Monday, October 19, 2009

"We Were Once A Fairytale" by Kanye West x Spike Jonze

This Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are) directed shot film featuring Kanye West is one of both bizarre happenings and a real life lesson. It features West drunk at a party, living the good life before stumbling around and finding himself in a situation he must rid himself of. In a sense he's fighting an inner demon he must kill. I don't want to give too much away before you watch, but the video may represent a true life metaphor for all of us.

Morning Muse: Amber Heard for Details

Not one member of the football team could ignore the palpable beauty of Kelly Porter, the sexy girlfriend to Penn Badgley’s character in the new movie Stepfather. Each of us sat in a Bedford, IN theater staring up at numerous alluring scenes of little miss Porter - played by Amber Heard - rolling around in her revealing nighties as she turned a blind eye to every clue signifying that her boyfriend’s stepfather wasn’t your ordinary home wrecker.

While I can’t say the movie was great, it did catch my interest and Heard was a big part of that. Her acting? Eh. Her looks? Teen vixen (although she’s 23 years old). She’s all that and more in this month’s Details magazine. Check her out and don’t feel guilty for staring.

Miley Cyrus - "Party in the U.S.A."

My favorite song right now...Don't hate.

Oh, and I love how she gave props to Jay-Z in the song!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"What Do I Do?" Ramble

Hello everybody. It's been a while since I've really written anything on my blog. Well, enough of that. But as for my absence, I've been on my grind. Lately, I've been balancing on the edge of excitement, nervousness and anxiousness within my very own realm of inspiration from numerous outlets in efforts to go hard on a daily basis in trying to set myself up to begin my journalism career come January.

The process has just began in many ways, but it has already made me irritable on some days. I've been putting in late nights just reading up on different magazines, trying to become an expert in the fashion game, entertainment, music, art and culture. It's so important to me I'm willing to do almost whatever. Saving money has become more important than ever, only I can never give up my addiction for clothing. But I've even stepped back from that, too.

With only a couple months left in my entire organized athletic career the urge to break in the journalism game has become heightened. Everything in my head is contradicting as the time to make key life decisions draw near. I worry about what's going to happen, but I'm very confident in my abilities. I, sometimes feel like taking a break and just chillin', but then I think I should stay on my grind and even go harder. One minute I wanna write fashion, the next, music. No, wait. Entertainment. should I write tonight? Nah. But wait, I should write daily. What do I read tonight? A book? A magazine? Which magazine? What haven't I read? What can I learn?

That's just a small sample of my daily thought processes. I'm a scatter-brain at times. But I'm driven. I'm not an academic, but I can work in the journalism field. Put me in a class room and I'll probably give you a C. Put me in a newsroom and I'll flourish. That's just me. I have a lot to learn and I have to keep improving, but I think a part of achieving greatness is believing that you either are great, or will be soon. I know I will be.

I know I rambling but this is how I think. My mind moves like James Brown's music. It's like abstract art, controlled chaos. It's nothing for me to wonder to myself, "What the hell am I supposed to do?" I'm just all over the place. One minute I'm a bad mother (you know what) and the next I'm worried about what might happen to me. It's just my life right now, and I'm still blessed.

I hope you follow me. Like I said, I ramble. But it's me. I'll talk more about this soon.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Video: Ryan Leslie Interview with Vibe Magazine

The Harvard grad genius Ryan Leslie is back with his super V-neck T's and chic music. He's ready to release his second album Transition, which if I'm not mistaken, is due out next week. He recently sat down to chat with Vibe Magazine, where he spilled info on Transition his thought process in writing his first single "You're Not My Girl" and how he once considered himself a rapper first.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lady Gaga by Nobuyoshi Araki

Japanese photographer and contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki is known for his artistic, intimate photos. These taken of Lady Gaga are very avant garde, chic and sexy. The paint smeared across the photos ads some street-ness and the vision of Ms. Gaga ain't all bad either.