Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Uplifting Reggae.....Start Anew - Tarrus Riley

Hey All.........
These days it seem like it is becoming easier for us to accept domestic violence as a normal part of life.....
We gotta keep on being outraged with acts of domestic violence. Lets be supportive, understanding and empathic to our friends and neighbours that deal with this issue on a daily basis.
If you are reading this and you are a victim please remember that It's not love if you have cuts and bruises to show.......I leave you with this song from Tarrus Riley. I hope it will inspire you to make a change!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 20 - The last song alphabetically in your iPod

This is a dancehall song from a few years ago. The lyrics are not PG reated but it is the last song listed on my music player.....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 18 - A song you love but listen to rarely

This is my country's national anthem. I used to sing this everyday when I was in school. I love this song. It always fills me with pride for my country. I rearely hear it now but when I do I always enjoy the special moment.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 16 - A song that has made you cry

I remember crying as I listened to the lyrics of this song. I could just feel the pain that a mother feels after loosing a child to the violence in the streets.This song just makes me remember that lots of people in life have it way harder than me and they just keep on trying to survive.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 15 - A song you love singing along to

In high school we had devotion ( worship songs and prayers) followed by our school song "Oh Ruseas built upon a rock" every morning. I remember back in the day our teachers used to say every one needed to know the school song to promote school pride. Years later, I have to say that I LOVE my high school.
Could be the school song or it could be that those five years in high school were super duper great. Song starts at around 1 min 30 sec....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 14 - A song that reminds you of your boyfriend

I am single....can't leave a post with no music though. The thing I would like to remember most about my next boyfriend is that he was always there for me. Future boyfreind this one is for you......

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 13 - A song that reminds you of a former friend

This one goes to a friend I used to know when I was fifteen. He always told me "Be careful of your friends....that is the most important life lesson to learn as a teenager" I am happy I listened. I am sure that saved me a whole boat load of regret!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 12 - The last song you heard

This is a dancehall hit. Don't you all wish you could move like that? I'm still trying to learn this one. Maybe I'll have the steps by summer..... lol.

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 11 - A song on the soundtrack of your favourite movie

The Harder they come is a Jamaican movie classic. I went to see the movie at Central Park summer stage movie special a few years ago and was surprised to see what a diverse fan following this movie has. What can I say. Just classic.... I choose the video with scenes from the movie for those of you who have not seen it yet.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 10 - A song by your favourite band

Morgan Heritage is a world class reggae band.Their songs are culturally meaningful and easy to relate to. The lead singer Gramps got pipes that leaves chills up your spine......If you every get a chance to see this band live I highly recommend it. The performance will be worth every penny.I included a live performace but it is pretty long. If you do check this out gramps starts singing around the 2 minute mark. Truly world class!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 9 - A song that makes you feel hopeful

My hope comes from strength and confidence. I know that the lord is in charge and that I am here to follow the path he has set for me. I always put my trust and faith in the lord and hope just comes naturally after that.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 8 - A song that reminds you of your first love

I honestly could not think of a song that reminds me of my first love. That would be a whole other blog post so I wont go there. For now I will just leave you with a song I hoped would have reminded me of my first love.....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 7 - A song that reminds you of the past summer

Last summer was not very memorable......I choose this song cause it was on the radio all summer.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 6: A song that reminds you of a best friend

This is a sad one. My best friend passed away from Cancer in september 2004 and that was one of the most difficult times in my life so far. I was not prepared for her to die so young even though I knew she was fighting cancer. When she died I was in shock and could not feel anything for the whole month. I celebrate her life and keep her memory alive but there will always be that sense of loss and pain assoicated with Septemer for me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 5 - A song that is often stuck in your head

This one is my ring tone. Maybe that explains why it is always stuck in my head. Bugle is one of the best lyricists in reggae music right now. "Journeys" sums up my attitude towards life.....

Forward thinking and forward moving....can't let anything hold me back!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 4 - A song that calms you down

I have to admit that Buju Banton, one of my favorite artists of all time take sthe prize for this one....
All will be fine.....
What more can I need to calm me down? This one works every single time. I even have a CD with just this one song on it!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 3 - A song that reminds you of your parent.

My mom loves Beres Hammond. I remember one summer he performed at a free concert in Brooklyn and we got turned away because the concert was packed 3 hours before the concert was scheduled to begin. My mom cried and we ended up staying outside and watching his performance on big screen TV's from outside. Beres has a lot of hits to choose from but this is her favorite because it reminds her of the good old days.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 2 - A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend

This one was a bit hard. Couldn't think of a song that reminded me of him when we were together so I choose the song that reminds me of him now. I get phone calls and texts from time to which I always reply "Too Late".
This one is Junior Reid and Queen Ifrica......
Great song....great lyrics

Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog-a-day Challenge: Day 1 - A song from my childhood

The challenge starts with a song that brings a smile to my face every time I see this video. The outfits look so funny now but back in the days that was top style. I remember that this song came out when I started going to the dance hall Sunday nights at the community center. Everyone would dance the Tatie. Never been a great dancer but I always gave it my all. Those were the good old days when Snagga Puss was on top.....

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My first official blog challenge

I saw this challenge over at Ruthiebelle and found this to be the perfect first challenge for my blog. I've been slacking off in the posting deparment so this will be a fun challenge. Look forward to 25 days of music that means somthing to me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Men cheat a lot but do women cause more hurt?

Seems like everywhere I turn these days I hear about the cheating boyfriend. He slept with the ex, he met some chick on facebook....he swears it was just one kiss and nothing else happened. Yet every guy I know says that women cheat more than guys.

Personally, I dont know a lot of females that cheat but I seems that the ones who do are super slick. This guy I know just found out that his girl has been cheating on him for the last four years. That has gotta hurt.....
My friend says " I could understand if she cheat on me once or twice, thats something I would have done and could get pass...but to lie and live a double life for four years is some evil s**t that only females do".
What you all think about this one?
This song goes out to you my friend. Here's to picking up on the signs that all is not well in your future relationships..