I shouldn’t be awake but life just tastes so much sweeter when dipped inside the moonlight.
If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.
But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.
Tunes to Fulfill Your Musical Appetite by thechanelmuse
As many of you may already know, I deleted (almost) all of the audio files on my page because I received a final warning for posting and reblogging copyrighted music issued by DMCA. Even though it turned out to be sent by accident (womp womp), I still removed them to avoid having my page deleted. (I had over 600+ and received 5 notices in the past.)
For this reason, I’ve decided to create lists of tunes in a text format to fulfill your musical appetite, which will hereafter be titled “Something Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue.” You can click the link to hear the songs embedded in the titles below or just click the header above and be directed to my arts + culture site, The Vinyl Bridge, for all the songs on one page.
"Happier Than the Morning Sun" by Stevie Wonder [Soul, 1972]
This is a feel good record penned and produced by the musical genius for his Music In My Mind album. You can’t go wrong with Stevie.
When it comes to reminiscing about records from the ’90s, many tend to forget this track, were too young to remember it, or just never heard of it. This was the debut, hit single by the British girl group Eternal Soul. You dig this track? Check out their tracks “Angel of Mine,” most notably performed by Monica, and ”Just a Step From Heaven."
It’s certainly not an “oldie” yet, but it sure feels like one. You can’t tell me this doesn’t give you an ’80s vibe with hints of Kate Bush.
“Wasted Love” by BenZel & Stevie Neale [Electro-R&B, 2014]
This is an instant head nodder by East London-based singer Stevie Neale and the rising Japanese teen producing duo, Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe. While most music groups are made up of members who have been friends for years or met in school, BenZel unexpectedly met on an online forum about ankle socks and soon discovered they both shared a love for ’90s R&B (i.e. their production on Jessie Ware’s cover of Brownstone’s 1994 joint, “If You Love Me”).
It’s filled with hard-hitting percussive elements, piano riffs, and pretty much a standout number like their most known hit, “This Way.”
I’m loving that people are starting to notice this band that I have been raving about for years. Their notable instrumental and vocal rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” was featured in the new indie comedy, Chef. Great movie by the way.
From Ludacris and Jaheim to Billy Idol and Tre Williams, this track has been featured and covered so many times. Just incase you never considered the original, here it is.
There’s no escaping this woman’s voice. She’s a Spanish singer of Equatorial Guinea descent who, at times, solely goes by the name Buika. This track, penned by Fabregat Jodar, is about feeling empty and alone. Buika perfectly expresses this emotion through every single syllable.
how the heck did this show
That had great characters
interesting characters who dealt with difficulties, prejudice, and fear
a show that had a great plot
that contained love and friendship
a show that could get dark but managed to say light-hearted and funny
that also managed to complement the original series
how oh how did it become this