Thursday, 30 December 2010
I've always thought this tune from the Muppet Christmas Carol was rather catchy.
Monday, 13 December 2010
But I'm really just using all this as an excuse to talk about music again. This time it's all about The Black Keys who first popped up on my radar via the Blakroc, Damon Dash project. For me the best track on the album was Why Can't I Forget Him featuring the seriously underated Nicole Wray.
I have not stopped playing this song
And I'm posting this one just because the video is hilarious
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
More women are going natural (I guess it's because of the wealth of info on the Internet and to counteract the lace front weave epidemic). Some have even approached me in the street with the following questions:
How long have you been natural? Do you have any pictures of your hair journey? How long did it take to get your hair that long?
For the record I have my hair like this because it's versatile. I can wear my hair straight, curly, in plaits or blown out in a huge fro. I'm always puzzled when people ask why I haven't relaxed my hair when I think the real question is why did you relax yours?
Don't get me wrong I desperately wanted permanently straight hair when I was younger but my mum said no and for that I'm grateful. Once I got into my teens, the peer pressure was gone and I realised all my relaxed friends from primary school had almost nothing left.
I am not anti weave or relaxer. People can choose to do whatever they like with their own hair and I don't think anyone should be made to feel bad about something so trivial. However I'm sick of being one of the only girls in the club without a shiny long weave (a la Kim Kardashian) I'd like to see a little bit more variety be it braids, down cuts, straight hair, curly, coarse and everything in between.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Four Weddings on Living TV is basically come dine with me for weddings. Watch hilarity ensue as bitchy brides score each others weddings to bag a dream honeymoon at the end of the show. It’s pretty good and even has a sarcastic voiceover.
House Guest was ITV’s abysmal copycat attempt with hosts putting on a dinner party for competitors but one sleeps overnight also giving the host a score on hospitality. This really missed the mark. It was boring and just didn’t make sense. ITV followed it with Dinner Date now on during the daytime TV slot which isn’t much better.
The boss is coming to dinner on channel five does not work because the hosts do not meet each other. You lose the competitive element that makes these shows so much fun. Besides dinner conversation with somebody you want to work for doesn’t create riveting TV.
Celebrity come dine with me. A case of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Nowhere near as good as the original because of the carefully controlled celebs in fake rented homes never really feel like their hearts are truly in it unlike the scary competiveness of their non famous counterparts.
Just so you know I love “Coach Trip and “How Not To Live Your Life” is one of the funniest shows on telly.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Why should anyone listen to somebody who can't even be bothered to do a little bit of research or is completely unqualified to comment about the thing they are harping on about.
I would like to hear a bit more about issues that are not really covered in the media because the stories aren't "sexy" enough, or don't fit into the hysteria of the month
What do you want to talk about?
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Today my rant is about boys and age but not necessarily in that order. Recently, as I was on the bus getting from a to b, a young man approached me.
"Excuse me" he said
"How old are you?"
Now there I was enjoying my journey when some random guy thought it was OK to ask me such a personal question. It turns out the BOY thought I was the same age as him but that didn't shock me (I've had everything from 17-28yrs old)
It was the sense of entitlement with which he requested such information. Am I going crazy or do these little hoodlums need to learn to mind their business?
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Katy B when she was less dubstep and more funky.
Friday, 10 September 2010
I am addicted to online soaps particulary E20 and The Cut
E20 is written by young writers and I really appreciate the hard work which goes into formulating a clever plot with believable characters. The new series has already hit off with a bang. It took me a while to warm up to E20 but I’ve begun to love characters like the fake wannabe gangsta that is Fatboy.
The Cut is an addictive teen drama about young pretty things living in an area of London which feels nothing like London. I love it and can’t wait for series three after the great big twist at the end of the last one.
I know this is going to make me sound like a geek but does anyone else love the music in Doctor Who? I tuned into the Proms by chance (late night boredom) and the music written by Murray Gold made my spine tingle. Almost makes me wish I'd paid more attention in music class.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
I have read all four books in the Twilight series but I think I’m probably the only person who doesn’t really like them. I mean one of my major issues with the book is the Bella character. I mean she is very needy, selfish and a little bit vain. She is willing to sacrifice her family and friends to become a vampire without so much as a second thought. She repeatedly moans about not wanting to be even a year older than her vampire lover, uses Jacob and then discards him like a dirty dishcloth. I’m not even going to get into the train wreck that was the last book in the series (don’t want to spoil anything for anyone) Edward is so boring he’s like watching paint dry.
However there are redeeming things about the series. The romance between Bella and Edward feels so innocent and pure, in this day and age everything is so hyper sexualised (especially children) it’s refreshing to read a teenage romance sans the sex, drugs and rock & roll.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Even though I have had a great time here in
“I would never date a black man in at home in
“I don’t like women who are too skinny but then again I don’t like black women’s bodies they are to fat with too much breasts and big bum” (This was a woman by the way)
“Wow you’re so cool, but then again you’re black, all of you can dance and sing that’s why people are racist they’re just jealous”
I love this quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete”
As minorities in a western society we often don’t have the luxury of being seen as individuals, one person speaks for all. I’m sure some of you have had this experience, a shop keeper has wronged you in public but instead of flying off the deep end you held your tongue because you didn’t want to look like the typical angry black woman!
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
It annoys me when people join groups on facebook but cannot be bothered to click on them to find out what they are about. One of my “friends” on facebook (and I use the term loosely as we are barely acquaintances in real life) recently joined a group called “Why are black girls so loud”. The subsequent conversation when like this:
Me- Do you actually know any black girls?
Her- Yes my best friends are black, so is 70% of my school.
Me- Do you know any loud white girls?, maybe you should join a facebook group about that.
I know this group isn’t a big deal but I am so sick of stereotypes about black women. We simply are not all the same.I just went really off topic. But a good rant makes us all feel better.
Monday, 5 April 2010
It also indulges certain ordinary members of the public trying to makes their lives appear to be like that of a celebrity (picture the type of person who wears shades in a club)
This post will be continued soon......