Look who I found trolling the streets of Greenwich Village - none other than Loveshadow, direct from the UK via a video shoot in Philadelphia, who popped into the city just to hang with his muse Songboy3 who trained in from Queens, with me in the role of tag-a-long. My job tonight was to get out of the way of the love-fest between these two, who had never met before tonight. Hugs, kisses, pizza, more pizza, beer, more beer with a little bit of discussion about the future of the music business but mainly taking shots at me, which I was happy to absorb if it meant hanging with these two.
Love's in town for a quick 36 hours so we quickly put together a night of festivities with Frank (Songboy3) at world famous John's on Bleeker followed by coffee and cookies at Rocco's. But the location and the food hardly mattered as it was all about the personalities. These two are exactly as you might imagine - Loveshadow is witty, sharp and doesn't give an inch, Frank is open with a laugh that could solve all the world's problems.
In case you don't know what all the excitement is about, Loveshadow and Frank are perhaps the most successful pairing of producer and singer that ccMixter has ever produced, both in terms of artistry and popularity. Here's a dynamic playlist of the work they did "together":