Ka-Blewey 2.0

 

This song has overshadowed every other song on Miguel’s sophomore effort in my opinion. Its one of those songs that forces you to visualize while listening. The words are like a sermon without the preaching, enough to get you to think without feeling bad about yourself for not fully understanding the song. I have always wondered what the imagery would be like should there ever be a video, so I was extremely happy to see not only is there a video, but its in black and white.

May 30
"Candles In The Sun" - Miguel

I’ve had this Wordpress for about a week and really couldn’t figure out what I wanted to blog about. I’m no stranger to starting and quickly deleting Tumblrs because I never had the motivation to blog just for myself. Now, I see the reason. I need to do this so I can cultivate my opinions on music that I (I wish there were a way to make the I stand out to match my voice) like for whatever reason.

So let’s start with this, JENI. I first came across her YouTube channel because of her “Boyfriend” J.Beebs remake and I thought it was awesome. Today she dropped this little treat.

Without taking too long, I like it because
A) She’s cute.
B) The production.
C) The direction she chooses to take.

I don’t believe that EVERY singer needs to be the most soulful/shocking/perfect/flawless Beyonce. There’s room for all sorts of styles. And I think this remake feels so good and so vibey (from her mouth not mine.)

May 30
"Suit & Tie" - Remake by Jeni Suk

Sometimes, I wake up being inspired by all the things I want to do and wonder if God has given me too many choices. I’m so thankful althought I don’t personally have much…but I really feel like the blessings he’s holding out on me for are grand.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 20
Too Abundant?
Oct 13

Lately…

I have been killing my speakers with Trap EDM.  For those of you who don’t like EDM that’s too “soft”, you should definitely check out Trap.  Think hood joints mixed with the elements of EDM that we love and add some serious bass to ride out to.  ”Trap For Me” is one of my favorite examples lately but I have REALLY been banging Flosstradamus A LOT as well.  And I just downloaded a bunch of their stuff and will (if I remember) post my favorite.  

tomorrow’s only a day away.

this miguel album is so awesome thus far.

Oct 5
where’s the fun in forever?
Oct 3

so while doing some research for an internship interview, I came across this video by Bare called ‘Altitude’.  The song + visuals gave me chills.  It reminds me of a cross between Jay-Z ‘On To the Next One’ and Autoerotique ‘Turn Up the Volume’.  

The progression of the track is crazy and makes me feel like I took the out-of-order elevator at the back of a skeezy hotel.  Its so awesome!  Enjoy.

i love music.  but today has been one of those days where no matter what shuffles onto my ipod, I’m just not into it.  i wonder if that happens to others.

literally, when I get to feeling that way I turn on Amy Winehouse ‘Back to Black’ or Jay-Z ‘Kingdom Come’ OR Rick Ross ‘Teflon Don’.  If those fail, I search Keyshia Cole and throw all of her albums on shuffle.  None of that worked today.

My takeaway is that people could potentially like ANY kind of music under different circumstances.  But if you aren’t open to receiving, nothing will work.  And imagine, an artist and their team put out material under the pretense that ‘its going to make people dance’ or whatever.  but if you aren’t feeling “it” then you wont wanna do shit.  and therefore could potentially let a huge artist’s machine pass right over your head.  whereas on any other day, at any other time-said artist could have been your new favorite.  

Oct 1
some days.
the only things im going to say about this are:
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Grammys 2013 Predictions:
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Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Album
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If he doesn’t win at least one, I quit.
Sep 28

the only things im going to say about this are:

__________

Grammys 2013 Predictions:

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Best Urban Contemporary Album

Best R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Album

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If he doesn’t win at least one, I quit.

Swedish House Mafia.  
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One Last Tour.
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What does this mean?  Well, today I bought 2 tickets for the last ever Swedish House Mafia tour and concert date for March 9th, 2013.  The tickets sold out in under ten minutes.  The end of SHM means a slew of new EDM DJs can come into the industry as EDM junkies will be looking for a replacement to fill the void.  Not to mention that as established DJs move up in billing, newer acts will EVENTUALLY be able to take the place of some of the great new people we like that are becoming really big today.  I think this is musically historic as international music has been trending toward the dance sound for years but there haven’t been any major EDM retirements.  So now, I believe, we will have one of the first new-wave vintage EDM situations.  And to be a part of the last show is monumental for me.  I have already been thinking of resolutions as if its my version of New Years.  

Get your tix on Oct. 5, 2012 for the March 8, 2013 show.  They will def sell out: http://www.onelasttour.com/ 
Sep 28

Swedish House Mafia.  

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One Last Tour.

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What does this mean?  Well, today I bought 2 tickets for the last ever Swedish House Mafia tour and concert date for March 9th, 2013.  The tickets sold out in under ten minutes.  The end of SHM means a slew of new EDM DJs can come into the industry as EDM junkies will be looking for a replacement to fill the void.  Not to mention that as established DJs move up in billing, newer acts will EVENTUALLY be able to take the place of some of the great new people we like that are becoming really big today.  I think this is musically historic as international music has been trending toward the dance sound for years but there haven’t been any major EDM retirements.  So now, I believe, we will have one of the first new-wave vintage EDM situations.  And to be a part of the last show is monumental for me.  I have already been thinking of resolutions as if its my version of New Years.  

Get your tix on Oct. 5, 2012 for the March 8, 2013 show.  They will def sell out: http://www.onelasttour.com/ 

Sep 28

In any blog I do, I will have a JoJo post.  To me, she is one of the most underrated, underserved artists ever to show up, then disappear…only to show up, and disappear again.  And when I say disappear, I’m talking about those semi-in-the-know.  I always know what she’s up to.  ’In the Dark’ is a sensual and grown-up introduction to the new Jojo (or as she would probably say “first time you are seeing the real Jojo”).   Anyway, its sick.  Shes sick.  She has a new lead buzz single out right called ‘Demonstrate’ and its freaky.  Here are some of the most notable songs from her discography:

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from Jojo:

Use My Shoulder, The Happy Song

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from:  The High Road

Anything, Like That, I Can Take You There

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from: Can’t Take That Away from Me (2011 mixtape)

ALL OF IT.  seriously.