Showing posts from September, 2013

Friday's Flashback: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"

Happy Friday! I don't know about all of you, but I'm ready for the weekend. While I look forward to most weekends I feel the need to embrace the ones that bring moderately warm temperatures as I make my way through the fall season.  Since I've started this feature I realized that I haven't posted any alternative/rock videos. Today will change that. I'm bringing you back to 1992, when Pearl Jam released Jeremy . The song quickly rose to the top of the "alternative/rock" music charts thanks in part to the heavy rotation of the video on MTV (ah the good ole' days when MTV still aired videos). According to Wikipedia,  The song was inspired by a newspaper article Vedder read about a high school student that shot himself in front of his English class. I selected this video for this week's Friday's Flashback because although the video is 10 plus years old, the topic is still very relevant, especially when you think about issues like cy

Friday's Flashback: Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"

TGIF! It's been a long week for me. I'm so glad it's Friday and am thrilled to share Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know for this Friday's Flashback video. This video was a wake-up call for the opposite sex! I remember how it touched a cord with women of all ages and across the globe. Daytime and night time shows were talking about it and it made Morissette a star. Her candidness shocked many while others thought it was long over due. I fall in the latter camp. If you dated a douche bag, were recently dumped, or headed to divorce court, you probably connected with this song on a personal level. If not, the song is still kick-ass! Today, you may be going through any of the above and if that is the case this song will still speak to you. It still speaks to me! It's timeless because whether we like it or not, most women experience relationship drama and Morissette reminds us that it is okay to be angry and let the world know! It looks like it is goi

The ProduceHERS Fall Women's Artists Showcase Call to Artists

The ProduceHERS, a collaborative effort created by Halima Flynn and Aaliyah Miller aimed at producing new works and building audiences for female theatre artists - will be back with a Women's Artist Showcase on Sunday, October 27, 2013.  Last November 17, The ProduceHERS presented their first Women’s Artist Showcase featuring the work of Anne Witkavitch, author of Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions and Women Writers ; Dana Astmann, photographer, musician and writer; and Aaliyah Miller, author of Quarter Year Dilemmas .  ProduceHERS Women's Artist Showcase at the New Haven Public Library (March 2012). The theme of this year’s showcase is to raise awareness about domestic violence and is presented as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, men whose work addresses Domestic Violence Awareness are also invited to participate as feature artists.  We are seeking powerful, motivated and dynamic men and women who are visual artists, poets,

Friday's Flashback: Janet Jackson's "That's the Way Love Goes"

My godsons outside of Boston's Museum of Science. Happy Friday everyone! Sorry I missed last week's Friday's Flashback. I was busy gearing up for a weekend with my two godsons Malakai and Noah and I let the time get away from me. I  started the post but didn't finish it. While I enjoyed the quality time I spent with both boys, I'm glad to be back this week. Janet Jackson hasn't topped the music chart in recent years, but it doesn't stop her from being a pop star icon. The last major media coverage you may remember on her was the infamous wardrobe malfunction at the half-time performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl 38. I believe the incident was planned and not a a malfunction but it doesn't really matter at this point. Janet like the predecessors before her (Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, etc.) have laid a strong foundation for today's pop solo female artists like, Britney Spears, Ciara, and others. While