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Monday, 22 March 2010

I was robbed by Jagged Edge :(

Since the first Album I have been a fan of Jagged Edge (JE) so you can imagine my delight when I heard they were coming to London to launch a new album. They were playing last night March 21st at Indigo2.

Seeing my excitement Mr Special got us some tickets as a gift to me and I was hyper. I dusted off all the CD's (as now most of my musical is digital I have no need for CD's) and played their music all week, I’m sure that Mr Special was starting to get tired of them as he wasn’t really a fan like me.

On Sunday I was looking forward to it and even becoming stressed as I had no idea what to wear. When we got there at 7pm and I saw the queue I couldn’t believe how many people had come out to show them love it was going to be a good concert.

Because of the size of the queue and the fact that they had not started letting people in we didn’t really get into the venue until after 8pm, we handed in our coats and got a really good spot right at the front facing the stage. There was a DJ playing with Kat from Choice FM hosting and they were playing some serious tunes like Joe, 112, Usher, oh it was good.

There was a long line into the place...

The first warm up act came on, some dude tried to sing Jodeci I wasn’t that impressed (there are some tunes you should never cover) and although he was ok the crowd just wanted to see JE and didn’t really care, but sadly one after another crappy warm up acts kept coming on. You got the impression that they picked the warm up acts from a Brixton Talent Show lol. No one had ever heard of them and as time went by on the crowd started becoming restless, some people had been in the queue since 5pm!

At around 10pm (Remember we arrived at 7pm) people were starting to get annoyed and Mr Special said to me "babe I don’t care who is coming on next but if it aint JE I don’t think the crowd are going to be happy" it was getting late and people were getting irritated so unfortunately for the next guy when they announced him everyone booed and started chanting 'We want Jagged Edge' He tried to talk to the crowd and make us happy but it was too late, if it wasn’t JE we were not going to be interested so to keep us happy they came on.

When they came on the excitement of it meant that you didn’t notice but they were not at all dressed for the occasion, they looked like they were just going to the corner shop, one was missing, there was only three of them on stage and they also sung with a PA not a live band.

However I was caught up in the excitement and jumping and screaming, the music was great! They sung 'Promise' and then 'Hard' and then 'Where da party at?' and then lets get married and then a couple more and then...…..well then….then they left.

Less than half an hour on the stage a few songs and done….WTF?

I was gutted, no, really gutted, like I want to cry gutted, I have been a fan for 13 years! Luckily I wasn’t the only one, as we waited thinking it was some joke and they were about to come back on the realisation that we had just been stung kicked in and people started booing louder than ever and chanted "we want refunds"

Today I was telling my friend about it and he said "hold on, are you sure it was even them?" lol

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sweet Dreams

I have a very artistic friend called Georgina I met her years ago when I modelled and appeared in a photoshoot for her. She designs beautiful bags under her brand called Evoke and always has loads of creative ideas when it comes to business of all different types.

Here are her bags

She went off the radar a bit last year and I had so much going on in my life I didn’t really keep in contact, so it was a delightful surprise when she told me that she opened a Sweet Shop.

It’s called Sweet Tooth and is in Brixton Village. She opened it in December but my busy ass only got chance to visit it a couple of weeks ago. My mum makes Jams and she is also stocking those.

You can see mums Jams on the shelves

You know when you walk into a place and it has a really nice vibe? Well this was one of them, I walked in and she had a table in the middle and children making badges as part of an activity day she was having. Then she was there looking great and just seeing her in there, doing her own thing made me feel quite proud and inspired.

It left me wondering about my own life and how I would feel if I was doing my own thing, I reflected on this post now I know that although I’m happy I am not living my dreams or feeling fulfilled. I guess its time to take stock of my life. How are you doing in yours? Are you doing everything you always wanted to do?

Yum Sweeties

This is Georgina

The shop is Sweet Tooth, Unit 66, 4th Avenue, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PS

I was so busy chit chatting I forgot to buy some sweets!! – sorry Gina x

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I’ve gone all natural…..

When I first relaxed my hair as a teenager it was healthy and took to relaxer well, I relaxed it on time for years and years spending a whole heap of cash on treatments and trims and to be honest it looked great. It was easy to manage and style and I did enjoy having it.

However in 2008 my hair decided to protest and it started breaking all over the place I had short bits and long bits and even bald bits. I started to do a little research on my hair and realised what the chemicals were doing to me and my head. I also took a little look into my life and realised that I really needed to start taking care of myself.

I realised that hair is not forgiving and I didn’t want to get older and have a hairline back to my ears.

So I decided to grow out the relaxer and in December 2008 I braided up what was left of my hair and let it grow out.

In the meanwhile I read every blog on natural hair that was going many are in the blog list on the left of my page. I watched all the you-tube videos I could and started to learn more about taking care of my own hair it its natural state and last month I took it all out.

Ok so it’s a learning process for me right now but I am learning to style it myself and here it is, in its full glory….

What do you think????