Nov 13, 2019

Delaying My Reaction, Turning to Distraction

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I am going to wait a couple of days before I peep some of this impeachment hearing stuff. I continue to feel this "aint nothin' gonna happen" ache in my belly. The GOP is operating as if it said, "Devil take the wheel."

So, what I am going to do is show up for life. Give it my best. Then, when I peep and have to defuse from the madness occurring in the cesspool known as DC, I will turn to music, because ya know music is the answer.  Here are some tracks that put me in good types of feelings:

Jamie XX - Gosh

Depending on my mood my interpretation of this video ranges from it being about the second coming of Christ; the rise of a cult leader, or, alien beings taking control of the planet -- city by city.  Check it out and tell me what you think.



Sun Glitters - They Don't Want To Let You Know

This track makes me kinda sorta want to hang with Esther while grooving to it. There are some great remixes out there, but here is the pure and uncut version.



Millionyoung - Chlorophyll

I find the lead singer's voice very sexy. The beat is sexy, The vibe is sexy. Go feel sexy.



Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions

I gotta have some positivity in my playlists at all times. I gotta hear lyrics that speak of love, peace, hope, and happiness. I went deep in the crates for this classic.



Herb Alpert - Rotation

Okay let's wind it down good people. You can chill and chat with this jam at your next get-together with fam and/or friends. It will put everyone in the right mood.



Feb 20, 2019

Karl's Turn at Metamorphosis

You can't ignore two things about Karl Lagerfeld: he created amazing fashions for over 30 years, in an industry that is always ready to give you the chop, and from his mouth came wit and at times venom. He created a world around him that was beautiful, excessive, so not PC, and uniquely all his. A true iconoclast, inspiration, and complex human. I wonder if in his metamorphosis if he will go to a new realm where he finds a world where all of his fantasies have manifested or come back as a Birman. 

Here are some images that alway stayed in my head after I saw them in magazines or videos. 
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Voila! the Chanel woman enters into the 90s with the micro-mini. Karl you were saucy!




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Ines - Karl's first muse for Chanel. Get into the pearls being the new ruffled collar.


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The Chanel woman rebelling...kinda sorta.


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All eyes on her! Perfection!

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Feel this fantasy!

Oppulence! You own everything. 
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When two icons collide.
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Cindy's daughter Kaia continues the legacy. 
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This is how a fashion house with over $5 billion in revenue puts on a show. Karl was not trying to hear about a budget.

And the Fendi woman gets a taste of Karl's passion for design.

Feb 7, 2019

Feeling This Fantasy



Alejandro Gómez Palomo, whose namesake label, Palomo Spain served up some gender-fuck/gender-fluid eleganza at his recent NY Fashion week show. I am so feeling this fantasy. I am ready to live in this world!

Get into the conflama.

Dec 6, 2018

Having To Play Nice with Others....Sucks

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Stomachs were turning.
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Hilary giving zero fucks. Her thought bubble would read, "I don't see you bitches."

One of the things I am no longer good at is tolerating someone I despise, in order to conform to social etiquette or norms. I will sit on the other side of the room and pay you no kinds of attention. Fuck the half-ass smile, fuck the handshake, fuck a head nod acknowledging you. We don't like each other, so lets keep it real and keep apart. 

I am sure the Obamas had to dig deep to summon the let's-play-nice gesture. Proximity was not their friend this time around. However, Bill should have hanged tough with Hilary and averted his gaze away from Agent Orange. Hats off to Hilary for the laser-focused shade. 

BTW, a real hood funeral, with this much animosity among the mourners, would have ended up in a brawl.

Nov 21, 2018

Strega Nona and I Go Way Back


Lights, camera, action! Look at me in teacher-mode. I recently did a book talk for Scholastic on the Caldecott classic Strega Nona.  It's one of my childhood favorites.

FYI, during filming we had to stop every five minutes because the building's smoke alarm system was being tested and NYC transit could be heard rumbling through a nearby tunnel. It was a hoot!

Click here for the full video.

Nov 7, 2018

And The Beat Goes On

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So glad Election Day has come and gone. It was stressing me out. Feeling good about the huge voter turnout and that Dems got control of the house. Phew! Here are some other highlights:

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  • The first Muslim women were elected to Congress.
  • Millions of people in Florida had their right to vote restored.
  • A Republican beloved by the NRA lost her congressional seat.
  • The first openly lesbian woman was elected mayor in Florida.
  • The first openly gay governor in U.S. history was elected in Colorado.
  • Texas elected two Latina congresswomen for the first time.
  • A Democrat won in Kansas, beating Kris Kobach.
  • The first Native American women were elected to Congress.
  • An anti-discrimination bill was saved by voters in Massachusetts.
  • Anti-union and anti-education Scott Walker is no longer Governor of Wisconsin
  • Seven governorships went to Democratic nominees.
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