Thursday, December 26, 2013

Song of the Day: Thursday

I was out being family with some friends of mine in the area. I just realized this morning that I forgot about my FAVORITE Christmas song. So you get it today!

Most would say this song is not up to the standards of those Christmas classics that we all know and love. I agree! Instead this song is the epitome of the 80s. And, it makes me smile!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Song of the Day: Tuesday

This song has been in my head today. There are so many ironies about me posting it.

First, I don't really like rap music.  I know there is some assumption that as an African American woman, I like all Black music. Au contraire, mon frère! It is not so. I like all kinds of music! And, the folks who sing those kinds of music that I like, they don't all look alike. And they don't all look like me.

Second, I don't really like Hip Hop. My reasons? See the paragraph above!

Third, I knew the name of the artist, but I didn't really know the name of the song. So, the song is entitled, "My Life Be Like." I heard someone sing it a long time ago, over a decade. But, I'm sure she sang, "My Locks Be Like," as in hair. So, I, remembering the artist and what I thought was the title of the song. Luckily I found the right song.

And, finally, there is the fact that I really like this song that is HipHop/Rap and Christian.  Neither is my favorite genre. But, in general, if a music catches my ear, it doesn't matter its genre.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Song of the Day: Friday

Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95. I never knew him; I only knew of him. And, I don't know as much about him as I feel I should. What I learned, here and there, was from the music I listened to and the news after he was freed. There are so many dimensions of him that I have not yet seen and now he is gone.

I feel this ache at his loss. It's indescribable. Just that he is gone and we are empty without his presence. We have lost something, someone special.

This song reminds me of him. I heard that it was a song that stirred him. Me too. Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Song of the Day: Thursday

So, it's been awhile. Again.

I feel as if I'm on the verge of running. And, on the verge of standing up for myself. I've been looking for the open door, but before I can even find the knob, I hear that the milk and honey are drying up. Ugh!

I am aware that there are things missing from my life. I had hope. I have hope. I just try not to let it get out of hand. I don't want to set myself up for failure. I am cautiously optimistic. Or maybe optimistically cautious.

Anyway, in all of my thinking about being a wounded soul and wanting more than what I already have, this song popped in my head. It's a bit disturbing because I try not to listen to his music on a matter of principle. But the song seem to be the right one for today.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Song of the Day: Wednesday

It's been a long time since I've written anything. It doesn't mean I haven't been thinking in song. I've had things going on--including my fifth bout of a sinus/ear infection in just over a year!

As I am wont to do, I have been mulling over my Russian Five-Year Plan; this is a five-year plan which is changeable depending upon whether I meet my goal. Every good plan, IMHO, has a good exit strategy. I have been researching mine, but haven't found a suitable one as yet.

This song popped into my head tonight while thinking of my RFYP. Throwbacks from my childhood always make me smile!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Song of the Day: Tuesday

This is the second day of a slow work week. I've been a bit moody and making nouveau riche plans in my head.

For some reason this song's been in my head. Not the entirety of it! Just the line "Excuse me while I disappear!" I could hear Miss Ella singing it, but I couldn't remember which song it was.

I love her voice. She's totally unable to sound sad while she sings. She can present emotion, but not the down in the dumps, my-man-done-left-me sadness. But, she's such an effortless technician of the craft. I think that's why I love her so much. That, and she's so beautiful and comfortable in her own skin.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Song of the Day: Wednesday

Every night that I go to bed feeling blue, I wake up in a good mood, with an encouraging song in my head.  This is today's uplifting song!