Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
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
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
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
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
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.
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
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
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
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
Last summer was not very memorable......I choose this song cause it was on the radio all summer.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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.....