My 6th grade fantasy has come true! I got to see Salt-N-Pepa perform their classic song “Push It” as they performed as part of Summerstage’s free concert series in Central Park on August 12, 2012. Special thanks to Wil for the VIP backstage pass hookup! This video is shot from the side of the stage and lots of excited Salt-N-Pepa fans were up in my grill, but you’ll get the gist, methinks!
You can see photos of the lovely and extremely cool Salt-N-Pepa after the jump.
As a former Orange County boy, it’s always a pleasure to see home town heroes No Doubt. After taking a long hiatus to raise families, start fashion lines and have solo careers, No Doubt have returned! As part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series, on July 27, 2012, No Doubt showed the Summer Stage crowd they’ve still got it. They performed their new single “Settle Down,” their cover of Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life,” “Underneath it All” and “Spiderwebs.”
On July 11, 2010, South Carolina’s Trevor Hall opened for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at Summer Stage in New York’s Central Park. I admit, I had never heard of Trevor Hall before this show and when I saw his gorgeous self take the stage, I was all ears! He sites Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Bjork as his musical influences and his music is infused with acoustic rock and reggae. There were lots of stoned college kids around me that were huge fans and this one guy next to me took every opportunity to shout “Trevor Hall, you’re fire!” It was pretty amusing. Hall played several new songs and told the crowd that he has a new live CD that just came out called “Chasing The Flame – On The Road With Trevor Hall.” Trevor’s lyrics were very positive and I liked the message he was sending to the crowd. After looking on his official website, I learned that he did a lot of charitable work in India and now I think I like him even more. He brought his dad, Jeff Hall, on stage to sing on one of the songs and it was a really cute father/son moment. See more pictures of this gorgeously talented singer after the jump (including a gratuitous armpit hair shot for all my gays!). And best wishes to you Trevor!
On July 11, 2010, West African singer Victor Deme opened for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at Summer Stage in New York’s Central Park. Demehas performed in clubs and bars in his native hometown of Ouagadougou, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso, for over 30 years and he’s just released his first album! His music has elements of the blues, folk and traditional African music. It didn’t appear that he spoke English very well, so he thanked the crowd in French after each song. His sound was as colorful as his outfit and both myself and the crowd loved it! His album “Deli” is out now!