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Flashback Friday! (Take That To The Bank-Shalamar)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Shalamar has always been a favorite of mine so of course I had to watch TV One’s Unsung series featuring the group. Jody Watley looked as gorgeous as ever not looking a day over 36 and I loved Jeffrey Danel’s international accent.

After watching it, I had their 70’s hit “Take That To The Bank” stuck in my head all day!

Here they are, with original members, Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and Gerald Brown performing on Soul Train. How could you not dance to this?


Flashback Friday! (Slick Rick-Teenage Love)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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When asked about hip-hop ballads, most people will automatically think of the LL Cool J classic I Need Love off of his Bigger and Deffer album. Who didn’t love that song when it came out?

But right up there, I would have to say, is the overlooked Teenage Love by Slick Rick from 1988’s The Great Adventures of Slick. The beat was sick and his lyrics were on point. I love the part where he sings, “Do you know where you’re going to…” sampled from Mahogany. Who did that?! I think he was one of the firsts (if not the first) to mimic someone elses lyrics and singing style and not just sample their beat.

Anyway, the video is full of 80’s goodness like big-ass-Goldie-lookin’ fur coats, even bigger gold chains, and even a cameo by Big Daddy Kane.


Flashback Friday! (Treat ‘Em Right-Chubb Rock)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

I was about 10 when Chubb Rock’s “Treat ‘Em Right” was a hit at many house parties during the early 1990’s. By the way, did anyone watch the preview for the “From G’s to Gent’s” reunion? Host Fonzworth Bentley is trying to bring back the Gumby fade like the main dancer in the video below. Ugh! No!


Flashback Friday! (GLOW-Mt. Fiji)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Spot The Poly, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
Emily Dole in 2007

Emily Dole in 2007

Does anyone remember GLOW? The Jackie Stallone promoted women only wrestling show from the 80’s? I pretty much forgot about it until a friend of mine posted a video of their intro where the ladies would rap! Yes rap was still fresh at the time and everybody thought they could do it (don’t believe me? Click HERE for Rodney Dangerfield and HERE for “Average Homeboy” Denny Blaze).

My favorite, of course, was Mt. Fiji played by the Samoan athlete Emily Dole. I just remember seeing big hair and her big smile when she kicked ass in the ring. Aside from her stint on GLOW, she appeared in Mama’s Family as part of the Masked Mables and Pauly Shore’s movie “Son In Law”.

Whatever happened to her? I found two recent articles from an Orange County newspaper. The first was from 2007 as she states what her goals are for her 50th birthday. The second article was from 2008, where she’s interviewed from a nursing home.

Below is a clip of the GLOW women making an appearance on gameshow Card Sharks where Emily famously hoists host Bob Eubanks over her head. This lady is awesome. (It starts aroun the 2:52 mark).



Flashback Friday Double Dose! (How Bizarre-OMC)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
image courtesy of mtv

image courtesy of mtv

Here’s the 90’s hit “How Bizarre” from Maori group OMC AND 90’s classic “Pop Up Video”. When I first heard this back in the day, I thought it was a Latin group because it had an island flavor to it but when I saw the video I realized my island hunch was right, but it was actually Aotearoa aka New Zealand because the lead singer was obviously Polynesian.

Pauly Fuemana was so hot. Too bad he wasn’t flanked, besides the backup singer, by any Poly beauties in the video. And is it me, or does he look hella high?

What happened to Pop Up Video anyway? I’m a big trivia person so I use to love this show! Oh, well. At least I can WATCH PAST EPISODES ON VH1.



Happy Valentines Day Flashback Edition! (Pretty Brown Eyes-Mint Condition)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

This would’ve been more suitable for a Flashback Friday, but I think it fits even better on Valentines which falls fairly close this year on a Saturday.

Mint Condition was a popular R&B group back in the early/mid 90’s with hits like “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” (posted below), “What Kind of Man Would I Be?”, and “Forever In Your Eyes”.

This reminds me of when I was a kid and hearing women squeal, “That’s my song!” when this came through the speakers. I’m glad fades and vests won’t be making a comeback anytime soon.


Flashback Friday

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Even after 14 years, Janet Jackson’s video for “If” is still hot! I love the androgyny of the females-dressed-as-males characters and for portraying Asian men as being sexy and sexual because that’s rarely portrayed in the mainstream. The color scheme, setting, dancing, actors, and duh Janet exude heat. Why aren’t newer videos as creative? *sigh*