Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Angel Taylor News
Beyonce pretty much had the best performance last night at the AMAs. She shut it all the way down. I mean, she even had the middle aged white women (3:38) dancing along.
She's a bad broad. I'm still not buying her cd though. I've listened to it a couple of times. I'm not really feeling it. But this performance was enough to get my $.99 on iTunes.
One thing though, did the ponytail holding up at the end mean anything? You know I'm not up on what's hip these days. So I didn't know if she was making a statement or just being different or whatever...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Annie Lennox is THE BUSINESS!!
That is all.
- Christina Aguilera can sing and she can also OVERSING. Holy crap man, how many riffs does ONE song need? I am loving the medley of her catalog though. I'll admit it, I'm a fan. Not a super fan, but a fan. I've got a couple of her cds and know most of her singles. OOOOH...that Ain't No Other Man is my JOINT. I know that WHOLE song, inflictions, key changes.....everything.
And she is just bound and determined to hold on to that red lipstick, huh? I mean....I guess. If that's what she likes.
- "Christina Aguilera had a baby and Mariah Carey married one." RAHAHAHAHAHAHA
- David Archeleta still annoys me. Sorry Toya.
- Jamie Foxx is apparently about to introduce Ne-Yo. I mean, after he shamelessly plugs his album. Oh....well I guess he's NOT inroducing Ne-Yo.
- Jimmy Kimmel is boring me. And I think I dislike him for the company he keeps.
- OOOHH...New Kids...Let's see how it goes.
Donnie can still get it. They seem a little off tonight. Let's see if this version of DD will make up for the video. Jon is FINE.
Well, the performance was okay. It started off real special, but they recovered at the end with the help of that high note from Jordan. But they were A LOT better when we saw them in concert.
- How high is Scott Weiland? Or maybe drunk? He is intoxicated in some way.
- This Pink song is cute but it's not nearly as catchy as So What. Plus she didn't call anyone a tool. I'm sorry, but that's such a funny insult to me. A tool? That's like saying, "You're such a hammer." RHAHAHAHAHAHA
- I don't understand Taylor Swift's appeal. She's not that great of a singer. And if we're picking blond country singers Carrie Underwood gets my vote. But that Taylor girl just seems like that angst ridden teen who's just angst-y enough to be annoying.
- Lance Bass needs to stop playing. That's all I'm going to say.
- I LOVE Rascal Flatts. I really do. I have a couple of their cds.
- Ne-Yo always renews my ever dwindling hope in R&B. And I love that he is such a performer. A lot of people are artists but not performers or vice versa. He is one of the few who is both.
- I don't hate Nickelback. I actually like some of their songs.
- Let's see what Kanye has to say.
He is so long winded.
- And I didn't know that Jesse McCartney co-wrote Bleeding Love. That child is PAID because that song played everywhere for MONTHS.
- I LOVE this Leona Lewis song. I DON'T love the interpretive dancers. They seem unnecessary.
I really forget how well Leona Lewis can sing until she hits that unexpected high note with amazing control.
- Why am I yawning already?
- Billy Rae has come a long way from his Achy Breaky mullet days.
- I don't hate this Miley Cyrus song.
Did the dancers in white draw the short straws?
"You guys get to dress as the billboard behind Miley." "Ummm...what??"
- I didn't know Garth Brooks put anything out this year. I like Garth Brooks. I need to get his box set from Wal-Mart.
- Holy fake birthday moment, Batman. You shouldn't be able to hear the producer telling the birthday girl to blow out her candles. You also shouldn't be able to hear him telling her friends to hug her. They shouldn't have to be told. Is nothing in Hollywood real?
- I know the clean-up crew wants to beat Chris Martin's a$$ for all of that confetti. It's all fun and games until you have to clean it up. And what about the people that have to perform after you? The janitors should just walk out there and hand them all brooms when they finish singing.
- Umm....who knew Colbie Calliat was that banging...? Good 'head Girl!!
- Alicia Keys is GORGEOUS!!!
- Did you see the janitor almost run out there? I'm telling you, they need to hand those brooms to Chris and the boys.
- I'm basically only still watching because I want to see Bouncy...Beyonce.
- Ooohh....I love Kate Walsh's haircut. If I hadn't spend the last few months growing my hair out I would cut mine like that.
- The Jonas Brothers are cute.
- Why is The Dream hating on the Jonas Brother? Sityoassdown!! We don't even know who you are.
- Oh shoot..Beyonce. Say what you want about the girl, Beyonce is a BAD BROAD.
And I like the United Colors of Benetton dancers she used.
Okay, I'm going to leave the awards on in the background but I've pretty much seen everything I wanted to see. So I'm out.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I SINCERELY don't understand why they thought the concept of this video was a good idea. I ALSO don't understand how they thought that even though this video was shot for the German market it wouldn't make its way over here to be clowned accordingly. I have no idea what the dialogue in the beginning is saying as I only took one semester of German when I was 11. But I know Grade A government cheese when I see it. And the most baffling thing of all is how they convinced Danny to do this video. I wonder how drunk he was when they shot the video. Or did they threaten to take his tour money away unless he did this...? All I know is that he didn't do this willfully or of his own volition.
I'm so disappointed.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Keep HOPE Alive in 2008! Vote Willie Mae!- Toya
Saturday, November 15, 2008
You Should Know: B. Reith- Toya
B. Reith "Awestruck"- Gotee Records
One of my friends asked me if I had seen B. Reith's new "Awestruck" video and I told her that I hadn't yet. She said, "I don't know how the girl in the video could stand there while he sang that close to her." I soon started shaking my head and gave her the same response I give every woman when they start talking about B. Reith.
"That's a man of God right there".
This is my automated response whenever any of my female friends goes into how fine they think B. Reith is. It's not in defense of him for he needs no defense but because something in me will not allow me to say anything remotely sideways about this man. For those that have read this blog long enough, you know I always have PLENTY of borderline inappropriate things to say about some good looking guys(I had to repent after American Idol was over because of all those things I said about David Cook) so this may comes as a shock. I respect B. Reith so much and to be honest, I have no idea why. Like, I don't even think I could say he is good looking out loud. I would probably say, umm, he is not hard to look...he is pleasant on the ey...maytheLordGodblesshimrealgood, see, I can't.
The first time I saw B. Reith perform I had already heard about him for about 3 years. He performed after some friends of mine. I went to take my seat front row center. As he went into his first song I looked at my friends who were sitting behind me and took my chair, turned it away from the stage and sat indian style with my back to the stage in protest. "Uh uh. No. Are you kidding me? I really can't receive this man singing about Jesus with him looking like that. This is an outrage. I want my money back (it was free)." But seriously, he got to "Rain Down" and I was ruined. It had nothing to do with him or what he looks like but everything to do with the sincerity and transparency in his music as he tackles such issues as giving up, love, frustration, God and more. Reminiscent of Jason Mraz, he raps, sings, plays guitar and puts on a really good show. Check him out on Toby Mac's (another one I won't talk sideways about) Winter Wonder Slam Tour this year with some of my favorites Relient K and Family Force 5 (who are BANANAS if you don't already know).
There is tons of stuff online with B. Reith on Youtube and such. I recommend you check it out because he is hilarious. Super nice, super talented, loves God and fi...see I can't even say it. May God continue to bless him.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Now see, I wanted to see Cadillac Records anyway. I love music and the film looks like it's right up my alley. BUT THEN, I saw the trailer for the movie today and noticed that Columbus Short is in it. Umm...yes please.
I LOVE him. I will watch Stomp the Yard every time it's on just so I can see him. This man needs more work.
And speaking of work, I'm going to get off this computer and go to the gym. I have done nothing for the last hour but surf the web. And sitting on the couch is not going to make my Mayercraft bathing suit fit any better.
I'm not sure if you can see the picture clearly so I will describe it. What you're looking at is what I woke up to at 4:27 this morning. Apparently some fool tried to run from the police and he got P.I.T. maneuvered right into the pole beneath my window.
There are no less than NINE cop cars outside my window and I don't think Beyonce is getting out of any of them.
I will start packing after the holidays because this is just too much.
Oh and the cops are high-fiving each other. Men are so...different. I think if I had just been in a chase and a wreck Toya would be rubbing my back as I croutched on the sidewalk. But I guess that's why I'm not a cop.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It's Official: I have an illness.- Toya
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
If You Like It Then You Should Put THIS Ring On It- Toya
Monday, November 10, 2008
You have won the first official BGLU Hero Award for 2008. We have no trophy, no ribbon, or any tangible prize to offer you (*cough*recession*cough*) but please know that you hold a special place in BGLU's Hall of Fame.
Toya and Tia
Black Girls Like Us
Now I should probably run this by Tia before I start handing out awards but I am almost positive that she would approve of this. I FREAKING LOVE SCARLETT. I remember when I was running down the football field in high school as a pom pom girl to the marching band playing "Rock Around the Clock". Well I rocked my little show off behind all the way down the freshly rained on field pass the 50 yard line almost into the bleachers. Mud all over my uniform and I could not stop laughing. Had we had YouTube back in the day, I too would be an online celebrity.
What pissed me off is that people have been so mean to Scarlet. In her response to the haters, she says that she posted her tumble because in this day and age, we all could use a laugh. I admire that greatly. I mean, who amongst us has not put on our own Janet Jackson/Madonna/Beyonce' show in our room and swore we was KILLIN' IT!?
So Scarlet if you are reading this, I think you are an absolutely beautiful girl. I can't tell you how many times I have stopped whatever I was doing just to sing "Balance..." I love your impromptu song and I love you for giving us a reason to smile and remember to laugh at ourselves at a time when we may be taking things a little too seriously. You are awesome.
Okay I really have work to do. Oh, but how is Anthony Edwards going to be on ER? Okay, I'm out for real.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tia: "And McCain should've come out to "You Can't Win" from The Wiz"
I mean, we are Tia and Toya. We're going to have jokes. In the same vein, this is Facebook and a lot of people are going to use their cathartic license to express how they feel in their Facebook status and a lot of people seem to be disheartened by the outcome of the election. Some have stated that they are moved to pray and fast because they feel our country may need it now more than ever. That's nice.
But back to Obama being the anti-christ. Hey, I don't know this man or his heart. What I do know is that I have never seen the hope that I see in this country, a hope that is so desperately needed. That CAN'T be a bad thing. But just like hope can be contagious, so is negativity. I pray people don't kill this hope with negativity because the election did not go the way that they would've liked. So many kids are excited and will now dream that maybe one day they too can be president. Old people are excited to see a day that they never really dreamed would ever come. And black women? I have not seen black women be this friendly to one another since the week Waiting to Exhale came out! Tia and I were at Flying Saucer with some friends and some black women came over and hugged us and we all talked about how we couldn't wait to see Michelle Obama grace the stage. Regardless of how you may feel about the Obamas, can we at least give the Lord a hand praise that little girls of any race can see an example of a strong,intelligent black woman in the White House amongst the awful stereotypes they are faced with day in and day out?
Whether it's Obama or Billy Graham in office, God gave us all free will. If you are waiting for a president to put laws in place to keep your neighbor from making some choices with dire consequences instead of showing love to your neighbor and lending your hand to show them a better way to live, who are you REALLY saying is in control? God bless America but God please have MERCY on us if we do not really begin to "be the change that we want to see in the world".
Monday, November 3, 2008
I first have to say that Donnie was ALWAYS my favorite. Jordan was cute and all. Jon always seemed a little too soft. Joey got on my nerves. And I just didn't get Danny. Oh but I GET Danny now. And Jon...HOT DAYUM, IT'S A NEW DAY. Gollydawg, he is STUPID fine. Time has been SOOOO good to him.
Anyway, Donnie was always my favorite. I won tickets to see the New Kids when I was in junior high and Donnie came and sang on the platform closest to me. At the tender age of 12 I was all in love. So you know I was excited when I found out we were going to get to go to the meet and greet.
I won't rehash what Toya has already said. I'll skip to the part that matters. I turned the corner and had to fight the urge to scream. I mean, come on. They were standing RIGHT THERE. I hugged Jordan and Danny (shorter than I thought) and then I got to Donnie. I have to be honest, my first impression was to get DIRECTLY in his mouth. I figured I could get in several good seconds of lip action before security took me down. But good sense took over and not knowing my own boundaries, I extended my hand. I didn't want to go in for the hug like I'd done with the other guys because, like I said, I was afraid I would have my tongue in his mouth before EITHER of us knew what happened.
I stuck out my hand and managed a not so feeble , "Hi." Donnie looked at me and smiled like the devil and said, "Nu-uh." He shook his head and said, "Come here" and pulled me in for a hug. My soul says YES.
Apparently we weren't moving fast enough for the handlers and the photographer because I hear, "Ladies..the picture." I honestly have no idea how long I hugged that man but apparently it was too long. So I turned to face the camera and mumbled, "My bad" because I honestly figured I was the sole person holding up the process. As I'm trying, unsuccessfully, to not get weak in the knees and not slouch for the picture, I feel Donnie lean into me and ask DIRECTLY in my ear, "Did you just say 'my bad'?"
Picture taken, I turn to him, look directly into his face and say, "Yes. Is that a problem?" (Side bar: I don't really watch or listen to anything that would be considered relevant. So "my bad" "my fault" "no worries" are still perfectly acceptable slang to me.) I was too busy falling into a trance looking all up in his face to notice that Toya and Anne Marie had walked off. I vaguely remember Toya saying something about me leaving with them....vaguely. But I was KEENLY aware that Donnie damn near had me in a headlock his arm was so tight around my shoulder. HELL YEAH.
I'm not leaving, til you're leaving.
He wouldn't let go. And hey, neither would I. Toya just kept looking at me. I looked at her and looked at him and beseeched her, "I'm just saying." Toya: "We can go." Me: pointing at Donnie with my free hand, "I'M JUST SAYING!!!" Jon is quietly cracking up on the side. Finally, I hear, "Ma'am" from someone who looks important and with the HEAVIEST of hearts I let go.
Apparently, Donnie has a type. Who knew I fell into that category...? But see here's the thing, I have a type too. And Donnie is it. It's ALWAYS been guys like him. The kind of guy who would hold you with one hand while you make out and hold his beer in the other hand. The kind of guy who, if it came to it, would brawl in the street til his knuckles bled but love the hell out of you directly after. He cleans up hella nice in a custom made suit but the minute he walks in the house he's out of his suit and into a wife beater, some fly jeans and a fitted cap. THAT is my type.
Anyway, that's my brief Donnie Walhberg story. I have to be honest, I would take his Grown Man. I'm sorry. I'm just being honest. That man is delicious. But God knows what he's doing and his grace is sufficient. So I'll just wait for my own Donnie Wahlberg to come along.
But...umm...err...ahhh...if the actual Donnie is reading and wants holla...hit up your girl Candice. She's got my number.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
PAUSE: Did I mention that I am a Danny girl? It doesn't look like it in the picture does it? Why? Because I have no game. Carry on.
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the L
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s