October 9, 2012|
Pour une ame souveraine: A dedication to Nina Simone
Meshell Ndegeocello's 10th record, featuring special guests
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November 8 -- WEATHER -- the new record by Meshell Ndegeocello.
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An album of new material is in the works. Recording in Los Angeles in April. At the concert on March 10, the Largo announced that Meshell may return for another show in April. Here is some new music for you.
Speaking of the one-off Prince covers shows in California last week, did you miss out? Here is 3/11, 3/12 and 3/13. Enjoy :)
After multiple complaints from YouTube users about various annoying concert goers ruining their experience, I removed the first 34 seconds of this Irresistible Bitch clip. By doing so, all comments were lost. Feel free to leave comments -- on YouTube and/or in The Polylogue. Thank you :)
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Hope to see you at one of the upcoming dates.
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This is NOT an official Facebook page for Meshell. It is not run by Meshell, or anyone close to her.
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So... this happened last night :) If you're in southern California, hope to see you at the show at the Largo this coming Thursday...
P.S. If you missed this once in a lifetime concert, this is the best I could do for everyone. Enjoy :)
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Every time Meshell puts something new out, we all look forward to what Ernest Hardy does in return. Check out what he (and Meshell) had to say here on his personal blog. It is longer than what ran in the LA Weekly. Enjoy! :)
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w w w . M E S H E L L . c o m
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41 days: If you haven't already, please do :)
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Thank you for this, Ernest.
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OCTOBER 6: In just 77 short days, Meshell's eighth studio album "Devil's Halo" will be released. More information hopefully to come soon. In the meantime, check out her upcoming tour dates. Thank you for your continued patience and support :)
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New interview (from December 9) with Jesse Thorn at TSOYA can be heard here. If you enjoy the interview, please support TSOYA by making a small donation here. Thank you :)
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Whomever inspires you, get out on November 4th and participate in your democracy. Vote for your leaders!
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FOR THE LATEST: For the latest tour dates, videos, band info... please check out the official MySpace page for Meshell. Thank you.
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MIAMI: If you're visiting Miami over the next couple of months, you might be interested in this.
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TEN: Field 6 - R&B - Category 27 - Best Urban/Alternative Performance (For solo duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) "Fantasy" by Meshell Ndegeocello. This is Meshell's 10th Grammy nomination. Winners will be announced on February 10th.
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A dream come true: I wish you could all be here :)
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LIVE MUSIC + INTERVIEW: Listen to today's live performance here. Please support public radio.
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Brian McKnight: Part two?
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5 YEARS AGO: Time flies when you're having fun...
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w w w . M E S H E L L . c o m
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LATEST NEWS ON NEW ALBUM: Click here for everything you've been wanting to know. Thank you for your patience :)
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SEPTEMBER 25: In just 50 short days, Meshell's long delayed "The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams" will be released. Please support Meshell by pre-ordering her new album HERE.
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Also being released on September 25th will be new full length studio albums by Rahsaan Patterson (Wines and Spirits), Raul Midon (A World Within A World), Herbie Hancock (River: The Joni Letters), Joni Mitchell (Shine), Jill Scott (The Real Thing) and Chaka Khan (Funk This).
17 weeks later: We finally have the cover art for Twhmmtmomd, can a confirmed release date be that far behind? Cross your fingers...
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A note from Matthew: You can read Meshell's manager response to comments left on Meshell's MySpace page about the DC, Charlotte and Atlanta dates from this past week here. My thoughts are just below her note.
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Reminisce: 10 years ago.
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But how do you really feel? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for Meshell's former longtime keyboardist Federico Gonzalez Pena's thoughts. Feel free to join in on the conversation and kudo giving...
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1, 2, 3 & 4, 5, 6: Ooh...
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NEWS: February 20th? I've been told that it's more likely the 2nd half of April. Cover art will be available in "the next couple of days." Meanwhile, feel free to pre-order her new album - you can always cancel your order. You won't be charged until it ships :)
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Meshell has composed the score for "Hounddog," which just opened at the Sundance Film Festival this past Monday. Thank you Lewis for the info. The film is set for a release date of July 18, 2008.
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The name of Meshell's upcoming release is "The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams." Cover artwork and release date soon to come.
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Mahalo nui loa: That's Hawaiian for "thank you very much" to Will and the anonymous person for helping to support FreeMyHeart.com. I spent over $300 in late December to renew freemyheart.com for another year and your donations are always very much appreciated. Thank you again! :)
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NEW MUSIC!: For those of you that were waiting for a domestic release, you can now pre-order "Article 3" here. Thank you for your continued support :)
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Also, there are now 62 video clips accessible here at Meshell's official MySpace page. Enjoy :)
Please feel free to swing by The Polylogue to talk about her new release...
Rahsaan!: Rahsaan Patterson has a few tourdates mentioned over here his MySpace. Need a reason to go to one of his shows? Check out his cover of Sade's "Stronger Than Pride" (click on "Bootlegs n Straps II") on his Music Player. Enjoy :)
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NEW MUSIC! You heard about it first here. If you live in Europe, you can purchase it here for only 7 euros. All I've been told is that it is a France only release at this time and that it includes new music from her upcoming full length album (due in early 2007). Thank you for your continued support.
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WEFUNK: School's in. (more)
Best comment left so far on Meshell's MySpace: "Meshell, U are indeed a gem musically amongst a pile of rocks."
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Coming this Spring: Have you heard?
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A Different Girl, [Every Night]... tonight.
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UPDATES: Unable to work on her official MySpace profile (due to MySpace being down for 18 hours, again), I updated the graphics for this lyrics set, added several articles to the Museum, some reviews, as well as other site additions...
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If anyone would like to buy the July 13th issue and send it to my gmail address, I'll transcribe it and add it to the site...
MAILING LIST: I sent an update this morning and 137 of the 812 emails bounced back. If your email bounced back, your info was subsequently deleted. If you did not receive an email and would like to receive updates in the future, please click here to join the private FMH mailing list. Thank you :)
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LISTEN: For those of you that missed it, here is Meshell's July 8th appearance on KCRW's Chocolate City. Please support KCRW if you can, as they have more than supported Meshell over the years. Thank you :)
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RIP 6/12/06 - 7/12/06: The account was created on June 12th. Within 30 days, 5339 myspace users added the account as a friend. 912 comments were left before the account was closed by myspace on July 12th.
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For you :)
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New cover for SMJ's release in the states courtesy of kt.
Show your support and pre-order it today here. Thank you :)
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sat. april 16
blackgold: grooves and abstract truth...
players: chris dave on drums, meshell ndegeocello on bass, jahi sundance on turntables and many more musicians...
temple bar: 1026 wilshire blvd, santa monica 310-393-6611
tickets: only $10
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FINALLY: After 2 years of hard work by kt, Meshell's “Dance of the Infidel” will finally be released in the U.S. on June 21st. (more info)
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According to the New York Post, Meshell has provided the new theme music for "The Tavis Smiley Show." You can check it out when his show returns to airing on Public Radio International on April 29th.
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An exclusive update from kt.
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Thank you to kt for his update from the road, and Derek for his continued support of this website.
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“I think a great artist can be read like a book. In the end, what they presented to you was a “body of work”. You might miss the point of a great book if you skip the chapters whose titles you did not get, or didn’t like. Meshell is ever evolving. I can’t wait to hear the new stuff!”—Lalah Hathaway, July 3, 2004
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Spirit Music. Improvisational sound exploration. New compositions influenced by life, Miles Davis, Kool Herc, Carl Sagan and the holy scripture. What jazz and funk originally implied for the future.
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Meshell Ndegeocello has pulled together some of the best and most creative musicians in the world to raise praises, shouts and celebrations of individual interpretation.
The legendary Oliver Lake and Ron Blake on saxophones; Peck Allmond on trumpet, tuba, flute and kalimba; Michael Cain on piano; Chris Dave on drums and DJ Jahi Sundance.
Meshell, celebrated bassist and multi-Grammy-nominated solo artist, provides artistic direction as well as her innovative compositions. Suitable for free minds, open hearts and shaking behinds.
UPDATED: She was in Seattle, then NYC, the Netherlands, Michigan, Georgia, Sacramento, Paris, Stockholm, Atlanta, Florida, Venice, San Francisco, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Seoul Korea, London, South Africa and now Comfort Woman is back in Korea! ... others have joined in on the fun, why haven't you? :)
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UPDATE: Check out kt's latest update to the Spirit Music Jamia experience. Have a nice weekend everyone... :)
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UPDATE: kt has returned to The Polylogue, to drop knowledge on what Me’Shell NdegéOcello tentatively has in store for us in 2004/2005.
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Meshell played on ER! Meshell's breathtaking rendition of Fela Kuti's "Gentleman" was played during this past Thursday's groundbreaking episode of ER.
Please support the Red Hot Project by purchasing "Red Hot + Riot" for only $13.99 here :)
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A critic admits he was wrong: Someone find Meshell so she can check out the latest addition to the museum by Ernest Hardy of the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone entitled "Forgive Me, Meshell".
While you're perusing the museum, check out the 231st article as well. For those keeping score at home, that's brings the overall total number of articles on this website to 782. The other 551 can be found in the reviews section. Enjoy :)
"Comfort Woman" is only $13.99 here :)
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Meshell's new album "Comfort Woman" was inspired by the two books under 2a & 2b. Also, Meshell has guest appearances on #'s 3, 4, and 5 :) For more information, check out the discography. Enjoy :)
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There are now 70 reviews of "Comfort Woman" in the reviews section.
Please support Meshell and purchase your copy of "Comfort Woman" today for only $13.99 :)
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Bad news: I just received the unfortunate news from a reliable source that Meshell's jazz album has been delayed indefinitely.
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Courtesy of MTV News: Prince returns to The Revolution :)
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"Beyoncé is beautiful. I don't know if she picks the tracks or writes, but actually it doesn't matter as long as your shit grooves hard-and she's funky."-Meshell Ndegeocello, NY Daily News, 9/7/03.
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The Polylogue: Did you know that Free My He♥rt has a message board?
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"This is my patriotic song."-Meshell Ndegeocello, 4/2/02
Meshell Ndegeocello's "Forgiveness & Love"
Message from Meshell (February 13, 2003) "I wrote this song following September 11th, 2001 and thought it might be appropriate to release now given the present worldwide mobilization for peace.
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In writing it, I thought a lot about the radical love and forgiveness taught by Jesus and the early Christian tradition as well as the principles of peace and justice that are at the roots of Islam; I thought about the frequent uses and misuses of religion, including the invocations that imply that God would somehow choose sides in a war. As I'm no politician or scholar, I tried to explore my thoughts and feelings about these issues through music.
Among the basic questions that I hope folks will think about, feel about and meditate on is whether the 21st Century is going to be any different than the 20th Century-which was as murderous and oppressive as it was creative and technologically brilliant. Will we use all of our intelligence to eradicate or escalate warfare, hunger, disease and poverty? In what ways will each of us individually reconcile the undeniable fact that our lifestyles depend upon the suffering of others? What would have happened if the U.S. as a nation focused on these questions after 9/11 instead of prioritizing revenge over healing?
I invite folks to enter into dialogues rooted in hope and aimed at understandings that go beyond partisan politics and fearful arrogance. And beyond listening to this tune or talking to friends, family and colleagues, I hope folks will check out some of the links below and take action.
notinourname.net truemajority.com moveon.org
Life is a gift.
The Beauty Of: K'Alyn recently released his sophomore CD "The Beauty Of" on his website.
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Who is K'Alyn? Well, for starters, he's the guy who's been singing backing vocals for Meshell on tour for 4 years now. He's currently my favorite male vocalist, and not surprisingly his new album shows his continued growth as an artist.
Both "The Beauty Of" and his first album "Coco" feature Meshell regulars Federico Gonzalez Peña, Sean Rickman, and David Dyson.
Please show your support for K'Alyn by purchasing both of his CDs directly from him through his website. Thank you :)
The Brother Jacques Project: Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Stuart. I originally heard Jacques Schwarz-Bart when he was playing in D'Angelo's band in 2000. Then I saw Jacques again at Kimball's East playing flute & sax for Meshell Ndegeocello.
Please support great music by purchasing this CD directly from the artist. Thank you :)
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Piecing together a passionate work: Is the monkey on the cover of the album a puzzle for you? For those of you that haven't figured it out yet, here is just one of the explanations available in the museum :)
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100 days left: Nearly a year following the day it was turned into Maverick as a completed work (July 30, 2001), a release date for Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape (lyricscreditsreviewsinterviews) has been approved by Maverick/WBR and announced by Meshell's manager: June 4, 2002.
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The first single, Pocketbook will be sent to clubs on March 22, and to radio April 23. The Rockwilder/Missy Elliott remix of Pocketbook, which features rhymes by Redman, has already been put to video & will debut on MTV2 on June 10. The Ben Watt Lazy Dog remix of Earth has already been released to clubs. All of the previously mentioned singles can either be seen or heard here.
COOKIE: Grammy Nominated! (Only $13.98 here :) reviews
MAILING LIST: Click here to join the private FMH mailing list.
AUDIO: 35 full length songs (Click here to listen :) support
814 ARTICLES: 234 in the Museum, 580 under the Rainbow
"I miss my lovely mother... ~ I love my lonely father..." ~ JT, 1977
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Paul: Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail. I originally heard the song "paul" on a broadcast on KCRW that Paul and Meshell were guest DJs on.
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Please support great music by purchasing this CD directly from the artist.
Send him an email, so he can tell you where to send the $15 for the disc. ($12 for the disc, plus $3 for shipping.) A word of warning though: Don't play the last track if there's family around ;)
Thanks again Paul. :)
Buy it now: Need to replace your copy of Peace Beyond Passion? How about introducing your friend to Plantation Lullabies? Or maybe you want a copy of each for home, for work, and for your car? Well, at Amazon.com right now, they're a bargain at only $10.99 each. Bitter is a whopping $13.98 ;) Take advantage of these kinds of savings and pick up some of the items you're missing from her discography.
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Wanted (Pt1): Please let me know of any dates not already posted.
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Wanted (Pt2): Interviews/Articles/Reviews worthy of placement in the museum. Please let me know if you think you have one that isn't listed already. Thanks! :)
Many mahalos: Akira, Becca, Bernadette, Charlene, Charlie, Cynthia, Dalila, Deborah, DeeDee, Derek, Eric, Frank, Fréd, FUZE, George, Honey, Imi, Jennifer, Jessica, JimmyJ, John, Joshunda, K'Alyn, Karen, Kat, Kerry, kt, Lamara, Laurent, Lian, Lisa, Lisa M., Malika, Marsha, Mary, Michael, Mike, Na'imah, Paul, Regina, Rhonda, Scott, Shai, Shannon, Søren, Stuart, Tasha, VanessaJ, Will, Bashir, & you :)