Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Somewhat Ruined Weekend

So, thanks to Hurricane Irene, the AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York has been cancelled. Yours truly, unfortunately, was supposed to go. However, as festival favorite Janelle Monae says, "...gotta keep...balance". Though not easy to admit, there were some upsides, namely other opportunities to get out of the house. Such is life, apparently. To those on the eastern seabord affected by Hurricane Irene, stay safe.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Spotlight: Dance by Sol'eil

This post will begin with a caveat: Yes, I know the person that made the song that is the subject of this entry and no, I'm not featuring the song just because I know this person. It's being featured because I like it and the method used to develop the lyrics was quite innovative. Sol'eil posted on the Janelle Monae Fandroids page the other day soliciting help to write a song by describing your day in one word.  The result is "Dance".  Can't you just picture hearing it in a hip lounge or boutique or having it on full blast driving in a convertible with the top down on a late summer evening?

(For more information on So'leil, check out