A Quote For The Moment, Vol. 3
"If you want it, don't be it - beast it."
-- MJ (with visual assistance from Quvenzhané Wallis)
Photo Credit: Jess Pinkham, Fox Searchlight
A Quote For The Moment, Vol 2
"Big Data may rule as today's new king, but Content will always be tomorrow's king-maker."
--MJ (with visual assistance from Data from The Goonies)
Today's POTUS press conference is below, pulled from The Blaze.
Thank you and much respect due to President Barack Obama for answering the call. May the national conversation continue until cultural understanding, tolerance, and respect are achieved. That probably means forever, but that just makes it ongoing change we can believe in.
Or actually, if we're going to use correct English, "change in which we can believe."
Hire me, Obama. You'll not only keep doing good things under my critical advisement, you'll also never have a grammatical error in a campaign slogan again, ever. Not that you're running for anything again anyway, but still, hire me anyway. Just sayin'.
A Quote For The Moment, Vol. I
"Having a network is essential, but never think that your network should do more for you than you can do for yourself."
-MJ (with visual assistance from Oprah Winfrey)
Murder To Excellence: Trayvon Martin, Fruitvale Station and a Request to President Barack Obama for Leadership
"We should all be nostalgic for the days when only real, badge-wearing policemen felt they had legal cover to murder unarmed young black men. Those were the days, huh?"
Dinner, Drinks, Dancing & Donell Jones: The Shark Bar & Grille in Southwest ATL is Where You Wanna Be
You don't get many chances these days to tell people there's a Donell Jones show tonight. As a former employee of LaFace Records, even I get pretty nostalgic and fan-happy remembering the '90s, when R&B singers still wore fedoras and suits, and sang songs that were just simple enough that dudes felt comfortable singing along.
Donell Jones is indeed back, celebrating a new album release and performing in concert tonight at The Shark Bar & Grille, a swanky/sexy ("swexy"?) new lounge renovated from the shell of what used to be The Pearl Bistro & Bar. Instead of the warmer, rustic-earth orange/gold/cream interior color scheme, there are now lush nighttime hues of deep blue, purple, and glossy black.
The spot stays open until 3am on Fridays, Saturdays, and because why not, Tuesdays. Featured on the menu are pastas like Chicken and Sausage, a gargantuan $18 serving of Louisiana Gumbo with shrimp, crawfish, chicken and other gumboey things, and what they swear you'll say are the best catfish fingers in town, unless of course you've ever shaken Manti Teo's hand.
Again, Donell Jones performs tonight -- I know, that's like three or four times now -- and I'd guess he's hitting the stage around 11pm or later. Get more info at The Shark Bar's Facebook page, get more info on the venue at SharkBarATL.com, and click Read More now to check out a gallery of interior photos. You know what's up. (sorry... couldn't help myself)
Kanye and Jay are two rich black men who are dominant in the business of entertainment and culture, and neither is afraid to remind you of their positioning via utterly ridiculous album titles, cover art, production, and lyrics.
This won't be a long post, partially because it's my first on this site, and mostly because neither of these albums are ground-breakingly good. But they're new albums from Kanye West and Jay-Z, and that matters, because whether you think both LPs are subpar, or they're great, or they're both in the #illuminati or whatever, you care.
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