Something I read on the Warren Ellis Forum once, and it stuck with me. Nubian goddess knows folks might act like they had a lick of sense if they actually took that serious. . .
Anyway, when listing my disturbing obsessions, I realized I'd actually left one off. Meaning either this particular one can't be that disturbing, or I have a mind like a sieve.
Or, a little from column A, a little from column B.
Photo ripped off from/links to Latin Beat: Shakira....stunning performance on MTV Unplugged:
I know I only briefly mentioned it last week but Shakira was simply wonderful in her performance at the MTV Unplugged taping I attended this month. She did songs from both her current ("Donde Están Los Ladrones?:") and her debut album ("Pies Descalzos") with several surprises including a slow, dark, sexy version of "Estoy Aqui" and an appearance from a live Mariachi band. But the most exciting moment came when Shakira donned a traditional belly dancing belt (with the little bells) and danced an authentic belly dance while singing her middle eastern inspired "Ojos Aquí". The audience went crazy!
She is so beautiful and so tremendously talented and so...YOUNG! It took my breath away to think that she is only 22 and has done this much creatlively in her last two albums. In her press conference that followed the taping Shakira spoke about how hard she is working right now and will continue to work over the next year.
Not thrilled with the blonde thing myself -- there's a piece on that in the pink issue of Bitch, if dim memory serves me a'right -- but I do have to admit, she pulls it off well.
But I picked that photo instead, so nyaah.
And while we're on the subject:
Upcoming Shakira DVD & CD!
A new Shakira DVD is coming February 2004. She'll release a new album in 2004. Stay tuned for more details!
Shakira Appointed UNICEF Ambassador
Shakira has been appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador - the youngest UNICEF Ambassador ever! She recently attended the UNICEF Press Conference in Madrid on October 24th.
But I mentioned that last one before.
True, I could have mentioned it in English, but do try to expand your horizons.
Want to know more? There's the offical word from Shakira.com, and a veritable cornucopia of fan sites. Some of which, again, ain't in English, but between web-based translation tools and the fact that they're mostly in Romance languages, this should not cause stress.
See commentary below; consider this the re-release.
Director's commentary: I was going to do a brief linguistics lesson, this time demonstrating the meaning of the term "antonyn" by using a photo of Shakira as an antonym of "assless," but decided against it.