Last night was the first Halloween party I attended this year. I’ve got another next weekend. The interesting thing is when you attend a party as a friend of a friend. My buddy Mike and my indirect friend Joel where the only two people I really knew at the party. Most of the people were friends of Joel. But that doesn’t stop me from attempting to move into the world making new friends. Since I’ve been working so much on Christmas, I really hadn’t given Halloween much thought this year. The quick fix for our costumes? We were members of a softball team. At the party some of the guests were the following: Shaggy, Scooby, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Farley, the boy bringing the sexy back – Justin Timberlake, a Wench, Shrek, Fiona, A business woman with push-up boobs, Snow White, Spiderman, an Angel, and a Witch. That doesn’t really cover everyone there, but it’s a start.
Party’s that encompass people actually getting into the spirit of the event are what make people shine. No doubt this was the case last night. I think the best was Shaggy and Scooby, those guys were hilarious. I heard a little story that the ran for beer when they ran out at the party. So Scooby is outside the store crawling around on all fours and made a motion to urinate on a post. Apparently this drew a fair amount of attention from passerby’s. I have to admit that’s truly playing up the part – albeit in a more litteral way. The re-telling of the story was stupid funny. We were laughing pretty hard.
In traditional holiday fair there were candied apples on the snack table. I was the brave one. I pulled one off the tray, but the paper it was on came with the apple. The caramel had hardened so it was a bit difficult to remove the paper. Inspiration struck, put it in the microwave to warm it up and remove the paper. So I went hunting in the kitchen for a microwave. I couldn’t find anything that resembled a microwave. Another party goer was there and attempted to help me find a way to get it warmed up, but to no avail. Wendy, the hostest who’s house it was, showed me the microwave. It was in plain view, but it looked like an iMac colored box and didn’t resemble a microwave. Wacky. I got the apple warmed up and the paper off. Tasty.
While I understand that Rain’s song is about self esteem, I felt like it was that confidence in full swing at the party. Powerful and less reserved is the order of the event. Costumes often allow people to come out of their shells, when they’re hiding behind others. Alcohol also tends to let the guard down as well. Combining the two heightens the effect I think. Rain’s ideology is more about coming out of the shell without the diversions. However, I think most people find that very difficult, so we create all sorts of ways to pretend we’re doing it the hard way.
I like the fact that I hear traditional elements to her style. In addition I enjoy the fact she carries more of a melody than a majority of rappers. What strikes me is that usually when you think of rap and hip hop, you tend to get the PR version that means either New York or Los Angeles. Rain hails from Connecticut. Not the first place that I would think of for this style. But hey, this is digital age and it’s now possible to create from anywhere in the world and present it to the globe. The only step she’s currently missing is being on iTunes. I can’t imagine why, as she is on CD Baby. She opened for some famous people like Ne-Yo and Ja Rule, and if she continues to do that I’d hope she’d stop wasting sales opportunities by getting onto iTunes. For now you’ll have to purchase the CD from there.