"Get yourself in gear, keep your stride. Never mind your fears, brighter days will soon be here" Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway
I seem to be running in slow motion today, trying to get some work done - a little bit of everything. The weather outside my window does add to my lethargic state, but it will not hold me back. I have too much to do and as my parents always drilled into my head - time and tide waits for no man.
I have a lot to bring to you, but I am kind of stagnant for now since I have not yet attended any shows for the New Year. I was supposed to hit the inaugural business in DC, but my plans have been wiped clean. Instead of sulking, I am filling my calendar with a slew of upcoming shows. Right now, it looks as though Mint Condition will be my first musical step into the New Year. I also have Kameron Corvet and Monica Blaire coming up at the end of the month and a lot more to come. Have no fear, my rounds will soon commence.
Today is a special day, it's my Daddy's birthday. As you all know, I lost my Dad to cancer not too long ago. I miss him immensely. So as I sit here listening to one of his favorite singers - Mr. Donny Hathaway, I am reminded of my Dad's memory. A boisterous, fun and serious, educated black man, who was adamant about an education and seeing his kids succeed. He wasn't an easy dude, but he did want his kids to realize their full potential. I know he would be proud to hear that I did actually chase my dream and attend NYU and his girl is doing the damn thing and trying to do what I can for the given time that I am here. :) Love and miss ya Daddy.
My debonair daddy with his big sis.
Flashback of the day: I had to go with his woman Aretha, no doubt.
See y'all soon...