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Quickie Post: Punctuality

Hey love muffins! (TM: BScott)

This is really quick but have I ever told you that I hate lateness?

I don’t like to be late getting places and I hate waiting for people to meet me. I guess I’ve just always felt that it was disrespectful. As if my time is not as important or valuable as yours.

I really do try to let people know if I’m going to be late even if it is five minutes. But I try to give leeway for traffic and whatnot.

But late for no reason? Bye Felicia.

Tis all for now.

Quickie Post: You Don’t Know

Good Morning All and Happy Friday!

I just had to come to you really quick this morning just to get this out.  I was perusing Twitter this morning and came across a tweet essentially judging people for tweeting about getting drunk or turning up on the weekend.  Essentially bragging that “I don’t have to escape my life because I’m so great and you all are miserable because you’re not on my level.”

GIRL SHUT UP!

I’ve written about people who use social media with a tone of pure condescension.  There really is a way to talk about yourself and your accomplishments without coming across as judgmental.  You don’t have to try and make people feel small in order to build yourself up.

But really, what I wanted to say is that you don’t know what people are going through.  You don’t know why people need to take a break or escape from the current moment.  You don’t realize the things that people don’t put online.  By being dismissive of what people are trying to do with their weekend and their money. you could be making a bad situation worse.

If you don’t have nothing nice to say, just shut the fuck up.

That’s all.

 

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ByeAshy

Quickie Post: Blood Orange

Not the fruit, y’all.

But I’ve been recently listening to Cupid Deluxe album by Blood Orange.  He was one of the primary producers on Solange’s EP True, which I adore.  It’s very late 80’s synth pop interpreted for the current age.  If you like minimalism in your music, sparse harmonies, funky bass grooves and metaphors in your music, I think that you will enjoy the album.  It is a full experience where hooks and choruses are referenced in multiple songs to fit the theme of love, heartbreak, and dealing with self worth.

I’m embedding the full album for you all to enjoy before I talk about my favorite song.

So I absolutely adore all of the songs with the exception of High Street, but Chamakay is the stand out track for me.  I think that the production of the track conveys the separation and melancholy perfectly.  The uses of echos and having both the male and female voice personalizes the song in a way I’m not sure could be captured another way.

The song is direct but there is just enough mystery to the lyrics.  Absolutely adore this.  Here are the lyrics and take a listen.

Let me know what your favorite track is.

Chamakay

If giving left me lonely
If giving was my friend
I’m keeping all the old themes
I’m keeping my loose ends

But now you’re feeling empty
I tried my best last time
I’ll leave you with your feelings
I’ll leave you in your lies

I’m nothing without subtle
Heartache at its best
Are you the one who breaks my
Heart out of my chest

[Chorus x2]

I’ll never leave you if you’re think that it’s all the same
I’ll never trust you if you’re think that it’s just a game
I see you waiting for a guy/girl like me to come along
Baby girl you’re wrong

If giving left me lonely
If giving was my friend
I’m keeping all the old themes
I’m keeping my loose ends

But now you’re feeling empty
I tried my best last time
I’ll leave you with your feelings
I’ll leave you in your lies

[Chorus x2]

Quickie Post: Got2BReal

Trash is still not really feeling it.

Please enjoy Queen Patti LaHelle and her masterpiece.

Bye y’all!

When Trash Stans Out

Feel free to skip this post Class…

I’m le tired today so this is going to be pretty short.  But if you don’t remember, Trash stans down for Craig David.  And has done so since Fill Me In was released in America back in 2001.  I mentioned it briefly in my dressing down of The Bieber during his Celebrity Jury.  But Craig’s silky smooth voice and vocal control have always just done it for me.

I’ve held off on trying to explain the depths of my love for this man’s music because we’re talking about a thesis here.  But since I’m not feeling too great today, I thought that I would share one of my favorite performances from him since it cheers me up.

This is Hidden Agenda from his second album.   We’re talking about a man who sounds like the recording.  Jumping from chest voice to head voice repeatedly live.  Killing the ad-libs without overdoing it.  I mean what can I say?

Okay, one more.

That last chorus.

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Again, I’m doing my best not to stan completely out.

I know that there are not that many people who love Craig David quite like I do, but any fans?  Let me know in the comments.