This past February at SoundPure Studios in Durham, NC, The Foreign Exchange gave a private acoustic show for 40 randomly-selected friends and supporters. The evening, captured on both audio and video, is the basis of their latest release, "Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange."
Serving as a companion piece to their latest release "Authenticity" and as a glimpse into their acclaimed live show, "Dear Friends" is a double-disc CD/DVD digipak that features the full acoustic concert performed by the band’s current touring lineup of Zo!, Sy Smith, and singer/songwriter Jeanne Jolly. In addition to the live concert recordings, the release also features two new studio tracks; “Steal Away” featuring Jeanne Jolly and “All The Kisses” featuring Amber & Paris Strother of rising indie soul trio KING.
Student Quotables... Volume IV | School's Out Edition
The school year that has lasted seemingly forever has finally come to a close… But not without a few more quotables to last us through these summer months. Some of y’all who follow me know by now that in addition to being a musician, I also teach music to high schoolers and duh-raaaaah…. They have been known to say some pretty unbelievable things… (see: Student Quotables… Vol. 1, Student Quotables… Vol. II, and Student Quotables… Vol. III). To celebrate the ending of this school year, I will supply you with a few more quotables from the final semester… Enjoy!
Student:"Don’t you watch the NEWS Mr. Ferguson?! It was breaking news that 2Pac is still alive!!"
Student: "Mr. Ferguson, you hear about the changes they made to the horo… hor….. horophoric?" (she was attempting to say “horoscope”)
Teacher:"What is a thesaurus?"
Student (10th grade): "A telescope."
• An Old Favorite
During a school assembly, one of the students stood in front of the the high school students and staff to give a presentation. After asking a question to the audience and not really receiving a response, it turned into him ‘taunting’ his peers, which then in the same breath turned hilarious…
Student:"Man, I thought y’all were smart. Wait, y’all supposed to be smart right?!…. I mean…. Where the smarts come out at?!!?"
Educators, enjoy your summer breaks… Lord knows we deserve it. ‘Til next time, school a child… THEY. NEED. IT….
You CAN NOT mention soul artist like The Foreign Exchange, Sy Smith, Slum Village, Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington, etc. WITHOUT saying something about Zo! He is a PHENOMENAL songwriter and musical composer and me and my new crew are going to do OUR FIRST video interview tomorrow! It will…