The World According to Antoine

Music, culture, women, film, photos & other randomness. 28 years young. Dallas Gtalk:Antoine.Torrence@gmail.com Skype:Rootsofsoul

I’m late again with my Wednesday Woman Crush, but this week it is actress Christel Khalil.  She plays Lily on the Young and the Restless, and some small roles in a few TV shows and films.  I just read that she and her husband divorced a few years ago, so that means I might have a shot! LOL.

"No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives."

Neil deGrasse Tyson, scientist

Great news for fans of Isaac Hayes, his family retrieved a vault of his old music all the way from the mid 60s of music he never released that they plan to put out to continue his legacy.  In this video his son Isaac Hayes III talks about the future plans of releasing this music, and what to expect from it.  I can’t wait to hear this music.  Doesn’t Ike III look just like his father?

The Black Keys “Weight of Love”

Interesting new music video from The Black Keys for a song off their album Turn Blue LP.  I honestly wasn’t too impressed with the Black Keys latest album, but this particular song was actually my favorite off the album.  This video features an all woman cast, who portray women in a female cult, who appear to be very comfortable with one another. 

P.S.  Who’s going to see The Black Keys in Dallas on their Turn Blue World Tour?

14 Signs You’re An Old Soul

1. You tend to think a lot about everything. You’re always finding deeper meaning in your relationships, simple interactions with strangers, and in the world around you.

2. You enjoy solitude and use it as a time to reflect on your life and everything going on in it. You continually seek out higher understanding and are incredibly introspective about life.

3. You’ve always had maturity far beyond your years. When you were a child people commented on how mature you were and you probably enjoyed sitting at the adult’s table as opposed to the children’s table. It’s not that you couldn’t have fun being a kid, it’s just that sometimes you thought the adult conversations were far more interesting.

4. You take pleasure in simple things like drinking coffee and reading the news, having breakfast with friends, cooking a great meal, or reading a good book.

5. You have a philosophical outlook on life and see the world on a larger scale than most people. When you’re faced with problems you try to see it as a learning experience and consider your struggles as just a part of your overall journey.

6. You don’t put a lot of value on owning expensive, material items. You find you get so much more out of your personal relationships and experiences than from anything you could ever own.

7. You focus on self-actualization and find enjoyment out of self-expression through writing, art, music, or other outlets.

8. You’re sensitive and spiritual in nature. You tend to rely on your gut instinct about things because it’s rarely wrong. You just get “a feeling” about things and can read people well.

9. You feel connected to certain time periods and find yourself more interested in the art, history, or culture from that decade.

10. Even if you have a large social circle full of friends and acquaintances you’ve always felt kind of different than everyone else. You might not call yourself a loner necessarily but you’re definitely comfortable with being alone and understand the difference between being alone and being lonely.

11. Regardless of where you go you seem to be the kind of person strangers feel inclined to talk to. Something about you makes others want to spill their life story within just minutes of meeting you.

12.  You feel a sense of separation from yourself and the “real world” at times.  You recognize there’s the way you think about life in terms of money, possessions, relationships, etc, and then there’s the conventional approach to life most people have. You don’t believe either one is better, just different.

13.  You have a high level of empathy and acceptance towards others and understand the importance of forgiveness. Because of this your friends always go to for advice or to tell you a secret they wouldn’t tell anyone else. They know you’ll listen to them without judgment.

14.  You savor the quiet moments in life that might seem old fashioned to others. Maybe this means going on a Sunday drive in the country or writing a letter (a real letter, not an email) to a friend that lives across the country.

*Yesterday a co-worker was asking me all these random questions, and I was like what the heck is she asking me these questions for, and then she finally told me, these are questions to determine if you’re an old soul.  I was a little surprised by her questions, because she rarely ask me anything like that, but I realized she was asking me these questions because she thought I was an old soul. 

I’ve always been called an old soul since I was younger, particularly because of the music I usually listen to, and I always acted older and like I was from another time.  After going through these signs here I think I do have traits of an old soul.  I’m just a simple man. 

I started watching this show on Netflix a few days ago, and as you guessed I’m hooked.  This is the exact reason I avoid watching shows on Netflix, because they have every episode available, it’s impossible to discipline yourself to just watch one or two episodes a day, NOPE!
I’m currently on season season 2 episode 9, and I just can’t stop watching.  The show is 6 seasons total, but most of the seasons are 24  episodes each, so this is what my life is about right now.  
If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s a TV based drama, about a group of survivors of a plane crash who find themselves on a mysterious island trying to survive and get rescued.  While on this island they encounter some unusual events and super natural things, and have run ins with other people on the island.  
One of the most interesting things about the show is the diverse characters, and their interactions along with the back stories. The character I find I like the most is Hurley and Locke, and the one I dislike the most is Ana-Lucia (so far).  
I can’t believe I never watched this show when It was actually on air, I’m so mad at myself about that.  I got 4 more seasons left, so I know a lot of wild shit will be going on.  

I started watching this show on Netflix a few days ago, and as you guessed I’m hooked.  This is the exact reason I avoid watching shows on Netflix, because they have every episode available, it’s impossible to discipline yourself to just watch one or two episodes a day, NOPE!

I’m currently on season season 2 episode 9, and I just can’t stop watching.  The show is 6 seasons total, but most of the seasons are 24  episodes each, so this is what my life is about right now.  

If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s a TV based drama, about a group of survivors of a plane crash who find themselves on a mysterious island trying to survive and get rescued.  While on this island they encounter some unusual events and super natural things, and have run ins with other people on the island.  

One of the most interesting things about the show is the diverse characters, and their interactions along with the back stories. The character I find I like the most is Hurley and Locke, and the one I dislike the most is Ana-Lucia (so far).  

I can’t believe I never watched this show when It was actually on air, I’m so mad at myself about that.  I got 4 more seasons left, so I know a lot of wild shit will be going on.  

Miles Ahead: Don Cheadle with Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn Jr.

Jazz cats are way too cool! I don’t know why young brothers strive to be like these rappers, when really the jazz cats are the coolest. Even Don Cheadle’s picked up this new “cool” since hes immersed himself into his role as Miles Davis.

Sugarhill (prod Knxwledge)
Reuben Vincent

This kid is only 13 years old!

Live that sour life untill i found sugar hill

Hot Crazy Matrix- A Man’s Guide to Women

This is a video of a man explaining his Hot Crazy matrix, which is a guide to men understanding women.  This matrix this man developed is pretty fascinating, mostly because I find it pretty accurate.  The funniest part about this whole video is the guy seems so square, and so serious while explaining each section of the matrix.  Every section is so accurate from the “no go zone” to the “danger zone” LOL.  Dude even goes into talking about the “fun-zone”, which I find the hardest, because you can get “friend-zoned” quickly if you don’t get out of that section quickly.  The part I strive for the “wife zone”, but that’s a hard one, and the “unicorns” are those ideal girls you see in movies, but don’t seem to exist!

M_Slago Old Jonesy promo video directed by Rob Viktum

The good brother M_Slago is about to drop his new instrumental album, with an assist on the promotional video from local Dallas beatmaker and producer Rob Viktum.  Old Jonesy is dropping August 26. Support that shit!

The Lie of Black on Black Crime

Black on black crime is as real as white on white crime, don’t believe the hype.

My crush for Woman Crush Wednesday this week is…. Draya Michele.
I honestly have no idea who the hell she is, I just kept seeing her name come up this past week for dating Orlando Scandrick.  I don’t know why they broke up, but I hope it was some legit reasons, because shorty is SEXY as HELL!!! I probably would have let her do whatever she wanted… Nah, I’m kidding, but I’m not playing. Lol.

My crush for Woman Crush Wednesday this week is…. Draya Michele.

I honestly have no idea who the hell she is, I just kept seeing her name come up this past week for dating Orlando Scandrick.  I don’t know why they broke up, but I hope it was some legit reasons, because shorty is SEXY as HELL!!! I probably would have let her do whatever she wanted… Nah, I’m kidding, but I’m not playing. Lol.

Don’t Shoot!

Don’t Shoot!

Scene from Whiplash: Rushing or Dragging?

This is a pretty intense scene from the film Whiplash, a film about a young musicians struggles with being a top jazz drummer under the tutelage of a ruthless band conductor. I honestly couldn’t tell if the kid was rushing or dragging, but I don’t have ears like a musician either.  I know for sure, that band conductor was really pushing it, because if he would have been acting that way with other kids there might have been a fight.  But I guess that type of teaching is what makes people great too.

Cormega “The Industry” (Prod by Large Pro)

Mega dropping serious jewels on this joint with help from Large Professor, and Minister Farrakhan (his voice was sampled from a lecture).  This song Mega goes in about how the music industry work, and shady things are.  Mega Philosophy is my favorite hip hop album of the year so far.