The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

May this song reach your heart…

…May your ears love the sweet melodies
Every note, every chord
I’ve arranged them for you and for me

May the sound of my voice, be your guide
Bring you closer to me
Let us bathe in the noise
Let the love in your heart speak to me

For now, I’ll pretend
I’m holding your hand

May this song reach your heart
May this song reach your heart
May this song reach your heart
May this song journey on to you…

I love this song. LOVE IT. I’ve written about Janelle Monae before, and I know she’s kinda quirky and a lot of folks don’t really dig her style but HER VOICE IS AMAZING. Its so pure and beautiful to me. This song showcases it well, in a simplistic way. A lot of her live performances thus far have demonstrated her funky antics, sharp footwork, and don’t really showcase her vocals, IMO. Being that I was a fan before the new CD I knew that she could sing, but I do understand how those that don’t have her music could be put off a little.

before the black and white everything and that pompadour she looked like this:

The ArchAndroid is a CD I can listen and it immediately lifts my mood. Its come in handy a few times and its strange how I haven’t even had to deliberately put it on; rather a song just randomly comes on via shuffle and I remember how good it makes me feel. Just good music to my ears. I have no idea what or where a “Neon Valley Street” is but I know it pleases my ears… the instrumentation on this one is sexy too–that electric guitar!

May the strings make you smile
May they always remind you of me

For now, let’s pretend
I’m holding your hand

May this song reach your heart…

another from ArchAndroid that I enjoy…

and you know I had to add something fun for the road…


I’m Lettin’ Go!

“Oooh! I got a call today, from my job up the block
It was my boss to say, you know we like you a lot
But we dont need you J, you daydream too much,
Well man I’m glad yall let me go!

Cause with no 9 to 5, its a brand new day!
My rents due but Imma party any way!
I feel so alive, stress just faded away!
Its time to live my own life!

So, Imma let it go!!!!
Gonna leave my worries behind!
Gotta take control!
I just came to have a good time!
Imma let it go, no time for stress on my mind!
Imma lettin go!!!!! Oooh Im lettin go!”

This is the BEST morning song! I’m in an insanely good mood for now and this song  just seemed right, especially after being in a funk. Also I had a convo with one of my coworkers who is totally letting go, got a new job offer and is moving on, after her life was pretty much in shambles. She’s packing up and heading toward new adventures. I’m happy for her. And I know my time is coming too…

Now, when I say L-E-T-T-I-N G-O!
I want everybody to repeat after me
On the count of 1-2-3! Unh!!
(L-E-T-T-I-N G-O!!)

So on to Janelle Monae. I first heard of her singing on a few tracks with Outkast for the Idlewild soundtrack (Call the Law and In Your Dreams–my personal fave), and I’ve pretty much been a fan since. I’ve had a few songs on my iPod from The Audition and Metropolis for a couple years now.  I really like her look and her sound–she has an amazing voice. She signed to Bad Boy last year and a lot of folks thought that would be to her detriment, but I don’t know. As long as the creativity isn’t stifled, she should be good.  Metropolis: The Chase Suite was officially released  in the summer of 2008 on Bad Boy Records.

Below is the video/short film for her song “Many Moons” She’s quite the character–before Sasha Fierce there was Cindi Mayweather. lol