The World According to Antoine

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

Stevie Ray Vaughan “Texas Flood” Live

24 years ago today the music world lost a guitar God… RIP SRV.

Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child Slight Return” Live at Woodstock 

On August 18th 1969 JIMI HENDRIX closed out the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival taking the stage early in the morning with his experimental group GYPSY SUN & RAINBOWS which included two of his close Army buddies from the 101st Airborne Division Billy Cox on bass & Larry Lee on rhythm guitar as well as Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and two percussionist Juma Sultan & Gerry Velez…Hendrix gave one of his most awe-inspiring and influential performances of his career…

Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
The Allman Brothers Band
Idlewild South

I was watching the Muscle Shoals documentary yesterday (finally, I don’t know why it took me so long), and they were praising a guitar player named Duane Allman who played on Wilson Picket’s cover of "Hey Jude",  which led me to do some research on Duane Allman and the  Allman Brothers Band.  I’ve read about Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band, but never really listened to their music outside of "Midnight Rider".  After listening to a few of their songs, I dig their sound, but got a lot more research to do.  On this particular song Duane’s slide guitar playing is  fuckin’ dope, along with his brother Gregg’s soulful vocals.

Lost: When Sawyer and Juliet Remember 

One of my favorite scenes in the last episode was when Sawyer and Juliet reconnected, and remembered each other… Man, it was so heartfelt, especially how they tied in the whole “We can go dutch” with the flashbacks, and when he starts stammering while saying her name… Oh, I feel like such a sap right now… Now I need to start a fight to feel like a man again. Jeez.

Lost.

I finally finished Lost a few days ago, and that ending was one of the greatest endings of any show I’ve ever watched.  That last episode was so emotional, and even though Jack died,  I loved how each person was able reconnect in the afterlife. 

Here some of my thoughts and comments about the show:

*Ben Linus got beat up all the time.

*But I guess everyone got there fair share of hits too, but Ben had it pretty bad.

*I actually liked that Geronimo Jackson song, that kept playing called "Dharma Lady" .  I still don’t know if they’re a real band or not, but they sound legit.

*Michael was wack as shit.  I was wanting to like him, but it was hard, especially as season 1 and 2 progressed. 

*Originally Locke and Hurley were my favorite characters, but I found myself really liking Sawyer.  Sawyer was my favorite, especially with his witty nicknames.

*Walt grew up fast. 

*Jin and Sun’s death was a tough death, but I thought Jin shouldn’t have drowned himself because he has a daughter (we think is his) back in Korea. Now the girl has no parents!

*Charlie was annoying when he kept trying to be Aaron’s father.

*Juliet was pretty.

*Oh, I liked Faraday too, he was amusing whenever he talked. 

*Wasn’t Sawyer and Juliet’s reconnection the greatest?

*While watching John Locke’s story I always felt bad for him. He lost his girl, his father played, he couldn’t walk, man he had a tough life. 

*The afterlife told us Kate was pregnant with Jack’s kid.  If you look at Jack’s kid in the afterlife, he was dark haired with freckles.  So he grew up with no father.

*Hurley is the kind of guy I’d hang out with lol.

Well I’m spent on thoughts about the show, if you have any message me.

The 10 Best Blues Clubs in Dallas-Fort Worth

The Dallas Observer has compiled a list of the 10 best Blues clubs in Dallas, and I’m afraid to say, I’ve only been to The Kessler, Granada Theater (My favorite venue in Dallas), and the House of Blues. I’ve posted the list below of the clubs they mentioned, and it looks like they’ve forgotten The Free Man, which has a great Blues Jam every Sunday night in the Deep Ellum area, I was just there last sunday and those guys were getting busy.  

Looks like the next couple weeks I’ll be pretty busy checking out these spots, if anyone is interested in Blues and lives in the Dallas area hit a brother up!

Original article. 

500 Days of Summer
I liked the dates they went on in this film, especially the used records and book store.  I do go on the traditional dinner and movie dates, but I’ve always preferred doing different things to see how my date is in certain places.  I especially like taking dates to used records and book stores like Half Price Books, because it’s like a test.  I like to see how they act in that kind of place: Do they investigate to see what’s in there? Do they go through the records, seeing if they know any of the singers and musicians? Do go to the book section looking for possible new reading material?  Can we have conversation about some of the records, books or films we’ve found? Believe me all those things matter… At least to me, because I like a girl who digs those things.  I’ve been on dates where my dates just stood there bored out there mind, and well those dates didn’t go far.  

500 Days of Summer

I liked the dates they went on in this film, especially the used records and book store.  I do go on the traditional dinner and movie dates, but I’ve always preferred doing different things to see how my date is in certain places.  I especially like taking dates to used records and book stores like Half Price Books, because it’s like a test.  I like to see how they act in that kind of place: Do they investigate to see what’s in there? Do they go through the records, seeing if they know any of the singers and musicians? Do go to the book section looking for possible new reading material?  Can we have conversation about some of the records, books or films we’ve found? Believe me all those things matter… At least to me, because I like a girl who digs those things.  I’ve been on dates where my dates just stood there bored out there mind, and well those dates didn’t go far.  

Benjamin Booker “Have You Seen my Son?” Live on Conan 8/11/14

Incredible performance from a young brother out of New Orleans, who has a very unique style of raw rock, that blends blues, soul, and boogie.  I bought his album last night at CD Source in Dallas on vinyl, and after a few listens I really like it. 

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.