Winter is here!
Oh my goodness! I just watched the Game of Thrones trailer. I. Am. Stressed. I cannot wait for this! If you haven’t watched this show, you have til April 14 to binge it just in time for season 8. It’s not one of those shows that you can watch out of sequence. It’ll be awesome,…
Stream of consciousness
I fell asleep listening to Luciano Pavarotti Radio on Pandora the other night, woke up, played Love TKO by Teddy Pendergrass, fell back to sleep. Had fascinating dreams. Was tired this weekend and didn’t feel like writing. So I didn’t. As I write this, I am listening to the Love Jones soundtrack. That film changed…
While getting some coffee the other day, I overheard a varied group of teens talking about “old school music”. Music from the 90s that is. I chuckled inwardly. One of them was playing Nas and Lauryn Hill’s “If I Ruled the World”. At least he had good taste in music, I thought. “You like old…
Back that azz up
There are songs that help you find your soul, get in touch with your spirit, and get all zen–and stuff. And, there are songs that make you access a whole other side of your personality, because you have got to have an out-of-body experience on the dance floor. Juvenile’s Back That Azz Up is the…
Take my breath away
Last December, a very thoughtful person gave me a gift that was oxygen, light, and defibrillator all in one. At that time I was physically drained, sleep-deprived, and stressed. I was lost in the monotony of my routine. But then… John Coltrane. John Coltrane The Lost Album. John Coltrane The Lost Album: Both Directions at…
Just not that into you
I recently watched an Instagram clip of a reality show where three young women were talking about tracking their boyfriends through their phones. One particularly vocal young lady was very proud of her abilities and was sharing her knowledge with the one who had yet to start tracking but wanted to learn. Is this what we’re…
Rediscovering Kompa Music
If culture and nationality were determined only by the music a person listens to, my Haitian card would have been revoked years ago. I grew up on all types of music, but my parents didn’t listen to Kompa very much. The majority of my experience with Kompa occurred on the occasion we went to parties–weddings,…
Music: Sam Smith + Normani – Dancing with a Stranger
I currently have this song on replay. Video is kinda sexy too, right?
Music: Ciara — I Bet
I’m really loving what Ciara is bringing this time around. Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. Strong! I liked “I Bet” when I first heard it, but the video is on point(e)! See what I did there? 😉 This video took me back to when Ciara first came out and was riding atop that convertible, in “Goodies”, while…
Music: Chris Brown – Autumn Leaves ft. Kendrick Lamar
Chris Brown’s video for Autumn Leaves premiered today. I’m generally a fan of Brown’s music, but this one gets all the side eyes from me. Essentially, this song and video artistically detail his dysfunctional relationship with Karrueche Tran. I wish I knew less about them so I could enjoy it. This video is an exercise…
Music: Beyonce´ — 7/11
Beyonce´ made a music video that encompasses the word fun brilliantly. Love it!