Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Soundtrack


If I belonged to a tribe of some sort, I'd name myself Queen Many Songs. No matter where I go or what I do, I need to have a soundtrack to the occasion. Here's a few:


Taking a bath/shower:

Sade -- Either 'Lovers' Rock' or 'The Best of Sade', since those are the only two cds of hers that I have. I've mentioned my love of her before. I don't know how to explain it. She and her band just do it for me.


On my way to work:

Kanye West -- Specifically, "Spaceship" on College Dropout. I love how this song talks about how he struggled in his miserable job at The Gap, while staying up all night and writing his rhymes. I have to sing this song whenever the going gets rough at work because I know better things are on the way.


Friday nights:

Kelis --There is nothing like a chick who can flip it from talking about her love for her husband to tracks like "Blindfold Me", "Bossy," "Awww S**t" and my personal favorite, "F** them B****s."


Kanye West -- "Drunk 'N Hot Girls". That's basically about men in the club going crazy over some hot, drunk chick. Loves it!


Common -- This man makes the world go 'round. 'Nuff said.


Anger management:

Eminem --All day, every day. 'You don't/Wanna efff with Strengthy/Why?/Cuz Strengthy will effing kill you!' I couldn't have said it better myself.


Jaguar Wright -- If you aren't bitter and depressed when you listen to her first cd, 'Denials, Delusions and Decisions', I can guarantee that you will be after you finish listening to her. I've listened to it so many times that I've become immune, but she is definitely not for the weak.


Working Out:

A medley that consists of The Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse and Kelly Clarkson.


Being wistful:

Another one of my infamous medleys. This one consists of David Gray, Corinne Bailey Rae, Amel Larrieux and Amerie. Some of my favorites are Gray's "This Year's Love," Corinne's "Breathless" and Musiq's "Today." Shoot, "Today" would make a good wedding song.


Anytime, Anyplace:

Amy Winehouse


Chrisette Michele


Eric Roberson


Toby Lightman


Nikka Costa


Jill Scott
John Mayer

Meshell Ndegeocello


Robin Thicke


Macy Gray


India.Arie


Erykah Badu


Lauryn Hill



Plus, many, many more! Sigh. This is just why my iPod is nearly out of space.




3 comments:

Pro' said...

Why was I on some "Queen of many songs" tip last night. I stayed up vibing to some old school stuff via itunes. Happily making my notepad of upcoming tunes I'd like to download to my player. Music is so relaxing. I was having a 'sangin' good time. Don't how happy the fam was about my off key and jacked lyrics. They'll be a'ight though. Linked to you via Tha L. *Waving to my short fren*

Eclat said...

Please add "Repetition" by Gaelle to the mix...And I don't remember seeing Emily King's "Colorblind" or Amel Larrieux's "Bravebird" or "All I Got" on your list.

!!!

And for the record, I actually added the ENTIRE SEASON of Heroes to my iTunes account and watched it all in one day while I was up late packing.

Shameful!

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Hi, Pro! Welcome!

Hey Eclat, aka Mlle Smith, aka Noire Doire! Sheesh, I need a whole 'nother blog to keep up with you and your everchanging sites! How ya been? Yes, Heroe is THE TRUTH!! Tho, this season is hurting me so far. I don't think I know Gaelle or Emily King, but I'll check them out. I love most of Amel, but my all time favorite is "Make Me Whole." Song makes me want to cry nearly everytime I hear it.