Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Aydees Infinite Playlist - The Love Mixtape

A while back i saw a little movie called "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist". The plot is not important but in brief, it was about a guy that made a couple of mixtapes for his ex-girlfriend in a bid to win her back. The ex,rather than listen to his labours of love, throws them in the trash but they get picked up by another girl that is totally in love with them and subsequently the guy.

The art of the mixtape is a delicate craft as I have noticed (yep,made a few in my day). It could totally blow up in your face if given to the wrong person, or totally score your super-points if the object of your affections gets where you are coming from. Its like making jollof rice, too much tomatoes and it gets sour, too much spice and its choking. All ingredients have to come together in the right proportions to make a mind-numbingly super meal/tape.

So, anyway, I was going through my bottomless pit of a music collection and came across some songs that seem to get me in the mood for love which I will now share with you. Who knows, you might listen and like them and burn them for that special someone and hopefully it will get you better results than it has gotten me (the success rate aint that great,but hey,you can only hope,right?) Here we go:

Dear Bobbie - Yellowcard (old people in love,cute stuff)
The Light - Common (greatest rap love song ever,in my opinion)
Love You For Life - Jodeci
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden (I wonder where these guys are now)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
I Wanna Be - Chris Brown
Baby Phat - De La Soul
Stars - The Cranberries
No U Hang Up - Shayne Ward (when you never want them to hang up)
Breathless - Shayne Ward
Choices - The Hoosiers
Somebody To Love (Remix) - Justin Bieber And Usher
All My Life - K-Ci and Jojo
Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha
I'd Rather Dance With You - Kings Of Convenience

I prefer them when they are not so gooey-ooey, but what can you do, these songs tend to end up like that. You take what you can from them.

Hey, in the comments, how about you suggest your own lineup for a mixtape? I'd like to hear your playlists.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Wedding Make-Up Dilemma

I was going to call this post "Attack of the Zombies." Didn't think that would reach out to too many readers, unless of course you're a zombie-phile.

I always thought wedding dinner occasions were a venue to celebrate love and a place where those unfortunate enough not to find love could meet someone and then hook-up (on a side-note, studies state that people in love live longer than members of the lonely hearts club. But I digress).Its no wonder that women always like to stand out, both figuratively and literally,telling their tailors to tighten up the top parts and bottom parts of their wedding attire so as to call attention to themselves (hey, I am not compalining, the way to a man's heart isn't only through his stomach). And through the clothing, they do indeed stand out and the tailor's have done their bit by beautifying and sexifying their clients. Too bad make-up artists didn't get the memo.

Actually,scratch that. They definately got a memo, probably from a film studio planning to make a horror movie about zombies. I've never seen so much powder on a face since when last I saw Scarface in the final act of that movie! The make-up is so thick, you'd assume it was a mask you could take off and put on later for other occassions. And the eye shadow!what!!! I heard these make-up artists actually did a course for this stuff that earned them their brushes. Hey, maybe they only paid for that one course: Slut Her Up 101. Hey, maybe I could be wrong and this is whats in now, the geisha look or the Hoochie Ma look, God knows I could be fashionably challenged these days. But if not, I think some brushes need to be reposessed and make-up degrees revoked. The weird part to me is that the brides and bridesmaids that sit through all this make-up, wasn't there a mirror present? Maybe make-up artists specialize in mind-control, helped by the fumes of the excessive face powder they apply to get their clients to agree with their every suggestion.

I am of the opinion that less is more in this case and a woman's natural beauty should shine out at a wedding. To me, all a woman needs is some lipbalm and the littlest powder possible, hey, I actually favor the wet look on a woman. But as they say, opinions are like assholes, everyones got one.

P.S. To the tailors, keep on doing what you're doing, I fully support yall!