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The soulful voice of David B. Whitley

Can you imagine Teddy Pendergrass, R.Kelly, Luther Vandross, and Maxwell all rolled into one?! Well, you need not wait any longer for the soulful voice of David B. Whitley. For those of us fortunate enough to have heard or seen David perform, we have been sung to by royalty. WLD had the privilege last year to sit down and have coffee with the star from THE VOICE and BLUES BROTHERS to name a few of the amazing projects he lends his talented pipes to.  Whether he is in the studio cutting his next release album or  performing with the very beautiful and soulful Diva herself; Cassandra Steen, you can be sure he is bringing a smile to your face. I have know and met many artist but none with the likes of David B. Whitley. Singer, songwriter and vocal coach to the stars (can you say Usher), yeah you heard me! For years, I have kept his music on rotation and buying up CD’s to gift to family and friends faster than a grandma on her roller-skates. If you have yet to discover his silky, velvety voice, than you might want to go and buys some roller-skates or better yet, have a listen here http://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/video/312-david-whitley-a-song-for-you-clip or http://www.david-whitley.com

Woodluv Diaries luvs David Whitley!

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In Culture/ Travel

Asia in Munich

Let me count all the ways that I love the city of Munich. For all things food, nature and the complicated dialect of Bayerisch; are just a few of the things I have come to adore. One can truly find him or herself wondering how is it possible not to fall in love with the German culture. Munich is located in the south of Bavaria and surrounded by massive lakes, mountains and lederhosen, as far as one can yodel. And yes, they do yodel here and do the funny knee, leg, paddle your butt dance but hey it is not as easy as it looks. After moving here 12 years ago from the hustle and the bustle of the big apple, I thought I had escaped literally into the calmness of one, that being me (Asia) in Munich. It all started with the purchase of a bicycle. Mind you I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was maybe 17 or 18 years old and this is how the love story began. The best way to see and experience this city is on two wheels that require no benzene and preferably after waking up in the morning and dipping out the door to go around the corner to one of the hundreds of local bakeries to get freshly baked croissants- let me say this again freshly baked croissants that water your mouth with a crispy crunch that quickly turns into a soft sensation of buttered heaven. I can promise you, you’ve never tasted a croissant like this before. Now hold on, because I know there may be another country claiming “their” croissants are the best but I do not live in France and this story is about me, living here and now. If someone wants to fly me France, I am happy to take a German croissant with me for a dual to decide which is the winner. With a bicycle you can venture to an oasis of small or big rivers throughout and near Munich. Although, I am not a fan of water (make your own conclusions), I do enjoy laying on a blanket with it’s view before my eyes. Watching the sun go down and having a nice glass of Riesling is definitely something one should do more of but then I wouldn’t be able to get back on the bike and steer without incident. If I am not on my bike the next best thing is hiking in the thrills of the hills in Bavarian Alps. Hiking boots anyone? You have to see it, well make that climb them to believe them, the hills do have eyes so be sure to pack your sunglasses, all proof light weather jacket and don’t forget the sunscreen. Got your camera ready…stay tuned

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