Wednesday, June 24, 2020

My Conversation with DHQ Charm


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The first Dancehall Queen on the podcast! DHQ Charm is an extremely talented, award-winning dancer and choreographer whom I've known for over a decade. Hear her story and how she's still overcoming adversity and parenthood to make her dance dreams happen.

You can connect with Charm on her Instagram account here https://www.instagram.com/dhq_charm/ 

Facebook here. https://www.facebook.com/Shari.Clarke.L 

You can also find her on YouTube here https://bit.ly/2B61wxc 

Thoughts?   Comments?   Please do so below.

Find my last dancer interview here with Erick Jael Fuentes.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Dancing with a Message about 'Success' from Dr. Myles Munroe



Thanks to the 'Quote of the Day' podcast by Sean Croxton. That's where I found this wonderful excerpt. The instrumental is from Stylo G's 'Bamm Bamm.' I used a DJI Spark drone for this particular angle. You can buy this camera drone here. Thoughts? Comments on the message? Please do so below.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dancing to Hip Hop Harry's 'Who's Next?!'



I recently discovered Tik Tok and witnessed so many dancing to this song. Here I didn't do the exact dance but added my own spin. Thoughts? Comments? Do so below.

Here's my profile on Tik Tok
https://vm.tiktok.com/cwMLKr/

Here's a sample of the song..

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Possible Cult Classic? Future Man Review Episodes 1-3


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This week, I asked Jason to watch the first three episodes(season 1)of Future Man.   Sci-fi, action, comedy series starring Josh Hutcherson from The Hunger Games films. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are the producers.


Jason said he's a sucker for time travel shows and was impressed with the production quality.   'These three episodes can easily be made into a movie.'   He loved the 80s homages to such films as Terminator, Back to the Future, and The Last Starfighter.   He was also happy to see Keith David, whom he's enjoyed since his role as 'Childs' in 1982's 'The Thing.'   


Issues he had with the first three episodes; 'if you aren't a fan of Seth Rogen's raunchy style of comedy, this may not be for you.'   Also, this Hulu exclusive didn't take itself seriously in specific scenes, and that hurt the narrative.   


Some time ago, I began watching this show.   After the first 10 minutes, I switched it off because I thought it was terrible.    But, because of the pandemic and imposed quarantine, I binged all three seasons and was delighted.   I feel the first season was the strongest compared to the other two.   


Hollywood often pushes a female agenda in present-day tv and film.   The woman is the boss, and the man is the idiot who often gets chastised.    I felt the show was going that route but didn't.   As the series progresses, Tiger does let go of the reigns and admits that she isn't always right.   Wolf and Josh both become fleshed out, occasionally take the lead and don't look incompetent.   I think it's more realistic when individuals take the lead depending on the situation and their strengths and weaknesses.


Jason and I both give the first three episodes a 9 out of 10.   Funny, enjoyable, overall, a good time!   I can see this show being a cult hit over time.


Find out more about the show here.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Man_(TV_series) 

Check out my new book where I collect 3 years worth of movie and TV reviews titled 'There Will Be Spoilers,' which you can find here https://amzn.to/3hgQ6ah 

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Find the last quarantine movie review here.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

80s & 90s MIXXXXXTAPE with some new stuff too.




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I love the 80s and 90s so much I think I might continue, including those decades in my regular sets.  This time I mixed it up with a couple of present-day genres near the end.  I keep forgetting to list the style of music.   I would love that info when I'm looking to find a song I hear elsewhere.  Enjoy!
80s-90s Hip Hop


  1. Too $hort-'Freaky Tales'
  2. N.W.A.-'Dope Man'
  3. The D.O.C.-'It's Funky Enough'
  4. Run-DMC-'King of Rock'
  5. Public Enemy-'Don't Believe The Hype'
  6. LL Cool J-'Rock the Bells'
  7. EPMD-'You Gots to Chill'
  8. Kool G Rap-'Road To The Riches'
  9. Nice & Smooth-'Funky for You'
  10. 3rd Bass-'Steppin to the A.M.'

80s-90s RnB & Soul
  1. Soul II Soul-'Keep On Movin'
  2. Mtume-'Juicy'
  3. Midnight Star-'Curious'
  4. Chaka Khan-'Ain't Nobody'
  5. Evelyn King-'Love Come Down'
  6. Cameo-'Word Up'

Pop & Freestyle
  1. New Edition-'Cool It Now'
  2. Alisha-'All Night Passion'
  3. Taylor Dayne-'Tell It To My Heart'
  4. Aby-'Scars Of Love'
  5. Shannon-'Let The Music Play'
  6. Information Society-'What's On Your Mind'
  7. The Human League-'Do You Want Me'

House 
  1. Mr. Fingers-'Can You Feel It'
  2. Crystal Waters-'Gypsy Woman'
  3. Aly-Us-'Follow Me'
  4. Inner City-'Big Fun'
  5. Frankie Knuckles-'The House Music Anthem'

Present Day GQOM
  1. Madanon-'S'hleka Nabo Bes'zonda'
  2. Dlala Thukzin-'Clap Clap'
  3. TDK Macassette-'My Queens'
  4. Prince Kaybee-'Banomoya'

Present Day Soca
  1. Kerwin Du Bois-'Too Real'
  2. Motto-'Man with Ride'
  3. Patrice Roberts-'Splash'
  4. Hypasounds-'Fair Sa'
  5. Lil Natty-'One Time'
  6. Marzville-'More Rum'
  7. Cloud 5-'No Behavior Shell Down'
Here's a link to this set live, on Periscope(CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW). 



Thoughts? Comments? Do so below.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dancing In Prospect Park, Brooklyn with Friends. Before the Protests. May 2020

Now is a time to protest, discuss, have conversations...here's hoping to get together with my friends in the nearby future.
This took place before the riots and protests. But during the pandemic. Celebrating life and our love of dance. 

Shot by @illegalfunk(on Instagram)
Pics by friends

The song in the video is 'Package' by Lowkey

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Outbreak 1995 Movie Review-SPOILERS



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Jason G. and I are continuing our quarantine review series.   Weekly we trade off a movie, comic, or television show to consume then critique.   This week it's Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak released in 1995.   We watched this movie(separately)during its initial run 15 years ago, and it is still a fun horror, thriller, drama with a plausible scenario.   

The text at the beginning of the film, "The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus," motivated Jason's choice.

The budget on Outbreak was $50 million, grossing $184 million in the worldwide box office.   With current events, I'm sure it continues making money through licensing to streaming platforms.      

The main cast; Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Spacey, and Donald Sutherland.   There are many scenes where it's focused on the characters faces, and they deliver. The viewer feels the tension, passion, wicked intentions, the history in the relationships, coming through the screen.   Speaking of Mrs. Russo, she ages well and still looks great with her most recent big-screen appearance on Avengers Endgame last year.

Jason does say that due to the present-day pandemic, the film may be hard to watch for some.  Certain scenes that show the virus spreading are scary.   

Jason's final review score is the same as mine, 8.5(out of 10).    He doesn't mind the silly drama in scenes but degrades the seriousness.   A criticism I have is that it doesn't feel like a big Hollywood production.   It looks more like a TV movie.

Have you seen Outbreak?   What are your thoughts?   Please comment below.

Here's a synopsis of the film. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outbreak_(film) 

Like this review? Check out my new book, where I have collected several older reviews for such films as Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars Rogue One, and more. Check that out here. https://amzn.to/36JFBay 

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My Conversation with DHQ Charm

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