Thursday, September 30, 2004
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004
He begins to tell me about his recent trip to Tallahasse to hang out with some of our friends that attend FSU. The story had me on the floor so I had to share.
So anyway,...they are ALL (aaron and our friends) in the car to paint the town, with cocktails, music and dancing.
Sam (the driver) is singing,..... "this girl, she really wants,.....to be in love with a man."
Sean is on the passenger side with a very annoyed look on his face, saying nothing.
'Unidentified Guy,' who has never heard this song before and is totally enjoying it, popping fingers and all.
Aaron(best friend) in the back, enjoying the song but is starting to get suspicious.
Unidentified Guy says, "oooo, I love this song! IT'S AWESOME!,...Who Is It?"
Sean, looking even more annoyed,...continues to say nothing.
Sam goes, "I don't know,....I haven't a clue,....... but I LOVE THIS SONG! and it IS AWESOME!"
Aaron, now slightly pissed says,....IT'S SHEILA FUCKING E. ! YOU NEVER HEARD OF 'GLAMOUROUS LIFE!?' I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS SONG! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Sean, still annoyed and saying nothing.
'Unidentified Guy' and Sam were like,..NO, BUT IT'S AWE-SUUM. WE LIKE THAT SONG. WE LOVE THAT SONG.
This prompts 'Unidentified Guy' to turn to Aaron and say, "Hey, how'd you know that song? How old are you anyway?"
Aaron says, 33.
Then there's silence. Everyone else, except Sean (who is unimpressed and still annoyed with everyone) drops their jaws in AWE and AMAZEMENT. Then all together, but not in unison, there was a slew of "OH WOWs," and "OMIGODS!" We know people in their 30's!
Imagine the look on Aarons face. So he could not wait to tell me (fellow thirty something) the story, which totally had me giggling my ass off. We began to reminisce about all that was 80's! We came up with this top 100. I used it to write my article for the Albany Journal. I just had to share.
THE TOP 100 SONGS & ARTISTS OF THE 80’S
It pained me to pick an artist worthy of the eighties kick off. So, I decided to start with the artist that sold more copies and the artist that acquired the most weeks on the Billboard Charts. These singles and artists aren’t in any particular order and you may juggle as you wish and give feedback…
1. Michael Jackson – Thriller (the album charted the longest and sold more copies)
2. Prince – When Doves Cry (the first Prince single/video released before Purple Rain
3. Madonna – Get Into the Groove
4. U2 – With or Without You / New Years Day (sometimes you gotta have two)
5. Van Halen - Panama
6. Whitney Houston –Greatest Love of All
7. Duran Duran –Planet Earth
8. The Police – Roxanne (to many hits to single out)
9. Hall & Oats – Say It Isn’t So
10. Huey Lewis & the News – I Want A New Drug
11. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
12. Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams
13. Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
14. Tears for Fears – SHOUT
15. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
16. The Go-Go’s – Head Over Heals
17. WHAM – Careless Whisper
18. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
19. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
20. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
21. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
22. Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science
23. Blondie – Call Me
24. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
25. INXS – I Need You Tonight
26. Run DMC – King Of Rock
27. Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle
28. Pat Benetar – Love Is A Battlefield
29. The Cure – Fascination Street
30. ABC – The Look Of Love
31. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
32. John Cougar Mellencamp – Jack and Diane
33. Debbie Gibson – Only In My Dreams
34. Level 42 – Something About You
35. Salt N Pepa – Push It
36. The Tubes- She’s A Beauty
37. The Clash – Rock the Casbah
38. Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
39. Rick Springfield – Jesse’s Girl
40. Steve Winwood – Higher Love
41. Berlin – Metro
42. Robert Palmer – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
43. Sheila E. – Glamorous Life
44. Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
45. Madness – Our House
46. The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
47. B-52’s – Give Back My Man
48. OMD – If You Leave
49. Poison – Talk Dirty To Me
50. Human League - Fascination
51. Tommy Tutone – Jenny (867-5309)
52. Toto – Rosanna
53. The Art of Noise – Beat Box
54. Dead or Alive – You Spin Me
55. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
56. Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
57. Stacey Q – Two of Hearts
58. J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame
59. The Romantics – Talking In Your Sleep
60. Samantha Fox – Naughty Girls (Need Love To)
61. Chaka Kahn – Ain’t Nobody (from the movie ‘Breakin’)
62. Eddie Grant – Electric Avenue
63. Heart – These Dreams
64. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
65. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home
66. Devo – Whip It
67. Missing Persons – Noticeable Ones
68. Motley Crue – Looks That Kill
69. Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love
70. Depeche Mode – People Are People
71. Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
72. Sade – Sweetest Tabu
73. Def Leppard – Photograph
74. Ratt – Round and Round
75. Paula Abdul – Knocked Out
76. Bangles – Hero Takes A Fall
77. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
78. Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool
79. Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew – The Show
80. Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl
81. Modern English – Melt With You
82. The Motels – Only The Lonely
83. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
84. The Cars – Drive
85. Rod Stewart – Young Turks
86. Starship – Sara
87. Terrence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well
88. Billy Joel – Tell Her About It
89. Lionel Richie – Running With The Night
90. Pebbles – Mercedes Boy
91. Bananarama – Cruel Summer
92. George Clinton – Atomic Dog
93. Chicago – Will You Still Love Me
94. Warrant – Cherry Pie
95. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
96. Adam & the Ants – Goody Two Shoes
97. Til' Tuesday - Voices Carry
98. New Edition – A Little Bit Of Love
99. KLYMAXX – The Men All Pause
100. Anita Baker – Sweet Love
Friday, September 24, 2004
I have been alot CRAZY PARANOID, alot of BETRAYED, and most of all alot BLUE.
I even tried to drink my troubles away and ya'll, ...it's a bad time when you are too Dam BLUE for BOOZE. I didn't even have the appetite for it.
I remembered a conversation I had with a fellow dj diva, Ce-Ce. She's one of those people that always seems to have it together. She's always positive and always encouraging positivity. A while back when I felt this way, I told her how bummed out I was. She listened to my troubles and dismissed them (i thought) by saying,..."yeah,...yeah,(nodding her head) you are have troubles with your faith in God."
cut to me with the most confused face you would ever see, saying,..."No Ce-Ce! You aren't listening to me! "
She said, "I heard you. You are just having faith issues with God."
I admit, I started to get a little pissed. Just as I was about to say,...you know what? you have totally misunderstood me and everything i told you.... (eurika!) suddenly,...it dawned on me,...if you believe in God, there should be no fear of the unknown or stress because you are supposed to have FAITH that GOD takes care of his children! With that realization in mind, I had to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to Ce-Ce. I know that FEAR, WORRY, PARANOIA, JEALOUSY, DECEPTION & SECRECY, ANGER, STRESS, HATERS, AND ALL ALIKE.... ARE ALL OF THE DEVIL!
It's hard to deal with that when you are one that tries to be good to everyone even when you don't want to. Especially in a world, and industry filled with lies, egos and deceit. It's easy to get caugt up and consumed. Just being reminded that GOD LOVES! It all helps to carry me though. Everytime I get upset I have to think back on that day with Ce-Ce. I don't even think she realizes what she did for me that day. But I gotta say THANKS CE-CE!
THANKS AGAIN, cyber brothers and sisters.
and you know I have to give thanks to MY FATHER, Our Father,...everyday. Thank you GOD!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Sunday, September 19, 2004
I know, alot of people could care less if it has nothing to do with Georgia, Georgia Tech, Falcons or other teams,... but people let me tell you....I am a PROUD graduate of an HBCU school (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY and that football team kicks MAJOR ASS! Check out the stats...
ranking and game scores
Can't tell me these coutry boys don't throw down!
gotta give em' props! GO RAMS!
Friday, September 17, 2004
I made a vow to myself to never watch 'The Apprentice' ever again. I watched the first season because I thought I would learn a little something about running a business. I WAS CONNED! (cut to this season) Strategically NBC conspired with the other networks, leaving us nothing to watch,...except,...yep, The Apprentice, season 2. So, here it is, another season and another batch of knuckle-heads. It kills me, most of these people are already successful. Why do they subject themselves to so much B.S.? I mean,...look at Oprah. She is filthy stinking rich and she chooses to give to be happy. She makes others happy. Hell, you are rewarded for sitting in an audience or sending in a letter,...whatever. Trump,... what does he do? He creates situations in which smart people (that we would, under any other circumstance admire) look like idiots, backstabbers, childish, off center and unproffessional. In the end, one person gets the prize of WORKING for him, as if they have won some prize.
HEY GUYS, SEE WHY WOMEN LOVE OPRAH!?
Brad believed he did such a great job, he was willing to give up a free ride. Trump admitted he (Brad), did a great job but because he was willing to risk it all (by giving up his free ride),..he was fired. That was some BullS*@t! BRAD WAS ROBBED!
So now I know that it's all rigged for DRAMA's SAKE. I'm done. I am switching back to CBS for re-runs of "CSI" and "Without A Trace."
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
This morning,....I lost a friend. It was near and dear to my heart. It was my life line and my connection to civilization. Today my friends,...I (too choked up to carry on),....I... DROPPED MY FREAKING CELL PHONE IN THE TOILET,....AGAIN! (clean water, by the way) What the hell is wrong with me? I feel like a crackhead waiting for a hit,...I NEED MY CELL PHONE! I MUST CHECK MYSELF IN SOME KIND OF CELL PHONE REHAB! People have tried to calm me down because I am insured and I AM getting another one. Here's the thing,...MY LIFE WAS STORED IN 'THAT' PHONE! People aren't feeling my sense of urgency and loss. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT,....IF YOU FEEL ME,...WAVE YOUR CELLYS FROM SIDE TO SIDE! AND SAY AMEN!
R.I.P. CELLY SEPTEMBER 14th, 2004
Monday, September 13, 2004
(looks a like President Bush ...wonder why?)
CHECK IT OUT!! THERE'S ONE FOR PERVERTS, AND NOW (THANK THE LORD) THERE IS ONE FOR YOU. BOSSES! X-BOYFRIENDS! CHEATERS! LIARS! THEIVES! 2/3 TIMERS! CHEAP ASSES! JIVE ASSES! AND STRAIGHT UP DUMB ASSES! THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU AND NOW,....EVERYONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.
DON'T BE A DICK!
Be a GOOD GUY! (this message is brought to you by girls that dig good guys,....we really DO appreciate you, and like you more when you are GOOD to us and GOOD for us)
Be GOOD to us and we will be GOOD to you,...it's a cycle, ...ya know?!
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Been chatting and checking out the blogs of lots of hiphop lovers, e-ing kool rock ski and the humanity critic, and it's got me JONESING! I'm reminiscing about that old school empowerment stuff with substance,...you know that underground, revolutionary, radical stuff that makes you think and pump your fist. Remeber this dude? I dusted off the cd. BEHOLD! Before you, is the cover the back and the inside liner notes. Don't know if this is still in print, maybe you could download it or something.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, ENJOY!
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
I am not a patient person and the worst thing about my job on days like today is ...SMART ASS KIDS! Kids that are out of school because of the weather, that are not being parented and have nothing better to do than to call and harass me ALL DAY wanting to give shout outs to 'EARL AN NE'M' (EVERYBODY AND THEIR MAMA), playing on the phone saying dumb shit while their friends on 3 way snicker in the background.....oh and to hear/ request Eminem, Britney and Juvenile. (eeewwww) Ever wonder why the request lines are ALWAYS busy? This usually means that someone has pissed off the dj. I'm taking it off the hook today.
Well, Gotta get ready
***digging nails in the floor, while being dragged to work***
...I'll holla at you guys later today.
Ps. Yo 'G,' How did the date go?
Sunday, September 05, 2004
I am attracted to some of the weirdest stuff anyone could ever put on tv. Tonight, I will be drawn to the tubes to catch the first episode of the new season of "The Surreal Life"
As much as we love him, I don't think anyone can live with Flava Flav. So this is gonna get good!
I'm hating the fact that I am stuck with re-runs of Charmed, and it's bad enough that there are no more original episodes of Sex & the City, so I will be checking out the real life version of Sex & the City with Single in the City.
OOOOO! Did you hear about the new season of Bands Reunited? It starts tomorrow. Do you remember the DIVA DRAMA of them trying to put KLYMAXX back together? It was good!
I will be on the edge of my seat to find out what ever happened to some of my favorite groups of the 80's.
Anywaz, I'm washing clothes, cleaning my crib, and I wanted to try to get some art work done. Home much of all this do you think I will get done today? I know.
Saturday, September 04, 2004
IGNORANCE IS BLISS!
IF YOU ARE GHETTO AND YOU KNOW IT,..... WAKE UP!
IT AIN'T CUTE, IT'S SAD. MY MAMA ALWAYS SAID,..."THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LADY AND A WOMAN!" (figure it out)
Friday, September 03, 2004
Yahoo! News - World - Reuters
Yahoo! News - World - Reuters
Fri Sep 3,11:18 AM ET
A volunteer carries a small child after special forces stormed a school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan in the province of North Ossetia near Chechnya (news - web sites) , September 3, 2004. A hundred or more people were killed when Russian troops stormed a school on Friday in a chaotic battle to free parents, teachers and children who had been held hostage for 53 hours by Chechen separatists. (Stringer/Russia/Reuters) "
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO? GOD MUST CRY AND SHAKE HIS HEAD, SEEING HOW THE CHILDREN "HE MADE," ARE JUST DESTROYING THE WORLD "HE MADE," AS WELL AS DERSTROYING ONE ANOTHER. AH! THE NEGATIVE THINGS WE DO WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF FREE WILL! WE OWE GOD MUCH MORE THAN THIS. AS A PEOPLE, AS GOD'S KIDS,....WE SUCK! WE TOTALLY DON'T DESERVE THE LOVE HE GIVES US,... ON A DAILY BASIS! I just get pissed and have to vent. The situations in the world, the conflicts,....usually BULLSHIT! People think they are fighting for GODS SAKE and usually it's only for their OWN BULLSHIT AGENDA'S. I apologize for cussing and judging, it upsets me that "WE" (meaning myself and everyone who's guilty) take life and GOD's LOVE for granted.
Thursday, September 02, 2004
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
THE NEW JILL SCOTT CD IS 'DA BOMB!!!' YOU NEVER THINK AN ARTIST CAN RECREATE THE MAGIC OF THEIR FIRST CD (SOPHOMORE JINX)(oh yeah, and i know she had a live cd before this but that doesn't count really because it wasn't all new material)....BUT THIS TIME AROUND, JILL LEAVES ME SPEECHLESS. I JUST HAD TO BE ONE OF THOSE DORKS THAT MEET THE SALSEPEOPLE AT THE DOOR AS SOON AS THE STORE OPENS. (SORRY! IT WAS JILL, ...OK?!) THE CD IS WELL WORTH THE MONEY. ACTUALLY, IF YOU ASKED ME,....JILL GOT JIPPED. GET IT OR YOU ARE A TOTAL LOSER! (COME ON,....IT'S JILL!) JILL SCOTT BEAUTIFULLY HUMAN Words and Sounds. (fun with highlighting, i'm really not a sped,....I just LOVE JILL!)okay,.....and not in a gay way either. =)