Posts in category "Music"

Glenn Lewis "Don't You Forget It" and the rhythm of my life

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Back in ’85, DeBarge urged us to “feel the beat of the rhythm of the night,” but these days I’m focused on feeling the beat of the rhythm of my LIFE. Most days, it feels like a movie and I wonder, What would be my theme song? What songs would be on my soundtrack? I... Read more »

Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and the world premiere of new pelvic thrusts!

Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and the world premiere of new pelvic thrusts!
When I heard Beyonce’s latest “Bow Down/I Been On” snippet yesterday, the first thing that came to mind was not how “different” this song is from her previous stuff or whether or not I was even feeling it. My first thought was, “Oooh wee! I cannot WAIT til this video drops! Her body rolls and poppin... Read more »

SNATCHED! Pink gives life to Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire"

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I think the wrong Alicia is singing at Super Bowl XLVII tonight. As much as I’m sure we’ll all enjoy Alicia Keys’ Super Bowl remix of “Girl on Fire” (“this bowl is on fiiiiiiiiiire!”), I know Alecia Moore, better known as Pink, would actually do the song justice. Never, ever, ever in a million years... Read more »
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Four of my favorite tearjerker songs

Four of my favorite tearjerker songs
I adore YouTube, but sometimes it gets me in trouble. I go to watch one thing and it snowballs into hours and hours of fun. Yesterday, I felt like digging in the crates and ended up pulling out some of my favorite cry-inducing songs. I love when a song is well-written and executed so that you can feel the emotion. These next four songs remind me that music has the power to penetrate hearts and minds and word choice is EVERYTHING.  Somebody pass me a tissue, please...

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets
“The Secret” is real, ya’ll. Put your requests into the Universe with lots of belief and watch them manifest! The last few weeks, I’ve been telling people how I am super overdue for a really good concert. The concert gods heard the meditations of my heart and lined up the most EPIC show imaginable:  PRINCE! I’ve... Read more »

31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge with Rosetta Thurman: Day 1

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Sigh. Thirty-one days implies that this challenge involves doing something consistently for 31 days. Side A of the same old Sandria song is down for the cause…optimistic…ready to go all in. Oh, but that B side. The B side is set to violins. A sad song laced with procrastination, inconsistent follow through, doubt…all of its... Read more »
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Urban Radio's War on Black Girls: My Black Princess and the Frog Theories

Urban Radio's War on Black Girls: My Black Princess and the Frog Theories
This morning I was skimming through Dave Ramey’s book, The Total Money Makeover, and came across this dope example he used about frogs to explain our habits and money. To paraphrase, if you throw a frog into hot boiling water, he’s going to fight and hop out. However, if you throw a frog into some... Read more »

"Daykeeper": Another hot Foreign Exchange song

"Daykeeper": Another hot Foreign Exchange song
I think I’m officially an FE fan now! Some of my peeps have been talking about them for years, and I get it now.  I discovered this track last week, along with “Something to Behold,” but I just figured out this evening this was Foreign Exchange after Googling the lyrics.  This is another example of... Read more »

"12 piece, fried hard/It's all for you!": HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  “Something to Behold”–Foreign Exchange Just like Kanye said, “I guess every superhero need his theme music.”  What could be more super than your very own birthday theme song?! I gotta shout out out my boi, the incomparable DJ Sean Alvarez (I see you Swank Society!), for putting me up on this dope Foreign Exchange... Read more »
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Parody: "Bus Driver" (Coming to a YouTube channel soon)

Get your Auto Tune ready!  I came up with this a couple of years ago, but there’s a possiblity I can actually shoot the video this summer. I think that would be super dope! Just reading this makes me laugh. For your reference, here’s a link to T-Pain’s “Bartender.” And now…..”Bus Driver” written by Sandria... Read more »