• My Dope Friends Do Dope Things: love+war’s Nine Lives

    Simply put, I have dope friends who do dope things as you will come to discover on my website every chance I get. My longtime friend Coury Palermo’s band love+war (comprised of Coury and band partner Ron Robinson) most recently put out a project called Nine Lives. Knowing that we share a deep love for 80’s music, I was ecstatic to find out that it would be comprised of mostly 80’s and 90’s covers. Songs include Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” featuring Angel Snow, a movingly soulful rendition of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”, and “When Doves Cry” featuring Melinda Doolittle...

  • Welcome to What’s Good, Toya… Again!

    Hey Y’all, So What’s Good, Toya has been all sorts of things as I’ve tried to develop it over the past few years: A good news blog, a local events blog, a travel blog. For some reason, I thought that I had to narrow the focus to just one thing. That’s crazy! What I really want to do is share with you what’s good: what’s good with me, what’s good locally, what’s good in our communities and with creatives all over the world...