In honor of the sweet old school piece performed by Quest and Beat Freaks on the season finale of America’s Best Dance Crew, let’s just enjoy this song one more time. Reposted from Happy birthday, Puma! (And Adidas):
Love that line, but even more so, love the track they’ve got playing during the “House Party.” I hunted for the song, a disco edit by Pilooski on Franki Valli and the Four Season’s “Beggin’,” for about an hour tonight. I struck gold! Check out the song and some other great Pilooski tracks at The Sweet Fix.
Congrats, Quest and Beat Freaks. <3.
In honor of my latest LinkedIn connection, I have to say I didn’t realize the full extent of the alleged violence done unto Rihanna by Chris Brown: a head to the window, a bitten ear, bitten fingers, repeated punching. It’s really a damn shame. Way to bring down pop stars, the hip-hop community, the image of domestic violence in America, and Black youth all around. Not that it’s excusable, but in the cases of TI, Lil Wayne, and Lil Kim, you know they run around with a bit of a gangster mentality. But Chris Brown? Way to fuck up! It’s worse than Michael Phelps getting caught with a bong. Phelps is just good at what he does and has remained honest about not wanting to be a celebrity. But here comes Brown, who has been aiming for fame all his life, really marring the Breakfast Club legacy that he had been blessed to become the frontman of.
So anyway, Chris Brown added me on LinkedIn.
At first I was concerned it was one of “his people” trying to rebulid his image by reaching out to all the Marketing/PR folk he might have worked with before. Luckily, it just turns out that Christopher Brown is a really generic name, though coincidentally, this Chris Brown worked at the agency through which I worked with the babyfaced-future-convict Chris Brown.
At least this one won’t beat me up for posting this.
In honor of the new Up! trailer, I have to say “MABUHAY!” Apparently the little boy scout is based on Pete Sohn, a Pilipino animator over at Pixar. (He voiced Emile in Ratatouille.) This somewhat makes up for the complete lack of non-Black and non-White peoples in Wall-E. Do yourself the most amazing lazy day favor ever and watch the new trailer here.
The comedic timing on this feature is perfect! I love such good use of pauses and silence. THE DO(U)G IS AWESOME. Pixar has been taking quite a few mainstream feature risks producing movies about rats, robots, and now, an old man (Edward Asner). I didn’t think I’d be so excited for Up, but my hopes are high based on the strong smile-to-trailer ratio.
Editor’s Note: I just finished half a bag of Dove Almonds Covered in Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate. It’s time to stop.
Update: Clarification has come through! (I was wondering about this…) Peter Sohn is Korean American, so instead of “mabuhay,” we can say “anyoung!” to Up!