Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Let’s Clear Up Some Misconceptions…

My life has been fueled with many misconceptions about who I am and what I represent. Lets have fun clearing up these misconceptions?   For example certain individuals I have met, are surprised because I have had friends who are not black. Whoa. This bothers me when people see a person’s race or culture before they see someone as human interesting. I like to connect to people and they do not always look like me, unless I have an identical twin I didn’t know about. Another one, wow you go to church. I’m telling you not all churchgoing people are weird. Believe me, my parents taught me morality before I stepped inside any church building, my church membership is only an extension of that morality. Ok, I have another example; wow you from Flatbush, Brooklyn. Hmmm, interesting. So I can articulate my words and maintain my class and not be from where I’m from. Guys throw your misconceptions out the door. Like any rule and general statement there are definitely exceptions. Peace and Love. Besos!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Urban Pop

Among many things, I love to discuss music. A variety of genres. It is just the way I grew up. I was surrounded with music. I fondly remember my mom’s vinyl collection. The awesome sound system my family possessed. The advent of the CD and actually holding the very first version of iPod with my friends in hs. So why this long intro… well I’m taking a stab at maybe classifying some types of songs. I have come to a conclusion that there is a thing such as “urban pop”. Well what is this type of music? I see it being music that is very commercial like pop but has street edge as found in the lyrics and hip-hop stylized production. Ok who is a great example? T-Pain. Why do I choose him, well first off he uses auto-tune, which is commercial as I may say. His singles (I did not buy any of this guy’s albums) tend to be catchy as it is with pop music. The urban element comes into play. One such song that embodies this is “Body Language” by pop vocalist Jesse McCartney with a feature by T-Pain. The song has catchiness to it and the production has an urban twang. Now another artist I would like to highlight, Akon. Most of his singles if not all have a universal appeal but the production is in an hip-hop style. Who else… Well please comment and keep the conversation going! Who is an urban pop artist? and Why?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Year in Review: 2012

So guys, it’s been a minute since I wrote a blog post. So you know it’s that time of the year. I’m going to be bold and give a you slice of my year. 2012 was a school for me. It was like I earned a Master’s degree in life. So many life lessons, God gave me a lesson in so many things. It was an awesome experience because I love to learn. One thing I learned was to not be a victim. Do not blame what happens to you, to your past, parents, and horrible boyfriend/girlfriend, lack of money. Stop it! Someone who wants to move on life has to realize you can rise above the obstacles. I realized also that if you cannot take care of yourself in every aspect of life it’s going to be a big mountain to bring babies into the picture. I did not say kids, but babies, because they cant help themselves, it would be a travesty to be struggling on taking care yourself.  What else? Hmmm do not be of character for non-factors.  People who don’t matter, well they don’t matter. Do not waste your vocal cords on non-factor people. Do not be consumed by people who don’t matter. Life is just way simpler. Here’s a fun one, I have connected with my love for dance. I had the chance to attend an Alvin Ailey School Extension class with the legendary Robin Dunn. 2013 is almost here! I know I will learn more and I’m most definitely taking more dance classes.  I’m ready to learn and grow and be me mzlaidbackcool.
The name says it all. Whoa!