Monday, June 29, 2009


Recently at London's Indigo o2 Arena Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Neil Martin of Sony Music to The Drifters Legends, to recognise the contribution that the Drifters made to the Bell Arista Label. Receiving the awards were Butch Leake an Joe Blunt Original members of the 70s lineup of the Drifters.

On hand were writer Roger Greenway who wrote an co wrote some of the most popular
hits of the period such as Kissin In The Backrow of the Movies, Down on the Beach tonight,
There Goes My First Love and Your more Than a Number In My Little Red Book.

Neil pointed out that..... The Drifters are now well into their sixth decade delighting audiences around the world. They have enjoyed remarkable success in their career, selling well over 200 million singles and well over 100 million albums."

The Show was produced by the Prism Music Group an Promoted by London's Kennedy Street
and Martial Arts.......

The show featured the current Drifters lineup With Maurice Cannon, Steve King, Michael
Williams and Damion Charles and featured Butch Leake, Joe Blunt and Wolf Johnson of
The Drifter Legends.....

For more information on this prestigious night go to or click on
the title link above......


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The current vocal exchange between Washington an North Korea has
reached a new high as the North Korean Gov't threatens massive retaliation
if the US infringes on there sovereignty.

This coming after President Obama said that a nuclear-armed North Korea
posed a grave threat to the world.

At a recent news conference both President Obama an South Korean
president Lee Myung-bak said they would vigorously pursue an end
to North Korea's nuclear program.

The North Korean's have said in no uncertain terms that "The nuclear
programme is not the monoply of the US"

This latest commentary from Pyongyang comes on the heels of the 25
May underground nuclear test and recent missiles launches.

It has been reported by Japanese and South Korean media sources
that tere were signs of two long-range missile launch sites being
readied on the north-west coast and the other on the north-east coast.

The North Koreans are also withdrawing it's fund from banks in the
chinese territory of Macau and elsewhere before it can be frozen by
UN sanctions according to South Koreas Dong-a Ilbo newspaper..

The UN security council approved tougher sanctions against the North
to include inspections of ships carrying banned cargo, also a wider ban
on arm sales and measures to stop Pyongyang's access to international
financial sources...

So now where are we? since implimenting those resolutions the North
threatend it would begin enriching uranium and use all it's plutonium
for nuclear weapons...

This is sure a slap at the Obama administration to test it's resolve in
this matter an it's pursuit along deplomatic and peaceful means...


Friday, June 5, 2009


President Barack Obama has once again given one of those great speeches
that will be recorded in history as a defined moment in time.

His speech was given in a country that is as old as the sands of time where
much of the worlds profound wisdom an knowledge has sprung.

Where Greek philosophers sat at the feet of the masters of math, writing, medicine,
astronomy and building.

His speech a message of peace had mix opinion among many in the middle eastern world,
but it was a message of balance an measure.

"The concept of peace was born in the Middle East and constitutes the cornerstone of all three monotheistic faiths -- Christian, Jewish and Muslim -- and it is incumbent on the people of Abraham to unite to meet the challenge and together realize the vision of a sustainable peace in the Middle East," he said.

Speaking from Cairo Egypt his speech focused on seven key points: Violence & Extremism,
Israel & Palestine, Nuclear weapons & Iran, Democracy & Human rights, Religious
Freedom, Woman's Rights and Economic Development & Opportunity.

The president highlighted that Americas policy will align with those who pursue peace.

Quoting from the Koran, Torah and New Testament he pointed to the diversity among
the people of the book and Blessed be the Peace Makers they will be the children of God.

On key points such as the Israel-Palestine problem he pointed out that Palestinians
must stop resorting to violence in pursuit of there goals and that the US has
requested a freeze on settlements in Israel.

President Obama reinforced the message that ending the occupation and establishing a viable and independent Palestinian state was in the mutual interest of Palestinians, Israelis and indeed the entire world.

Further the President pointed out to promoting a broad educational exchange program
between Islamic countries and the US.

Still there are those who will not embrace what he has envisaged weather here in the
US or the middle east as the leaders of Al Qaeda have said there can be no peace
until the US stops aligning with Israel.