When you visit the University of Montevallo to see your daughter in a play you have to put on purple and gold and kill them softly in their school colors.
After I performed at the Current State of the Black Man event it made me look back on my life in how many of us growing up just wanted to be an athlete or entertainer while neglecting the impact that playing an instrument can make. Now I appreciate how Questlove plays the drums and what Louis Armstrong made happen with the Trumpet was phenomenal. It is a blessing to hear Stevie Wonder on the harmonica, Kenny G on the saxophone and Johnlegend on the piano. My instrument is a neck tie and each time I perform it gives others rhythm so they no longer have to keep their blues. Some folk that have seen my act gave me a testimony that you can’t worry about if the blue grass is greener on the other side but if you just get up off your jazz that your life will always rock and roll.
Yesterday I gave athletes a tie as a resource and their coaches challenged them by saying “I want to see what you will do with the tie, I want to see how many of you will come to school on Friday with a tie on.”
The athletes along with coaches responded by wearing them. You may never see a flower if you never plant a seed.