The Day We Met Mavis

In 2007, Mavis Staples released the album We’ll Never Turn Back, an amazing collection of civil rights anthems, updated to reflect the current struggles and concerns of African Americans in a post 9/11 America. I first discovered Mavis Staples as a member of The Staple Singers, a soul group that found fame in the 1960’sContinue reading “The Day We Met Mavis”

Paul Pena, and the Career that Should Have Been

Every now and then I find a nugget. Whether through the recommendation of a friend, something I happened upon on the radio or read about, I always enjoy finding that rare musical treasure I had not heard of before. The discovery (though usually aided by others) is mine, and I hold it dear. Riding in the carContinue reading “Paul Pena, and the Career that Should Have Been”

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, by The Righteous Brothers

Sometimes, a few words is all it takes, but we like to talk. We talk in meetings. We talk over meals. We talk on the phone. We send emails back and forth. We text. We tweet. So many words. So many conversations. At home and at work, we often find ourselves talking about the same issuesContinue reading “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, by The Righteous Brothers”