Category Archives: rhythm & blues

20,000 Strong for Ms. Jones

That’s right! 20,000 (20 times 1000) fans and lovers came through tonight at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn for my homegirl Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings! Setting some sort of record for Celebrate Brooklyn, I think. It was probably the best live music performance I’ve ever experienced – simply extraordinary and beyond awesome. Post-awesome.

Great day Saturday. I finally finished my novel, then saw Sharon Jones and met up with old friends. Way past mid-night now, time for bed. But this will probably be the last non-vegan, non-revolutionary, shall we say ‘secular’ post on this blog for while.

Is this level of soul legal?

Probably my favorite musical act these days, the immeasurably beautiful Sharon Jones and her fantastic band the Dap Kings performed on the Late Late Show in late June. They did “Window Shopping,” possibly my favorite track off their new album I Learned the Hard Way.

Had to share this because the soul level is so high, such that it might exceed unknown thresholds that bombard other universes with exotic particles. Nothing to do with veganism or sustainability, but so be it. In addition to the beauty of the lead singer and the music itself, the back-up singers are hella fine! Go and enjoy. Can’t wait to catch ’em next Saturday Aug 7 in Brooklyn!

Big posts coming to this blog very soon. Check the new “Writings” tab before you leave! A soulful top of the month to ya!