The World According to Antoine

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

Californication.

I started watching this show on Netflix about a week ago, and this shit is hilarious! It might sound corny, but I really dig how it revolves around sex, drugs, and rock and roll.  For those not familiar with the show it’s a show that follows a writer by the name of Hank who’s suffering from a severe case of writers block, and because of his drinking, partying and womanizing has a complicated relationship with his daughter and on and off again girlfriend.  Oh… and Hank gets laid by some of the baddest women every episode.

One thing that I really like about the show obviously is the music.  I really like the songs they play throughout the episodes, and how Hank mentions different bands and singers throughout.  How come there aren’t any shows or films that are a good representation of hip hop and soul like this one? But that’s a discussion for another time.

I’m currently on Season 4, so I have about 3 seasons left.  I like how each episode is only 20 minutes long, and it’s only 12 episodes a season.  Once again I hate that I didn’t watch this show while it was on air, especially since it ended earlier this summer. 

Seal “Crazy” (1990)

But we’re never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy…

Hi.

Hi.

"Life is tough, but so are you."
-Kid President

"Life is tough, but so are you."

-Kid President

Give me your love.

Give me your love.

Happy birthday to the late great Otis Redding who would be 73 years old today. He didn’t invent soul music, but he’s the definition of it

Happy birthday to the late great Otis Redding who would be 73 years old today. He didn’t invent soul music, but he’s the definition of it

Bo knows guitars.

Bo knows guitars.

Gary Clark Jr “If Trouble Was Money” Live(Albert Collins Cover)

Gary really did his thing on this performance of this song.  It was also really unique how Gary used the riff from one of my favorite  Magic Sam songs “All of Your Love” for this particular version of “If Trouble Was Money”. Oh, and check out Gary paying homage to Albert Collins by rockin’ on a Telecaster. 

I’m not sure what the labels are doing with Gary Clark Jr, but it seems like they don’t really know what to do with him.  I honestly thought the Blak and Blu album was an okay album. My biggest complaint about it was that it didn’t really have a focus, and just had too many different sounds.  Now recently I read they’re making him put out another live album, why?  Shit, it’s already been two years since Blak and Blu (which some of those songs were already a few years old), and he’s already put out 2 live EPs, and an iTunes live album, I think it’s about time for a new material from Gary.

Memphis Trailer

A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension. Featuring an explosive performance and score from Willis Earl Beal, MEMPHIS is a film steeped in folklore, music, surrealism, and the abstract search for glory.

I dig  Willis Earl Bell’s music, it’s a very unique take on soul and gospel music with hints of folk. I need to see like right now, unfortunately there are no showings of it anywhere in the Dallas/Ft Worth area right now, but I’m hoping in the next month one of the independent theaters will premier it. 

Iyanla Talks with Man Who has 34 Children with 17 Different Women

I’ve never watched Iyanla Vanzant’s show Iyanla: Fix My Life, but I hear about how good it is all the time. From what I understand she is a spiritual and relationship expert who is sought after by people on her show who need help with their lives. Her most recent show is about a named Jay Williams who fathered 34 children with 17 different women, and tries to help him.  I missed the first part that aired a few days ago, but it’s broken up into three part.  

After watching this video, the first thought that comes to my head is, how the hell did this guy have this many children, and why would he want that many?  The guy obviously has some issues, but at the same time who are these women  he’s able to continuously impregnante? Don’t they get turned off by knowing a man has that many children?

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

Why are breast attractive?

This is the multi billion dollar question, that I think about all the time, and honestly can’t answer.  I just know I love the way women’s breast look and feel.  Apparently scientist have been researching trying to figure out why men love breast so much, and according to this video they have come to a conclusion that it may have to do with mothers breast feeding babies, and that developing a relationship with the babies brain to the breast, which in turn transposes into something sexual when male babies become adults. Hmm, maybe, but I don’t know.

Alice.

Alice.

Lennny Kravitz “The Chamber”

I still dig some Lenny Kravitz, and his new video is pretty racy.

P.S. Dude makes me feel like I need to step up and start working out!

Brian McKnight “The Only One for Me” (1997)

I remember when this song first came out, and thinking this was the greatest song ever! LOL.  The song was off McKnight’s critically acclaimed Anytime album, and I vividly remember the music video dropping the summer before my 8th grade year in 1998, when I was 13 years old.  This was a pretty big song I remember that summer, and it was one of my favorite songs that summer.  It’s hard to believe that a song like this was getting a lot of spins on “urban” radio, BET, and even MTV.