Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mini Chocolate-Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting



  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, yogurt, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredient until just combined; gently stir in chocolate chips.
  • Coat a 24 hole mini-muffin pan with cooking spray (or line with cupcake liners) and fill each with a heaping tablespoon batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 13 minutes. Cool to room temperature in pan, about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to make frosting, beat together whipped topping and peanut butter by hand until light and fluffy. Frost each cupcake with a rounded teaspoon frosting and chill until ready to serve. Yields 1 cupcake per serving.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama at Whitney Young H.S. Rolling GIF

Saturday, October 27, 2012

John Taylor: In the Pleasure Groove interview

enjoy this from Associated Press. our favorite vinyl enthusiast on his new book "In The Pleasure Groove"

Monday, August 20, 2012

Nile Rodgers interview + live performance | Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Nile Rodgers comments on the Buddah pressing of Dance Dance Dance + live performance
July 25, 2012 | Damrosch Bandshell | Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Watching one of my childhood heroes onstage in NYC was one of summer's best moments for me.  Just looking at Nile Rodgers made me tired LOL. Here he is performing, bouncing around onstage, snapping photos of the opening act and after with the fans, one day after a nerve treatment with a cancer specialist.  You can read more about his victorious life & recovery at his Planet C blog here.

We want to thank his staff, the A team, for giving us access to continue our twitter conversation on a topic he discusses at length in his book "Le Freak"-- Chic's very first single, the Buddah pressing of "Dance, Dance Dance" (Yowsa, Yowsa, Yowsa). Thank you Nile for your generosity & inspiration!

I used to play this on a blue children's record player that folded like a suitcase.
Thanks to the staff at Lincoln Center for press access! Enjoy the photos below and check out Lincoln Center Out Of Doors site.   More photos here courtesy of Lisa Edwards (Feel the Vibe TV)

Nile in the DJ booth with the opening act!

Nile giving us a Master Class on guitar

Sunday, August 12, 2012

John Taylor of Duran Duran at Pacific Ampitheater

Greetings viewers! It's been a busy summer for us so we just wanted to take the time to post this EXCLUSIVE treat from our ace photog, Shari!

It's John Taylor from Duran Duran live at Pacific Ampitheater in Los Angeles. He's got a new book soon to be released in the fall and if it's anything like Nile Rodgers' bio...well, we can't wait to read it.

enjoy the photos from the show - link here .....
book teaser - link here

Our favorite vinyl junkie & Mr. Peabody Records supporter,  John Taylor bringing the funk in Los Angeles

update: John posted a new video about his book. enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fishbone on Soul Train vintage performance clip!

Enjoy! Fishbone on Soul Train performing "Freddie's Dead"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Grace Jones Performs at Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert

Team Dark Skin does it again!!! Miss Grace Jones performs with a hula hoop at the young age of 64 at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert! There is no substitute for authentic black beauty. Bravo Grace!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nile Rodgers and Chic live in Curaçao

Nile Rodgers and the Chic Organization live in Curaçao May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012