My heart screams for that soulful and deep house, but I’m in the mood for some nu-disco “Casual Affairs.” Yes, that’s right, I’m “cheating” on my beloved soulful house with some funky nu-disco from Casual Affair. It feels so wrong, but feels so right!
This bangin’ latest release by Casual Affair has been served up with a sexy nu-disco Balcazar & Sordo and Raffa FL Remix, and it’s bound to tease you with moments of eargasmic pleasures…
Give it a listen below!
As of late, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the 90s. What I mean is that I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas almost every single day for hours on my Macbook. Hey, for $15 from the App store, it plays pretty good, and now it’s available on PSN for the same amount. Hands down, GTA:San Andreas is one of the best games ever because not only does it capture Southern California in the 90s, but it has a bangin’ soundtrack filled with classics, including timeless 90s R&B hits.
Whenever I’m in a lovey dovey mood or glittering romance, I find myself listening to R&B a lot. But as of now I’m single and new to LA and the whole dating scene (interesting so far…) So I haven’t been blasting a lot of my favorite throwbacks, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t love them.
So in the spirit of 90s being awesome and some of the hits from the early 00s, here are a few of my favorite music videos. I say music videos, because not only are the songs awesome, but the videos are creative and oh so 90s! Ah, the fashion, the hairstyles, and the entire swag is so oldschool, but I love it!
New Edition – Can You Stand the Rain
Love it, love it, love it! Such an eloquent song with a beautiful video to match.
LSG – My Body
Choreography is on point!
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Aaron Hall – Don’t Be Afraid
7:55 runtime, but don’t you just love the dancing?! Oh and how about that getup Aaron is wearing? LOL. Dudes should totally rock outfits to the club like that. 90s…
H-Town – Knockin The Boots
I never get tired of this song. H-Town was amazing!
Silk – Meeting In My Bedroom
Sex, sex, and more sex. This video just oozes sex appeal and the choreography and the rain drops are so tantalizing!
Ralph Tresvant – Sensitivity
This song is awesome! Oh but let’s talk about this video. My boy Ralph is doing so much! The dancing, the outfit, the button down shirt, the all white, and the random shots of the girl; this video screams 90s! And how about that random rap break down? LOL… And you know what? I’m not even hatin’, I’m all for it.
SWV – I’m So Into You
SWV…need I say more? Fabulous!
Jodeci – Cry For You
I love Jodeci! I especially love when Martin spoofs them, but nah in all seriousness, Jodeci is one of the best male R&B groups to ever walk the planet!
Soul For Real – Candy Rain
These are just a few of the videos I love. I have so many more that I will be posting!
On one particular evening in 2010, I found myself glued to the Sundance Channel watching some documentary called Catfish. I had never heard of it before, but after glaring at the description for a few moments — I decided to watch the entire film.
If you never watched the film, then it’s worth checking out, especially if you’re curious about the new MTV series Catfish: The Tv Show. Basically this guy named Nev ends up falling for a girl online, and he learns that her little sister is an amazing artists. As he builds up a relationship with this striking woman via Facebook, phone calls, and texting, his brother films the entire process. But at a certain point, the time comes to actually take a journey and meet the girl of his dreams…but she isn’t the beautiful sex pistol with a huge social life and a heart for Nev. Nope, it’s an older woman with kids, scraggly hair, and an awkward personality. Yeah, he was majorly blindsided.
Have you ever gone through anything like that? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t…but I have. In my adventures of online dating and making friends online ever since the coolness of Myspace, I’ve had my fair share of lies. The lies about their “lives” varied each time. And one time the guy looked nothing like his pictures at all. Instead of being this light skin hottie with a bright smile, he was this dark skin (I didn’t mind, but don’t lie about your complexion) tall guy with messed up teeth, a horrible smile, and a life that was a scam. Yet, I dated him for two weeks, then dumped him. Guess I was lonely and used him for company. Haha, I’m not perfect either.
I’ve been through it so many times. Even falling in love with a guy, meeting in person, dating for three weeks, allowing myself to be madly in love, and then realizing his name was a lie, his education, where he lived, his car situation, his family, and realizing he had fake Facebook profiles and a girlfriend. Yeah, never letting myself trust that hardcore again. Well, I trust some people, but it’s going to take time. All these men I’ve met offline and have built friendships with, even relationships, end up being married, have girlfriends, or just scumbags. Online dating and interactions have become some polluted by fakes, that it is hard to find true folks; even some go to extreme to make their life seem so real on Google. Guess you never know.
I’m not perfect, but never have I lied about my life or my looks. As many pictures as I take and I have Skype and my life is basically on the web via this blog, it would be pretty hard to make up stories; my life is cool, why hide it? But some people, for whatever reasons, build online connections with people under false pretenses. And the show Catfish is all about that.
The first episode of the show followed a girl named sunny who had a 8 month online relationship with a model, but Nev slowly unraveled the truth and took her to meet her beau. But come to find out, it ended up being this overweight vindictive girl who was bullied in HS and decided to start getting back to strangers. She never even met the guy she claimed to be, but had made a profile for him and everything. Horrible, right? But I did enjoy the drama and intrigue, and it’s safe to say we can expect more of that from this Catfish TV Show.
So, did you watch the first episode? Has it ever happened to you? I will admit, I’ve had a lot of bad encounters, but I’ve good as well. This year I met a guy I had known for 2 years online, but we had at least Skyped, text, and talked on the phone. And you know what, it was awesome meeting in NYC. We are still great friends and we both were telling the truth about ourselves. So in the midst of the bad, their can still be some good, and hopefully Catfish will have a few stories that end up good. Guess we will have to wait and see until next week!
Oh and if you’re wondering have I learned my lesson? Yes. Even though I have an Okcupid account, I doubt I will end up meeting anybody soon. I rather date and mingle in the club or a bar rather than online, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to have a profile up.
I’ve heard some amazing tracks in the past few days, and of course I’m not going to tease, so I will be sharing them with y’all. So don’t be shocked if you see me just posting a bunch of random music. But then again, I do that a lot, which is perhaps one of the reasons y’all read this blog.
So I was listening to a mix earlier today (which I will post) and I heard this nice track by Moon Boots called “Bills to Pay.” Does the line “bills to pay” sound familiar? Well it should, because the sample comes from Aretha Franklin’s song “Deeper Love.” And if you Google that song, you’ll also stumble upon some other great house/dance remixes featuring the lovely vocals of Ms. Franklin.
Has a disco-electronic vibe and it’s fun to listen to, as well as dancing to. Check out some of the tracks below.
“Bills to Pay” is a pretty solid track, but about a week ago I stumbled upon Moon Boots remix of Little Boots’ song “Headphones.” Boy, I’m in love with this track! I play it everyday when I’m driving in the car and I just can’t enough of Little Boots, an artist that I stumbled upon while listening to a free mix I downloaded from soundcloud.com. And guess what…it’s a free download!!
She’s actually got some great tracks, so if you haven’t heard of Little Boots, then check out some of her work below.