Hey White Boy, White Girl…You Just Earned You a Hood Pass!

]The Black Blogosphere is HARD on white folks!!!

Over the course of 15 months, I have read all kinds of stuff about the utter fail of white people in general and Glen Beck in particular.  We are continuously taking about how bad, wicked, evil, conniving, slick, greedy, racist, selfish, privileged, pale, sneaky, pathetic, ugly, and white that white people are!   I admit that I, even I, have joined in these reindeer games myself–from time to time.   Now I don’t want to give the impression that I believe that there is no racism within the hearts of some of our pale faced brethren, but dayum!  White folks can’t even catch half a break in the black blogosphere!   😉   We know that there IS alot of  “fail” in the white world, and maybe that ole boy Glen Beck IS five kinds of crazy, but ain’t it time to show some luv to our white brothers and sisters?    Can’t we do that?  YES WE CAN!!!

So I have decided that in commemoration of Christmas and all that it represents,  I will post on some of my favorite white people!  Tis the season, fa la la la la, la la la LA, and all of that kinda stuff, yo!!!

I want to put forth some white folks that we all know and totally love!  In fact when we deal with them, we totally forget that they are white, which is a compliment–sorta like the compliment that Chris Matthews on MSNBC tried to graciously give to the President and we got all offended and thangs.   I just hope that white folks are less sensitive than that!   

(Disclaimer: This is in no way meant to demean, ridicule, put down, or any of that kind of stuff)

Let me start things off by speaking on my favorite sister girl, who is none other than TEENA MARIE!  This girl is so real, so authentic, so daggone soulful, that if you look closely,  you can see that she got some black in her!  Forget about her voice, and look at all that beautiful, blonde ki-nappy hair for one thing!   See, that’s another reason why I love her so!  This sister girl gets a Hood Pass in Oakland!   Plus she gets extra love just for putting up with Rick James!  Check TV One!  Enuf said

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Another brother from a paler father and mother is Robin Thicke!!!  Need I say more?  He’s just about as cool as any brother can be, plus he’s married to a black woman, which gets him ghetto star points in Oakland!!  Don’t hate on a brother, con-gra-tu-late!!   Oh Yeah, and the boy can SANG!  His falsetto puts Prince to shame.  Plus when he was on TV One being interviewed by Cathy Hughes, she could barely contain herself and she’s got to be old enough to be his grandmom!!  Ha ha!   But I understand.  When the brother is sangin’  “Lost without you, can’t help myself, How does it feel, to know that I love you baby”,  how can any woman resist, no matter WHAT her age?    🙂

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You know you love him!!!  Because you know he got a sister to put those cornrows in his head!!!   Well I love him for no good reason, except he infamously caused Janet’s “wardrobe malfunction”!   In other more sensible words, he exposed her right breast for all America to see.  And oh how they were mortified and disgusted by the sight of it!  On that day in American history, Janet Jackson’s horrible right breast had a whole lot of things rising–stomach contents were being upchucked, cholestoral counts, heart rates were rising,  not to mention other things.  And we can thank our bold brother Justin, who thought he was doing America a service when he ripped that pasty offa my girl as he salaciously sang that he’d have her nekkid at the end of his song!!  Justin certainly spoke a word that day!!   It’s all good Justin!   But anyway, our nuveau MJer was hot in that video, wasn’t he?  That song never ceases to get my feet moving every time I hear it, and it never gets old!!   Big Ups to you my brother Justin!!

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Cool azzed Ashton Kutcher!!!  Top dawg punker!  The boy got huge cojones hanging from him for punking Triple H the wrestler!  And of course he got him, but GOOD!!   Just like he gets everybody.   I loved the time when he punked Brandy!  I get nervous, though when he punk black folks, because I be waiting for them to go off completely ghetto style and be threatening to bust a cap in somebody!!  Then they’d have to come back to reality when Ashton reveals himself, which, by then, would be too late to save face!  

Anyway you got to love a man who takes another man’s wife, makes her his own, makes friends with the man and lives happily ever after!  My hat’s off to you, dear Ashton!

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That pretty boy Gabriel Aubrey.   Halle Berry’s Baby’s daddy.  Halle’s boy toy!   Well I can’t say much about him but that I kinda like him, but I don’t know why.  NO, it’s not his looks, because I think he looks like a hatchet, in opposition to you and the rest of the world!

But I heard alot of brothers was proud of him for being able to get Halle Berry!  A major coup, if I do say so.  Anyway…..

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Don’t even front like you don’t like this here brother!  You know you do, because he put his own American patriotic spin on MC Hammer’s Africa inspired baggy pants!!!   This boy was off the chain in more ways than one!  I like him because though he doesn’t get the right kind of credit in my opinion, he is The One who paved the way for ANY white boy with rap dreams to declare, YES I CAN, because Vanilla Ice did!!  This honor will belong to Vanilla Ice for all eternity!  In the year 3123, when they talk about the genesis of white boy rapping, Vanilla Ice’s name will be mentioned, with all the respect due to such an icon and a trailblazer!!!

 
 

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Oh, how I loved this sister girl’s vocals!   She’s got an octave range that’s crazy!  I especially love her song, “All woman” and I have to admit that I hardly listened to any of her other songs because this song did it for me!!  When Lisa sings this and hit that extremely low note, the girl just kills it as far as I’m concerned!!!  I never seen a white girl hit such a low note!!   She’s channeling my girl Toni Braxton! 

I found a nice live video dated 2008.  Im not sure if that’s when she performed, but I see her hair is gold and she looks a bit older, but still very classy!  Only problem is that she didn’t hit her high note at the end of the song!!  Anyway, it’s all good, and she still can sang!  IMHO.  I have a soft spot in my heart for white sister girls!!!  Don’t judge me!

He’s home again from another day
She smiles at him as he walks through the door
She wonders if it will be okay
It’s hard for her when he doesn’t respond

He says babe you look a mess
You look dowdy in that dress
It’s just not like it used to be
Then she says…

Chorus:
I may not be a lady
But I’m all woman
From monday to sunday I work harder than you know
I’m no classy lady
But I’m all woman
And this woman needs a little love to make her strong
You’re not the only one

She stands there and lets the tears flow
Tears that she’s been holding back so long
She wonders where did all the loving go
The love they used to share when they were strong

She says yes I look a mess
But I don’t love you any less
I thought you always thought enough of me to always be impressed

Chorus:
I may not be a lady
But I’m all woman
From monday to sunday I work my fingers to the bone
I’m no classy lady
But I’m all woman
And this woman needs a little love to make her strong
You’re not the only one

He holds her and hangs his head in shame
He doesn’t see her like he used to do
He’s too wrapped up in working for his pay
He hasn’t seen the pain he’s put her through

Attention that he paid
Just vanished in the haze
He remembers how it used to be
When he used to say

You’ll always be a lady
‘Cos you’re all woman
From monday to sunday I love you much more than you know
You’re a classy lady
‘Cos you’re all woman
This woman needs a loving man to keep her warm

You’re the only one
You’re a classy lady
‘Cos you’re all woman

So sweet the love that used to be
So sweet the love that used to be

We can be sweet again…

I wonder if there are any more cool white folks we can celebrate for the Christmas Holidays?

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Yes there are!!!   Hall and Oates!  Ann reminded me and I had to add them in.  They were just the bomb with all of their hit songs, and in describing the duo, it’s where that term “Blue Eyed Soul” first became familiar to me!

These two brothers have a long discography of popular songs that were played on the R&B radio stations and black folks, y’all know you loved them!!  Don’t even front for half a second!    You all remember Sara Smile, Private Eyes, Rich Girl, Kiss on my List, Maneater, I can’t go for that.  Those songs were hot with just the right soulful edge to each one of them!

     

These brothers were so good that they appeared at the Apollo and were not snatched off the stage!  Now that’s an accomplishment because I heard the the Apollo was a hard venue.  And not only that, the Temptations was doing their backup!  No comment,  just side eye.



10 Comments Add yours

  1. lin says:

    Ummm… methinks this entry coulda been called: “Anna Renee Salutes Duh Swirl!” (smiles)

    On the real: I’ve still not forgiven JT for the way he abandoned Janet like that. A true brotha (no matter his color) would NOT have done that to a sista! PUNK-AZZ! He lost mad cool points over that ish!

    However, you didn’t miss many. There have been times when I’ve really had serious musical love affairs w/ both Teena AND Lisa.

    Annie Lennox can be added. Loves me some Annie, and she DID hold her own alongside Aretha. No small feat!
    Also, the late great Eva Cassidy was VURRRRRR, very soulful.

    Honorable Mentions: George Michael (another Ree duet partner) Steve Winwood. Duffy. Adele.

    Hmmm… Notice almost all those I dig are Europeans? Just sayin’.

    One.

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Yes!!! Annie! Sweet dreams are made of these…who am I to disagree with you Lin? She’s just so unique and her voice is distinctive. I did a little post on her along with Anita Baker, Simon and Garfunkel and a few others a few months back.

      I remember though, when Teena first hit the scene and me and my friends were looking at each other in confusion, then acceptance! Teena is just the BOMB!! I don’t know Eva but I will find out! Oh Yeah for George Michael! Put your tiny hand in mine!!! What a lyric! It makes the whole song of Father Figure!!!
      Those Brits always measure themselves against Aretha dont they though? 😉

  2. Ann Brock says:

    Anna I love the post and your picks….But let me give a hood pass to John Mayer, Simply Red, Hall and Oates, Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse.

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Hi Ann! How could I forget Hall and Oates!!! And little Joss Stone!! I love Simply Red’s song Holding Back the Years…it just touches me everytime I hear it! I need to get up to speed on Amy Winehouse. All I know about her is her troubles. I already took John’s pass away after that whole thing…you know. But he can still sing!

  3. Ann Brock says:

    Yes Anna Amy and John both have been accused of firing off at the mouth.

  4. lin says:

    Other addition, Anna… a white cat w/ no FAKE b-boy swag, no saggin jeans, no seemingly acquired pose, just raw gravelly soul: Ray Lamontagne.

    Listen to him sing a ballad like “Trouble” & when you close your eyes, it’s impossible not to think of Otis Redding.

    Check him out.

    One.

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Otis Redding? I’m on my way to Youtube!!!

  5. Ann Brock says:

    Lin thanks for the heads up….I check Ray Lamontagne out on youtube and love his voice.

  6. N3 says:

    *speechless*

  7. Anna Renee says:

    My son just told me that Teena Marie has died!!! Oh my God!! She was only 54 years old! This is too much, because her song has been stuck in my head for days! Ooh la la la!!
    Only the Lord knows our days, how many there are. Praise Him!

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