August Book 4 (Animal Farm)

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August Book 4 (Animal Farm)

Let’s just ignore the fact that I disappeared for a month and focus on the fact that I read 4 books in August. I read Animal Farm at school & enjoyed it.

A friend of ours bought Marcee the book (a few weeks ago). When she was finished with it, I gave it a read. I’m so glad that I did because I felt like I understood it more. Most of this book actually had me gasping because it reminded me so much of what is happening in South Africa. I really don’t feel like going into it right now but I’m sure you can (easily) work it out.

Crazy

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I’m LOVE Aerosmith. I jokingly call Steve Tyler ‘my husband’. My friends think I’m crazy (excuse the pun). I blast this song loud in my car when I need a ‘lift’.

The video is fine, if you like that kind of thing. But the song… WINNER!!

Way Back When (Toni Braxton)

It was the late 90’s and Toni Braxton’s Secrets album was EVERYTHING!! My dad brought it home one day and I listened to it EVERY day for months. I loved her first album, so I had been looking forward to Secrets. It didn’t disappoint. Many of the songs on the album were written by Babyface. And I don’t need to tell you that the man is a songwriting GENIUS. If you don’t believe me go listen to Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’, he had something to do with it. Babyface is one of my favourite songwriters :)

There was a song on the album that was written and produced by R.Kelly; I Don’t Want To. I was singing this song in the car yesterday with the Manager Lady. That made me want to post in on here. Man…

Tell me that song didn’t touch you in a tender place? Ha ha ha ha ha. It touched me. It really did.

Bearded and What Now?

A few weeks ago while I was filling up (my car) I saw a man with a beard. He was so HOT I immediately tweeted that I would kiss him AND his beard. I can’t say that I was a beard girl before… But I think I am becoming one. Thanks to the tumblr Bearded and Black I can (safely) look at some hotties with beards. This is a safe space, so no judgement!

I visited the blog today and saw the most talented and good looking Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def)

Law’ ha’ mercy!!

This made me find one my MOST favourite-est songs by this dude, check out the video below.

BOP TV used to play music videos late at night and I used to stay up on a Friday or Saturday night to see this one.

Fine and Mellow

To call myself a fan of Billie Holiday, would not be enough. I’m a lover of both Billie and her music. I remember when I heard her for the first time, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the ‘raw’. I didn’t know whether I was supposed to observe it (from a distance) or question if it had been there forever.

Miss Holiday

I could listen to Billie all day, wake up the next day and do it again. I love what she says at the beginning of the video about never singing a song the same. The music is such a big part of her that she cannot separate herself from it. God Bless Miss Holiday.

Image via Black Contemporary Art

Hang On To Your Dreams

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I wrote this song in 2008. At the time I was working on my first EP and the lyrics were exactly what I needed to hear. Still one of my favourite songs to perform.

Lyrics

Hold on to your dreams little girl. Hang on to your dreams little boy

No matter what they say, joy is absolutely endless

People just don’t know, there’s enough to go around for everyone

So hold on to your dreams little girl. Hang on to your dreams little boy

Chorus:

They keep us out ’cause they don’t know

And we stay out ’cause they say so

Oh don’t you know.

It shouldn’t be a secret

If you believe then you can have it

Hold on to your dreams

Hold on to your dreams sister girl. Hang on to your dreams brother man

You were never broke. Inside you there’s a priceless treasure.

Fear is not a foe. Just a friend who knows what you desire.

Hold on to your dreams sister girl. Hang on to your dreams brother man

Chorus:

They keep us out ’cause they don’t know

And we stay out ’cause they say so

Oh don’t you know.

It shouldn’t be a secret

If you believe then you can have it

Hold on to your dreams