Music Makes Me Feel Like….

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2014 by Unrated Blog

I was driving home from a nice BBQ with my family and close friends yesterday.  As we drove by NYC’s own Chelsea region, we were pumping old school music, namely, Lodi Dodi by music icons Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh.  So of course, amped up and in the moment, we were being the loud puertoricans we are known to be.  Singing and dancing in the car because of how that track made us feel, alive!  We weren’t the only ones!  A man, I would say middle aged, African American man  maybe about 40, well dressed and walking by – ducked his head to hear who was playing this song- then, to my surprise, starts dancing and carrying on as if in a nightclub surrounded by Victoria”s Secret models! He was going in on the track! I smiled and cheered him on because that’s what I do! He felt as I…

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What’s All The Buzz About??

Posted in Blog, General on August 15, 2011 by Unrated Blog

 

Jayci, Jaycimusic, Talent

 

 

Of course, It’s going to be me to tell you!  It’s JAYCi! This girl can sing!!!!  She is not your average Bronx girl.  I mean everyone thinks they can sing right?  Then it’s just me I guess- anywho….. When I first heard this girl sing, I felt my goosebumps trickling and was like DAMN!  She is soulful, energetic and can switch it up in a hot second.  Now, ya’ll don’t have to take my word for it.  Just to prove a point, here is what we are going to do… I am going to give you a link.  JAYCi music player – There…Now- once you are on her music page- take a listen and then tell me what you think.   Was I lying????? Of course not.  I know music and that girl definitely does too! I have seen her perform live, I have witnessed first hand how her fans react to her music and have also seen people become fans right before my eyes.  I mean, people actually whip out cell phones and record her performances.  I bet I can make you a fan! Just take a listen and tell me what you think!  Till next time- Toodaloo Bitches..

 

 

Music Makes Me Feel Like….

Posted in Blog, General on August 15, 2011 by Unrated Blog

I was driving home from a nice BBQ with my family and close friends yesterday.  As we drove by NYC’s own Chelsea region, we were pumping old school music, namely, Lodi Dodi by music icons Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh.  So of course, amped up and in the moment, we were being the loud puertoricans we are known to be.  Singing and dancing in the car because of how that track made us feel, alive!  We weren’t the only ones!  A man, I would say middle aged, African American man  maybe about 40, well dressed and walking by – ducked his head to hear who was playing this song- then, to my surprise, starts dancing and carrying on as if in a nightclub surrounded by Victoria”s Secret models! He was going in on the track! I smiled and cheered him on because that’s what I do! He felt as I did at that moment, alive.  Reminiscing about the old school hip hop era where Run DMC were the kings, and every girl was a round the way girl.  I felt like a teenager again!

Music is the gateway to my past, a frequent reminder of who I am and where I have come from.  Music is in my heart and soul.  The one thing that will never stop making me laugh, cry, sing, dance, the one word that will calm me from a bad fight, breakup or remind me of the love I am experiencing, my youth.  Just one word with a very tremendous impact— MUSIC!

So when asked, what does music make you feel?  How will you respond?

Yes, I am back bitches!! As always, feel free to drop a comment …. Toodaloo!

Are Your Bad Habits Costing You Money?

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 by Unrated Blog

WARNING, WARNING your bad habit may be burning a hole into your pocket.  Are you guilty of buying that morning cup of coffee, or that pack a day habit?  Do you play the Lotto?  Well, news flash, you may be responsible for burning that big hole called debt into your pocket.  Recent study shows that if you cut those spending habits, you may be adding about 1-5k to your retirement.

Let’s do the math.  Coffee is about $2.00 a cup, multiply that by 7 then by 12.  That’s $168.00 a year you spend on coffee whereas if you make coffee at home you can be saving.  Cigarettes are about $9.00 a pack .  A Pack a day habit is costing you $756.00 a year.  How about lotto?  The average person spends about $5.00 a day playing lotto which can cost $360 a year.  Now consider this, if you are a smoker, think of the other costs such as health insurance, home owner’s  insurance etc.  These numbers can add up costing you a fortune.  if you think about how much money you can save by cutting back on things such as smoking, gambling and buying coffee, you can add up to $1,500.00 to your retirement plan a year.  Now add up those numbers till retirement age of 62.  Pretty sweet I say.

On this note, before you go off and ill spend your weekly paycheck, think about that vacation you have always wanted to take when you retire, is it worth it to you to pinch that penny?  I think so.  Instead of rushing to your nearest Starbuck’s or Dunkin Donuts, for $2.99 you can buy a can of coffee in your local supermarket and have plenty to last you maybe even a month.  That’s probably a 55 cent habit but look at the savings.

In the words of our dear old pal the Scrooge, say “Bah Humbug” to ill spending and let’s start getting our finances back on track.

Toodaloo.

The Naked Blogger asks: What’s your bad habit?

All comments and feedback are welcome below.

Let Us Celebrate

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Well, It’s that time of year again.  The time when we freeloading, turkey eaters decide whose house to raid for a Thanksgiving feast of compliments of anyone but ourself.  So, who will this years victims of kitchen slavery be?  Normally, my parents celebrate every single year with the best of Puerto Rican cuisine, my mother in law is quite the opposite.  No One touches her kitchen but her! Usually, she makes a range of different platters mixing Italian, with Spanish and the occasional Chinese style rice.

Although we know the real meaning of Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for the important things in our lives and commemorating the Pilgrims and Indians for their many gifts and contributions to the land, we all really know it’s about the turkey!  Now, since I am the pastry princess of the family, my sweet potato pie and pumpkin pies are expected to make a great turn out as I have been taking orders like a waitress on a Saturday night.

Grocery lists will be quite long this month! Don’t forget the febreeze for the bathroom goers trying to make room for Round 2 of the meal.   You should also watch out for specials.  Some Supermarkets offer a free turkey if you spend a certain amount of money, way to give back huh? I will enjoy this Thanksgiving as I have done in the past, eat, drink and be merry and of course giving thanks to the one and only being that makes the day worth it, Jesus.

After all is said and done I will digest and prepare my pre New Year’s resolution list.  The one thing we always promise to do and never get done, Hit the gym.  Lucky for me, I have a household full of children that keep me on my toes, so the need to frolic around in tights and a sports bra and pretend to jog on the treadmill will not be in my schedule this year.

On this note, may everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving! May you eat till your heart’s content  and be grateful for all the blessings that have been set forth upon you.

Toodaloo.

The Naked Blogger asks:  What are you thankful for?

As always, all commentary and feedback are welcome below.

We Are Meant for Greater Things

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 by Unrated Blog

Greater Things

In light of the recent ongoings of the world, i.e. politics, terrorism, bullying, etc., I have decided to write this “special” blog about what we are really here to do.

With so many people claiming the 12/21/2012 disaster that awaits us,  will it really be disastrous?  Change can mean so many things.  It can be meant metaphorically or physically.  My opinion is that our world has changed and is not the same as we knew it to be.  Our Constitution has practically been re written, our morals have been flushed.  Yet, our knack for all things digital has surpassed what we all knew to be dark ages of technology.

Social networking has become the “norm” and everyday, new technologies are being discovered.  We are all taking advantage and jumping on the hi tech bandwagon.  We constantly upgrade our phones, upgrade our web sites, up grade our TV’s , etc.  Have we, as people upgraded ourselves?  The question still remains to be answered.

Although we live in a world of constant upgrades,  We as people continue to struggle with our lifestyles.  People continue to bully others, taunt them, hate on them.  Crime still in existence, politicians greedy as ever.  Something should be learned from all of this We are here on this earth to do good things.  To help the human race become something so powerful, that no one will again question our qualifications.

What do I mean?  What am I talking about?  We constantly engage ourselves in celebrity gossip, tabloids. We criticize people  for being who they are.  Who are we?  What have we as a human race accomplished?  Are those really images of extraterrestrial beings or an image of a future human race slowly but surely taking over our means.  Think about it.  Who are we?  What is the human race exactly?  One to grow on.

Toodaloo for now.

The Naked Blogger asks: How have you contributed to the educational growth of the human race?

All questions, comments and feedback are welcome below.

Unrated Productions To Debut Online Magazine (via The Naked Blog)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 by Unrated Blog

I am very eager for this magazine to debut. This will bring together the music and fashion industry once again.

Unrated Productions To Debut Online Magazine You have all heard me talk about Unrated Productions through several interviews.  Well, after talk and negotiations, Unrated Productions CEO Shepard has revealed his plans to debut an online Hip Hop magazine called "UNR Magazine".  UNR- short for "Unrated"  started out as a production company, Unrated Productions LLP.  Founded in 2006, Shepard wanted to create a whole new atmosphere for the music industry.  UNR will feature blogs such as "The Nak … Read More

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