Monday, 17 December 2012

Watch List:Some Girls

So I finished watching the first series of new BBC3 British comedy Some Girls and I have to say, it makes me laugh out loud and reminds me of being in my teens. Some Girls is about a group of kooky teenage friends who play on a football team together, attend the same school and share the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. I love Viva played by Adelayo Adedayo, she's gorgeous and hilarious. It's awesome to see a black female lead in a show. All the girls are great, Holli cracks me up, played by Natasha Jonas, she has no filter whatsoever and I love her fearlessness. Amber is daft, bizzarre genius, and Saz's sarcasm and snide comments are brilliant. It's returning for a second series which is good news.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Fix Us

LiveCitizen are running a great social campaign called Fix us. It allows users to engage in dialogue on the current social and political issues America faces. If you're passionate about making a difference, finding solutions and having your voice heard, then this is the right platform for you.

The campaign will culminate with five winners being selected and awarded $5000 to their choice of charities. Brilliant prize! Participants select from five topics (Economy, Healthcare, Social Issues,Immigration, Foreign Policy) and describe their solutions in no more than 360 characters. After solutions are posted, they're open to public voting and that's how the winners will be selected. So get your thinking caps on and prepare to weigh in. For more about Fix us and LiveCitizen, click on the link below.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Yada Yada Yada:Dreaming

Album Covers Corner:Ani DiFranco Which Side Are You On?

Feminist folk icon Ani DiFranco released a new album earlier this year through her label Righteous Babe Records. Ani's known for her activism and political messages. She has a reputation that precedes her. However, critics have said this new album has shed that temporarily and that here, she seems to be addressing the disenfranchised, the homeless, people left impoverished with no support. It's supposed to be more subdued and reflective but as ever, I'm expecting the kind of honest, soul baring storytelling she's known for.

Ill Still

The Craft. Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Fairuza Bulk and Robin Tunney get in way over their heads dabbling in witchcraft in this deliciously dark teen horror flick.

Spotlight:Rachel True

Remember actress Rachel True from The Craft? When I first saw her I thought she was so so pretty and had this interesting, bohemian aura about her. She was kinda kooky but still accessible enough to get juicy roles. Sadly, because of Hollywood's prejudiced attitude towards actresses of colour, she was never really going to get a fair shot at superstardom despite having the whole package. I think she did a few independent movies. Anyway,at the time, along with Neve Campbell, Rachel was on my list of hot women I would have done the horizontal dance with were I that way inclined. She's done lots of film and tv work and her credits include The Craft, Nowhere, Half & Half, Half Baked, A Girl's Guide To Sex, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Dawson's Creek and many others.

Crushed:Ani DiFranco

Indie punk, folk icon Ani DiFranco. I heart her big time. She's just a great artist, songwriter, poet, musician. I remember discovering her music several years back, liking her conscious lyrics, her earthy vibe. I was surprised she wasn't more well known given her talent but then I found out that she didn't want her music released through giant, established labels. She wanted control and given the sort of artist she is, that made perfect sense. Ani's a bit of a trail blazer and she released music through her own label Righteous Babe Records. I still never get tired of her tracks Both Hands, 32 Different Flavours and Untouchable Face. Her most recent album is Which Side Are You On?
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