Friday, July 25, 2008

New Orleans

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

TONIGHT ON BET


TUNE IN TONIGHT FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON BET'S BLACK CARPET.  8PM EASTERN STANDARD.  CHECK YOU LOCAL LISTING.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

DJ MC LYTE







COME EAT BEFORE YOU DRINK!!! I'M SPINNING AT K24 1608 CAHUENGA BLVD IN HOLLYWOOD,CA. EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 9PM. ORDER BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER WHENEVER YOU'D LIKE, NOW THAT'S SERVICE. CHECK OUT THE INFO ON THE NEW HOTSPOT!!!

Kitchen 24 is located in Hollywood in the historic home of the famed 1960's jazz club, Shelley's Manne-Hole. Owned and operated by the late, hall of fame Jazz drummer Shelley Manne; this nightclub hosted almost every major Jazz Combo and Big Band that came through town during that era. Shelley Manne is considered one of the founding fathers of the 1950s West Coast Jazz scene. In honor of this musical tradition, Kitchen 24 will provide an eclectic variety of music to complement your dining experience.
Kitchen 24 is located at 1608 N. Cahuenga Blvd in the heart of the “Caheunga Corridor”. It is near the intersection of Cahuenga Blvd and Selma, just one block south of Hollywood Blvd. We are walking distance from the Pantages Theater and the Vine Street Metro Stop.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

THE JAMES GANG


“MEET Showtime,” said Giovanni James, a musician, magician and inventor of sorts, introducing his prized dove, who occupies a spacious cage in Mr. James’s apartment in Midtown Manhattan. Showtime is integral to Mr. James’s magic act and to his d├ęcor, a sepia-tone universe straight out of the gaslight era.
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Steampunk
The lead singer of a neovaudevillian performance troupe called the James Gang, Mr. James has assembled his universe from oddly assorted props and castoffs: a gramophone with a crank and velvet turntable, an old wooden icebox and a wardrobe rack made from brass pipes that were ballet bars in a previous incarnation.
Yes, he owns a flat-screen television, but he has modified it with a burlap frame. He uses an iPhone, but it is encased in burnished brass. Even his clothing — an unlikely fusion of current and neo-Edwardian pieces (polo shirt, gentleman’s waistcoat, paisley bow tie), not unlike those he plans to sell this summer at his own Manhattan haberdashery — is an expression of his keenly romantic worldview.
It is also the vision of steampunk, a subculture that is the aesthetic expression of a time-traveling fantasy world, one that embraces music, film, design and now fashion, all inspired by the extravagantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped protosubmarines. First appearing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, steampunk has picked up momentum in recent months, making a transition from what used to be mainly a literary taste to a Web-propagated way of life.
To some, “steampunk” is a catchall term, a concept in search of a visual identity. “To me, it’s essentially the intersection of technology and romance,” said Jake von Slatt, a designer in Boston and the proprietor of the Steampunk Workshop (steampunkworkshop.com), where he exhibits such curiosities as a computer furnished with a brass-frame monitor and vintage typewriter keys.

Monday, July 14, 2008

LYTE IN YOUR CITY


HEY MY PEOPLE I WILL BE IN BOSTON FRIDAY, RICHMOND, VA ON SATURDAY AND THE BLACK EXPO IN INDIANA ON SUNDAY!!! COME HOLLA AT ME AS I DJ AT THE HERBALIFE BOOTH AT THE EXPO.

CNN - BLACK IN AMERICA


On July 23 at 9pm and July 24 at 9pm, CNN will premier a series, 'Black in America with Soledad O'Brien' and I personally challenge you to watch it WITH your children, especially your sons, if you have any, uninterrupted. The aforementioned statistic and many others will be revealed during the series.

I had the privilege of meeting with Soledad O'Brien and actually SEEING this premier on Monday, and what I saw brought tears to my eyes and anguish, frustration, and a sense of helplessness to my soul.

On Monday the series will focus on Women and Families and Tuesday is dedicated entirely to the plight of the Black Man in America .

I beg and plead with you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch and internalize what you see and hear; no matter HOW disturbing the information revealed...you can (and will) thank me later.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

NEW ORLEANS

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YESTERDAY IN NEW ORLEANS I ROCKED THE HOUSE FOR 2500 PLUS PEOPLE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. WE CELEBRATED WITH A PERFORMANCE FOR THE MCDONALD'S BRAND. THE SEGMENT I WAS INVOLVED WITH WAS HOSTED BY 106 & PARK'S ROXI AND TERRENCE. I DID ALL THE HITS OF MY CAREER INCLUDING THE NEW JOINT GET LYTE. DURING THE SHOW I ASKED HOW MANY HEADS WERE ACTUALLY DOWNLOADING MUSIC AND IT WASN'T NEARLY AS MUCH AS I HAD THOUGHT. THE AUDIENCE WAS MOSTLY 80'S BABIES AND FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT BY NOW THEY WERE ALL DOWNLOADING THEIR MUSIC. I GUESS SOME FOLKS STILL LIKE TO WALK IN TO A STORE TO PURCHASE THEIR MUSIC. NOT ME!! I'D RATHER LAY ON MY COUCH AND BROWSE THE DIGITAL WALLS OF MY MAC TO FIND NEW MUSIC. IT'S A WHOLE LOT MORE RELAXING AND I GET TO TAKE MY TIME WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT MY FEET HURTING...LOL