The Multifarious Man Podcast will be back next week. 

Enjoy the time spent with your family and friends.  Read the books that have been gathering dust on your physical and digital bookshelves. Watch the movie you haven’t seen in years or get out to the matinee at your local cinema. Put those records on.  The Multifarious Man Podcast will return next week for your listening pleasure. 

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 10: “Word to the Mutha”

Now if you haven’t already figured it out today’s episode is about my favorite singing group of all time, New Edition. Johnny, Ronnie, Ricky, Mike, Ralph, Bobby too. From the first time I heard Candy Girl in 1983 I have been a fan and that hasn’t changed thirty plus years later. So sit back, relax, and let’s have some fun.




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New Edition


  1. Candy Girl (1983)
    • Candy Girl
    • Is This the End
    • Jealous Girl
    • Popcorn Love
  2. New Edition (1984)
    • Mr. Telephone Man
    • Cool It Now
    • Lost In Love
    • I’m Leaving You Again
    • My Secret (Krush Groove)
  3. All for Love (1985)
    • Count Me Out
    • A Little Bit of Love
    • With You All the Way
    • All for Love
  4. Under the Blue Moon (1986)
  5. King of the Stage (1986)
    • Girlfriend
  6. NE Heartbreak (1988)
    • If It Isn’t Love
    • NE Heartbreak
    • Crucial
    • You’re Not My Kind of Girl
    • Can You Stand the Rain
  7. Don’t Be Cruel (1988)
    • Don’t Be Cruel
    • My Prerogative
    • Roni
    • Every Little Step
    • Rock Wit’cha
  8. Ralph Tresvant (1990)
    • Sensitivity
    • Stone Cold Gentlemen
    • Do What I Gotta Do
  9. Johnny Gill (1990)
    • My, My, My
    • Rub You the Rigt Way
    • Fair weather Friend
  10. Poison (1990)
    • Poison
    • Do Me
    • When Will I See You Smile Again
    • Word to the Mutha
  11. Bobby (1992)
    • Humpin’ Around
    • Good Enough
    • Something in Common
  12. Home Again (1996)
    • Hit Me Off
    • You Don’t Have to Worry
    • One More Day
    • I’m Still In Love With You
  13. One Love (2004)
    • Hot 2 Nite

On the next Multifarious Man Podcast….

Bogie and Bacall or Ronnie, Bobbie, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny too.   Decisions.  Decisions.  The next episode will either be about my love of Humphrey Bogart Movies or New Edition’s 30 plus years of music (BBD, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant projects included). 

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 9: “It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right”

In this episode, I talk about my favorite music duets of all time. Any duets that were performed by singing groups that were famous duos are excluded from this list as I have only included those one off, lightning in a bottle songs. So sorry, no Hall and Oates or the Righteous Brothers.




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Favorite Duets

  • Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  • Easy Lover – Phil Collins and Philip Bailey
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John and Kiki Dee
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • Say, Say, Say – Phil McCartney and Michael Jackson
  • We Can’t Be Friends – R.L. (Next)  and Deborah Cox
  • Ebony and Ivory – Stevie Wonder and Phil McCartney
  • How High – Method Man and Redman
  • No Air – Chris Brown and Jordan Sparks
  • There’s Nothing Better Than Love – Luther Vandross and Gregory Hines
  • On My Own – Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
  • I Just Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson and Saida Garrett
  • Scream – Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
  • Fire and Desire – Teena Marie and Rick James

Coming up on Episode 9 of the Multifarious Man Podcast…..

On tomorrow’s episode I will be covering my favorite duet songs of all time.  This will not include anything from famous groups with two people so no Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, The Righteous Brothers, etc.  Hip Hop and Rap songs under consideration are those that include two rappers so classics like Method Man and Mary performing “All I Need” cannot be included.  Tune in tomorrow to see who makes the list.

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 8: “New York State of Mind

In this episode (recorded in the front seat of my car on an iPhone while waiting for cheer showcase to end) I talk about the songs the remind me of where I was born and raised; New York City.  The Big Apple.  The City That Never Sleeps.




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Songs of New York

  • Around the Way Girl – LL Cool J
  • No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys
  • Me, You, and Julio Down By the Schoolyard – Paul Simon
  • Check the Rhime – A Tribe Called Quest
  • New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  • NY State of Mind – Nas
  • On Broadway – George Benson
  • Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
  • Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) – Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
  • Native New Yorker – Odyssey
  • Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega
  • Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
  • Downtown – Petula Clark
  • Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Empire State of Mind – Jay Z and Alicia Keys
  • New York, New York – Frank Sinatra


New York State of Mind

Trying to narrow down my list of songs that remind me of New York is an interesting exercise.  Some of the songs have New York (or one of the Boroughs) in the title.  Others reference some aspect of New York in the verses. Then there are the songs that just have that “New York vibe”.  Either way, the selections process has been fun. 

Multifarious Man Podcast – Episode 7: “The Monster Mash”

In celebration of All Hallows Eve, the episode covers the greatest fiction monsters of all time across literature, television and film.

Episode 7 – Stitcher

Episode 7 – iTunes

Episode 7 – Spreaker

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Favorite Fictional Monsters

Favorite Movie Monster or Character
  • Xenomorph from Aliens
Favorite Horror Story or Book
  • Sauron – Lord of the Rings
Favorite Scary Television Series
  • Pennywise the Clown from the miniseries It based on Steven King’s novel of the same name.  Tim Curry