Nov 15
hookup

Everyone loves a hookup, except those of us who have had bad ones. Though in theory, the hook-up is a great dating tool. You get a chance to look at the guy or girl (if it isn’t a blind date) and the ice is already broken since you both share a friend. There is also the ease in getting her number, getting a first date, and hopefully getting some action. What gets forgotten though, is the hard feelings if things don’t go so well. You may shrug this off as whatever happens, happens, but what if the hookup is from a close friend and that person is his/her cousin, best friend, or ex? I’ll tell you what happens, the person who hooked you up will get an earful of stories about how much of a jackass you are, and are prone to believe it since their… [Read more]

Nov 12
janelle

Janelle Monáe, Girl from Another Planet Open your minds, earthlings, and prepare to be launched headfirst into an alternate universe. A place where robots fall in love with humans. Where your tour guide into this alternate realm is a demure lil thang with a bold set of pipes. “I’m an alien from outer space,” declares Janelle Monáe on the first song of her debut album, Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition). Yes, Toto, we are no longer in Kansas anymore. Or even planet Earth. – Taken from www.jmonae.com. As you all know, the Hall of The Black Dragon is all about originality, sexiness and space-aged things. So how surprised was I to be flipping through the channels and there on BET (yes the stereotypical abortion of a music channel) and seeing a small woman in saddle shoes doing a wicked moon walk in a futuristic… [Read more]

Nov 11
music

I am writing this as a contribution to the few who read and may take something away from this. We are blessed as human beings with one unique aspect of life which is our diversity of communication. We talk, gesture, read, write, sing… you name it, we get our point across in whatever way we can. Artistically one of our most beautiful forms of expression is through vocal communication, singing, rhyming, reciting, you name it. With this we have formed hundreds of styles and forms, each to be used to express when given, and interpreted when taken. This is where it gets really interesting, music as a form has gotten even deeper in the last few centuries, that now it has become more than a pleasure for the ear, it takes form. The artist Seal once commented that he refused to write down his lyrics… [Read more]