Podcast Interview: What does a Social Media Consultant Do?

This week I had the honor and privilege of joining Scott Hanselman on his podcast, Hanselminutes, to talk about what it is I do for a living, as well as some diversity in tech talk. A basic rundown of the topics:

35 Minutes of Funk. Check it out here.

Cupid's Hunt: MJ's Love

CH2010v5_aka.jpegIt’s that time of year again! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means my blog gets lit up with Cupid’s Hunt shenanigans.

What is Cupid’s Hunt? Glad you asked:

Cupid’s Hunt is the premiere online collaboration event where DJ and
podcasters from all over the Internet release loved-themed music mixes
all on the same day: Valentine’s Day!

Since I am such an avid lover of love songs, each year I pick a theme for my Cupid’s Hunt selection. This year, I decided to pick my favorite love songs by Michael Jackson. Continue reading “Cupid's Hunt: MJ's Love”

Cupid's Hunt: Certified Crazy

Last year I participated in Cupid’s Hunt, and I loved it. Nobody loves love songs as much I do, I promise! I am an R&B junkie, mostly because of the love songs R&B pumps out.  Anyway, I would be remiss not to participate in Cupid’s Hunt this year.

I could have compiled a list of my favorite love songs, but that would have been difficult for me and my collection. There are just so many great ones to choose from. My love song collection is DEEP, covering many facets of love and relationships. I decided to take a different approach to my selection. This year, my playlist is called Certified Crazy: all the songs about love that make you think, say, or do crazy things. Basically, it’s a crazy chick’s playlist (but equal opportunity for men). I know this isn’t exactly the most lovey dovey playlist in honor of Valentine’s Day…but not everybody has the happiest and loveliest of Valentine’s Days. At times love (or what you think love is) makes you think some crazy thoughts. It’s not always fun and games. I’m here to keep it real, and yes this may mean I am a Valentine’s Day grinch. I’ll be dat, at least until I have a Valentine’s Day that changes my disposition. So for now, I am on strike.

01 I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James
02 BreakDown – Mariah Carey ft. Bone Thugs N Harmony
03 Halfcrazy – Musiq Soulchild
04 Caught Out There – Kelis
05 So Gone – Monica
06 Ring The Alarm – Beyonce
07 Breakin’ Dishes – Rihanna
08 Circle – Marques Houston
09 Ice Box – Omarion
10 Outta My Head – Teedra Moses
11 Bust Your Windows – Jazmine Sullivan

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Make sure you check out all the other playlists going on with the Cupid’s Hunt project. I am sure I will enjoy everyone else’s playlists, lovey dovey or not. 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.

The Exchange 006 + 007

I have been slippin on my pimpin, slackin on my mackin. Two Exchanges have dropped and I haven’t updated my blog with the new stuff. So, this will be your double header. Be prepared.

The Exchange 006: R.I.P.
Songs by the dearly departed

The Playlist:

OJ | You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) – Notorious B.I.G.

Cye | 30 – J Dilla

Sam | Touch of Grey – The Grateful Dead
Marcia | Just in Time – Nina Simone
Jen | The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
George | Funky Drummer – James Brown

Eyejammy | Debes Callar – Celia Cruz & Ray Barreto & Adalberto Santiago
Ouxu | Fanatic (Dilla Remix) – Vivian Green (peep Ouxu’s new link! new blog!)
Panama | I Choose You – Willie Hutch
Kate | Trinkle, Trinkle – Thelonious Monk
Liz | Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac

Get Yours:
Download at Zshare

About My Pick:
I love 2Pac. He was the first rapper I really became a fan of, and I think this track was my first favorite from him. It’s thoughtful, and came at a time when people were giving gangsta rap a hard time. I miss 2Pac.

The Exchange 007: BIG
Favorite tracks by or featuring Notorious BIG.


The Playlist:

Marcia | Player’s Anthem – Junior Mafia feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Panama | Dead Wrong – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Eminem
Cye | Warning – The Notorious B.I.G.
Liz | B Side – Da Brat feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Ouxu | Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.
OJ | Unbelievable – The Notorious B.I.G.

Jen | It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox

Sam | Who’s On the Microphone – Gang Starr feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
BK | Lean Back (Remix) – The Notorious B.I.G.
Eyejammy | The What – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Method Man
Kate | Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G.

Get Yours:
Streaming on Muxtape & available for download at Zshare.

About My Pick:

If seventh grade it was all about 2Pac, eighth grade was all about Biggie. I spent my eighth grade year in Tucumcari, New Mexico, which is essentially the middle of nowhere. 
I lacked cable and there is no urban radio near Tucumcari, so I’m not sure how I got wind of Biggie Smalls. Somehow Biggie managed to get me through that year though. “B Side” by Da Brat feat Biggie was particularly interesting to me because of the video. Da Brat’s hair was so cool. I know I wanted to wear my hair like Da Brat’s back then, but I wasn’t brave enough to do it. Still, I guess I liked her because her hair was cool, and I could appreciate her tomboyishness, as I was one too (I think I still am, I’m just in denial). Oh, and the lyrics are great, too.