Category Archives: Everything Else

I was meant to get married today, but instead I’m doing this

On one hand, I’m grateful that the worst thing I can say has happened to me personally during this pandemic is that my wedding has been postponed. On the other hand… my wedding’s been postponed by a year and it sucks.

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Sudan Archives plays truth to power in Glorious

Every once in a while you catch wind of an artist who actually walks the walk and talks the talk of unabashed individuality. If that’s your jam, you’ll enjoy Sudan Archives.

A self-taught violinist, producer and singer, Sudan Archives’ unique style combines inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers (how cool is that?!) and R&B to create music that’ll have you bopping your head and occasionally doing a jig. In an interview with COLLiDE, Sudan Archives talks about two artists who’s music has had an impact on her: Juldeh Camara, a griot and Nyanyero (one-string fiddle) player from Gambia, and Jimi Hendrix. Talk about diversity of influence.

Check out previous Music Monday posts

Of all the Sudan Archives tracks I love, I’ve chosen Glorious – from her 2019 album titled Athena – for this Music Monday because the music video is amazing, and the song is just mix of hype and chill to take you into the week. So prepare for an audiovisual delight, and have a great week!

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Linda, AKA TAGG herself, loves great music and terrible movies. Find her being geeky on Twitter @africangeekgirl

Sampa The Great – Final Form

In this day and age, some people are still asking silly questions about whether or not other people are real nerds. I know, it’s absurd, but that’s the world we live in.

The good news is that there are other people who are just minding their business and letting their flags fly high. People like Rihanna, our Queen who refuses to release new music. People like Sampa The Great.

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The Boondock Saints

There are likely a myriad of reasons why this movie should have aged badly. And yet…

Since I first saw this movie in 2009, a full decade after its initial release, I knew that it would become one of those movies I watched over and over ad infinitum. Fast forward a decade and a year… and I’ve watched The Boondock Saints at least once a year since then, usually around St. Patrick’s Day because well, why not?

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