Early Thursday morning the trucking never ends on the route to NYC with the new for Those in the Know. But something clouds my inner-vision walking through the parade of New Yorkins, headhunting on how to make a living. A Nail Salon, A Sushi Bar, A Massage Parlor, closed ….closed…closed. This is a god given love-bound passion to keep trucking in a world where the great destroyer is at the upperhand of creation. It brings me to share a few stories of my own. Live from the pop up : West 4th & 6th Avenue. Laying out a good 150 used records along with the Sessions At The P.M. New Releases. The ability to bring music to a listener is not an easy task. Face to face, eye to eye, your all right then and there. God forbid your local nut job does not talk you down as you speak to a passerby and decides to share his long lost stories from Vietnam and tries to punch you in the face at the same time, or a dope fiend decides to stop and get right ohhhhhh shit? All this at the break of the day. Yet the pop-up comes with many surprises. On a good given record store day the RZA will stop and check out the finds , Saul Williams will stop by on a way to his movie premier, K’Naan making his way to the east side, or Large Pro walking by with his infamous record case on a way to a session.
“You a G?”
At any given time this is life at the Pop-Up. Talking music and life with Oddisee on the train or getting a $20 donation from Homeboy Sandman just for the cause. Woahhhh all of this and we don’t have an Instagram..but we put records in 8 year old hands and show em what record players do. We share the stage of life with the many of the world , diggers, lovers of music, artist, musicians of all colors and races, today we thank you all. The beat goes on…the beat goes on the ….beat goes on ….OM! My first 3 LPs that my father gave me till now. If it wasn’t for this gift of sharing music I don’t know where I would be from there to now. I love myself, Hip Hop I love you. Lyrics I need you. Without further a do. Sessions At the PM presents : The Last Days Ensemble. This project was inspired by my first trip to Tropicalia In Furs, shout outs to the brother Joel Stones for always showing us love and respect. Congratulations on your LA pop up with Rappcats.Com Keep truckin!
Grand Nova explores the wonderful world of Bossa Nova & Brazilian Rhythms that burn under the sun. Followed by the eclectic cuts of the mighty Grand Kemist and the Musical Direction of Henry Quester!
A variety of musicians that got together for the Grand Nova Project featuring: My Music Mentor on Saxophone Dave Shumacher , The good noble brother Ras King Natural on Bass, The true blue homie West Whitelock and the all gifted Fire Dancer Caridad Rivera on Vocals and Flute. The Brother Henry Quester on Vibes and keyboards. During the recordings Cuba….. pops up with his trumpet like:
“Whats happening man …let me throw something on there watch!’
………..& Blows his life away on a track. Then just when you thought the session was over Grand Kemist surprises us and goes back to the recordings and re-cuts everything to create a marvelous collage of texture, flavor, and ongoing rhythmic patterns. All praises due to the Grand Kemist: Grand Nova ! Sessions At The P.M. society thanks Grand Kemist for years of hard work and service to the cause. The Sessions At The P.M. society also wants to take this time to thank Takt for his continuous support and services.
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