1. Friends are everything - he’s been an incredible friend, and a wonderful mentor to me, and one of my biggest supporters and supports through the last few years, and meeting his circles of friends, you see how important keeping good people around you is.
Thomas / Bright Light Bright Light is playing LPR (in NYC) Thursday night (08.21). Get tickets here.
Did you catch that we’re live streaming our show with soul legend Steve Arrington tonight? With French Horn Rebellion and King Mono rounding out the bill this is going to be a great one. It all gets going at 9pm.
Is it true you once had Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five open for you at a show?
Yes, I was there to watch hip-hop’s first tour. It was Grandmaster Flash and the Sugarhill Gang and that whole scene. I was there watching the whole thing develop — it was awesome. Also, some time down the line when Eric B and Rakim really hit the scene, Eric B opened up for me once.
Influential funkster Steve Arrington comes to LPR Tuesday night. Here’s “Without Your Love” from his forthcoming two-disc retrospective album Way Out (80 - 84). The Boston Globe has a great piece on Arrington’s musical and spiritual journey.