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A- I always enjoy the photos Miamism Pix takes out at the Haulover sandbar.
B- Superbee interrupts his hangover to tell us about the great time he had last night at the brand new Macchialina Taverna Rustica.
The undisputed star of the meal was something so simple - rustic (BUTTERY GARLICKY) toast slices served with a dish of fondue. OMG. I get tired of fondue after about three bites, but I could have housed an entire order of this by myself.C- Arterpillar notes a controversial piece of art that appeared last night at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Pompano Beach.
D- Long Play Miami chats a while with Willie J. Clarke, a man who was responsible for producing a lot of Miami's soul music back in the 60's.
Clarke was born in the small rural community of Fort Gaines, Georgia but moved to Miami when he was four. He attended college at Florida A&M and played tenor drum in the marching band. There, he began composing music. He says voices would come to him and recite poetry in his head. He then tells me he can write a song in 10,15 minutes. I think about testing him on the spot but I can’t fathom a topic that would meet his criteria. Clarke wrote songs with meaning, with a message, a strong message. Many of them were about empowering women. He didn’t write about racial discrimination or racial injustices. There were deeper, moral issues he wanted to address in the music.E- Political Cortadito provides a comprehensive update on some of the Miami-Dade political races which I could care next to nothing about.