Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Weird songs

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to music, the songs that usually have funny lyrics, don't make any sense or are just weird in one case of the word always end up being the ones that people remember most? Well, here are some lyrics to a song that I think are funny, yet the song is really good. If you ever watch the original video, it's actually kinda funny because you see Mick Jagger come strutting out on to the area wearing the weirdest clothing, white jeans or something, a purple striped tee and white gymshoes, I think.

Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones

If you start me up
If you start me up I'll never stop
If you start me up
If you start me up I'll never stop
I've been running hot
You got me ticking gonna blow my top
If you start me up
If you start me up I'll never stop
Never stop, never stop, never stop

You make a grown man cry (x3)
Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine
Start it up

If you start it up
Kick on the starter give it all you got, you got, you got
I can't compete with the riders in the other heats
If you rough it up
If you like it you can slide it up,
Slide it up, slide it up, slide it up

Don't make a grown man cry (x3)
My eyes dilate, my lips go green
My hands are greasy
She's a mean, mean machine
Start it up

If start me up
Ahh... give it all you got
You got to never, never, never stop
Slide it up, baby just slide it up
Slide it up, slide it up, never, never, never

You make a grown man cry (x3)
Ride like the wind at double speed
I'll take you places that you've never, never seen
If you start it up
Love the day when we will never stop, never stop
Never, never, never stop
Tough me up
Never stop, never stop

You, you, you make a grown man cry
You, you make a dead man come
You, you make a dead man come

You're So Vain by Carly Simon

You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht 
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye 
Your scarf it was apricot 
You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte 
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner 
They'd be your partner, and... 

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? don't you? 

You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and... 

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you 

You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? don't you? don't you?

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and...
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? don't you? 

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and... 

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? don't you? don't you?

And I found out something really cool: a singer I like, Mick Jagger, from The Rolling Stones, did back up vocals on this song. I didn't know it until I listened to it and there it is, his voice is heard way better in the 2nd part of the song, if you listen to him sing, you get to know his voice by hearing it!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


When it comes to movies, alot of people will say that they have one favorite movie when they really have like 3 or 4 or more faves. When it comes to me, I have no real favorite genre of movie or one favorite movie, I like all kinds, the only kind of movies I don't watch are ones that look stupid. Most of the movies I watch mostly have one thing in common with the other-- they'll most likely have either Jet Li or Chow Yun-fat in them, those 2 are my favorite actors, people around me wonder why 2 of my favorite actors are Chinese-born actors and I simply tell them that they are good actors and you never hear anything bad about them.

Another thing I've noticed is that some musicians are branching out in to movies, like Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones, he's done a little acting, my dad says he isn't the world's best actor, I think wrong. I think he's a pretty cool actor, you just have to give him a chance, although some of the movies he's been in have been a little on the weird side, like Bent, he was a gay man who wore women's clothing, Freejack, he played a futuristic mercenary, The Man from Elysian Fields, he played the manager of a male escort service, Performance, he played a bisexual ex-rockstar named Turner. And Jon Bon Jovi does acting too, he's so sexy. But when it does come to movies, I'll watch just about anything, and at home almost every time my dad can't find something on, he'll turn to the enormous rack of movies we have, almost each shelf has one kind of movie or other or is devoted to one actor or another, like one shelf has nothing but Jet Li and Chow Yun-fat movies, another is split between Johnny Depp and Sylvester Stallone, another shelf has nothing but scary movies and so on and so forth.

Here are some of the movies I watch:

And when it comes to non-martial arts movies, I watch:

And when it comes to movies, almost everyone has that one actor or actress they love watching,even if the movie totally sucks. Most of the actors I like most people either think is weird or have no clue as to who they are, like Jet Li, Chow Yun-fat, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Mariska Hargitay. And there are also other actors I like, like Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter, he's pretty attractive. He's a megahottie. He's my favorite one in the Harry Potter movies.
Those are just some of the actors I like. But this blog hopefully lets you see what kind of movies I like, my favorite actors and actresses,etc.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dancing with the Stars.... and more!

They sure are bringing on some stupid people on Dancing with the Stars, John Gosselin, Lindsay Lohan, Simon Cowell, who might I add was once upon a time a judge on American Idol. Why can't they bring on interesting people, like Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, or maybe a musician? Personally, I think maybe The Rolling Stones would be an interesting group to see on Dancing with the Stars, seeing Mick doing the tango with someone or seeing Keith do the Salsa dancing or seeing Ron ballroom dance or Charlie ballroom dance, that would be interesting and therefore, I'd watch it. Dancing with the Stars is really going down hill, they're running out GOOD people to have dance there.

And American Idol, pretty cool that they have Steven Tyler from Aerosmith judging. He's way more compassionate and patient than that snob Simon. And at least Steven is a singer. Sometimes I wonder why get a judge who's never had singing experience? Maybe get judges who are patient and some judges who are singers. I like the judges they have, at least they're patient, compassionate and nice.

One thing I've always wondered is why do guys wear their pants so low? I found out the answer from a good friend of mine, her name is Denise and she's from New Jersey. She goes to school with me and Tuesday in class, somehow we all got onto the topic of why guys wear their pants like that and whatnot, and she delightfully told me an interesting tidbit of info. It's a trend started in prison, guys who "put out" in prison wear their pants low to show off what they have and the long t-shirts guys wear, they're supposed to be dresses, almost as if in prison the long shirts are dresses. That stuff means you're some one's "girlfriend" in prison. Even in high school, guys do it. They say stuff like "Yo, what's up dog? how's my homie?" and sometimes I feel tempted to say to them "Dude, pull your pants up, no one wants to look at your black boxers with bananas on them or your red boxers with Christmas trees on them." or "Dude, you're whiter than Texas, you'll never be black, you're not Ice T, you're not Flava Flav, so don't bother" Most black people think it's ridiculous that white kids talk like this, assuming black people talk like this. It ticks me off when people do this, and then they start questioning me about listening to rap music and being like them, I simply tell them I don't care for rap music and I wish to be myself and that I don't wish to change just to fit in. I have 2 friends that I've known for all my life, they work with my dad and they're both black, but I don't see it that way, any way they say it's ridiculous that white kids assume blacks talk this way, they both think it's funny, and this one guy who goes to school with me, his name is Alexander, he's black and he's my best buddy, he don't talk like this, he even thinks it's ridiculous.

And as Christmas draws ever closer, I start to see more commercials for Christmas, showing one of the 7 deadly sins-greed. What is it about Christmas where everyone has to get greedy? Especially the kids, I hear kids saying stuff like "I want this" or "I want that". If I were the parents of some of these kids and they came up to me saying they want a Wii system or XBox 360, I'd tell them when hell freezes over, I'd then tell them to go out, get a job and pay for it yoursefl, you'll appreciate it more, it works for me and has done it for the past 20 years, mainly I babysit and I use the money for something if I need it, recently, I had to save up all my money from it to buy books for school when the morons at the Gateway Financial Aid office in Edgewood didn't process my financial aid paperwork on time. But I just grow tired of seeing all these commercials showing people getting cars, expensive phones, expensive music systems, expensive game systems, etc for Christmas and I wonder to myself, "who the hell can afford something like that?" I could barely afford to do Christmas shopping this year and I see people buying cars and whatnot for people? A few years ago, it seems you never seen commercials like this, they're getting worse every year. What people need to realize is that Christmas is not about the gifts, decorations, how much you can spend, how much you can buy for that undeserving, ungrateful family member, how empty you can make your bank account, it's about the birth of Christ, it's about spending time with family, making special memories, giving rather than recieving and sharing. People seem to have lost sight of this, and they need to regain sight of the true meaning of Christmas. I'm just tired of hearing about people wanting stuff they truly don't need.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Music and more!

Ah, sweet glorious music, an international language everyone can connect on. I'm not really into any certain type of music, but I will absolutely not listen to rap. It doesn't make any sense to me, and sometimes I hear lyrics for these rap songs and sometimes they are about raping/killing someone, someone stealing a girlfriend, stealing or something bad. No one wants to hear a song that has to do with drugs, rape/murder, or something like that, and no one definitely wants to hear a song that uses racial/ethnic slurs and bad words.

I also must say something important-- Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white man. It's the anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. I say to Rosa Parks, way to go! I love hearing and learning about people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, etc. All they wanted was equality, and look what happens- Martin Luther King Jr, gets assassinated for believing in a world where blacks people and white people and everyone live together in perfect harmony, Rosa Parks gets arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white man, Nelson Mandela gets convicted of political treason just because he believed in a world united and almost spends half his life in prison for what he believes in, I say it's high time for a change. I say that people need to stop the hate before it gets out of control. I know this blog is supposed to be about music, but I think this is a reason for celebrating. Rosa Parks is a wonderful person, she did what she believed in, and she gets arrested? No way, totally unfair.

Here are some links to some music videos of Aerosmith, a band I listen to: Rag Doll The Other Side Eat the Rich. This video starts out a little weird, and some of the lyrics have bad words, but it's an overall good song Fallin' in Love(Is Hard on the Knees). It's a suggestive song, and some of the lyrics are gross, but it's a good song I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. This is PERFECT for couples because it talks about being romantic

Here are some Rolling Stones music videos: Rolling Stones:Shattered Rolling Stones: It's Only Rock and Roll(Live) Rolling Stones:Mixed Emotions

Here is a video of the song Try Again by Aaliyah:

Here are some Rihanna videos: Only Girl in the World, from her new Loud album't Stop the Music, definite party song

Here are some Shakira videos: Wolf Don't Lie, Wherever

If it seems like alot of links and stuff, I do apologize. I think the links to the music videos will show what kind of music I'm into. And music seems to be an international language almost, everyone somehow connects with music. And I usually figure music is something everyone can connect to.