so it's me, the culture snobette herself...
granted that the mission of this blog is to highlight, discuss and dissect, what we have come to know as culture; it is also incumbent upon me as auteur of this blog that i identify the absence of culture. while i truly support diversity and expressing oneself....We Will Not Tolerate Foolishness, Coonery (copyrighted by Radio Rose), or full on Asenine-ishness
(we're trying to get that one patented, you know, corner the market).
eitherway, from time to time i'll shine a light on acts, things and people that are questionable and/or unculture-rific(i'm sick with my wordplay kid!),
stay tuned snobbers
If Alice Smith was a kid in the local church choir, they would've never let her sing solos, or stand in the front, muchless even don a choir robe. Alice's voice is something akin to a well-aged whiskey; when she belts it similar to Meatloaf's bat-out-of-hell, her soft murmurs are stuff of post-coital pillow talk, in other words, she is reminiscent of all things unholy.
This monday i finally made it down to Mercury Lounge in LES to see Alice Smith live. See being the understatement of the century, experience would be more like it. She was ridiculous, in a rock st*r way. Smith's voice is the type that can afford to be lackadaisical on the stage. Her singing moved between grunts, piercing belts,and actual words. which i felt was amazing. she wasn't really married to the lyrics as much as she was in love with the emotion behind each song.
i would strongly suggest that you check out her work, but most importantly experience her live show. right now she is out west, but i'm sure she'll be back in NYC .
...ohh and reason #1001 to luv her, she currently resides in the BK (home of Biggie and Jay!)
Hello My People!!!
So i've seen "When Jazz is Killin' advertised in the New York Times. And it looks like it will be kinda amazing!
Its two separated programs this thursday thru saturday at Lincoln Center.
The first is entitled " In this house, On this morning" by the Wynton marsalis septet.
It's described as " sacred convergence of gospel and jazz that gave rise to a new sound".
Tix range from $127- 37.
The second program is by Darin Atwater, artistic director of the soulful symphony and composer-in-residence of the Baltimore symphony orchestra. It also features Kim Burrell.
Tix are $68.
I know its last minute and not exactly free, but I definitely think it will be something to see.
So support the arts and other black people (I will be passing round the offering plate for my much-needed laptop).