Sunday, November 27, 2005

Picking Up

Ok people…  The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is finished.  I buried my mother this past Friday.  I know she’s in a much better place, and I’m at peace now, because I know that one day I will see her again.  

Now it’s time for me to bounce back and start working on more music.  Time for me to keep promoting DETREVOLUTION – which has finally made its way around the world.  That’s exactly what Mommy would’ve wanted me to do.  After all, she WAS my loudest cheerleader; my biggest fan.  Those who saw me at this year’s Fuse-In festival saw my mother in her Aaron-Carl T-shirt, sitting onstage!  LOL…

As you already know, some beautiful music is going to come from all of this…  I will never stop.  Now that I have both my Daddy AND Mommy watching me from heaven, I know I’ll be alright.

Thank you everybody, for your kind words and support.  Those who truly tried to make it to the funeral, thank you.  For HANK, who surprised me by actually COMING to the funeral, I can’t thank you enough.  I have a newfound respect for you, and our friendship.  I’ll have to also call Mike Banks, who wrote me the most beautiful e-mail – and reminded me of the strength that I knew I had all along.  I guess all that bullshit we’ve been through in the past isn’t that important after all…  Well, it IS important – just not more important than family.  I have a renewed respect for him as well.  

We’ll see what the future holds.  I’m looking forward to it…  Are you?

Love AC

Thursday, November 17, 2005


It kills me to have to say this... I arrived in Germany, looking forward to what would have been a wonderful trip. Instead, I received a frantic phone call from my sister... My mother, Patricia A. Ingram, was found dead in her bed this morning...

Right now I am devastated. I feel helpless, as there are NO flights leaving Germany until tomorrow afternoon. I will arrive in Detroit tomorrow afternoon, thank God. My family needs me. Right now, God is giving me so much strength.

Tomorrow I will return home to face the reality that my mother is gone... Lord help me. Please help me...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Germany Bound

In just a few short hours, I’ll be headed for the airport, on my way to Germany.  It’s an 8-hour flight, lord have mercy…  But at least I’ve got my HD-MD player to listen to, if I get bored.  I’ll also have plenty of paper to write songs with.  Although I promised myself I wouldn’t wait until the last minute to pack, that’s exactly what I did.  I still have to get my records together – why do I torture myself like this?  But in the end, all will be well.  I’m not worried.

Speaking of music, I’ve completely sold out of my first shipment of DETREVOLUTION CDs!  That’s awesome.  Underground Gallery is officially Wallshaker’s exclusive Japanese distributor.  I’m extremely excited about that!  Too bad I don’t have any CDs to take to Germany with me, but that’s okay…  I’ll ship them once I get more.  

Oh yeah...  and I got a new puppy.  Her name is Reno, and she’s a beautiful Rottweiler mix.  Right now she’s only 6 months old, so you KNOW she’s just adorable.  God, what a people person she is!  Not only does she LOVE to sleep – especially up on my bed…  But it isn’t too hard potty training her either.  Except NOW, the weather is finally starting to get colder in Detroit.  Rain, high winds, even snow.  Reno is like “no bitch, I will NOT go outside to pee!”  I don’t blame her, but OOOH, she’d better not pee on my carpet.  We’ll have to fight, if she does…

Alright, time to pack.  2 hours to go before I leave for the airport.  (Black folks, I swear…)  I’ll definitely try to write in the blog while I’m there.  Feel free to send me e-mails, as I’ll be checking them whenever I can.

Love on you…

Monday, November 14, 2005

Red Light

My sexuality…  It arouses their curiosity.  Strong and aggressive, yet passive and yielding...    A king that rules with a soft glove…  Lips that rival satin with their softness…  Eyes that see past gender’s boundaries, and into the soul...      

I wrote that after a strange, yet stimulating conversation with a friend of mine…  He likes me.  He’s afraid of admitting it, though.  Society’s fucked with his head so much that he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to act upon his feelings – his TRUE feelings.  I guess that makes me different.  I’m not afraid to like (or love) whomever I choose, in spite of what others say.  Then again, I’m not “special.”  ANYONE can be free, if they choose to be.

But our conversation got me to thinking:  What is so fascinating about homoeroticism?  Submissive masculinity…  That’s so fascinating to me.  Have you ever seen two men kiss each other?  I’m not talking about greeting customs…  I’m talking about pure passion.  To watch a MAN kiss another MAN, the way he would kiss a WOMAN…  That’s hot.  Damn, that’s hot.  

I could dive deeper into my thoughts, but I just checked out my message board:  Somebody left me a message tonight, in regards to my daily blog, saying:

You should really look into what other people said about this...

Hmmm….  Exactly what ARE other people saying about this?  Am I about to get chastised for “saying too much?”  Well, let me make this as clear as possible…  F.U.C.K. OFF, if you have a problem with me writing about my life.  Simple and plain…  The End.  

Till next time…

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Success! Gary Martin's First Jackit Mix

The first Jackit Required party was a success!  Gary, Trench and I each rocked the crowds in our own special ways…  Gary tore it up with techno…  Trench brought some old-school flavor into the mix, and I brought some of everything, LOL!  

We each played 2 sets throughout the night, 1 hour apiece.  It was very nice to “tag team” the way we did.  I can’t wait for the next party.  In the meantime, I’m posting our sets online to either stream or download.  However, since I’m doing this in real time, you’ll just have to hear the sets one at a time.

So, without further delay, I’d like to present Gary Martin’s first set.  Stream it ( or Download it:

Enjoy it…  

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Opening Night - Preshow

It’s opening night…  The first night of the official “JACKIT REQUIRED” party, featuring Gary Martin, Trench (Subject Detroit) and myself.  I admit I’m a little nervous.  Then again, I’m ALWAYS nervous before a DJ set or live performance.  Tonight, I’m bringing all kinds of records – old school House, techno, electro – even ghettotech.  I’m ready for these boys and girls…

Just thinking aloud here…  I want to visit Japan.  I’ve sold quite a few CDs in Japan already, and I know the crowds will be WONDERFUL over there.  Underground Gallery should still be in charge of distributing my Detrevolution CD in Japan, so who knows what can happen?  Before long, I could be writing from Tokyo.

I’d write more, but I must finish getting ready for tonight.  I’ll record the sets and post them online, so people can hear for themselves.  I can’t wait to hear Gary Martin spin.  And I KNOW that Trench is gonna tear it up.  Wish me luck, folks!

Talk more soon,

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I’m in one of those moods again – the kind where I need a big hug.  Tomorrow morning is the funeral for Mrs. Rosa Parks.  I was gonna try to go to the church, but I know it will be hell trying to get in.  It’s okay, because all the news stations will broadcast it live.  I’ll be sure to watch it.  I just have to get a glimpse of her – for the last time…  I know that if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  

I’m also thinking about resuming the CD orders online – the CD + T-shirt + shipping…  It went over quite nicely, I must say!  Although it was hilarious because some people kept saying the T-shirt (XL) was too big!  You must remember, Americans are bigger.  Call it what you want.  

Aside from that, I miss my friends…  Jim Guyot, Tommi White…  I miss them.  Julian – I miss him too.  But I’m not gonna let feelings of loneliness get the best of me.  I’ll be alright.  Like Michelle Weeks said, “Be thankful, be grateful for the sun that shines…”  Sure will…