Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
What do you guys know about amazing-ness that is Anita Baker?? She's one of Mary J. Blige's biggest inspirations and was the first female artist I was exposed to with the low, smokey voice that always gets to me!!! I love her.... TAKE NOTES!!
Rapture of Love
Giving You The Best That I've Got
--Ms. MusiQ is inspired again
Still, the weather has been putting a huge damper on my summer fun... Yesterday, I missed out on the opening of Toronto's new fashion/ art market, Portobello East, because it decided to rain none stop & flood everywhere!! Thank goodness I still went to the BBQ @ WetBar tho cause it was L-I-V-E!!!
I mean, yeah it turned into a club thing but the freeness didn't take away from the good vibes. Not to mention, DJ Spoonz was killin the bangers (thx for the SWV homie!) and everyone kept their drama, if any, to themselves! I ran into so many of my dope peeps, my ladies were up in the place looking lovely & I saw the hottest dudes I've never seen before (sadly, they were all 12)!!
Could THIS be the beginning of my summer?? Kind of late but I'm ready!!
-- Ms. MusiQ: Fresh obsessed!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
One of the most important routes, yet the LEAST reliable! I've been waiting at this bus stop for damn near an hour and 4 buses have passed in the opposite direction.... UGH!! :@ :@
I am in desperate need of a car! The crappy part is, I know when this freakin bus finally decides to come, it's gonna be packed!
Damn you TTC!! The stupid Government is so caught up in other FOOLISHNESS, that no one's paying attention to this slack, but necessary service.... WHAT DO YOU GET PAID FOR??? WHY DO YOU HAVE SCHEDULES!! ARGH!!
.... Woo-sah Tee. Just woo-sah!
--Ms. MusiQ is tired & NOT IMPRESSED!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Her name is Mariel Haenn & she's amazing!
She definately gets the Fashionista Fresh stamp of approval!
Check her out at:
Anyways, I'm long overdue for a vacation. For the past couple of weeks, I've been thinking about long walks along sandy beaches, fruit drinks & warm waters, island food & new experiences.... etc.
Unfortunately, I'm stuck here in Toronto (I am NOT lovin my city today!)... This has got to be the worse summer thus far. We have like 6 different strikes going on simultaneously, downtown smells like HOT ASS, there's garbage everywhere & the weather is crappy. I really need a getaway, even if only for a week or so. A good friend of mine is leaving to go on vacay soon & I'm devising a plan to roll myself up in her suitcase!!
I was in Indigo the other day & I found myself wrapped up in the Travel section. I'm thinking about places like Turks & Caicos, the US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Barbados, the island of Samoa..... UGH! The Dominican Republic is looking hella pretty right about now but I'm already going there for my aunt's wedding in December.... CAN'T YOU GUYS GET MARRIED NOW??
I need a breather... Sometime to collect my thoughts, to soak up the sun & to regain positive energy. I'm aiming for mini-me time in Oct.... Make sure you all meditate on that for me plz!!!
I continue to make promises I know damn well my ass can't keep
To get over you
To leave you alone
To give myself time to heal and grow
But the thought your touch makes me weak
I become this teary eyed fool
Who longs for late mornings and long showers with you.
I slip back into the place where nothing else matters
But the time you set aside to lay with me
I know I deserve much more
More then those few in between moments
But I settle
Because I adore you
I don't want to but I do
We do this dance religiously:
I miss you, so I call
You're in a good mood so you invite me over at night fall
You start the movie
I undress & we kiss
You do that thing I love
& put a smile on my face
& I pretend your mine for a little while
Then two days later, reality sets in
& you have me feeling like I'm living in sin
Like loving you was the worst choice in life
But I still have dreams of one day being your wife
I curse myself for not being as strong as I use to be
Curse myself for letting you treat me so terribly
Curse myself for not knowing how to say no
Hate myself for not letting you go
You anger me to no end
So inconsideratre, it's sad but true
My life has changed so drastically since you've been in it
But against my better judgement
I feel it's too hard to live without you...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
- A restaurant with ONE dega-dega bar, fixures that cut the size of the floor space and a patio entrance at the back (filled with smokers) where no air can get in should NEVER be a spot you want to have your party!!
- I cannot believe the amount of people literally standing in ROWS, fighting to get drinks at that little ass bar and having to buy 5 or 6 drinks at a time because it was too much of a hassel to go back..... What the bloody? How about you pay attention to vital details like that you GENIUS!!
- Although the music was good, why did you think it was appropriate to have the "dance floor" in the little sectioned off room?? Oh, was it because there were too many fixures on the other side? Well then, PICK ANOTHER LOCATION!!
- It was entertaining to see that you guys thought to have dancers peforming to some of those BIG TRACKS from that era.... However, it was NOT a good look seeing one of the B-Boys man-handling his little sister..... TWICE, being kicked out of the restaurant (as he should've been), and then being allowed to re-enter because he's friend's with the owner................... You're really rude.
- People purposely throwing their glasses in corners because they were too STUPID to place them on the table next to them... *BLANK STARE!*
Ummm, were you raised by goats? Did you grow up in a barn?
............ Must you ALL lack common sense? SMH!
Known affectionately as "the screw face capitol", my Toronto is noisy and quiet at the same time. Bright lights and big TVs that rival (or at least try to rival) Times Square, freezing winters and suffocating summers (... sometimes, lol). My Toronto is CP24 in the mornings, MuchMusic/ Much More Music in the day and CTV dramas at night. Shopping on Queen/Yonge/Bloor/King streets, pricey fashion from Holt Renfrew and vintage finds in Kensington Market. My Toronto IS Caribana... known for sweet island music (steel pan!), yummy roadside dishes, vibrant colours and the costumes of people playing mass!!
During a time when we have waaaaaayyy too many condos in poor areas, too much construction on busy streets, too much violence, a STUPID strike and a bad economy, my Toronto is a city that continues to party hard on the weekends. DJs like Spoonz, Lissa Monet, Rych Kydd and the Legacy Soundcrew get busy spinning at our most popular clubs like Vola, Metro, Blvd Room, Sound Academy and Wetbar, just to name a few (I personally prefer to party at exclusive spots... smaller venues and NON-regulars!! LOL). Places like Wah Toos, Hung-Shing, Garden & Markham Station (or the regular old street vendor spot) get it poppin AFTER the club's over! My Toronto welcomes leaned heels, rainbow outfits, heavy make-up and skittle-style weaves with open arms!! Young boys in skinny jeans and graphic sweaters, young girls in short-shorts and claw-like neon nails, older men in tight, shiney suits and older ladies in prom dresses.... GOTTA LOVE IT!! LMAO!
My Toronto is Sunday brunches at Hot House with a live band), dinner at Jack Astor's or a nice, yummy sushi bar, lounging in Yorkville and long strolls along the Harbourfront. Sexy poetry shows at the Trane Studios (Victoria Grant, what up?!), live concerts at the Kool Haus, a brand new fashion/art market called Portobello East and street festivals like Afro-Fest and the Taste of the Danforth!
Home grown talent is in abundance here!! From musicians like Melanie Fiona, Drake & Julie Black... TV personalities like Dan & Jessie from MTV (Tika, I see you mama!!), Traci Melchor and Leah Miller.... Industry heads like Lola Luv, Amol Gupta (StandOut Ent), Karla 'HustleGRL' Moy, the ladies at Patent Magazine and the fellas from the 1 LOVE T.O. movement.... What don't we have here??
The most important thing is, my Toronto "SUPPORTS, LOVES, PUTS ON AND HOLDS IT DOWN" (thx Lissa)! I'll probably have a love/ hate relationship with this city for as long as I live, but it's good to know there's a A LOT of dopeness inbetween......
What's your Toronto got going on?
--Ms MusiQ LOVES the T Dot.......... today!
Friday, July 17, 2009
"If the pu***y don't stink, I'm tryna eat that"................ WHHAAATT??
Someone please tell me what's going on with the state of music right now?
Who are these LOSERS who made up this "EAT THAT" dance?? UGH!
If I was ever in attendace, EVERYONE'S GETTING A BRINK IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The RETARDEDNESS starts at 5:15..... yuck!
[Oh & I don't wrong you for being upset... Grown ass ppl should know how to act!]