THE DREAM | My Love (feat Mariah Carey) (Chad Valley R&B Edit)
The-Dream: Terius Youngdell Nash (born June 14, 1978 in Rockingham, North Carolina), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is is a Grammy Award winning American R&B singer-songwriter, producer and Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam Records. In 2007 he released his debut album Love/Hate which spawned three top 20 singles. In 2009 he released his second album, Love vs. Money, which reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and features guest appearances from artists such as Kanye West. In June 2010, his third album, Love King, was released. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200.
Chad Valley – the alias of Hugo Manuel – is part of the same Oxford collective, Blessing Force, that Fixers belong to, and there is a similar feeling of 60s music being given a shimmery modern electronic makeover. But maybe because there’s just one of him he is able to give the project greater focus; there is no dilution, or sense of boxes being ticked, with Chad Valley – it’s just one idea, gloriously stretched out over four tracks on his sublime self-titled debut EP; one long wave of luxuriant sound after another.
There’s a thing that you guys might want to know about me, I can be sucked into shit like this once in awhile due to word of mouth from friends, etc. After a few listens in, I’m like “well fuck, this is actually pretty damn good” Chad Valley has been underground for awhile now and when I saw him back at Schuba’s not too long ago here in Chicago, he really took the crowd for some crazy 80’s synth pop vibes that met with modern day hip hop. In a tight space like Schuba’s, it was one hot sweaty mess. Especially when he dropped ‘Ensoniq Funk’. Listen to this R&B edit by Chad Valley and I’m sure you ladies out there who like this kind of stuff - this is worth adding on your playlist.
“I don’t know if we were really pretending. I’d marry Nicki. I think Nicki would be one of the only people that would understand me at the end of all of this and be able to love me. “
Ghostface: Again wit all this princess shit yo. What grown ass nigga plays make believe wedding witta broad like that? This nigga sounds like he been layin on his stomach in front of a fireplace on some satin pillows readin Briget Jones novels n emptyin out chocolate boxes while listenin to old Whitney Houston joints. Son jus gon keep takin that “stranded puppy lookin for a new home” approach wit these broads forever. Damn son. Ayo Im pretty sure this nigga is afraid of beer yo. I cant even relate to no shit like this b. You kno when you be waitin in line to buy a coffee n theres a nigga in front of you that orders some haf caf extra whip skinny cinnamon soy latte wit a vanilla shot n a low fat yogurt crumpet on the side type bullshit? THAT nigga can relate to Drake nahmean.
“Zooey Deschanel’s character in The New Girl is probably the clearest example of this right now, as that entire show is based around how quirky and eccentric and, as a result, lovable, Zooey’s character (I think her name is “Eyeface”) is. Except she’s not so much “eccentric” as much as she is “bad at being alive and functioning socially, in the present.” One of her main conflicts in the pilot is that she has a date at a fancy restaurant, but doesn’t know what to wear so she puts on overalls! Classic Eyeface! And one of the male characters on the show goes goofy-eyed and clearly starts falling in love with her instead of, say, yelling, “You’re 27 years old, how do you not know how to dress and function yet? Get your shit together.”—
Hollywood is still teaching women that “dumb” is “attractive,” they’re just hipsterfying it. I don’t know when it happened (maybe after Clueless?), but sometime after the ’90s, “Quirky Eccentric Weird Chick” became the new Bimbo. She’s just as insultingly one-dimensional as the archetypal Ditsy Blonde Bombshell Valley Girl character that was all over the place a decade ago, except now she wears vintage knee-socks and listens to The Smiths, and that’s supposed to be better, for some reason.
I’m not specifically training for a half marathon, but I eventually want to run one. Sooo, I’m starting to run outside and just up my weekly runs as much as possible over the next couple of weeks. This is the first week I’ve actually taken running outdoors in almost a year. I’m a little sluggish now, but eventually that will get better with time.
I’m shooting for 20 miles this week and eventually want to work my way up to 30-40 miles a week. I believe that will be more than enough to complete a half-marathon with ease. So far..
Mon - 2 miles
Tues - 2 miles
Wed - 4 miles
My times are terrible, but I’m just trying to push myself to get the distance done.
You know, I used to put A LOT of emphasis on how important friendships were, I really did. I used to think that friendships and relationships should be split 50/50, now I know that it was stupid on my part to think that way. I let everyone (friends included) influence me on how my time should be divided when I was in a relationship. It was always, “You do give her a lot of attention. You need time for your friends.. blah blah”, and I was loyal to the idea. That’s how I really was. No matter what, I would split or try my hardest to divide my time 50/50, and it cost me my relationship. I regret ever listening to them, because in all honesty, it’s all bullshit. I am speaking out of frustration, but that doesn’t mean that what I say doesn’t have any truth behind it. You know how many times I talk to my bestfriends per week (My bestfriends happen to be together, it just happened)? I’m lucky if I talk to either of them once, and for a brief moment per week. They have each other, and I can’t blame them. That’s only an example, I’m not saying it’s only them, i’ts everyone. A lot of my friends are getting into serious relationships, and what used to be going out almost every week at least 2 or 3 times together, has come down to nobody going out at all. But that’s what happens right? When people get into a relationship, they tend to spend most of their time with their partner. I guess I am a little frustrated, because I feel like the fool who put too much effort on “50/50”, but I’m not mad.
This is what kinda set this whole post off. This was a conversation I had with a friend a couple of weeks ago..
Me - It’s different now. Everyone is in relationships and nobody wants to hang out anymore.
Him - Yeah, but that’s the way it is.
Me - Umm, not when I was with “so-so”. I always hung out with you guys. You know me.. I was 50/50
Him - Yeah, I know, but we’re older now.
Me - So it was okay for me to split it like that then, but not for you guys now??
Him - Haha.. Yup
Me - Haha.. Fuckers
So much for that 50/50 rule I thought was SO important. But this information isn’t new to me by any means. This is why, when friends get into relationships now, I don’t give them shit about not coming around. I joke about it, but I’m never mad and give them shit about it. I already told everyone, when I get into a new relationship, if ever, (I’ve posted on here plenty of times that I’m not looking, nor do I care for the time being. I like where I’m at.. Sorta.) they’re all becoming acquaintances. Forgive my bluntness, but I really could give a fuck. 75/25 is what I’m going to give “her”, possibly more. And if you don’t understand my percentage, I mean 75-85% (If not all) of my attention will go to her. I’ll still put time and effort when it comes to my friends, but it just won’t be as much as before. Friends are always going to be there for you, at least the ones that matter, regardless of how much time you spend with them. Your significant other deserves most of your attention. While you’re with them, they become your best-friend (or at least they should be), and for the time being, they’ll be the ones who want to be there for you all the time. Not because they feel obligated, but you know they genuinely care. Probably the thing I miss the most of being in a relationship.
To my followers:
The reason why I’m starting to post more of my personal thoughts on here, is because I find it refreshing to see something personal. I’m inspired by some of you who don’t just reblog, and just post pictures, videos, and music with little to no comments about them; but actually share what your thoughts/feelings are. So, thank you for making it easier.