Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Ayo, which means joy in Nigerian Yoruba, is a singer-composer-guitarist-pianist from Europe that I've recently discovered. Her debut album "Joyful" went platinum in France in 2006. She was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a Romanian Roma (Gypsy) mother.

I love her easy style. This album was recorded in 5 days in a live studio so you can feel the music as if you're sitting in a small audience enjoying it. You can check out her Myspace page. Hope you enjoy her as I have. And she's a beautiful natural sister to boot! What more can you ask for? She reminds me a lot of Joy Denalane from her Mamani album, one of my favorite artists from Germany.

Here's a little taster for ya:

The album is great, so check it out if you like what you hear. You won't be disappointed!

Rives I'm in love with you....

There's nothing like a man who writes poetry. Not the roses are red, violets are blue genre, but something intelligent and humorous and speaks volumes w/o many words and speaks to your soul and can be profound etc, etc, etc. You know of what I speak, no?

Having said that, I have been following the poetry/spoken word/performances of a performer named Rives (pronounced Reeves). I absolutely love his words. I love his humor. I'm in love with his mind. I realize that I'm gushing, but I mean it. I would love to meet a man like this in every day life, but in his absence from my life, I will continue to yearn for him and listen to Rives as a substitute.

Tell me what you think....


Dirty Talk


Monday, February 25, 2008


Ok, I've neglected to post and share these guys with you, but I just kept forgetting to do so (getting old is a bitch.. lol). I don't know how many of you caught this duo on HBO this past season, but I am a huge fan. They are a comedic pair, Jemaine and Bret, from New Zealand that incorporate music into their humor. They're so funny and I love their New Zealand accents!

The premise of the show was that they moved to NYC to pursue their music and further the development of their band. It follows their misadventures and the cultural clashes they encounter along the way, as well as their silly mishaps. The band has a manager named Murray who's clueless, but also from New Zealand. They also have one fan named Mel to boot, but she's basically a stalker. She looks a lot like someone I work with, but we won't get into that (hehehe).

The show had me cracking up from beginning to end of each episode. It's what I would call laid back humor. The music that fits into the storyline of each episode turns into music videos that are just hilarious. I introduced the show to my sister when she returned from living in London for a year and she absolutely loved it as well. It reminded us both of British humor that we love so much.

Here's an example of one of their live performances, tell me what you think:

This is a scene from one of the episodes where Bret was told he was too skinny and began having body image issues, so Jemaine wrote this song to cheer him up. I had tears in my eyes I laughed so hard:

If you found those vids funny, you'd love the show like I did. The entire first season is available on DVD and worth including in your collection especially if you missed it.

PS - Jemaine is my favorite (the one with the glasses.. lol).


Friday, February 15, 2008

Flash back Friday...

I was just thinking about this song and thought I'd share it with everyone. I loved this song when it came out and I felt like reliving my love for it.

Enjoy John Legend's first single, 'Used to Love You':

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hope you have a great one!

Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Locked Beauty of the Month: Kahmna

I just realized I've been remiss in posting my locked beauty of the month for January and February, so I'm choosing a late, but gorgeous sistah for February. Her name is Kahmna and she's a Carribean Queen! And I'm posting more than one photo to make up for missing out on the opportunity to share beauty last month!

I love the thickness of her locks and that streak of color is BOSS!