Heather A. Faison, AKA Haftime, is the young whippersnapper with her ears to the street. I’m the old fogey who’s trying desperately to keep up with what’s new and hot.
After communicating via emails, text message, Tweet and carrier pigeon, I finally got a chance to meet Haftime, live and in living color. Lovely girl.
You know how you meet someone and you just know right away that’s your people? That’s how I feel about Haftime, (and her girl Georgia).
We met up in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday. My best friend Ukachi throws an annual potluck picnic in the park to celebrate the end of summer. I asked Haftime to trek up from Philly so we could do a live version of New Music Monday.
It’s a little messy and all over the place. But it was fun.
Should out to TG for her excellent camera work. And that incessant coughing you hear in the background? That’s Tog. She’s a bit under the weather.
This week? I got hip to the original Rhianna, another one of those Brits Haftime loves so much, a lukewarm effort from Sasha Fierce and poet-turned-rapper Amanda Diva.
Jamie Lidell – Another Day
Fefe Dobson – I Want You
Amanda Diva – Neon
Beyonce – Poison
So what do you think? Are you feeling Jamie Lidell’s retrosoul groove? Are you up on FeFe? Don’t you agree that she was Rhianna before Rhianna was Rhianna? How do you feel about Amanda Diva? I love her video blogs. Not sure about her music. And this Beyonce track? Yay or Nay?
Haftime and I are waiting with baited breath to hear from you. Seriously.