All ah dis come eeen like is a dream!
All ah dis come eeen like is a dream!
We have gotten to a point in the Caribbean where the less clothes the better, well perhaps some like to be more covered but undoubtedly everyone is reaching for their lightest cottons right about now. I welcome this Summer with a Open Heart and great excitement because I am taking a few leaps of faith and I am trusting implicitly that I am being guided and all will continue to unfold just the way it will. For anyone reading this and who knows anything about my music =) I am finally creating an album.. albeit a short one…I really want to take a moment out to finally get my sound down onto some tracks that my band will be playing. My band consists of a group of musicians who I have played with at some point of my career, to play in a band with me I have 6 requirements 1) An open Ear 2) Good encouraging communication skills 3) Discipline 4) A sense of humor 5) A good human “bean”…o.k. maybe I have only 5 =) I will soon be introducing them with some pics so you can put faces to instruments to names =) They are a lovely group of people and I Thank God that I found them and that they’ve stuck with me and my musical journey. I’ve had to let go of a lot since I’ve last written a blog …and I’ve made room for some much more to come in..and it’s coming… how bout that =) walk my feet…
This Sunday needed some creative outpouring of energy and my blog came jumping into my mind saying….”me me please give me some time! “=) So here I am =) A few messages have come to me recently…I listen in the stillness less often than I should, but each time I do there are words waiting for me…. sometimes not words…. just feelings… visions …. but something always comes up, and they aren’t all rose colored and happy; although I do spend more time focusing on the ones that are. I’ve been traveling for a few weeks and greatly welcome this new perspective on many areas in my life (getting away from your everyday environment is an amazing way to clear your head. )I have proved to myself once again that reacting to a situation can also mean sitting in observation. From this pause I get many tear jerking, inspiring, joyful, painful, funny, confusing (and the list goes on) moments which manifest themselves…. and pass through me …and I am back to just peace… then passion creeps in…and I go again, not sure where the steps will take me sometimes I LiVe it standing in observance, dancing the night away, laughing my head off, crying crossed legged on the floor.. palms up, falling down, standing back up, being utterly confused, impossibly insecure, very fragile and as strong as an ox. And I am GrAteFul for it all….afterall this is LiFe!!!
Now for the music.. here are a few songs that jumped into my mind when i decided to blog so check them out ..give ears some LoVe….
This is my SuNday Morning Anthem, the instruments in this song make me wanna dance around and feel good…and the vocals… the lyrics… simple abundance.. Thank You Mr. Winston McAnuff for your incredible music =)
I have always LoVed vocalists, songwriters from Sweden and low and behold here is another Swedish chick that I dig. This song has interesting sounds and I LoVe Fallulah’s lyrics and harmonies…her delivery is pretty effortless, something I’m realizing more and more that I LoVe and want to work with more…”GiVe us a LittLe LoVe…=)”
And finally…if you’d like to hear a Bob Marley cover I did at my show “Floating”…I worked with a group of musicians who just make me wanna smile…amazing people…all a little touched in their own special way =) Thank you Wayne (Guitar) Kamla (Keyboards) Obed (Drums) Craig (Bass) Cecile (Vocals) and Jason (Guitar)…and ThANk U Redbones and ThaNk You all who came…and ofcourse Thanks Sir Bob =) RaT RaCE….
After observation of some feelings that were coming up in my mind based on my experiences over the last few days I got this message: You are only responsible for how you act not every thought or feeling that comes into your brain…so let them come, don’t resist them…even if they are dark and shameful…sit with it, let it have a space so that it can then dissipate and leave room for more creative, forward thoughts. Not every feeling you have you need to expound on or share for they are just feelings and they come and go. I guess really your actions are the only thing that can be proper cause for your pleasure or shame…Don’t be focused on your weaknesses, as these too exist, focus on your strength and the strengths of others, and on the future. And for this reminder to myself that I share, I hope it brings Peace just as it brought me.
Octobersveryown blog is a blog that Drake and his people do, it’s a perfect example of how coming together with like minded people to make progress and inspire and share that inspiration works. Featured this week on the blog was the Jamican film Better Mus Come. Watch this space –>
Also saw this artist on the blog. His name is Kendrick Lamar. Love this music production, love his lyrical content …love his message. ——>
*warning there are quite a few f*uck, b*tch and other types of colorful language usage in this song…if this will upset you please don’t listen =)*
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Been Busy. Making it all happen and trying to understand what’s actually happening all at the same time! =) Tonight I do an acoustic set with Wayne @ Wickie Wackie. I’m excited . =) Hope you are all well and being grateful for it all. Here’s some things I wanted to share:
Saw this a few weeks ago and last night a friend of mine reminded me of this lady Lissie. She has a wicked voice, stage presence and the band is on point. “everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold.” This is a King Kudi original and my next post is a song off his new album. Thank you Nile for always bringing good music into my life.
Kid Cudi I love you. I’ve been listening to his new album “Man on the Moon 2” and I really love it. Who woulda thought Cudi fancied himself such a rock n roller! =)
I feel in love with this song about 2 years ago. The thing with songs you fall for is even if you don’t hear them for a while, when u do… it’s love all over again! =) You should check out Lykke Li. She has a lovely sound and an interesting way of presenting it.
Today started off as a 5…dipped to a 3 and has made a major turn around to a 10. Niceness. I am no longer a sucker for roller coaster emotions and frankly if it was up to me and not my hormones; I wouldn’t play into one bad day. Ha! Thank goodness for friends and avatars and blogs and cookies and tea…oh and Photo Booth on my Mac. I hope if you are reading this and having a moment of being on the platform aka. mini meltdown moment ..that you soon board the happy train again..ask and you shall receive.. open wide and let the good energy flow in your direction. Here’s the youtube loving from my heart to yours ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++>
This one is simply called the Hot Gyal Antem….Tell dem Tami Chynn #island girl
Really loving this Rihanna song I found on @Boomshots Blog #island girl *u have to cut and paste this in ur web browser =)*
And last but not least me doing my thing a few Fridays ago in Kingston. This was such an enjoyable night for me ..and I am so Grateful =) #islandgirl