I remember back when I used to take bubble baths with my pants on. Then one day, as I reached over for my fruit cocktail, I accidentally bumped the radio & it fell into the water. Later, when the police found me and resuscitated me, my pants and the radio were still on. The radio, which, suprisingly enough, was still working, was playing Joni singing "Help me, I'm think I'm falling", so they had come to the conclusion that I had tried to off myself. I laughed & tried in vain to explain to 'em that they had it all wrong. The only reason I still had my pants on was 'cuz I was kinda seeing someone & the main reason for the fruit cocktail was because I wasn't too hungry.
After a minute or two of awkward silence, they pushed me back into the tub & threw the radio back in again.
Been a while, eh dolls? Ah well. I look to the future and so should you. I could talk about my life or my epiphanies or new music, but why not do it all? I THINK YES.
Busy. Wild. Silly. Boring. Fun. Sucky. Next question? :)
Business and friendship are 2 different entities. You can't buy fuel on friendship credit, honey!
Color is beautiful.
Say what you mean. Or say nothing.
SIGN. O. THE. TIMES. More detail? Sure.
"The Cross"-- Black days, stormy nights.
"Slow Love"-- The man in the moon is smiling, for he knows what I'm dreaming of...
"The Ballad of Dorothy Parker." -- Wanna take a bath?
"It."-- I gotta tell ya what you mean to me, alright!
"Housequake."-- What was that? Aftershock.
"Play in the Sunshine."-- We're gonna teach that love'll make him tall!
Madness. Radness. And all in between.
Nuggets of information. "I HAVE TO HAVE THE TREE!"
This used to be a sad post, but after contemplating it for a day, I realized that in this case, sadness isn't worth it. The songs remain unchanged however, they still help me reminisce on old times. But the past is the past, and I only look ahead. So when you're in a sombre mood, light a few candles, listen to the rain (because this is the PERFECT rainy day playlist), and jam with me.
12. Everytime- Janet Jackson
11. Mellow- Prince
21. Toxic- Yael Naim
10. Flaws and All- Beyonce
15. Sometimes It Snows In April- Prince
9. Don't Let Go (Love)- En Vogue
9. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore- Prince
8. Somebody's Somebody- O ( + >
7. God Was In the Water- Bonnie Raitt
6. Where'd You Go- Destiny's Child
4. Dreaming With a Broken Heart- John Mayer
28. Officially Missing You- Tamia
5. Who's Gonna Save My Soul- Gnarls Barkley
4. Funny Girl- Barbra Streisand
3. Blame It On Me- Chrisette Michele
12. Maybe Your Baby- Stevie Wonder
3. I'm Going Down- Mary J. Blige
2. I Hate U- O ( + >
5. Good Morning, Heartache- Billie Holiday
0. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
-7. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer- Stevie Wonder
"If you set your mind free, baby, maybe you'd understand."
Get ready...there's a new topic in town!!! Music is one of my favorite things to discuss, especially when it comes to what is music and what is just a song. I'm gonna make this segment brief this time, just to get your feet wet in this huge umbrella of thought. So without further adieu, my 10 favorite songs of the moment! (at least I didn't say 35 :) )
10. Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is so....cool! Yes, I tried using other, more descriptive words to describe him but couldn't think of any. Backspace is my friend. Anyhow, be advised, this album is too cool for school. Just used cool again..........cool.
9. Motownphilly (Remix Radio Version) - Boyz II Men
I so desperately miss the days of 90s harmony. There's no musicality in songs today :( .
8. Bills, bills, bills - Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child was the soundtrack to my life for years. I reminisce about this song mainly because of the title. Money doesn't grow on trees....yet.
7. Controversy - Prince
Don't be turned off from this post, you expected this. Besides, this song is so spot on regarding a variety of issues. Whenever I see this song on my iPod, I'm COMPELLED to listen to it. Especially for the last verses :)
6. Scream - Michael & Janet Jackson
If there was ever a song to get you through the toughest of moods, THIS IS IT (I actually didn't mean to make that reference, but hey, accidents happen!). Song's amazing, video's amazing, you gotta love the Jackson family!
5. Got Till It's Gone - Janet Jackson feat. Joni Mitchell
Speaking of the Jackson family...haha. The Velvet Rope is probably my favorite Janet Jackson album (Janet. is a close second!) Every song is deep and inspiring and RELATABLE. Got Till It's gone is catchy, but in a deep and meaningful way.
4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man - Prince
Though I have close to all the songs on this CD from iTunes, the day I see it in a store, it will be mine. Easily one of my favorite Prince albums (which do not share a category with the TAFKAP/ O ( + > albums just to clarify), along with Parade, Graffiti Bridge, Come, and Diamonds and Pearls.
3. Give In To Me - Michael Jackson
We aren't strangers here, and you ought to know by now that I would not do a music list without mentioning Michael at least twice. I mean, let's be real here. Let me also say that it was damn near IMPOSSIBLE to choose just one song out of any of Michael's albums, I settled for this once because this video trumps the one for "Dirty Diana" in my true humble opinion. Plus it's got Slash and it was shot in Germany and I think their flag is cool.
2. Sometimes It Snows In April - Prince & The Revolution
It took watching Under The Cherry Moon about 20 times for me to understand that this was the song playing during the plot's resolution (no, not revolution, read it again!). And even after I realized that, I didn't even like the song until I saw it live. Then 2 and 2 were put together and voila! 4!
1. Count The Days - New Power Generation
Talk about a jam! I've listened to this song on repeat every day since I got it. And it helps that I don't quite understand the song (despite looking at the lyrics multiple times) but I suppose that's the genius of it. I love the chorus, the harmonies, and the simple fact that some mother-lover won't leave Prince/TAFKAP/ Tora Tora alone :)
This list didn't even begin to cover the songs that I need to hear on a regular basis. These lists will be coming frequently, so get your iTunes account ready. It's gonna be a beautiful night....live!
Let me get the introductions over with, so you can oogle at these pictures like I did/will. I absolutely adore the transformations that makeup can do on a blank canvas of a face. It's one of the most interesting parts of fashion in my true humble opinion. I snagged a few beauty shots off the internet (there are thousands more, I know I left out vital ones), I just the ones that particularly caught my eye. If only, if only.... (because I would rock these looks to school/ out & about IN A HEARTBEAT if I knew how) And I just want to inform you that it took every bit of will in my being to leave out pictures of Michael Jackson and Prince. I might just add them on later because I know of quite a few great shots :)
PS- For those of you who don't already know, when a face is "beat", it's an expression meaning the makeup is done flawlessly. In case you haven't already picked up on this, I rarely explain my titles, and I probably won't ever again, but I thought, just this once, I'd share it with you :)