Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Here comes your man"-Meaghan Smith

I found it!!! They have been playing this song at my job for months now and I was never able to place the voice or the lyrics. When I tired to Google the only part that I could remember, I came up with this band called The Pixies... yeah I discovered that they are the original musicians for this song. But you know what makes it worse, I realized that I definitely have her CD, but I've never listened to it. I enjoy this song because it's so simple and relaxing. Although I don't like that there is no bridge, it starts and then ends..


Friday, October 1, 2010

So I'm back... again

Hello to all of my 2 readers!! Hehe

I've been thinking long and hard about my blog and I've decided to start it up again.. only I'm challenging myself to have 2 blogs.. one for music ( this lovely little thing) and another one for my life as a recent college grad (I'm going to make this blog soon)... so I hope you enjoy some fresh Cookies and Cake! LOL


Trailer for upcoming Tyler Perry Play.. A day in Court..

Singer/Actress Deitra Hicks,star of stage shows "What Happens in the Dark" and "Madea's Family Reunion," appeared on "Divorce Court" with her soon to be ex-husband ( for their sakes) and felt the need to sing her frustrations.. take a look

It had all of the basic elements: mentioning the Lord and church, bad wigs and weaves, clothes from the Salvation Army in solid colors, church singing, and a message at the end from the judge... all that was missing was this church fan with a funeral home ad on the bad and Maeda and her gun... mmmhmmm... amendt

Someone has stolen Keri Hilson’s swag and I don’t know if she’s getting it back!!!

( Side note.. I did write this a couple of weeks ago for another blog, but that didn't happen sooo.. yeah :) )

So the latest season of the “X factor”, (the original American Idol) has begun and one of the contestants is Cher Lloyd. She says she sixteen, but I don’t know, her face looks a little seasoned…. I think it’s the eyebrows; it looks like she drew them in. She performed “Turn My Swag On”, the Keri Hilson remix. Am I the only person, who didn’t know that Keri made a remix? I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t own “In a Perfect World”….Anyway imagine my surprise, when Cher opened her mouth and turned into Keri Hilson lite! The outfit, the mannerisms, the dance moves that resembled a baby giraffe walking for the first time…. Everything! I think she might be a better Keri Hilson, than Keri Hilson herself. I generally like her, but sometimes I feel like she tries to hard on stage. I’m excited to see more of what Cher can do. Also I didn’t know “Miss Keri baby” had an international fan base, so she gets a gold starrah from me.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Midnight Music

As you can see this is me and my twin sister in blogworld, Linda M talking about the "Noisettes". I 've been hearing their music at my job, for a while now and I found out who they were a couple of weeks ago. Aren't they great?!

More Noise!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

hmmm.... ok

My Easter, which was last Sunday for you heathens, ...(I mean people that just didn't know), went well. I went a church in Mount Vernon, which had over a 1,000 people which was great, bumped into an old a friend and waited forever for some good food. Thanks Mommmy! Anyway I wanted to post this video a while ago, but as you can see I haven't posted anything in sometime, but here is a video with Minster Cleo Clariet and his enthusiastic fiancee... ( if you watch the video, I use this term lightly..). I believe the secret message that Minster Clariet was trying to tell us was.. there's no food in Heaven so eat everything now and spend the rest of your living days on the toilet.... that might not be a bad idea...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm gonna make sure they see your face

Isn't it a nice face to see! LOL

I found an old article that I wrote maybe a year ago about Kenna for my Music Publishing class. Billboard Magazine was our text book and our weekly assignments were Billboard reviews. This is what I wrote for my assignment as a summary of the article:

2003 was supposed to be the year of Kenna. With his sound of Pop, Rock and Alternative combined , he opened for popular bands such as No Doubt and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode’ He was signed to Colombia records and his first album "New Sacred Cow” was produced by superstar duo, the Neptunes. Instead his album only sold 2,000 copies in the U.S. Now Kenna is taking a chance to enter the U.S market again with his current album release "Make Sure They See My Face," which is on the Billboard 200 at No.124 and at No.1 on the Heatseeker charts. Along with his record deal on Star Trak records a label stated by the Neptunes, he has gone on tour with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake as a guest artist and unlike other new artist understands that radio and the music industry in general is money and business. He says “"If I were to describe the industry as I see it now, it comes down to one question: does it matter? Does the music matter? Does the artist matter? Did it matter beyond meetings about quarters and numbers? I'm learning what it matters to me and to my family and friends around me now."

And this was my response to my article:
Until I read this article I had never heard of Kenna, so I decided to do some research on his music. After listening and watching his music videos on youtube, it is easy to understand why he hasn’t made it big in the U.S. His music and video concepts are different and unique. In simpler words, Americans wouldn’t automatically be interested in his sound. I’m sure Columbia records had no idea how to market Kenna. He’s a black artist who isn’t doing the typical R&B/ Hip hop music, with liquor and girls all over his videos. Instead, his videos are animated with clay figures trying to find true happiness, accompanied with his smooth voice. His lyrics ask questions and his videos give answers. However, a majority of mainstream American music listeners don’t want to her questions or answers. They want good time party music. With the help of the Neptunes, who also have a unique sound, I believe that they can find Kenna an audience of his own. Since he isn’t depending on the radio to find his audience, he now has the outlook to find his target somewhere else.

Ok now let's return to 2009:
A part of me I still feel this way when it comes to Kenna. I have been able to turn a number of friends into fans or at least to maybe recognize him, whenever they see a picture. The music scene changes constantly. People always like " different" or " non-mainstream" music. However only a selected few " non-commercial" artists are able to be shown in the light,and then just like everyone else, that staying power has to kick in. I want Kenna to have his time in the limelight too, but maybe it's better this way.

FYE I have picked my favorite songs/videos of Kenna

I couldn't post the video for this song " Hell Bent". This is the first song I've ever heard of his and it's from his first album, "Sacred Cow"
"Hell Bent"

The 2009 Grammy nominated song, " Say Goodbye to Love". This is from his second album " Make sure they see my face".

Everyone likes Kenna! Even author Malcolm Galdwell, dedicated a chapter of his well know book, " Blink" to Kenna. Now you know the boy has to be talented.