Are you a people person?
The reason I ask this question: My personal answer was the deciding factor in becoming a writer/blogger for New Times. For me, there's something exciting about watching fans, family members, or strangers just smile n' enjoy life. You know that warm feeling you get after doing a good deed or helping someone out? That's the feeling I get every time I complete a project. So, I guess I took this gig for the self-fulfilling good vibes, and hopefully along the way some of those vibes will get passed on to you, the reader, and we'll end up a little closer. Sound good?
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Discovering new music has always been one of my favorite things, all the way back to my DJ days, when a weekly box of 12-inch vinyl was the source of my ear candy fix.
These days not much has changed, except the way I search for new music. There's nothing like the thrill of picking up a newly released record, or even better, one that's yet to be discovered, and sense that it has a real hit quality. I've heard that word of mouth is the best form of advertising, and there's a lot of truth to that. I share my musical findings with everyone, and I want to share one with you.
Last night while searching for goodies online, I found the brand-new Chris Brown single, "Fine China." In addition to being a great-sounding "feel good" record, Chris and his camp have taken the extra effort to create a stunning mini-movie music video to accompany the song. In 2013, this can actually make or break a song.
In the film, a sharply dressed Chris Brown scoops up his cute Asian sweetheart just in time to save her from a heated argument with her father. It's the classic tale of a boy not being good enough for daddy's girl, and Brown's soon embroiled in a conflict with daddy, who just so happens to be the leader of the "TRIAD." So, CB fights for her, making time to bust a few Michael Jackson-inspired moves on the dance floor. Love him or hate him (and plenty of people indulge in both love and hate for the man), it's impressive that Chris Brown can come up with something like this in the midst of what seems to be a nonstop attack from the media. My artistic side really applauds Chris for pulling this off, creating a meaningful piece of music even while so many people seemed focused on everything but his art.
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