Sometimes I Wanna

Sometimes I wanna
Just listen to the guitar riffs
Of a song alone
Just so I can imagine
How the guitarist
Created it as they hummed
Guitar riffs is something that rock,
Funk and jazz music
All sometimes can share
Sometimes I wanna blare my music
As I intensely cheer
Sometimes I wanna
Listen to the strings playing on a bango
Tunes of country music with words
Of sadness and heartbreak to it
Sometimes I wanna line dance
And slap leather to the sound of a fiddle
Music brings all kinds of people together
It transcends across
The lines of racial boundaries
Sometimes I wanna just relax
And listen to Luther’s smooth soulful voice
That man could sing anything
He gave R & B true meaning
His legacy will always be
Sometimes I wanna
Hear great Hip Hop music
But not too much of the ones of today
It only makes me ponder
About the artist of yesterday
Boogie Down Production,
Public Enemy and Eric B and Rakim
Made me proud to listen to them
Sometimes I wanna hear artist
Like Phil Anselmo
And Jonathan Davis screaming
What can I say
I am a metalhead all the way
Sometimes I wanna
Hear rock artist singing
Like Chris Cornell and Jack White
There is nothing like
Listening to Steve Vai
While looking at a starry sky
It’s like I am enjoying the beauty
Of the scenes to a beautiful movie
Forgive me for being a music fan
Who gets bored easily
From hearing the same things daily
Which is good actually
Variety is the spice of life
My taste in music is one of diversity
There is nothing
Like being able to appreciate
Music from every genre
From House to Techno
From Indie Pop to Gospel
From Reggae to classical
Each one have their own special way
Of telling a story through song
That is uniquely done

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Michel’le

As I always I share about how I absolutely love all music growing up I listened to everything including NWA one of its members brought out Michel’le. Growing up I was no different from other kids I’d get hooked on a song’s beats and did not pay attention to the lyrics. NWA was one of the hip hop groups who had a lack of respect for women big time. The saddest part is some of us black women continue to support negative music and get upset about the affects of it. I read a post that was quite disturbing it was basically making up excuses for artists who choose their lyrics blaming the environment. Here’s an idea try writing something more positive and uplifting hip hop was once that way a very long time ago.

Michel’le debut album was titled Michel’le the song no more lies was one of my favorites. It’s amazing how we feel that celebrities are so much different from us but they are not….they are human too with problems just like the rest of us sometimes more. She has a movie that’s coming out in October on Lifetime and yes I will be watching it. There are a lot of critics talking about this movie but it’s all good.It’s important to be able to tell our own story no one else knows it better but God.

The Good Old Days

Ahhhhh the good old days

How I miss them

Spending time with

Family and friends

Playing fun games like

Jacks, Hopscotch, Count 4

And many more

Going in the backyard

Playing horseshoes and volleyball

Playing tag and jump rope

Going to the park

Parents telling you to be home

Before it gets dark

Enjoying great movies

On TV and at the drive in

Dawn of the Dead, Karate Kid,Breakin

What fun we had

Dancing the coolest dances

Snakin, Whoppin and DC Walkin

Oh Yes

And we can not forget about the music

Run DMC, Salt &Pepa, Debbie Gibson

Tiffany, Beastie Boys and 3rd Bass

Boys groups

New Edition, New Kids On the Block

And Menudo

Can’t forget about Rock and Roll

Poison, Europe and Cinderella

I will always love heavy metal

The good old days I love them so

Playing video games

Atari and Nintendo

When all real talented women did

Was rap, sing and dance

With their clothes on

Awesome TV shows

Gimme a break, Facts of Life

A-team and Different Strokes

Do you remember the very

First music video ever

I do it was by the Buggles

When MTV really was

Music Television

Because they played

Music videos all day everyday

It was my dream to be a VJ

Rap City and Yo MTV Raps

Maaaannn these memories

Are taking me way back

Those days will live on forever

In my heart and they will never part

Holding them tight always

Here’s to the good old days

 

 

 

 

 

What Has Happened To Hip Hop?

As I have shared I listen to everything so that includes hip hop too. Not the hip hop of today though I don’t know what the heck has happened I just find that today’s hip hop is very disappointing and disturbing as well. Gone are the days of the hip hop that I listened to KRS One, Eric B. and Rakim, 3rd Bass, LL Cool J I could go on and on. It is not just about today’s hip hop it’s the culture that is tied to it nothing but negativity especially towards black females. I screen everything that my sons listen to and it’s a shame musicians don’t want to be held accountable for nothing except for endorsements. So sad I will never forget the words that 2Pac spoke during an interview he said “Hold us accountable for what we say”

KRS One

I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll take old school hip hop any day there’s nothing like it. The new hip hop is headed for self destruction and that’s fine just don’t take the kids with it.