D-Madness and Brannen Temple

“Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good”
— Run-DMC

[ image by charles edward photography ]

These guys are bad, though. It’s such an honor and educational experience to know them, hear them, talk to them and play with them. The above photo is from the Music Lab on Oltorf in Austin, TX, on Sunday, January 16, 2011.

A week prior, I caught them playing a jazz set in downtown Fort Worth with a mind-blowing organist named Bobby Sparks and the homie Philippe Vieux on flute.

All that to say, make sure you check in or subscribe in February.

Thanks in advance,

Samax is a Man

spring 2011

I would say Samax is the man, but that’s ridiculous and corny. Samax Amen Randolph is a grown man in Dallas/Fort Worth who makes dope art aka GhettoManga.

Lots of folks from the homie Ofeezny to the healthier Chalie Boy are loving this “Garland Globetrotter” piece he somehow worked up for me for less than a Grand. Ofeezny lauds his work, while Chalie wants to work with him.

Check this post he put up on Ziontific. It relates to the stream of info I’m prepping for you from these two Texas trips. Basically I serviced around 100 buttons to The Nobody Who Knows down there in Austin. If you don’t know what The Nobody Who Knows is, or, should I say, who they are, just ask me.

[ that was a lotta commas… ]

If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of The Nobody Who Knows… (dap)

How Are You Enduring?

“Tell ’em I’m doing fine / Tell ’em I’m doing great / They remember the Mister / Now it’s Minister Blakes / Tell ’em I’m doing fine as my fourth week in ’08…”

[ photo coverage by The Fifth ]

I went to Austin for three days and three nights, during which I got a haircut from Delton on Pecan Street, checked on the house, played Matt‘s bday party (video below), caught up with D and Willette, reconnected with the Extra Plairs to rock the MLK Day Fest at Huston-Tillotson, and recorded a new project with producer Reggie Coby of the League of Extraordinary G’z. That’s a short list, but you get the idea…
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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 49 posts. There were 47 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 22nd with 139 views. The most popular post that day was Lead Us Not.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, rappersiknow.com, bavu.bandcamp.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bavu blakes, bavu blogs, bavublogs, bavu, and cornbread relaxin.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Lead Us Not April 2010
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Aloe’s Shadow March 2010


Free Music November 2009


VIDEO::”Me On the Mic” feat Vooski May 2010


About Bavu November 2009
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