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Saturday, March 9, 2013

THE DAHL HAUS PRESENTS: HOT CHOCOLATE!







































¿IS THERE ANYTHING SWEETER TO WARM YOU UP ON A COLD SATURDAY?

































SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 6: SPOILS OF WAR


Spartacus is getting seriously exhausting. Talk about edge-of-your-seat suspense. The series is roaring toward its finale, slashing and stomping on anything in its wake. In the words of Willy Wonka, "The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last." Something tells me it will, all the way until the last drop of blood is spilled. Blood was most definitely spilled during "Spoils of War," an episode penned by Jed Whedon. Spoilers if you haven't seen it yet!

I feared that the Roman attack would leave tonight's episode with a body count. With only a handful of episodes left of War of the Damned, loss seems inevitable. While many rebels did die during tonight's episode, some in gruesome fashion, the core group of Spartacus' men (and women) was left intact.

THROW BACK VIDEO: FREAK LIKE ME



"Freak like Me" is the first single from Adina Howard's 1995 debut album Do You Wanna Ride?. Like Howard's image, the song can be best described as hypersexual. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

The song's chorus is a lyrical interpolation of the verses found in Bootsy Collins' "I'd Rather Be with You". While the lyrics in "Freak like Me"'s chorus are different from the Bootsy Collins song, they are sung in identical melody. The song's drum beat issampled from Sly & the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song." The song returned to public awareness in 2001 when Richard Xcreated a bootleg version using Adina Howard's vocal over the backing track from Tubeway Army's "Are Friends Electric". This was followed by an sanctioned release in 2002, also produced by Richard X, featuring the Tubeway Army backing and newly-recorded version of Howard's lyrics from the radio edit by English girl band Sugababes.

The song and Adina Howard's hypersexual image are considered groundbreaking in the U.S. R&B/hip hop scene. The song portrayed a female hip-hop singer as being aggressive rather than coy in her sexuality, but in a manner that was feminine unlike the female hip-hop artists of before who dressed in men's apparel to express their aggressive image (i.e. MC Lyte). This new, hypersexual image would pave the way for upcoming R&B/hip hop female artists like Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim; in addition, it allowed other artists to become more comfortable in releasing more explicit lyrical content that could not be associated with their previous images. Examples of this are Toni Braxton's "You're Makin' Me High" and Monifah's "Touch It".

¿TODAY {MARCH 9th} IS NATIONAL WHAT DAY?


Today is Get Over It Day

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