On Repeat | River Tiber | West (feat. Daniel Caesar)

Some of my friends are surprised by the music on my Soundcloud playlists. When I am out in the world with them, I am easily 100 on the hype-o-meter. You need a hype woman for a rendition of Beyonce’s Flawless at karaoke? I got chu! Need someone to join your breakdancing competition in Clarion Alley? … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love

I love student run college radio. During my junior year of high school my radio scanner happened upon the University of California Riverside’s frequency. I stumbled upon Soulful Sundays, a full day of neo-soul programming and on Thursday nights I stayed up way past my bedtime, lied in bed and listened to a young college … Continue Reading

Rock with You

Happy Halloween! Finally finished my Halloween Costume! I have a habit of picking costumes most folks don’t recognize, but surprisingly I had quite a few people recognize me last night. Some folks did not know who I was, but they still appreciated the craftsmanship. A lot of people just wanted to touch my costume. I … Continue Reading

DOPE

Per usual, I am a day late and a dollar short. I finally saw DOPE. A friend of mine was surprised that I had gone this long without seeing the film. She mentioned that she thought of me when she saw it – wasn’t sure if I should take that as a compliment or an … Continue Reading

Sequined Hoodie

I am playing a lot of catch up – finishing projects I left behind. Starting projects that I meant to start years ago. One of those projects happens to be the sequined hoodie. Now I thought about making a sequined hoodie more than three years ago. I created this garment in hopes of mixing sequins … Continue Reading

Golden Lady

So way back when, in December of 2013, I attended one of the livest events of the year – Wonder-Full. Now what is Wonder-Full? It is a celebration of the eighth wonder of the world, Stevie Wonder. Every December for the past ten years, Bay Area folks congregate and get down to all of the … Continue Reading

Animal Print Pants

Whenever I go to the fabric store with the intent of getting one thing, but I always leave with a basket full of items. The same thing happens to me when I go to Target. Last month, as I went to the fabric store to buy some zippers, I bought this printed fabric. Now, I … Continue Reading

Sexual Chocolate!

Halloween came and went so quickly – so quickly that I didn’t finish my Randy Watson costume! I worked with my friend to finish the suit jacket, the final intricate piece that would bring my costume together, but it was too late. I had to prepare for my flight to Las Vegas for Halloween shenanigans. … Continue Reading

Life is Living | Oakland

Last Saturday the Life is Living annual celebration took place. This beautiful celebration of life and community started in 2008 and I have had the opportunity to experience this space since 2010. The Life is Living website provides a great explanation of their exemplary work in the community.   “LIFE is LIVING establishes a new … Continue Reading

Lost Wallets and Vinyl

Last weekend, my good friends got together to explore the Alameda Flea Market. The mission, I chose to accept it, was to explore this massive faire. My friends and I got there bright and early at 9:45am (for a Sunday morning that is pretty early since I got up around 7:00am to prep). I didn’t … Continue Reading