Music Video of the Day: “Froot” by Marina and the Diamonds

The comments for this music video on YouTube frustrate me. You can call this video boring if you wish, but it’s still visually orgasmic (Old Hollywood forever!!!!!) and Marina continues to slay. Also, what is up with the Lana del Rey comparisons? Did I miss something?!? They are two entirely different artists, my friends.

p.s. This article featuring an interview with Miss Marina was recently posted on one of my favorite websites, The Line of Best Fit, and it is a must read!

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Check Out My Article In This Month’s Sister 2 Sister Magazine!

One of the best feelings in the world as a writer is to see your name and an article you wrote, re-wrote, and wrote again in print, especially on newsstands. Alas, a story I wrote about the best methods for hair removal is featured in this month’s Sister 2 Sister magazine! The salesperson at my nearest Faber newsstand asked me if I wanted all five of the copies that I purchased and I told him yes as my insides did a little happy dance.

I’ve already made a silent promise to myself and to all of my family and friends who have supported me and continue to do so that this won’t be the last article that we will all see from me in bookstores and on magazine racks! In the words of my Uncle Ant, this is just the beginning.

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If you are able to purchase a copy, please do so! Also, let me know what you think- I learned quite a bit while researching this topic, and there was so much more information to impart that I was not able to, due to word count maximum rules. All of the persons that I interviewed for this story were lovely, knowledgeable, and gracious. Their support was overwhelming and much appreciated.

 

Broad City Binging

You know Amy Poehler, right? Comedienne and awards show host extraordinaire and all-around BOSS? Well she is the executive producer of a new (to television) show called Broad City. You need this show in your life.

It was once a popular web series and now airs on Comedy Central. It’s hysterical, witty, bawdy, and on point. Ilana Glazer, who will never stop reminding me of Alia Shawkat, and Abbi Jacobson are a powerful comedic duo, and according to this Vanity Fair article, could possibly be “the new Tina and Amy”.

After a recent binge on first season episodes that have aired so far, I am hooked and highly recommend! Their brand of humor won’t be everyone’s cuppa, so if you’re not feeling it, no worries. There are other humor-laden shows to be watched like Key and Peele, Workaholics, Louie, Portlandia….

Joe Jonas’ Vulture Letter To The World

Have you read Joe Jonas’ Vulture article? You should. It’s a lovely send-off to his Disney teen past and a look into his hopes for his future music career. Nothing surprised nor offended me. If anything, I was deeply impressed by his candor. It has to be hard to be a Disney kid. Just look at “The Hollywood Complex” HBO documentary or remember “Showbiz Moms and Dads” on Bravo?! These children live in an adult world and have more responsibilities than the kid who only has to worry about school, homework, chores, and getting the requisite intake of vitamins and minerals. Imagine media training and quite possibly never being able to get those “actin’ a fool” years in college out of your system. For all the money, fame, and females in the world, the Jo Bros didn’t have an easy child-to-young adulthood in the spotlight. But it’s nice to see that Joe Jonas can soberly reflect on those years in the Disney mill and look towards the future with hope and ambition.

JLaw Doesn’t Work Out… Or Does She?

Days feel like months and for my absence I extend a huge “I’M SORRY!” Life got in the way (deadlines, auditions, film shoot, sleep, etc.), but now I’m back, sippin’ on my tea with no shade.

So, what’s up with my girl JLaw? I wish that I could eat hot dogs and candy as the days are long without working out and gaining a pound, but my metabolism won’t have it! Homegirl states that she does not work out nor diet. The dieting, ok. But no workouts? Ok, so what is this?

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and this…

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and this toojennifer-lawrence-running

Don’t play with my emotions!!!!!

 

 

Ones To Keep An Eye On- The Evolution of Sky Ferreira

When I first heard about Sky Ferreira, all I knew was that she was barely seventeen, ambitious as hell, and friends with Michael Jackson. Her music was percolating during the era of MySpace when Charli XCX and Marina and the Diamonds were also perfecting their skills in the studio and on stage, and Lily Allen had already found deserving fame and fortune. I don’t think anyone could have predicted the evolution of Sky from this:

 

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to….

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It’s a brilliant evolution and not one that I believe has been fabricated or planned. Judging from the best, most recent article I’ve read about Sky Ferreira from Vulture, she has struggled to have her voice heard for many years, even before becoming a famous pop-rock star. So many actresses and singers go through the whole “I’m a woman now” metamorphosis, to the point where it now induces a sense of boredom and jaded apathy about the whole affair. But, Sky’s evolution from girl to woman is more intuitive. You want this girl to win and to keep using her voice on her own terms. I don’t know what her next album will entail or which fashion designer will scoop her up for their next campaign, but Sky is certainly one to keep an eye on and ears out for.

After years of waiting, Sky’s debut album “Night Time, My Time” is out and waiting for you! It ranks high on my list of albums to listen to in 2013. I can’t wait to get it and jam on repeat.

 

 

As Articulate As She Is Talented- Lorde On Being Assertive and the Cultivation of Self

For me, Lorde is like the Jennifer Lawrence of the music industry right now. This girl just wins my heart because she is so real. No canned speeches or second thoughts about style, you can tell that Lorde is all about the music and the preservation of her art and her self. Sixteen and FIERCE!

To understand more of what I’m geeking over, check out this article from TheVine, on why Lorde is more than just “a spreadsheet with hair”.

"I'm not a spreadsheet with hair; will never be. I am an artist, an author, with a hunger for showing people what I can do and a talent for making people turn my name into a call while they're waiting front row." (www.thevine.com.au)

“I’m not a spreadsheet with hair; will never be. I am an artist, an author, with a hunger for showing people what I can do and a talent for making people turn my name into a call while they’re waiting front row.” (www.thevine.com.au)