Saturday Open Thread | Pharrell Williams | Happy

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), also known as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and drummer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single “Frontin’” in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006.[1] He will release his second album G I R L in 2014.[2]

As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various musicians.[3] Williams has earned seven Grammy Awards including two with The Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.

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37 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Pharrell Williams | Happy

  1. rikyrah says:

    They’re acting like DeBlasio just went to ‘ Liberals-R-Us’ and picked folks off the shelf. Every last one of these folks has been in the trenches, doing the hard work – FOR YEARS.

    I’d rather people who have been in the trenches, on the ground, fighting for what is right and trying to do right, than Bloomberg’s fucking MBA’s without an ounce of realization of what policy means in the REAL WORLD.

    Fuck the NYTimes.

    ………………………………

    De Blasio Picks More Liberal Activists Than Managers for City Posts
    By NIKITA STEWART
    FEB. 28, 2014

    In Bill de Blasio’s City Hall, it seems more and more, there is only a left wing.

    The mayor, who advanced in politics by grass-roots organizing, has built a team filled with former activists — figures more accustomed to picketing administrations or taking potshots from the outside than working from within. His administration is heavily populated with appointees best known for the fights they have fought.

    On Friday, Mr. de Blasio appointed Steven Banks, who is the attorney in chief of the Legal Aid Society and a longtime critic of city policies affecting low-income residents, as commissioner of the city’s Human Resources Administration. Mr. Banks recently praised the new mayor for transferring hundreds of children and their families from two homeless shelters cited for violations that made the facilities unfit and unsafe for children.

    Mr. Banks has spent his career facing off with city government at public meetings and in the courts. But he is embraced in a de Blasio administration.

    ……………………………………

    Carmen Fariña, his schools chancellor, had quit the Bloomberg administration in protest over its emphasis on standardized test scores. The mayor’s top political strategist, Emma Wolfe, rose from campus activist to organizer for the advocacy group Acorn, the health care union 1199 SEIU and the Working Families Party before helping Mr. de Blasio get elected public advocate in 2009.

    His wife’s new chief of staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, was the longtime gatekeeper for the Rev. Al Sharpton. And his new counsel, Maya Wiley, was most recently in the running to lead the N.A.A.C.P.

    Laura Santucci, his chief of staff, is a former acting executive director of the Democratic National Committee and a former political aide at 1199 SEIU. Zachary W. Carter, his corporation counsel, was an appointee of President Bill Clinton as the United States attorney in Brooklyn and led the prosecution of police officers in the beating of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/nyregion/de-blasio-picks-more-liberal-activists-than-managers-for-city-posts.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  2. rikyrah says:

    Good Afternoon, Everyone :)

  3. CarolMaeWY says:

    Good Morning. . .
    😄

  4. Ametia says:

    The birth of obstruction

    By now we all know that on the very day President Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Republican leaders were meeting to come up with a strategy to reach Sen. McConnell’s singular goal of “making him a one-term president.” We also know that the strategy they settled on was to eschew compromise (remember when Speaker Boehner couldn’t even say the word?) and obstruct anything he tried to accomplish.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-birth-of-obstruction.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FlpjFg+%28Smartypants%29

  5. BREAKING NEWS: Putin asks parliament for permission to use Russian military in Ukraine.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/russias-putin-submits-plans-armed-intervention-ukraine-n41861

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking parliamentary approval for a military intervention in Ukraine, according to a Kremlin statement Saturday.

    Putin said the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in Ukraine’s strategic region of Crimea.

    It was not clear if military action was imminent or whether Putin’s announcement was merely intended to send a message to international powers that Russia would not back down over the future of Ukraine.

    Hours before Putin’s statement, Western foreign ministers issued calls for Russia to de-escalate the crisis in Crimea – echoing a similar warning from President Barack Obama that armed intervention would have “costs.”

  6. Yahtc says:

    Columbus barber earns White House recognition for community program

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/02/28/barber-earns-recognition-for-community-program.html

  7. Yahtc says:

    Why we still need African-American history?

    Why we still need African-American history?

  8. Yahtc says:

    Jackson, Miss., mayor remembered as a black nationalist

    http://crossroadsnews.com/news/2014/feb/28/jackson-miss-mayor-remembered-black-nationalist/

  9. Yahtc says:

    Gov. Deal: No problem with Confederate battle flag license plate

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/politics/2014/02/27/governor-deal-confederate-flag-plate/5870987/

  10. vitaminlover says:

    I like upbeat songs! I like Pharrell.

  11. Good morning, everyone!

    Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
    Because I’m happy
    Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

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