Thursday, March 24, 2016

RIP Ken "White Shadow" Howard

It's been a strange day and I'm still shocked. Went in for a smog check and tune up and left with a DOA Volvo. Back to topic...Only 71 years young and such an illustrious career.  White Shadow was probably the first drama to deal with mostly Black youth and issues like V.D. (remember that term?)

Anyway, I never understand why, 35 years after its last airing, that repeats of the White Shadow were never shown in repeats.  Most of the topics are still relevant today and the retro factors even more interesting.  Maybe Bounce TV will get an idea...

A Special Tribute to Phife Dawg

I think Malik Taylor is smiling from heaven right now.  Rest in Paradise.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Way Back Weds - Reppin for L.A.

Now, we've already got NY and ATL so who would I be if I didn't give one to South Central's Sylvester.  Once again, I've long 12 in. here so that you can get closer to a cleaner home.  Suggestion: getting down on those knees and getting cobwebs and other small detail between the wall and carpet, window sills, etc.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wayback Weds. Spring Cleaning with GQ 12 inch

This is one I came to appreciate later on.  The bass line that leads to the bridge is something these kids today know nada about.  Maybe GQ will come back never know.Either way, you can steam clean each room while dropping it a couple of times - or better, cleaning out that oven!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wayback Wednesday Spring Cleaning Jams

This 1977 hit by Brick was one of my skating jams growing up. They were part of the early ATL sound that helped pave the way for newer artists. Anyway, this is the album version that's perfect for dusting or throwing out clothes you know don't fit anymore! (Bio courtesy of

Monday, March 7, 2016

Marlon Wayans Says Goodbye to Parodies and Hello to Prime Time

According to Deadline Hollywood, Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins will star in an NBC pilot based on the veteran comic's life. Atkins will play the usual type A/alpha female she plays often (see: Half and Half from the early 2000s)and Wayans will be a goofy but lovable character (see: old episodes of Wayans Brothers, In Living Color in the later years and 90% of his film work.

On a related note, he's done with parodies and I'd say the timing is just right (Rhymes with Snitch). I saw Shades of Black a few weeks ago and maybe it's may age showing but there's nothing funny about prosthetic phalluses but here's the spoiler...Carol Brady is funny.

Finally, I hope he's reconsidered for the Richard Pryor biopic (see audition tape above).