Monday, September 17, 2007

Erzulie's Inconsideration

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To Big Sister & Big Brother, I love you :)
Happy Birthday**

Ray Charles -
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Miles Davis - So What
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
Dinah Washington - What a Difference a Day Made
Michael Jackson - Bad
Janis Joplin - Summertime
Mamas & Papas - California Dreaming
Cat Stevens - The Wind
Smashing Pumpkins - 7 Shades of Black
Milli Vanilli - Blame it on the Rain
Sade - Paradise

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ramadanian Tidbits

For some reason, I cannot take my eyes off of Haleema Boland’s “Fawazeer” and nor can my cousins. After futoor, we all sit around the television set and stare at her with “Is she for real?” and “How can her husband agree to this?” type of comments flying about.

So Ramadan funks up the metabolism. That’s nice. One of the things that I do love about Ramadan though is the aroma of familiar foods you smell just before you enter the house. That has never changed and I hope it never will.

I was at a gathering at my gal pal’s place the other night and one of the girls, the youngest and a friend of a friend, squealed when an old, white-haired man and his wrinkled wife appeared on the TV screen, “Oh I love old people! They’re so cute!” Of course, the other girls smiled at her and agreed. I just looked at her blankly while thinking, “Cute? If I turn seventy and somebody refers to me as cute because I’m old and on the verge of death I will F them up.”

I actually thought about what kind of “old person” I would be when I’m, well, old. Would I be that stereotypical nice and sweet grandmother who sits around the house drinking tea while ordering the help around? Or would I be one of those who cuss and damn everything that passes by them? The latter would be so much more fun. Old people can get away with many things…

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Prince - Kiss
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Common Ft. Lily Allen - Drivin' Me Wild
Kanye West - Stronger (Timbaland Drums Remix)
Kanye West - Homecoming
Feist - Past in Present
Daft Punk - The New Wave (Full Length)
Gary Neuman - Cars
Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ramy Ramy Ramadan

Tomorrow is Ramadan, the month of pissy smokers, impish diabetics who sip their drinks and nibble on their food proudly in public, psychotic drivers, fatties on an exercise roll, drama queen fasters who behave as if dusk prayer is a year away, hornified individuals who prowl the country after 9 PM and born-again Muslims who call their genuine effort quits on the first day of Eid.

On the up side, I haven’t had yireesh or my uncle’s spinach soup in about two years. Yum.

The Chemical Brothers - Elektrobank (Live)
The Chemical Brothers - Piku Playground
Badly Drawn Boy - Pissing in the Wind (BBC Session)
Badly Drawn Boy - Cause a Rockslide (BBC Session)
Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining (XFM Session)
DJ Shadow - Live @ Oxford Sound City 10-30-1997
David Bowie - Let's Dance
REM - Losing My Religion (Live)
Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane (Live)
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea
Fischerspooner - Emerge (Junkie XL Remix)
Sly & the Family Stone - I Don't Know Satisfaction
Sly & the Family Stone - Thankful 'N' Thoughtful
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
Lauryn Hill - Lose Myself
Bedouin Soundclash - Walls Fall Down
Bedouin Soundclash - 12:59 Lullaby
Bedouin Soundclash - Until We Burn in the Sun
Porcupine Tree - Trains
Porcupine Tree - Sound of Muzak
Travis - My Eyes

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