I am a management consultant/accountant by day.
I recently attended a masters program
in Folklore at UNC. I am still working on my thesis on DC GoGo Music, You can help!
If you are a GoGo fan, please contact me if you are willing to answer some questions.
I detail attending performances, rehearsals, and studio
sessions with the GoGo band Familiar Faces
, as well as performances of the following other GoGo bands: 3DB, 360 Band, 4Sho, ABM, After Hours Band, ASAP, Ayre Rayde, Backyard Band, Bad Intensions Band, Black Alley, Da Blueprint Band, Patrice Bowie Project, Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers, CCB, Cold Hearted Band, Crossover Band, Ras Lidj & Deep Band, Dynasty Band, Elevation Band, Epitome, Sugar Bear & EU, Fatal Attraction, The Firm Project, Heaven Sent Band, Jammin' Jeff & the Band, Jigaboo, Junkyard Band, L!ssen Da Grew^P, L!ssen Band, Mad Collison, Mambo Sauce Band, Mental Attraction Band, Mission Band, Da Mixx Band, Natural Causes Band, New Dimension Band, Northeast Groovers, OP Tribe, Pitch Black, Proper Utensils, Publicity Band, Rare Essence, Raw Image Band, Remedy Band, Reminisce Band, Rock Paper Scissors, Soundproof Band, Sounds of Pure Perfection, Submission Band, Suttle, TCB, Trouble Funk, UCB, Unity Band, Unseen Band, Vybe, WHAT? Band, Whop-N-Em, Xclusive Thoughts, and Y2K and the following non-GoGo bands: Ainzlee, Alorious, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Beenie Man, Deanna Bogart Band, Tabi Bonney, Brothatone, George Clinton & the P-Funk All
Stars, Da Committee, Raheem DeVaughn, Dirty Columbians, Duchess Nicole, Dwele, Elixir of Jade, Stoney Ellis, Fatz Da Big Fella, Floetry, Front Line Soldiers, The Funky Meters, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, Harlen Simple, In Da Cut, J Rome, Marcus Johnson Project, Lady Rhythm, Lupe Fiasco, Les McCann, The Miles, Mint Condition, New Era, Pawn Da Package,
DeAngelo Redman, The Roots, Wallace Roney, Beckah Shae, Soul Logistics, Soulsponge, Spur of the Moment, Mike Stern Band, Vital,
Victor Wooten Band in a blog linked here
I attended the 2003
Folklife Field School
in Salisbury and Crisfield, MD. You can find articles
on it by the AP
and the Somerset
. Folklore has been a life-long pursuit of mine; I have been studying
it in depth for eight years. I have previously worked both in the entertainment
industry (as an accountant and in music licensing) and the healthcare industry
(as an accountant). I have a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University
of Maryland and am a former CPA.
I have interned at Pandisc Music Corp
. Subsequently, I worked
for Rhino Entertainment
(originally as an
intern) and its sister company, Warner Special
. A sampling of the projects I worked on at Rhino includes: Glory B Da’ Funk’s On
Me: The Bootsy Collins Anthology
, The Jam: The Larry
Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology
, Hotcakes &
Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat
, Chitlin' Circuit Soul!
The Best Of Today's Southern Blues
, Nuggets II: Original
Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond
, and Rhapsodies In Black:
Music And Words From The Harlem Renaissance
This website is a
constant work-in-progress, as my skills and knowledge expand, so does this site.
My primary interests are Folklore, Funk & Funky Jazz, Blaxploitation movies,
and African-American studies. This site is devoted to those interests.
Click on Highlighted Text to Go to Links. Please let me know of
any links I don't have.
Please sign my guestbook.
College Athletics - A Myth?
My two favorite team sports are men's college basketball and
college football. These sports are big revenue generators. I have heard through
the news and word of mouth of how many of the "student-athletes" are not really
students, which is unfortunate. Therefore many sports "talking heads" have
suggested ending the myth, and just making the athletes professionals (and not
students at all). However, personally I think if the myth were ended, I and many
others would not be as big fans of college athletics, as they would not be much
different from their (already-existing) professional equivalents. Therefore, I
say, keep the myth!
Phi Kappa Tau
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