Showing posts from October, 2011

The Flashback Friday #2 For 10/28/11: The Roots - What They Do (1996)

Classic, timeless, and underrated video from the incomparable The Roots, the 1996's treasure that is "What The Do", parodying perfectly the O.D. music videos of that time that still persists to this day.

The Roots - What They Doby Ofca

The Flashback Fridays #1 For 10/28/11: Lil Romeo, Nick Cannon and 3LW- Parents Don't Just Understand (2001)

‎10 years ago when "Jimmy Neutron" was the damn cartoon (actually it was always Nickeledeon's semi-ripoff of Dexter's Laboratory). Nevertheless, it's fittingly wack lead single for its soundtrack is the first Flashback Friday this week.

It's three "long-n-gone from the music scene" artists Romeo, Mariah's husband, and what eventually was 2/3's of the Cheetah Girls with the re-do of "Just Don't Understand."

Sports Thread #1 For 10/27/11: 2011 BNP Paribas WTA Championships, Day 3 (Azarenka d. Li)

Photo from Getty Images
The minute Caroline Wozniacki got off to a third straight poor start, she was going to be in trouble, especially when she allowed her latest slip outside the gate to the indoor ace that is Petra Kvitova.

No one is playing better under a roof in 2011 than the Czech sensation, as Kvitova scored another class victory.

Photo from Getty ImagesStability is everything for a baseline tennis player. And it is a key aspect that Victoria Azarenka has at the moment while Na Li certainly is in a desperate search for.

That was evident from the first point today as the Belorussian confirmed herself as clearly the best player in the White Group, with a 6-2, 6-2 comfortable victory over her Chinese counterpart.

It wasn't a thrashing or a beatdown at all, as Li showed at times why she has a 4-1 record over Azarenka by having more power in her strokes and not getting overwhelmed by Azarenka's aggressive persistence. The only major problem Li can have against Azarenka i…

Sports Thread #1 For 10/26/11: BNP Paribas WTA Championships, Day 2 (Li d. Sharapova, Azarenka d. Stosur)

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Match Review: Na Li defeats Sharapova for a 4th straight time in a 74 error horror.

It sure wasn't pretty for Na Li. But for Maria Sharapova, it was utterly hideous.

For the first time in two months, the Chinese #1 was on the winning end of a result, out steadying Sharapova 7-6 (4), 6-4 in a, quite honestly, poor display of tennis in the 3rd match of the White Group.

It was Na Li's 4th consecutive victory over Sharapova, all ending in straight set results. And if you witnessed this non-aesthetic contest, you will see why that is the case, even at a level where both players made 37 unforced errors (and most of them were cringe worthy for their fans and neutrals to witness.)

Sharapova had clear advantages to control the match against a still unconfident Li, with a 4-2 lead and a few chances for a commanding double break advantage. She blew that.

Sharapova then had a chance to serve out the set at 5-4. She blew that, getting routinely broken at `15.


Sports Thread/The Live Thread #1 For 10/25/11: The BNP Paribas WTA Championships, Day 1

Updated after match #1: Petra Kvitova reversed her up and down performance with a solid display all the way through to defeat Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4. Kvitova's level of play was way more higher and stable than the Russian, who still seemed to be in a rout after losing to Dominika Cibulkova on Friday.

But Kvitova showed her credentials of why she could easily be a dominant #1 in the future with a tremendous return day and great hitting from the back of court on both wings.

1st version:

First, the three scenarios for Caroline Wozniacki to finish #1 in the world again.

First match preview: Petra Kvitova vs Vera Zvonareva

The last time these two played, it was once again Zvonareva's movement and ability to turn around the point that was too much for an up and down Kvitova.

Although this is indoors, and Kvitova is brilliant indoors on any surface, I just feel Zvonareva has the matchup edge against her.

Kvitova's movement continues to improve, but in order for her to win this…

The Flashback Fridays #2 For 10/21/11: Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff- Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble (1991)

Their first single ever, 24 long years ago.........Whoa, the year I was born, this was dropped.


About All That Fawning....

It was bizarre seeing how much praise the liberal blogosphere heaped on Steve Jobs amidst his sudden death last week. Seeing this from the Huffington Post shows further more how his personality was something I never warmed too.
"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.What "business" was Jobs talking about?

This administration has time in and time again (even with its persistence to take original Republican ideas of tax credits/cuts to show rational people that, hey, they seem to put in original Republican holidays) show how business friendly it actually has been (small business and not coming close to fully holding Wall Street accountable despite …

The Flashback Friday #1 For 10/21/11: Bad Boy- Been Around The World (1997)

Officially this is Combs' song (and his debut album). But realistically, this and many others were the entire label's songs of course. Your first Flashback this week is "Been Around The World" from 14 years ago.

The Evening Acoustics: Kelly Rowland- Down For Whatever (2011)

Yeah, she's a dominatrix in my mind now. Another video that leaves me to opine that .

The Fun Thread/Music Thread For 10/19/11 (1st Version): Your Tweet of 2011

And here's exactly why if you still haven't seen:

BEAU-TI-FUL. May Maroon 5 forever go platinum for that one.

Music Wakeup Call For 10/19/11: Musiq Soulchild- Yes (2011)

Though it doesn't hit the emotional element that "Love" and "Who Knows" hit, it is still superb enough:

Sunday Soulful For 10/16/11: Goapele- Play (2011)


The Fun Thread For 10/14/11: Protesters 1, Bloomberg/Brookfield 0


The Friday Flashback #1 For 10/14/11: Bone Thugs n Harmony- Days Of Our Lives (1996)


15 years since the "Set it Off" movie, and the best track from that soundtrack is one of the many classics from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony not named "Tha Crossroads." Your first Flashback this week, it's the brilliant "Days of Our Livez."

Bone Thugs-N-Harmonyby crapulacs

Music Wakeup Call For 10/10/11: T-Pain ft. Lily Allen and Wiz Khalifa- 5 O'Clock (2011)

A very solid return for the Teddy Penderass man, as well as the Music Wakeup Call too.

Midday Music Energy Boost For 10/5/11: Elle Varner (feat. J. Cole) – Only Wanna Give It To You

This song is making some moves at the moment, and it's your Midday Energy Boost for the day:

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/4/11: Just Tevin....


Midday Music Energy Boost #1 For 10/4/11: Chingy-Paperman (2011)

The only significance in watching this sad effort is the fact that Chingy still exists!

Music Midday Energy Boost #1 For 10/3/11: Drake- Headlines (2011)

Meh.....(And your eyes my hurt after seeing it with all the graphic switches, which are way too many).

Drake ~ Headlines (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

(H/T to the homie D.Scott).

Sunday Soulful For 10/2/11: Xscape- Just Kickin' It (1993)

This group's impact on 90's R&B will never be forgotten. Your Sunday Soulful for the night, it's Xscape's 1993 hit "Just Kickin' It."

Xscape - Just Kickin' Itby lachula

And let that ride you into the week ahead. Goodnight.