Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kelly Kincaid's "Live Another Day"--A blast from my past!

In a previous life, I lived and breathed the madness of Hollywood. One artist I worked closely with, Kelly Kincaid, filmed this music video "Live Another Day" (1994). Shot on location in the Hollywood hills, we utilized footage from the LA riots of 1992. Pay close attention to the cameo appearance of the police officer. Look familiar? Though his hair has grown significantly since then, he still knows how to use cuffs! LOL


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Market Days 2008

Market Days Chicago is the Midwest's largest gay and lesbian festival, attracting visitors from all over the country. This is the best time to be in Chicago, with amazing weather, unique parties and events, and interesting people from all over the world.

The event spans six city blocks, has three music stages with more than 40 musical acts performing. I missed this year's headliner, Expose. (Last time I saw them they had a hit record, "Come Go With Me," on the radio and were performing at Disneyland, California. Uh, that was 1987). Lawd...where does the time go? Not to mention the career! Glad to see the girls are back here doing their thing.

The venue is crowded but does not induce claustrophobia. There are great vendors from various cultures selling food, art, clothing, you name it. There were also many people there to register voters for the fall election. I have attached a few pics for your enjoyment. Please don't take any of the commentary on the photos too seriously.

There is a $7 entrance fee...they call it a donation. If you refuse to donate, they refuse to let you enter. Sounds more like a fee to me! LOL. It's well worth the 7 bucks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Blind Faith"-- A Must See Movie now on Youtube

In 1957, black lawyer John Williams has to defend his nephew Charlie, who is accused of strangling a white boy to death. John doesn't believe Charlie did it, and although Charlie confesses, John wants to find out the real truth. Twists and turns as we watch a hardworking African American family deal with this public yet personal crises. Themes of racism, family, justice, pride and sexuality are explored throughout this unique drama.

Everyone, especially African Americans, should see this movie. Some of the historical content is emotional and disturbing, but very true to our country's history.

It is my understanding that the film is not available for sale as its producer, Showtime, never released it. Take a look quickly as we are not sure how long it will be available on Youtube. I have posted the entire movie on a Youtube playlist, so though its broken into 13 segments, they should play consecutively. Please let me know what you think!

Thank you to fellow blogger Andre Allen for turning me on to this outstanding, must see film!

Blind Faith
Director: Ernest Dickerson
Starring: Courtney B. Vance, Charles S. Dutton, Lonette McKee, Kadeem Hardison