I love this song. I heard it once on VH1 and I had to blog it. This girl has such an amazing voice and this song....Gosh it takes my heart away. It's so heartfelt and so sweet, so romantic....Oh man. sob,sob
Monday, September 17, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I think this song really captures the emotions of a crush. The feelings that you have for this person are so strong that you really don't know what to do which is why this is my favourite verse in the song:
'I scribble X and O's in my notebook
Checking how my hair and my nails look
I feel myself in the zone
I get nervous when you call, so I say I'm not home
I see your face when I hear my favorite song
Should I send an e-mail at home?
You're the #1 topic on the phone
I wonder if you know, or do yo have a clue? Yeah'
Fantasia really is an American Idol.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
common is a poet, that is what I have always said. He is not a 'rapper' like 50cent with nothing to say except hoes and how much money he has.
No, Common has a message, and we as listeners can take it or leave but he is a social commentor on what is happening around us.
This song with Lilly Allen is not so different. I'm glad he used Lilly, she's great.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
50 Cent is releasing a new album in September same date as Kanye West so they now have a feud going on who's going to sell more albums. My money is on kanye but only because I think he's a better rapper then 50 and that his beats are more innovative (even though they are sampled). I guess we are going to have to wait and see about that one.
Here's a little bit of his new music video 'Ayo Technology' ft Justin and Timbo. The video is very slick and very soft porn, basically a typical rap video.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The beat to this song is infectious and the lyrics funny my favourite being:
'Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are
(I'm about to strip and I'm well equiped
Can you handle me the way I are?)'
Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are
(I'm about to strip and I'm well equiped
Can you handle me the way I are?)
And DOE with his rap of: '
Baby girl, I don't got a huge ol' house I rent a room in a house'
This song toppled Rihanna's 'umbrella' from the top spot in the UK so that has to mean something
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
'If everyone cared, and nobody cried..then we'll see the day that nobody died'
It's an utopia dream of perfection and you tend to wonder if it does us humans justice to even give it a thought because believe it or not, the world is not all good, sometimes bad things happen to good people.
But this song tries to left us up and say that if one person tries to fight injustice then they will do it and also change the world. And that message I believe is something that we could all learn from and aspire too.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Such drama with Paris, no wonder the media and the public can't seem to get enough of her, she's a soapie, TV series and movie all rolled into one. She's a disaster waiting to happen and people can't seem to look away especially me.
First she was sentenced to 45 days in jail which was reduced to 23 days (for good behaviour)before she even set foot in the jail, released after 3 days because I'm sure she kissed, fondled and bribed the sheriff and now she's been ordered back to jail by the judge on Friday.
I mean who can keep up with this drama? Now I'm just waiting to see what will happen next, will she become part of the prison break crew? Only time will tell.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
They are very few good bands to come out from the Afro pop movement in South Africa. In my opinion Bongo Muffin had been the only band to really listen to and buy their music but not anymore. Gang of Instrumentals has busted into the scene with their fresh beats that hook you first before you get swept away by their strong lyrics and tight rhythms, you find yourself hitting the repeat button over and over again.
I first got introduced to them by MTVBase where their video 'Number one' has regular play. Normally I don't can't find a SA band that has such infectious beats like this group.
There is this one line that I absolutely love in Mandla's rhyme towards his 'NO. 1' and that is when he says 'had a lot of first dates, first kisses, first hugs, never did it twice till you.' Man if that is not tight, I don't know what is..This group is really a band to look out for in the future and if they carry on like this and grow for the better, then the sky is really the limit for them.
For now all I know is that they are MY number one when it comes to deciding who to bop my head to.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I have been reading that Alanis Morrissette's video for her parody on the BEP's song 'My Hump'has generated some debate on the blog world. It seems like I have missed a lot, and not wanting to be out of the loop of things creating debate on the media industry I wanted to check it out myself.
Firstly I like the song, I think it's a great version of the song and the video is extremely funny (as they intended it to be.
I think that the two songs, Alanis and the BEP's deal with the fact that some women really know how to use their 'lady form' to extract money from men regardless of how 'clever'(the men) they are. The 'humps' will always get them.
Monday, April 23, 2007
As I had posted before on the rumour that Bachchan son and Bollywood's most beautiful actress were engaged, it is now official, they are now man and wife.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were married on Friday at the Bachchan residence in Juhu. It is reported that they will honeymoon in Italy where love will blossom till death do them part.
Ha,ha,ha wonder how long it will last?
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
This really got me thinking because in Botswana (which has the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Southern Africa) the government organisations and Non-governmental organisations have preached ABC (Abstain, Be faithful and Condomise). The ABC's have obviously not gone down well because the HIV numbers keep going up and more babies are being born with the virus.
So what is wrong? Me and my friend (who has recently worked for an HIV/AIDS NGO) always ponder this question and what we come up with is that the A and C are the ones that are always in the limelight by the B is always left behind. We know that if a person doesn't have belief in abstinence, no matter how many times you entice them with silver rings, they will not abstain. We live in a world that tells everyone who will listen that S-E-X is good and should be had and if you're not having it, there is something wrong. So what do you think someone young or even not that young will do? They will have sex of cause.
Of cause the C is very important in the message of safe sex but in moments of drunk fondlings and 'we trust each other' moments, the C word is very much forgotten until the test comes back negative.
So why is the B pushed aside? It seems that here in Botswana it is fun to have three or four relationships all at the same time and this is attributed to all the sexes regardless if they are male or female, multiple relationships are the in thing. So no one wants to hear about Be faithful...Be faithful? What is that?
But if we don't have the ABC all working together how do we hope to fight this virus? If you can't abstain which we all know is very difficult for some, why can't one be faithful with one partner and for the both of them to stick to that partner. If one strays, why can't they be honest and use a condom? It seems so simple but obviously very hard.
Friday, April 13, 2007
The scientist have found that people with two copies of a 'fat' version of a gene had a 70% higher risk of obesity then people with none. I knew there was a reason why some people can have a large pizza to themselves and not gain a single pound then me who only has to look (and sometimes smell) at a pizza and will gain one pound. Now I have the Peninsula Medical School to thank for the reason.
The findings also suggest that people with these genes find it harder to lose weight but can gain weight a lot easier.
Aha, now this makes me feel a lot better, now where are those chocolate cookies?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I'm not really a slow song kinda girl but somehow I always end up liking Joe's ballads and his latest 'If I was your man' is my current favourite. It has a great beat. Us women know that a man would never give up the world for us so that is probably why we love hearing it in a song.
Personally I think the girl was right to choice Blair UnderWood, I mean who wouldn't choice Blair?
It made me say 'wow, what happened to all the real men?' but afterwards I felt bad because really, what is a real man and does having a 6 peck and being mad to love war make a person a real man? No it doesn't, but it was fun to watch what men thought real men should do and act in times of war and uncertainty also it was just entertainment for an hour and a half.
Also what I liked about this film was the characters of women. The women of Sparta were not weaklings who had to be defended but women who could talk to the same level as men, who's words were taken to be important and who were capable to fight as well as the next men, albeit in other ways of cause. The Spartan men were also very gorgeous in this film, if I had been a Spartan woman I would have been very happy indeed. The Spartans were portrayed as the perfect nation; strong, beautiful, brave and the Persians, well I could see what the Arabs were complaining about but in the end you have to have the hero and the villain and Persians were really dark villains who used black magic, deformed human monsters and evil animals to fight the handful Spartans and the Spartans defeated them all but in the end it was betrayal that defeated the 300 Spartans.
I also heard some perfect quotes from these movie. Here are a couple of my favourites:
Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!
After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] Wow. That is generous. But you see, there is a problem. After slaughtering so many of your men today, I've got an awful cramp in my leg [stretches] and thus kneeling will be difficult.If you have watched the film and loved the dialogue as much as me then you can go here for some more great quotes.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
First I have to start by saying Ciara really likes her name and always has to say it like someone would forget that they're listening to Ciara.
Ok, that's out of my chest so I can now say 'I LOVE THIS SONG'. I think it's subject is something that ALL girls could relate to. Sometimes guys do things and we're like 'WHAT! What's he thinking?' And if we did the same thing he'd be MAD as hell and won't get over it but they would expect us to just accept it and move on.
That's why I like it when she says 'can't be getting mad, what you're mad, can't handle that' because they can't..Handle that is.
I also love the dancing, it's really cool especially when she's doing that bending thing..That rocks!
Monday, March 26, 2007
300 opens up in Botswana on the 30th March 2007 but I can't wait that long so I"ll be going on the preview on Wednesday, even if I have things to do like work I'll cancel. I simply can't wait to go and see this movie. It is beautiful, and I swear I wouldn't be concentrating on the storyline or the characterisation, which according to same critics is 'lacking', I would be enthralled by the cinematography. It really does look like a comic book coming to life which as a child was my dream.
I know that Sin City did the same thing, but this one somehow seems better and much more interesting in it's use of colour and comic feel, if you get what I mean.
300 is a film adaption of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller the brains behind Sin City. It is a semi-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.
A movie about two civilizations killing each other in battle will have its share of controversy and this one isn't so different. The Iranians are complaining bout it's depiction of the ancient Persian Civilization and they have a right to say something, I mean it is about their culture but I also think people should accept that in those days, everyone was brutal and brutality was a means to survival. They really should say 'thank goodness we weren't wiped off the face of the earth like some civilizations that don't exist now.'
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
This song is actually one of my favourites in her latest album 'Bday'. I would have done some things differently, but they are some shots that are really good like the reflection shots and the rap scene which is a bit different from what's been done over and over again.
Beyonce has actually been credited as a director as well in this video. I wonder what she really did to get it.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Ladies I have some bad news. This fine specimen of a man has been officially taken.
According to gossip bloggers, R&B singer Usher is engaged to long-time girlfriend Tameka Foster, his stylist. The couple started dating more than a year ago. Apparently, she is wearing a huge engagement ring and he's introducing her as his fiancee.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This song is great and I absolutely love this video, I think it's fantastic but unfortunately they had to do another one for the American public and it's funny but they should have just stuck with this one because it's really good.
In the American version they had two children dancing around like Cupid's which was funny but over done which is typically American, while the Brits understand dark humor which is funnier. I mean even the American version of The Office is fluffy while the original was dark, sharp and hilarious.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
I haven't been a fan of Mary J Blige because I haven't felt any like for her songs but on this album I have liked all her songs and this one is my favourite. It's really good.Instead of reminding me of a man, it makes me think of my friends because I feel like my friends are FOR LIFE so I guess this is for them.
I really enjoy this song because I think it's so funny. I wonder what her brother Alfie thinks about the video because from what I read he wasn't impressed about the song in the first place. But I love this video, it's great kinda like the song. I also loved her LDN video.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
If he was so clever to be involved in the movie in the first place, why can't he see that a sequel is a bad idea. There was a reason why Mark wasn't a lead character in the first place. The Departed director Martin Scorsese would need to approve any follow-up so I'm hoping that he says NO!
Another surprising news is that they are planning to do a Robin Hood movie (the hundred version) with Russel Crowe as Sheriff of Nottingham. Apparently in this version the sheriff is the good guy who investigates murders with Robin Hood as the main suspect. Why do I see a flop coming?
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This song is the funniest thing I have heard in a while. Jamie Kennedy now thinks that he can rap after playing a wannabe rapper in the film Malibu's Most Wanted as B-Rad, the son who was an embrassment to his father.
Now him and his friend Stu Stone have an MTV show called Blowin' Up in which they are trying to get a record deal as RAPPERS. Seems like Warner Bros was the unfortunate record company to have said yes.
Friday, January 26, 2007
I've heard that many peeps from my class have ended up working for radio stations as DJs and I wonder if that is my only option. By the way, I have applied for radio jobs and that hasn't been fruitful either. My lack of job opportunities has really got me worried and I wonder if I should have done Bcom instead (ha, ha me as an accountant is really funny). If you have been unemployed for a year even working as a statician isnt so bad.
Well, people (my mom) say I mustn't give up, some people have been unemployed for 2 years before they found anything. Yeah, and that is suppose to make me feel better. But, alas, maybe they're right. I should sit back and smell the roses while I still can, thankfully, smelling roses is still free.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The good news is that Martin Scorsese got best picture and best director for The Departed at the Golden Globes Awards.
The weird news is that Renee Zellweger is getting it on with Luke Perry! Who even knew he was still alive?
Well back to work I guess.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The mayor, Linah Malatjie, intends replacing her existing Mercedes Benz with a new model costing R475 000. Half of that money could be used in improving the water problem in schools and for private use. When the public repeatedly asks for proper water tanks and better service they are told that there is no money, because it has gone to buy fancy cars for the mayor.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Is David crazy or what? Sure the money is good and all but what is he expecting to learn in the USA, where they don't even call call football by it's real name. The love of money really is the root to all bad decisions.
I mean really, who would have thought that sanitary pads could be used as a secret weapon. What a load of bull! The 81 packs of sanitary pads were confiscated at a roadblock last month. These packs are valued at about Z$129 000 and were given to the farm workers by an NGO.
I had read about this coalition that helped Zimbabwean women with pads because sanitary towels are so expensive in Zimbabwe, women end up using sticks, rags, newspapers to stop the menstrual flow. The woman who started the NGO, started it when she saw a woman walking in the street with her period running down her leg. She couldn't afford anything so she went without.
It's bad enough that women have to go through periods and now these poor Zimbabwean women have to deal with cramps and the fact that they can't afford to buy pads to deal with the flow. Now the Zimbabwean Government seems to be going out of it's way to stop NGOs helping these women. Apparently the male ministers were going on in Parliament saying that the women should show them how they use the pads. Can you imagine!
A march is organised at Trafalgar Square in London on the 10th of March to raise awareness about this crisis. To men, it may mean nothing but to women it deals with self-respect and dignity, we really must all unite against this travesty. The march is organised by Action for Southern Africa and The Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions(ZCTU) under the campaign Dignity!Period.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
This single from Bloc Party's album 'A weekend in the city' is absolutely fantastic. Bloc always had my attention after hearing Banquet and this single is up that level. The beat is just WOW!
The lead singer and guitarist Kele Okereke apparently came out of the closet in this album. Shame that people couldn't let him be. Now he'll probably be known as the ' gay black dude in the indie band' instead of a good musician.