What Had Happened Was

Revisiting a grand weekend in Austin, Texas. Many thanks to DJ Chorizo Funk, Riders Against the Storm, Da’Shade Moonbeam and of course The Nobody Who Knows (dap)

My son got to visit with most of his grandparents. I got to eat my parents’ food, and also steal away to Austin for 40-something hours. I ate Love Veggies at Magnolia Cafe, and some Kim Phung. I got to visit with Matt Sonzala on the eve of his birthday. And above all, I got to fellowship with lotsa folks at the All Rise Event on Sunday night. Check this out… Continue reading “What Had Happened Was”

Da’Shade Moonbeam

One of the most talented men on Earth, no exaggeration.

Poet, Emcee, Capoierista, Leader, Minister, Social Worker, Real Guy…
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I was honored to have him do the intro for our MLK Fest set, where he performed “Let This Be the Beginning”. That is only one of many moving spoken word pieces and songs Da’Shade has offered to the world, with astounding response as usual.

So here’s another one, a new snippet of a song I used to play on “Bavu’s Revue” in 2009. Da’Shade has gone multimedia, and is obviously warming up his camera… I presume this is, y’know, The Beginning!

We featured his group, Blacklisted Individuals, and another one of their songs, “Dance Sucka“, on the Blogs last year. Expect more to come (dap).