Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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I'm still a hermit. Spent 10 years in Europe. Setting up an Asian tour now. I only recently let people know I was in LA. HOW ARE YOU? You must have great things happening. We must find a way to chat privately.
I go wayy back with your music, introducing Leslie Drayton & Fun to then Urban Contemporary radio at V-103/Atlanta and then to formation of "The Quiet Storm" format. You were truly one of the pioneers of contemporary jazz and R&B. Continue to keep it real & Smooth
Hello, Mr. Drayton! I just stopped by to let you know that God has sent me my ANGEL! I am getting married on July 25, 2009. I am also graduating from WLA in June of 09. So, I have a couple of milestones coming my way. Once again, I want to say thank you for introducing me to a new genre of music and a new life. I pray all is well with you and your family.
Litia Bell (Former West LA Student)
What's up Leslie!! I'm up in the Bay now, needed a change of scenery and pace, studying photography and playing music a bit here and there. This year so far I've gotten my ass kicked live by Ornette, Wayne and Billy Cobham. Hope yr doing beautifully.
I sit here listening to Alicia and thinking how "unfair" it is that I'm all the way across the country without opportunity to listen in person!! Love the precision with which you express your musical emotions! Dena