30. A song that reminds you of yourself:
Q-TIP – VIVRANT THING
Q-TIP – VIVRANT THING
JUDY GARLAND – Over the Rainbow
NINA SIMONE – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
OASIS – Wonderwall
BADLY DRAWN BOY – Magic in the Air
AMY WINEHOUSE – Half Time
THE BEATLES – I Want You (Shes So Heavy)
Norah Jones – THE PRETTIEST THING
HALL & OATES – Sara Smile
Frank Ocean – LOST
Fleet Foxes – HELPLESSNESS BLUES
The whole album is worth listening to and can send you into a proverbial spin
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH
Who’s with me?
Debussy – CLAIRE DE LUNE
Barbra Streisand – NY STATE OF MIND
Originally done by Billy Joel, but with Babs, everything is a little better…
Tony Bennet – THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
The Buggles – VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
Something about this song makes me think like I was born immediately as it came on television.
I was in love with Roger from Sister Sister…
IMMATURE – WE GOT IT
GYPTIAN – HOLD YUH
ESTELLE & KANYE – AMERICAN BOY
I finally took my writing ideas to film by entering a contest for John Mayer and I love it!!!!! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of my friend who played Olivia, Erika Hofman, my crazy lovable friend also in the video, Elizabeth Schwartz, and of course the wonderful people & places of NYC. Click the pic below to check out the video and please… Enjoy!
JONI MITCHELL – BOTH SIDES NOW
Mainly makes me sad because of how I heard it the first time in the scene from Love Actually, then quickly associated it with any sad love moment in my life all at once. Either way, its a beautiful song…
Matthew Wilder – Break my Stride
My go to song for life, if I’m ever feeling down or need a quick Tony Robbins, pep, this is the one…
Marcy’s Playground – SEX & CANDY
I’m not sure if it’s about drugs, but to me it is…
The Cars – Drive
The title makes it seem easy, but it really does make me miss having a car for those night time rides with my emo playlists…
KES – WOTLESS
This is my friends band from Trinidad. Hes pretty much blown up and worldwide and too cool for me by now, but either way, I have pictures to prove we hung out lol!
A tie between…
Deadmau5 – RAISE YOUR WEAPON [MADEON REMIX]
Kaskade – DYNASTY [DADA LIFE REMIX]
IGY – DONALD FAGEN
I think it annoys me more that this song is cheesy and reminds me of someone…
DYSTOPIA – THE EARTH IS ON FIRE
I heard this song when in my first summer as a citizen of NYC. Will always remind me walking down 5th ave, melting, but like I still owned the world…
Sublime – 40 OZ TO FREEDOM
I’m starting a 30 day Music challenge just for a little introspection and the melancholy lifestyle that winter tends to have me prescribe to:
Miles Davis – Blue in Green
Back in Miami, if I were to spend all day inside I would be shunned and forced to spend tomorrow all day in the sun and have my skin burned as punishment.
But here in the city its cold, and I have every reason to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers and Somethings Gotta Give for the 14th day in a row. If Showtime plans on playing it, I plan on watching it.
Either way I was productive. I spent all day applying for jobs and writing, because I have no fricking choice but to. I need a new job like the Catholic Church needs a new reputation.
In my solitude, I found a song that pretty much played it all out beautifully.
Mozella – “My Last $20”
(counting as 20 beautiful reasons)
She sings :
“I’m not lookin’ for love I’m just tryin’ to make rent
And i miss my family and i miss the way I used to be
The better half of me you simply refused to see
And it’s kinda cold outside
And you turn me away and say you’re not Hiring today
‘Cause I’m down to my last 20 dollars
And I’m down to my last nerve
And I’m hoping to find the respect I deserve”
I wish that I had the option of a musical response to most questions.
How are you? Whats new? Hows work? Hows your love life?
Then I could just play that song.