music

June 15, 2013

LOVE YOU BETTER NOW

I was introduced to Ed Sheeran by a friend and love his sound! Apparently this song was inspired by a gig he did at a homeless shelter. Awesome. (To make him even more awesome, he cast Ron Weasley [Rupert Grint]– from Harry Potter — to play his imposter in the official video! haha)

May 29, 2013

ROUND LIKE A CIRCLE IN A SPIRAL

As it often happens, my previous post reminded me of something..haha This time, it was the lyrics of “The Windmills of Your Mind” from the movie The Thomas Crown Affair  (the original with Steve McQueen!) . I found this cool version without words by Dorothy Ashby on harp, but here are the lyrics:     Round, like - Read More -

May 23, 2013

START AGAIN

“Sometimes we need a place…to start….to start again…” It rarely happens that I am exposed to a beautiful new tune on the radio. However, today it happened! Love this one… :)

April 30, 2013

IMAGES

“She does not know her beauty…she thinks her brown body has no glory…” Nina Simone brings to life the poem of William Waring Cuney with this hauntingly beautiful and poignant rendition of No Images. And please allow me to add: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! ;)

April 18, 2013

FOR MY MICHELLE

This is dedicated to you…I love you! :) (Thank you for the lovely art and card…I’m so proud of you! xo!)

April 17, 2013

THE REMIX

My grandfather introduced me to Nina Simone when I was very young…love her music!  And I love how this remix combines the classic with the contemporary! I also appreciate the artistry of this vid…enjoy! :)

April 8, 2013

BITTER:SWEET

I do it all for you! ;) With a special dedication to all of my New York loves! ;) Love this tune!!

April 5, 2013

AMAZING VIOLINIST (AGE 7)

After the Hafiz poem (and the artist’s rendering of a beautiful young beginner), I couldn’t resist sharing this video of adorable (yet no-nonsense!) 7 year old Su Fei Ya simply owning the Macau orchestra. Wow!!! She’s amazing.

March 29, 2013

THAT WOULD BE TOO MUCH

Love Sade. The message in this song is so powerful. We could all love more… Because she’s right…lovers rock!! ;)  

March 28, 2013

JUST SMILE :)

“Smile…what’s the use of crying? You’ll find that life is still worthwhile…if youuuuu just smile.” :)!! I love this one by Janelle Monae! You may know of the original version by Michael Jackson (which is said to be his favorite song)….I think she does a great job capturing the essence and beauty of the song. - Read More -

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