You know, the name “worth a click” is pretty damn lame. I couldn’t think of an alternative when I decided to do a super random post of everything that’s swirling around my brain at the moment. Got a better suggestion? Help me come up with something and if I pick your choice, I’ll mail ya something fabulous!
It’s Halloween weekend, y’all – and Miami’s about to go crazy. If I make it out to South Beach this weekend (and that’s a big IF), I expect to see more slutty outfits than usual. And it’s already difficult enough to tell the club goers from the working girls, if you catch my drift. Have you all noticed the sluttification of Halloween? I’m not a prude, but I personally prefer costumes with originality, rather than the “sexy cat/librarian/devil/angel” costumes I tend to see ladies squeezing themselves into around these parts. It’s so done to death, you know? But I really loathe the trend in children’s costumes.
How do you celebrate All Hallows Eve? Are you dressing up this year? Taking your little darlings trick-or-treating? If you’re a plus size bella looking for costumes, I found a decent selection of costumes over here (um… what does it say about me that I already own an outfit similar to the Dashiki costume shirt)?
Or you could always take Soulbounce’s suggestion and go as Erykah Badu. Hee hee! That collection of images is just hilarious to me. Butta – you a fool for that one, LOL.Â If y’all haven’t checked out Soulbounce, you really need to treat yourselves today.
AND – before I forget, my girl Dede from Clutch Magazine is going to be interviewed on the one and only Cocoa Mode on XM radio (channel 169) tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. EST. They’ll be discussing fall/winter fashion and all things Clutch. Cocoa Mode is the bomb, so if you haven’t checked THAT out yet, clicky click here.
Yay!! It’s Friday! One of my favorite recent Friday rituals, is to choose the perfect song to drive away from work to. Sometimes it’s a song that just rocks, like Hypnotize by the White Stripes, or something funky, like So What the Fuss by Stevie Wonder (and En Vogue on the hook!). But this week, I already know what it’s gonna be. I’ve been rocking this song all week.
I Shall Be Released was written by Bob Dylan in 1967, and the most known version of the anthem is definitely by The Band, as featured in The Last Waltz. (on a side note, big thanks and respect to our friend Forrest for making me watch The Last Waltz. Great stuff there). Dylan’s version of the song is great, natch… but it’s so not my favorite. Call me biased, but I think Nina Simone’s is far superior. Here’s her versions of Dylan’s classics, Just Like a Woman, and I Shall Be Released. But I want to feel uplifted and bright on a Friday evening, so the version I’ll be rocking to at 6:00 on the nose today is by Jacob Miller. Here – listen, have it, let it wash over your weary spirit here.
I love-love-love-LOVE Jacob Miller. Bob Marley called him his favorite singer. He had so much more to give, but tragically, he died at age 27 in a car accident. 27 is incredibly young, and he did so much with his time. There’s something so touching about his version of I Shall Be Released, to me. And here’s a bonus shout-out to the spirit of Jacob Miller that goes with my earlier Rastabella post. I’m a Natty!
See my natty dread? I just let it grow. Grow, and grow, and grow. It feels so good. Hope you love it as much as I do, bellas and fellas. If you do, you should treat yourself to Chapter A Day: The Jacob Miller Songbook. Two CD’s of pure Jamdown goodness.