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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Skills (c) Gangstarr

So I've been toying around with Adobe Illustrator over the weekend (yes, that is my idea of fun... I'm a lame I know)... And I happened to stumble across these wondertastic specimens of art work that were made in microsoft paint and then I instantly felt inadequate...









Friday, February 26, 2010

SONG OF THE WEEK!

The music video... edited version


Unedited live version of the song


Artist: Dead Prez
Song Title: Mind Sex

This song is soooo hottttt... Just read the lyrics... :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. (c) Eckhart Tolle

Below is the trailer for Tamara Davis' film about Jean-Michel Basquiat entitled: The Radiant Child. This documentary in its entirety was released February 21st and I have been trying to see it but haven't been successful. Hopefully I'll make it happen this weekend and give you a review :)... If you aren't lucky enough to have it in your city then check out netflix and add it to your que... It's on there! :)










Wednesday, February 24, 2010

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY

Neil Golden


Don't know who Mr. Golden is...? Well please allow me to educate you. Mr. Golden is the President of Marketing at McDonald's. Still don't know why he earned this weeks spot? Just turn on your tv... These coontastic McDonald's commercials are getting too out of hand. I thought it would stop at "McNugget lovin" but no... It can't stop, it won't stop, it doesn't even know how to stop (c) MLK (Return of the King Boondocks episode). But in all seriousness, those commercials make my heart hurt... I have NO IDEA why the McDonald's team collectively thought that they were a good idea. They just make me want Burger King (just like the T-mobile 'My Touch' commercials make me want an iPhone) and I'm sure that is NOT their aim. They SHOULDA talked to the team over at Old Spice... cause those "I'm a man" commercials are KILLIN the game right now! :)

PS Betcha didn't know this, but while I'm typing this blog right now...I'm on a horse.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer. (c) Bodenstedt

This song is about snooping... Lol. Those that know me... Know why this is my post for the day... Check out the lyrics... it's a really sad song... But I love it so much! My ex sent this to me a lil bit ago.. smh


Artist: Alanis Morissette
Song Title: Your House


So today I spent all lunch period discussing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (JLP) with my coworker Luz... Let me elaborate.... So Luz and I were discussing how amazing and life changing Alanis' Jagged Little Pill album was... and we were discussing how the others after that just failed in comparison... We couldn't figure out why... Then finally come to the conclusion that it was because Alanis wasn't heartbroken anymore... It's sad, but true lol. though her other cd's weren't horrible... They just lacked the pure unfiltered passion that JLP had... I feel like Dave Coulier should get royalties or something because he helped her produce some good stuff (for those that don't know it's rumored that the cd chronlices Alanis' relationship with him... In particular the song You Oughta Know is allegedly written about Uncle Joey lol). Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that all good music has to come from a dark, depressed place... but in my opinion music lacking passion just isn't as enjoyable... and Alanis came out raw and emotion filled on JLP and just simmered down after that... these lovey dovey albums... Where's the angry heff at? BRING HER BACK. I know several people have had the same beef with Mary J. Blige. Her My Life album = Peerless... but when she fell back in love... The albums thereafter were not as life altering... It's so crazy that so many masterpieces have been a result of pain that the creators have endured... You know what's also crazy...? The fact that others expressing their pain can serve as a comfort to people that are hurting. Bah well, haven't had a rant for a while... So there ya go :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's about using the sample in a way that it doesn't directly rip off the sound of the original (c) Darren Feltmann

The pic below is a tree of a only a few of the songs that have used a MJ sample....
Sampling is intense... and I have so much fun guessing the sample's used in current songs... For those that aren't as well versed... there's a website for you... Check out WhoSampled.com it's a crazy database of cover music and sampled songs... it's pretty much SPLENDID.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. (c) El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

RIP Malcolm X

I think about this quote every time I wear my fro lol. For those that don't know, my hair is 100% natural (no creamy crack *cough, cough relaxer* for me!) and I LOVE it. While I know that I will never be the "ideal portrait" of beauty I have accepted that and realize that in the age of weave, photoshop, and masking imperfections I am beautiful despite the fact that I don't resemble any one on a magazine cover. To those that embrace and love my fro... Thank you! A super special thank you to those that don't... You guys challenge me to love myself for who I am on an even deeper level :).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pieces of Me (c) Ashlee Simpsons

Yeah, I like that song... so SUE ME! I was even more surprised when I would hear all of my lil bro's high school football team singing it as well. Oh the power of pop music lol. Anyway, those that know me, know that I don't like taking pictures.... so this lil photo shoot you're about to get below is a RARITY. Enjoy it while it lasts... I might delete the pics tomorrow... That's how I roll! How ya liking the new hair cut? It's growing back fast! To cut again... or not to cut again? THAT IS THE QUESTION! lol





Friday, February 19, 2010

SONG OF THE WEEK!

The Fake.



The Real.



Artist: Oasis
Song Title: Wonderwall

What's funny about this song is that everyone thought that it was written about Noel's wife.. He later confessed that it wasn't, but only after they got divorced... Why? He states "How do you tell your Mrs it's not about her once she's read it is? It's a song about an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself."

Sprinkles... Are you my wonderwall?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I need it in my life/I want it in my life/Come put it in my life/I'm a keep it in my life (c) Juvenile


Those that know me know that I am not one of those sneakerheads that are only in love with the swoosh. It's a fact that I have wayyyyy more chucks than dunks. I just love them... and to all the people that used to tease me back in the day for wearing them. How ya like me now? I bet you have a few pairs dontcha? TOOL-POSER-HIPSTER-FACE *rant over.*

Get them for me HERE (I wear a size 4.5 in mens and a 6.5 in women's in Chucks ;-)


Also shoutout to Ty over at RegularOlTy.com. His site is the reason I can add these beauties to my collection :)... I found the shoes below on his site too! PURE HOTNESS!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY

Dalton Duncan

I know this joke is old... But you can't help but laugh at the fact that a young lad in middle school got detention for using it... Funny? Or a sign that the world is going to end soon? You be the judge...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Don't cry for me Argentina (c) Evita

This weekend was a rough one. But I learned a lot...

Bottomline, I'm an acquired taste... Sheryl Crow said it best...

God, I feel like hell tonight
Tears of rage I cannot fight
I'd be the last to help you understand
Are you strong enough to be my man?

Nothing's true and nothing's right
So let me be alone tonight
You can't change the way I am
Are you strong enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise, I'll believe
Lie to me
But please don't leave

I have a face I cannot show
I make the rules up as I go
Just try and love me if you can
Are you man enough to be my man?

When I've shown you that I just don't care
When I'm throwing punches in the air
When I'm broken down and I can't stand
Would you be man enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise, I'll believe
Lie to me
But please don't leave


...Can you handle it?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jerk It Out (c) Caesars Palace

The REAL Infomercial


The FAKE Infomercial



...both are equally hilarious! Shoutout to drshauna.blogspot.com for taking the time to remove her mouth from saggy man balls long enough to show me this infomercial

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm not a hater of this Hallmark Holiday... surprise, surprise... Anyone that knows me knows how much of a sap I am... Though this is the first year since 06 I have not sported my traditional V-Day shirt... I hope that doesn't jinx it for me :). I'm staying positive even though this weekend has been kind of a bust :(. Anywho, If you don't have a Valentine... Just remember MEEZY loves you :-*


So Complex Magazine had a pretty sweet Valentine's Day mix last year... Here is my attempt to top it... Check it outtttt bellow :) *click the title of the song to listen to it via youtube.

Valentine’s Day Mixxxxxxxxxxxxx

1 The Isley Brothers - For the Love of You

…It’s just a timeless love song

2 Counting Crows - Colorblind

…If you’ve seen Cruel Intentions… YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT IS

3 Mos DefThe Panties

…Did you read the title of the song? ‘Nuff said.

4 311 - Love Song

Dedicated this to someone back in the day… It’s so poetic, and simple.

5 Rockwell Knuckles - Government Name (Spontaneous Lover)

…For the individuals out there that didn’t realize until V-day that they were only a spontaneous lover

6 Brother Ali - Prince Charming

…For those that can’t get that one individual to get a let go…

7 Brand New - Luca

…. For the person who knows their Valentine is creepin, but is too afraid of being alone to care

8 A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

…this song is complete nastiness… but the beat is so smooth you kind of ignore lyrics such as “Let me hit it from the back, girl I won't catch a hernia/ Bust off on your couch, now you got semen's furniture” and “Now I wanna pound the putang until it stinks.” It’s ummmm KINDA romantic…. right?

9 Slum Village - Climax

…For those men out there that need schoolin… You need to relax/and take some lessons on giving her a climax.. ;-)

10 Bright EyesLover I Don’t Have to Love

….For those that aren’t wantin nothing but some “lovin” on V-day

11 Jurassic 5 ft. Nelly Furtado - Thin Line

…For the person who wants to tell that friend that you want them to be your lover this Valentine’s Day

12 The Postal ServiceSuch Great Heights

…I’m thinking it’s a sign/That the freckles in our eyes are mirror images/And when we kiss/They’re perfectly aligned.

13 NIN - Closer

… ‘I wanna f*ck you like an animal’… Straight to the point… No need for desert CHECK PLEASE!

14 Tony Toni Tone’Lay Your Head on My Pillow

…solely because I didn’t know what pearl he was talking about until I was like 20+ years old… yeah… JUDGE AWAY.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'm late I'm late (c) Alice In Wonderland

I know I'm late posting this Kaws x Pharrell interview... But it took me forever to find... I hope you enjoy... I'm pretty much obsessed with both of these individuals... It has been no secret that I've always longed for a skateboard P of my very own lol.







Friday, February 12, 2010

SONG OF THE WEEK!

Figured I'd give you a love song since it's Valentine's Day weekend :)


Artist: The Stylistics
Song Title: You Make Me Feel Brand New

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Who's gonna design my wedding dress now? (c) Bia

RIP Alexander McQueen

It's being speculated that Mr. McQueen committed suicide... it's sad that his Mother died just days before :(. You were truly a fashion icon... My kind of designer, a trendsetter.. a rebel. You will be missed Mr. McQueen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY

John Mayer


John Mayer has caused quite the uproar with his interview in Playboy (specifically with black female's)... for this comment “My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.” Well, I myself am not particularly offended… Hey.. this chocolate ain’t for everybody. However, I am not surprised that anyone who is unfamiliar with John Mayer’s dry sense of humor were more than likely shocked at this comment. While I don’t think this is particularly “irresponsible” per se. I had to give him this weeks spot on buzz alone.

PS to all those black girls out there that are mad at John Mayer but have no problem doing the twerk team routine in the club when “Every Girl” comes on… What’s the difference? Oh I get it… because at least Young Money is promoting “diversity” in their promiscuity…to you I say… KILL YO SELF.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ppl think that there is a country there that these people are only around when they are on CNN. I don't think that's limited to Haiti. (c) Edwidge D.

So since you've been requesting... Here's another post from one of my favs Mali-BU lol. I know he's awesome, and I would like nothing more than to keep his amazing writings to myself but I figured I wouldn't be selfish...FOLLOW HIM ON TWITTER and stop bugging me about when he's gonna write something else :-p @thegreatone1

I remember when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I watched Good Times nightly around 10:30 before I went to bed for school. My mother put me on to the show, and me and her used to watch it together while my dad was working the night hours detailing cars at Avis at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. One of my favorite characters in Good Times was James Evans Sr. He was the hardworking father and bread winner of the struggling innercity Chicago family. He put his whole soul into looking for whatever work is out there to put his family in the best position possible, much like my father. He even had the same messed up mini fro, sometime rocked the same jump suit and threatened to whoop me, just like my father. I endeared myself to the James Evans character. This was a nightly routine until the episode where...well If you all have seen Good Times, you know which episode I am talking about. The one where James Evans Sr. died when he was out of state looking for a job. At the very same time my own father was looking to take a contract in South Carolina working for PYA Monarch, a trucking company that specialized in wholesale food supplies for restaurants. In any event, I stopped watching Good Times ever since because, essentially when James died doing all of the things my father was trying to do for his family. Shakes me to the core to this day, because the parallels between what was going on, on that tv and my own family. Now take that feeling and fast forward to 2010. The Haitian Earthquakes.

For many people who do not know, I am the son of immigrants from the small west African nation of Sierra Leone. A country made famous recently through the exploits of Kanye West in his song “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”. I, by no means am, Haitian but there is a glaring parallel between the two nations: These are two countries who have been economically decimated for years that have encountered humiliating injustices internally for decades that finally received recognition due to a horrid event. With Sierra Leone, it was a civil war over the control of the lucrative Diamond industry. A war that saw children age 5 through 13 being kidnapped from their homes by warlords. Recruited as foot soldiers for the sole purpose to do the biddings of grown men. These children were given semi automatic weapons, flame throwers and opiates and were told to destroy in the name of an industry which has yielded no benefit to their country men. Homes were burned to the ground and limbs, yes limbs, were cut off from victims who had nothing to do with the diamond trade at all. Why? Because the warlords wanted control. The problem progressed for years until the occurrences of the country were leaking out to news outlets globally. But the strife and terror already served it’s purpose to the tiny nation.

On the other end you have Haiti. Now my knowledge of the countries history is a little more limited than my knowledge of Sierra Leone’s history due to the fact I have family in the latter, however from what I have read and from accounts of my friends whose family and friends are from and, still reside in, the nation, saying “it was a bad situation, would be an egregious understatement. Like, Sierra Leone, Haiti has been ravaged by institutional instability due to an influx of dictatorship, a very limited economy, and an inability to acquire social rest. The unmistakable distinction between the two developing nations is that Haiti has had no natural resources to ease the countries deplorable position. Haiti has been struggling since it’s independence from France.

Now I know many felt for the Haitian people, and I am not trying to win a pissing contest for who cares more, nevertheless my heart hurts for them as if they were family because of the parallels between Haiti and Sierra Leone and my connection to people who have family from those countries. Not many know the similar values that West Indian/Caribbean people and African people share. So it really felt like family. This writer’s point is it took two heart wrenching events for the world to pay attention to these nations. In some ways I understand that home needs to be taken care of first, nevertheless, there are countries out there that are struggling tremendously and even more so than this country. I am not saying take food out of your mouth to feed a child in Zanzibar. My goal is to inspire some of you to pay close attention to the strife and heartache of other’s and be more aware of how bad it really can become. Also I hope that efforts such as the “Haiti Relief” effort can cause more effort into volunteer and relief endeavors in the future. Spend more time in helping these type of countries and areas in the United States (hello New Orleans) become a little more stable and ready to meet with harsh events. I always say that God will keep on giving you a message until you “get it”. Each time you choose to ignore his message or “don’t get it” he will deliver that message ten times stronger the next time. With Haiti, I believe the message should be loud and clear.

Monday, February 8, 2010

To my favorite liar/To my favorite scar (c) Fall Out Boy

I have no idea why I posted this... I was just nostalgic for the days in which I actually liked Fall Out Boy... Enjoy :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

GO COLTS!

This is only thing that has helped me smile despite my Colts losing... I had to dig out this old SNL skit...My love for Peyton is so real...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

This is a journey you need to take. You need to face this man. But when you do, please don't choose revenge. Let your anger out and then let it go...

...Forgive him. (c)Aang


NEW AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER TRAILER!!! July 2nd.


Grrrr... it won't let me embed it! Just click on the official site link and check it out there :-/

Friday, February 5, 2010

SONG OF THE WEEK!



Artist: No Doubt
Song Title: Sunday Morning
So I've been blasting Tragic Kingdom alllllll week, I almost forgot how awesome that album was.... I can't believe it's 15 years old! Lol. Anyway, this song is amazing. Gwen Stefani is such a gansterrr for being in a band with the guy that broke her heart. She made some awesome music because of it though, so I thank you so much for 'sticking it out' lol

*BONUS*
Just because I LOVE this song and video...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

There are no girls with good personalities... (c) American Psycho

David Van Patten: A good personality consists of a chick with a little hard body, who will satisfy all sexual demands without being too slutty about things, and who essentially will keep her dumb fucking mouth shut.
Craig McDermott: The only girls with good personalities who are smart or maybe funny or halfway intelligent or talented, though god knows what the fuck that means, are ugly chicks.
David Van Patten: Absolutely.
Craig McDermott: And this is because they have to make up for how fucking unnattractive they are.

*this pic is from one of my fav scenes of the movie

So the rumors have been laid to rest... American Psycho is officially becoming a musical! Duncan Sheik has signed on to write the score, no word on the cast... But I do know that playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (one of the writers of the HBO hit show Big Love) is involved so I'm pretty pumped about that... Who knows when this in gonna hit the stage... But best believe I will be checking it out! If you aren't familiar check out Bret Easton Ellis' repertoire first... and THEN check out the movies... he is pretty much AMAZING!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!!

Bill O Reilly is the winner this week... Silly guy for thinking he could hang w/Jon Stewart... Check out the clips below.. Who do you think got their points across best?






Just for fun...

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Bill O'Reilly's Right to Privacy
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This is it? (c) MJ movie

So as you know I’m always complaining about the lack of sweet kicks for women. The Blazers below are no exception… they’re just doing a lil too much lol. Not all girls need lace, sequins, and flowers… Sometimes we just want a simple kick too.








It looks like JB is kind of getting it here… Expect these to come about realllll soon… Spring 2010… More info HERE



Monday, February 1, 2010

I want it that way (c) The Backstreet Boys

So I'm not really a foamposite fan *GASP* but this concept that @PremiumPete (for all you twitter folks out there) came up with is pretty sweet... It's the "Space Jam" Foamposite... No talk of release... just a photoshopped dream as of now... But with the praise this shoe is getting, I won't be surprised if Nike decides to start production lol.