June 12, 2011

Beyonce’s “Party” leaks into the web

And, one of my favorite blogs got its hands on it before it could be pulled off the internet. Listen to the track on Pinboardblog.

Beyonce – “Party” (ft. Andre 3000)

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October 11, 2010

Dubstep Mania

More likely than not, you’ve heard the term “dubstep” around the net space.  It’s a genre of music that has its roots in the bass heavy beats of drum and bass (D&B) and, even earlier, Jamaican dub music.  Stimulating eardrums of adventurous listeners, music lovers and youth on all sorts of hallucinogens, dubstep has grown beyond the original spinners, Benga, Skream and Kode 9 among others, to pervade the electronic scene.  “Dupstep Mania” includes only a light medley of dubstep.  Some of the stuff out there is wild–too crazy even for my ears, i.e. La Roux’s “In For The Kill” (Skrillex Remix).  I collected a few tasteful dubstep mixes below and threw in a couple ambient/intelligent dance music (IDM) tracks.  Happy downloading!

Beware of  no. 4, “Crush” gives off a pop impression but it will sneak up on you.  Nadastrom’s remix is absolutely dirty.  Download after the jump.
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September 29, 2010

Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae?

Yes. I think so.  I love this cover!!

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(via Pinboardblog)

September 10, 2010

“Neon Gumbo” in Reverse

Thanks to Google, I searched my way to the answer to “WTH is Janelle Monae singing in no. 8?!” You know, because she seems quite far from a Satanist. Still, “Neon Gumbo” from Archandroid is eerily beautiful and is reversed below. Love it. Happy listening!

September 8, 2010

Robin Thicke and Leading Ladies

Until I can find a quality program to feed my playlist through, I have to settle with providing you with a list and places you can either download or (shocker!) pay for the tracks. This one’s mostly R&B and reggae–Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill, Tanya Stephens, Robin Thicke and some Major Lazer mixes.  Enjoy!
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September 8, 2010

Crowning the Compilation Queen

“You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather!”

Ms. Jackson, Outkast

This blog is in dire need of updating! So…HELLO, AGAIN. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve checked up.  I’ve had some time to collect myself.  The recession has indeed had palpable affects on the American people.  Albeit an American by way of naturalization, I am a prime example of what the situation has forced many young adults to become: out-of-school, out-of-work, bored and broke consumers.  Smh.  The economic fiasco “hit young people especially hard,” according to USA Today.  The piece also included irritating statistics that showed how times were once oh-so-good to us youngin’s.

Only 47.6% of people ages 16 to 24 had jobs in August, the lowest level since the government began keeping track in 1948, according to the Labor Department.  By Comparison, 62.8% of that age group was employed in August 2000.

–USA Today, Sept. 7, 2010, “Driest spell yet for summer work”

That’s just pathetic!
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April 6, 2010

Don’t Pump Your Gas: New Jersey, a Forgotten Destination

Assignment: 1000 word Place/Travel Feature

“Jersey City is the garbage dump of Hoboken.” I shouldn’t have said that, but I did.  I spent a weekend with my family who live in a four-story house on a street of deceivingly large homes crammed side-by-side.  Over the years—as I indeed make annual visits—the sidewalks of the block known as Romaine Avenue have developed more cracks and splits, just the way a face earns wrinkles over time.
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March 25, 2010

Summer Descent at Baga Beach

Assignment: 500-700 word human interest piece.

In the summer of 2007 I was strapped to a harness on a boat resting on the waters of the Arabian Sea.  The day’s heat stung until the coastal breeze swept the skin.  The Goan afternoon sky was a motionless reflection of the vast, blue water.  My parachute was multicolored, but I barely remember the colors.  I was tied to ropes that held me to this world, but eventually physically disabled me for the rest of my life here.

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March 7, 2010

Just Like Chicken Noodle Soup

Alice In Wonderland is to my eyes as chicken soup is to the teenage soul: MMM mm GOOD!  This movie was some spectacle, some visual, vibrant hour and 50 minutes.  First off, let’s talk about Helena Bonham Carter.  Who is she? Why is she so amazing?  I’m not questioning her.  I’ve fallen in love and just need an explanation.  She is so quirky and great as this mean, despised and emotionally scarred Red Queen.  She brought humanity and humor to an unrelatable character.  This woman is a blessing to her profession.  OK, also, speaking of blessings, Johnny Depp.  I love him.  You love him.  Let’s face it—he gon’ be sexy no matter what kind of mess he puts on, gets into and falls out of.  He was brilliant, of course.

Oh! And! I want this armor that Mia Wasikowska wears in Wonderland during her combat scene.  Yes, metal has its problems, but if it was in ready-to-wear form, I’d be all over it.  Pair it with some black skinny jeans and strappy heels and you’d make a strong, fearless fashion statement at a night out on the town.

June 29, 2009

Getting Hired: Considering Blog Content

I think, I need to start blogging about PR.  As I become more and more connected online, I’m realizing my virtual world must mature along with mine in reality.  Friends are not just friends, my friends.  They are part of your network, part of your “connection” (@LinkIn).  You are all being followed.  Facebook updates are not just random thoughts flowing into the vast universe of the internet — people actually read them.  Tweeting can get you in trouble, if you don’t grow up (for real instances, just google “in trouble” and “tweeting.”  Not even kidding).

Alright, so, now what? Many communication students are in a transitive space and time in life, turning tools of procrastination into resources of production.

Thus, the question, how imperative is blog content as a student?  Will blogging about music, fashion, food, and very random, random things hinder my credibility as a noob in the PR industry? Do I have to start blogging about PR to be taken seriously?