‘Stunning’ is inadequate. ‘Brilliant’ is understatement. If the photograph is indeed a reflection of the mind of the photographer then Radius Of A Square blog is the very definition of wide-minded dreaming. The unnamed and unidentified blogger/archivist of ROAS is a conjurer of adjectives. Who is this Svengali?! He/she moves you with masterful, deliberate care. The direction is Zen in inception. I dig the mathematics-geometry inspired blog title ‘Radius of a Square’. It engages the abstract reasoning of the observer with a casual yet stealth-like power. Soon I will discover just what one may absorb and ponder from this digital portal of Nirvana. My future is promising. A panoply of stimuli for the mind and senses resides comfortably at this web address called ROAS. You’d be well-advised to visit long and often. EXPERIENCE MORE
R. Kelly‘s book “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me” is officially out. In the memoir, the R&B singer opens up about falling victim to sexual abuse when he was a child, having a feud with his tourmate Jay-Z in their joint tour, and remembering his first girlfriend who was drowned when they were playing near a creek during one of their playdates. READ MORE
The multi-platinum hip-hop veteran, who has released 12 studio albums, hosted the 54th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year and has a recurring role on the CBS crime drama “NCIS: Los Angeles,” recently announced the launch of his new virtual studio recording software, My Connect Studio. READ MORE
I put off watching Duets until the weekend because it’s getting just a little too predictable. The “somebodies” pair up with the “nobodies” for what seems to be more and more of a weekly schmaltz-fest of song and prance. And if you’ve been watching, every week one performer by the name of J Rome continues to land at the top of the chart. Not that his sustained ascendancy isn’t merited. He is the best all-around performer of the “nobodies.” J Rome possesses in abundance the requisite goods: great voice, good looks, humility (a genuine sweetness reality TV generally abhors), charisma and that special something that connects with both Jennifer Nettles and audience. No doubt the judges get that part right. But this kinda “Duets featuring J Rome” weekly revue has, for me, become a weakly review. Yawn. Sigh. What else is on?
So eventually I scavenge a stolen moment (measured in hours) to watch the week’s Duets themed Movie Night (resist gag reflex) on Sunday via DVR. And it isn’t helping that the talented Meleana Brown was sent home last week. But to my delight the riveting John Glosson breaks open the show with Titanic‘s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and makes me recognize real improvements from the amateur artists and the audio production (trust me, I know both these things very well). Fast forward (yes, I watched all of the performers!) to the star of the show, the irrepressible J Rome, who laid into Whitney Houston‘s ’I Will Always Love You’ from The Bodyguard [click here to check it out]. He hit the stage with near perfection alongside the equally impressive Jennifer Nettles. No schmaltz or cheesiness to taint this edition of Duets. Who knew J Rome could raise his game even higher? Who knew he would raise the game given his continued chart-topping dominance? All-Pro, All Day. Total revelation.
This weeks’ Duets is an augmented progression from live reality show to live concert. Yeah! The show’s producers could have coasted by remaining so-so (a.k.a. aiight). But it would be difficult to find a viewer who believes J Rome deserves anything less.
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