Thursday, August 21, 2008

Manuscipt Hip Hop

Now that the creative part of the EP (Green) is over...

There is a lot of admin to get through, so I'm letting my dear manager take care of that. I am now working on my manuscript again. I couldn't finish the EP and the first draft of the manuscript at the same time, so I took a break from writing.

Most of the time I write in silence, but once in a while I need music playing in the background while I write. So today I created a Manuscript Hip Hop playlist:

Lil Wayne - Mr Carter

Lil Wayne ft Robin Thicke - Tie my hands

Talib Kweli - In the mood
Talib Kweli - Oh my stars

Kanye West - Everything I am

Kanye West - I wonder

Common - Electric Wire Hustle Flower

Common - A film called pimp

Common - It's your world

Common - The Corner

Lupe Fiasco - Intruder Alert

Lupe Fiasco - Go baby

The Roots - You got me

Mos def - The Panties

Mos Def - Sex, love & money

Mos Def - Travelling man

Notorious B.I.G - Sky is the limit

I'm hard at work on the manuscript!!!! And loving it :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

I LOVE the olympics!!!

And not for the reasons that you may think... Okay it's lovely to see people push themselves, represent their countries, win medals etc etc. I really do enjoy the games, I am also one of those people that gets teary eyed when people shed tears of joy. I love that stuff! I love supporting my country, even when we don't win.

But you know what I really enjoyed about this years Olympics???

Seeing this Roland Schoeman man swim. Like I said on my Facebook profile, I think he is wonderful (I might have used the word 'yummy') WITH or WITHOUT a medal.

I know, I know... I'm such a girl! Whatever!! I have a complete EP and I cannot release it before I get all the admin out of the way, so this is how I entertain myself: enjoying the less competitive side of the Olympics- great bodies!! I'm indulging my inner girly girl today LOL!!

PS- How is that Michael Phelps?? 8 Gold medals???? GTFOH!!! AMAZING!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Quiet Friday

This is officially my first Friday night at the new crib. I'm lying on the gorgeous red sofa, with a glass of red wine (& a glass of water- on the floor). I'm listening to MY FAVOURITE station: Radio 2000- 8 TILL LATE with Nicole & Kamza.

I live quite close to the 'hot' night spots, so I can hear the loud music & the loud party people making their way to the hot spots. I love a good party just as much as the next person, but today I'm gonna chill.

Dark Knight

Watched Dark Knight a few days ago: WOW!!! Heath Ledger completed his life's work with this movie. Marcee said it was 'dark', but I didn't think so. It was so BEAUTIFUL to see someone totally embody a character the way Heath did! he made Jack Nicholson's Joker look like a monkey LOL!

My inner 'little boy' was thoroughly satisfied with this movie. he has gone into hiding until the urge for a good 'boy' movie arises again.

Green Light
Played John Legends 'Green Light' for the first time on Monday night on my show and I am going to go ahead and say that I think that it is SOOO hot that he plays around with the evil box called 'genre'. Yes John! Yes!!

I have put 3 songs up on my myspace page, go listen RIGHT NOW! The 3 songs up are:

Nobody knows

The whole EP will be available for download by the end of the month :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I have MY own personal SPACE now kids

I officially have a MySpace page... I didn't do all the hard work myself. I'm a techno-phobe, we've had this discussion before. I'm over HERE so go check me out and then add me as a friend, if your on facebook then I'm over HERE (be sure to become a fan).

Have fun listening to the tracks & let me know what you think :)

That there is the rough CD cover. Designer lady (Tatum) is BRILLIANT!!! Will put up the complete cover as soon as I get it.

Peace offering

Oh, I KNOW I'm terrible. I know, but I have been so busy dealing with family, friend and me stuff that I abandoned this poor blog. I'm back and as a peace offering, I offer you Mr West's CHAMPION (I exercise to this song- YES I DO!)

Kanye West "Champion Video" Official Directed by NEON from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wise words

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Nelson Mandela, inaugural address, written by Marianne Williamson
I cannot express how beautiful these words are... Beautiful and true!!
P.S I am still unpacking boxes at the new crib. I will post pics of the new pad once it look decent, right now it looks like a warehouse. Aaargh!!
GREEN (The EP) by Black Porcelain (me LOL!) coming sooon!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

No alien abduction!!!

No, I have not gone fishing. I have been moving from one cozy apartment that had all my stuff in it (and even smelled like me), to a bigger place that feels a little cold at the moment and all my stuff is in boxes and black plastic bags.

The new place is so weird, because there is some BRIGHT SPARK who has parked in my space (for the whole weekend) and my remote (to open the gate and boom) does not work properly. I have no TV, all new furniture (because my last place was fully furnished), no sofas (though), my fridge is only arriving tomorrow and I still need to get pots etc etc whine whine...

I'm a little sore, sad (because I miss my tiny little flat already), broke, tired and looking forward to another day of 'moving admin' bleh!!

EP Update:
I have seen the 'final' designs for the sleeve- I'm happy, can't wait to print those damn things. MY little brother will be working on the MySpace page next weekend- we were too busy moving this weekend. I don't know how we would have managed without him. What a great little brother!!!

GREEN by BLACK PORCELAIN coming soon...