Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflecting, redefining and reclaiming... Looking forward to MOVING forward... <3
Tonight is the night... my set begins at midnight. Sweet! I get 2 play the first records of the new decade! <3

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good night/morning to u all... Enjoy the last day of 2009, because the new year is finally coming.. YAY!!!
It's so cool that I'm running into people online; folks from my old neighborhood that I grew up with... :-)
Every time I see that KFC commercial on TV, I smile... That's my BFF singing "FIRE!!!!!" I'm so proud of her!

The Love Continues...


Preservation II -- The Love Continues

This is something that means SO MUCH to me... The first party was wonderful. I can't WAIT until this one!!! Here's 2 revolutionizing the MOVEMENT!!! YES!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

YAY! My BFF is singing in a national commercial for KFC!!! Check it out! CONGRATULATIONS, MICHELLE! <3
...only TWO more days until I play alongside Juan Atkins at "10 Critics..." What a way 2 bring in the new year! :-)

Monday, December 28, 2009

YAY! Finally made an official facebook page for Wallshaker!
Ahh, getting things organized for Wallshaker, W.A.R.M.T.H. and my own sites. So much 2 be done, but I LOVE it!!!
...when kindness & meekness is mistaken 4 weakness... that's when it's time to go straight Detroit on these b*tches...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

..i don't know why I keep on... (f*cking wit u...)
...after OBSESSING over it forever, I've finally turned in my remix to Fabrice Lig's "Hmong." I hope he likes it! <3 I just paid 2 upgrade my podcast account... now u all can continue to download and enjoy the radio show. :-)
I'm welcoming TODAY with open arms...
I just watched a Lady GaGa parody that made me crack up laughing!!! (I admit, I DO like her though!)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Much respect 2 those who actually SUPPORT the artists, so we can continue making the music u love...
...I was just asked to speak at John's funeral next Saturday. I don't know how I'm gonna muster the strength, but I'm gonna do it.
If you can't download the podcast from the other link, here it is...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Download tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Session!
I swear, I have the best damn radio show audience on EARTH... MUAH!
Y'all know I'm about 2 get on the air at 7PM, right?
Brrr.. cuddle weather!!! (line forms 2 the left...)
Some of y'all just hit "merry xmas" one time, and texted it to your entire contact list... Come on... Are we THAT impersonal? LOL!
If u woke up with a funny taste in your mouth, just remember that Santa only comes ONCE a year! :-)
Today is a perfect day to let u know... I love you. Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas Eve -- Bittersoulfulsweet...

Somehow I manage to keep a smile... Waking up this morning, I thought, "wow.. Christmas is tomorrow." I'm more excited for my children, because they have NO IDEA what I got them for Christmas presents -- I bought them cell phones. On one hand, I feel bad because I couldn't fill the entire living room with presents for them. On the other hand, I've managed to provide for them all year -- even during times when I thought I couldn't.

This morning, I received the horrible news that John Hampton (my mom's long-term boyfriend) died in his sleep. At first I was shocked -- and I stopped myself from going through this huge array of emotions. For starters, I didn't know what to feel... John and I weren't exactly the closest -- while he was known throughout Detroit as my "manager," he was really more of a fan. He didn't have any children of his own, and I know that he took to me like his "son." He was very proud of my music career, and when I made an accomplishment, it was like HE made an accomplishment.

I had a bit more respect for him as a result of my mother's death. He was the one who found my mother's body the morning she died -- ironically, she died in HER sleep as well... Now that I think about it, John and my father shared the same birthday... But that's a different story.

Anyway, I went through today feeling rather numb. That is, until I went to my Aunt Michelle's house for a family dinner.

For starters, I was so pissed at my sisters Melva and Angie, for not going... Michelle really wanted us to meet her boyfriend's family -- they'd just moved into their new house together, and in true Leo fashion (LOL), wanted to celebrate. I can relate. LOL!!! So the dinner was going rather smoothly -- just like in the movie Soul Food... The family laughed and joked together. We said a prayer, and dinner was served. I noticed that Stefan (my oldest son) wasn't eating... In fact, he looked quite pissed off. When I asked him why, he said he overheard some of the other people talking about me. They were making fun of the way I talk (something I've gotten all of my life), etc. Of course, when it was time to eat, he'd also overheard them saying "oh, you KNOW that FAT MAN wants some food!"

Seriously, I didn't hear them myself... But then again, I've learned how to just "not notice" these things. It killed me to see my child's feelings hurt. While I told Stefan to "just ignore it," I knew that it wasn't good enough. Stefan wanted to curse those bitches out -- and he had every good damn reason to... Mind you, if it was just ME, I would've just let it roll off my shoulders. (Notice how they didn't DARE say that shit to my face?) But come on... In front of my CHILD? REALLY???

Stefan was so hurt, as I said before, he wouldn't eat. He didn't want anything to do with them... So on that note, we left. It was a bittersweet moment because I commend Stefan for keeping his cool, as angry as he was. I felt PROUD that my son wanted to protect his father! But during the drive home, I couldn't help but feel BAD... It reminded me of all the teasing I had to endure in High school -- hell, since BIRTH... It took me back to my insecurities -- "oh, you sound like a GIRL..." Just because I wasn't a thug, or whatever... It was the same insecurity that made me ashamed to sing... I HATE that my CHILDREN have to suffer because of society's ignorance!

So here I am... barely after 8PM on Christmas Eve. I'm at home -- the only REAL place I feel safe in this world... I LOVE my sons for sticking up for me. I HATE the fact that after all these years of growing and learning, that I still have to endure this bullshit.

I have to keep it together!! I cannot break down... Even though my heart is aching right now, I MUST be strong for my boys. They WILL have a good Christmas, in spite of...

Okay, I've vented. I'm wiping tears from my eyes because I REFUSE to let them fall... Tomorrow, I'll show my sons the true meaning of Christmas -- the TRUE meaning of family... Or better yet, I'll smile because my sons have shown ME... We may have our ups and downs, but when it all comes down to it, we're STILL FAMILY -- and my children LOVE me. Tonight has proven that... What better Christmas present could I ask for?

Have a very happy holiday... Much love! <3

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We laughed, cried, learned worked & grew together (FIVE)... Now she's headed back home. Have a safe flight, BFF! MUAH!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thank you ALL 4 listening 2 the show tonight.. I especially thank my co-host & BFF, Michelle Weeks! Girl, we had FUN! :-)
Y'all listening? Michelle and I are on the air RIGHT NOW.. :-)
Alright y'all.. 5PM EST. Michelle Weeks and I are doing a special W.A.R.M.T.H. Session... Tune in!
The voice... the spirit... I hear it. I feel it. Thank YOU for giving me another glimpse of YOUR power!
Tonight, with all its happenings, was well worth it. Spending time with my BFF = PRICELESS! It's gonna be hard 2 say goodbye...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ahhh... time 2 make the donuts. :-) Michelle and I have some SERIOUS recording to do today!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Michelle and I will be back on the air tomorrow.. I apologize 4 the technical difficulties tonight. Watch 4 the rebroadcast!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

OOOH, I'm waiting -- just waiting... almost time 2 make the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! YAY!!!!!!
OOOH, i can't STAND those harmonies, Michelle!!! LOL!!! (MUAH!)
...LOVIN' that chicken from POPEYES!!!
There are just NOT enough hours in ONE DAY...
It's a bootiful day in the neighborhood.. a bootiful day 4 a neighbor... LOL! (How are you feeling today?)
Work, work, and more work... but it's all WONDERFUL, because I'm doing it all with my fabulous BFF! <3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

...NOW she wants 2 go 2 the MALL!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!! (We're going 2 the mall...)
...OH NO... she made me eat SUSHI!!! and CALAMARI!!! YIKES!!!, I produced the F*** outta this tune... "Build That Bridge" by RaShaan Houston. SOMEBODY needs 2 play it, SERIOUSLY!
..i LOVE my BFF... and she'll be here TODAY! YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

...I'm just gonna take all this pain, all this confusion, all this hurt, anger and disappointment... and turn it into a SONG...
I don't wanna hurt anymore... I don't wanna cry anymore... I just can't... I just can't do this anymore...
(sings along...) "I can't get no satisfaction!" (Y'all think I'm playing, right?! Oh noooo....)
I just have 2 enjoy the day for what it IS, instead of complaining about what it ISN'T..

Monday, December 14, 2009

THANK YOU LORD, 4 the many blessings YOU have given me... THANK YOU 4 opening my eyes and heart so that I can receive YOU!
Thanks 2 everyone who added & rated me on RA... New DJ mix coming soon.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winding down from a wonderful day -- a day of healthy eating & taking care of myself. (As CeCe says, "oooh, it feels so good!")
..Who's on Resident Advisor? We should link up, rate each other, etc...
Ahh... the pleasures of homemade Spinach salad -- my SECOND one today. YUM!!!
I woke up today, feeling that dieting & exercise aren't "chores," but ways to show my body some much needed LOVE...

Friday, December 11, 2009

AHEM!!! ...making me play all LATE! lol... but I love y'all for it. Glad u had fun. See u next time... MUAH!
Yes!!! Another W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions.. y'all ready? 7PM EST. YAY!
On tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions, a tribute to TRESOR: 1991 - 1997, at 7PM EST. do u plan to spread love & joy today? How will u make someone truly smile?
Alright y'all.. much love 2 u. Good night! (well, good morning 2 you overseas... ) :-)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 they're finally available. The t-shirts, that is.. YAY!!!
Looking for distributors who are willing to help us sell the W.A.R.M.T.H. compilation CD...
I was thinking... This CD is too important to us, to worry about "exclusivity." It needs 2 be heard. DISTRIBUTORS, where are u?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Just in... Electronic Directory Japan reviews our PRESERVATION cd... I'm SO happy!
can I address my fans 4 a minute??? I'm REALLY feeling your energy right now... Thanks so much 4 the love... <3
...has learned 2 differentiate between those who claim 2 be your true friends, from those who TRULY ARE...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

only 2 more days until my "secret" release hits Beatport... NO, y'all didn't know it was coming. :-) ...but YES, it is... <3
I feel encouraged today. Time to re-prioritize some things...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Thankful to wake up with a clear mind, and a world of opportunities... How are YOU today?

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Big hugs and lots of love 2 everyone who reached out 2 me... It's helped me more than u know. I truly appreciate it. <3

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

(sings along...) Please tell me, baby, is there something I can do 4 u? <3