Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
For my metro riders, I know you have seen the amazing posters of Malcolm X in some thick 60's-like black glasses, a little out of focus. Well if not, I definitely have...especially at the Smithsonian stop. The posters are advertising photographer Richard Avedon's new exhibit.
From October 18th through January 25th the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has an exhibit of some of Avedon's most memorable portraits entitled Richard Avedon's: Portraits of Power.
Richard Avedon, America’s pre-eminent portraitist and fashion photographer, portrayed significant figures of the American political landscape throughout his career. This exhibition brings together Avedon’s work on the subjects of politics and power for the first time. Juxtaposing more than 200 images of government, media, business, and labor officials with photographs of artists, activists, and ordinary citizens caught up in national debates, Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power explores a five-decade photographic inquiry by one of our finest artists."
I've never heard this band before until recently, but supposedly they just released there fourth album! Being the music guru that I am (not really), I feel ashamed that I let them fall through the cracks; especially since they are really good. I came across them on Itunes and I just was drawn to the lead singer's voice and the guitar riffs.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I Need You - Alicia Keys, As I Am
Pink and Blue - Andre 3000, Alter Ego the Mixtape
T.O.N.Y. - Solange, SoL-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dream
Gucci Bandana - Gucci Mane feat. Soulja Boy & Shawdy Lo
Anne - Santogold, Santogold
Bust Your Windows - Jazmine Sullivan, Fearless
Be My Little Baby - The Ronettes
A Little Better - Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
Fake Empire - The Nationals, Boxer
Cuz I'm African - Wale, Paint A Picture
Aching to Pupate - Regina Spektor
Lost My Mind - Schwayze, Schwayze
Late - Kanye West, Late Registration
California Love - Lil' Wayne
Teenage Cleopatra - The 5, 6, 7, 8's, Kill Bill Vol. 1 Soundtrack
Together - Day 26, Day 26
That Hump - Erykah Badu, New Amerykah
A Day In The Life of Andre Benjamin - Alter Ego the Mixtape
Sweet Emotions - Aerosmith
Living on the a street named after a Great Oak
Marveling at the floral fuzzy wallpaper circa 1976 of burnt orange and yellow surrounding me
Gee, in the midst of all of this remodeling, I hope she never changes these walls
I like it; gives the place some character, opposed to this egg shell shit being plastered everywhere
Ha, I even remember when this wall behind me had a cliff and beach mural.
As a kid, I was always amazed by it
But that too over time became the victim of the remodeling bug
My grandparents had to be cool as shit man. Come on, who else would have fuzzy wallpaper and a gigantic mural on their walls?
I'm closing my eyes right now, imagining them with afros and bellbottoms walking these halls
Man, I just love that era
It's just something about the birth of eccentricism and individuality that's really alluring
I would have definitely been a hippie.
Driving a big rusty blue Chevy, headband around my fro, half button polyester shirt, smoking white boys, and listening to Hendrix.(chuckle) Can't you see it?
But yea, this house has so much history, so many memories
I was raised here, but even crazier...my mom was raised here.
Wow, that puts things in perspective
Peas raised in the same pod.
I'll give her that one, just this one time though.
But don't tell anybody.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Black Models in Prada
I like that black male models are getting more recognition in the high fashion industry.
Remember to watch Rachel Zoe Project Finale, Tues, Oct. 14, and Project Runway Finale Wed, Oct. 15
Here's what Jerrell would have shown if he had made it to Fashion Week.
Love Jerrel, but I'm kind of happy that he got kicked off. I don't know how I feel about this collection.
Beyonce's new album I am... will be released November 11th. I can't wait. Her first two singles have already been release. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), her more up-tempo track, reminds me of Get Me Bodied alot, it growing on me though. I just knew that she was going to make Beautiful Nightmare her first single, I'm kind of happy that she didn't though...it leaked months ago. The single, If I Were A Boy is beautiful. At first I thought it was going to be like Ciara's Like A Boy and I would have been pissed. Its a really different sound for her and the video is deep and surprising at the end.
Both videos are going to be released today via Mtv, BET, and Viacom...so watch out for those.
In the new Essense, Mrs. Carter finally talks about her and Jay!
Click here for some special footage from Beyonce'.
I found this link from the Lateboots Blog...Marquis Phifer gives me life.
He's my new facebook friend. lol