Brandon Paul

I am not sure how but I stumbled upon Brandon Paul’s music via SoundCloud but the first song I ever heard I instantly became a fan. Later I soon found out Brandon and I have mutual friends, one of my friends had a show and I got to meet Brandon myself. It was so funny because I was truly having a fan moment to where I was so nervous to even walk in and say HI! After breaking the ice Brandon is very down to earth and easy to talk to. I love and relate to his music so much so it was an easy decision on  who was going to be the first featured artist in my new Artist Category.

Earlier Life

Brandon was born in Atlanta, Georgia he moved to Dallas when he was very young but soon enough moved back to Atlanta in 8th grade. To keep it short he spent a lot of time between Dallas and Atlanta, he came back to Dallas at the age of 17 and graduated from Duncanville High School. Needless to say and most importantly Brandon calls Dallas home!

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Brandon Paul is a man of many talents he writes his own music, engineers, and produces, all beside makes beats. He has engineered some of our favorite Dallas artist music such as: Kev Quais, Sleaze, TayK, and Wa$teey which I love the thought of that because those are also other good artist with good music. Although Brandon has collab and helped a lot of people he pays much respect to @MoneySignPeso and @TopflightBlue for helping him the most throughout his journey.

We see a lot of artist getting caught in the hype and never really know their motives so I think it is important to mention that Brandon writes music for the odd bods at school or in the work place. He wants his message in his music to be “Be ok with being different” which we all need to be reminded of sometime.

Now onto the music, I always feel that the artist favorite song is their best song but unfortanly for us Brandon Paul’s favorite song which is  Delusion, will never be released due to higher beings<<<. This is his favorite song because he feels like when he wrote it he had an outer body experience and he was more in touch with himself and feelings.

If you’re looking to check Brandon out, my favorite song is Recognize . I like to think of it as an inspirational song; it is one verse in the song that always leaves me thinking, it goes, “calling on God I think that his stalling.” I asked him what did he mean by that and he explained when he wrote that song he was in the point in his life when he was figuring things out but believes things take time and is patient with Gods timing. With that being said I asked him does he think its taking him a minute to get the full recognition he deserves. He replied with no because like mentioned before he believes in timing.

 

 My favorite part and what I was curious to know is why Brandon doesn’t promote himself and music as much, he had the most unique answer, he asked me, ” how many facebook commercials have I seen.” I literally had to think about it but of course i’ve seen none.” Facebook has been promoted word of mouth and has had a successful outcome. Which is the point, Brandon rather his music speak for its self.

For a little fun I personally like to know what other artist influence that particular artist to see if their music some how corresponds with one another in a way. For example if SZA was to say Kehlani influences her, that would make sense because they both make music for bad ass independent women. So I ask him these question and unfortunately he responded , ” Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Michael Jackson. I said unfortunately because my assumption was wrong and slightly because those artist are pretty basic far as that being everybody’s favorite, I was expecting him to say Kid Cudi and once you listen to Brandon’s music you’ll see why.

Be sure to be on the look how for Brandon Paul next project titled “Good Advice” and I know we all need some GOOD ADVICE!

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Decks In The Park

This past weekend I had the chance to attend Decks In The Park  courtesy of  Dallas Observer. 

Before attending I did a little research and I didn’t find much information  so I didn’t know what to fully expect. The event was located at Kylde Warren Park which was the perfect location for this event because it gave people plenty of room to be free and dance.

Decks In The Park is a sponsored music event we’re more than hundreds of people come out to listen to Dallas Djs such as Big J, Johnny Funk, and more, who all put their own mix on  various genres of music. This event was hosted by Dj Souljah whom  definitely knows how to control the crowd. I was fortunate enough to have VIP Access which allowed me to see how much fun everybody was having. One could tell everybody in the crowd was having a good time!

I have been to many concerts but never to one like this. I can not wait to attend the next one! This is the perfect event for family and friends to attend, I highly recommend not missing the next one !

 

Grand Lux Café

If you are from Dallas you know that Grand Lux Café is a nice place to eat at. It is not the most upscale place but it is pretty decent it is connected to one of our best and known malls named the Galleria.

(before we start let me remind you I have been a waitress for 3 years and currently working on my minor degree in hospitality management so I do have an idea how the restaurant business works)

ok so BOOM!…..

Lets start with the waitress I can not call her by her name cause I do not know it and I’m guessing she did not feel the need to share it!  MISTAKE #1

She was not personable at all and hardly said anything HELL I don’t even think she said, “are you guys ready to order”. I believe we had to tell her what we wanted to order. We can make that apart of mistake #1 just to cut her some slack.

I ordered the Shrimp Scampi Linguine ….


Doesn’t it look so good? Don’t be fooled like I was cause it wasn’t! Not only was it not good my food came out 5-10 min after the rest of the table. As a server or chef you know that it is most important for food to come out at the same time. While waiting for my food I did not receive a notice or an apology about the wait! MISTAKE #2

At this point I was over it all and informed the waitress that I did not like the food and she can inform the manager that it took too long for it not to be good. She did not ask me if I would like something else nor did the manager come to the table for a follow up. MISTAKE #3

Finally..

I ask another waitress to bring the manager over when he came I informed him about the service and he simply apologize in the simplest manner as he could which slightly irritated me. He also informed me that the pasta will be taking off, as if  I was going to pay for it anyways.

if you have not guess by now… I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING GRAND LUX AGAIN !!

Zenna’s

Happy hour not so Happy

You can ask anybody I have been dying to go to Zenna’s  for their happy hour! The deals are to good to be true and to my dismay it was exactly to good to be true! My guest felt the exact same which was a little embarrassing because when I invite people out I like to make a good impression but I came to conclusion it was Zenna’s fault, not mine.

The amazing prices!

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Not so Amazing food and drinks!

The sushi was mediocre and believe me I have had really good sushi. The drinks were watered down and taste like medicine may I add my guest and I all got different drinks. I can usually take the pain and drink or eat something I don’t like but this was unbearable I had to return it !

Oh but the dessert !

The last thing I put my faith in was the dessert. Surprisingly it was the best thing, we had fried banana and fried ice cream. I want to say it was breaded with coconut which is perfect because I love coconut!

(I would really like to add I did not go to the original Zenna’s which is located downtown. I went to the location in North Dallas)

In a nut a shell GO THERE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I plan to try the Downtown one.

 

Code RED

Every female in the world knows what it is like to have a period, but not every female knows what it’s like to not have a tampon or sanitary pad not one at all!

That’s why I started this project: it is a lot of females of need on the streets that can not provide for themselves as well as others. So I thought to myself “how can I help these ladies”. At that very moment I knew what to do.

First – I contacted my mom, family & friends to propose the idea! 

Knowing I have a good support team …

I then started asking for donations. I asked for tampons, pads, toiletries & blankets. 

 Soon Enough I had it !

(Some of the items)

I received over hundreds of donations which I was truly greatful for!

I would like to thank all of the people that donated and also inform you guys that this will not be the last time that I do something like this so stay alert !

Angry Dog

Girl vs Food…

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I have never been in a situation were food was a challenge for me!

But the hot dog I had was truly an ANGRY DOG.

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Most restaurants do not offer hot dogs let alone chili dogs on the menu so believe me I was ecstatic to see that option! WAIT, I forgot to mention how much I love HOT DOGS, its one of my top 5 favorite foods (yes I do know what hot dogs are made of ).

When I told the server I wanted a THE hot dog he asked me, “do I want to add bacon on top and jalapenos on the side?” I gazed at him because that is everything up my alley!

  • time: This was the first restaurant I did not have to wait 30 min or more for my food. It came out at perfect timing, soon as I returned from the ladies room my food was waiting on me and not vis versa.

 

  • preparation : the presentation of the food was set up very nicely. Due to the fact it was a chilli dog I was expecting something a little more all over the place.

 

  • Taste: The hot dog was more than what I expected. The fact that hot dogs are so simple this dog in particular was beyond simple. I wont to also talk about the fries, even though they were not as seasoned the still had to freshest taste to them.IT WAS WEARID.

 

  • atmosphere: This was not my favorite atmosphere only because the tables were fairly close and I like to be personable with the person I came out to eat with, not the random person next to me.

ANGRY DOGS is located in Deep Ellum , Dallas Tx

Hot Dog 1 – Fiesta 0

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Sissy’s Southern Kitchen

Sissy’s with my Sissy

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I have so much to say about Sissy’s Southern Kitchen. Let’s start with the hospitality, soon as I walked in the host and PR/Restaurant director greeted me with such enthusiasm. They made me feel like I’ve been knowing them for a long time. Next the waitress was very well spoken and eloquent.

If you know me or have read my past post, you know I always get “chicken & waffles” so this day I decided to get “chicken & waffles”.
Soon as I bit into the chicken it taste just like someone’s grandmother would make w/ a hint of heaven ! Now I’m not to big on waffles I’m more of a pancake person. With that being said, the pancakes were not all that.(but it wasn’t them it’s me)
Of coarse I had to get a Mamosa I like how they gave me a choice of pineapple or orange juice!

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I highly recommend this place especially for brunch or just for some Deep South home cooking!

📍2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
United States