I was a bit startled earlier this week to see that this Friday is Friday the 13th. I mentioned that on Face Book, and the response was that Friday the 13th is over-rated – that there really is nothing to the superstitions surrounding it. I agree whole-heartedly! However, with my current black cat, and with my past black cat, there a rfe two times out of the year that I keep them in the house – Halloween and Friday the 13th. It is not that I believe in any superstitions, but I do not trust my fellow man, and I do not want to see my cats injured in any manner.
I thought a bit more, and decided to do a blog for Friday the 13th, but on a totally different topic, and one that is very dear to my heart. I have always loved music, sometimes to a greater and sometimes to a lesser degree. At this point in my life, and I would dare say for the rest of my life, music permeates, and will continue to permeate, all parts of my being. I could not exist without it.
Part of what I do right now is to act as the Administrative Assistant for http://www.soulinterviews.com/, founded by DJ Soulswede. Based in Sweden, DJ Soulswede promotes music through his weekly Solar Radio shows, and through his audio interviews. I feel incredibly honored to be a small part of this process. (Thank heavens he has patience, as does his webmaster, David Petersson. My learning curve on techie issues is unbelievable!)
What can you expect to find on http://www.soulinterviews.com/? Interviews with a wide range of musicians, each with his or her own take on life an music. There are the better known names, such as http://www.soulinterviews.com/bootsy-collins-part-1-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/fatback-band-bill-curtis-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/charlie-wilson-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/levert-ii-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/teena-marie-2010/, and a special tribute to the late http://www.soulinterviews.com/robert-brookins-tribute-2010/.
Up and coming names include http://www.soulinterviews.com/sarahs-girl-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/winston-warrior-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/ginuwine-2011/, http://www.soulinterviews.com/david-mensah-2010/, and http://www.soulinterviews.com/tracy-cruz-2008/.
Recent interviews include http://www.soulinterviews.com/leon-ware-2012/ and http://www.soulinterviews.com/sheila-e-2012/.
You can get a taste of Soul’s Solar Radio show here – http://www.soulinterviews.com/solar-radio-show-jan-02-2012/.
If you like DJ Soulswede’s work, you can follow him on Twitter (@Soulinterviews), and on Face Book (https://www.facebook.com/soulinterviews and https://www.facebook.com/soulswedeinterviews).
“Man discovered soul music as the answer to a desire for a higher emotional expression” ~ ~ ~ DJ Soulswede
(c) January 2012 Bonnie Cehovet