I didn’t have the privilege of growing up in an environment where my likes and dislikes in music were predetermined and spoon fed. There was no way you could be an 80’s child without being exposed to multiple genre’s of music. The radio was dominated by pop/rock, my household was filled with Motown oldies, funk, […]

I thought long and hard about this installment of G.O.A.T.’s. I decided to go with a topic I know well…music. Now, I don’t play an instrument, or have formal music training…..but I can play a jukebox like nobody’s business! What I can tell you is that Marvin Gaye’s 1978 release, “Here, My Dear”…..is one of […]

Danny Ocean graces us all with the Daily Fresh, which is always ripe with the visual fruit. But I want to take a minute to be very deliberate about what I think is beautiful. It’s not news to anybody that I’m big on eye candy. As a matter of fact, i think I’ve got cavities […]

One of our most avid readers, and a true Urban Mogul in her own right (and a strong proponent of equal opportunity eye candy on UML 🙂 ), obliged my request to do a G.O.A.T.’s post on a man that she thought was “the quintessential cool”.  It’s no secret that Danny P. and I dominate most […]

The last time we visited this subject, we took a moment to recognize the timeless and unmistakable beauty that is Vanessa Williams.  In a world where physical beauty can be bought, inner beauty is under valued, and most people’s definition of beauty runs about as deep as a plastic wading pool, we have to thank […]

Some songs are written, others…are born of the human experience.  In those instances, the song chooses the artist…and uses them as a vessel; a sort of pathway to this world so that they can live and and inspire the lives and arts of others.  The human experience prepares that vessel; providing just the right emotion, […]

I know…I’ve heard it quite a bit lately…where the hell is UML’s furry little resident Jewel Dropper?  I’ve been inundated with snide remarks, accusations of laziness and “not so funny” Goat innuendo.  One Mogul even told me they stopped checkin’ the blog after the G.O.A.T. went missing for a few weeks…even Danny P. threw a couple of […]

Ahhhh….the last G.O.A.T.’s post until the new UML format. If you don’t know enough to be excited….then you don’t know UML🙂 I’ve been getting a lot of requests/suggestions for non-musical G.O.A.T.’s posts, so after the upgrade (1/17/10), I’ve made a concerted effort to mix it up a little more. But until then, I want to […]

The art of taking an already great song and making it better is one that often goes unnoticed. Why? Because few artists are willing to try. Can you imagine trying to follow Luther V. with your own version of “A House Is Not a Home“…(I know it’s a remake, but nobody in their right mind […]

We discussed, before, the difficulties that surround the art of cutting a successful cover song of an already classic tune.  Those that do, find an unmistakable way to make the song their own. In the summer of 1987, L.L. COOL J‘s release of “Bigger And Deffer” owned the airwaves and ruled the world of Hip-Hop. […]

Comedians are always hard to come to a consensus on. Mostly because sense of humor varies by individual and is often relative. Over the years we have seen some very funny comics, from the popular to the obscure. We all have our personal favorites. But is there something that’s commonly funny? I think the best […]

Ladies and gentlemen, Moguls and She-Moguls…..the time has come. Personally, I think UML brings you some of the best original posts this side of the WorldWideWeb. For a blog only 3 months old, our infant stage has proved potent, and apparently…..our viewers like it. To add to the ranks of the G.O.A.T., Mogul Perspective, and […]

If Love is the universal language, then heartbreak is the universal experience. You can quote me on that. I love Love as much as the next person, maybe even more, as I’m ready, and willing to admit that romantic love is TRULY a necessary part of my life. Over the years I’ve been a tremendous […]

Generally, I keep my hideaway spots to myself, but we’re all family here so I’m gonna drop a little Jewel that anyone who enjoys a little peace and relaxation can/will appreciate. Not much for the whole Spa Experience, or gettin’ my toes done, but chillin’….I’ve got it down to a science! Wisconsin Dells is one […]

Okay….if you’re a friend of mine on Facebook, then you’re probably tired of hearing this. But let’s face it, good music does not always get it’s time to shine. Some artists stay under the radar for years, and I don’t wanna see that happen here. This young lady dropped her debut album in 2006, “For […]

It’s the return of the G.O.A.T.…..and I knew sooner or later I was going to address this one. Clearly Mr. Spike Lee has offered up some of the best movies of my generation….arguably of all time. Features like “School Daze”, “Do The Right Thing”, “Jungle Fever”, “Inside Man” have helped to broaden the scope of […]

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