Saturday, December 29, 2007

For you Hamid






Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mariah Carey - Vision of Love








This song is all about happy memories for me. I was happily married, happy in my career, JR and I were working hard and playing hard taking our monthly mini-vacations, entertaining like crazy and enjoying life to the fullest. Sweet destiny indeed and wow . . . I was a very blessed lady!

Guess you could say this song represents the best time of my life. When I think of love as it should be, this is my vision of love . . . the memories I have of a beautiful life with my Prince Charming whose life ended way too soon. A long awaited love that was my sweet destiny after a very hard time in my young life with so many obstacles.

As I wait for sweet destiny to find me again, feeling like deja vu all over again with obstacles regarding love, this song and the memories it brings restores my faith and hope because of a time when I believed it could and it did.

This song marked the debut of the one of the most beautiful voices of an angel that I have ever heard . . . and the introduction of a beautiful young lady named Mariah Carey who came on the scene and dazzled us with this song and that voice and has become one of our premiere song divas in the pop music world.



Vision of Love
Mariah Carey
Lyrics


Treated me kind
Sweet destiny
Carried me through desperation
To the one that was waiting for me
It took so long
Still I believed
Somehow the one that I needed
Would find me eventually

I had a vision of love
And it was all that you’ve given to me
Prayed through the nights
Felt so alone
Suffered from alienation
Carried the weight on my own
Had to be strong
So I believed
And now I know I’ve succeeded
In finding the place I conceived
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you’ve given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you’ve given me
I’ve realized a dream
And I visualized
The love that came to be
Feel so alive
I’m so thankful that I’ve received
The answer that heaven has sent down to me
You treated me kind
Sweet destiny
And I’ll be eternally grateful
Holding you so close to me
Prayed through the nights
So faithfully
Knowing the one that I needed
Would find me eventually
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you’ve given to me
I had a vision of love
And it was all that you turned out to be



Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Madonna . . . I Deserve It








She is one of my favorite musicians . . . if not my favorite.

There is so much to say about Madonna without the tabloid stuff. What inspires me about Madonna aside from her obvious talent is her drive and ambition to do what she set out to do. I've seen the early clips of Madonna arrogantly saying "I wanna be a big star".
She wanted it, she could taste it, she knew it would happen and went for it.

"I Deserve It" is one of my favorite Madonna song even though it is not the high energy music that I love so much from Madonna. It is the mood and the words of the song that I can relate to. There have been times that something good happens and I am in such a deliriously happy mood that I have to listen to this song and it enhances my happiness.

Yeah, I know, I'm a little crazy about music, but my memories are wrapped up in the music and certain moods must reside in certain songs. This is one of them . . .






"I Deserve It"
Madonna


This guy was meant for me
And I was meant for him
This guy was dreamt for me
And I was dreamt for him

This guy has danced for me
And I have danced for him
This guy has cried for me
And I have cried for him

Chorus:

Many miles, many roads I have traveled
Fallen down on the way
Many hearts, many years have unraveled
Leading up to today

This guy has prayed for me
And I have prayed for him
This guy was made for me
And I was made for him

(chorus)

I have no regrets
There's nothing to forget
All the pain was worth it

Not running from the past
I tried to do what's best
I know that I deserve it

(chorus, repeat)

And I thank you



And I thank you Madonna.
This is an awesome acoustic live version of the song
with Madonna on acoustic guitar . . . one of my favorite videos.







Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dead or Alive . . . You Spin Me 'Round



One of my favorite dance songs . . . Here are many versions on You Tube.





There are memories of the times this song was popular back in the 1980's, but this song most reminds me of one of my favorite movies . . . The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I love that movie . . . this song was the perfect beginning . . .

This guy seriously freaks me out for real, but the music is awesome . . .





Dead or Alive is a British New Wave band from Liverpool, England popular in the 1980's best known for their hit, You Spin Me Around (Like A Record).

The band was formed in 1980, in Liverpool, by Pete Burns. Pete had a powerful voice and was encouraged to form a band. He chose some of his friends in the beginning, but the band roster changed quite a few times through the years.

They were signed by Epic records on their label in 1983. Misty Circles was the first single release under the Epic label. The recording produced two club hits, but they failed to hit the charts. Their debut album, Sophisticated Boom Boom, was released in 1984. The album featured their first Top 40 U.K. hit single, That’s the Way (I Like It), a cover of the 70's disco era monster hit originally recorded by KC and the Sunshine Band. The single reached number 22 on the chart and the album reached number 29.

Their second album included the single that went to number one on the U.K. Singles chart, You Spin me Around (Like A Record). In 1986 the group released their third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know. The single from the album called, Brand New Lover, hit number 15 in the U.S., and only number 31 in the U. K.

The original band parted ways in 1990. Pete Burns took part in the television show, Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. In 2006.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Just Feel Better ~ Carlos Santana/Steven Tyler

"Just Feel Better"

(Santana featuring Steven Tyler)











She said I feel stranded
And I can't tell anymore
If I'm coming or I'm going
It's not how I planned it
I've got a key to the door
But it just won't open

And I know, I know, I know
Part of me says let it go
That life happens for a reason
I don't, I don't, I don't
Because it never worked before
But this time, this time

I'm gonna try anything to just feel better
Tell me what to do
You know I can't see through the haze around me
And I do anything to just feel better

And I can't find my way
Girl I need a change
And I do anything to just feel better
Any little thing that just feel better

She said I need you to hold me
I'm a little far from the shore
And I'm afraid of sinking
You're the only one who knows me
And who doesn't ignore
That my soul is weeping

I know, I know, I know
Part of me says let it go
Everything must have a season
Round and round it goes
And every day's the one before
But this time, this time

I'm gonna try anything that just feels better
Tell me what to do
You know I can't see through the haze around me
And I do anything to just feel better

I can't find my way
God I need a change
And I'd do anything to just feel better
Any little thing that just feel better

I'm tired of holding on
To all the things I ought to leave behind, yeah
It's really getting old, and
I think I need a little help this time!

Yeah

[Guitar solo]

I'm gonna try anything to just feel better
Tell me what to do
You know I can't see through the haze around me
And I do anything to just feel better

And I can't find my way
God I need a change
And I do anything to just feel better
Any little thing that just feel better







A fabulous song by two of the most awesome musicians of our time.

It is one of those songs that will grab you with the music with all its hooks and the amazing way Carlos Santana can make a guitar sing, the singing itself with Steven Tyler's unusual voice and the lyrics themselves.

I can't think of another musician who has taken collaborations with other musicians and put his brand on one song after another that are so diversely different, yet so Carlos Santana.

It occurred to me that in the span of his career, he has changed vocalists on a regular basis, yet once again, the music is always distinctly Santana. The collaborations have produced the best music of his career, in my opinion. Whether it be Steven Tyler, Rob Thomas or Dido . . . each collaborated song is awesome in its own right. This is my favorite of all of them . . . so far.

Maybe it is my favorite because I can so relate to the lyrics. Anyone going through a transition in their life can relate to being lost with that feeling of being suspended in time as if it stands still, yet the world whirling around you as if to be standing in the middle of a carousel where it doesn't move.

A soul that weeps and begs for an answer to stop the torment and make the right choice for their life. Yes . . . I can relate!!






Nothing at All - Carlos Santana






Los Lonely Boys and Carlos Santana








Carlos Santana and Mana - Corazon Espinado







Carlos Santana ft. Seal -- You Are My Kind




Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Johnny Depp

THE BEST OF POP CULTURE

No words needed



















































Johnny Depp - Chocolat (long version)

















Johnny Depp - My Hero













The Many Beautiful Faces of Johnny Depp













Johnny Depp on David Letterman













Johnny Depp on David Letterman, Part 2













21 Jump Street








Always On Your Side - Sting/Sheryl Crow







Is there some place far away,
Some place where all is clear
Easy to start over
With the ones you hold so dear
Or are you left to wonder,

ALL ALONE, ETERNALLY?







Always On Your Side
Sheryl Crow and Sting





Is anything ever easy?
Shouldn't it be if it is meant to be?
That is what I've always believed.
And that butterflies are free to fly . . .










Lyrics:

My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away

But every now and then you come to mind

Cause you were always waiting to be picked to play the game

But when your name was called, you found a place to hide

When you knew that I was always on your side



Well everything was easy then, so sweet and innocent

But your demons and your angels reappeared

Leavin' all the traces of the man you thought you'd be

Leavin' me with no place left to go from here

Leavin' me so many questions all these years



But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear

Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear

Or are you left to wonder, all alone, eternally

This isn't how it's really meant to be

No it isn't how it's really meant to be



Well they say that love is in the air, but never is it clear,

How to pull it close and make it stay

Butterflies are free to fly, and so they fly away

And I'm left to carry on and wonder why

Even through it all, I'm always on your side



But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear

Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear

Or are we left to wonder, all alone, eternally

But is this how it's really meant to be

No is it how it's really meant to be



Well if they say that love is in the air, never is it clear

How to pull it close and make it stay

If butterflies are free to fly, why do they fly away

Leavin' me to carry on and wonder why

Was it you that kept me wondering through this life

When you know that I was always on your side

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Brand New Day . . . Sting







Turn the clock to zero, honey

I'll sell the stock,

We'll spend all the money

We're starting up a brand new day

lyrics from the song

Brand New Day (Murlyn Extended Mix)
Sting









How many of you people out there

Been hurt in some kind of love affair

And how many times do you swear

that you'll never love again?





Yeah, never say never . . . especially to saying that you'll never love again . . . then you feel the words of the song . . . "I'm the rhythm in your tune, I'm the sun and you're the moon" . . . and you think OMG love is pain, is bitter and cruel, the devil in your soul . . . but on the other hand you see that "I'm the glove, you're the hand" that fits together so perfectly and you turn the clock to zero and start a brand new day despite the fact that you vowed to never feel that way again.

You have no choice over when it will hit you . . . sometimes it hits you harder than other times. It could come out of nowhere, it could build with time . . . it is such a force that when you find yourself in it you can't decide if you have been blessed or cursed. Turn the clock to zero and start a brand new day. Why not . . . you never know if this time is the right time. Fate and destiny has a way of grabbing you when you least expect it.

This is a very cool version of one of my favorite happy, optimistic songs by Sting, Brand New Day. It describes precisely how I'm feeling in this very pleasant phase I'm going through. No matter how many times I'm knocked down, faith picks me up and I find that crazy smile again.


The mentality of being in love with love . . .
the curse of the hopeless romantic.


What is wrong with turning the clock
to zero and starting up a brand new day?


NOTHING!

Lyrics


How many of you people out there


Been hurt in some kind of love affair


And how many times do you swear that you'll never love again?


How many lonely, sleepless nights


How many lies, how many fights


And why would you want to put yourself through all that again?


"Love is pain," I hear you say


Love has a cruel and bitter way


Of paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain


How could it be that what you need the most


Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?


You never want to feel so sad and lost again


One day you could be looking


Through an old book in rainy weather


You see a picture of her smiling at you


When you were still together


You could be walking down the street


And who should you chance to meet


But that same old smile that you've been thinking of all day


You can turn the clock to zero, honey


I'll sell the stock, we'll spend all the money


We're starting up a brand new day


Turn the clock all the way back


I wonder if she'll take me back


I'm thinking in a brand new way


Turn the clock to zero, sister


You'll never know how much I missed her


Starting up a brand new day


Turn the clock to zero, boss


The river's wide, we'll swim across


Started up a brand new day


It could happen to you - just like it happened to me


There's simply no immunity - there's no guarantee


I say love's such a force - if you find yourself in it


And sometimes no reflection is there


Baby wait a minute, wait a minute


Wait a minute, wait a minute


Wait a minute, wait a minute


Turn the clock to zero, honey


I'll sell the stock, we'll spend all the money


We're starting up a brand new day


Turn the clock to zero, Mac


I'm begging her to take me back


I'm thinking in a brand new way


Turn the clock to zero, boss


The river's wide, we'll swim across


Started up a brand new day


Turn the clock to zero buddy


Don't wanna be no fuddy duddy


Started up a brand new day


I'm the rhythm in your tune


I'm the sun and you're the moon


I'm a bat and you're the cave


You're the beach and I'm the wave


I’m the plow and you’re the land


You're the glove and I'm the hand


I'm the train and you're the station


I'm a flagpole to your nation - yeah


Stand up all you lovers in the world


Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl


Stand up all you lovers in the world


Starting up a brand new day


I'm the present to your future


You're the wound and I’m the suture


You're the magnet to my pole


I'm the devil in your soul


You're the pupil I'm the teacher


You're the church and I'm the preacher


You're the flower I'm the rain


You're the tunnel I'm the train


Stand up all you lovers in the world


Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl


Stand up all you lovers in the world


Starting up a brand new day


You're the crop to my rotation


You're the sum of my equation


I'm the answer to your question


If you follow my suggestion


We can turn this ship around


We'll go up instead of down


You're the pan and I'm the handle


You're the flame and I'm the candle


Stand up all you lovers in the world


Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl


Stand up all you lovers in the world


We're starting up a brand new day