The World According to Antoine

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

3am.

  • Why am I still up?
  • It’s 2am.
  • Reminds me of that Matchbox Twenty song called "3am".
  • That song reminds me of 7th grade… That was such a popular song. 
  • I remember the music video vividly.
  • Reminds me of all that TRL shit during that time lol.
  • "She says baby
    It’s 3 am I must be lonely
    When she says baby
    Well I can’t help but be scared of it all sometimes
    The rain’s gonna wash away I believe it”.
  • I secretly liked Matchbox Twenty, but never told any of my homies.
  • It wasn’t the cool thing to like rock music among my peers.
  • I’m eating grits right now.  Kind of wish I had some bacon to add to it.
  • Watching a film on Netflix called Upside Down.
  • It’s basically a sci fi romantic drama, about a forbidden love between two people of a different classes where they’re upside down.
  • Kirsten Dunst is in the film.
  • I never realized she’s only a few years older than. I always figured she was much older than me.
  • Movies make dating look so easy.
  • You can be a lamest dude, and pick up the best women!
  • Still been applying for jobs, and still no luck.
  • My good friend just got a job at the newspaper.
  • I reached 200,000 miles on my Chevy Tahoe last week.
  • That thing is built like a rock.
  • I could be the only who thinks this, but Rihanna is not the type of girl i would ever date.
  • She’s not girlfriend or wife material at all… Like Wendy Williams said, she’s just a girl you’d bone on a one night stand lol.
  • I just now noticed I have 1345 followers. I didn’t even know
  • Thank you.
  • Glad to see Cormega and Common dropping new albums today.
  • Shabazz Palaces next week.
  • Well it’s 3am, I should get to sleep.
  • Goodnight. 
Lese Majesty. 

Lese Majesty. 

Respect Mine feat. O.C.
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor (1998)

Love this joint. O.C. was ferocious on here, while Pete Rock sounded a little awkward, but that beat though… just hard.

P.S.  I still don’t know what O.C.’s punchline about adding all the letters in ad-lib means, maybe someone can tell me.

The Purge: Anarchy

I saw the sequel to the Purge the other day, and I had a few thoughts about it.  Although it wasn’t the greatest film I’ve seen this year, I did enjoy it.  If you aren’t familiar with the Purge, this is the sequel to the original film from last year, about a future world, where for 12 hours the government allows people to kill whomever they want, and how ever they want.  Crazy, right?  That alone had me intrigued by the first one, but afterwards, I was a little disappointed, because they only showed “the purge” going on in someone’s house as a home invasion, and never exactly how it affected people outside.  In this new Purge film, they show exactly that, and this time around they go into more detail of  how the government is focused on getting rid of the poor and people of color, by sending government soldiers to certain neighborhoods (Projects) to kill the people, while the other people are killing each other. 

One of the most interesting parts of this film was this rebellious group that was against “the purge”, and was going around the city  saving people caught in the  ”purge”, and was led by Michael K. Williams character (he was from the Wire).  I think the involvement of this rebellious group means there will be a third installment of the Purge, where this group will be fighting the government and other purgers possibly, which could make for an interesting film.  

The Purge gives you a glimpse at what the government could do in the future to control the population, unemployment and crime, which is a very interesting thing to think about.  I think for anyone who is interested in seeing this, and likes a little bit of violence would enjoy this.  

Benjamin Booker “Violent Shiver”

Go ‘head, rock on Brother!

These two brothers are asked why they catcall, and they give the most ridiculous response.

I’m sure a lot of people will disagree with me, but brothers need to chill on all this catcalling.  I’m not saying they’re the only ones who do it, but I witness mostly brothers disrespecting women all day trying to holla at them at gas stations, stores, restrooms, and many other random places. Hell I’ve been on many dates, and I’ve seen brothers catcalling as soon as I walk away to get napkins or something.  Brothers you gotta chill!

In this video this woman is doing a project where she records men catcalling her, and then talks to them about why they do it, and explains to them why it’s disrespectful to women.  It’s wild how these men have the arrogance to think that just because a woman dresses nice or looks nice, she has to be talked to or complimented disrespectfully.  Maybe I’m a little weird, but I see beautiful and attractive women all day, every day, but I don’t feel the need to have to tell them how beautiful they are all the time, I usually just keep it to myself most times.  There are times when I see a woman who really catches my attention that I will approach, and have a conversation with her, but that’s not very often, and I definitely don’t cat call like these guys. 

What I hated the most about this video was how the main brother begins to explain his reasoning for catcalling, and starts bashing blackwomen, talking about how ugly and fat they are, and how this white women is so beautiful and natural. Stupid.

Seriously, does catcalling really work? I figure these dudes would get denied so much they would feel the need to have to change their game, I guess not.  

Heres this woman’s website documenting men catcalling her, and her approaching them about it. http://www.cardsagainstharassment.com/stories.html

Salome.

Blurry outtakes.

RIP JOHNNY WINTER February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014

Blues lost an incredible man a few days ago.  I didn’t know a lot about his music, but what I heard of his stuff I really dug it.  I was actually planning to see him perform in Dallas the last time he was hear, but something came up.  I really need to go back and dig up his stuff. I hate to hear of his passing.  RIP Johnny Winter.

RIP JOHNNY WINTER February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014

Blues lost an incredible man a few days ago.  I didn’t know a lot about his music, but what I heard of his stuff I really dug it.  I was actually planning to see him perform in Dallas the last time he was hear, but something came up.  I really need to go back and dig up his stuff. I hate to hear of his passing.  RIP Johnny Winter.

Justin Timberlake “Not A Bad Thing” Live Jimmy Fallon Show

okay, I admit I haven’t listened to Timberlake’s last few albums, but damn I dig this song… A lot.

Key & Peele - Sex With Black Guys

I’ve overheard many white girls have this conversation many times while out. It’s funny because I’ll usually be right next to them when I overhear them, and they never seem to notice me, but I hear it all.  Just a few weeks ago I overheard a few white girls talking about they would never have sex with black guys because their dicks are too big, it was hilarious!  How upsetting for brothers like those guys at the bar lol.  

Riley and Lucille.

Riley and Lucille.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
I finally got a chance to see the new Planet of the Apes film, and that shit was fuckin’ incredible! I seriously can’t stress how good it was from the acting of the characters, the CGI, cinematography, and storyline.  I saw it lastnight at the new B&B theater in Wylie,TX.  It was my first time going to this theaters, and I really liked it.  It was weird, because the people there were acting weird when I was there, I wasn’t sure if it was because I was black, or because I was by myself, but whatever. 
For those not familiar with The Planet of the Apes it’s based off the old sci fi film series about a space crew who lands on a planet that’s ran by Apes.  Over the years they’ve remade the film, and the last few remakes of it have been great.  This one begins from the end of the last film The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that came out in 2011, which basically shows how the Apes got to this position of intelligence and freed themselves. Dawn of the Planet of Apes takes place 10 years later after an outbreak has wiped out most of the human population (the Apes have a stronger immunity system so the virus didn’t affect them).  The Apes believe the humans have all been wiped out, until one day they come across a few in their area seeking alternative ways of creating energy for the city since their main power source is running out.  This encounter changes everything for both the humans and apes, and issues of trust are one of the biggest conflicts the Apes deal with. I wont give anymore of the story out, but believe me it’s worth seeing.
Some things I loved about the film was how they portrayed the Apes, from their computer generated image to their relationships with one another.  You couldn’t help but root for the Apes throughout the film, and understand why some like Koba were so untrusting of the humans.  
Best film of the year.  Go see it!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

I finally got a chance to see the new Planet of the Apes film, and that shit was fuckin’ incredible! I seriously can’t stress how good it was from the acting of the characters, the CGI, cinematography, and storyline.  I saw it lastnight at the new B&B theater in Wylie,TX.  It was my first time going to this theaters, and I really liked it.  It was weird, because the people there were acting weird when I was there, I wasn’t sure if it was because I was black, or because I was by myself, but whatever. 

For those not familiar with The Planet of the Apes it’s based off the old sci fi film series about a space crew who lands on a planet that’s ran by Apes.  Over the years they’ve remade the film, and the last few remakes of it have been great.  This one begins from the end of the last film The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that came out in 2011, which basically shows how the Apes got to this position of intelligence and freed themselves. Dawn of the Planet of Apes takes place 10 years later after an outbreak has wiped out most of the human population (the Apes have a stronger immunity system so the virus didn’t affect them).  The Apes believe the humans have all been wiped out, until one day they come across a few in their area seeking alternative ways of creating energy for the city since their main power source is running out.  This encounter changes everything for both the humans and apes, and issues of trust are one of the biggest conflicts the Apes deal with. I wont give anymore of the story out, but believe me it’s worth seeing.

Some things I loved about the film was how they portrayed the Apes, from their computer generated image to their relationships with one another.  You couldn’t help but root for the Apes throughout the film, and understand why some like Koba were so untrusting of the humans.  

Best film of the year.  Go see it!

Looks like my other team the Chicago Bulls have been doing some rebuilding the last few weeks.  Was hoping they’d pick up Melo, because they got a strong defense, just need more offense, but he stayed with the Knicks.  I like the Pau Gasol pick up, and drafting Mcbuckets, and re-signing of Hinrich.  I hate to see Boozer get amnestied and Brewer waived, but I think that means they’ll be making some more big pick ups before the season starts.  
With Rose healthy this season, I believe the Bulls will definitely be contenders.  I just hope the finals isn’t Spurs vs Bulls, because then I’ll have to choose one!

Looks like my other team the Chicago Bulls have been doing some rebuilding the last few weeks.  Was hoping they’d pick up Melo, because they got a strong defense, just need more offense, but he stayed with the Knicks.  I like the Pau Gasol pick up, and drafting Mcbuckets, and re-signing of Hinrich.  I hate to see Boozer get amnestied and Brewer waived, but I think that means they’ll be making some more big pick ups before the season starts.  

With Rose healthy this season, I believe the Bulls will definitely be contenders.  I just hope the finals isn’t Spurs vs Bulls, because then I’ll have to choose one!

Try My True Love
Marvin Gaye
M.P.G.

One of my favorite Marvin Gaye albums is his M.P.G. LP.  It was released in early 1969, and was his most successful album of the 60s, including songs like "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", "That’s the Way Love Is", and "Memories".  On this album Norman Whitfield  took the helm as producer, which had Marvin continuing to experiment with more psychedelic soul, building on Motown’s change of music direction.  One of my favorite songs on this album is “Try My True Love”, which has Marvin singing urgently over the funky playing of the Funk Brothers.

I’ll only love her if her eyes brown.