Blog Challenge: Day 24 — Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)

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I have created so many playlists over the years it’s not even funny, but given that was a different time, place, and experience in my life, I can’t use any of them.

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Here I go with a new playlist…

To My Love:

Even though you and I both like music, your appreciation of it if very different to mine, but I’ve created this play list because these are songs that remind me of you and of us.  These songs are based on lyrical content or from memories we’ve created based on these songs.  You’ve become one of the most important people in my life and I thank you for your presence, your love, your fidelity, and for being my best friend.  We’ve seen each other through some really bad times and conversely through some of our very best of times; each of which have brought us to where we are and will guide us to our continued journey.  We’ve survived relationships that may not always have been the best for us, but from each we’ve learned how to become better lovers and friends now.  We’re blessed to have found each other even though we weren’t really looking at each other that way initially.  I guess it’s true what they say about the best relationships being formed 1) from being great friends and 2) when you weren’t expecting it.

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  1. My Friend – The Glengarry Bhoys
  2. Deep Inside – The Glengarry Bhoys
  3. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  4. Jammin – Bob Marley
  5. I’m Gonna Do My Best – Beres Hammond & Buju Banton
  6. Booty City – Black Joe Lewis
  7. Super Soaker – Kings of Leon
  8. Murderer Buju Banton
  9. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng – Yellowman
  10. She’s Mine – Barrington Levy

 

Yea, I said it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Challenge: Day 13 — A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days (write a letter)

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Dear Maxwell:

Ever since you came on the scene back on ’96; you had me.  Your lyrics spoke to the very soul of me and lyrically captured a ‘relationship’ I was in at the time and to this day although we’re strictly platonic now.  I’ve followed you in New Jersey, New York, Philly and Baltimore to hear you pour out those vocals and seduce me with verbal foreplay.  Through many amazing highs and some saddening lows, you’ve been there for and with me for almost a decade.  You still continue to lyrically speak to me and give me plenty room for pause and a smile.

 

Thank you for what you’ve done and PLEASE get a new CD out there.

 

Yea, I said it!

Baby feeling the spirit…

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This video gives proof that babies/children feel things that many adults don’t and aren’t afraid to show it either. I came across this video and felt it needed to be shared. All too often, I see videos promoting children clearly not acting like children and adults recording it like it’s newsworthy.

This little girl is obviously feeling the spirit and her actions prove it.

Have a great day luvies!

Yea, I said it!

Pass or Play?

As you know, I’m a huge music person and I’m rarely in favour of covers, remakes, or renditions.  In my opinion, there are few artists capable or recreating the original to such a degree that warrants interest from me; although I will say, there are startlingly a few artists that have done better than the original…Gasp! Anita Baker killed Tyrese’s Lately.

Well, it turns out that Marsha Ambrosius; formerly of the duo Floetry, decided to remake the Sade classic: Love is Stronger Than Pride.  In the world according to me, it takes a brave person to think they can take a Sade song and make it their own and I think Marsha considers herself brave.  I can’t say I dislike the remake, but I’m not sure how much I like it either. I think the subtle change in arrangements with a heavier emphasis on the percussion’s is nice, but it comes off a little too hip-hop for me.

The video is sexy and I enjoy the double entendre of being in black and white given Marsha is bi-racial and uses a white man in the video; however, her hip-hop body movements and girl-thug demeanor kind of conflicts with the sexiness of the bedroom scene.

Take a look/listen and give me your take…Pass or Play?

Stronger Than Pride

Yea, I said it!

When words fail, music remains…

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley 

I can’t recall a time in my life where music wasn’t a part of it.  I grew up in a household where music was always playing.  My parents primarily listened to Reggae; however, they listened to almost all musical genres, which turned out to be a great learning experience for me.  I was fortunate to appreciate music not simply for its sound, but it’s lyrical content, which often moved me as much as if not more so than the music itself.  Music was, and remains one of my most favoured and sometimes preferred companion.

Music elicited the plethora of emotions I could or couldn’t say.  It opened my heart and mind to lifes experiences in all of their glowing hues and sometimes darkened shades.   There were occasions where I danced so much my legs entire body ached, which then caused me to emotionally ached in parallel capacity.  Music was and remains my most expressive emotion.

I recall a time in my life where music was the conversation I had with another when I simply couldn’t form my own words.  I would spend countless hours finding just the right collection of songs to compile into a CD to send him so he’d know how I was feeling.  It was the first and last time I’d ever do something like that for just as your first love remains within your heart, you can never replicate it; just like you can never replicate the emotions involved with investing that much of yourself into songs that it then comes your story.  

Music, much like love, is a connection.  It’s a bond formed where melodies become your heartbeat and lyrics; though not your own, become your voice.  It’s the part of you that wedges itself into another.  It’s the part of you that if you became mute, you’d use to tell your story.  Beats and rhymes; lyrics and verse; choruses and bridges are the timeline of your life…of your being.

Music is a universal language much like love.  So live your life in notes and love in the melodies it creates!

 

Yea, I said it!