About the closest I got to fame


This is Steve Howe of Yes band fame. He was and is the longest surviving guitarist in the band. They are an extraordinary assembly of gifted musicians and composers. I had the honour of meeting Steve as we were both signed to Cerberus , the digital jukebox company in ’94. I spoke to him as we were recording at Cerberus in Denmark street. He was a lovely sweet guy with some great advice.

We talked about Cerberus and how fantastic an idea it was. I didn’t really know his music up till now so thought I’d share.

Freaky make Ceasar Blog


“London-based Soul/R&B collective Sunstone have just shared their brand new single Freaky, a smooth and sensual piece of Soul/R&B. 

I can always count on Sunstone to deliver bedroom sessions-ready music and Freaky is no exception. I am loving those soulful, sultry vocals and how they glide effortlessly over the warm, chilled out neo-soul-tinged r&b production. Once again Sunstone deliver a gorgeous piece of music that sounds perfect for some laid-back days at home or for some steamy bedroom sessions. Have a listen to this sensual gem below!”

“Just Like Debbie Said”

The track – Just Like Debbie Said is based on this guy Orlando Brown who was framed by Cops in 2004

On March 26, 2004, Canadian Football League linebacker Orlando Bowen was out celebrating his new contract with the Toronto Argonauts. Two plainclothes officers approached him, and he apparently ran away from them. There was an altercation, and Bowen was arrested for drug possession and assaulting a police officer.

Bowen, who spoke to schoolchildren about staying away from drugs, claimed that the cops had planted the drugs on him. In his version of the story, he was talking on his cell phone outside a club in Mississauga when two men approached him looking for drugs. Bowen turned them down, the men got more aggressive, and one grabbed his arm. He broke free and ran. One of the men shouted, “Stop, or I’ll shoot.” He then realized they were police officers, so he stopped. He was beaten, getting a concussion and a busted lip, and that’s when they planted the cocaine on him.

He went to trial in 2005, and both officers, Sheldon Cook and Grant Gervais, testified in court that Bowen threw away the cocaine as he ran. However, Bowen was acquitted when one of the arresting officers, Sheldon Cook, was arrested for trafficking cocaine.

The damage had already been done. Bowen, who had been a pillar of the community, had his reputation trashed. He also had to retire from football early because of a concussion he’d received during the arrest.

Bowen sued the police department for $14 million and received an out-of-court settlement. He is now a motivational speaker and has even forgiven the two officers who arrested him. Cook was suspended without pay from the force and then was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. He’s appealing the conviction.


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