Video: The Blancos – Lemon Garden

The Blancos – Heartless Romantic EP

Whenever I listen to the band The Blancos the old cliche Do not judge a books by its cover!‘ comes to mind. Admittedly for about a month I simply stared and LIKE their pictures on Instagram before I clicked the link to their music. I easily assumed rock musicians after seeing their photos – I was wrong.

What am I to expect when I see a photo of two attractive bearded hipster-ish grunge guys with eyes that melted my heart? Let me tell you I was not expecting what I heard…their voice and style is mind-blowing…….its like a grittier Marvin Gaye and  singing in my ears and I’m here for ALL. OF. IT.!

My ONE complaint about this video….its only 1:32 seconds!! That’s not enough – I need more.

If you love this video the way I do then head over to their Souncloud page where you’re able to hear their Heartless Romantic EP. One of the sexiest EP’s that has flowed through my ear buds. If this is where RnB & Hip/Hop is going then I’m there! Honestly, I can never just listen to one song by The Blancos, I always have to listen to the entire Heartless Romantic EP several times that day.

And if you’re in the Brooklyn area on Nov.20th please go check them out at the Brooklyn Night Baazar!! (Click the “I AM RAW” banner at the top of the page to purchase)

Seriously someone post some videos so I can salivate properly!


Music Monday: Gets Me Arise – Ko-Lition

I’ve never been a fan of rap, granted I enjoy certain songs by Snoop, Eve, Nikki Minaj, Eminem, Jay-Z or Tupac (and I tolerate Kanye). Don’t get me wrong I think rapping takes true talent, in order to get lyrics to flow properly with the melody you need to have talent. And as much as I admired this talent it just never resonated with me. But I was really surprised how much I enjoyed watching KO-lition at the Artist In Music Award show in 2013 and the fascination began and a year later its safe to say –  I.LOVE.THEM!

Gets Me Arise is such a kick ass song, I play often especially when I feel girly and sexy. I strongly encourage anyone in the New York City area to be sure to check out KO-lition’s live show. I figure if I can fall in love with them during a 5 minute set, I would lose my mind after a full 45 minutes!

KoLition Inauguration

Don’t forget The Inauguration of KO-Lition begins July 22nd and if the songs on this upcoming CD are nearly as good as Gets Me Arise and other songs on Soundcloud, my musically world will explode in happiness.



R.I.P. Whitney Houston……

I usually talk about Indie Music but right now I want to say something about Whitney Houston…..

Like Michael Jackson, Whitney’s music was a fixture in my house growing up. I can’t sing to save my life but I LOVED her voice. My sister and I would use the video camera to make videos and of course Whitney was on the play list. I can still recall my aunt blasting ‘Saving all my love’, and we all sing along as we drove down Crenshaw Blvd. Even when I stopped listening to RnB/Pop music, I kept up with Whitney’s music. Most of the stuff after the Bodyguard wasn’t my favorite but there were a few songs I enjoyed here and there.

So Emotional is my absolute FAVORITE song by Whitney Houston. I can’t explain it because its usually over looked but I can listen to it over and over.

Despite her sad drug addiction Whitney was talent like no one else……alot of people try to reach that level but lets face it she was one of a kind. Model, singer, and actress….wow…..



PS….I didn’t edit this blog so expect typos…