G. D. Remembers Teena Marie in 2011

Teena Marie (March 5th, 1956 – December 26th, 2010)

Though you have transitioned on sweet spirit, know that your legacy lives in your beautiful daughter Alia Rose, and in the countless melodic classics you left behind.  I know that somewhere out there in the hereafter you are still creating poetically touching lyrics and, as quoted by a good friend of mine at the memorial services of another good friend, “Well done, Teena…  Well done”.

-Author G. D. Grace

Teena Marie’s “I’m On Fire” from her chart topping CD “La Dona

6 Piece & A Biscuit, keeping Teena Marie’s legacy alive.  Their cover of  “I Need Your Lovin”

About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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2 Responses to G. D. Remembers Teena Marie in 2011

  1. shobha says:

    Hello,

    We are running a news website http://www.indiacolumns.com/. Now we want to rebuilt this website in WordPress. Will word press will be a good option for a news website? I am new to WordPress so please guide me if it will be useful and user friendly for my website http://www.indiacolumns.com/.

    Thanks.

    • Hey there. I’ve been with WordPress for a couple of years now, and have enjoyed the experience I’ve had with it. There are several options available and vast networking opportunities. So far I’ve built quite a following just using what they offer free. Next year I plan to move into one of their fee-based options. Hope this helps. Good luck, and drop by anytime. GD

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