Saturday, April 07, 2007

"I'm So In Love with my Music"

I'm back!

My AC Adapter arrived sooner than I expected, so my computer is up and running again. Yay!! It was hard going there for a bit. Somehow I survived without cable, the Internet, or my iPod. It was scary -- I don't want to go down that road again. Luckily, my coworker loaned me her iPod charger so I wasn't totally in the dark. I don't know how I survived before modern technology.

Anyway, my iPod is turning me into more of a music fiend than I was before. There is so much new stuff coming out that I had to write all the music I want to get from iTunes on a little sticky note and the note is filling very quickly. Amel's coming out with something new in May, so I have to get that, and I also have to get the new Macy Gray, K-OS and some others. I'm also going to go a bit old school and get the greatest hits of Tony! Toni! Tone! and an old Terence Trent D'arby cd. While I was in NYC, I practically lost my mind with the new music I bought. I added Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Stephen Marley to my collection. (This headline was taken from a new Joss song)

For old time's sake, I had to buy 'Beat Street' on dvd. I can't remember much about that flick, other than crying when the Puerto Rican kid fought with Spit and got killed. And of course the dancing.

I've got a few concerts coming up that I'm pretty excited about. I'm going to see John Legend and Corinne Bailey Rae later this month and Meshell Ndegeocello in May. Whenever I tell people I'm going to see Meshell, who is a lesbian, I always get the same confused expression. "Whoa! Is there something you're trying to tell us, Strength?" "First you cut your hair and now this!" And my favorite response: "Be careful! I watch 'The L Word.' Those chicks are pretty aggressive." Folks are crazy. Good thing I'm over my issue.

I also found out that one of my future husbands, Idris Elba (in the pic), will be in town soon as well. He played Stringer Bell on The Wire and is now in a bunch of movies, most recently "Daddy's Little Girls." He's also a DJ in his spare time, so that's why he'll be coming to town. His upcoming performance hasn't been publicized much, so I hope I'll be able to get tickets. Oh Idris....if he only knew how much I loved him. Sigh.


MotownRunnerGirl said...

hiya, i'm glad you are back. it was quite lonely in the blogosphere w/o you. anyhowwww. about the whole lesbian thing. i'm very confused about this lately. look, i like dudes. i do. i you know me??? but i do have great connections with my girls. and I am an ancient single hispanic chick. i really am. there are no single girls my age who are hispanic and normal. unless they are one, gay, two, screwed up, or three superbly briliant. i think i'm going to subscribe to the superbly brilliant category and hope for the best. i mean you'd think i would have settled by now. but i don't want to settle. i don't want to suffer. and i do want to have a cute kid i can cuddle with. oh, god, are we going to a wedding next week? sigh. you can't tell anyone about this post.

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Aw, it'll be okay sweetie! Trust, if you were a lesbian, you would know. So I'll put you in the category of superbly brilliant. Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Mlle Smith said...

I don't care if Me'Shell is gay, the girl makes some SEXY music! "Andromeda and the Milky Way" is quite possibly the sexiest love song I've EVER heard and each time I play it, folks wanna know who the heck that is getting them all and bothered!

Me'Shell tosses people out of concerts for camera flashing, so bring a camera sans flash! She has some sort of disorder where the flashing light makes her pass out.

That girl is badass.

MotownRunnerGirl said...

holy crap. was i drinking when i wrote this? scary.

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Yaymen, Mlle Smith! I've been playing the Comfort Woman cd for the past few weeks. She also had me at "Dread Lock," "You Made A Fool of Me," and "If that's your Boyfriend (He wasn't last night)." Thanks for the tip on the camera!

Motown -- It's all good. You're superbly brilliant! =)

Smiling Sista said...

how foolish those folks' comments/accusations were! the only thing worth talkin' about is just how much meshell's music is GROOVIN' :o).