Right now, in this moment, life is so beautiful. I couldn’t be more happier at the moment. This also shows in the music that I listen to. I found this nice mix not too long ago, I find myself going back to it even when I’ve listened to the mix over and over again. I don’t like the transitions or the annoying sounds they put behind the songs but I guess it comes with the territory.
Hope y’all have a good weekend, and a nice day! Enjoy!
Thinking of you, Etta. I will never forget this version of the song, it is very special song to me. Although it’s no comparison to the original, in my book it comes pretty close to that! It’s definitely much better version than Beyonce‘s. It was this particular song, this particular tour, that made Christina Aguilera a true artist! She was set apart from all the other platinum-blond bubblegum pop singers! I still get chills every time I hear this song. I can still remember clearly when I played it to my dad and he was wiping his eyes and told me to pause the DVD. That was when I knew I had a good taste in music, that I appreciate real artists.
Singing has always been a way for me to deal with my emotions. I know I’m not the best singer, at all. When it’s for your private purposes, who cares really? Music in general has been a way of dealing with my emotions all this time. You could even say that music is my best friend – it’s there whenever I need, it has gone through the good and the bad with me, it hasn’t disappointed me, it hasn’t given away my secrets. Music is my everything.
When I was in my teenage years (gosh, that makes me sound old!), there was this one song that I could just bolt out of me. I love this woman, she is very special to me. Her Stripped album is the best album she has made in her career, simply because she stripped herself to the core and let her emotions out. It is a very raw album. I haven’t seen anything as raw from her since then – and it’s been nearly 10 years already!
Now, when I’m in that place, I find myself listening to the wonderful talent, Adele. She just gets my emotions going. The song below is a raw song to me, and each time I start to sing it, I end up crying. Tears just start falling down my cheeks. I don’t often listen to her because she is very melancholic with her music.
Read part two here.
Part three here.
This song below is a new song by Dawn Richard. She is probably most well known from Diddy‘s girl group, Danity Kane. She’s also been part of Diddy - Dirty Money (or however you want to write it… Diddy has way too many names!) When she was on Danity Kane, her voice was one of the best voices on that group. There’s also something about her that I like.
The video is done wonderfully. Lately, there are just so many good music videos! There was a time when music videos haven’t been… all that great. But as of recently, I’m finding more and more awesome music videos. I love the turn the videos have taken!!
The song is entitled Save Me From You. What do you think?
I came across this great artist/poet. I find her words to amaze me. I can’t wait to hear her new songs/poems. People like her truly inspire me. I love to find new sources of inspirations, and she is one, will be one in the future as well. Her name is Nissi Mutale.
You can also find her blog, Nissi Knows!
Moving on to a bit lighter topic..
I know this may be old news (is nearly week old, really old?) but I just want to express something. I just learned that one of my favorite artists didn’t receive their nominations. You might know her, if not please do get to know this wonderful lady, Jill Scott. She is sensational, she is beautiful, she is my inspiration. I think of her every time I write a poem or lyrics. How can it be that her latest album, The Light of the Sun, didn’t receive any nominations?
She tweeted this on the day the nominations were released;
Later on she tweeted that she just had a wtf moment, and it’s cool. I love her positiveness regardless of this! I truly think that it is very very unfair for her not to get even one nomination! To me, that just shows that true, real musicians aren’t appreciated anymore! I believe that the nominated artists and songs are the ones that are constantly on MTV or mainstream radio stations. For a long time, I haven’t believed in the mainstream music anyways, even though I do listen to the songs on the charts. I believe the music industry has become fake. If I were ever to be involved professional in the music industry, it would have to be in the independent industry!
It’s all good though, Jill has a great fan base, regardless of this. Another thing learned today, real musicians aren’t getting recognized anymore. Doesn’t mean I cannot stop enjoying her music, and I won’t.
Here is a song from her latest album, just to show how good she is.