Covid-19 came through and wiped all concerts off the playing field. A necessary move, for safety purposes, but a hard hit for The Family Stand, and all other artists.
So what to do, what to do, in my Harlem AirBnB, during stay-at-home orders, not being able to get a flight home? Make a video. Do a couple of DJ sets. Why not?
The first DJ set I named “Earth’s Palate Cleansing Playlist #1“. The 2nd “Funky Makossa DJ Set“, focused on horn players, after the death of Manu Dibango. The last set, for now, was a set of Prince for PRN Alumni Foundation, on the date we would’ve been playing in Minneapolis at Fine Line. For some reason, the Prince set cuts out some of the music in the video below. But it plays fully on Twitch directly, via the hyperlink underneath the video. But I’m dropping the video here as well, for shits and giggles.
In a NY state of mind. The last couple of months, I’ve been burying myself all up into the live music scene of my beloved New York. Jumping on stages everywhere I can, and soaking up the bottomless well of talents, old and new, in this city that really never sleeps. I mean, really. No. Sleep. These are just some of the memories I’ve savored.
In a zone, at sound check. Shelley Nicole and Everett Harp chilling on the BGs, LaFrae bout to bang dem skins. – photo: Paul Lobo
You know what. Just dig up into what I been falling off up onto this fall. Here are a gazillion pictures. Have at it.
The Met photos are by Andrea Watts Photography. Others are selfies, or taken by friends.