2/22/2006 07:09:00 PM|W|P|BRAFury|W|P| It's been a while. I know. After a very tiring quarter, my MBA came to a break and I enjoyed a weekend of memorable times at beautiful Aspen, CO.
The snow was great, the nightlife greater. A day filled with winter adventure and nights divided into great restaurants such as Matsuhisa Aspen and nightspots such the popular Eric's.
The impressive part about the trip came through my total surprise with what the city had to offer its visitors. Even though I'd been there before, I never had the chance to fully enjoy what this refined mountain place had to offer until this past weekend. Monday night, back in LA, I attended Pepperdine's Business Symposium for the past couple of days, while my body recovered from all the hard work of the weekend. Now, while the focus on my classes is put on a bit of a hold (at least until next week) I plan to use the time to achieve successes in yet another important part of my life: career moves. It's all about internships, entrepaneurship and hard work. Good times, as usual. |W|P|114066515624777328|W|P|Aspen: Surprisingly Perfect|W|P|2/04/2006 09:33:00 PM|W|P|BRAFury|W|P|It's great to see great talent being recognized and rewarded. I have praised John Legend throughout this blog and to many people as one of the most promising talents of this moment and why not a possible savior (along with Common) of what hip-hop has let itself become in the past decade or so. On a more personal note, let me mention that John Legend, along with Death Cab for Cutie (which exploded after Plans) have been the two most played artists in my iPod in the past year and half or so.
Before I go on, let me apologize for my complete bashing of the Super Bowl in the past couple of posts. It certainly isn't all that bad. Sure it is in Detroit and I won't take anything back on what I said about the city, but nonetheless, I'm looking forward to see it, first because it will be the highlight of a very slow weekend for me (how's that possible in LA?) and also because who else but JL will be joining the pre-game festivities of the "greatest sporting event on Earth" (can anybody spell E-T-H-N-O-C-E-N-T-R-I-C ?) .
The JL show doesn't stop there. Three days after the game, we can see more of John on Oprah and finally at night on CBS, during the Grammies, where besides performing, he goes against Keane, Fall Out Boy, Ciara and SugarLand(who?) for a shot at Best New Artist. Not to mention his other nominations.
Congratulation to John for being simply a great entertainer, for bringing back some great R & B and for saving the Super Bowl (just kidding). Finally, I just hope that John's success is the beginning of a change in the African American music scene. Like Sam Cooke said (and Snoop Dogg said he said) "A change is gonna come... " and for the Escalade driven, Cristal drunk, booty infested hip-hop world, a change is certainly long due.|W|P|113912120092999961|W|P|John Legend on top of the world|W|P|