Archive for June 2012

Marvin, Marvin, Marvin

This is yet another story for Black Music Month,  remembering and recalling great artists. Marvin Gaye was the coolest.  His voice unique, sensitive, expressive and reeking of emotion.  He produced some of the best music of his era with Motown Records.  His masterpiece, “What’s Going On”  almost didn’t get released because Barry Gordy thought it... Read more »


What happened to the group singers?  As we celebrate Black Music Month, I must ask what happened to the soul groups?    Once upon a time there were trios and quartets. Remember The Four Tops, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Spinners, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The... Read more »

The 2012 Vote

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20radio%20commentaries%20/ The presidential election vote in November of 2012 will be an important one.  Every election presumes the same, but this will be a  defining moment in American history.  This will probably be the country’s most expensive campaign and the nastiest one.  Mud will sling.  Dirty pool will be played.  I predict it will be... Read more »

ARETHA - What Was She Doing in the Kitchen?

I saw the TODAY Show this morning.  Celine Dion was accorded a lengthy interview to discuss her beautiful voice, that has been out of commission for a few months due to a virus.  And then later on in the show Aretha Franklin appeared as a guest in the kitchen where she was given a very... Read more »

Pay The Teachers

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20radio%20commentaries%20/   It is appalling that the politicians considered  legislation that would have a negative impact on teacher’s pensions.  Legislators are contemplating giving retired schoolteachers a choice between health benefits and a 3% annual rise on their pension, fixed incomes. Shame, Shame and shame.  One of the hardest jobs there is these days is teaching... Read more »