Born Too Brown


Until you get stopped in your car on your way home, at the whim of a frightened, over zealous “awful sir” with the power of death in his trigger finger, you may not understand our plight.

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A PaisleyPerspective on Prince


Three weeks ago from today, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 the planet lost one of the most innovative musical talents of this generation. Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park home and after attempts of CPR was pronounced dead at 10:07am. I heard the news from my husband and was completely in […]

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Who Was Chuck Taylor?


OMG! Say it ain’t so! Converse the company behind the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, started selling the new Chuck Taylor II today.  Why change something that has worked for 100 years?  Well while my brain thinks it’s a bad idea…my feet are saying thank you. I have yet to try a pair of […]

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A Rare Jazzy Bird


I write this post while listening to Amy Winehouse songs.  I recently saw the documentary simply titled Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia.  When I first saw it advertised, I thought it was a bio-pic.  I learned later that it was a documentary.  I wondered how much of a documentary it could be since her life […]

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Recap: The Freshniz Vol. 3


~~~ Saturday, October 13th Izms of Art an organization of artist doing artsy things held it’s third Freshniz event. What is Freshniz you ask? Well it is a unique fusion of creative individuals interviewed in front of a live audience. This installment included an architect, martial artist, painter, and a producer of music among other […]

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COLA-CON 2012 LIVE


~~~ Today is the second day of Cola-Con 2012.  Cola-Con is a fusion of hip-hop, comics, and culture and it is being held at the Columbia Museum of Art in downtown Columbia, SC. In it’s second year Cola-Con brings together the world of comics and music into one big convention-festival. Cola-Con started in 2011 by […]

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Music Review: It Gleams


~~~ This June It Gleams the latest album by Kid Static dropped. Last October, PaisleyPerspective interviewed KS and learned about plans for this new project. We were provided a hint of what was to come but remained mum until it went public. Now it’s here. We’ve given it a listen and decided to share our […]

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Love Is Complicated


~~~ This past Tuesday the day when the world celebrates love Valentines Day for some was happy and others it was lonely.  Life is filled with balance there are people with abundance worldwide as well as those dealing with famine.  There are those that know love from birth to death and then there are those […]

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