If you aren’t worried about having a black cat walking in your path, a mirror breaking, or if you aren’t to busy looking for that rabbits foot, then one of the best MC’s around, Raekwon is going to be at Sonar in Baltimore this Friday the 13th. Raekwon has been on the scene for a while now, since 1992 to be exact. Raekwon is known by a few other names as well. His real name is Corey Woods, then he is also called Chef Raekwon, and the Chef along with being a member of the famed Wu-Tang Clan, where he continues to record with them at various times. He also founded the record labelIce H20 as well. His music and style range from a variety of taped mixes, sample tracks, and just old school rap songs, which has some traces to Mafioso rap, a hardcore hip hop style of rap and hip. This contiues on as Raekwon is on his newest tour, Unexpected Victory Tour. This tour has coinsided with the release of his newest mixtape by the same name at the …
Its been a while since I’ve written on my blog here. As a part of me getting back at it. I’m going to start and write more. You might wonder why? The answer is simple, I like to write, however finding the time to do it is the issue. That changes now. From this point forward you’ll be able to find interesting things that are going on with me, while I’ve began a new journey. That journey being my life here in Germany. That’s right for those of you that don’t know, I live in Germany right now. It is a lovely place to be, I think everyone should make a trip to Germany or somewhere in Europe at some point in your life. So this is my start. My return to something I like to do. I admit this really isn’t anything special, but check back and you’ll see so much more.
To say that today around 6 pm ET when I received a call from my mother asking if I heard the news about Michael Jackson, I was shocked, would be a complete understatement. Today the music world has lost arguably one of the most influential artists ever.
Like so many groups from previous decades have decided to do, Sugar Ray is getting back together this summer, with a new tour as well as a new album. Not to mention one of their first stops will be to Baltimore’s Rams Head Live.
In what has to be the best thing coming, KFC is giving away a piece of their Kentucky Grilled chicken tomorrow (Monday April 27, 2009). Their site has some very interesting things up about the grilled chicken. You don’t need any coupon, just come in and get your free piece of chicken. I’m thinking they will most likely run out of chicken by 8 or earlier, then after that, you will have a lot of unhappy people, but that is the way of free things. Most KFC’s are open from 11am to 10pm. Enjoy some free bird!
In my quest to start blogging more, I have decided to finally start writing again. It is always now possible for anyone to read about things that are going on in Baltimore via my column on the Examiner.com, where I am the Baltimore Live Music Examiner. Something that I am just beginning to explore and use for one of my major goals, which is educating. I want everyone to know something. It is really important for me to make sure that someone learn something new. What can you learn from me. Well, soon you will be able to order or at least find out how to get some of my excellent food. For those of you that don’t know, I was on Emeril Live almost two years ago now, for my recipes, Jake’s Explosive Double Chocolate Chip Turtle Cheesecake. Soon I will be attempting to start writing recipes and get them out to those who want them. I will also soon be doing so many other things. Look out for what I have coming.
If you are in the Aberdeen, Maryland today area come to the Warehouse Lounge, housed inside of the Courtyard by Marriott at Ripken Stadium hotels Homeplate Cafe. Performing will be vocalist Jessica Deskin and her trio. Ms. Deskin performs jazz standards along with some contemporary hits. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. Along with the live music, the hotel provides free appetizers from 6-7 p.m. For further information contact the hotel, that information is below: Courtyard by Marriott at Ripken Stadium 830 Long Drive Aberdeen, MD 21001 Phone: (410) 272-0440 View Larger Map
If you are in the Aberdeen, Maryland area tonight come out check out the Courtyard by Marriott’s Warehouse Lounge Thursday night jazz series, 6-9 p.m.. It is a great time for lovers of live music. Tonight it is the Jessica Deskin trio, with me (Jacob Thomas) on tenor saxophone. Ms. Deskin is a very talented female vocalist. Excellent appetizers are provided free of charge. Tonight will also be special with the fact the hotel is housing some of the LPGA’s McDonald’s Open competing players. That means not only will you get to hear good music, but see some famous golfers as well. Aberdeen Courtyard by Marriott 830 Long Drive Aberdeen, MD 21001
If you are in the Aberdeen, Maryland area tonight come out check out the Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott’s Warehouse Lounge 3rd Thursday series, 6-9 p.m.. It is a great time for lovers of live music. Tonight it is the Jessica Deskin trio. Ms. Deskin is a very talented female vocalist, who also works at the hotel as a sales representative. Tonight she will be playing piano, with a guitar and bass to be named. Excellent appetizers are provided free of charge. Aberdeen Courtyard by Marriott 830 Long Drive Aberdeen, MD 21001
The writers strike is over, so guess what is back? That’s right Saturday night Live was back in the saddle tonight. I however think they probably should have given themselves another week to practice. The standard debate opening during election season opened the show. I have not seen a worse opening in years. The big buzz was about how Lorne Michaels (Executive Producer) was looking for an Barack Obama. I guess Fred Armisen was a somewhat logical choose. Who in this years cast could really play him? I however do not think he really practiced that out very well either. Armisen was stiff like Obama comes off sometime, but his voice was not really close. I must say though, the writing of the love fest for Obama was great. The appearance of Obama girl was very cute, along with the inference that the media just loves Obama. “Senator Obama, are you OK? Can I get you anything?” A very nice line uttered by Will Forte, who was playing Jorge Ramos, the Univision questioner. …