I’m back, two days in a row and blogging! It’s as if it’s 2003 all over again, and I’m blogging everyday.
Ha, not really.
I came by to drop off a video, Beyonce’s “Halo.”
I can’t explain why, but this is my jam of the moment. Yes, I have had her album since it leaked. Yes, I’ve seen the video before. For some reason, this week is the WEEK me and ‘Halo’ fall in love. Perhaps I am liking love songs again. I’m a lover of love songs, but for some reason, in the past 8 months or so I haven’t been my usual love song loving self. ‘Halo’ isn’t even the bomb love song, but it works for now.
Enjoy the video starring Bey and Michael Ealy:
P.S. As I went searching for this video on YouTube, I noticed Beyonce has disabled embedding of her YouTube videos. What kind of wack social media strategy is this about? Sounds like some lawyers brokered that deal or something.
The Playlist: Jen | Hip-Hop – Dead Prez Panama | Kryptonite (I’m On It) – Purple Ribbon All-Stars BK | Lifted – John Legend feat. J. Ivy Sam | Heard It All Before – Sunshine Anderson George | Don’t See Us – The Roots Liz | Orange County Girl – Gwen Stefani Eyejammy | Everyday (Rudebwoy) – Kardinal Offishall feat. Ray Robinson Marcia | I’ll Bet You – Jackson 5 OJ | How to Survive in South Central – Ice Cube Cye | Geen Verschil – U-Niq feat. Feis & Yootha Ouxu | Insomnia – Pete Philly & Perquisite
About My Pick: “Orange County Girl” is on Gwen Stefani’s The Sweet Escape. I can’t say this is my favorite Gwen track, but it fits the bill for this issue of The Exchange. Gwen and I are both from Orange County and the song is about OC so what more could you ask for? I may be originally from New Mexico, and (currently) live in Los Angeles, but I’m just an Orange County Girl living in an extraordinary world.
By the way, if you ever refer to Orange County as “The OC,” you’re a n00b. It is and will always forever be called “OC.” Don’t believe everything you see on TV.
Gwen’s from Fullerton/Anaheim. If you really want to get hyperlocal on me, then check out Ill Phaness and his Strollin Wreckless crew. Ill Phaness is a friend of mine who lived across the street from me and we went to high school together. The (first half of the) first music video below was shot on my block. The second video was shot at my high school.
“Little Bit” by Lykke Li is my new favorite song, especially that first verse. I love this music video, everything is shot and edited oh so lovely. Lykke Li’s album Youth Novels drops in the states on August 19.
Thanks to Boom for the reminder, and Clutch for the early look.