Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Serial Podcast: Season 1 –Review

See that review in the post below and go to read the comments at Instagram @

#Serial (#SerialPodcast) Season 1 REVIEW: Let me state up front again, the #podcast started off TERRIBLE, but it got better. It still kind of lacked any real structure, but they tried to focus on one issue an episode and they did save the best stuff for the last episodes. As a fan of #48HoursMystery this show was more like fan fiction than journalism. Halfway through I'm thinking is host #SarahKoenig in love with the suspect or what? Geez. She seemed to be practically fawning over dude. Maybe because he's the black dude, but too many people on the podcast are pointing their fingers at JAY all the while saying that he didn't kill anyone. I'm like damn! Why they trying to make dude a scapegoat? At best, my feeling was he did help bury the body which unto itself is hella bad, but I think at the point his friend showed up with a dead body in the trunk that he just got caught up. For whatever reason. He did testify against the convicted killer. So he kind of did the right thing. Now about the convicted killer #AdnanSyed. I thought from the FIRST episode that he was guilty and that opinion did not change over the course of the season. Everything about him was just wrong to me. His morals, his values, the way he spoke...but as a friend pointed out to me, at the point he was on the podcast, he was incarcerated for 15 years. He BETTER sound hood after that length of time. But beyond that, he just "talked too slick" for me. As I stated before, I've known too many cats like that. And that's JUST his voice. I'm sure if I could talk to him face to face it would send up MORE red flags. He's a slick talker for sure, and I can see why he has people like his biggest fan Sarah pulling for him. LOL. To be fair to Sarah she does voice doubts too, but I think that was to give the podcast a dramatic arc. LOL (continued in the comments. See all my other posts about this podcast on Instagram @ #DBSerialPodcast)
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Monday, August 25, 2014

[VIDEOS] Vanessa Wade — Public Relations Rock Star

Great video interview (in 3-parts) with a friend of mine Publicist and Community Relations Consultant Vanessa Wade. She shares her great business strategy as well as her personal struggles. I guarantee you will become invigorated by her interview.

Monday, March 31, 2014

David Fincher Filmography [VIDEO]

As indicated by the several posts I have here, David Fincher is on the short list of my favorite directors.  I liked him from the onset. See I liked his first film Alien 3 the first time I saw it, before I knew who "David Fincher" was.

Over the years he continued to amaze me. His films as indicated in this great video are a list of if not now, what will be classics. SHOUT OUT to @robinsonbros for posting this video

See another great David Fincher compilation video in the post Six Filmmaking Tips From David Fincher

See ALL my posts about David Fincher here

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pharrell Williams — Girl - Mini Review

Below is what I wrote on Instagram today. Click their logo above to view comments and the original post.
#DB1stImpression #Pharrell's New album #Girl #Review The 10 tracks on this album are exactly what you think a Pharrell album would be smooth, fun and delightful. (YES "Happy" is on the album.) As promised there is no hip hop on the album and it has a nice pop appeal to it. Even the tracks that don't stand out as singles are pretty cool. I think the album is a #winner and if you're a fan of Pharrell and his music you'll like it. I posted the standout tracks to me as I listened to them the first time on Instagram @ hashtag #DBPGirl

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

[VIDEO] 'Good Times' and the Importance of Fathers

Originally posted on Instagram

[VIDEO] #GoodTimes and the importance of FATHERS. 
This show lost so much when John Amos left. Yes it was show business crap, but the strength of the show was the INTACT #BlackFamily. This small clip shows you that as a boy all that tough talk ceases if daddy says no. Pretty much as simple as that.  
In real life I think a lot of weak male adults (can't really call them "men") who beat women and such suffer from not only a lack of a father, but ANY positive adult male role models to foster their development. Arrested development is more than a R&B group from back in the day. It's a real syndrome. That lack of development leads to all kinds of societal problems.  
I'll get off my soapbox for this soliloquy could go on for days. Another great 1975 episode of 'Good Times' that's still relevant today. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blue Caprice — Mini Review

**Originally posted on Instagram

#nfotd #BlueCaprice was dark and methodical just like I suspect the real killers were. 

The film focuses on the relationship of the two killers from beginning to end. The film is stripped and scaled down, but I like a lot of what they did with it. The direction is really nice and the performances were really good. 

TEQUAN RICHMOND is really good hardly saying anything at all. Just observing and reacting. Cold and distant.

Isaiah Washington (left) and Tequan Richmond (right) in Blue Caprice

"Cold" could also describe ISAIAH WASHINGTON, but he was also much more. His character was like the picture dark and methodical with a bunch of simmering rage thrown in. He could've easily mad this a "mustache twirling villain", but didn't. 

BLUE CAPRICE was a good character piece that doesn't try to explain the killers, it just showed you what their relationship was like and how twisted it was.