AWKWARD!!!

This assignment was supposed to be about taking an awkward photo that either you took or found somewhere and making it into something funnier by making a story that shows how that moment came about.I decided to write about this photo…

 

The story is that Michelle Phitz and Josh Goades were supposed to be getting married on the beach October 13th. Josh has always had a secret passion and love for horses that he never told anyone but Michelle about. On their wedding day, Michelle surprised Josh by showing up with only half of a horse costume on as she walked down the aisle. The priests job was to give Josh his half of a horse costume by the time Michelle reached the altar. He put his costume on while crying tears of joy, for he had finally found the woman he loved that loved and cared for his passion of horses, as much as he did.

My inspiration

 

 

 

Okay so those of you who really know me, know that I have an obsession with Rihanna. Yes, I know she hasnt been the greatest role model there is for young women, but I’m an adult so shut your face! I love her unique sense of style. Some how she always stays up on trends and also creates them. I love that even though she is filthy rich from all the music deals, endorsement deals, clothingline, sneaker line, and many other deals that she has, Rihanna always manages to dress down when shes hanging out with her friends. I love that she can disconnect herself from the “Superstar Rihanna” and just be Robyn for a change, its very refreshing to me.

 

Another reason I love her so much is because of all the self sacrificies she has made to get where she is. She started out in Barbados as a poor girl and ventured to NYC all by herself at the age of 17 to do something useful with her life and use her talent to get her into a better life. After doing all that the fact that she stays so humble is what makes me like her the most. I also love that she keeps things classy when she’s in public. Yeah sometimes she does a bit of grossness but who doesn’t these days?

 

Starbucks Super Stars Part 1: Raphael Pilot

Working at Starbucks is one of the most interesting and wonderful experiences of a college students life. You get to meet and rub elbows with so many different people from different backgrounds, nationalities and people of different economic status. Its like a plethora of opportunity in a cup of coffee.

Raphael, 40 has been working at Starbucks for the past two years. He is a barista which is the lowest level but doesn’t plan on trying for a promotion any time soon. Raphael also has another job, he is a radio DJ and music artist. “My first recording, I must have been around 14 it was set up by DJ Wild-Style. My brother – in – law got that for me. Ever since then I have been recorded in several different studios, Starring Crew, Hand-Craft..at least seven different studios.” Raphael says the last studio of the seven he was in, is his own he finally set up shop in his home for more convenient recording.

“What sparked my interest to become an artist was the era I grew up in, It was different, the feel was different. It was about creativity. The rappers out at that time had a different flavor for each, it was like you had Fu-Schnickens, but then you had Phat-boys but then you also had Houdini, And if you wanted a smooth lady-type you could listen to Slick Rick.”

Raphael compared rapping at the time to being an author because they were all telling a story it wasn’t about just making a song, it was about making the listener relive your story through vocal art. When asked if his genre of music fell into the hip-hop category he was a little objective. “No, rap and hip-hop to me are different. Rap is the documentary of the streets, which was born by NWA. My genre is hip-hop, not rap. I don’t do rap.”

Raphael is currently an unsigned artist, who has over 10,000 likes and views on his music page. He has been self promoting through his radio station gig, he has been telling people about his many ventures through listening events, and has also been offered deals by major companies such as DEF Jam records. “I am currently working on a deal with Tune-core, which is this big time distribution agency. I have a manager working with me on that, he used to be the engineer for a hip-hop group; Stetsasonic.”

Raphael proceeded to eat his warm cheese Danish as he spoke, careful not to spray food particles as his excitement and voice tone changed. There are many people trying to break in to the music industry but if you don’t have the right tools or the right mind set it becomes the hardest mission of all time. Raphael has struggled to get his foot in the door since the beginning even though his brother – in – law is a music producer with his own business. Sometime business and family don’t mix.

Raphael has a dream to become something big. “My hopes are to get my radio-station off the ground. I want to also start a podcast, and since I am already promoting myself I want to get to a higher level to get a labels attention.” He was very clear about which label to stay away from. Labels he believes you should go to, are the ones that are the mother companies to others because that is less money going through the channels that you are losing.

Take for instance the company Young Money, who signed Nicki Minaj. Before Young Money distributes her checks, it also goes through Cash Money records, which goes through about two other levels coming from the top company that owns them, Universal Music Group. He is trying to find a way to get the mother companies attention.

“When people ask about progress, it’s very hard to explain in one way. On that journey I’ve worked with Dip-set, Chuck D and I’ve been working on films that no one knows what to do with it because it has so many celebrities in it.”

Raphael is also a film maker and a music video artist. Along his film making journey, Raphael admitted that most of the films he makes are documentaries about the music industry and the life behind it. He enjoys doing all of this even if it isn’t paying off at the moment, because it’s a journey and you make a lot of acquaintances on the way to the top or middle, where ever you may land.

“ My honest advice is keep moving. Its easier in this day and age so you have more to work with. In my day we didn’t have YouTube, we didn’t have Facebook. We live in the age where you can have a studio in your living room. If anything, my advice is if you want to succeed keep at it consistently.”

Contradictory Post Project

 

The objective of this weeks post was to take a picture that conveys a feeling or emotion and then write a message on it that is completely contradictory to the picture. I chose to use a picture of a swimming pool to show relaxation and rest and on it I wrote, “I hate driving to work theres always so much traffic”.

My created Superhero Project

This weeks assignment was to make a pretend superhero and give a short bio on them. This was my superhero, Pristatar Gleave. She’s from planet gleave and her mission is to protect the snakes of the world from people on earth. She speak snake fluently and since her people are the guardians for the snakes, thats their native tongue.

Name: Pristatar Gleave

Age: 298

Occupation: Snake Gaurdian of Gleave Planet

Hobbies: Fighting aliens that try to dominate and harvest her planet. Snake charmer, snake farmer, princess.

Unicorn Carnival- Womens Festival

TOTAL RUN TIME: 2 MINUTES AND 39 SECONDS

LEAD IN: (20 Seconds)

WINKY LUX MAKEUP COMPANY HELD THEIR SECOND ANNUAL GIRL POWER FESTIVAL, ALSO KNOWN AS THE UNICORN CARNIVAL.ITS AN ALL DAY EVENT WITH DIFFERENT BOOTHS TO MAKE THE LADIES FEEL BEAUTIFUL, ALONG SIDE MUSIC MADE BY STRONG UNIQUE WOMEN AND OF COURSE GLITTER. THE CARNIVAL WAS HELD IN CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN, AT SOMETHING KNOWN AS THE CONEY ART WALLS. MORE ON THE UNICORN CARNIVAL, YC RADIO REPORTER ASHLEY BROWN.

NARR:(15 secs)

THE UNICORN CARNIVAL WAS NOT ONLY TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S BEAUTY, THEY ARE ALSO A CHARITY SPONSOR FOR SOCIALITES ANIMAL RESCUE. KELLY VINCE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR WINKY LUX FOR TEN YEARS AND HAS HELPED TO ORGANIZE AND HOST EVERY EVENT THEY HAVE HAD THAT REPRESENTS GIRL POWER.

(SOT)SOUNDBITE: (18 secs)

WE’RE A BEAUTY BRAND AND WE THINK THAT LIKE BEAUTY IS INSIDE-OUT SO EVERYTHING WE DO IS ABOUT FUN AND MAGIC. WE THINK THAT MUSIC IS THIS REALLY NATURAL COMBINATION, A LOT OF FEMALE PERFORMERS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.

NARR:(15

THE UNICORN CARNIVAL HAD A LINE UP OF UNIQUE AND SELF DRIVEN MUSICIANS; DARBY ANN WALKER ,JUSTINE SKYE,AND JAZZY AMRA, A SINGER UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF WYCLEF JEAN THERE WERE MANY PERFORMERS EACH WITH THEIR OWN MESSAGES ABOUT GIRL POWER. KELLY LOVED THIS IDEA!

(SOT) SOUNDBITE: (17 seconds)

ITS A GIRL POWER FESTIVAL. SO THE IDEA IS THAT ITS MOSTLY FEMALES, EXCEPT FOR WYCLEF WHO’S PERFORMING TODAY.ITS SORT OF A SURPRISE, BUT HE’S GOING TO BE WORKING WITH JAZZY. BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS LIKE GIRL PERFORMERS, SO THE IDEA IS POWER.

NARR:(13 Secs)

STEPHANIE LEN AND DIANE RIVERA WERE EXCITED AND UNEXPECTANT OF THEIR FIRST TIME AT UNICORN CARNIVAL. STEPHANIE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR A PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANY. SHE BELIEVED THAT WOMAN SHOULD BE FREE TO DO ANYTHING

(SOT)SOUNDBITE: (19 secs)

BUT I GUESS DOING WHAT EVER THE HELL YOU WANT, WHICH IS FREEDOM NUMBER ONE. INDEPENDENCE WHICH I GUESS IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING FREEDOM, SO I DON’T KNOW IF THAT COUNTS.AND UH, SUPPORT. SO SUPPORTING EACH OTHER.

NARR:(13 Secs)

DIANE IS A MUSICIAN, A MOTHER OF TWO AND A WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. TO HER GIRL POWER MEANT INDIVIDUALITY. INDIVIDUALITY WAS SOMETHING SHE BELIEVED IN HEAVILY. SHE ALWAYS ENCOURAGES HER CHILDREN TO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

(SOT)-SOUNDBITE: (18 Secs)

YOU DON’T WANNA BE LIKE THE OTHER HORSES OUT THERE, YOU WANT TO BE A UNICORN. WHICH MEANS BEING DIFFERENT, COLORFUL AND OTHER WORLDLY. LIKE THATS WHAT THE TITLE SAYS. JUST EXPRESSING YOURSELF.

NARR:(15 secs)

DIANE HAD A PASSION FOR GIRL POWER AND ITS TRUE MEANINGS SHE SAID THAT EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAY, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH MAKEUP ARTISTRY, MUSIC PRODUCTION OR JUST WEARING GLITTER, WOMAN ARE STRONG, AMAZING AND UNIQUE CREATURES.