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27Oct
2011
3

Reminder! The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) On Tonight Show Tonight!

Morris Day, Jerome Benton & The Mirror. Photo: Cody Breedlove
Morris Day, Jerome Benton & The Mirror. Photo: Cody Breedlove

Morris Day, Jerome Benton & The Mirror. Photo: Cody Breedlove

The Original 7ven, the Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight.

The band's new album "Condensate" is in stores now and they will be performing "Trendin'" on the show tonight.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Somebody bring me a mirror....

20Oct
2011
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“Trendin’” Live By The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) Watch Now!

Here is the very first public performance of "Trendin'" by The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time.

"Trendin' is the first single off new Album/CD "Condensate" by The Original 7ven, which just came out this past Tuesday.

They brought the funk to Club Nokia last night. This was also the first concert that the band went by the name The Original 7ven.

We had a good time last night but had to stop dancing to make sure we got some good video footage and photos for you.

Here is a closer look shot by Cody aka The Funky White Boy that has a more fuller sound and more footage of the band, as my camera was not picking up the bass.

Not sure why my camera did not pick up the bass in the mix as much but at least the footage is good. Perhaps can switch out sound later.-DocFB

Diagnosis: We About To Make History

18Oct
2011
23

The Original 7ven (The Time) Talk Name Change & Purple Rain Sequel

Morris Day, DrFunk, & Jerome Benton. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com
Morris Day, DrFunk, & Jerome Benton. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com

Morris Day, DrFunk, & Jerome Benton. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com

When I ran into the Time in August, there was no mention of a name change. All they told me is that everything is coming together and its time, for them, to return.

In mid-September, it is announced they are now called The Original 7ven (The band Formerly Known As The Time) and have a new album, "Condensate" which is out now.  The Original 7ven consists of all the original members of The Time, Morris Day, Jimmy Jam. Terry Lewis, Jesse Johnson, Monte Moir, Jellybean Johnson, and Jerome Benton.

A member of The Time calls me about the name change.  "Ahh.  We got you on that, didn't we?  We were able to keep it a secret until we wanted it out there."

12Oct
2011
7

The Original 7ven AKA The Time To Perform On Tonight Show

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show October 27th.

The band will not only performing in Los Angeles next week but will be having a homecoming concert in Minneapolis and a show in New York City.

The album "Condensate" is due for release next Tuesday, the same day the band will be at the Grammy Museum showing a documentary entitled "The Original 7ven" which will be included with the Best Buy version of the CD.

The band will also be taking over the "Centric" TV network for a weekend in December.

Starting next week, you will see The Original 7ven doing interviews in magazines and TV appearances along with the Tom Joyner Radio Show.

Stay tuned-DocFB

Diagnosis: What Time Is It?  #trendin' time!

1Oct
2011
20

Video Premiere: The Original 7ven (The Time) “#Trendin”

Here is the video for "#Trendin" by the Original 7ven aka The Time.

4 funky.  As they say, all the tweetie pies post this on your blog.  So, we are.

It's been a long time and we are ready for the playback.  Check it out now.

The L.A. Show at Nokia Club October 19th goes on sale this weekend.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  ....N I Don't Mean The Record....

14Sep
2011
38

The Band Formerly Known As “The Time” Returns With New Music! Listen Now!

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7even. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

Yes!  "The Time" is finally releasing new music.  One problem; they are no longer called "The Time" but "The Original 7ven" instead.  Hmm.

We have no idea why they are no longer going by "The Time" unless the rumors of Prince owning the name "The Time" and not letting them use it for new music they are recording.

I don't understand Prince's reasoning for it since they have been using it for the past 30 years but I guess we will get into that another time.

When I spoke to all 7 original members of "The Time"....I mean "The Original 7ven" they told me that they and Prince were cool.  I mostly spoke to Morris Day and Jerome Benton, but nothing came up about the name change.

For now, "The Time"..we mean "The Original 7ven" are releasing new music for the first time in 2 decades!  The CD "Condensation" comes out in October and the new song "#Trendin" comes out September 20th!

Right now, we have a sample of the new song "#Trendin" below!

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What do you think of the new song by "The Time"...we mean "The Original 7ven"?-DocFB

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P.S.  Morris.  Jerome.  Contact Me!  Thx!