So, I walk into a Bar … AGAIN!

My Good Food Friends –

So, I walk into a Bar … AGAIN!

But THIS TIME, with SURPRISES  for Frank will knock ya down Brown and The Legendary  SEPTIMUS: “i AM what i EAT!” Collector T-Shirts, JUST LIKE the one THEIR  Good Food Guide, ME, wears,


and Bottles of UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice!

You KNOW  everything CYF-CYL! touches has a Story. The “i AM what i EAT!” Ts are, OF COURSE, ORGANIC Cotton and are GROWN on a T-Shirt Farm in Texas: SOS From TEXAS Grows the Organic Cotton, Picks the Cotton, Gins the Cotton, Makes the Ts!

Out timing was PERFECT. WHILE Frank was singing a love song, Forever, The Change Your Food – Change Your Life! Good Food Girl, Miranda, walks up and hands Frank a gift wrapped “i AM what i EAT!” T-Shirt and places a Bottle of UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice on the table right in front of Frank’s Keyboard.


And a soon as Miranda put the Bottle down, and while Frank was still singing, someone from the crowd yells, “It’s the MANGO TANGO!”

The pics are dark … ‘cause it’s a BAR!

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In addition to SEPTIMUS crushin’ their original stuff Reggae Man, Looking for Ulysses, Peavine, They Call Me Junior and Bobby Womack’s Woman’s Gotta Have It, Hendrix’s Hey Joe, Muddy Waters’ I’m a Man, they OF COURSE, DELIVERED  a HOT, HOT rendition of their newest BAR HIT, The Mango Tango!

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Two personal  friends of SEPTIMUS were in the audience, too.

A Northwest Blues/Jazz ICON, Jimmy Holden of The Legendary  (Yes, History was in THE ROOM!) Holden Family of Musicians was invited to sit in on the keyboards so Frank could deliver a knock-down version of Tupac’s How Do You Want It. Frank’s KILLER version of Tupac’s How Do You Want It included the THIRD Verse by AUDIENCE DEMAND!  Frank prefaced it with, “If anyone thinks they might be offended by the lyrics, LEAVE NOW!” OF COURSE, no one did!  And by the end, he had EVERYONE singing with him, HOW DO YOU WANT IT, HOW DO YOU FEEL!!!  Wild, Baby!


Then Jazz Vocalist, Makini Magee. “Sweet and Classy Makini Magee has wowed jazz enthusiasts from the neighborhood bistro to Seattle’s Jazz Alley, working with Seattle’s finest musicians. Makini has also performed and shared the stage with jazz greats Winton Marsalis and Roy Ayers. Her smooth, engaging delivery is reminiscent of the time when jazz was king and queen!” – Ernest Pumphrey Revue


And I was so mesmerized by her song styling I didn’t even get the “Title” of her beautiful song!

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You’ll notice that Bottle of UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice never moved off Front Stage!  So, ALL NIGHT LONG, ALL EYES were on Frank, SEPTIMUS, Jimmy, Makini and UNCLE MATT’S®! FUN, FUN, FUN!

Frank will knock ya down Brown ALWAYS  ENDS the evening with the question: “What time is it?” and ANSWERS it with their over-the-top SHOW CLOSER, Five Minutes to Rock the House!, at the end of which, you’ll be up standin’ on the tables with everybody else!

The APPLAUSE and YELLS end, SEPTIMUS takes their much-deserved BOWS. Just then, a young couple walks in and asks, “Did they play The Mango Tango?

There was a half-empty Bottle of UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice still on a table, so I said, “Here, take this!” And the guy held it, looked right at it and said, “THAT’S  IT!”



Rhythm Guitar, SEPTIMUS, Herman Brown, Motown Recording Artist


Change Your Food – Change Your Life! & SEPTIMUS are taking ORGANIC to places its never been before … to COOL!  We just want to share a little GOOD TASTE with EVERYONE … EVERYWHERE!

This FUN little ‘commercial’ clip has about everything that should be said about UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice in 48 seconds!!!!!  LYRICS – FUN & POWERFUL!  MUSIC TRACK – HOT & DANCIN’!  That pretty Guitar Work is by Herman Brown.

UNCLE MATT’S® Mango Tango FUN!

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Stories from Expo WEST 2015!


My Good Food Friends –

Expo WEST is the World’s largest natural, ORGANIC and healthy products Event: Over 3,300 Exhibiting Companies with a crowd of 71,000+ FILLING the Anaheim Convention Center and the Conference Centers of the Marriott and Hilton Convention Center Hotels.

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At THIS Trade Show, you can actually gain weight. No need to eat anything other than ALL the generous samples offered  and continuously handed to you for eight hours a day … EVERYDAY!

The Anaheim Convention Center is so BIG, that I swear the horizon bends inside of it!


And in EVERYONE one of those little blocks is an EXHIBITOR!


Expo WEST is produced by New Hope Natural Media, the leading Media Resource and Information Provider for the natural, ORGANIC and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.

EVERY morning I had to put up WITH THIS!


Oh, YES, we in The Press Corps are quite well pampered!


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But, THIS is HOW MANY PowerPoint presentations I had to endure for YOU!

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PSAV® Presentation • Ben Carson, Project Manager, Specialty Exhibits • • 407.456.4570 • Coppell, TX


I really wanted to put my FACE in it!


naturepedic® • Lisa Jilbert • • 800.917.3342 • Chagrin Falls, OH

 The FIRST DAY these Organic CLIF® Bars were ever offered to the Public.


 Just THERE for the taking, and they gave away THOUSANDS! “Thanks for my four!”


A new take on sugar.


BIG TREE FARMS Rooted in goodness™ • 541.488.5605 • Bali, Indonesia • U.S. Headquarters, Ashland, OR

Organic Gluten Free Baking Mixes made with Ancient Grains. “Make your Home smell like a Bakery!”


AMAZING FOODS  for • Vicki Leide • •530.276.8598 • Redding, CA

 You’ve heard of Yogurt and Greek Yogurt … well, NOW  ICELANDIC Yogurt is IT!

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I generally write my own stuff, but I really liked what SMÁRI wrote:


SMÁRI Organic ICELANDIC Yogurt has more protein per serving than any other yogurt in the US. It’s thicker than most other yogurt. Creamier, also. It’s thick because we strain off most of the water, and leave the yogurt. It’s concentrated. It takes four cups of whole milk to make one cup of SMÁRI. Spoons speak of it in awe. According to legend, people in remote Iceland villages eat it with a knife and fork. *Icelandic for ‘thick’”

SMÁRI® • Jess Campbell, Accounts & Events Manager • • 707.766.0802 • Petaluma, CA

An appropriate AWARD for a refreshingly DELISH  Lavender Lemonade!


Lori’s Original Lemonade® • Lori Volk, CEO • • 805.794.8292 • Ventura, CA

A RAINBOW  of Organic Juices!

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purity. organic® • Bernadette Aguirre, Director of Marketing • • 415.940.9924 • San Francisco, CA

Organic Soda Syrups! NOW, you can have an ORGANIC  SodaStream®. How about THAT for MOMS! Instead of a “NO!”, it can now be an, “OF COURSE!”

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ORGANIC FAIR Small Batch • Kent Goodwin, President & Founder • • 250.733.2035 • Blaine, WA

YEA for ME! Organic smoked meat! Grass-fed Organic vs. WHAT’S in those Slim Jim® ‘Meat’ Sticks on the front counter of EVERY Convenience Store!

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ORGANIC PRAIRIE® Farmer-Owned • 608.625.6328

Seaweed Rice Chips! “Sea the Future of Chips.”  Get it?


gimMe™ • Stephen Broad, CEO • • 415.479.8272 • San Rafael, CA

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 Their spectacular, two-story conversation piece. BEST on the Fair Grounds!


 COOL idea!

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BOXED WATER® IS • Laura Sauls Martin, Marketing Manager • • 310.272.6600 • Grand Rapids, MI

 The UNCLE MATT’S® Booth BEATS granola samples!!!!!


The HOME of The Mango Tango!  Ms. UNCLE MATT herself!!!  So, I walk into a BAR …


You’ll want to move to Orlando for THIS!


And I THOUGHT  we had gotten waaaaaay past this!

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THAT’S how you SELL The Good Food Life!  The MOM Chef-Inventor herself!


pure® • Veronica Bosgraaf, Founding MOM • • 888.568.7873 • Newport Beach, CA

Little tossed green salads! Inventive presentation for their new green garden® Salad Dressings.

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green garden™ by LITEHOUSE® • Alison Kellogg, Brand Manager • • 208.920.2048 • Sand Point, ID

If you go to you’ll SEE what we think of Dave Dahl and his DAVE’S KILLER BREAD™. BIGGEST section on our GOOD FOOD FRIENDS  Page! And be sure to click on that ‘Listen Now’ in red just under that old-fashioned Radio graphic. It’s a FUN couple of minutes.


Celeste Souza, our Publisher Pal, Natural Awakenings, San Francisco East Bay Area Edition • fought through the crowds and got herself a pic with Patricia BRAGG – one of THE ORIGINAL GOOD HEALTH GURUS! If you go to you’ll see pages AND pages AND PAGES of pictures of people wanting a pic with Mrs. BRAGG. So when I say Celeste fought her way through THE CROWD …


Just halfway though the second day, on break after workin’ hard for her Readers!


Nice bounce back, though!


You’ve SEEN how hard WE’VE worked for you, well then, we DESERVE to ROCK under the STARRY SoCal Nights!

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So, I walk into a Bar ….

My Good Food Friends –

So, I walk into a Bar to listen to my friends, Frank will knock ya down Brown and The Legendary Funk/Soul/Blues/R&B/Rock Band, SEPTIMUS. It’s standing room only, and when I find a little place to stand, I look up, and up on Stage there’s Frank … ALWAYS UP FRONT … Vocals/Keyboard … presenting a beautiful  Bobby Womack song, Woman’s Gotta Have It,  WEARING an “I’M ON THE JUICE” T with the BIG UNCLE MATT’S® Organic LOGO on the BACK!


He’s making no big deal about it as it’s just a PART of HIS  WARDROBE, his LOOK  for the night! He didn’t know I was going to come by that evening and that’s why I didn’t even bring a camera.  I was just there for my personal entertainment.

Well, about two songs into their second set, they asked the NOW classic question OUT LOUD to themselves, “Is anyone THIRSTY?” And BANG, right into The Mango Tango, their original song CELEBRATING  UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice! And THIS time, it was a 6/7 minute version. And as I look around the Room, EVERYONE … all sizes, shapes, descriptions, ages … ALL were movin’ to the Mango Tango groove!  Can’t sit still!

And as Frank says, “Blame it on THE BLEND, Baby!!”

Having been around GOOD MUSIC all my life, you can tell the difference when a Band is just playing a Song to fill a set and when they’re layin’ down a SONG that THEY personally like.  Well, SEPTIMUS must LOVE The Mango Tango ‘cause they crushed it last night!!!!

The couple next to me, after the WILD APPLAUSE settled down, asked, “WHO wrote that song?” And I said, “Frank and SEPTIMUS did!” “Well, it’s a great BAR SONG … and who is this UNCLE MATT guy?” they replied. And OF COURSE, they NOW KNOW who THAT  UNCLE MATT guy is and ALL ABOUT his DELISH  UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice!!! Talk about an ORGANIC  breakthrough!

But, before we go into The Studio to record The Mango Tango itself, we put together a little ‘commercial’ clip: UNCLE MATT’S Mango Tango FUN!  It has about everything that should be said about UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice in 48 seconds!!!!!  LYRICS – FUN & POWERFUL!  MUSIC TRACK – HOT & DANCIN’!

Written and Recorded by Frank Brown and SEPTIMUS!  That very pretty Guitar work is by Herman Brown who’s played ‘round the World, Motown Records, etc. There’s no Rhythm Guitar better! We got THE BEST  for THE BEST  Juice … ORGANIC!


Play UNCLE MATT’S® Mango Tango FUN!  here:

UNCLE MATT’S® Mango Tango FUN!

Ahhhh …my tongue is doing the dancing.

It’s so nice over ice!

UNCLE MATT’S® formula can’t be beat.

Come on and dance with me!”

Jessica, Social Media Guru, LOVES it!

ELLEN LIVESAY, ‘Cool Jazz’ Vocalist from Taos, LOVES it!

Celeste, Publisher, Natural Awakenings, LOVES it! She heard it at Expo WEST, and as she told UNCLE MATT himself, she couldn’t stop dancin’!!!

Katherine, Children’s Book Author, LOVES it!

Michelle, Events Production Coordinator, LOVES it!

Michael, Ad Man, Creative Director who uses Music Tracks to deliver his clients’ messages, LOVES it!

Robert, Authors Private Industry Bids for Multi-million dollar Federal Government Contracts, LOVES it!

Lorelei, PhD(c) Epigenetic Studies, LOVES it!

Jim, Marketing, LOVES it!

“That’s a CATCHY tune – and well played!”

“The Mango Tango is making me thirsty!”

“I love the jingle. I can envision kids in gym class dancing singing Mango Tango. I believe that art brings the opportunity for literacy that is required to change behaviors. Keep up the awesome art!”

“Oh, the places it could go in the educational world!”

“That is the best organic music. I was waiting for more.”

“The Mango Tango makes me wanna shout, jump, and jive, which I do every time I hear it — and every time I drink it! Music so good, organic to its roots, that you can feel the vibrations change your very molecular structure when you dance to this tune! Shake that juice, shake your body — UNCLE MATT’S® Mango Tango rocks my house!”

“Hip & Retro…LUV!  My Tongue is Dancing at the very thought of UNCLE MATT’S® Mango Tango!  What Great FUN!”

“I found myself tapping my foot as I was listening to it. It’s MUCH better than a lot of product jingles out there. Sometimes I find myself muting the TV or radio to avoid commercials, or anything product-related. But I really like that, and I know my Son, Mikey, would, too!!”


Frank and SEPTIMUS were the INVITED Guests at Chief Sealth High School’s 5th Annual ‘Soul Jambalaya’ Student/Parent Night on February 4th.  And when they laid downThe Mango Tango, with no introduction, just as a song in their set, EVERYONE got up and danced! The pic – on Front Stage – Herman L. Brown, Rhythm Guitar, Coleman L. Brown, Lead Guitar, Frank will knock ya down Brown, Vocals, Ron Brown, Bass – supported by Marcus Pimpleton & Denny International Middle School Musicians.


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