Monthly Archives September 2013

FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

I Funkin’ LOVE Tamar Braxton’s new CD!  If you haven’t heard it, GET IT, it’s unquestionably one of the best in R&B this year.  Titled “Love And War,” it’s actually set a record in Billboard history.  The album features the hit “The One,” which samples the classic Mtume jam, “Juicy.”

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4 Little Girls in Bronze – Birmingham Bombing Victims Commemorative Bronze Medal

4 Little Girls in Bronze – Birmingham Bombing Victims Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Museum Of UnCut Funk continues to honor Black Icons by adding commemorative bronze medals featuring their images to our coin collection. We celebrate and honor Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, the 4 Little Girls killed by a racist bombing attack on their Birmingham Church.

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FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” will surely take the number-one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart next week.  The song was held off from taking the top of the chart by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which holds the position for an 11th week.  The hit tune, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads “Radio Songs” for a seventh week according to Nielsen BDS reports.  Thike’s track barely held off Perry’s “Roar,” which went from 85 to Number-2, following its first full week of single sales.

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AT&T’S STREET CHARGE/ The Funk of NYC

AT&T’S STREET CHARGE/ The Funk of NYC

AT&T had a press conference this past week along with New York City officials from the Parks and Recreations Department.  The ceremony was held to raise awareness of an existing vital form of technology that’s been a part of NYC’s landscape all summer called Street Charge.  The solar powered stems went up after the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, as a means of providing people without power to charge their electronic devices.

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Bain’s At It Again — Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand: A Black Disconnect

Bain’s At It Again — Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand: A Black Disconnect

So for the past few days in my peripheral vision I’ve been seeing this black ad online.  I’m not really taking it in, as I try not to be too consumed by the beast of the media we’re constantly exposed to.  Finally it gets me, it’s for Dunkin’ Donuts, but it’s not for your local shop… but the chain in Thailand.  It’s polished and looks slick, but it’s the same ol’ ish…

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