One More Light lost

Losing another star in the music industry is never a good thing and especially if the reason is them taking their own life. The news of Chester committing suicide felt almost like how I felt when I learned Robin Williams committed suicide – like losing someone I knew personally and grew up knowing.

Now, if you would allow me to make your Friday just a little bid sadder, here are the songs I’m listening right now with tears involuntarily rolling down my eyes…sad to have lost one more light but happy to have been part of the generation who experienced their music.

Rest in Peace Chester and may your light shine on wherever you are right now.

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xoxo

 

Cebuano music ta bai!

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If you’re a foreigner bravely exploring the busy and mini streets of the Philippines, American or not, you’ve probably heard people address you as “Hey Joe!”!

For most Filipinos, it is our simple way of saying hello. (Yes, we’re that friendly!) It might be puzzling for first timers but those who have been here and are staying here for good, this is something worth talking about – it may even be the reason why this group of American singers called their Cebuano-singing group Hey Joe Show!

Let’s get down to the real reason for this post and that’s to show you my latest favorite LSS song My Morena Girl. I’m guessing before the week ends, I should have the lyrics memorized! hehe 🙂

Without further ado, here is My Morena Girl by Hey Joe Show! Enjoy! 🙂

Oh they even got Cebuano covers for other LSS songs, so check them out on YouTube because for sure this video won’t be enough! 🙂 Aren’t they just adorable and cute talking and singing in Cebuano? For sure, they got a lot of morena girls lining up for them now!

This is what I love about songs and music, it knows no race, no boundaries, no language – it’s just that powerful! I can’t thank the music gods enough for such a gift!

 

Izel’s Weekend Jam presents: “How to play the guitar without an actual guitar”

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My son loves Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Otherside” and it was fun to have caught him on camera jamming to the song with his make-believe guitar and his solid rockin’ moves!

Do check out his big finish! 🙂

I guess the love for music does run in the family…enjoy!

 

 

Feel Good LSS Reggae Friday! :)

Ok, so I started my Friday a bit groggy because of lack of sleep but when I heard this song (for the first time today as I’ve not been listening to the radio for a while), me and my son automatically danced to the rhythm and I’m an instant fan! I got all pumped and had to search for it…

Played it over and over and over and over again (ok talk about obsessive… haha), shared it on my social media accounts, shared it to my co-workers and friends and am blogging about it! Sorry but it was too good of a song to pass up FOR A FRIDAY!

So, maybe it’s just the crazy me but this song is seriously my ANYDAY FRIDAY ANTHEM!

So here it is and dance with me this Friday!!! 🙂

 

Mood Music for ~ A Night of Passion, Intoxication & Bliss ~

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Ok, so I’ve been a little busy lately..trying to realize one of my lifelong dreams to be a best-selling author even if that’s really a long-shot but who knows, right?

Anyway, I’ve been writing stories over at Widbook.com, an online platform for people to write stories and share them! Definitely great for amateur writers (like moi) and even for those already with traction and a great venue to meet like-minded people as well.

So far I’m loving it! (Actually, I am getting just a wee bit addicted! hehe)

I have been writing a few stories and the last one I wrote was an experimental one on the genre of romance and sensual writing. (Yep, sensual, not the one with the “x” on it!) 

Since it was a whole different ballgame for me, I needed some mood music to help me weave the story from my head into words and these were the songs that helped me achieve it.

As always, with everything I do, I definitely need some good music to accompany me and inspire me!

Just sharing in case, they too, inspire you to write “sensually”! 😉

[You may read the story here: A Night of Passion, Intoxication & Bliss]

Let’s start if off with Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.. 😉

My girl by The Temptations

You are the sunshine of my life by Stevie Wonder

You’ll never find another love by Lou Rawls

Yet again another example of how powerful music is and how it can move and inspire people to do things ~

Another reason to thank the Music Gods for the gift of music in our lives!

Don’t you just love music!!!

Music Therapy: songs to make you happy

The United Nations is apparently compiling a list of songs that make people happy….

As part of my contribution to their project, I am reblogging this with hashtag #HappySoundsLike. Hope my bets make it to the list! 🙂

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I apologize, I have not updated this blog in a while but that doesn’t mean I have not listened to any music (as I always do and it is an addiction I do not want and cannot ever withdraw from) nor have I stopped singing or learning any songs.

There is one song that is really keeping me inspired right now that listening to it makes me want to dance. (want to dance if in public but really dance when I’m with my son who seems to like it as much as I do…)

Anyway, without further ado.. here is the Happy song by Pharrell Williams.

If you had seen the movie Despicable Me 2, you would also hear this music when Gru realized he had feelings for his partner and was dancing along the way to meeting her.

 

Also, here is another song that makes you happy…

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Fiery Friday with Michael Jackson!

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Whether you call it unfortunate or fortunate, I was born during the pre-internet era…where information came from word-of-mouth, books, encyclopedia, the radio and the television. Those were also the times when you could watch music videos only on TV and most of them were extended and seemed like mini-movies rather than just short music videos featuring the face of the singer plastered all over the whole tv screen. (no offense meant..hehe..)

I had a lot of favorites, mostly from Beatles and a lot of other 80’s artists. The best mini-movie type ones are from Michael Jackson. Definitely no question about how great the music was but watching the videos themselves was exciting and fun! He also apparently really goes “all out” on his videos and spends lavishly so obviously that would translate to what the audience is seeing as well.

In remembrance of the late but still great MJ, today’s Fiery Friday post is dedicated to him and his well-loved music and videos. (oh… and signature dance moves too!)

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Enjoy!! I know I will. (And I am!)

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Thriller

 Bad

 Black or white

 Beat It

 Smooth Criminal

 Billie Jean

 They don’t really care about us

You rock my world

 Remember the time

 Scream

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And to use his famous expression..“Whoo hooh!”