My OG..Mentor..Master Teacher..Friend. It’s been difficult for me to grasp and put my thoughts together..still in disbelief.. All I can think of are his teachings, iconic back stories (Paradise Garage and his appearance on the original Chicago broadcast taping of Soul Train stand out in particular), epic moments and more than plenty laughs. He took music seriously..it was not a game. Classically trained and followed that strict old school regimen to a science. I recall one time we where in rehearsal and Uncle Bird stepped out for a minute (my brother @derekmckeith who graciously introduced us was witness to this particular event). I’ve never been shy on picking up drumsticks, we were waiting on the drummer who was running behind or had to reschedule (shout out Clinton) so I start jamming with the band. We get a groove for about a good 20 minutes. In my mind, I was Buddy Miles in that moment. Everyone seem to show approval of my playing. Bird walks back into the studio and im playing my best stuff man..I mean some stomp down grooves. Bird looked at me and said “Ski, can you turn on the drum machine?”. My ego was crushed for a millisecond. I got over it..lmfao I understood and respect the code of conduct when it comes to this journey of music. It’s a privilege..not a right. Please take a moment and check out his writing, production credits and catalog..you will be pleasantly surprised. His music will be with us forever and a day. Sending infinite love, gratitude and condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Love Mr Edwin Birdsong..standing ovation.. 👑
Ms Stephanie Mills live!! Over the top! Goin’ in on “Whatcha Gonna Do” Epic!! Stay winning!! #showmanship101 #Icon #LongBeachJazzFestival
Lookout Weekend!! All things Soulful..Heads up..All Vinyl..All Night!! Birthdays/Booth RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org #SoulClapSaturday #NorthernSoul #Funk #Boogie #Disco #HipHop #Soul #Rock #BronsonBar #Hollywood #Unique74
(Me and my ace boons Mark & Lance hanging out clowning! cLAssic!)
Soul/Funk/Boogie | DJ A-SKI
STEREOLOVE meets SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE | THU | 3.11
LAST WEEK was purely insane with a room packed full of party people and good vibes all nite! A huge shout out and THANK YOU to RUDY C, ABDUL, ORLANDO ROYAL and the FTWK/THANG/STICTLY JAZ collective.
We welcome alternative Latin crew, SAILAWAY COLLECTIVE presenting live music by La Santa Cecilia (bolero, cumbia, afro cuban, reggae) and special guest DJ Insectosound of Palenke Soultribe.
In the StereoLounge it’s a collage of dance themes and social apex:
LOTUSPETAL PLUSHONE, MIKECHECK and A-SKI
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
21 and Wiser | $7 | 9p-2a | Thursday
$5 Well from 9-10PM
FREE before 10pm w/RSVP email@example.com
STEREOLOVE | Little Temple | Thursdays
A-SKI, LOTUSPETAL , PLUSH ONE and MIKECHECK
Bringing a weekly body rock for your aural pleasure. 2 rooms of Goodness. We put the fun in FUNK the oooooo in SOUL. + SOULFUL HOUSE, AFRO LATIN, REGGAE and live performances.
yes, it’s supposed to feel good….
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED LIVE GUESTS:
INDIGO | http://www.myspace.com/indigocolouredmusic
Sound: Hendrix singing in Erykah Badu’s band playing like the Talking Heads
MISHA’EL | http://www.myspace.com/mishaelmusic
Sound: Aggressively fun and sexy music transcending genres. She describes herself as “the girl next door meets Rock Band.”
Special Guest Dj’s:
ANDY C (BSTC, Chicago)
The leader of Chicago’s own BSTC whose band has been making major noise on the progressive soul/dance scene ( + featured in tne Top 100 bands to check for by URB magazine) blesses us with a special Dj set. Andy has also worked with the likes of Maurice White (EWF) Tom Tom 2084, Kanye West,just to name a few.
Check out the Dj A-Ski interview featuring Andy C
(courtesy of Unique74)
DJ OBAH (Giant Step, NYC)
Hailing from “The Planet” aka Brooklyn, Obah is a DJ who has been blessing the Big Apple and abroad with world beats, soulful rhythms and other funk delights. Obah produces and hosts “Recycled Funk Radio” broadcasting on the Giant Step Jukebox 24/7.
+ LIVE ART: REZIN ONE (RTN Crew)
@ LITTLE TEMPLE
4519 SANTA MONICA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90029
DOORS 9PM | $5 (free before 10pm with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valet Parking: $5 + ample street parking