I know I’ve been absent from WERRRK.com for a while but I’m BAAAAAAAAACK and will be all up in your grill in 2018. Is that a blessing or a curse? Well, I’ll leave that to you to decide.
It’s Christmas time and that means everyone and their mother is spreading holiday cheer…but my cheer is the best cheer. The greatest cheer. No one does cheer better than me! I INVENTED holiday cheer! What you are about to experience will leave you GASPING for breath. You’ll laugh. You’ll learn something! You’ll hear me SING! You may even be offended.
Without further…whatever that word is…here you are: EP 231: A VERY JOY BOMB CHRISTMAS!
I’ve never spent more time working on ONE episode of JB, ever! It all began in middle of November, coordinating participants and the recording started the day after Thanksgiving. The editing was just completed a few days ago! Phew! I could have spent far more time tweaking things but I had to just leave it alone and let it be what it was.
The whole reason I came up with this special is because Christmas used to be a very, very hard time of year for me. It triggered a lot of family-related pain…but over the years, it took on different meanings for me and I LOVE Christmas now. But I realize a lot of others find it a hard time of year…so I wanted this episode to bring a smile to someone’s face and help them cope with the blues…even if just for an hour. I think I’ve accomplished that goal! This show is full of laughs and good vibes! It truly IS a manifestation of JOY! For ONCE the name of the show isn’t ironic.
I’m so grateful to all those who were part of this: Deven Green (from devengreen.com), Big Mel (my best friend AND queen of the Bomb Squad – the name I now give to repeat guests), Sister BangBang Ladesh (from the podcast ChinWag), Sister Sur Mon Visage (a JB favorite), Patti LaHelle (creator of the web series Got 2B Real, not the singer LOL), St. Shutta Bugg (my homegurl and the photographer behind all the best photos of me you’ve seen), Father Grizzly Madams (who will become an even bigger part of JB in 2018) and The Super Friends (artist Fredy Ralda & boozehound Chris Ashton).
Enjoy A VERY JOY BOMB CHRISTMAS and send it someone who needs a happy holiday!
Your Homegurl for Life™,