An Exclusive Interview with Gingermon

An Exclusive Interview with Gingermon

The No Fly Zone Magazine had a funjoy time taking a sit with reggae wizard Gingermon for some real talk, a few Red Stripes, a mess of cookies, and who knows, maybe even a bitty smoke out too. Here’s what went down: NFZ: As they say in Jamaica, “A who you, mon?” Gingermon: For twenty years I was the part owner and sales rep for a Human Resources Consulting company that we eventually sold.  I had…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: David Bowie “Aladdin Sane”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: David Bowie “Aladdin Sane”

It dawned on me yesterday as I wrote the review for the amazing Ronnie Dawson’s “Monkey Beat”, that there may be some bigger artists’ work that I may have overlooked. I did a scroll through the last 90 reviews and realized I have never mentioned David Bowie. Maybe it was the combo of me missing him as an artist after his death, or maybe it was my own disappointment with his last album, Black Star,…

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An Exclusive Interview With Charles Matthews Jr.

An Exclusive Interview With Charles Matthews Jr.

Taking some time out from tickling the ivories, keyboardist and music director to the stars Charles Matthews Jr. sat down with the staff of The No Fly Zone Magazine to talk about “Interpretations”, his current album on the market. NFZ: Where were you were born and where do you reside these days? I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  I lived briefly in New York, but returned to my roots in Chicago.  I love…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos “Live at Carnegie Hall”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos “Live at Carnegie Hall”

What can a person say about one of the greatest artists, one of the greatest bands ever put together, one of the greatest live albums ever recorded at one of the greatest venues in the world? This person says, “I am gonna say a lot”. My love and admiration of Buck Owens dates back to my earliest childhood and the “Hee-Haw” television show. My Italian Grandfather loved “Hee-Haw”. There was nothing better when my “Opa”…

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