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The Musings of an Eccentric Diva

Welcome to the Musings of an Eccentric Diva. My motto is: Giving Hollyweird movies the finger one movie at a time. Enter at your own risk (insert evil Vincent Price laughter here).

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Happy Belated Holidays to all of you. Christmas time for me was filled with joy, laughter, food, and fun. I spent much needed time with the people I love the most. OK, let me stop with the sentimental shit. I hosted the holiday gathering this year and I've never cooked so much food in my life! I was ready to fall face-first into my homemade chocolate cake, I was tired as hell! I was too tired to eat the food after it was done. It paid off because everyone really enjoyed my the food. I can honestly say this is the first time in many years that I have truly enjoyed the holidays. I did about 90% of my shopping online this year and everything went without a hitch. Never again will I battle with the mall zombies during the holiday season again, I ain't got the patience for that shit anymore. I got great gifts this year too, Santa was really generous to me, it was unbelievable. My favorites were a diamond tennis bracelet, a Creative Zen Plus MP3 (I wanted this really badly), EBAY gift cards, and cold hard cash (my ass needed because I was broke!). Tell me what Santa or Kwanzaa Kareem (Ninjagirrl, this slayed me) brought you this year.


Friday, December 28, 2007

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Ralph Tresvant- Sensitivity

Yeah all of us ladies could use a little sensitivity in our significant others, but not TOO much. I don't want someone that will hold my purse while I'm getting jumped on.


Friday, December 21, 2007

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Let It Snow- Boyz II Men 1993

I'm not really into Christmas music, but this is one song I can tolerate. I'm not a big Boyz II Men fan either, don't get me wrong, the guys can blow but they bore the hell out of me. Maybe if Wanya had a big purple eye on his forehead or something I would find them more interesting. I know, I'm a basketcase.


Friday, December 14, 2007

MY SCENE: Brand New Day From The Wiz 1978

I have never sat down and watched The Wizard of Oz in its entirety, I've tried but boredom wouldn't allow me to finish it. Being the movie buff I am, most people find that ridiculous since it's considered to be one of the most loved classics. I've have seen and LOVE The Wiz. My mom took my cousin and I to see it when it was first released and we sat transfixed on the screen for 133 minutes. My little girl eyes couldn't believe what I saw. It was the most vibrant, colorful, magical thing I'd ever seen. The musical numbers, the costumes, and best of all DIANA ROSS! Let me not forget to mention Nipsey Russell pop-locking in this scene, that was worth the price of admission alone. In this scene Evilene is destroyed and her factory workers shed their ugly costumes to unveil beautiful Black folks underneath, wow! Do I agree Diana Ross was a little too old for the Dorothy role? Of course. I've read internet forums where this film is being trashed by the masses. Yes, it was a bit creepy and a little over the top but it still was a great concept with an excellent score by Quincy Jones nonetheless. I read a rumor that a new Broadway version of The Wiz is underway. If so, I'll be first person in line to buy a ticket.


FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Diana Ross-Muscles 1982

Before the scrapes with the law and the butter-infused teeth, Ms. Ross was not to be played with. She was a true diva in every sense of the word, and still is very beautiful today (with the exception of the teefus). The lady did it all, tv, movies, music, you name it. The hair, the clothes, that mega-watt smile.....she was the epitome of a star. This video gets my vote for the pure campiness of it, those oiled-up muscle dudes were ridonkulous lol.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

OK I’m saying HELL TO DA NAW to both of these two. I don’t know Obama, for all I know he could be an Ashton Kutcher “Punked” prank and is really a White dude in blackface, I know Oprah is. I’m not buying it. Give me a few more years of seeing what he’s capable of and maybe he will get my stamp of approval. Right now I’m on the fence about exactly who I will vote for, I don’t have that much time either sheesh, 2008 is almost here. I have someone in mind who would be the most PERFECT candidate ever.

50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson. Ok, he would have to shorten his name to “Curt” in order to appeal to the masses, Curtis is way too ethnic for the Mormon housewives of Utah. Who better to run for president? Fiddy is a household name and is known and loved by White folks all over the world, I’m sure he already has their vote. Fiddy has already made his mark in foreign policy as we see in this videotape.....

Nothing like a little scandal to jumpstart your political career ehh? Fiddy can preach the dangers of the streets to the younguns, even has the bullet wounds to prove it. We all know Mr. Jackson keeps it “real” and I’m sure he will remain the same in the White House, that’s what we need right? He and his running mate Lloyd Banks (no name change needed here) are exactly what this country needs right now, hard working, dedicated and possessing real street credibility. The Iraqi’s don’t stand a chance against Curt Jackson and his street soldiers. Each soldier would be forced to sign a “no snitching” clause before they prepare for battle. You don’t think something like this will happen? Give it a few years and I’m willing to bet some former rapper will be running for President. Talking about Dead Prez, if he wins he won’t even make it to the Inaugural Speech…he better dust off those bulletproof vests in his closet. In Fiddy’s case I’d rather him go into politics than make another terrible CD, he needs to put his “skills” to use somewhere else.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

MY SCENE: The Gamma Rays Performing Be Alone Tonight- School Daze

It's hard to pick one scene from a brilliant movie. My friends and I mimicked this scene over and over. I wanted to have Tisha Campbell's dress made for my prom but Mom wasn't having it.....back then prom dresses were a bit more modest, girls didn't go to prom looking like back-alley hookers. This scene was sexy and sassy and the ladies were beautiful. Spike Lee's early work was so groundbreaking, I'd like to see him return to edgy films. I'm sure School Daze got a lot of Black teens interested in going to college and/or HBCU's.


Friday, December 07, 2007

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM 2: Damian Dame- RIght Down To It 1991

Damian Dame were the first artists signed to LaFace Records. They both had the best hair in the biz at the time, I had to copy Deah Dame's bob for real. Sadly both of these two beautiful people are deceased. Deah Dame died in June 27,1994 in a car accident. Damian died two years to the day of Deah's death of colon cancer.


FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Cake-The Distance 1996

As soon as I heard Eminem's song Lose Yourself from the 8 Mile soundtrack I knew it was a ripoff of this song which was released years earlier. Eminem's song can't hold a candle to this one, this is my shiitt!


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

MOVIE REVIEW: Snoop Dogg's Hood Of Horrors 2006

Snoop Dogg’s contribution to the horror anthology genre with a hip hop twist. Segment one-Crossed Out: Graffiti artist Posie (Daniella Alonso) runs afoul of some rival taggers. Trying to escape them she bumps into a mystical homeless man (Danny Trejo) who grants her powers of life and death. With her new found trick, she exacts revenge on her enemies one by one. Segment two-The Scumlord: A racist trust fund kid (Anson Mount) and his bimbo wife must spend a year in a squalid apartment building formerly owned by his deceased dad and now inhabited by Black Vietnam vets who have no other refuge. In true redneck fashion, he tortures and humiliates the vets until he crosses the line. Segment three-Rhapsody Askew: Sod (Pooch Hall) and Quon (Aries Spears)meteoric rise to fame as rap stars is cut short after Quon is shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt. Now a solo act, Sod is on top of the game again. But a few visitors from the past arrive to scare the “hell” out of him. Will Posie’s misuse of power cause her to be crossed out? Will Tex and his wife become casualties of war? Will Sod’s new-found fame as a solo artist grant him a one-way ticket to hell? No more spoilers from me y’all!

Trust, I did not watch this for the Snoop element. Snoop is a one-man minstrel show, I’m so sick of him. I read somewhere this film was actually pretty decent besides the low budget so I decided to give it a try. Also what drew me in is the film was released by Xenon Entertainment, the company responsible for the Rudy Ray Moore classics such as Dolomite and The Human Tornado. The stories were a bit convoluted but I’m sure the writers were not going for Oscar-caliber dialogue, they just wanted to entertain. The movie begins with an anime cartoon retelling the story of how Snoop became the Cribkeeper. The Cribkeeper is the narrator of each story and appears along with his vampire bitches at the end of the segment to provide the moral of the story. Snoop looks ridiculous with blond French braids, this cat looks damn near 90 years old. Excessive weed smoking takes a toll on your looks I guess. The first story Crossed Out, did not make much sense but it featured one of the coolest death scenes I’ve seen in a while. The second story, The Scumlord, was the most entertaining of the series, it was a riot and it was good to see Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame in a film again, he is aging gracefully (take notes Snoop). Anson Mount was hilarious as the evil redneck landlord. The third story, Rhapsody Askew was blah….nothing really memorable except a few funny lines by comedian Aries Spears. Jason Alexander (AKA George Costanza from Seinfeld) must have really needed a job, it’s hard out here for a blimp I guess. The gore element for this film was high, there were great gross-out moments and they were decently executed on a low budget. The anime also added a really cool touch. I went into this movie not expecting much and I got what I bargained for. I was entertained and I can certainly say it wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever seen.

VERDICT: 2 Soul Claps



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