I'm Crying Everyone's tears.
I have already paid for all my future sins
Theres nothing anyone can say to take this away
If you were mine, If you were mine,
I wouldn't want to go to heaven
Cherish the day
I won't pretend that I intend to stop living
I won't pretend that I'm good at forgiving
But I can't hate you, although I have tried
I still really really love you, love is stronger than pride
There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky, its the colour of love
Such a Good Movie. Kinda low budge but great nonetheless.
One of my favorite parts was at the end when Chilli, Lauryn Hill, Nia Long, Mekhi Pfeiffer reinact a previous scene.
Luckily for me, some fool posted the entire movie, in like 8 parts of course, on YouTube.
Hooray for Piracy!!!
l'Homage remembers the great Eartha Kitt.
As a little girl watching repeats of the original Batman, a sexy brown Catwoman blew my freakin' mind.
Eartha Keeping it Klassy in one of my favorite songs "Where is My Man?"
Thank you Eartha Mae
Here is a sampling of my bag o' treats:
Proenza Schouler Lace Up Booties
Sophomore V-neck Tank
And not to be outdone my lovely cousin, knowing how much I love Alvin Ailey, gave me the Alvin Ailey Barbie 50th Anniversary edition.
-headline and accompanying picture from the cover of the Sunday 's New York Times.
I dunno ....something about White Escalades and Altar Calls just don't seem quite right.
You tell me?
Peep the whole article here.
And this was the gift that I walked away with......
The Marc Jacobs Loves Lil' Kim T-Shirt!!!
I was soo hype that I grabbed the mic from the DJ and said "BK ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!!"
There is a cute story to go with this shirt. During the summer one the associates wore it to work and I nearly ripped it off her back. The same day a customer came in with it on.....and none of them could remember where they got it.....LIARS!!
Anyway, The Good Lord saw it fit that I own this lil' gem....Thanks JC!!
This is the type of shit that makes you:
A) miss your rent......
B) blow your gift-giving budget on yourself......
C) consider a profession in the call girl industry.....
If you're missed out on Miami Art Basel like me, thank the Art gods that we can still get "DOWN" in NYC!!
In case you didn't know, its imperative that you stop by the Deitch galleries to check out DOWN the latest showing from NY-based artist Kehinde Wiley.
I've already gone twice, and I'm sure I'll be back again before it closes on December 20.
DOWN is a exhibition of large scale works by Mr. Wiley, where his Jamals-from-'round-the-way subjects become "historical paintings and sculptures of fallen warriors and figures in a state repose."
With the heavy sensual overtones present in DOWN's paintings, Wiley transforms these heroic classical milieus into thugesque-come-hither vulnerable moments.
Previous painting, not featured in DOWN
Mr. Wiley's use of everyday Joe...err Jerome Schmoes combines the schools of Neoclassicism and Realism all at once. Reminiscent of Jean-Francois Millet's Realism, Wiley disrupts the status quo by placing the marginalized at the forefront of a large canvas. In Millet's time, it was his use of Provencal peasants that received much criticism.
The Gleaners by Millet
While Wiley keeps it real, he also adopts the posture and silhouette of Neoclassical painters such as Jacques-Louis David. Namely David's Death of Marat comes to mind when I look at the figures of/in DOWN.
The Death of Marat by David
Well enough of my amateur pontificatin'....
go and see for yourselves!!
All this goodness has been brought to you by the good people at Deitch Projects
and the genius mind of Kehinde Wiley
I thought I'd feature some of my fave muzicall moments in some of my fave films.
First up is the Strip club scene is "Closer". Natalie Portman lets is all hang out, while Clive Owen jizzes in his pants. As the scene draws to a close the moody and heady "How Soon is Now?" by the Smiths drones on in the background.
Hable Con Ella (Talk to Her)...what can I really say about this masterpiece.
(WARNING SUPER FAN ALERT!!) I am truly in awe of Pedro Almodovar, the genius auteur of this moving and poignant film. Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso adds gravity to this scene with his rendition of the Mexican ballad "Cucurrucucu Paloma".
Never taking myself too seriously, I had to throw in the hood classic "Baby Boy"!
I actually went to see this movie in the theaters....and I've never been the same since. "Life is about Guns and Butter"...So chock-full-of great quotes dammit!
Director John Singleton throws in the Bootsy Collins jam "I'd Rather Be With You"
WATCH AND DISCUSS MOFOS!!
Ya gots to be shittin' me......
AP News Wire reported this morning that pirates (thats right ladies and gentlemen, PIRATES), attacked a US cruise ship in an attempted hijacking.
(Pause for effect)
The M/S Nautica, on a 32 day cruise from Rome to Singapore, was off the shores of Somalia when two pirate-carrying speed boats opened fire. I couldn't make this shit up people even if I tried.
Its 2008 y'all. Mofos barely 'jack cars anymore much less mutha-effing ocean liners.
Is the economy really that bad and we have to resort to Prehistoric crimes to make ends meet? Let me guess...next they're gonna start stealing livers and kidneys or some other ancient nonsense.