Good reads!

Friday, December 27, 2013

5 Best Season 3 #Scandal Moments... So Far

Here's my countdown of the 5 best and/or most shocking Scandal moments that season 3 has given us so far. Check them out and see if any of them made your list!



5. She's alive!!!

Who else nearly fell out when Mama Pope rolled over in that military prison bed????




4. He's the hell AND the high water!

Daddy Pope has had some wonderful lines this season, and that one was one of my favorites. The scene where he made Olivia drop her eyes in shame? Genius! Joe Morton deserves a freakin' Emmy and a Golden Globe!



3. BOY!!!

Another stand-out scene with Papa Pope. Man! He read Fitz like yesterday's newspaper!!




2. He did what to Quinn???!!!

That Huck/Quinn torture scene was almost too much! In that scene we saw the depth of Huck's loyalty to Olivia and the true nature of the beast that resides inside of him... and we still love him.



1. Mama's a psycho killer!!

Okay, okay, I knew something was not right with Mama Pope when she went all Hannibal Lecter on herself in the prison cell. And my hackles raised a little bit more when she killed the poor prison doctor, but by the end of the winter finale, she proved to be a full-on psycho. Can't wait to see what my favorite show has in store for me next!!






What's on your list? Comment below and let me know!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

5 Favorite Christmas Songs!

Here we go! These are my top 5 Christmas songs. These are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Enjoy!!


5. "Give Love On Christmas Day"




4. "Gee Whiz, It's Christmas?




3. "Silent Night"




2. "At Christmas Time" 




1. "This Christmas"




Merry Christmas!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Guilty Pleasures... Top 5 Favorite Flicks!

Hello and welcome to the randomness of my mind. Today, I want to share my top 5 favorite, wonderful, campy, melodramatic movies. Love them, but I'm ashamed to admit it. Here goes!!



5. Showgirls - I know, I know... but it has everything--drama, intrigue, mystery...well, not so much. But I still love it!






4. Grease 2 - No, it's not as good as the first one, but so what? It's got music and old-looking teenagers and drama. I'm good with it!





3. Independence Day - It's got it all! An implausible plot, aliens, strippers, Will Smith... what more can you ask for???






2.  Breakin'/Breakin' 2 - Yes!!! Music, dancing, sub-par acting!! Yesssssssss!!!!







1. Tropic Thunder - Have you seen it?????? Alpa Chino, Simple Jack, Booty Sweat. Enough said!!!



Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm Obsessed With... Real Genius!

I grew up in the 80's--a time when movies and music were arguable at their best and worst at the same time. There is a long list of movies and songs that make up the fabric of my childhood, and Real Genius is one of them. This is one of my all-time favorite movies with a wonderful soundtrack! Have you seen it? If not, you're missing out on all of the angst and fun that made 80's movies so awesome!!





Here's one of my favorite songs from the movie. Enjoy!!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

I'm Obsessed With... Arnel Pineda's Voice!

I'll be the first to admit that I have more than my fair share of issues. One of which is OCD. Yep, it's the truth. And the "O" part acts up quite a bit.



When I find something I really like, I have to know everything about it. I research it and watch all of the YouTube videos about it and read all of the articles. And then I move on to another obsession. Right now, I can't get enough of Arnel Pineda's voice. Have you heard him?












See! How awesome is he??????



Monday, November 4, 2013

6 Guilty Pleasures

guilt·y pleas·ure
noun
  1. 1.
    something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.




    We all have them. Here are a few of mine. Who knows, maybe we have some in common :)))





    1. Keeping Up With The Kardashians

    What can I say? I love it! It's one of the few reality shows I watch and I try not to ever miss it.Yes, I'm a Kardashian fan. Yes, I'm a Kim Kardashian fan, too. Love watching this family interact and act out. So sue me!





    2. Fashion Police on E!

    I'm sorry. I know Joan Rivers is mean, but she's also hilarious! She cracks me up with her zingers and quips. Love this show!





    3. Bruno Mars

    He's a musical genius. Few people will deny that, His tunes are catchy. His voice is awesome. But if you sit and really pay attention to some of his lyrics, they just might make you blush. Don't believe me? Check out "Gorilla." ***Warning - Explicit Lyrics***





    4. Vine Videos on YouTube

    Inappropriate, tasteless, silly, dumb, crazy, and hilarious. But don't take my word for it. Check them out for yourself!





    5. Cartoon Scandal

    Are you a Scandal fan? Doesn't even matter. I think anyone and everyone will find these cartoons absolutely gut-busting!! Check them out!!





    6. Anime!!

    Yeah, I'm a grown woman. Whatever, whatever. Ever watched Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood? Exactly!







    That's all I can think of right now. Later!



Monday, October 14, 2013

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

If you are a Journey fan or a music fan or simply a dreamer, you will LOVE this documentary!! 


Here's the description via amazon.com:


Don't Stop Believin' : Everymans Journey follows the real life rock n roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime's worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.





I rate it 5 million stars!!

Available on Amazon. It's also streaming on Netflix. Watch it!!! You will not be disappointed!!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

FREE Poetry

Hello all! Be sure to visit my official website to download a FREE collection of poetry!




CLICK HERE and start reading!!

Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Indie Artist of the Week: Bob Marley





I know what you're thinking. He is known internationally, his legacy is huge. He is/was not an Indie Artist. I had the same feelings before watching an extraordinary documentary on Netflix. It really shed light on the true Indie Spirit of Bob Marley. If you have Netflix, I encourage you to watch. It is also available on Amazon in both DVD and streaming video form. I give it 5 enthusiastic stars. If you are an indie artist, this documentary will definitely inspire you!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Art, Music, Networking!




Details:

Trois ├ómes (Three Souls ) Presents: 

Echos Behind the Broken Surface

An evening of mind provoking art by artist from the New England area. 
*Art
*Music
*Networking
Featured artist:
AmW (Alicia Walter) of Estetika Exposure
M. Naja (Milene Willoughby)
Meka Phoenix Carter
Brazil of Artistic Cypher
Known for their amazing talent that has been seen worldwide and include places such as Japan, Africa, and the United Kingdom. 

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We are being honored with 5 individuals from the High Meadows Intensive Residential Services of South Hadley. The High Meadows program and staff care for highly medical and intensive individuals who can not fulfill normal daily activities. We are very excited to have them join us as well as have their art works featured.
In addition, we are also being honored by a talented group of youth individuals from the VOC/CHA Cabot Manor Teen Program of Chicopee, Mass.
We have no doubt that this art exhibit will be nothing less than amazing! All artwork displayed will be available for purchase!
Don't be shy and spread the word!

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****Music provided by Deejay Big Magic****

Opening reception at 5pm.
Refreshments will be available.
Join the experience! Art is not art alone. Come feed your mind, body, and soul!
$5 Advanced
$10 At the door.

Photographers and Media personal welcomed!
See you there!

Marriot Hotels
2 Boland Way
Springfield, Mass.



Tickets available for purchase online at: http://estetikaexposure.com/events/event_tickets

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Artist of the Week: RANGER RHYMEZ

RANGER RHYMEZ











2ND STREET: Tell us about you. Where are you from? Where are you now?
RANGER RHYMEZ: I am a very spiritual person, work very hard to accomplish my dreams, I have a passion for music, love to give jokes, I am from Jamaica, and am in Jamaica now.



2ND STREET: What inspires you?
RANGER RHYMEZ: What inspires me is things that happen every day. 




2ND STREET: Who is your favorite musician living or passed on? Why?
RANGER RHYMEZ: Bob Marley, because he did a lot of uplifting music.



2ND STREET: Name a song you wish you’d written.
RANGER RHYMEZ: Bob Marley "One Love"



2ND STREET: Complete this sentence: The best album I’ve ever heard, hands down is __________________.
RANGER RHYMEZ:  The best album I ever heart, hands down is  One Love  by Bob Marley



2ND STREET: Tell us about your current projects.
RANGER RHYMEZ: Projects I am work on: a reggae album, just finish a dancehall mix tape, and I have a big project I'm working on with Monica Shorter. That project is going to be great; she's the best. She's is the owner of Reed Willow productions, and she is also my manager. 



2ND STREET:  How can you be contacted?
RANGER RHYMEZ:
Contact my manager shortermonica@gmail.com or Rangerrhymez@gmail.com 
Facebook: Ranger Rhymez Music
Twitter: @RangerRhymez
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rangerrhymez
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ranger-rhymez

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Artist of the Week - Red Sirens


Red Sirens










2ND STREET: Tell us about you.
RED SIRENS: My name is Araceli Rodriguez. My artist name is Red Sirens. I'm Mexican, was raised in the US since the age of 5. Where I now reside.


2ND STREET: In one word, describe your art. 
RED SIRENS: RAW


2ND STREET: What inspires you? 
RED SIRENS: I find inspiration in my surroundings, I also try to incorporate my culture into my work because I believe that art should have a soul. I do not like lazy art and so for me a piece of work can be a thing of intense beauty and work. One piece of work for me to finish and compose can be as simple as giving, breathing life into a canvas so it can be a slow process. When I have a commissioned piece to make I work hard in making it as worthy and as accurate as possible.


2ND STREET: Who is your favorite artist living or passed on?
RED SIRENS: Frida Kahlo is my favorite artist.


2ND STREET: Do you ever get “Artist’s block?” If so, how do you get over it?
RED SIRENS:Yes I often loose inspiration. sometimes it can last for years. I had artist block one time for as long as two years, but art runs in my veins and I always look to shelter myself back under it's warmth.

I don't know what happens, it's like waking up one morning and yearning for the right cup of coffee.I can't quite tell you how it is I get over it, it just happens.



2ND STREET: How long does it take for you to complete a piece?
RED SIRENS: That depends on the piece, If it s a commissioned one, I place myself on a strict calender regime. If it's a piece that is mine. -well, let tell you.... I still have a piece in my studio that I have been working on for about 10 years. I work on it a little. and I leave it and then two years later I find something I want to add to it. It is my one piece that I have yet to complete.


2ND STREET: Tell us about your current projects.
RED SIRENS: I currently in the process of networking and promoting. I often get a commissions piece, here and there but I have also been busy working and stretching out into other mediums. I design costume Jewelry.



2ND STREET: How can you be contacted? 
RED SIRENS: 
Emailredsirens@yahoo.com
Website:  www.redsirens.net
My portfoliohttp://www.redbubble.com/explore/redsirens





Thursday, February 21, 2013

Artist of the Week - Purpose


Purpose











2ND STREET: Tell us about you. Where are you from? Where are you now?
PURPOSE: Well, I was born in New Jersey, but I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.


2ND STREET: In one word, describe your music.
PURPOSE: Energetic :)


2ND STREET: What inspires you?
PURPOSE: Just the experiences I've been through. For almost every song I've written, There's a story behind it. 


2ND STREET: Complete this sentence: Everyone says I sound like ________.
PURPOSE: Everyone says I sound like Alicia Keys.


2ND STREET: What's your favorite song? Why?
PURPOSE: My favorite song is "Apologize" by One Republic . I love that song just because you can really tell where the artist is coming from and you can feel their pain through the song.





2ND STREET: What would you name the soundtrack of your life?
PURPOSE: "In My Lane, Keeping Strong"


2ND STREET: What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
PURPOSE: If a man doesn't respect the things he has, he won't respect you.


2ND STREET: Tell us about your current projects. (be as brief or as lengthy as you’d like)
PURPOSE:  Well, what I'm doing right now is just working on getting my songs recorded and on youtube. I also want to get them onto iTunes.


2ND STREET: How can you be contacted?
PURPOSE: 
ibookpurpose@gmail.com for bookings or just contact me on Twitter or Facebook. :)
Instagram: @purpose_always 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Artist of the Week - Elite Noel




Elite Noel











2ND STREET: Tell us about you. Where are you from? Where are you now?
ELITE NOEL: Born and Raised in Oakland Ca, currently in Atlanta GA 


2ND STREET: In one word, describe your music.
ELITE NOEL:  FuturisticSoul


2ND STREET: What inspires you?
ELITE NOEL: My Family, those Who Support My Movement and Music! I'm Inspired by these individuals.


2ND STREET: Complete this sentence: Everyone says I sound like ________.
ELITE NOEL: Everyone says I sound like a bit of Jasmine Sullivan wit a touch of Old School Keyshia Cole.





2ND STREET: What's your favorite song? Why?
ELITE NOEL:  "He Wants It All today" by Forever Jones! I love Gospel music...It keeps my Spirit Peaceful.


2ND STREETl What would you name the soundtrack of your life?
ELITE NOEL: Story of My Life! 


2ND STREET: What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
ELITE NOEL:.Never allow people to shoot your vision or dreams down! Do what you love! Love what you do!


2ND STREET: Tell us about your current projects. 
ELITE NOEL: new single and video dropping IN February and EP on the way! And more Reality TV of course.


2ND STREET: How can you be contacted?
ELITE NOEL:
Twitter @Elite_Noel
YouTube: EliteNoel1
Instagram iEliteNoel



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