The Cardinal and the Blue Jay: An Excerpt of The Son Of Melancholy Jazz

Posted in bipolar, Blogroll, Brenda Russell, Cameo, Chester, Chuck D, Gittin' Funky, Kid and Play, manic depression, Michael Tillery, NBA, PA, Phyllis Hyman, Sherry Wiggins, The Son of Melancholy Jazz, William Penn High School on March 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery


It’s been 20 years since my Mom passed. For anyone out there who has lost a parent, you know it doesn’t get any easier. I go through my own personal Ides of March every year, but as time passes, I’m able to reflect and recollect on the memories that have shaped my present existence. This is why I implore us all to have a sense of urgency, because when life is gone, it’s gone.

On March 13, 1988–Mom’s birthday, I had to work at 12 midnight and woke from a nap around 8. My sister and I were sitting on my bed laughing hysterically at something or other before Mom called around 8:30. I was in a giddy mood considering I’d tried to reach her earlier and wish her Happy Birthday to no avail. I fell asleep worrying, so when I finally heard her voice, I was noticeably relieved.

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Throwback Thursday: Hank Gathers

Posted in blog roll, Blogroll, blogrolll, Bo Kimble, ESPN, Hank Gathers, Len Bias, Lionel Simmons, Loyola University, LSU, NCAA, North Philadelphia, Shaquille O’Neal on March 13th, 2008 by Ron Glover


As college basketball teams across the country participate in their respective conference tournaments it serves as a reminder that March Madness is among us.

Before the Madness, yours truly takes a moment to reflect on the memory of Hank Gathers as it reminds us of how precious life is. Read more »

Rap Is a Whole Lot Better With a Lost Cauze

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Supastition and Andre the Giant do their thing, but Reef is filthy on this.

Go to Nah Right for other clips of DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show on WYNU.