Original Post: Joseph Patrick Moore
Re: Swaziland South Africa Documentary
Issue: Full length video divided into 3 sections
From July 15th through July 24th I spent time in South Africa, in particular The Kingdom Of Swaziland. My mission was to perform a series of shows at night and work during the day with a group called Heart For Africa. With that said, I believe it would be more effective for you to watch the video documentary, than for me to put into words (blog) about this incredible experience!
Original Post by: Joseph Patrick Moore
I wanted to personally blog and tell you about a concert I will be involved with on April 26th, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. I will be part of the “house band“performing with Earl Klugh, Boney James and Mindi Abair. This is a special 1 night event to raise awareness/money for ALS research and jazz personality Deborah Lewow who was recently diagnosed with this horrible disease. Deborah was instrumental in helping Earl, Boney and Mindi’s career.
Please join us with an evening of great music! All proceeds from the concert will go to ALS research/Deborah Lewow. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
Joseph Patrick Moore
Joseph will be joining Earl Klugh, Boney James, Mindi Abair for an evening at The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. This is a special one night only concert with ALL PROCEEDS benefiting ALS Research and Deborah Lewow, a woman instrumental in the successful careers of many contemporary jazz artists. Other musicians will include Yon Rico Scott (drums), Joey Somerville (trumpet), Derek Lee (keys) and Eric Essix (guitar).
Check out a live TV appearance from April 19th, 2010 on Fox 5 Atlanta, GA to help promote the concert and bring awareness about ALS. This live clip features: Earl Klugh (guitar), YonRico Scott (drums), JPM (electric/upright bass).
ORIGINAL POST BY: Joseph Patrick Moore
Years ago I scribbled several quotes that really effected my outlook on music, creativity and life. Recently, I found this paper of quotes in a shoebox of memories. While I do not know the author, I thought it was worth blogging/posting and sharing this:
"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful - yourself."- author unknown
Original Post by Joseph Patrick Moore
It has been a while since I’ve made a personal blog post, as I’ve been extremely busy with many exciting projects. We hope to announce these in the coming months so stay tuned.
In the meantime, I wanted to post an issue that is very important to me. In this current state of economic/political discourse and with many changes in the air, I believe it is important to address a movement/opportunity/position that could benefit all of us. This job is a “Secretary Of The Arts” Government cabinet position. The idea of this position is to build awareness and support creative artists, through support of its creators – the artists themselves. With this cabinet post, it will demonstrate the fundamental importance of art, human well being and create the space and resources in which it can flourish. With your help, we can make this a reality.
Quincy Jones and Jaime Austria initiated the idea and it has been spreading among artists/blogs throughout the world wide web. I would encourage each of you to: SIGN THE PETITION
Thank you for your consideration.
Original Post by: Joseph Patrick Moore
Well here we are, a day I thought couldn’t arrive fast enough. I admit it and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m not a “W” fan. A fan of Washington/Wilson, but the modern day “W” has been a disaster at every level in my humble opinion. Name me one thing that “W” and his administration did that was positive for this country and our world? From the previous 42 president’s, I can name positive accomplishments even if I didn’t agree with their ideological views. I mean even Nixon achieved positive accomplishments despite his personal and tragic demons. Ok, Ok–I guess if I’m honest, I can say that “W” has been generous with contributions to Africa and for that I’m grateful. This is the only issue in eight years I agree with “W”. Regretfully however, he missed the mark on Darfur and that is a said chapter in the book of Bush. One of the main reasons why Bush has a been a disaster for this country is that he has been a “reactionary” President. Often acting ‘after the fact’ and often with poor and destructive choices. Like our founding fathers, we need leaders who are “visionaries” and have “foresight” and can literaly advance the ball. In football, they call this “offense”. No team ever wins just because they rely on a great defense. You need to have a strong vision of where you want to advance your causes and be willing and abel to adjust your defense accordingly.
I’m writing this blog not to bash Bush, nor to give my endorsement to Obama or McCain. I have already voted and I don’t think it’s necessary for me to publicly display whom I support. I made up my mind and voted for who I think is best suited for this country at this point in our history. Let’s be honest, do endorsements from actors, musicians, entertainers really make a difference? When Hollywood stars or musical artist’s come out to support certain candidates, does that make you rush out and vote for them simply because someone whom you respect and admire throws their support behind such candidates? It never has for me…
I (like many of you), beat to my own drum. I have my own personal issues and circumstances that persuades and pulls me in a direction that I feel comfortable with. Point blank, I am an Independent and I’m not beholden to one party or another. I’m conservative on some issues and very liberal on others. I vote with a clear conscience with the issues that matter most to me. So with this said, my message today is directed to you “undecided voters”.
I saw several recent polls that suggested that nearly 7% of the population is still undecided. Are you kidding? One day before the most important election of our lifetime and a percentage of American’s still don’t know who they are going to vote for? In a day and age where we have instant access to “official” websites, thousand’s of political blogs, video sites, 100’s of cable tv channels, talk radio and the like – how can 7% of American’s still be undecided? Let’s face it, after one of the most dreadful period’s in American history, how can anyone still not have a clue on whom to vote for. All one needs to do, is to spend a few hours searching out each candidates stances on the issues and watch, read and educate themselves. This election has only been running for twenty-one months now. Nearly fourty something debates (between both parties) and more talking heads, opinions and bloggers than every in our American History. How can anyone that has been paying the least bit of attention, still not have a clear opinion?
Today is your day to take a stand! If you don’t vote, you should be ashamed of yourself. In my book, your a loser! People fought, died and bled ruby red for everyone of us to pull that lever to advance the freedom and domocracy that we hold so sacred to our constitution. Every four years (and on the first Tuesday in November), this is the one day in our country where the likes of Donald Trump and the local janitor have an equal say. We each have an obligation and a duty for the sake of our fellow man to educate ourselves and MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. We have a duty and an obligation from our founding forefathers and for future generations, to take a stand on behalf of the sacrifices that have paved the way for this great country, thus keeping the engine of democracy moving forward.
If you don’t know who to vote for, I feel sorry for you. Go back to your American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and your Reality TV…I guess with that, you can make your decision. If your one of those people that can’t spend a few hours to educate yourself to make an informed decision on our future, I sincerely request that you please don’t buy my music!
My last thought and comment on this Historic Day: 1-20-09:)
Peace…and God Bless the USA.
Recently I’ve been reflecting on nine principles of life. I would like to share these with you:
1. Aware of Higher Self – Listen to your inner voice.
2. Trust – Surrender, let God handle the details.
3. Observe – Look at the world, allow it to be. Don’t judge, just observe, learn and grow.
4. Attract – Have a mental picture of what you want in life, guard it.
5. Receive – Accept the natural flow of life.
6. Connect to God – Lift yourself out of your body, float into space, observe the planet, ask for God’s guidance.
7. Pray – Meditate. Use sounds to change the vibration of your frequency.
8. Patience – Be totally free of judgement and timing of delivery. When things do not appear to be materializing the way you planned, remind yourself that you are patient and unnattached to any particular schedule. Contemplate how God has been patient with you.
9. Thanks – Be thankful and avoid complaining. Ask yourself, “How may I serve?”
November 23rd, 2006 - Joseph Patrick Moore
Bass Player Magazine October 1993
On the jazz side of the street, three promising students were recently named winners of $1,000 awards from the Milt J. Hinton Scholarship fund: Joe Martin, Joseph Moore, and Nathan Peck. Martin is a student at William Paterson College; Moore is hittin the books at Memphis State University; and Peck, a 16-year old from West Virginia, is planning to pursue private instruction. The judges were Milt Hinton himself (of course) and noted jazz bassists Jay Leonhart and Charnett Moffett. The winners were chosen on the basis of their performances, their background, and an assessement of the potential benefits of private instruction in furthering their musical development.