D’Angelo – The Charade (Live on SNL)

https://youtu.be/IRCLjK5OWjU It has the swing and intricacy of Parade-era Prince, but the lyrics have a defiance to them that just makes the hair go up on the back of my neck.

A Song For The Mix Tape that plays when we’re alone

This song has so much depth, on one level, it articulates a beautifully masculine, intelligent swagger whilst there is so much to listen to that it rewards repeated listening. If I made a mix tape for intimate moments, this would be around the fourth song in.

Watch “D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Ain’t That Easy” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/lZoxdPGu_4E This isn't an immediate album and I've been listening to it intently. As a bass player, it has a lush behind the beat tempo that verges on lazy but has that narcotic spiritual sexual energy that puts heat in your loins. 

Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere 16/12/2014

Today has been productive in the best way possible. I've finished a short story and sent it to my agent, it's notionally science fiction or slipstream, as the distinction goes and I wrote the first draft in longhand then edited it as I typed. Then this evening, I wrote two pages for the book. It … Continue reading Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere 16/12/2014


D’Angelo and The Soultronics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jcittcy-nw I wrote the first book to the second album Voodoo, along with Maxwell blacksummernight, as it captured that muscular sexual energy that I was hoping to tap into. This is representative of his genius, that I only ever hoped to borrow or approximate.

D’Angelo Untitled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Au6Ufo0Wo I think he's incredible, troubled but with that, he holds a magnetic voice and a sensual, commanding body of music already. I await his next album with palpable excitement. I wrote the first book to Voodoo, the second album because it is dark, raw and very sexy.