Flava’s Season Soulz Listening Party 09/12 by FlavaMarlexRadio | Radio Podcasts

Flava’s Season Soulz Listening Party 09/12 by FlavaMarlexRadio | Radio Podcasts.

Welcome to Seasoned Soulz where I shared that modern day classic sounds from: Le’Jit-I Found Love, Chris Jasper-The One, Michael Walker-Sweet Sway ft Earl “Tee” Harris, Keyan Williams-Thought I Told You, The Paris Escovedo Band-Latin Lady, Paris Toon/MFC-Ordinary Man ft Cree Turner, Calvin Richardson-We Gon’ Love Tonite, John Hopkins Jr-Come Love Me Down, Marc VanClaggett-If I Could Hold You, Paul R-River of Love, Brian Christopher-In The Groove ft Mycah Chevalier, Glenn Jones-Everyday, Noel Gourdin-Only Heaven Knows and closing out with Maurice Johnson-No Lately.

Soul Factory Presents: Heston, Angela Johnson with Host Darien Dan

The last Saturday of every month there is this amazing, topnotch R&B/Soul showcase that takes place in NYC. One day I plan to be there in person to experience “Soul Factory Presents,” but the beautiful thing is when they host it at the DROM NYC, Gander TV records it LIVE and archives the shows so I can watch it from the comforts of my home.

Last night was a wonderful show that I particularly paid attention to. It was the Pre-Album Release party for Angela Johnson’s “Naturally Me” to come out mid August. Along with Angela, one of my favorite’s, Heston who hit the stage to open for her. Heston has been so busy performing around the globe so it was a pleasure to see him perform LIVE. Never is it a disappointment to that the oh so talented and charismatic, Darien Dean who played host and of course has to share his vocal talents.

I am drawn month after month to watch the show online due to the quality of the artists, band and presentation. It is run well from my experience over the internet. The show starts and ends on time. The crowd is engaged and made to feel that they are apart of the experience. From Darien introductions of the artist to his participation throughout the show makes for a perfect host.

A Few Things That I Have Learned As An Artist Cheerleader…

ART

In the years that I can been supporting a variety and so very diverse group of creative souls from coast to coast and around the world has been one of the most rewarding journey’s that God has put me on.

What I have learned:

-Creating is so very personal.
-That how I experience it today has change from how I experienced 10 and even 5 years ago.
-What captures my attention is something that pulls at my soul.
-I understand production now and how it should all come together for a polished final product.
-Bells and Whistles don’t necessarily make something better.
-It’s comes down to a matter of personal and professional taste and opinion.
-I will not always agree.
-Many don’t like my honesty.
-I keep my circle small.
-When you like an artist it is not easy to be honest, so I learned to keep the relationship on a professional level.
-I want the best for people and want them to want it to.
-I will educate myself by research and asking questions of the right people.
-Not everyone values what I have to offer nor wants my help.
-That at times I will be misunderstood.
-Balancing life is important in this industry, it is too easy to get caught up and loose focus on other things that matter.
-If I don’t react to your art, that may mean that I don’t like it.
-I have high expectations on the quality of a body of work from the presentation to the experience.
-I crave a challenge and love figuring things out.
-I need to work with honest and loyal people.
-Not everyone you share your ideas with will appreciate them or at times they will take them and do them without you.
-I value professionalism with a touch of emotion and care.
…as I type this, I realized that I have learned much and I will continue this in the book I am writing…

-Creative experiences are yours to decide what it takes you…

Lady Flava of Flava News/FMarlex Radio/FMarlex Artist Consulting & Referral Services/Marlex Records/Unity Through Arts Exchange/FMJ/Flava Coffee House

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