It’s good to know there are other people who are susceptible to the power of the cupcake! Although I must say, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it able to conquer the power of that one special piece of female anatomy men hold so dear. I guess it’s true…the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. First off, how do slave trade and theme park even end up in the same sentence? Secondly, where exactly do the Jackson 5 fit into this equation? Thirdly, not that things aren’t weird enough, did I mention that the creator of the Power Rangers is in on this as well? It’s very hard for me to take this seriously, but apparently Marlon Jackson is all gung ho for it…
“The Jackson Family had been looking for a place to site their memorabilia collection for some time,” says Gary Loster, a former mayor of Saginaw, Michigan, and chief executive of The Motherland Group.
“We visited the site of the slave port in Badagry and Marlon turned to me and said: ‘Let’s put it here, this is right’.
“It’s such an emotional place, and I think we all felt that it was the right place to have the Jackson family memorial.”
Of course, the only logical place for a Jackson 5 memorial would be at the site where more than half a million slaves were taken from their country…what I was thinking? Read the full article from BBC News, just amazing.
SANTOGOLD = SANTIGOLD
Yeah, she did it.
No, it’s not at drastic as Puffy becoming P. Diddy, or Prince changing his name to an unpronounceable male/female symbol, but it is what it is, she is now Santigold. To give her the benefit of the doubt, she probably changed it because she got tired of people misspelling her name…I know I did the first time I wrote it. Or maybe it’s because she is being sued by Santo Rigatuso. A singer/gold chain retailer/”science-fiction space wrestling movie” promoter (odd, I know, but see the video below), that claims he has been using the name Santo Gold since 1983. Who knows, but this is what her people are saying…
“Santogold is now Santigold. She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that. “
I know she just came of a tour with The Ting Tings, maybe we can expect a remix to “That’s Not My Name”? Oh, and don’t forget to grab your free copy the Lil’ Wayne & Drake remix of Santigold’s “Unstoppable” over at RCRD LBL.
I received a message awhile back from Kid Cudi asking to take down some mixes that had not been authorized by him. It was very civil and repsectful…
I know it can b confusin especially this early in my career to determine wut remixes r official or not but if u don’t hear about it on kidcudi.com, the Fools Gold Blog, or my myspace (www.myspace.com/kidcudi) then its not suttin I’m involved with….the ONLY 2 remixes out rite now are the Jokers of the Scene and the Crookers remix…there is no rap remix of day n nite at this moment in time….so for all the people who read miss jackson’s blog keep readin, she has not lead u wrong, BUT please pass this note along and do not post any unofficial K.i.D CuDi remixes unless Cudder and the good folks at ur new favorite record label FOOLS GOLD have released it. No disrespect to the guys who did there version of the song, I appreciate dat too but I must distinguish wut I had suttin 2 do wit creatively and musically from wut I did not…
So it seems the situation has escalated with videos being leaked that have not been approved by Cudi, because to put it nicely, he is pissed.
I have always been a big fan of Halloween, especially when I was little. My best friend and I would dance around to Oingo Boingo’s “It’s a Dead Man’s Party”, while I was most likely costumed as some kind of ghoulish and bloody mess (yeah, total tomboy). I also made it a point to watch my favorite Disney Halloween cartoon from 1929, “The Skeleton Dance”. Which I had been looking for everywhere, and just found a clip! To this day it still keeps me entertained.
So tonight, since I am not in New York and able go to the big parade on 6th avenue and run rampant in the streets as I have done the past several years, I will most likely be reliving those childhood experiences alone in my room. Or I suppose if I’m up for a little scare, I could walk the streets of my neighborhood here in Switzerland, since it tends to be very creepy at night, and listen to the music from Halloween. Yeah, I know, I’m up for a very exciting night.