Live In Blue
Like you hang out with that girl who just can't seem to be anything but negative...
Or you try to kick it with friends who always seem to make you feel like shit....
Sometimes it's better to leave good enough alone
I'm going home again
it's the only place I ever really feel supported and loved
So here's to going back to breathing in harmony with the people I couldn't live without
In other news... this song is the shit.... I'm sad if this is the first time you've heard it
We'll talk about it later....
Anyways today I'm feeling very blue
and not so much in a good way
Good morning heartache
You old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you have gone
But here you are with the dawn
Wish I forget you, but youre here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I stop Im saying to you
Good morning heartache whats new
Stop haunting me now
Cant shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
Ive got those monday blues
Straight to sunday blues
Good morning heartache
Here we go again
Good morning heartache
Youre the one
Who knows me well
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
I miss long talks, legs tangled, forehead kisses, nicknames, good hugs, and love
but mostly love....
Ugh let me preface this by saying I would NEVER EVER use this song on my blog... absolutely hate it
But today is Ni's shine:
:::UPDATE: I'm featured on Ride Sally Ride... click HERE:::
My bff Rose.. I mean Annitra (below on the right)... is a LusH this week so check it out:
Favorite euphemism for drunk?
Tore up… throwed (but I swear I rarely hear her say either)
Funniest/craziest drunk story?
First time I got drunk I put my pajamas on on top of my clothes… which happened to be a dress. I also danced with an old French man that night who just happened to have a boner
Fav mixed drink/shot and recipe:
2 parts vodka
1 part kaluha
1 part milk/cream
Person dead or alive you’d like to drink with and why?
Lil Wayne because he like’s that illegal shit… or 3 6 mafia cuz I’ve always wanted to sip on sizzurp (by drink I meant alcohol... u little druggie!)
Finally… what’s the best song to listen to while drinking?
Any thing I can shake my ass too… like Juvenile Back that ass up (classic)
^^^^ Ni is also known as Biggie Shortie... if you don't get the reference rent Pootie Tang... NOW
Let us all delight in the fact the Juvenile has stopped making music
1. Is loneliness a sign of weakness? (Do we really need men?)
2. Is life not always about doing what you want to do? (Or should you chase your dreams?)
3. Is going through hard times really a measurement of strength of character? (this one needs a little explanation: are you really a stronger person if you put yourself through a whole bunch of unnecessary bullshit/hard times.... isn't strength of character a balance between perseverance and maturity aka the ability and wisdom to walk out of unnecessary situations???)
I said I would answer them in a future post soo...
1. I don't think we need men, but I don't think loneliness is a weakness tho... My roomie Nat always says we're created to be social beings... and I agree.
That being said I don't think you should be dependent on anyone... self sufficiency is definitely sexy
2. I really don't know.... I'm still trying to figure that out
3. I kinda gave my answer away in the question... but yeah I think strength of character comes from knowing when to persevere and when to walk away.... everyone knows that one person banging their head up against the wall...
man if that ain't expressed pain I don't know what is
Ever been at point in your life where you just had to put this on repeat??
Hello... my name is...
But I admit I still fantasize about these shoes:
Shoes as the love Splenda????
Like watch it once a week...
The fashion, the moves, the songs, the makeup... specifically the blue dress she rocks at the final dance...
I'm just feeling it
and so should you...
especially since this song is BANANAS... like if it came out today I would bump this shit on my car
I'm hot.. and you're not... but if you want to get with me I'll give it one shot..
For real I will it's been over a month... one shot...
The first is my boo Intellect's blog Ride Sally Ride
Long, Tall Sally
Buckle Up, Baby.
She features anything from her adventures with Big Sean in Cleveland to her famed Cab Confessionals... (**ahem I still haven't been asked to do one... sadface ahem**) Lol and her fashion sense is serious... I always tell her she's going to be my stylist when I become a great recording artist...
I think she thinks I'm joking
But I'm sooo serious....
I miss her dressing the mannequins tho... that was my fav... BRING IT BACK INTELLECT!!!
Or I will jack you up!!! and get criminal on you!!!
(did you like the song reference?)
But serious I LOOOOOVE fiona apple... please just get into her as soon as possible, you'll be better for it. She came out when everybody was listening to B.Spears and Aguilera (however you spell her damn name) and she was just so unique at the time... and her voice.... needless to say shes a Melodic fav!
In other news I'm still in search of a quirky artistic intelligent funny beautiful man....
I dont want to live a life like a movie
I dont want to find a love like a song
What I desire is far beyond what any artist created
What I want is to be alone
Solitary in my thought processes
Lonely in my mind
What I want is to be free
Freedom to be blind
I can't fit inside your box
I can't look like your picture
What I know is beyond reason and logic
What i know comes from inside me
Emotions originated in my soul
Created and designed
I am the extension not the subject
Interwoven we're both divine
Freedom Freedom Freedom
What does it mean?
Can I see or feel it?
Is it self obtained or earned?
What is life without diligence and discipline?
What is freedom in respect to life?
Am I childlike or naive
To want a life void of responsiblity?
Or do I live as the gods intended
Focused on art and creativity?
in this institution I am not free
In this society I am not free
In this world I am not free
in this life I am not free
in my mind I am not me
Sort of abstract, theoretical, and preachy I know...
but I kinda like it
So I drove 6 hours to Cleveland and back this weekend...
And during that time I decided to do a scientific experiment...
A survey of sorts
Drake vs. Cudi
I know what you're thinking... they're so different right?
But still it's fun to compare....
I listened to A Kid Named Cudi, The Anthem (fan made mixtape), and So Far Gone back to back...
I really can't decide
I never ever thought I would love another as much as I love Scott... but um... Idk... Shopping bag Drizzy is kinda doing it huge on this mixtape
Unlike a lot I love the fact that he sings... and makes the must vulgar and explicit lyrics sound like honey
"So tonight I'll just fuck you like we're in Houston"
This song really is the reason I can't decide....
Now it's really hard to compare the two artist because I think they have completely different styles. Although I think they both are really introspective and use the music as a commentary on their own lives....Drake's music is more laid back with a splash of lyrical flair (Ain't on the fence about it, I ain't Mr. Feeny) while Cudi's music is a lot more swag and bravado (I don't need to worry cause I know the world will feel this nigga)
Put it this way... there's no "Dat New New" on So Far Gone and definitely no "Nov. 18" on A Kid Name Cudi
but the two songs I feel are the most similar are:
"Down and Out" Kid Cudi
"The Calm" Drake
I chose these two because A No one else is on the somg with them... it's pure cudi and drake B The songs are both about inner struggle and fame C They're both classic examples of the artist's style:
"I was born to be super duper Scott.
The one bad bitches call super duper lame.
Now my super duper fame gets me super duper brain
86 to Cape, but I’m super duper high
Soarin passed the moon I’m super duper lonely guy "
"I’m why your girls heart is slain
Call me Heartbreak Drake
I’m the hardest one to tame
As a man, I’m just honest
As an artist, I’m a king
With my own set of problems
That be sittin’ on my brain "
Now you listen to those two songs and see what you decide...
Between the two songs I decided Cudi... overall I'm still stumped
but I must admit Cudi's sexier...
but Degrassi is NOT what it is
Hello loves... have a good laugh at my expense...
I know I did:
I'm on my way to Cleveland but had to post about quite possibly the funniest moment of my life...
So we all have our ex's/dudes we really ain't trying to see/dude's who's last names you never knew
I'm waiting for the bus and one walks up... and get on the bus and one's driving it.... i get off and one's waiting at the next stop
Fill these ones in with your skeletons and you've got instant HILARIOUSNESS
I lol'd waiting for the bus... on the bus... getting off the bus... walking home....
Moral of the story...
God plays a MEAN practical joke don't he???
I feel like I already have ...... every boy in the world
Oh get excited it's time for some new jams perfect for a specific occasion...
Ready for the Ultimate Chill Campus Walk playlist?
So I guess this is geared towards college students, but it's spring qtr and I know I love having the perfect music as a background while I travel across the beautiful wide expansive space known as Athens, OH (please catch the sarcasm), but if you're not on campus... this could definitely be a good "go for a walk" playlist also:
"I Wish You Were Here" Incubus (the metaphoric picture painted in this song is just... bananas...)
"Switching Lanes" Kid Cudi (that new new... upbeat with an intense groove... GET IT)
"You Know What" N.E.R.D.
"Punch Drunk Love"Common ft. Kanye West (Am I crazy? Or was you giving me the eye?)
"Flashing Lights" Kanye West (classic.. but who doesn't love walking down the street feeling like you're on a runway listening to this song)
"The Hunger" Eric Benet (I've been obsessed with this song since like September... if you haven't heard it youtube it...NOW)
"Love T.K.O" Teddy Pendegrass (or Teddy "Pain-in-the-ass" as my mother calls him)
"What you wont do for love" Bobby Womack (get the original... all the remakes are garbage compared to Bobby)
"Gills and Tails" Amel Larrieux (you haven't heard this yet have you?)
"Yearning for Your Love" Gap Band (another you probably don't have but no joke... one of my fav groups.. OF ALL TIME)
"She lives in my lap" Andre 3000 (it's playing as you read... just amazing)
"So Good" Electrik Red (no real musical value... but catchy... I'm not ashamed to say "shouldn't have let you hit that, cause now I can't forget that" is kinda hot)
"Burning Up" Jonas Brothers (I DON'T CARE IF ::fill with insulting comment about the Jo Bros:: this song is so poppy and cute its infectious... and hilarious to listen to)
Again this is just a taste of what's probably playing when you see me walking by... and it's the chill version not the hype version (to come later)
To get the slow jam deluxe get the draws tape playlist click HERE
But ask yourself:
Why do the Jonas Brothers go so hard???
The world may never know...
Answer: HELL NO <-- click the link to see why I disagree
I keep the service bell by my bed for you...
Simple phrase...says soooooo much tho
Oh the art of songwriting
Anyways I just wanted to share that little piece of heaven with you...
Feist's voice is... well... I would describe it as one long nostalgic sigh...
What you think?
And Grizzly Bear is crazy... just get on that asap
Anyways this past weekend while playing random CDs from like 03 and 04 I found some music from some songs I was writing to... and got SUPER excited! I'm really thinking about recording and posting on the blog... but that's like... a serious step...
The only people who've ever heard the music were very very VERY close friends because I don't know if it's ready for mass listeners....
If I did record it, it would be real rough just on my laptop for people to get a preview...
If you want to hear it, it's up to you all...
Let me know
It's kinda unbelievable I've gotten this far without an entire entry dedicated to her but um...
So expected I know... but can you really argue with me?
Yes she's going through some things right now... but give her artistry some respect...
So I talked about my voice feature this week, and Amy is first because of this song in particular (the one below in the video... not the one playing). Yes, all of Frank and Back to Black are hot... but this song (unreleased) is the pinnacle of emotional expression...
Both the lyrics and the voice just come together in such a perfect harmony... damn can Amy write and sing... The first line alone...
I can see you ahead of me... but I'm not always forward thinking
Just think about that for a minute.... could you have written that?
So let's do an exercise... ready?
After you've listened to the song once... go back and fast forward to 3:35 into it...
1) Listen for the second "I live my life"
2) Both "I can't even cry"s
The last one really gets me every time....
After you've done that listen to "I'm his only woman" by Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia...
Are they fighting over a man.... expressing angst and frustration
Or seeing who can get the most notes into one syllable...
See the difference?
To me the true measure of a singer is the emotion they can convey in their voice...
Emotion doesn't necessarily equate to volume (ahem *Mary J Blige*) or intense riffs (*cough Fantasia cough*)
sometimes it's just the purity of expression
Thus Sally's Song by Amy Lee
I'm not about to get started on how I feel about Amy cuz we'd be here all day... I love her in a completely idolistic unnatural way... we'll talk about it later though
So I'll just say...
even BETTER artist
I'm starting a series next week on the artists I feel have the most interesting and unique voices...
Some you've heard of some you haven't
But here's a peek:
PLEASE...watch the entire song... because it gets CRAZY towards the end
Talk about a VOICE!
And she is NOT classically trained...
more to come...
I know you thought this post was not serious but... um I'm not playing
I need my degree....
So um... NO DRAMA NO BEEF
Just repeat it a couple of times in your head
NO DRAMA NO BEEF
I'm MLKing every situation that occurs.... Like real talk... Tonite was way too much fun for me to b starting unnecessary drama
1. Sew ins can be cute
2. Always make friends with bartenders
3. Don't sweat the small shit (that's the title of a book... minus the shit)
It's still been like 4 weeks......
And that's NOT CUTE
P.S. I'm not changing the song.... cuz it's just that hot....
Thanks Grandpa Bill ;)
Haha this post is about O'Betty's tho...
French Fries like you can only imagine....
Don't even fuck with me!!!!
I'm graduating college... it's a truly transitional and hard time in my life... my response... Long Islands and Sex on the Beaches.....
I'm excited about tomorrow tho... who doesn't love a good BGLO show and Nuvo Sparkling Voda...
You know since I'm not having any sex.....
Don't judge me!!!