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October 31, 2011


Hey check this out @harmonicdog. just recorded it on my phone. I'm practicing for a date w/@AirmenofNote

 

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Be @7UP featuring @CeeLoGreen

The kid twirling the basketball (Benji) is son of buddy (bassist in my 1st band) Donald "the Judge" Patterson!

 

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October 30, 2011


26.2!!

This is the photo I meant to post! Mom & son. One of them did 26.2!!!!!! The other was really proud. Check out www.Facebook.com/thewailincanes

26.2!!

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October 29, 2011


Products of...

Are we products of our environment, or products of our expectations? Or both?

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October 28, 2011


The Memphis Influence in Little Town of Bethlehem @EGMfilms

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October 18, 2011


Photos from London! (in video)

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October 16, 2011


Heavenese/天国民 Tour produced by @AndraeCrouch [in LA Nov 2-9] @tengokumin_com @Marre_Ishii


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A little duet with awesome grandson Kobe! Our first!! [video]

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October 15, 2011


Occupy

Aristocracy vs. Democracy??

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God is so amazing

Beautiful beautiful children I met at our Calvary And the Arts concert in Soulsville


God is so amazing

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October 14, 2011


Be honest...

Is it nerdy (obnoxious?) to post pictures of food?? Shrimp, scallops, lobster (Kori & Tim's 2nd anniversary celeb!


Be honest...

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Gov. @BillHaslam of Tennessee and yours truly in Soulsville. (photo)

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October 13, 2011


Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte speaks in a "triad!" His voice is literally 3 notes at once.

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October 10, 2011


(video) @EGMfilms' "Little Town of Bethlehem" Director's Commentary, the Music

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The reason

"the 99 percent" who struggle daily are suffering as the 1 percent who control the vast majority of the economy's wealth continues to prosper.

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October 09, 2011


My good friend Jim Spake and me

...performing with the Hillcrest High Norsemen Jazz Band. I was 17! Jim is back in Soulsville now too, performing with all the great Memphis legends.

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October 08, 2011


The Gov??!!

Even our governor is a Stax Museum member!! What's takin you so long?? www.staxmuseum.com

The Gov??!!

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No excuses


No excuses

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October 05, 2011


This is a county mayor whose conviction is contagious. I support him. @MarkLuttrell

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This is a county mayor whose conviction is contagious. I support him. Mark Luttrell. Oh, that's Akina & Ayana from our Soulsville neighborhood!

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October 03, 2011


The @Morehouse College Glee Club Is 100 -The Record:@NPR

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On Sunday night, 60 tuxedoed young African-American men will briskly walk down the aisles, onto the stage of New York's Lincoln Center and launch into a Norwegian folk song. It's the Morehouse College Glee Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary Sunday.


From their arresting entrance, the club's concerts are marked by energy and dynamic subtleties. Their programs include classical choral music, barbershop quartet, spirituals, arrangements and — always — "Betelehemu," the Nigerian carol they perform at every full concert. When they do that song, some of the singers come off stage shouting into the audience while African drums play at center stage, in front of the chorus. It's their show stopper. The Morehouse Glee Club has been singing "Betelehemu" for more than 50 years.


Morehouse College was founded in Atlanta in 1867, and it remains the only all-male historically black college in the nation. Almost from the beginning, the Glee Club members have been the school's official performing ambassadors. The club has earned an international reputation through its annual tours and has traveled through Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.


The Glee Club is known for its focused stage presence, musical precision, wide-ranging repertoire, distinguished alumni and its recording of "I'm Building Me A Home," which Morehouse alumn Spike Lee recorded for the opening credits of his 1988 film School Daze.


Thousands of students have come through the Glee Club. I sang bass when I was a student there. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a tenor in the club, and in 1968 the group sang for him at his funeral. Singing at a brother's memorial is a longstanding Glee Club tradition -– we call it closing ranks. The traditions are taken very seriously.


David Morrow, the Glee Club's current director, is only the third in the group's 100-year history. He took over when his teacher Wendall Whalum -– who had been there for 34 years –- passed away in 1987. Dr. Morrow says that the club's strength has been its continuity.Read the rest of the story at www.npr.org


Read the rest of the story at www.npr.org

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October 02, 2011


Got the key to the city of Ft. Worth tonight! Notice that longhorn pin...it's a Texas thing!

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