If you Google the definition of the word “music” you got what is seen above. They also say Sound travels in waves like light or heat does, but unlike them, sound travels by making molecules vibrate (stimulate). In our world of music artistry today you can hear a great song that meets the definition of above from a person that sounds almost like a God, only by the second time around they fall like a burnt out star to the “Sophomore Jinx.” Let’s be real in this day and age there are many things that can hinder your proverbial star from shinning long, the music business itself can just beat you up and spit you out leaving you to feel like a domestic abuse victim. The artist themselves with all that is had to have through celebrity and money can crash and burn themselves with their own personal BS (money, drugs and sex) the three silent career killers. (more…)
Life at times can make you feel like you have a ton of bricks sitting on your chest. I wish I knew why life has to be so complicated, why can’t you wake up in the morning feeling great and the rigors of life didn’t turn around and sucker punch in the back of the head. I wish I knew why our relationships didn’t have to be convoluted with so much BS, (more…)
August 25, 2001 almost 11 years ago a talent so awesome was called to return amongst the angels that she no doubt had aligned herself her on earth with. A gift that was taken back from us so early that I honestly believe we will never know the true impact this dove was making on music, art, entertainment and life itself. (more…)
If music is so universal, unbinding, faceless and colorless…why do we know what it is? For example if you say to some one orchestra (they say white), if you say R & B and Hip Hop (the say black). Music has been slammed into so many boxes that it is almost a walking talking person that not only has a color but also a SEX. Yes that’s right I said it, a sex, and that’s a good thing, because in order to give birth to something new a male and female something had to intertwine to impregnate a womb to conceive to the world its new vision of beauty. I know your saying right now that BridgetEE is tripping (more…)
The wind is blowing heavy off of Lake Erie producing eclectic sound and blue lighting that is striking anything and everything within its boom. Lake effect snow gently flowing an urbanistic sprinkling to the land that produces and has produced members of the Pyramid that floats on the end East 9th. The blue rain that helps grow an artistry that is cultivated so that it is avant so that the rest of the world is playing catch up. A force so brilliant and great that when it matures it turns around and teaches what has been imbedded in them to produce special seeds that will be gifts to our world forever. (more…)
I’m a huge Whitney Houston fan…Not much of a Wendy Williams fan and Janet Hubert I did like her better then the 2nd Aunt Viv…BUT!!! Here’s the deal while you are casting stones Janet or any of us for that matter on this issue. Wendy Williams wouldn’t be as successful as she is if not for you the people (everybody wants to watch a train wreck, nobody wants to watch a birth). (more…)
Music is one of the greatest love of all, gifted by a God that sits high and looks low. Music Blesses us and keeps us, music regulates our minds. Music is life altering, timeless, effortless and breathless. Music is forever. Although there are many singers, there are very few sangers. You can go to any music school, music coach for that matter Simon Cowell and even less than that have been TOUCHED by God to be the greatest. Many have tried to duplicate and emulate but music can be one of a kind. (more…)
One of the many things that I love about music is that it is timeless but the other thing it is and no matter how many times people try to make it …IT IS COLORLESS!! People get mad when entertainers crossover, they say “awwww they think they white now” “awww they forgot about us” and my personal favorite “awww they forgot where they came from”. Well today I want to give a quick short lesson on Derivatives 101. First and foremost giving glory to the creator of all in all that it is, GOD, he is the creator of all music in which we are alllll, whether we like it or not, his children. (more…)
I recently had a conversation with an artist in the dark. We talked about things that are Dunn in the light. When we think of young people in music we don’t think of real artists for real. We think of jeans saggin low, more bling than you have ever known, swag thats way outta control, whips that you never could own. (more…)
The greatest form of expression is music and real music by real artist can be felt and held. Music brings normalcy to royalty and GLORY to the norm. What better way to produce life if not by sound. (more…)
My sistas you know being single on the holidays can be a half empty, half full-time of the year. The time of the year that breeds nostalgia, peace and love. A time of giving and receiving, a time of reflection of whats near and dear to the heart. A time of releasing emotions and feedings of an eager heart. A time that makes you feel sexy not so much sexual. A time of spiritual meetings and gifts. (more…)
The essence of love, romance and sex is embodied in music. BLACK RADIO is the womb of this essence giving birth to all the maturations that we so desire. This essence SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT, looks like AFRO BLUE and ALWAYS SHINE. (more…)
There are some things in life that no matter who, what or why, they just can’t be torn down. Haven’t you heard that no weapon formed or fashioned against me shall ever prosper. Haven’t you heard that what God has bound together let no man put asunder. Fred Hammond says Jesus Build A Fence… My Grandmamma says when prayers go up Blessings come down, (more…)
My favorite place to listen to music is in my car driving on the highway or sitting in the car at the pier at the end of E9th Street. Something about both those places allows me to release my mind to a world of total euphoria, a place of great concentration, a place where I get in my zone. Great music has a way of making you lose all your inhibitions giving you a sense of home. Music is like your next door neighbor or close friend, always checking to make sure you’re all right. (more…)
What goes around comes around, yes indeed and when I tell you this is the dawn of taking it back to the days of MUZAK . Yall know what I’m talkin bout muzak…when folks could blow…wobble…SANG!!! When you got your feet wet sangin lead in the Church ChOiiii (I know I left off the r). Real R&B when you got casket ready sharp to go to the sho (come on now I’m talkin to somebody). Days when I can crank up my radio in the car at the park or back yard or (tell me you don’t know about this) the garage and I didn’t have to worry about offending anybody. Muzak I can slow grind too…make love too. Call it what you want Neo Soul, Soul, Rhythm and Blues it’s all Soul Food to me.
With that being said, after being on hiatus since 1995, the Pied Piper, the soulstress of the WOMENS NATIONAL ANTHEM is back and SISTA SISTA she hasn’t skipped a beat. She declares today White Out Day…I say ladies we may be lifting our lighters in solidarity to another anthem, but please you be the judge. So pull out your Bick and listen responsibly (and please be careful with that lighter )
In life beauty is only skin deep and in the eyes of the beholder, style and fashion is trendy and trending but never definite. My aunt sat me down as a child and told me that the only things guaranteed in life is “Death and Taxes” and you never ever under any circumstances argue with someone about “Religion, Politics and Sex”. Opinions are like _____ holes, everybody has one. Another Aunt drummed into me “believe part of what you see and nothing you hear”, there are things in life that are seen but I find the most intriguing are the things that are unseen (trust your instincts). Your instincts are unseen and uses subjective and objective to determine a know. Never judge a book by it’s cover or you will miss the real story (Perception). Doing what is morally right opposed to what’s fashionably wrong. The world and all it’s lessons and imperfections and things that require you to painfully make decisions based upon….(what you were taught to make a determination) is a wonderful place but a place of pain as well, therefore making it a not so perfect place and that’s ok…that’s jut LIFE!
Music is the audio of reality and a place of pure imagination, a place to release all your in habilitations and this is done by either writing it or listening to it. If you close your eyes you can be anyplace or anybody that you dreamed. With music it can be talking to you, about you or at you and the feeling that you wanted to give or receive, through it is surreal. Music is beauty, love and pain an emotion or a devotion a transition into whatever you want it to be. It’s the ultimate time travel vehicle, it never ages always remains and stays new. Music speaks life and death the only thing of this life that can travel the heavens and return the same. Music gives hope and purpose to whatever, and once music is birthed it is a main stay. No matter how mad, happy or what the occasion maybe music is there being the bed for life, (and watch this death) therefore making it perfect…that’s just MUSIC!!
Now it’s time for you to ask that proverbial question “What the hell are you talking about?” I’m talking about a talent, an artist, a man that made me feel all of that and some. When I heard his masculine angelic voice I got a visual of only his lips moving and producing life into my cerebral heart and giving my soul defibrillator to feel purpose…making me feel like everything is going to be alright. Thank you Eric Roberson for making my world PICTURE PERFECT…Listen responsibly as he does the same for you…
Music History Lesson…Do you realize that back in the day that you heard a sound then you may have gotten a glimpse: You heard it on the radio or your phonograph, 4 track, reel to reel or 8 track: You had no idea until they went gold that Tina Marie, Taylor Dane and Bobby Caldwell were caucasian: You had no idea for real that Minnie Riperton was African American:
The Definition Of Music…
You say what’s your point B? Well my point is, when you go to a museum and look at a painting the artist is asking you to get his point visually, so when you encounter real musical artist they are asking you to get their point audibly. Just like a painting, music was designed to be interpreted and indulged. It’s created to make you have an emotion and a reaction. Somewhere along the line somebody tried to sell us the idea that if it looks good, it sounds good. If it can dance we don’t need to do anything but watch (that’s why when you go to the club these days you see a lot of people holding up the wall). Somewhere along the line they said let me tell you this artist story instead of the artist telling you their story (some of yall missed that but OMG is it true). Somewhere along the line artist stop making money and let money make them. Yall missed it but that’s why India Arie had to make “I Am Not My Hair” not to prove to yall that she was really beautiful but to let you all know that no matter what they trying to sell you on, at the end of the day beauty is only skin deep and most importantly you are what is within. She knew she was beautiful she just wanted to check you on that fact. Real beauty emanates out, beauty doesn’t give you talent to put out art but what is within your heart is what will make you artistically great. I love that we are getting back to the old skool days where these young people are starting get it. They are writing and singing who they are and what they are feeling at the time. It’s more important for you to feel them then for you to lace them up with the part-time life of the rich and famous. They define themselves Eclectic, Soulful, Natural, Authentic, Vivacious, and Intriguing …how powerful is that. The funny thing about that particular definition is that the moment I heard this one particular young lady I gave that definition before I even read hers. Now tell me that isn’t real art!! I listened to her for over a month and never once wanted to know what she looked like, I wanted to hear more (musically). I had an Unexpected Love for a new sound that was real old but now new. You can’t call a rose by any other name just like you can’t call this artist anything other than E S N A V I, a rose in a concrete world. Please enjoy and listen responsibly….
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Hello my fellow music brotheren!! I’m sorry I had to take a short hiatus, time to think about why I started this blog. I started this blog because I love music, I love to hear great voices and musicians. I love to feel the love, pain and praise they pour out into their art. I love all kinds of music and the passion of the art. I like talking to artist not because they may or may not be famous, not for what they can or can not do for me image wise, I just like people. Musical artist that are great tend to be deep, thought provoking and passionate people…hell just interesting. The only way we learn is to watch and listen, expose our selves to something unknown and new. I have been Blessed to meet some pretty awesome people that I have made friendships with, not because of who they are but because of what they are on the inside at the end of the day (mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunt and uncles just people). I have a passion, I have likes and dislikes and I have an opinion!!! I believe that it is ok to agree to disagree, I believe in sharing, caring and uplifting, opposed to being a crab in a barrell when your only goal is to scratch, crawl….I think you feel me. I want to share with others and encourage others to do the same thats what makes me feel good. My Blog is called BridgetEBlogHouse because this a place I can call home and I can welcome others to come in without the restraints of the GRIND….I don’t allow gossip here because I am not young and restless and I don’t like the stress (Thanx MJB) and I don’t want NO DRAMA!!! If you are a hater this not the blog for you, if you hate me guess what this my house and not yours and it’s ok to view somewhere else but don’t crab me because you are not happy with you #IJS. Wow I feel Etta all in my spirit. What kind of fire, passion, pain and determination do you have to have to say guess what you snubbed me at the the big party but my answer to that is after 50 years I gonna record The Dreamer and then shut down and retire, not because you ASSumed I was, but because thats how I’m tellin you it is now…That is what I said and WHAT I Mean…LOL!! Without further diatribe bringing Old Skool to the New Skool with her new album release (thats right brand new) the legendary and incomparable Ms Etta James!!!! And as always please listen responsibly…
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Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
Examples of abuse include:
■name-calling or put downs
■keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
■stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
■actual or threatened physical harm
Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.
I was feeling some kind of way today not quite sure why, and though it is very important everyday, I felt the need to talk it today, and break format just a little.
We look at our youth and the trouble they seem to be in all the time, we talk about or young men being drug dealers and hustlers. We talk about our young women having baby after baby with no daddy in sight. We talk about our young people not knowing how to dress for a funeral yet alone a job interview or church. We talk about how these same young people don’t know how to speak properly or how to respect others or know when to speak when spoken too. We talk about how these young people believe that money is what gives them class instead of them knowing that it is how you carry yourself…..yall hear me. With all this being said about this lost generation that is coming up, it occurred to me that these young people, these babies to the world in which we know, are our babies. Somewhere along the line we decided that how we were brought up wasn’t cool, we felt it more important to become our children’s friends and abolish the term “a childs place”. We decided to fill our children with so much grown folk information without explanation and all we did was turn out a fast generation of miss guided f…. We are the blame for our children because we introduced them to the class called, LIFE 101, but we weren’t man or woman enough to teach the class. We didn’t teach our young men or women chivalry. We didn’t teach our men to respect women and become leaders in the family or to teach our women to respect men and allow them to lead while we nurture family. Also it is ok to be submissive and obey (if you are patient enough to wait for the person that was intended for you). We forgot to teach them all that they are not The Alpha and The Omega and that we will all serve one….
John 9:25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
As I think about this subject today, this month of October Domestic Violence Month. In order to break a cycle we must start with us, by testifying and educating. We must also start remembering those ones that fell victim and are not here to share…As always remember listen and watch responsibly…WHAT ABOUT THAT!!
Most often when you say family things that come to mind is love, respect and unity. A family bond should never be broken whether it was bound in blood or through God, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health no man should be able to come in between. You come into this world through family and you will leave by family. The most true testament of family is a saying that goes, “If you love something let it go if it returns its yours, but if it doesn’t it never was”, family returns others do not. In music the same rule applies what is ordained as Kindred shall always be equal and bound, although somethings will be separate as long as I stick with you it will always be one…You say WTH??!!! LOL
This past summer I met a family at a show, not just any family but Kindred The Family Soul. When I initially met them I felt like it was Christmas in June, I’m standing here talking to one of my favorite groups and they’re talking back, LOL. But from meeting them I have a new-found deeper respect for the sanctity of family and marriage. Not only are Fatin and Aja husband and wife, they are also son and daughter, brother and sister, mother and father. They are a family that understands, honors and respects each others rolls that not only translates through talking to them but it resonates through their music. There has been others that have been bound through marriage as well as through music but what makes them different are the common goals of their institution (and its OK to Honor and Obey ladies as well as submitt when you have your true God-given partner ;) ) and at the end of the day, KINDRED. Their new CD Love Has No Recession displays their old school values in new school times, together on this CD they show together that Magic Happens and now Aja shows that its OK to go solo and her Kindred Spirit Fatin will still “Stick With You”. Enjoy as Kindred the wife professes her love separate but still equal…Please Listen and Enjoy Responsibly…and on this one attach it to your own relationship….
Kindred The Family Soul or follow them on Twitter @Kindredthefam and @Kindredthewife
This is my favorite time of year, FALL. The time of year where weather and fashion embrace our comfort. When you can put on a nice sweater and leather jacket with some matching boots, call up your soulmate and go for a romantic walk on a path that is laced by a colorful array of leaves that has been kissed by the tenderness of FALL. Even the sensual aroma of FALL in the air embodies love, passion, romance and sex. The trees of FALL act as our own personal larger than life Kaleidoscope to Amour.
This handsome young man, (with the voice of a Greek God) wrote, produced and SANG this song in his self built studio located in his bedroom closet and was able to capture all that is seductive about FALL. Please listen as Tony B intoxicates you with his double shot of Romance 101 and as always please enjoy and listen responsibly!!
I Dunn know but it was once said that when I think of home, I think of a resting place where there’s love overflowing. Northeast Ohio is a breeding ground for award-winning artist, ie: Howard Hewett, James Ingram, Switch, the legendary O’Jay’s how about Gerald Levert and his stable of artists, the list can go on and on. But sometimes living here in Northeast Ohio we get complacent with what we have right here in our own back yard, and, we wait until another place adopts our own, then we want to celebrate them…then we get mad when they don’t praise us. Well because this is my house and I live here, I’m going to start here with the woman in the mirror.
One day I was reading an article about new artists and music coming out, (thats because I’m a music junkie), when I happened upon this young man. All I knew from the article was a name, the face (and yeah he was fine ) and title of the song which prompted me to do a little FB hustling, and guess what I found out? The brotha was from Cleveland, then upon further stalking, LOL, I finally found the song. OMG I’m tellin you right now copy and paste me this brotha’s song is FIRE (and he’s fine too, dang did I say that again)… and I’m tellin you, give him his love now or you are going to be mad later. I personally “Can’t Forget” Antoine Dunn and I think he wants the same from you…Pour your ears a glasses of this lyrical indulgence and remember…Listen Responsibly!!
Let me say it up front my home town family will always get shown love in BridgetEE’s Blog House…Thats right!!! Here in B’s House my Casa is my hometowns Casa
Now that we got that out the way, although we are family ie: (The Akron Connection…BHS in the house), you can’t deny the lineage of the Hewett family, and what happens when you combine uncle and niece, you get a generational artistic flow that produces a sound that is reminiscent of the things we have been missing in music which is that family reunion, red light house party or chillin in the garage in our lawn chair (don’t act like I’m the only one) joint. And I know that was a huge run-on sentence but again it’s my house my rules!! LOL Here it is Fam a Second Time Around for That Real R & B….Tene Williams and Howard Hewett…you know the rules listen and watch RESPONSIBLY
Boi da Islands have a way of bringing out da sexy in all of us. Island music along with the heat and perfect blue seas forms the ultimate sex symbol for our cerebral indulgences. Now combine Mr I don’t see myself as a sex symbol with his first love, you will feel the desire to convulge into a slow rasta grind. Confused…Don’t be, Idris Elba wants to explore your Private Garden and I know you can’t refuse …Don’t forget listen and watch responsibly