nerd4music asked: Crooked is the only way my glasses know how to be. I feel you.
the struggle continues.
the struggle continues.
serpentine fire | ewf
the cause and effect of you has brought new meaning in my life to me*
*the instrumentation trumps each and every lyric in this song.
a life in the day of benjamin andre | andre 3000 / outkast
yes we were sellin it but no it wasn’t blow
awesome to hear :) can’t wait to support gugu and amma.
didn’t even realize there was one. i definitely will. thanks for the heads up!
thanks, homie. but no worries, i shut him down. apparently his trademark is getting sloshed at social gatherings and provoking others into conversations he spends talking over everyone else, but this was my first time meeting him so i was caught off guard. the stuff he was saying and his beliefs were so ludicrous that it would’ve been hilarious if it didn’t piss me off so much. the most shocking part is that i’m 95% sure it wasn’t even the alcohol talking and he really believes every condescending thing he was spouting off. and then had the nerve to say, “i don’t mean you, obviously.” oh, really? so you just mean everyone else i know and love who happens to be black and identifies as american. got it. just generalizations left and right. surefire way to irk me.
anyway, when he wasn’t dominating the conversation, other discussion was really eye-opening and insightful: how often black americans claim america and how often black brits don’t claim britain/the uk, the experiences of first generation black british, african continent vs. caribbean culture, the division amongst all the diasporic countries and islands that are represented in the uk, the neverending i do/don’t see color debate, ignorance vs. racism. good stuff.
1: golden lady - stevie wonder
7: let’s take a ride - justin timberlake
A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
only one? not fair. here’s 5:
a) that goodbye hug in the flashback was mad long and shonda loves her some foreshadowing, b) it would be too simple and easy if she really had passed away. we’re going to spend the whole season with liv’s layers of anguish and guilt being revealed to us, then i can 97% guarantee maya shows up in the finale. to just mess her whole world up all over again. c) just a hunch. a hunch based off of watching all shows in shondaland’s catalogue and just guessing that there’s going to be another curveball thrown at us.
caveat - i could be wrong about all this and i totally accept that as a strong possibility because shonda is always one step ahead of the general public. it seems as though she can sense when her viewers are used to her curveballs and then goes and develops new ones. all i do know is that this storyline isn’t at all what it’s currently being depicted as. shonda is too crafty to work the truth of a storyline into what makes it to screen only 6 episodes in. too crafty and dark and twisty.
1) i embrace nonconformity in most aspects of my life, but being one of those people who grew up with the goal of moving to nyc is an area where i’m proud to be a part of the hive. i am 100% one of the kabillion settlers referenced in this quote that so beautifully sums up why that place is in my heart. my love affair with nyc is vast and i think i’ll call it home again soon; i can feel it in my bones.
2) i’m so glad you said generally, lol. australia, hands down. it just ticks off so many pros for me - great weather, great accents, great indigenous culture, far from home, stunning landscape, tons to do and see, the weather deserves two mentions. and no, the ridiculously long flight and high rate of poisonous animals don’t outweigh the pros for me :)
3) alkebulan / africa. no specific countries because there’s too many i want to see. why? because books and movies and music and second hand accounts aren’t enough. i need to set foot there.