Music Review: Michael Jackson Vision DVD

by Mocha Dad Release: Michael Jackson’s Vision DVD Set Artist: Michael Jackson Label: Sony Release Date: 11/22/2010 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 When I was a kid, I didn’t have cable TV. Therefore, my ability to see the newest music videos was limited. I had to rely on my weekly dose of “Friday Night Videos.”…

Making Mixtapes

I remember making mix tapes when I was a kid. At first I had to record the songs from the radio. I hated it when the DJ would talk through a part of the song and ruin my recording. After a while, I learned to time the recordings without capturing any of the commercials. I…

Top 10 Albums of 2010

1. The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae I had this album on constant rotation in 2010. I was amazed by Janelle Monae’s ability to mix hip-hop, soul, R&B, punk and electronica in a delectable mix of unique tracks. I dare you not to dance while listening to Tightrope. 2. Chamber Music Society, Esperanza Spalding I’ve been an…

My Guitar Teacher – Ricardo Sweatt Rodriguez

I’ve finally settled on a guitar teacher, Ricardo Sweatt Rodriguez. He’s taught at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and has performed professionally since 2000 in the US, China and Mexico. He works as a solo artist and runs his own record label and concert company – Omeros.net. When asked what style of music he plays, he…

This Guy’s Shirt Rocks

While strolling through a flea market in Houston, I noticed a booth with guitars hanging on the wall. The owner sold instruments, accessories and guitar related paraphernalia. As we chatted, he asked me if I wanted to see something cool and then started rocking out on his T-shirt. I was really close to buying one,…