1.09.2012

What's My Name? Patti Patti!

My TEDxPhilly video has been spreading like crazy! I mean, it's no "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls" or anything, but for an inspirational little story about meeting a celebrity and accepting your destiny, it's not doing so bad. Thanks for all the lovely messages about it.

I went digging through the scattered remains of my MySpace page to try to find the photo of me and Ms. Patti LaBelle that I reference in the video. I didn't have to look far (it's always close to my heart). Try not to stare at it for more than 5 minutes at a time. Her luminescence will burn your eyes.


In other news, thanks to everyone who sent me kind words congratulating me on the birth of Beyonce's baby, Red Velvet Carter. It was quite a long road and we had some controversy with the Birthers who contended that she was faking, but we made it in the end and I'm proud to be part of this moment. I especially want to thank Mariah Carey for sending a lovely video message where she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" and then spent ten minutes kissing an autographed self portrait. That was special.

1.02.2012

TEDxPhilly TALK POSTED!

Check out my TEDxPhilly talk on the music of the city!



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