……on and on

I’ve been on spiritual retreat. I needed this. Many aspects of today’s world are distressing. I’ve been told creative types have a hard time with these things anyway.

The battle continues however. I mean the battle for things like “the good, the ethical, the compassionate,  the fair. We must battle for us to stay happy and well in our day to day lives while some of the things we see happening around us test our beliefs.  This has come as a surprise to many of us, but these are the times we are living in. I think it was Frederick Douglass who said that without a struggle there can be no progress… so the struggle continues.

My heart goes out to so many. Puerto Rico, the several hurricanes in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean where my little sister Island of Barbuda was all but destroyed… Saint Martin… the fires in Napa… this list goes on…

While we struggle in our daily lives redefining friendships and keeping those we love even closer; I wanted to bring a bit of sunshine to you all. I am releasing a new single in a few weeks. It is a cover of the Steven Bishop song “On and On” I am posting it exclusively for you here as a pre-release until I release it on iTunes, cdbaby etc….

The only objection I’ve ever had with this song is the line “steal your money then they break your heart” when referring to pretty Jamaican women. That line never worked for me so I changed it.  You lovely ladies will always be the “cats meow” to me. #igotyourback

I think the song’s slight melancholy feel with the sweet, soft Caribbean groove that ends with the message to “keep on trying” is what I’ve been feeling as of late. How ’bout you? To use a boxing analogy: losing a few rounds in no way means you have lost the fight.

There is hope. There are people doing incredible things and continuing to try despite the state of the world. It is my belief that we ALL need to do SOMETHING… whether its donations for the less fortunate…. prayer… or just a random act of kindness so as to give others hope too.

I believe diversity is beautiful. Tolerance is mandatory. There is only one race and one planet and that planet is our home. Let’s put it in order.

 

 

 


 


Wishing you all a joyous FALL season  (my favorite)….

Enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

  

 

I am truly thankful for my life… my love… my music and for all of YOU!

Until next time…. continue to be well. Please like this post, comment, or share if you wish.

 

As always I am Musically yours, Gregory

 

……new single

 

Hello everyone. I hope that you are enjoying the summer. While I am still working on my EP which is coming along nicely and leaning toward a danceable Caribbean feel, I decided to dig into my magic box of musical goodies and this popped out.

It’s my interpretation of the Dionne Warwick classic written by Isaac Hayes called Deja Vu”.

Haven’t we all had the experience of feeling that something happening now has somehow happened before? Deja Vu is the french term for this phenomenon.

When it happens in the realm of love, it is luscious and sweet and welcomed with open arms….  


The official release date is Friday, but I wanted to have this available for a few special folks. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please drop me a note and let me know. I’d be thrilled if you felt inspired to like, share, tweet and repost to your friends etc….


 

In the meantime I will be taking some time off to go on spiritual retreat. but will check in to social media from time to time…


 

And, if you haven’t had a chance to have a #throwback moment and watch the “Prove It” Video here it is…. 🙂


Be well.

Stay Strong.

Keep the Faith.


 

 

A beautiful woman delights the eyes; a wise woman, the understanding, a pure one, the soul. MINNA ANTRIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. KHALIL GIBRAN

 

 

 

 

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. MAYA ANGELOU

 

As always, I am musically yours,

Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……summer highs

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Hey all. Just checking in to see how your summer is going. I just read an article that says 2015 is a record warm weather year. I guess this means that the weather is going to get pretty crazy over the next little while……


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I will be in the August 15th issue of Entrigue Magazine so please keep a lookout for it.


On an amusing note “Shake You Down” was recently featured on the hit Canadian TV comedy series “Mr. D”.  Mr. D is an awkward, but lovable teacher in the show. In one scene he’s trying to “get the girl”. When “SYD” comes on the jukebox he uses it to serenade her…. but unfortunately it doesn’t work. (and here I was thinking all this time that “SYD” was a slam dunk!!  SMH 😘 ).

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The “David Gest “Time of My Life” United Kingdom tour is coming up in September. I’m looking forward to working with some of the other acts on the show, and meeting some of my UK fans and friends.

You can check my “What’s New”  link for the  dates in the cities near you. PLEASE NOTE: I am only able to do the first week of what has now become a two week tour. So, if you’d like to see me, please keep that in mind. Thanks.


 

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I was sitting on the dock at my marina the other day watching the sun set as sailboats peacefully drifted by. It reminded me of a wonderful article I read about the importance of beauty which I thought I’d share with you. Not personal beauty, but the beauty of what surrounds us.


If you haven’t heard my new single; Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up” or picked up a copy yet, Here’s a link.

Please like, share, buy and tell your friends. We’re trying to get this one some radio airplay so every little bit helps! Thank you.


 

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Rest in Peace Bobbi Kristina Brown

 


That’s it for now.Talk to you soon.

Here’s my quote for this post:

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

BUDDHA


Musically yours,

Gregory