Monthly Archives: June 2010

DAY 180 GRAMMY CHASE: A STEP CLOSER TO…

GMA is out. Record Theatre on Main and Lafayette in Buffalo, NY is now carrying GMA. “Shut the Gate” video is now available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure. “Just Doin’ It” is on its way to being delivered and made public in a matter of weeks with a third video in the drafting stages. Its bubbling!!


DAY 179 GRAMMY CHASE: SHUT THE GATE

Good Morning Amy officially released on June 22 with great reception. Today marks the release of the Worldwide video debut of “Shut the Gate”, directed by Kevin Lopez. Be on the look out for the follow up video “Just Doin’ It.”

Props to the JustOffElmwood blog for leaking the video last friday. I likes!!!


DAY 178 GRAMMY CHASE: NICKI

Best New Artist for 2010 BET Awards? Precisely why I’m pursuing Grammy’s and not BET Awards and her face pretty much sums up my facial expression to such madness. I can’t even applaud her, as she is soooo far from a standard of say a Queen Latifah, which is a pretty high set bar.


DAY 177 GRAMMY CHASE: HOW DEEP

I wasn’t quite old enough to dig this song upon its release, however I do remember hearing my Mom play it frequently around the house. Great arrangement, lyrics, production etc, and I truly appreciated this style over the saturated “disco” music of the late 70’s. The year was 1977, so in honor of the year, today is the one hundred and seventy-seventh day of the Chase.

Best Pop Vocal Performance By A GroupHow Deep is Your Love – The Bee Gees.


DAY 176 GRAMMY CHASE: PURPLE

I’m way behind in my “Chasing” only due to being preoccupied with GMA’s launch. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do, so lets pick it right back up with Prince, born Prince, then to formerly known as and back to his birth name. The year was 1984 when he won his first Grammy, of which he now has several. I’m not sure how many artists were making movies and making an album the entire soundtrack before Prince, but he killed it with Purple Rain, and album and movie that undoubtedly bronzed him into the landscape of great music.

Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special – Purple Rain – Prince and the Revolution.


DAY 175 GRAMMY CHASE: NIGHT OF GMA


Words truly can’t explain, but it’s said that a picture says a thousand words and it’s clear what this picture says. Courtesy © of Joe Cascio.


DAY 172 – 174 GRAMMY CHASE: SWEET DREAMS


Day 172 through Day 174 of the Grammy Chase, from the outside may seem like absenteeism and I honestly feel like I’m cheating by bundling, but this week has been all about preparation for the Good Morning Amy launch. The Album was made available on Day 173, or June 22 to great reception. The days previous were all media related as we were scrambling about trying to tie up loose ends. Today however is THE DAY. All that I could think of was “Sweet Dreams,” as the day of the release of Good Morning Amy is finally here. Tonight is the release party for which I’ve been waiting for with great anticipation.

My love to you all, whether you are in attendance or not. Thank you!!

And of course the video/song of inspiration. May you have Sweet Dreams!!!