Dear David Bowie: Like the rest of the world, I was stunned and devastated to hear of your passing this week. But like every true fan, I just had to have your last album, and so I bought it on Monday: Black Star. When I opened the package and squinted to read the black-type-on-black-paper liner … More #RIPBowie: Your Black Star Is Brilliant
My first post for 2016 is a broader premiere of a song I co-wrote this past fall with my Facebook friend Ladonna Perkins, who is from Georgia. We’ve never met in person, but we know each other pretty well—we are Sisters of the Heart. So when I read her poem (printed below), I asked if I could … More Passing Through… To 2016: New Video
Words are my Life. But Music is my Soul. As a teenager, I was known by some of my friends as “Magic Fingers” because I could play any song I heard. I recorded this video in celebration of the 46th anniversary of WOODSTOCK.
The Perils of Publishing: When you realize you uploaded the wrong video! This is an updated post, with the correct video inserted. Mea culpa…. In late 2014-early 2015, I began to experiment with creating music videos, using an inexpensive video camera and learning about the process of videography. My friends know me as a … More baltimoreblackwoman’s 1st Anniversary Celebration Continues…With Music
On the first celebration of Earth Day, I sewed an “Earth Day” patch on my bell-bottom jeans and wore them with pride. In the years since, I admit I have not done much to celebrate. This year, however, I had a flash-inspiration: to “flood” Facebook with videos of Neil Young’s great song, “Who’s Gonna Stand … More Earth Day 2015: #WhosGonnaStandUpandSavetheEarth
This music video was originally shared on Facebook as part of my timeline series, Advent 2014. Today, I am posting it in tandem with my latest article, “Turning Over a New Leaf,” in the spirit of this Vernal Equinox/Solar Eclipse/New Moon Day. “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent” is an element of preparation for Communion in … More Turning Over a New Leaf-Music Video
February 9, 2015 In general, my favorite Grammy moments involve surprise performances—like Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond’s classic and unforgettable performance of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore,” and unusual collaborations by performers you might not expect to see together—like last year’s performance of “maad City” and “Radioactive by Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. The … More A Magic Fingers Music “Exclusive”: Magic and Mayhem at the 2015 Grammy® Awards
I originally made this video to share with my Neil Young groups on Facebook. My friend, Gilliam Michael, a gifted singer/songwriter himself, remastered my raw video and posted it to YouTube. Gil continues to help me learn more about the art of recording in the digital age.
Welcome to this new category of works by baltimoreblackwoman! This category will be devoted to the music I love—which spans the entire spectrum—and will include the occasional essay, as well as original (i.e., made by me) music videos. THE BACKSTORY Music is in my DNA. Even more than my love of words and writing. I do … More Welcome to “Magic Fingers Music”!