Without a doubt.

I’ve been extremely blessed to have found my way into the hub of the Best Musical Artists the bay or world for that matter, has to offer.

To My Music Family,

You’ve enriched my life, taught me music appreciation (to the point of snobby 😋) and showed me what dedication and passion look like.  I have the upmost RESPECT for all that you do to give us what you do. I cannot fully express how my life now has a large void in it, though I’m sure you can relate to this feeling, as music is your life.

Live music has fed my soul and allowed my spirit to dance from the love you poured out from stage. You created a space where all people could unite in the love of music. A place for all people –Yes I’d say Musicians are Essential!

I’m grateful for the music that many of you have produced enabling me to get some of that good stuff whenever I need it.  Ash, Levi, Derick, Kj, David, Dyson, Vic, Ricardo and Carlos to name a few, the time, dedication and effort you put in is keeping me feeling the love.

I appreciate how many of you are taking to cyberspace with your music. I’m keeping the light that one day we will again be able to bask in the LOVE Vibrations All Together as you share your gifts with us from the stage. And if we have to go underground, I’ll say it Speakeasy – I’m All In! The Music Must Go On!!!

You’ve filled me with so many memories of Good times with people feeling the Love. A heartfelt Thank You! To my Music Family for all that you’ve given with your musical gifts. Blessings. I’ve created the following to share with my community so that hopefully they can explore, enjoy and perhaps show support.  I’ll continue adding links in the next post  Peace.

BTW– After I uploaded this to blog many links did not convert….I can’t go back, sorry I did my best and have this time line. I’ll also post to FB hopefully links will all transfer.


Ashling Cole     

Derick Hughes    

Will Russ Jr      

oMega Rae       

Martian Luther


Zoe Ellis            

Sakai Smith      

Destani Wolf    

Gene Barnes Jr.

Cienna Powers


Joli Powers       

Sage Waters

Anitra Lewis

Derek Clark


Levi Seacer Jr               

David Council                          

Victoria Theodore                               

Kymberly  ‘Kj” Jackson

Jimmy McKinney

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Brian Braziel on Drum Talk TV!

Here's Brian Braziel who had just sound checked with Dr. John at the NAMM Show 2016 Main Stage with host Dan Shinder. Brian has excellent advice for drummers on how to keep the right gig. Brain has great advice as well for drummers transitioning from a life of playing in house of worship, and how to adapt to what artists expect in the professional music scene from a drummer.Watch for details on when and where all our interviews will happen at the NAMM Show so you can join us there Live if you are going, or watch live here on our Facebook page!

Posted by Drum Talk TV on Monday, January 16, 2017

Ricardo Scales        

Carlos Reyes    

Janice Maxie Reed       

Uriah Duffy

Aaron Green

Michael Tiny Lindsey  

Ric Alexander              

Rodney Franklin          

Lynette Williams

Darryl Anders  

Mark Daniels               

Michael Seacer            

Tony ‘2times’ Provdence

Ron E Beck       

Rustee Allen                 

Aaron Baugh

Ted ‘Blyss’ Gould

Morty Orkin                 

Cam Perridge                          

B’nai Rebelfront          

Morgan Day                 

Sundra Manning

Amy Levine

Vince Lars

Eamonn Flynn

Maya Kronfeld

Roy Schmall

Lloyd Gregory

Harold Day

James Henry

Bill Hampton

Alex Kamages

ZKay Fountila

Millenia Fountila

Auteria Wally Winzer Jr.

Chris Sandoval

Lindsay Ferguson

Darian Gray

Prince Damons

Kenya Baker

Angelo Luster

Jeanne Geiger

William Norwood

Bryan Dean

And My Salsa Bands oh how I miss you!


Somos El Son   


Orquesta La Original


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Hello To All!

Hoping this reaches y’all keeping positive, healthy and open minded. It’s been a while since my last Newsletter; and sadly this will be the last one.

I’ve had to update my website and change hosting providers and there is no way to transfer my blog to the new site.  Sometimes technology is so frustrating or more exact it is the companies that make these products to not be compatible with each other that is the culprit of my dismay.

On a positive note, I have a new website! As of yet I’ve not completely figured out how I will proceed with the email Newsletters with the new site.  There is a component with this site where I can create posts, however not sure how I’ll let my community know when there are new posts.

Anyway in this last Newsletter I wanted to give BIG Love to my Music Family and share with you some of the BEST Musical Artists EVER! Y’all know how passionate I am about music and have had access to musicians that are of the highest quality.

In this post I’ll link to some of their music in hopes you’ll check them out and even better purchase some of their music.  They NEED your support!

If you are interested in checking them out please copy the post for future enjoyment as I have a time limit on how long the Blog will remain up.  I won’t be able to link to all of  them in this post, I will however continue on with the list on the new site.  That’s when I figure it all out. 😊

Each and every one of the musicians and vocalists I list I personally know and appreciate their musical talent.  Most are high level professionals, a few are up and coming, wherever they are at on their journey their gift is apparent. 

As I research cyberspace to find links to share with you, I’m remembering the awesomeness of many of these events and just how FAB these musical artists are.  I truly hope that you find some pleasure going thru.  Hope to connect with you soon

One ❤️ joi ✌🏾

Presently the link to the site is:

Next week it will be:

Take a look give me some feed back. 

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CHESS Sparks Creativity


Promotes brain growth:

Games like chess that challenge the brain actually stimulate the growth of dendrites, the bodies that send out signals from the brain’s neuron cells. With more dendrites, neural communication within the brain improves and becomes faster. Think of your brain like a computer processor. The tree-like branches of dendrites fire signals that communicate to other neurons, which makes that computer processor operate at a fast, optimal state. Interaction with people in challenging activities also fuels dendrite growth, and chess is a perfect example.

It exercises both sides of the brain: 

A German study indicated that when chess players were asked to identify chess positions and geometric shapes, both the left and right hemispheres of the brain became highly active. Their reaction times to the simple shapes were the same, but the experts were using both sides of their brains to more quickly respond to the chess position questions.

Sparks your creativity: 

Playing chess helps unleash your originality, since it activates the right side of the brain, the side responsible for creativity. One four-year study had students from grades 7 to 9 play chess, use computers, or do other activities once a week for 32 weeks to see which activity fostered the most growth in creative thinking. The chess group scored higher in all measures of creativity, with originality being their biggest area of gain.

Raises your IQ: 

Do smart people play chess, or does chess make people smart? At least one scientific study has shown that playing the game can actually raise a person’s IQ. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after four months of chess instruction. So grab a chess board and improve your IQ!

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Allow Yourself To Be Yourself

“The things you used to trip over,

will be the things you dance and skip over.”


You are far more able to manifest your dreams and deal with present and future challenges than you may realize. All the resources lie within you.

You have so many gifts and strengths from the path you’ve walked in life, and they are available to serve you, and will serve you, in all you experience and create.

Allow yourself to be yourself, to be open, to be vulnerable, to be present.

You are fully capable and absolutely have what it takes to manifest your heart’s desires.

Know this. Don’t doubt yourself.

You are a champion!

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What is Candle Gazing Meditation?

It’s secret lies in that you gaze at an object that captures your attention. Perhaps you have had the experience of being totally absorbed , taken out side your self as it were by a magnificent sunset or a full moon, stopped and held in the moment by something of exquisite beauty and in a that moment you enter the timeless, catching a glimpse of eternity.This Candle Gazing technique if practiced regularly can hone and develop your concentration to the ‘enth’ degree.As it brings the mind to a place of stillness,distractions dissolve away, mind becomes focused on the flame. The candle gazing Meditation also improves memory bringing the mind to supreme awareness.

The practice of candle gazing has a number of amazing benefits, including opening up your 3rd eye (pineal gland), improved eyesight, focus, concentration and much more!

This simple technique is an excellent introduction to the Art and science of meditation. People of all ages and stress levels can immediately feel the benefits. Students can use this before studying to improve their concentration.


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Studio Joi ~ GIVING Back


To anyone that sees this post:

You may nominate 1 person that you feel NEEDS

Joi Love

Some pampering

Attention to their beauty & well-being

Studio Joi is Giving

1 of the following

Color tup

Hair Dusting

Custom Designed Natural Treatment & Style

From the nominee’s 3 will be chosen 1 each day 18-20 April


Response at the following link

With an email including nominee’s name and whatever you’d like to say about why you’ve chosen this person.

one love

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Do You Sleep Naked?

Sleeping is one of the most important activities for our health. Lack of sleep can be detrimental to the health. However, did you know that sleeping naked provides even more benefits than sleeping with clothes? Less than 10% of Americans sleep naked. Sleeping naked has some amazing health benefits, physically and psychologically.

Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Improves Sleep

People who sleep naked have better sleep than the ones who sleep with clothes. The body temperature naturally declines and if your ear clothes, it disrupts that cycle. As a result, you toss and turn, and have irregular sleeping patterns. On the other hand, sleeping naked will promote the sleep quality and you will sleep like a baby.

Prevents Bacteria

Sleeping naked will prevent the growth of yeast and bacteria. Moreover, it will dry out the spots of perspiration and keep the body comfortable.

Promotes Weight Loss

If you sleep naked, your cortisol levels decrease, you sleep better, and that promotes the weight loss process. If you want to shed some pounds, you have the solution.

Feeling More Frisky

The skin to skin contact will increase the bonding hormones such as oxytocin and make you more sensitized to your partner’s touch. Moreover, it will strengthen the feelings of trust, connectivity, and lower your heart rate.

Boosts the Energy

Having a good night’s sleep will increase your energy levels, which will last throughout the whole day.

Reduces Pain

Sleeping naked will stimulate circulation and reduce the pain, especially in the abdominal area. You will feel comfortable and without pain, so you can sleep tighter.

Improves the Skin’s Repair Processes

If you sleep naked, the skin will repair itself more easily, the sebaceous glands will work at full capacity, and your skin will absorb nutrients more quickly. As a result, your body’s metabolic rate will improve.


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3 Ways Cultured Foods Detoxify Your Body

Your bacteria in your gut are responsible for 50% of the detoxification that your body undergoes, but if you don’t have the right microbes, and a lot of them, they can’t do their job. So, what do bacteria do to detoxify you?


When you make cultured vegetables, specific strains of bacteria go to work that have been shown to degrade many different pesticides in your vegetables such as chlorpyrifos, coumaphos, diazinon, methyl parathion, and parathion. They do this while fermenting on your counter, and the pesticides will be degraded by 83.3 percent in as little as three days. Give it a few more days and they remove them completely. The really cool part is that these microbes actually use these hard-to-break-down chemicals as sources of carbon and phosphorous food!

Chemical BPA

The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA)  is found in plastics, paper money, and thermal printer receipts. BPA is a powerful endocrine disruptor and has been linked to forty different diseases. But interestingly, animal research has shown that the proper bacteria in your gut can help detoxify this chemical by reducing the intestinal absorption of bisphenol and speeding it out of your body. What’s really is exciting is that many of the strains of bacteria you need are found in cultured foods. Eat them and they become a part of you!

Sodium nitrate and heavy metals

The chemical sodium nitrate is used as a food preservative in cured meats because it contains powerful anti-microbial properties which prevent food spoilage, but it is also used in fertilizer, explosives, rocket fuel, and for enamels made of pottery or glass. Sadly, it’s even found in organic food. We can’t seem to hide from it and it’s been linked to a variety of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer. However, Mr. lactobacillus and his many friends are capable of breaking down this toxic chemical as well as breaking down heavy metals and heterocylic amines which are compounds formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures.



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