Friday, November 24, 2017

To Save My Life

August 31, 2012


Today I'd dreamt a wild mandrill was outside my window and I didn't know whether to run for my camera or run for my life

Today I awakened from a nightmare before I realized I was dreaming. I'd dreamt a wild mandrill was outside my window and I didn't know whether to run for my camera or run for my life. When I looked again, I saw there was no wild primate waiting to pounce on me.

My moment of peace was short lived when I looked at the clock and saw I'd overslept. I quickly got dressed because I had a meeting scheduled with an assistant dean from Drexel University.

Earlier this year I'd been given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from the institution. It was really a great honor which I'll always cherish. As I was getting the degree I couldn't help but think, "Not bad for a person who set the national truancy record for the entire parochial school system of the United States of America, at seven years old."

Drexel University is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also the home of the famed Sigma Sound Studios tape library archive. They've successfully saved this precious resource that's played such an important role in R&B, Pop, and Dance Music, which to this day continues To Save My Life.

 


I quickly got dressed because I had a meeting


Driving to meet with assistant dean of Drexel University, Louisa Hanshew


Earlier this year I'd been given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree


It was really a great honor which I'll always cherish


Not bad for a person who set the national truancy record for the entire parochial school system of the United States of America, at seven years old.


Everyday, music continues To Save My Life


Drexel University is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also the home of the famed Sigma Sound Studios tape library archive