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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).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Recently I went for a job interview for an internal posting with my current employer. Some of the questions asked and job duties were a bit sketchy to me. I kept looking around the room to see if there were cameras posted because it felt like episode of Candid Camera (or Punk'ed for you youngins). Some of the things mentioned were:

1. We need someone with a can-do spirit, someone who will get the job done without much question. For instance, if an employee brought a child to work you may be asked you to sit with the child briefly.

2. The boss maintains that you be involved in charitable activities during work hours, this would involve bake sales, raffles etc. This may require you to work overtime if needed. He would also expect you to be involved in charitable activites outside of work as well.

3. If you are needed to stay overtime for work or possibly come into work on a Saturday, do not expect to be paid for it. The boss feels that everyone has a job they must do and if overtime is needed, so be it. He will so "generously" let you go home an hour early the following day as a way of saying "thank you" for putting in extra time.

By the end of the interview I was in a state of shock. Keep in mind this is an CAPITAL INVESTMENT SECTOR FOR A MAJOR BANK.... bake sales, charity, babysitting has nothing to do with this line of business. Needless to say, I'm still searching for a new position. No thank you, slavery ended many years ago.


Friday, February 15, 2008

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Herbie Hancock-Rockit 1983

In honor of Herbie's Album of The Year surprise grammy win. Herbie has always been the man long before Rockit. I have some of his older recordings and they are spectacular, he is one of the forefathers of jazz funk. The song and video were ahead of their time and won a record 5 MTV Awards in 1984. Hell I was just glad the award didn't go to Kanye's ass...hehh hehh hehh.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

MY SCENE: The DJ Battle from Juice- 1992

In this scene Q (Omar Epps) is participating in the much-anticipated DJ battle. While he is spinning he is constantly scanning the audience for former pal Bishop (Tupac), who is looking to kill him. Q wins the battle but does not have time to stay and bask in the glory as he must run away to save his life. Queen La is the MC of the event, one of her earliest film roles...I always knew she was destined for greatness. Samuel L. Jackson also has a small role in this film, lots of future star power going on here. Juice is a hip-hop classic and if you haven't seen it, for shame on you lol.


Friday, February 08, 2008

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM 2: Big Daddy Kane- Nuff Respect 1992

So nice I had to do it twice. If anyone had any doubt that Kane was all style over substance, he killed the notion with this track from the Juice soundtrack. His flow was sick!


FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Big Daddy Kane- Ain't No Half Stepping 1988

Way back when rappers had class and style. Big Daddy was the man, not too many rappers today can hold a candle to the Kane.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Yesterday I had the pleasure of smelling the breath of a man riding IN FRONT OF ME on the bus! He was talking on a cell phone, I'm surprised the damn thing didn't melt. OMG, it was horrible...shit smelled like hot garbage. The poor fellow sitting next to him looked like he wanted to cry, he had the window seat and he just kept turning his head. I thought the poor guy's head would do a 360 like Linda Blair's in The Exorcist, he was turning his neck hard to get away from that horrific breath. When the we reached his stop, he damn near ran off the bus. It may not have been his actual stop, he may have said "fuck it, I will walk the rest of the way". Damn, how could a person not know their breath is that bad? Doesn't he have friends? I'm sure that person on the receiving end of that cell phone could smell it too.

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A coworker hipped me to this website. She needed to order care packages for her nephew who is currently locked up in the state pen. No wonder negroes have no qualms about spending time in jail, I can't even afford to buy this shit! Prisoners get decent food, free housing, exercrise equipment, computers, and free health care. Jail is a country club for criminals, they go in to take a break from daily street life and learn new tricks of the trade from more experienced cons to become better and smarter at their game.The prison system needs to take a bare bones approach...no "perks". Just a bed, toilet, and food, I'm sure this will keep a few fellows from returning. A few years ago a prisoner sued the penal system because the jail the was housed in switched to crunchy peanut butter, wtf?! He cited "cruel and unusual punishment" as a reason for the lawsuit. The argument that if prisoners are not given these perks, they will become violent and are likely to return to the system really doesn't hold water. The jails are still overcrowded and prison violence is still as prevalent as ever.

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