. TICKET SALES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR 1 SPECIFIC VENUE.
CONTACT BRIAN MICHAEL LIVINGSTON AT BMICHAELJAZZ@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFO ...
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SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE!!!
I AM FRIENDLY, BUT THIS IS BUSINESS, NOT A SOCIAL CALL. TIME MUST NOT BE WASTED.
*WE ARE SEEKING MALE ACTS WITH A LOYAL CORE FOLLOWING OF 20 PERSONS OR MORE
*EACH ACT MUST HAVE AT LEAST 45 MINUTES WORTH OF READY PERFORMANCE MATERIAL
*EACH ACT MUST BE PREPARED TO PROMOTE SAID PERFORMANCE TO MAXIMIZE DRAW, EITHER WITH GIVEN FLYERS, YOUR OWN, OR BOTH
*EACH ACT MUST BE READY TO PUT ON A FANTASTIC SHOW!
WE ARE TARGETING THE FALL MONTHS AND BEYOND, SO DO NOT HESITATE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
THANK YOU AND CONTINUED SUCCESS!
B MICHAEL L
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Aretha Franklin! Always was and always will be the Goddess, the Mother, the QUEEN of soul!
My friend Brian Michael Livingston misinterpreted Aretha's words and said "damn she was really out there" because when she says "she was a thorn", he thought she said "she wears a thong" (in the streets). Happy 75th Born Day Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin! 3.25.42