I realized that I've been in love with Janet Jackson since "Dream Street" my auntie Jamie gave me Janet and I was hooked ever since. I would copy her video(which was hard to do back then) I use to recreate videos all the time. Mind you I was all of 5/6. When I turned 6 there was this Janet control t shirt I got for my bday. I wore that shirt everywhere all the time and refused to take it off.
I just loved her as a kid. But when I got older the love only grew with me. She became important to me the albums started to hit home that "Janet" album was the ticket. Growing into a teen. ( albums lasted much longer back then) no at 10 I wasn't there but the music was stuck in my brain. Somewhere around 13 going back to the Janet album I could relate to the subject matters then like a tone of bricks "Design of a decade" came out. "24 play" was the song hormones raging I got it.
Somewhere In there I had my first sexual experience "24 play" playing in the background on repeat. 14/15 came and I was in a different place feeling so many things couldn't grasp what was happening and like always Janet came with the "velvet rope" my life as I knew it was an album. Songs like: "You" "Free xone" "Together Again" which I attributed to my first love and later it would come to be a shout out to family members that are no longer here. "I get lonely" "Special" "Tonight's the night" later on "Ropeburn" "Anything" someone introduced me to what tonight's the nights meaning late night on what I thought was a friendly outing. "What about" was a song I knew all too well by what I witnessed during my childhood. I came to know it later as a new adult.
In an argument that turned quickly I could here the lyrics as that escalated and I was done. As time moved on. I knew who I was and I was ok with me bordering adulthood Janet gave me "All for you" it seemed Janet and I were on the same page I was single and happy but shortly fell hard for a fellow Janet fan. "Someone to call my lover" was me. "When we ooohh" "China love" they had them Asian eyes and that album was all me. After that was all said and Done "Damita Jo" I was newly single and grown nuff said I wanted to have fun and I did. I say all this to say Janet has always in her own way been there for me. When I listen I remember where I was and how far I've come. And how there's always work to do. The understanding of "Unbreakable" is you have arrived to this place now what you gonna do? You thought it didn't get any better than. This but life happened and showed you. Remember who YOU are. Love isn't about control. #IStandWithJanet #SOTW #Jtribe4Life
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
While yes the billboards in the past have been my favorite award show. This was by far the worst award show I have seen ever. ugh of course Drake and Beyonce were the darlings of the evening aka the award hoarders, The award show focused mainly on lack luster performances with gems in the middle Celine with the celebration of the now 20 year old hit "My heart will go on" (as does that song) a tearful Celine belted her heart out with audience participation as much as I am far removed from the hit I absolutely Love me some Celine who also looked amazing 1 year after her husband Rene passed away from his long battle with cancer. Good for you Celine.
Now Cher #MicDrop. Cher at 71 showed every single chippy this is what showmanship looks like she came to the stage with her epic hit "Believe" costume 1 and then yes.... In classic Cher fashion costume 2 complete with the now iconic "If I could turn back time" Outfit and The Hair..... Cher also was Billboards recipient "Icon Award" Come on how could you not she has no.1's in 6 yes 6 decades and LOOKED AMAZING... work it out Cher. The last stitch efforts to hold the award show together Bruno Mars (who should have opened the show) gave you his new single "Too good to say Goodbye" Outside of these 3 mentioned nothing to write home about not really because other performers were no good it just didn't flow from start to finish to be honest I kept an eye on facebook just to see when Bruno came on Thank you Romes... And Thank you all for sticking with me with my spotty commentary but I'm Back and can't wait to dish.... xoxoxox
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
BEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer)
PRODUCERS: Thomas Benski, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg
PRODUCERS: Michel Franco, Gina Kwon, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana
PRODUCERS: Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell
Manchester by the Sea
PRODUCERS: Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Stewart, Kevin J. Walsh
PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the producer and director)
The Childhood of a Leader
DIRECTOR: Brady Corbet
PRODUCERS: Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Chris Coen, Ron Curtis, Helena Danielsson, Mona Fastvold, István Major
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Anna Rose Holmer
PRODUCER: Lisa Kjerulff
DIRECTOR: Chris Kelly
PRODUCERS: Sam Bisbee, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott
Swiss Army Man
DIRECTORS: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
PRODUCERS: Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee, Lauren Mann, Amanda Marshall, Eyal Rimmon, Jonathan Wang
DIRECTOR: Robert Eggers
PRODUCERS: Daniel Bekerman, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larraín, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women
Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by), Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias, Little Men
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Chris Kelly, Other People
Adam Mansbach, Barry
Stella Meghie, Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich, Christine
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000, given to the writer, director and producer)
Free In Deed
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jake Mahaffy
PRODUCERS: Mike Bowes, Mike S. Ryan, Brent Stiefel
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Josh Locy
PRODUCERS: Michael Covino, April Lamb, Sara Murphy, Isaiah Smallman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: So Yong Kim
WRITER/PRODUCER: Bradley Rust Gray
PRODUCERS: David Hansen, Alex Lipschultz, Johnny Mac
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: T.W. Pittman
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Kelly Daniela Norris
WRITER/PRODUCER: Isaac Adakudugu
PRODUCER: Giovanni Ximėnez
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Andrew Ahn
PRODUCERS: David Ariniello, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Kelly Thomas
BEST MALE LEAD
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free In Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris From America
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina Garcia, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People
Ava Berkofsky, Free In Deed
Lol Crawley, The Childhood of a Leader
Zach Kuperstein, The Eyes of My Mother
James Laxton, Moonlight
Robbie Ryan, American Honey
Matthew Hannam, Swiss Army Man
Jennifer Lame, Manchester by the Sea
Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda, Jackie
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
DIRECTOR: Kleber Mendonça Filho
DIRECTOR: Athina Tsangari
My Golden Days (France)
DIRECTOR: Arnaud Desplechin
Toni Erdmann (Germany/Romania)
DIRECTOR: Maren Ade
Under the Shadow (Iran/United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Babak Anvari
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ava DuVernay
PRODUCERS: Spencer Averick, Howard Barish
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Kirsten Johnson
PRODUCER: Marilyn Ness
I am Not Your Negro
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Raoul Peck
PRODUCERs: Rémi Grellety, Hébert Peck
O.J.: Made in America
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ezra Edelman
PRODUCERS: Nina Krstic, Tamara Rosenberg, Caroline Waterlow
DIRECTOR: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
PRODUCERS: Gerd Haag
Under the Sun
DIRECTOR: Vitaly Mansky
PRODUCER: Natalya Manskaya
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Award given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)
DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins
CASTING DIRECTOR: Yesi Ramirez
ENSEMBLE CAST: Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Thodes, Ashton Sanders
Saturday, August 27, 2016
I remember being such Aalyiah Fan.. When I saw her new look and new Music with "One In A Million" I just knew she would be around of what I thought would be forever. I was 13 years old and I Played that CD like it was the last one on earth. To The point I had to buy it a few times. Yes It Has been 20 years of such a masterpiece and a part of the soundtrack of my life, And 15 years since we lost an angle...
Friday, August 26, 2016
With the new release of "Glory" We aren't Getting bubble gum pop princess Britney, Oh no We are getting the Britney That the "Blackout" album gave us a peek of. Yes Our Girl has put on those big girl pants and snapped her fingers and asked " Are You Ready"? This album gives you a complete grown version of the evolution of Ms. Spears.
With the single "Make Me" we hear soft but in charge vocals where she is clear speaking to whomever about getting it in. However we have other tracks like "Clumsy" "Do You Wanna Come Over" "Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) &" "Liar" Just to name a few.
This is an Mid To Uptempo album where you can let play cover to cover. You can Tell she took her time with this as it took her 2 years to record it. No Doubt Grown and sexy Brit will Grace the stage when she returns to Vegas, However Before that she will be on stage at This Sunday's VMA's On MTV.... My recommendation is If you LOVED The "Blackout" Album as I do. Then this album is a great follow up to That. Actually It would be a mix of Blackout,Femme, and Britney Jean... Check it out I'm giving it a 4/5 and spend the extra Money on The Deluxe Album.....
Britney Spears Julia Michaels Justin Tranter Nick Monson
2. "Make Me..." (featuring G-Eazy)
Spears Matthew Burns Joe Janiak Gerald Gillum
3. "Private Show"
Spears Carla Marie Williams Tramaine "Young Fyre" Winfrey Simon Smith
4. "Man on the Moon"
Jason Evigan Ilsey Juber Phoebe Ryan Sterling Fox Marcus Lomax
Evigan Dan Book[a] Pat Thrall[a]
5. "Just Luv Me"
Daniel Omelio Magnus August Høiberg Michaels
Cashmere Cat Robopop Mischke[a]
Talay Riley Warren "Oak" Felder Alex Niceforo
Felder Alex Nice Mischke[a]
7. "Do You Wanna Come Over?"
Mattias Larsson Robin Fredriksson Michaels Tranter Sandy Chila
Mattman & Robin 3:22
8. "Slumber Party"
Larsson Fredriksson Michaels Tranter
Mattman & Robin Mischke[a]
9. "Just Like Me"
Spears Michaels Tranter Monson
10. "Love Me Down"
Evan Kidd Bogart Andrew Goldstein Jesse St. John Jessica Karpov
11. "Hard to Forget Ya"
Oscar Görres Ian Kirkpatrick Brittany Coney Denisia Andrews Edward Drewett
Görres Kirkpatrick[b] Mischke[a]
12. "What You Need"
Spears Williams Winfrey Smith
Spears Michaels Tranter Michael Tucker
14. "Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortés)"
Larsson Fredriksson Michaels Tranter
Mattman & Robin Mischke[a]
Evigan Breyan Isaac Danny Parker Nash Overstreet
16. "If I'm Dancing"
Kirkpatrick Simon Wilcox Chantal Kreviazuk
17. "Coupure Électrique"
Spears Lance Eric Shipp Nathalia Marshall Rachael Kennedy