On this episode of This Filipino American Life, the TFAL crew talks about their experiences with blogging.
Blogspot, Xanga, Livejournal and countless other internet sites were the home to our early 00s thoughts and terrible spoken word poetry.
I., Jada, Pun, Pharrell/Neptunes, old Cube, Dre, and Snoop, old DMX (b4 he fell off), old Lil' Kim, old Foxy...a taste--i'll surely add more later....
Fave movies: Antwone Fisher, Love&Basketball, Jason's Lyric, Love Jones, Poetic Justice, Boomerang, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Major Payne, Harold&Kumar, Friday, Dumb&Dumber, Waiting...., Casablanca, Clueless, Don't Be a Menace...., Brown Sugar, Baby Boy, Belly, Paid In Full, Coming to America, Juice, Higher Learning, Bad Boys I and II, Rush Hour 1 and 2, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Last Dragon, Who's That Girl, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Big, Garden State, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Before the end of 2000, he either wrote or co-wrote songs for Brandy ("Love Is on My Side"), Mc Knight ("Anyway"), Color Me Badd ("Sexual Capacity"), Brownstone ("Around You"), Christina Aguilera ("When You Put Your Hands on Me"), and Marc Anthony ("When I Dream at Night").The son of vocalist and actor Gloria Loring and theme song composer and actor Alan Thicke, he grew up in suburban Los Angeles, surrounded by the entertainment industry.A demo he recorded at the age of 14 was heard by Brian Mc Knight, who helped the youngster -- subsequently nicknamed Brian Mc White -- get a recording deal with the Interscope label.He was also involved with several songs on Mya's Fear of Flying, as well as the majority of Jordan Knight's self-titled 1999 album, including the Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hit "Give It to You." Despite all the work as a composer, he was still finding his footing as a solo artist.Advances of his debut album, Cherry Blue Skies, surfaced in 2002, but the album was shelved, adjusted, and given a different title.