I returned to the turntables triumphantly for a weekend to celebrate the wedding of the Station Manager Gwen Palagi and her beloved Kris Palagi. I had a year and a half of pent-up selections to broadcast.
The Annual Soul Train Dancers’ picnic was yesterday. A friend and I stumbled onto the event a couple of years ago. We heard amazing stories from the warmest people who were the visual foundation for early 70s soul. So, it was a great treat to see it happening again.
This is me with Demita Jo Freeman. She was a superstar on the Soul Train stage.
Here she is tearing it up with James Brown in 1972.
Nothing like trying something you are completely uncomfortable doing. Like singing.
My friend David McCreath started It Might Get Personal as a venue for ordinary folks — folks who might never sing in public — to share their favorite music. It’s a chance for people to step outside their comfort zone and try something they’ve maybe thought about but never had a chance to do. It’s about fandom, and love of music, and sharing that love with everyone. Maybe the guests will even go home and sing for their spouse, parents, or kids.
Jeff Tidwell, graciously accompanied by the talented Paul Robinson, steps up and asks the burning question first posed by Peggy Lee: “Is That All There Is?” Then we talk about the dark side and the light side and trust and hey, let’s have a party.