Tuesday, March 22, 2011

William Eggleston

Tomorrow I am doing a presentation on William Eggleston. I have never heard of William Eggleston before I was assigned to do a presentation on him. But after reviewing his work I fell in love with his photographs. He is known as the first photographer that excelled in Art photography in color, he is considered a master of color. He is also a southern man, raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She shoots the majority of his work in Memphis and Mississippi. I love Eggleston's work because although he may be taking photos of something as simple as a Coca-Cola sign or gas station the colors look so fantastic. I also think he is successful in achieving the essence of the South during the late 60s and 70s. Though in my research their are no discussion of his feelings towards race in his photos you can tell that he is aware of the status of blacks in the South during this time. Eggleston is still alive and in a interview I read with him he still photographs, smokes, and drinks bourbon everyday with a serious southern drawl in his voice. Below are some photos by him that I love.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

wupac's playlist

My friend Adam nick name wupac (white-tupac) sent me this playlist below of new music with comments from him about the songs. I wanted to share it on my blog because who doesn't love new music and I need help getting through this list. So if you hear something you like comment and let me know!
The Game-Better Days
Darius Rucker- This (give it a try you country hick)
Chromeo-Night by Night
The Vampire Weekend- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
...Animal Liberation Orchestra- Girl I wanna lay you down (original song)
Gudda Gudda- Always Love You
Usher-More (Remix)
Wiz and snoop- Young, Wild, and free
The Virgins- Rich Girls
The Dean's List- Dear Professor
The Dean's List- Breakfast Talk
Bassnectar ft. Nelly Furtado- Magical World
YC the Cynic- Summertime High
Ski beats ft. Mos Def- Cream of the Planet
Duck Sauce- Barbara Streisand
Chiddy Bang- Never
Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy- Wrote a Song for Everyone (acoustic)
Wiz- Huey newton
French Montana feat. Curren$y- So high
The Dirty Projectors- Remade Horizon ( @30 seconds in soo lekker)
Chiddy Bang-truth
The Dean's List- Valley girl
The Dean's List- I'll Be Okay
Prof- Amazing
Lupe- Never Forget You (real talk amen sistas lol)
The Dirty Projectors- Cannibal Resource
...Wale-Pretty Girlz
Phoenix- Too Young
Pac Div- Take Me High
Passion Pit- Sleepyhead Mashup (ft. Lupe, Kanye, Wale, Eminem)
LCD Soundsystem- All My friends
LCD Soundsystem- I can change
The Game-Heartbreaker
Vampire Weekend- Oxford Comma
St. Lunatics- Groovin Tonight (such a classic Wupac song)
The Beautiful Girls- I thought about you
The Dirty Projectors- Stillness is the move
Wiz- We're Done
Ski beatz- we can do it big (just put some butter on your popcorn hahahaha)
LCD soundsystem- Dance yourself clean
Theophilus London- Want you for myself (funny music video-->picture todd dancing)
Theophilus london- why even try
...Marv Ellis- Uncondiotional Love
Cold War Kids- Oh, this is life (multiple songs in one)
Mega Ron and K Murdock- Forever
Chiddy Bang- All things go
Duck Sauce- Anyway ft. Armand van helden and A-trak)
two door cinema club- something good can work
maximum baloon- groove me
passion pit-better things
Big Sean- too fake
The avett brothers- head full of doubt/road full of
chromeo- fancy footwork
Chiddy bang- the good life
...chiddy bang- dream chasin
theophilus london- humdrum town
theophilus london- always love you (thats some bullshit lol)
gorillaz-stylo remix
The Dean's list- la vie
the dean's list- the people
the dean's list- light up the sky
The dean's list- light up the sky
MSTRKRFT- heartbreaker
mumford and sons- hold on to what you believe
009 sound system- with a spirit
sugarland-Little miss (make fun of me all you want this song bangs feel good style so hard)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Spring break was amazing and awful this year. It was amazing because I went to DC with my roommate for a few days and stayed at GW with one of my best friends from South Africa. It was so great we ventured around U street and went to the infamous Ben's Chili Bowl ( delicious chili dogs) and a Caribbean club called Patty Boom Boom. Things turned bad when I got to Philly and my knee gave out at a club when dancing (yes I was dancing and hurt myself!). I had to go to the ER and the doctor said I probably tore my ACL, so ya you can imagine not fun. Now I am back at school two months before graduation in a full leg brace and crutches stuck in my room. But I am trying to look at the bright side and I want to make my last months at school a lot of fun despite my leg. Also it will be spring soon yes!

                                                                      Philly window <3 

Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx remix) ft. Childish Gambino (wemakeitbetter) by JThunder

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

flower power

Today I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show, it was amazing. The theme this year was Paris so everything had to do with a night out in Paris. So many beautiful different types of flowers. It was nice to see flowers especially after this winter from hell, it reminded me that soon it will be spring! Here are some photos I took while I was there.

Bibio, I like