DAY 80 GRAMMY CHASE: CROSSED-OUT

Day 80, I decided to go to the 80’s. One of the hottest acts back then was a guy named Christopher Cross and as fast as he came, he vanished out of sight even faster. I guess it’s the curse of being SOO damned good, or just plain lucky and the stars lined up. If you’re not familiar with the name, you’ll certainly recognize the song.

Christopher Cross pulled off an incredible magical-act at the 1980 23rd Grammy Awards. The guy came out of thin air as a new artist and nabbed 5 Grammy Awards in one night and not only that, but he walked away with the coveted BIG 4…(Best Album, Best Song, Best Record and Best New Artist) and the 5th award was for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist. By the way, this cat also won and Oscar for Best Original Song for his work on the theme for the movie “Arthur.”

Unfortunately, the Grammy Genie only grants wishes like this ONCE in ones lifetime, for Christopher Cross soon fell into the abyss of the Forgotten, never to see the likes of the Grammy’s again.

In my closing comments, I leave you with 2 questions: The first should be obvious, “Where the HECK is Christopher now?” and “Who in the heck was his stylist?” There were stylists in the 80’s, but what’s up with dudes get up? He’s from San Antonio, TX, so I clearly see the Houston Oilers jersey connection, but errruhhh….Oh well…saaaiiiiling!

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Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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