In 1986 I traveled to New York with my father to check out NYU. I had been accepted there and at Berklee College of Music and set out for the East coast to spend a week in Manhattan and Boston in order to make a decision. In New York we rented an apartment in the Village (long before Air B&B was a thing). I did love the raw, Mean Streets-like feel to the city in the mid-80s. Some of that gritty texture was caught in these photos that my dad and I took.
Took this photo on 9/30/16 while visiting an exhibit at the art museum on campus at the University of Colorado. Reminded me of MFA exhibits, also at CU but 25 years ago, by my friend’s John and Monica. Hope you like.
Several years back I was in communication with several musicians who were were pushing the boundaries of global, Christian, worship music -working in the idioms of rap, reggae and ragas.
At the time I was having intertweaving conversations with Saint Louis rapper Born 2 Di; LA music producer Mark Mohr (of Christafari; pictured below); along with Chris Hale and Pete Hicks of the sacred bhajan ensemble Aradhna.