Thursday, September 20, 2007

A walk with FH man and just say no to Puffy.

Two cops on set asked me where my car was and if I needed a ride. Earlier this month the HULK was filming in the same area we were in yesterday. A shooting happen and they had to shut down production for the day. The area is not safe at night.

I walked to set that morning. FH did as well. He asked me if I wanted to walk together. One my co-workers later asked me if I wanted a ride and someone else said "no FH is walking with her." She had over heard our conversation and was glad I wouldn't be by myself. Folks on this set are very caring. :)

FH and I were talking about music with our director's young (early 20s) assistant. I'm glad he was there so I didn't feel old when FH (who is maybe 5 or 6 years younger than me) mentioned some hip-hop groups I have never heard of. We were talking about Talib and The Roots when FH man started talking about all these other east coast-based rappers. The young assistant who is a hip-hop head didn't know them either.

I laughed when FH man and the assistant went on an anti-Puffy rant. Puffy is great at marketing but to call that man a rapper is an outrage! When I first hear the song "Missing You" which sampled the entire Police song "Every Breath You Take" I was horrified. It's an abomination!!! I'm not anti-samples per se but damn be creative, don't rip off the whole song.

FH man asked what happend to Res. He thinks she is so talented and beautiful. First I was suprised that he knew who she was, two I thought, he has good taste. I told him in the States they didn't know how to market her music and she was not considered beautiful by our music industry standards. He told me I missed great Sly and Robbie (big musicians/producers from Jamaica) and Toots and the Maytals concerts. Toots is old school, the surviving members must be in their 60s now. This group gave the genre know as Reggae it's name. They were also one of the pioneers of Ska music.

The walk home was fun. It wasn't that late so there were only a few crack heads and trannie hookers out and about.

When he got to my door, he gave me a kiss (on the check) and hug.

Okay off to watch dailies then back to set. It's going to be a long day.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

tracey k/ohio: I'm finding myself checking your blog like its the Young & the Restless or something! (LOL!) Really - I do actually work; this is just so much more interesting. I'm happy for how your friendship is progressing with FH; it's so new & innocent & quietly flirtatious. Look at all this attention you're getting in every way (professionally & socially) since you left L.A. Makes ya think, huh? Also, I've never cared for Puffy for the very reason you said - he copies old music without even TRYING to add his own twist. Boo!!

Delina said...

Today it's a kiss on the cheek... tomorrow who knows what will happen ;) When's the dinner date?

gibber said...

Tracey K, you are so funny. Seriously, I agree tho. Maybe it's more like the Bold and the Beautiful, since it's set in LA. hehehe.

When is dinner? :)

cupcake said...

I am hooked on this budding romance like an airline pilot on alcohol.

Congrats on the good-night smooch, however brief. Does he smell good???

Puffy is a pretender, and not even a good one of those. I will not be surprised in the least when, several years from now, it is revealed that he didn't do his own "singing."

Giulia said...

Oh wow, I am totally floating on air here. So, if I feel that way, I can only imagine how you feel! ;)

The only person I knew from all that name dropping was Puffy... Diddy... P. Diddy... ... oh, what the hell are they calling him these days?! LOL

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Tracey k - Young & the Restless? Haha. I am restless not sure about young. Seriously, I have to do a post when I have more time but I am so glad I got a chance to be here in a working enviroment (as opposed to vacation...which is the fantasy version of life) to really think about my future in Los Angeles.

delina - who knows indeed?

gibber - not sure when dinner is. we are working 6 days a week.

cupake - that is hilarious. Yesterday I didn't notice any smell, which is a good thing since we were stuck in not pleasant location...an underground garage.

giulia - It def. helps these long production days go by nicely.

I don't get the constant name change thing. It's stupid.

Jen said...

Sounds like a nice walk. I agree on all the Puffy stuff, both musically and the name change stuff.

sognatrice said...

Yeah! Un bacino!!!!

jamboulasie said...

Ciao,
Sono una "ragazzina" dei Caraibi. Sono nata a NY e sono sposata da tre anni con un italiano da Puglia. Mi piace leggere il tuo blog. Tre anni fa abbiamo abitato in Toronto adesso abitiamo a NY. Sono molto contenta di incontrare una persona cosi spettacolare con un vivace zelo per la vida...
Complimenti!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

jen - yes it was.

sognatrice - :)

jamboulasie - grazie! Quale isola dov'e?

BeautyinBaltimore said...

I love Res too and have her new video posted to my blog.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

beauty - thanks for stopping by...I will have to check out her video.