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R&B of the Week. Music Videos: A Lost Art
Mint Condition-"Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)"
This video caught my attention for a number of reasons. As you all know, old school R&B is my "thing" and Mint Condition is definitely one of my favorite artists. The biggest thing, however, was the leading lady of the video:
You see where I'm going with this, right?
Now granted, she does get all va-va-voom in the end, but most artists nowadays won't go there for even a moment. it's fake, long weave, silicone ass & tits, fake eyelashes and overdone makeup from start to finish. This girl had on half the makeup that they wear nowadays, PLUS wore a dress that was classy but sexy.. meant to accentuate without being overly revealing. What happened to the way the media used to envision women? How they portrayed a woman as beautiful? This new shit is wack. THIS is what makes a good video: telling a story. Plus you could tell that Stokley was attracted to the lead girl before she got all dolled up, which sends an even greater message that has been lost in the "Becky" era. SMH..
So here I am, a week and some change after turning in my resignation. I'm not sure what I was expecting but what I CAN say is that I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me. The blog and the announcement was sort of a shock to some. Mostly coworkers. A lot of folks just weren't surprised. Of course, the rumor mill spread. A few people (i.e. those who never read my last blog) assumed the pressure and stress of the job is running me away. Nope.. I could handle the job just fine.. if my heart was still in it. Anyway, ever since I got the email saying my resignation has been accepted I have found myself a bit lighter on my feet as I stroll the hallways of my job. It's easier for me to deal with parts of the job that I was having a hard time dealing with before. I'm able to speak my mind easier. I can say things to my supervisors that I was too intimidated to say before. I find myself wondering: "Where was all of this energy and confidence before?" No
So this absolutely blew my mind. This has got to be the most creative marriage proposal I have ever seen in my life. (Even though I seemed more thrilled than her. lol) I got a little teary-eyed when I watched this: Okay, like seriously.. a marriage proposal this beautiful and creative.. she'd better had given him some GOOD later on! LOL shit she'd better give it for LIFE! That's CRAZY!! What's your dream proposal? (Girls AND guys!! Don't be skurred..) Thoughts?
So I'm sitting here watching this awesome episode of Oprah where she and a bunch of other people are addressing the fucked up American educational system. There was a big announcement buzzing around the media that has just been confirmed by the Democratic Mayor and Republican Governor of Newark, New Jersey and Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder and CEO of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is giving $100 MILLION FREAKING DOLLARS towards the effort of improving the struggling schools in Newark. He wanted to remain an anonymous investor, but Oprah herself, along with the politicians involved, convinced him to identify himself as the investor publicly in hopes that other rich & wealthy folk follow in his footsteps. And as I watch this I'm watching my mom cry. It's definitely a beautiful thing. As a teacher myself I've been waiting for the rest of the world to obtain the same dedication as me to improve the lives of these children. But on top of all that there's another reas
I totally agree with your post. In order for a woman to sexy these days she has to be in a bikini and at least have had some type of butt shots. The definition of what beauty was then and now has been blurred. I'm and r&b old school addict also...I love Mint Condition.ReplyDelete