The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

Let the madness in the music get to you…

Life ain’t so bad at all
If you live it off the wall…

I woke up this morning with this song in my head. I knew it was going to be a good day.

This has become a personal theme song in recent years. Well maybe the last year. I spent a lot of time being focused on my career and my path forward–which led to my relocation and while getting up on the learning curve, I found myself a tad bit stressed. I realized that for my well being when I leave work, I need to LEAVE work. I absolutely “leave that 9 to 5 up on the shelf”

And its the weekend approaching, so I figured this would be a good day to post some good ol MJ–to me he is the king of “enjoying yourself.” His music puts me in a mood and a place that makes me want to dance. The title of this post definitely is how I view my life. I let the madness in the music transform me. I allow it to make me laugh, make me think, and even cry.

I know I hadn’t blogged in over a month, and the last post was a Freaky Friday one. Those come to me easily, I have tons of songs stored up, but I wanted to come back with something different. The fact that this song popped in my head gave me the inspiration I needed.

Late last year I declared 2011 to be the year of friendships for me. I had spent a lot of time nurturing romantic relationships–so I thought and the after effects of such. I decided that instead of focusing on what no longer was, I would begin and continue to take more considerate care of what I have. So that was the underlying theme in my mind, but I kinda forgot all about that.  Well, I recently went on a retreat of sorts that rejuvenated the kinships with my sisters and I feel that almost 6 months into this year, its been a very good one. I subconsciously have maintained my purpose of the year, and am looking forward to the months remaining. We only have one life; be thoughtful in your actions and savor moments. This has been an amazing and transforming time in my life. I am so blessed. Just felt like sharing. MJ says…

You can shout out all you want to
‘Cause there ain’t no sin in folks all getting loud
If you take the chance and do it
Then there ain’t no one who’s gonna put you down
‘Cause we’re the party people night and day
Livin’ crazy that’s the only way…

So tonight gotta leave that nine to five up on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
C’mon and groove, and let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain’t so bad at all
If you live it off the wall

And so does Reecie. have a good weekend. 🙂

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Because there’s something about you baby…

…that makes me want to give it to you…

If You Can Get It
It’s Worth A Try
I Really Want It
I Can’t Deny
It’s Just Desire
I Really Love It
‘Cause If It’s Aching
You Have To Rub It

#POW!

on this #freakyfriday I had to feature the greatest! the King of Pop. As we  (well I) continue to mourn the loss of one of the best to EVER do it, I revist the post I wrote after his passing here.

I don’t wanna be sad, but I’m certaintly not glad about it either. so I’m gonna do what I must–celebrate the music. so let’s keep the party goin’

Have a good weekend. rock out to the King of Pop!

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This Is It

so I heard this song for the first time this morning driving to work. on the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I do know that I like the words. You all know I love Michael with my whole heart (I’m being serious here) and his music is HUGE on the life soundtrack, but I don’t think I’m going to see this movie. I mean, I’m sad just thinking about it. When it comes on DVD I may buy it though. I just can’t see myself having this moment in a theatre–even if it is the King of Pop. I mean most other concerts are HBO specials, not feature films. As much as Michael’s shows have never been like “other concerts”, I don’t think I can do it.

**edited to add** I forgot that the concert never actually took place, so this film is just of the rehearsals–which I’m sure are introspective, but I don’t know if its something I want to see on the big screen. I watched a review for the show on GMA, and Chris Connelly said it was good. I’ll wait for some reviews from peers.

so anyway, here are the lyrics. And then the song.

This is it, here I stand
I’m the light of the world, I feel grand
Got this love I can feel
And I know yes for sure it is real

And it feels as though I’ve seen your face a thousand times
And you said you really know me too yourself
And I know that you have got addicted with your eyes
But you say you gonna live it for yourself.

I never heard a single word about you
Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thught that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand

This is it, I can say,
I’m the light of the world, run away
We can feel, this is real
Every time I’m in love that I feel

And I feel as though I’ve known you since 1,000 years
And you tell me that you’ve seen my face before.
And you said to me you don’t wnat me hanging round
Many times, wanna do it here before

I never heard a single word about you
Falling in love wasn’t my plan
I never thught that I would be your lover
C’mon baby, just understand

This is it, I can feel
I’m the light of the world, this is real
Feel my song, we can say

What do you guys think of the song? I think it might be a winner. Are you going to see the show in theatres?

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28 years young…

I woke up early on my born day, 28 years of blessing, an essence of adolescence leaves my body, now I’m fresh…

That lyric will never not be the internal birthday message!!!

A lil theme music and I’m out…holla! happy birthday to me! I’m so vain…so yes this song is about me! 🙂

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I Can’t Help It

^^That’s the Michael I remember as a young one.

so of course for the past 3 days I have been listening to Michael Jackson nonstop–well taking a few breaks. I have spent money buying cd’s, digital downloads of individual tracks I forgot all about on iTunes, and dvds on Amazon. for these past few days, Michael’s music has surpassed the top music sold on both iTunes and Amazon. His albums are now the top albums. I’m pretty sure they shouldve always been, but of course we get caught up in whats going on right now, and forget about the goodies of the past. MOST, of the time that is.

I pretty much use this blog to talk about songs that I come across, being that I listen to music pretty much all day long every day. Songs that reflect my mood, songs that make me smile, make me cry, just make me feel. Music has an important place in my life, and therefore the as a true 80’s baby (born in 81) I of course grew up listening to Michael Jackson.

I don’t like to do what everyone else is doing, and I really really never try to be a copy cat. Some people have written letters to Mike, some had highlighted all of his albums, citing their favorite songs on each. some have done other things in tribute.

my Human Nature post was about me, not him. I listen to that song often, but that day, I NEEDED it. I needed it as much as I needed to shed the tears I shed. I needed to be reminded of something I already knew. So yeah, that post was totally for me. Because I am a lover of music, and a lover of Michael Jackson–here is my MJ post. Why do it? well, I just “can’t help it”. I just have to.

(shout out to alllllll my facebook friends that posted youtube links and really just rocked and rolled all thursday night–reminding me of good music I hadn’t heard in awhile).

some songs that I came across these couple of days (most not the usual MJ songs I typically listen to) that just fill me with SOMETHING, are below:

Got To Be here: this one made me another bucket of tears. Can’t even really explain why.This acapella version has just done it all over again.

Ben: I teared up yesterday (while driving no less!) because of the words “I used to say I and Me, now its us, now its we”. I wished I had a friend like Ben! no seriously. it made me think of my childhood pets, my white American eskimo Toto, and my yellow lab Snoopy. I miss them.

Off The Wall: because I  really exemplify leaving the 9 to 5 up on the shelf. when I’m out, I’m out!!!

In the Closet: I don’t know HOW I forgot about this song, but the video? super sexy. Naomi better work! that’s why she’s one of the baddest. This song required a repeat. I love it.

I Wanna Be Where You Are: can I just say this is my jam? I swear I played it like 5 times in a row. Young Michael shuts like everybody currently out singing right now DOWN. I’m listening to these lyrics and I swear this little boy don’t know nothing about what he’s singing about. But damn if it doesn’t sound soooooo good.

The Way You Make Me Feel: has always been one of my favorites by him. I remember when I was a little girl I liked this vid and song.

PYT: cuz I am 😉 and this has always been one of my theme songs….

Now you all know I don’t really do Bey, I dig her music and I think she’s amazingly talented, but stan I am not. However I saw this video the other day on Necole Bitchie and teared up. I felt her emotion, and well….here it go. I would’ve loved to been there for that.

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