From April, 2014

Keisha

Name: Keisha Hometown: Eaton, Georgia Age: 29 Age You First Fell in Love: 19 Love Is: More than an emotional attachment. It is showcasing those feelings, it’s about what you do for that person. Why Did You Come to See Outkast?: My brother introduced me to them. I wasn’t on in the beginning, I didn’t…

Thelma

Name: Thelma Hometown: Auburn, Georgia Age: 18 First Time You Fell in Love: The first time I fell in love was when I was gazing across the classroom and he was looking at me and said “Did you feel that?”

The Griot: CounterPoint Music Festival

This past weekend, I was able to attend CounterPoint Music Festival in Kingston Downs, Georgia as a part of my research. This was not my first time going to a music festival, but as always the thing I was most excited was the loving environment I was going to be in. What better place to study love than at a music festival? Music festivals have the ability to bring out the best in people. There is something about tens of thousands of bodies congregating on large fields with music and friends and sometimes an illicit drug or two that brings…

Countdown to CounterPoint

I absolutely love music festivals! I’ve only been to Bonnaroo twice, but I can imagine that the ambiance at most music festivals is just as beautiful. As thousands of people come together in an open space, the atmosphere is always filled with connectedness and love. I’m happy to announce that I was granted a press pass to this year’s CounterPoint Music Festival , where I will have the opportunity to interview artists and festival goers about love and music. Perhaps the most exciting thing about all of this is that I will get to see Outkast perform in Georgia. What…

Baton Bob and Gary

Name: Gary (left) Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Age: 50 Age You First Fell in Love: 18 Love Is: The ability to tell the truth and not have to hide who you are. To love and just be. I love the spirit inside of him [Bob]. And he’s got balls that clank. Name: Baton Bob (right) Hometown:…

Mrs. Lois Ricard

Name: Mrs. Lois Ricard Hometown: St. James Parrish, Louisiana Age: 86 Age You First Fell in Love: 19 Love Is: Well, in those days everybody was in love with everybody. On Love: I was married at 19, in 1947. In those country towns all the families know all the other families. He told his mother…

Sample Sunday: Hello, It’s Me

Song: Hello, It’s Me Artist: Todd Rundgren Album: Something/Anything Released: 1972 Writer: Todd Rundgren Sampled By: The Isley Brothers, Live it Up, 1974 “Hello, it’s me. I’ve thought about us for a long, long time”. Todd Rundgren phrased this line perfectly. If there’s one thing I love about musicians, it is their innate ability to expose the minds and feelings of their listeners. It is the reason we all have a favorite musician; they are the one person who is able to musically create the inner workings of our souls. Love and music are two things that transcend all race,…

Olu

Name: Olu Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Age: 24 Age You First Fell in Love: 21 Love Is: Attachment and adoration.

Eian

Name: Eian Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Age: 23 Age You First Fell in Love: 13 Love Is: Love is really hard. It is a compulsive reaction to good chemistry.

Courtlyn

Name: Courtlyn Age: 22 Hometown: Tampa, Florida Age You First Fell in Love: 19 Love Is: The feeling when you wake up and can’t help but to smile to yourself. It’s two people who can endure. My parents have been married for 30 years, so that’s all I’ve seen; it’s all I know. It’s a…