Posts Tagged ‘Berry Gordy’


In #SeveralLayersDeep, Book, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 2, 2021 at 8:34 am

This morning while yawning I heard Joe Scarborough ask – Eugene Robinson to voice a hero of his, that is Black.

Easy on the response, locked, loaded and merry – Eugene, with a wide smile said, ‘It’s got to be Berry.’

Let’s talk about Mr. Gordy and his legacy of melodic fun. Let’s acknowledge the youth of ‘this pioneer, he is just 91.

Let’s talk about the Motown Museum that is to reopen this month. Covid may be a chauvinist but Mo’ legacy waits for none.

This man breathed life into our cultural melodic sum; he birthed R&B’s upgraded legacy, shaping talent, one-by-one.

All productions remain relative and great. Let none be undone but preserved from their day.

From Aretha Franklin, Teddy Pendergrass to Marvin Gaye – segregated worlds merged every time a Motown record played.

To add to Gordy’s legacy Joe Scarborough interjected — that Gordy is often associated with the genius of Phil Specter.

What the? I didn’t get where Joe was going with this. It’s a good thing that I listened closely, or I would have missed

the parallel that Joe Scarborough was making: “Hitsville USA” and “The Tycoon Tween” elevated Black Music for the airwaves taking.

I didn’t know as much before he said it. Then I thought, “I better chronicle this, to be sure you read it.”

Got that?


Morning Jo then turned to Yamiche Alcindor and ask of her native respective hero — and she said Toni Morrison, for all of the books that she wrote:

The Toni Morrison Society encapsulates her visions and preserves her view. I was thrown off again when Joe Scarborough interjected Fran Lebowitz was friends with her, too.

What the? I didn’t get the connection because I didn’t know Fran, but a quick Google Search made Joe a teacher, again.

For therein “the Google” I learned that — Fran Lebowitz and Toni Morrison swung similar bats.

They balled with words and words yield change. Also, along those lines, Joe threw in Martin Scorsese’s name.

I noticed “paralleling elevations” to be Joe Scarborough’s game. I appreciate the inserts because relatives convey change.

Paralleling relatives and elevating America is WHAT’S UP and is definitely ALL THAT.

Give American History her raw due in fancy diamonds; they are BLACK.

Did you know that?

Now you do.

Life in her fullness is really no mystery. Open up your heart and mind to embrace 

Call me: The Watcher

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement on April 24, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Motown The Musical 2015

I’ve seen a lot of LIVE things as of late, but yo!
None more impressive than MOTOWN The Musical show.

ASU Gammage housed the event and I couldn’t help but go!
A jamming good time was yielded during the MOWTOWN show.


Only the ‘tone deaf’ would purposely miss such a production.
Hit-after-hit invoked a standing-ovation eruption.

I loved it!
The Motown Musical is “the width!”

The storyline is thick in historical legend, it’s quite the harmonious story.
I learned a lot about yesterdays artists who were birthed under Mr. Berry Gordy.

Lordy. Lordy I did have a good time. Diana Ross brought the unity.
During the show she asked us to hold hands – we: the audience community

and WE DID.
The love was not hid.

This happened last night!
Again The Motown Musical is out of sight.

If you haven’t caught it on Broadway and even if you have
treat yourself to a another round of jams, depths and laughs.

It’s all I was able to talk about on the way home last night and all that I’ve talked about all day today,
I’m Qui
and a good time including artists on point, captivating onlookers in the joint  – will always reap my griot say.

Support The Arts. Go and see a play.
Consider ASU Gammage – where MOTOWN The Musical is on display.