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Black History Facts Plus Random Thoughts

Hey y’all! It’s been a minute, now I’m back with the jumpoff.

I saw this on our dear friend Brash’s Facebook and thought it would be important to keep up with the important Black History facts she’s sharing here on the blog.

Feb. 2nd – Meet Alexander Miles. He is credited with an important evolutionary upgrade to the elevator. You know how the doors close automatically so you can ignore that coworker you don’t like or avoid the serial killer who’s after you? And also how you don’t have to close them when you get off the elevator? Thank Mr. Miles. He also improved the closing of the elevator shaft when the elevator isn’t on a floor.

Alexander-Miles

 


 

Now some cobbled together thoughts…

Empire is still the greatest.  I’m going to get up some more detailed thoughts this week.  (Finally!)

RuPaul’s Drag Race is FINALLY back!!! Best believe I’ll be here recapping it with you all.

The Super Bowl was a good game.  Missy Elliott is the queen of everything. Let’s enjoy a retrospective of some of her greatest hits.

I listened to Work It so so so so many times.  One of the greatest songs of the early 2000’s.  The amount of practice to get the backwards lyrics is why I didn’t do well in Pre-Calculus.

One Minute Man with Trina PLUS The Get Ur Freak On Remix with Nelly Furtado has me about to flip a table.

dutty

 

Stone. Cold.  Classic.  If you don’t know this song by heart, rectify this immediately.  This is music video history.

 

That’s all for now.

SYTYCD: Case of the Giggles

Hey y’all.  If you may recall, I did a post earlier about some of my favorite routines.  Well today, I wanted to highlight some of the dances that make me smile.  Some are good, some are…not, but either way I chuckle every time I see them.  Let’s get started!

Get It Shawty – Cedric & Faina

Yes!  Faina is a ballroom dancer and her hip hop isn’t as strong.  My favorite part is the when Cedric “takes control of her body” and she just bends her knees.  And then when she pops that thang!

Missin’ You – Jason & Caitlin

CAITLIN’S SOLO!!!!

Ring A Ling – Mollee & Nathan

All of this struggle.

Rocket Man – Allen & Melody

Listen.  Season 1 of this show was a totally different animal.  They actually let a big guy on the show.  And the thing was, he can dance.  But this whole routine was just a fail from start to finish.

Now let’s take a moment for the Dan Karaty Hip Hops of Yore.

Promiscuous – Musa & Natalie

Here I Come – Lacey & Kameron

Let Me – Dmitry & Ashlee

Oh Dan, you were a much better judge than choreographer!

What are some of your favorite struggle routines?  I’m ready for Vegas week y’all!

EDIT: HOLD THE PHONE.  I ALMOST LET THIS POST GO WITHOUT THE MOST TERRIBLE AND HILARIOUS ROUTINE.

What is this? Poor Caitlyn and Mitchell did not deserve this!!!  All of the “emoting”!  The horrible choreography.  The terrible song.  I still remember seeing this and being dumbfounded.

Class & Trash Show: The A-Z Playlist

Hey Party People!

I came across this challenge via Tumblr and thought it would be a fun post! This challenge is about making a music playlist using each letter of the alphabet.

I (Team Trash) used Spotify and have embedded the playlist with brief desc below!  Hope you enjoy!

A: All Gold Everything – Trinidad James
One of my favorite hoodrat jams of the past few years, Trinidad’s ode to the glamorest (yes, glamorest) life.
B: Between The Sheets – The Isley Brothers
Iconic lovemaking anthem.
C: Come Close – Common f. Mary J. Blige
The video for this is super sweet and it’s a fantastically candid love song.
D: Do It – Nelly Furtado
Perfect calisthenics music.  Get up and do some knee lifts.
E: Erinner Mich Dich Zu Vergessen – Yvonne Catterfeld
German love song from 2006.  Lovely melody.  Means “In Case You’ve Forgotten”
F: Fancy – Reba McIntyre
Queen Reba tells us how to be a fancy hooker and slay the lessers.
G: Gills & Tails – Amel Larrieux
Dirty lyrics disguised is a simple, hauntingly beautiful melody
H: Hit Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell
Yaaaaaaaaasss! Flawless revenge jam.
I: Into The Ocean – Blue October
Ambient, sad, moving.  A song for when you’re deep in your feelings.
J: Jam (Turn It Up) – Kim Kardashian
tandtpop
K: Key To My Heart – Craig David
Favorite song from the first album.  Love the call & response. Love his head voice.
L: Live It Up – John Legend f. Miri Ben Ari
John Legend’s voice is perfect.  A perfect celebratory anthem.  You just feel good when you listen to it.
M: Mathematics – Mos Def
A co-werker suggestion.  Lyrically complex.  Completely dope.
N: No Parking On The Dance Floor – Midnight Star
Sorry.  Too busy grooving.  Be back later.
O: Oochie Wally – Bravehearts f. Nas
LITTLE YOUNG THING, GO AROUND MY **** WITH YA TONGUE RING!  ::booty dances on the wall::
P: Patron Tequila – Paradiso Girls
Perfect dance beat.  Mindless, repetitive, catchy as all hell.
Q: Queen B*tch – L’il Kim
Classic.  Flaw-free.  Why L’il Kim was the baddest in the game.
R: Rub You The Right Way – Johnny Gill
The Pump, Pump It Up.  HEY! crack me up every time.  Just a great late 80’s funk jam.
S: Short Skirt/Long Jacket – Cake
I watched this video every single morning before school.  The bass/guitar riff goes.
T: The Look of Love – ABC
80’s Synth-pop at it’s finest. Another great groove.
U: Up – James Morrison, Jessie J
Two fantastic voices singing my feelings.  You can expect a tribute to James Morrison.
V: Vanity – Christina Aguilera
“I’m not cocky!  I just loooove myself, BITCH!” Hidden gem on a flop album.
W: Wonderful – Annie Lennox
One SANGING white woman.  Completely haunting, 100% accurate song about falling from someone.
X: XO – Beyoncé
Incredibly, powerful song.  Beyoncé at her finest.  Feels personal.
Y: You Are My Everything – Surface
The background vocals and harmonies are the epitome of everything.  Two step with your boo to this one.
Z: Zoom – Commodores
Just incredible.  The horns.  The vocals.  Incredibly poignant considering our commitment to pursuing our dreams wherever that may lead in 2014.

 

What songs would you have included? Join in and link back so that we can take a listen!

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