Flash Back Friday

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A-Ha:Take On Me

Talking away
I don’t know what I’m to say
I’ll say it anyway
Today’s another day to find you
Shying away
I’ll be coming for your love, OK?

Take on me (take on me),
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two

So needless to say
I’m odds and ends
But I’m me stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is OK.
Say after me,
“It’s no better to be safe than sorry.”

Take on me (take on me),
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day or two

Oh, things that you say, yeah—
Is it life or just to play my worries away?
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
You’re shying away
I’ll be coming for you anyway

Take on me (take on me),
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day

Take on me (take on me),
Take me on (take on me)
I’ll be gone
In a day

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UPDATE: STONE COLD

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This artist never seems to fail me. His sound is so different that it automatically pulls you in. This song is a bit different than “Politics”. With a very laid back vibe, I think this one has more of a radio appeal. I find it very ironic that I’m doing a review over a song that is speaking on some things I’ve been dealing with. I love that it is relatable and that anyone can connect with it. This song, titled “Stone Cold”, dropped Friday so go check it out ASAP! I’ve said it before, SO! Is an amazing talent. He isn’t afraid of experimenting with his sound and I feel that is what he has done with this song. Completely ready to hear what he comes out with next. I’m sure it will be another good one.

Check Out His Site: http://www.doitcomeinblack.com

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I Wish You Love

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Nancy Wilson- I Wish You Love

I wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss but more than this
I wish you love
And in July a lemonade to cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health and more than wealth
I wish you love
My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free
I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love
My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free
I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love
I wish you love
I wish you love

Solid Rock

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 3.07.31 AM.pngYou ever find yourself in a place and you don’t really recognize yourself? You know it’s you just, different. That’s the space I’ve been in lately. It seems as if no matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to get a solid grip on things. It is as if all the situations that I have already been through are coming back around. I guess it is a higher power testing me to see if I learned from the original issues. It just feels like whenever I feel I’m going about something the way that feels right for me, someone is there to tell me I’m wrong and that I’m creating another problem. Just, feeling helpless. All this to say, I know we all get to a point where things don’t seem to make sense. We all get to feeling alone and like everything and everyone is against us. I choose to turn to gospel music to get me through.  I know and respect that not all of my readers are believers, and that is completely okay. I also am not one to force my faith on anyone. I truly understand that some people just don’t feel the same way about spirituality and out of respect for you all please do not feel offended by this post. I am just sharing an aspect of my life with you all and hopefully this gives you all a bit of insight on me. I am not really big on church. I don’t believe that you HAVE to go to church to have a relationship with God. I feel that everyone who is a believer worships differently. The way that I find that I connect with Him is through music. Here are a few songs that I listen to that remind me that I am covered. That even when it seems like I have no purpose and no one to turn to, He is there. Hopefully this helps at least one of you all too.

He Shows Out – Anita Ward

I Need You Now – Smokie Norful 

We Fall Down – Donnie McClurkin 

Stand – Donnie McClurkin 

Solid Rock – Walter Hawkins

Goin’ Up Yonder – Walter Hawkins

Victory – Yolanda Adams

Fragile Heart – Yolanda Adams

Never Would Have Made It – Marvin Sapp

The Best In Me – Marvin Sapp

I Smile – Kirk Franklin

Jesus Be A Fence Around Me – Fred Hammond 

Holy Ghost Power – Chicago Mass Choir 

Receipts

If you have been hiding under a rock the past few hours or just haven’t been on social media, Kim Kardashian-West just showed us just how much of aCnml62BW8AALuPB.jpgshe is. We all remember the infamous Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift incident and more fuel was added to the fire when Kanye rapped “I feel like me and Taylor might have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous”. Well, it seems as if the line that had many people join #TeamTaylor, was in fact supported by Taylor Swift herself. Now, The K-List is NOT a gossip blog. I just felt this was important to share because I know quite a few who felt Kanye West had beyond disrespected Taylor with that line. Yet a swift change in events has revealed the truth. A series of tweets from Mrs. West and a few snaps, may have saved some of the respect lost for Kanye. Kim posted a video of Kanye and Taylor Swift discussing the line over the phone and she, Taylor, giving her approval(video).

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Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 11.35.47 PM.pngScreen Shot 2016-07-17 at 11.35.37 PM.pngThis has sent Twitter into a frenzy! While many are giving major kudos to Kim K for plotting on the low, because her timing was impeccable, others are noting that Taylor Swift totally threw Ye under the bus and proceeded to make a whole acceptance speech about women’s rights. I mean….hey…..Kimmy did that. As much as you all dog on her, Ye found a rider. A petty woman is the greatest to have on your team. Check out Taylor Swift’s Instagram response below.FullSizeRender.jpg

Open Your Mind

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One of my most favorite things to do is share music with my friends. Find people who have similar and differing interests in music than you. You’d be surprised to what you get put on to. I was not a Jazmine Sullivan fan until I linked up with the people I’ve met in college. Since then, she is blasting in my car daily!  They now know about Lianne La Havas and Hiatus Kaiyote. It opens you up more and allows you to explore different genres when vibing with other people. Stop being so close-minded with what you listen to. If you use Spotify or Apple Music, listen to the related artists under whoever you’re listening to. You’d be surprised at how many musicians you’ll fall in love with that you never knew about. I challenge you to listen to a genre that you think you absolutely hate. I was never a big country music fan but Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” is my JAM! It just takes a bit of digging and you’ll find the right one. Give it a chance.

Lord Have Mercy On This Land Of Mine

Mississippi Goddam 
The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam

And I mean every word of it
Alabama’s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
Alabama’s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
Can’t you see it

Can’t you feel it

It’s all in the air

I can’t stand the pressure much longer

Somebody say a prayer
Alabama’s gotten me so upset

Tennessee made me lose my rest

And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
This is a show tune

But the show hasn’t been written for it, yet
Hound dogs on my trail

School children sitting in jail

Black cat cross my path

I think every day’s gonna be my last
Lord have mercy on this land of mine

We all gonna get it in due time

I don’t belong here

I don’t belong there

I’ve even stopped believing in prayer
Don’t tell me

I tell you

Me and my people just about due

I’ve been there so I know

They keep on saying “Go slow!”
But that’s just the trouble

“do it slow”

Washing the windows

“do it slow”

Picking the cotton

“do it slow”

You’re just plain rotten

“do it slow”

You’re too damn lazy

“do it slow”

The thinking’s crazy

“do it slow”

Where am I going

What am I doing

I don’t know

I don’t know
Just try to do your very best

Stand up be counted with all the rest

For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
I made you thought I was kiddin’
Picket lines

School boy cots

They try to say it’s a communist plot

All I want is equality

for my sister my brother my people and me
Yes you lied to me all these years

You told me to wash and clean my ears

And talk real fine just like a lady

And you’d stop calling me Sister Sadie
Oh but this whole country is full of lies

You’re all gonna die and die like flies

I don’t trust you any more

You keep on saying “Go slow!”

“Go slow!”
But that’s just the trouble

“do it slow”

Desegregation

“do it slow”

Mass participation

“do it slow”

Reunification

“do it slow”

Do things gradually

“do it slow”

But bring more tragedy

“do it slow”

Why don’t you see it

Why don’t you feel it

I don’t know

I don’t know
You don’t have to live next to me

Just give me my equality

Everybody knows about Mississippi

Everybody knows about Alabama

Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
That’s it!