OR The Power of Red & Black in Advertising. The “Temptation” ad from my previous blog inspired this. Since the beginning of advertising the “creative mind” has literally banked on fear and nothing has changed. The all ever popular soap commercials of radio, that led to the soap commercials for soap operas on TV, are steeped in fear. Yes of course we need and use soap for cleaning things we use daily and our personal hygiene, however it’s the way the message is shaped.
I met this cat at NYCC and I was reminded of my childhood. So I had to give Black Action Tees a shout out!
The TIME has released some new music! One of the best bands of the past 30 years, their re-entry to music is a welcome presence. People always want to FUNK! They say the third TIME’s a charm.
August 28th, 2008
Obama Wins The Democratic Nomination For President
Newspaper Covers From Around The World
June 4th, 2008
Obama Clinches The Democratic Presidential Nomination
Newspaper Covers From Around The World
Recent reports would have us believe that Sly Stone is destitute and homeless. Although the now Michael Jackson Estate owns the publishing of Sly Stone’s music, he still has ownership as a writer. How much money he has or as to extent of what his resources are are unbeknown-st to me and none of my business, but I hope and believe the living legend is actually not on his last leg.
It’s amazing how we meet people some times and have an instant bond with them. ”We took a liking to him right away”, “There’s just something about her you love”, we’ve all heard at some point or at least (hopefully) in context. Such was the case for me with Amy Winehouse almost ten years ago now.
There’s simply not enough garbage cans on the streets of New York City. When you consider the number of residents in New York alone, add the innumerable amount of tourists in NYC year round, the trash cans needed throughout the city simply don’t add up.
Soul Singer and Rock Star Amy Winehouse has passed away. Although she was only 27, she made an indelible impression on the world of music amidst her short lived career. Her debut CD “Frank” virtually went unnoticed initially in the United States, but by the time it hit the streets of London back in 2003, she was already a well known performer in the UK community. Her 2006 release, “Back to Black,” put her on the proverbial map and earned her six Grammy nominations that resulted in five wins.
Yesterday I accompanied my godchildren to the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, N.J., where over 200 playable games sit just off the boardwalk.
Graffiti goes global in this third volume of blackbook drawings from writers around the world. Nearly 200 private drawings by artists from every corner of the globe are featured in this volume.
Alexander McQueen was one of the FUNKIEST designers to ever live. If there was a FUNK Diva on the scene today, she’d have to wear McQueen. His style is second to none and his vision intergalactic! Almost 100 of his designs are on display through July 31st at the MET in New York City – wherever you are, it’s worth the trip.
Rap rivalry is older than the genre of rap itself. Before MCs started dissin’ each other on wax, kids was playing the dozens in the playground with FUNK in the background. Back in the day, circa 1984, U.T.F.O. released the single “Hanging Out.” Produced by Full Force, the track didn’t hit, but the B-Side did! It was “Roxanne, Roxanne,” a song about a girl that wouldn’t give them the time of day. Fortunately for all lady MCs, it got a ton of radio airplay.
When I first saw it, nearly ten years ago now, I just figured some kids pants were falling off his ass. Being a man with a very flat ass, for years I have had to constantly pull my own pants up and have made countless trips to the shoe repair to add extra holes to my belts. But then it soon became clear that this was an intentional act. “It’ll pass,” I thought, but such is not the case.
Prince took the stage at Madison Square Garden last night for the fourth time amidst his Welcome 2 America Tour. “I’ll be back New York,” he yelled, “I love it here,” he exclaimed during the latter part of the show. His Highness vowed that he would return before TOO long, saying it had been awhile since he had done a major show in the Big Apple.
According to dime wars.com, Halle Berry is not doing the role of Aretha Franklin. On the site it reads: Halle Berry was recently named as a contender for playing the lead in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic. However, it seems that Halle Berry is not interested in the role.
The events in the life of Ted Williams have been taking on new dynamics for the past three weeks. According to the newser.com, after a televised session with Dr. Phil, he has decided to check into a private, inpatient rehab facility to try to rid himself of dependencies on drugs and alcohol.
Now as happy as I am to see a new film coming from Ang Lee, does it have to be in 3-D? When I saw the face of Irfan Khan in the border on Facebook I was intrigued. Recognizing him from this past season of HBO’s “In Treatment,” reading the article, I realized I loved his performance in “Slumdog Millionaire.” My favorite delivery from Khan however, is his tour de force in Nair’s “The Namesake.”