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Photobucket I've been thinking a lot lately about how much I've changed. The phases I've gone through...the fashion trends I've attempted. At one point in high school I was really punk/a creation of Hot Topic- I have no pictures from that error unfortunately. I swear all I wore was my D.A.R.E. t-shirt, black eyeshadow, chuck taylors and pyramid belts with a black hoodie everyday! I'm not ashamed of it. It's still apart of me to this day. Atleast the D.A.R.E. shirt is. Then I turned Cheerleader and GO BIG BLUE! I find this amazing because although I was ahead of the pack then I didn't feel like I belonged. I wasn't being my true self. I don't need to rock heels every day to feel sexy. I feel just as awesome in my combat boots. I'm no longer trying to match the girls in the music videos and impress guys who wear throwback jerseys and Harlem shake til their arms fall off. See Below: Now that I've moved to California, I have the opportunity to be exactly who I've always been without seeking anyone's approval. Just as the saying goes, the cream(cool ridiculously everyday awesome mortals)always rises to the top. What do I mean by that you ask? Well the individuals that are truly there for you and love the "real you" will be there long after you've ditched the barbie doll persona and the relaxed hair or the remi weave. So I guess I want to say thanks. Thank you to my readers, youtube viewers and friends who have been with me along the way! I really appreciate you! I can't say that enough as I type this entire blog in class. Thanks for loving me when I was a scared closeted indie kid! So going a long with the theme of evolution, I'd like to hear some of your stories. Let it out guys! e-mail me pictures if you can of your changes and I'll feature it on MissRiot.com! E-mail all photos and stories to rinnyriot@gmail.com I feel like these songs were appropriate: Beach House- "Used to Be" Memory House- "Lately"

Been a Long Time

Photobucket ...Shouldn't have left you without a dope beat to step to. I know a week is too long to go without posting but Rinny has school. Summer posts were frequent at least! Tanlines- "Real Life" Jonsi-"Tornado" Memory Tapes- "Stop Talking" Memory Tapes- "Green Knight" Jam these chill tunes!

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

In other news, have you guys seen the NSFW M.I.A. video for her single, "Born Free"? I watched it once and probably won't again because of it's graphic nature. M.I.A. has always been one for making strong political statements but I fear the point could be loss in all the hooplah surrounding the video. Your thoughts?

Uno Ano!

Photobucket That's right Ladies and Gentleman! One whole year of MissRiot.com! Thanks for riding it out with me through my hiatus and my rampant posts about colloquialisms. I love you and glad you feel the same! Photobucket By the way! I did meet Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi at his show on Wednesday! The show was epic and the Ruby Suns also did a great set. I wish I brought my DSLR camera this time. Apparently it was okay to use them at the Echo but not the Echoplex. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn.mp3 and because I saw Toro Y Moi in concert! 03 Imprint After.mp3 Shoutout to Twitter Follower @itstoniduhhh who got me off my butt to do a post tonight!

Cannibal Queen

Photobucket So, I told you guys I was going to do it! MissRiot.com is definitely a blog big on the arts and now I can share all of my favorite music and playlists with you! I know some of you guys appreciate finding new music through my blog so here goes This Week's Countdown: Pictureplane- Goth Star Miniature Tigers- Cannibal Queen Ariel Pink Haunted Grafitti- Round and Round Memoryhouse- Bonfire Credits to DJ Squints for turning me on to the Miniature Tigers!

I know I'm late but...

This Will Smith Medley is sick.

Pearl and the Beard - Will Smith Medley from Goddamn Cobras Collective on Vimeo.

...I can't belive they added "Gettin Jiggy With it" Don't hate. You loved the "Jiggy" dance when it came out.

American Beauty

I love sharing great movies and music whenever they come across my path. I saw Alan Ball's "Towelhead" on Saturday and absolutely loved the film. I know the film title is provocative but it's based on the actual book, "Towelhead" written by Alicia Erian Photobucket

Alan Ball wrote the screenplay for "American Beauty" and directed HBO's "True Blood" along with "Six Feet Under." The film opens when 13-year-old Jasira's mother's boyfriend inappropriately volunteers to shave her legs against the wishes of her mother. After which, her mother wrongly sides with the boyfriend and sends her daughter to live with her father in Houston. The film covers a lot of issues regarding racism, sexism and I don't want to give too much away but it's a great movie.

The movie is said to be a dark comedy, but it kind of just comes across as dark. It does maintain some lighter elements as well.

 Check out the trailer for yourself.

Towelhead- Official Trailer from mmgroup on Vimeo.


Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket ...I really should stop picking up weird things off the ground. Folks tell me all the time my hair is big but I always think otherwise. Maybe I'm too hard on my hair it looks much bigger than I envisioned. I don't know why I assume my hair is still in TWA mode. All in all I think I had a pretty awesome birthday. I had a get together at Birds of Hollywood with friends and somehow the night landed us at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. I'm grateful to make it to my first birthday here in Los Angeles, CA and I was able to celebrate it with wonderful people who care. Keep faith! Currently Listening to: ...I saw them in Concert on Friday with Washed Out and they were great!
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