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I’m not gonna lie, I watched the whole first season of Married at First Sight and part of the next season of their first year.
Yeah, I was watching TV instead of writing. What?!
Okay, maybe I could spend a bit more time in my feelings with my fingers on a keyboard.
Nope. This one has modern day couples dealing with the racism or homophobia of their families.
To promote the show they used three different couples which they didn’t use in the show (what’s up with that). But at least the promo gave us the cute Raquel and Justin.
They both do Muay Thai, they are both adorable. Maybe FYI will catch a clue and give them their own show, maybe in one of those little tiny houses they are always house hunting for people.
I guess if you watch it use the #loveislove and let’s get these cuties their own show.
I have spoken about Judith Hill before. She is a talented singer who needs to get more shine. How can a sister with this type of talent not be a household name?
If you still are unaware of this amazing young performer then you need to watch The Voice. And when you become a fan then vote, not just when she wins the competition (I have been a fan of hers for a few years now so I can’t see why she wouldn’t win this thing) but when her next album drops go out and buy it, because money talks, bs walks.
Hopefully, Usher will be watching her more closely while she’s rocking the stage, too, because how could he not remember her from the Michael Jackson memorial? Well, I guess it was a very sad day.
Here is another song off of Hill’s début album, the movie soundtrack from Red Hook Summer.
Desperation by Judith Hill
I love this song. When it debuted back in the winter after Sundance I looked all over the net trying to buy it.
On July 24, Hill’s album was released to the public via iTunes online and other digital retail stores. The ten songs from the album are featured in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” movie (released August 10).
“Red Hook Summer was an amazing experience that gave me the opportunity to write music that complements the mood of someone else’s artistic vision. Spike is a genius and I love how music played an integral part of the film that helps tell the story. I’m honored to be a part of such a cutting edge, thought provoking incredible piece of work,” exclaims Judith.
Every song on the CD is tight with a hint of old school soul and funk but still fresh for today.
Hill made a name for herself when she performed at Michael Jackson’s Memorial over three years ago. Since then everyone has waited to see what she could do on her own. I think her mentor would be proud of her freshman effort and as a fan of Spike Lee’s work I can’t wait to see how he uses her music in the film.
Just wanted to give folks interested in all things Blasian a heads up about an article on the Watermelon Sushi blog about Nikki (aka Euhporia Luv).
So now if you want to know more about the woman behind the movement check out her interview on Watermelon Sushi.
Actually, Watermelon Sushi is a good blog to add to your favorites. It’s run by writer/film maker Yayoi Lena Winfrey who is also Blasian (Black and Japanese).
I wasn’t going to say anything about the Tiger Woods/Vanity Fair magazine cover because I am truly tired of Tiger and the media’s fascination with his whoring. But then someone sent me this tidbit from Media TakeOut that has an excerpt of the article:
The interview was largely a series of profane quips by Tiger, such as “What I can’t figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big dicks?”
At another moment, during a photo shoot where four women attended to his every need and flirted with him as he flirted back, he told a joke: He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, “What’s this?” They were stumped. “It’s a black guy taking off his condom.”
Then there was the comments he made to his mistress Jamie Grubbs:
Jaimee: very true … I only watch football Tiger: Figured you would say that. Big black guys Jaimee: u are my first, last and only black guy! U should feel special Tiger: why do I not believe that?
Jaimee: well I appreciate you not wanting to wake me up but if y couldn’t sleep I would have rather sat up and talked to u more … find out why I keep falling more and more for u 😉 Tiger: Because I’m blasian 🙂
So it seems that the person who didn’t want to take a stand on race or behave as if he’s more than just one race thinks a lot about black. A bit too much about black men and how he might not measure up. Black males and their swagger do seem to represent American male masculinity. At one point he’s curious about it then the next minute he’s deriding it. And the photo, which mimics a lot of black male posturing looks like a sad attempt to capture the black male mystique with the scowl on his face registering more as a “Why not me?” instead of “Yeah, I Got This”.
Some folks are chalking his comments up to self-hate but I see it more as envy and desideration. But it’s not to be with a black man but to really be a black man.
Just my take.