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Wow, I am tired. Went out dancing. I am pleased to have found some shoes that work well and look good, I didnt throw a shoe at all last night, I rarely remain shod the entire night when dancing.

I sort of let the hair down on a pair of Etienne Aigner oxfords with a 2.5 inch heel. They fit well, have a heel and are secure enough that my feet dont slip inside or come off the soles. I hate walking out of my shoes when I dance. And, suprisingly the outer sole was perfect for dancing, enough slip but not too much slide. Plus, they are available at Macys so I didnt have to go search for dance shoes that look good with jeans.

One of my friends has been working on his bachata so we danced 2 very nice dances, I was about to ask him when he said. “i’ve been practicing”. That was pretty awesome, we (I) looked hot. And my other friend and I did a perfect merengue set, 20+ minutes and not a misstep, no bobbles, no pauses, no fucked up turns.

While looking for info on square foot gardening this am I saw a frog and decided to look up coqui tattoos which somehow led me to a video I hadnt seen in ages.

THIS, is what Mr Spectacular should have been doing.

I’ve written a lot of stuff about men grinding and the “THATS GAY” comments it inspires. Well, sometimes it is a style that is not the female style of dancing, definitely male, but maybe a little NOT male. But usually, from what I have seen, young women think it is sexay. My ex boytoy does this stuff all the time with the comment, “Im secure in my sexuality”.

Ok, I’ll agree that this first one is a bit gayish, not that it at all matters, because of his hands and arms. But like many of the female commenters, I think the boy can move. I wish I could turn it around and swing it down in one fluid motion like he does at :18 and then at 0:20 he still doesnt have to stop when he switches up. He is very good at being fluid AND still popping at the right beat, his motion is neither too sinuous nor too angular.

Next guy, more in line with what one would see at a club playing reggaeton and filled with Boricuas and Dominicanos. I dont know what it is, but Im sayin the DomiRican blend is fiah. Either alone is cool but I think some of the wildest shit comin out of PR these days is there via the DR.

He looks so young it burns my eyes to watch this, but he is good. He rocks and pops his hips well and everytime I watch him get into it I start dancing in my chair.(If you slide the rump toward the edge of the chair you can move your foot enough to get some good hip motion, and its easy to do the torso stuff while sitting. Ask anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in the car when I drive) The female commenters all have the same reaction I do- they want to dance with him. He really does make you want to jump in and join the fun.

I get irritated watching it because it feels like his shorts are keeping his knees from moving.

Um, papito, put on some draws.His later videos suffer from his notoriety, most of it involves his dingle dangle doin the Boricua Bounce. MORE DANCING! We need more dancing less peen. OTOH, we girls do appreciate some eye candy, IMO “gringo” media producers FAIL when making content for women. We may not want to see naked genitalia, but there is definitely an appetite for male SEX objects. Not heart throbs, man meat. Junk. Stuff.

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Talk about arroz com beans, what the hell is the name of this song? I keep wanting to call it Mujeres in the club.

This song is pretty fuckin hot and amazingly, the addition of an english language rap artist doesnt totally fuck up the flow. Folk have seemed to figure out how to integrate the rap into the existing flow and not just paste some shit on top. “YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHUHHHHHHH”

I saw this video today on tv and had a moment of my usual distaste for 50 Cent. I think I called him a thug ass mofo. Now, I dont think of W&Y as thug as mofos, why is that? Is it because 50 is a negro? Actually, being an American rapper is only part of it, its that he wears Fred Flintstone tshirts and athletic shoes. W&Y have tucked in shirts and boots on. Actually, I think one of them does have on tennis shoes.

I suppose I am showin my age, or class or both.(I was going to say Im just a fuddy duddy, but I do know ppl my age who do wear tennis shoes all the time) Because I hate athletic shoes worn as street wear. I can tolerate them with shorts, thats ok. But I cannot stand athletic shoes with jeans or khakis. And I cannot stand untucked tshirts. Not long untucked ones. I can tolerate it like if you have to pay your Walton tithe,or get your car fixed or something. On men. Women are only to wear athetic shoes at thegym, the park and the plant nursery. I have spoken.

Seriously, I have a guys number in my phone and I never called him because he was wearing a baseball cap, LONG shorts (WTF?? I guess they were manpris, didnt Jams go out of style 20 years ago?) and some sort of tennis shoe. Even my brother, even my “kids”, even my idiot former boytoy wear real shoes and a tucked in shirt when going out to a club or party.

I perceive men in casual clothing at night as overgrown teenagers, and I perceive men who are overgrown teenagers as thugs and hoodlums. AND I consider it disrespectful for a guy to step to me in his play clothes when I have taken the time to get dressed in “appropriate” attire. And yes, based simply on his shoes and being tucked or untucked, I make an instant judgement and decide we won’t click. I am trying, though it may not seem that way, to keep it from being a negative judgement and not ascribe negative attributes to men simply because they appear to not be a good fit. “Just because it aint what I would do dont make it wrong”

I encounter a lot of $150 jeans and $80 tshirts, I am quite aware that wearing this is not an indication that a person just threw any old thing on and that some “too casual” outfits probably cost more than my dressier ones. But hell, until this year my family still got dressed up in our holiday best (old school style) for Easter, Christmas and other family gatherings and I still blanche when I drive to my mothers at the holidays and see people gathering at other homes, all decked out in jeanery. *shrug* I need time, thats all.

(But 50 is still a thug ass mofo, ok?)

I have TOTALLY ruined the fun. Oh well, let me continue. I’ll post the video before the blahblahblah to save you the trouble of searching for it in all this chatter.

Ok, so to the ppl who made this video. Listen, the Apocalypse Dembow? Its over. Done.Dead.Old.Tired.
I’m sayin I dont want to see ANYMORE FUCKING IMAGERY THAT REFERENCES THE FALL OF CIVILIZATION. Yes, W&Y, that means you. Franco- I’m talkin to you too. NO MORE BOMBED OUT EARTH, NO MORE WAR ZONES. OVER. DONE. Tired. We need a new vision. Can I see some sun? I’ll be happy with some old school beach party or poolside videos.

Other than that, the song is pretty good and I don’t want to admit it because I was trying to blacklist W&Y because of the last cd they did which I didnt even bother to review.

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Old school, new school- either way you arent learning anything nice.

Sir Speedy, Dj Blass and allll that….

Come to the marquesina, look in the cooler and get a few Heinekens and some Medalla, take off your chancletas and do things that will offend your elders. I probably am one of the elders, but considering the things I did when Patra was popular, I am not easy to offend.

This is killing.

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Because one post about perreando just isnt enough!

La Striper- Because La Sista knows what be up. But isnt this Agresivo?

Jowell & Randy Guayteo y DJ Blass
I didnt realize this was Agresivo as well.

FUCK IT,why go through all the “remakes” lets play my song! “tengo una gata que le gusta bien duro, siempre me piede fuerte pa su culo”.

Agresivo Remix

Zion y Lennox, Daddy Yankee- Yo Voy
I feel I should declare this lame,but I like dancing to it.

J King and Maximan- Changueria

Beso el la Boca There is WAY too much spankin dat ass in this video. I may have to play it a few times and watch closely to see whether this is appropriate to post. This video is so absolutely flagrantly, unabashedly, shamelessly wrong that its hot.*

Arcangel- Pistolon Remix

*I do have a major problem with the white folk in the fly house chillin while the hood rat niggas look on ignorantly and try to infiltrate the joint. And I cant find any particular combination of race for any party involved that I cant make WRONG, so Im just gonna sort of focus on the fact that its kinda hot albeit in a very very wrong way that I simply do not approve of. In fact, I approve of NONE of this. There, thats settled.

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Calle 13 Rules?

These articles bother me. Its sad because it makes me dislike Calle 13.
When ONE act is consistently singled out by critics and declared to be the best in the genre, perhaps they are the best. But when the critics all seem to be people who hate the genre, then what?

http://sacurrent.com/music/story.asp?id=70200

Daddy Yankee has two daddies.

They’re also Puerto Rican, call themselves Residente (rapper, writer) and Visitante (programming, instrumentation), are known worldwide as Calle 13, and are responsible for killing reggaetón dead.

For that, we thank them.

Actually, to compare Daddy Yankee to Calle 13 at this point is meaningless: Calle 13 only records conventional reggaetón (a Panama/Puerto Rico mix of dancehall, hip-hop, and tropical rhythms) as if to prove that they can do it, too, but deep down, they couldn’t care less about the genre. What they do is music, absorbing like sponges the local rhythms of every city, town, and village they set foot in and mixing them with rap (closer to El Gran Combo than Dr. Dre) and arguably the best lyrics in Spanish-language

I cannot help but think that many of the people who praise Calle 13 do not like reggaeton, some don’t even consider Calle 13 a reggaeton act. So why are you even reviewing the genre? To compare to others,ok. But if you hate reggaeton and think the best reggaeton act out there is one that doesnt do rggaeton, I’m not getting my cd reviews from you.

And lets be real. Elvis Crespo got props but the Dominican merengueros were ignored. In the US if a salsero isn’t white he isn’t noticed. I do feel quite strongly that part of the hype is because Calle 13 look like they do. I feel its classist and racist.

They are better than everyone. Smarter than everyone. Funnier than everyone. Everyone else is stupid, banal and unoriginal.

But see, I LIKE the rest of reggaeton music. I love it. So what are the critics saying about me and the other fans, what are they saying about reggaeton culture in general when they continue to diss everyone but one elite group of college educated white reggaeton artists?

Its not so much that Calle 13 are superior reggaetoneros. Its that they do music that is superior to reggaeton. Superior meaning smart, pan-latino and not “vulgar” and local (and i read local as “black”).

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friki1Im so lame. Im holed up in my house being chatted up by a young DominiRican (cant decide? get both in ONE!) and NOT out celebrating FrikiFriday. But I cannot abandon the tradition. Rather than make a playlist, I will post whats iTunes is playing right now. Mostly its some high testosterone Wisin y Yandel.

Mami Tu Me Domina- Wisin y Yandelicioso with a lil headbanging reggeton.

La Calle Me Llama- Doble U y Yandel

Atrevete

My song, Entregate

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I am SO glad to see Yaviah back on the scene!

Me La Llevo– Wisin y Yandel, Franco El Gorila and Yaviah- 4*
This shit is hot.There is still a techno feel and some vocorder action going, but its not as beat deprived as the stuff from their last cd. And Franco is delivering the cock diesel vocals as always. Plus Yaviah is there as sexy as ever. Very good song for dancing.

Jangueo y Aventura- Arcangel, Nengo Flow, Yaga y Mackie, Guayo Man & OG Black 4*
This one is sort of iffy, it takes a few for me to get into it, but once I do its on. La Maravilla is the best on the track, IMO.

Ganas de Ti Merengue Version- Arcangel f Los Galaktikos 4*
Mr Breathless is singing some merengue and it has a bit of a disco hustle feel. I’m pegging the beat as Dominican rather than Puerto Rican. Actually,its got a New York Dominican feel to it. He totally sounds like a girl and this totally sounds like the late 70’s or 80’s to me. Maybe this is his mom singing.

Do I detect some Funky Drummer in there?

Perfecto – Wisin y Yandel, Ivy Queen f Yaviah 3.5*
Yaviah is doin’ his thang. A lil more vocorder than I’d like though. And I’m getting tired of the spacey sound and would like a lil more organic in the skreets of the 3rd world BASS.

Ahora Es Remix Wisin & Yandel f Bimbo 4*
Bimbo is like Franco, he brings it but I wouldn’t let either one back me into a dark corner at a club, you know what I mean? Some shit is best when its kept on wax and off the streets. This is a pretty good club anthem, but Bimbo doesn’t really add anything to it.

Descara Remix- Yomo, Jowell and Randy. Guelo Star and De La Ghetto. 4*
Is this the new Mayor Que Yo? Are there going to be 12 remixes of this with every artist in PR adding a verse? I’m down.

La Loca- MJ 3*
Slow tempo, heavy beats, interesting flow. Nothing new or novel about it, but sometimes you want beans, sometimes rice. This is rice, a solid addition to my collection, good for listening to as I do other things.

El Amor- Tito El Bambino 4*
Shit, I don’t know whats wrong with me. I mean, it has like sparkly fairy dust sounds, violins swelling and blossoming into a Love Boat-esque explosion of love and happiness and shit. Oh wait, its cumbia (merencumbia?) I hadn’t noticed since I think of him as a reggaeton artist. My god this is like a 70’s disco song, it sounds like Disco + TransEurope Express *choo choo choo chook*. Do the Hustle!!! But I like!!

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