Tag Archives: Music

Independence Day 2018

This Five Star-Spangled Book, A to P, is Raw Americana "What a wild ride you travel as you read A to P..." "I found the characters to be relateable..." "The author keeps your interest piqued throughout with all the different characters!" Purchase your slice of "American Pie" about "Living in America" and enjoy this dramatic story: A to P Other Five Star-Spangled Books by Chris Joseph Stancato: Gas Station Ganja "A must read for those who enjoy ironic humor." "It reminds me of small Read more [...]

A to P Book Reviews are in…

"If you are looking for a good read, you won't go wrong with A to P. I look forward to the next novel from Chris Joseph Stancato.”         A to P is A Top Novel And here is why you need to purchase your Ebook or Paperback: “I enjoyed this novel. I found the characters to be relatable. It's set at a nice pace that continues to pick up to make for an exciting climax. An easy read the words and story flows.” Daslickest “What a wild ride you travel as you read A Read more [...]

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud! Soul Music as defined by James Brown: “Can’t… Can’t makes you a soul singer.” This documentary of the ‘Hardest working man in show business’ broadens the definition of Brown as a soul singer and his separation of ‘show’ and ‘business.’ Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown is a 2014 film that begins when he was a still-born and ends as the influence of his career and life are interwoven in rap and hip hop. James went to prison at Read more [...]

A Delivery from Dorothy Jane

A Delivery from Dorothy Jane Black and White Movies Big Band Music Stories about her childhood: The lonely air in Lowber, No joy in Charleroi. Met a man from Monessen, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Completed a Family in 1971 : A corner house at Henry Street In the borough of N. Belle Vernon. I recall (those vivid 14 years) What I want to recall … An artist, a baker, a craft maker. I waited for mom to watch Black and White Movies and Listen to Big Band Music— Stories about my Read more [...]

Captain’s Boat

Captain's Boat “I’ve been weeping for a mighty long time. Yes, I’ve been weeping for a mighty long time.” Kim Whistler sang The Five Blind Boys song as if she was in the Overtown Baptist Church choir. She sang with the harmony of happiness and claps of praise. But she was three blocks and one little boy from the church. Her voice bounced off the inside of the boat as the acoustics allowed the sadness to sink into the old sea worn wood of a boat, forty feet in length. In this neighborhood Read more [...]

Phonograph Flash Fiction

David Bowie —In Memory of an Innovative Performer As a “Young American” I listened to David Bowie. Many years would pass and I would be “Under Pressure” as an adult, but those “Changes” were for the better in my life. Eventually, the “Golden Years” gave me opportunities to celebrate with many knowing that, We can be Heroes, just for one day. Ground control to Major Tom, there is a “Ziggy Stardust” in the sky tonight. Read more [...]

Azucar in the Guest House

Azucar in the Guest House “Sarita, I have a large package for you,” said Garcia the mailman. “I can tell by your obvious expression, this must be very important to you.” He hands her the box along with a few pieces of mail. “Gracias Señor Garcia,” she responds looking at the address with a smile. “I can smell your abuella is preparing dinner, please tell her I said hello.” “Si, Señor Garcia, I will tell my grandmother when I go inside.” Sara, or Sarita as she is known Read more [...]

The Lone Wolfe

The Lone Wolfe Winner of the WritersWeekly.com 24-Hour Short Story Contest Selection “The Mac Dad will make you...Jump! Jump! The Daddy Mac will make...Jump! Jump!" Lisa sang as she held onto the rope that swung over Wolfe Lake. "Then 'Jump!' already, Lisa!" Terrence yelled while their friends laughed at her from the bank. She let go and plunged into the cool water with her two middle fingers pointed at Terrence. "Hey Terrence, what does this mean (Ginger and Elaine give him the middle finger Read more [...]