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I didn’t watch much of “The Voice” this season so I didn’t follow any of the contestants, but Kimberly Nichole was on the iTunes Top 50 for Pop and all I could think was “YESSSS!” I hadn’t heard of the song before but the way she sang it was just…everything I needed.

I’m not a musician and don’t pretend to be one, but I think the following lyrics are what get me the most (plus the way she sings it makes me feel like it reaches into my soul).

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Posted: May 11, 2014 in Lyrics
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Why am I so emotional?!
No it’s not a good look, gain some self control
Deep down I know this never works
But you could lay with me,
So it doesn’t hurt
Oh, won’t you stay with me
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Price of a hit song

Posted: July 8, 2011 in Lyrics
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example is based on Rihanna

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Natasha’s concert was very good, better than in terms of an experience than my last two concerts (Robyn, Adele). I’m going to attribute that mostly to my guest of honor, my blockie who wasn’t a fan before but went along for the ride.

For once, I’ll actually admit that I liked the opening act, some dude named Andy, who was quite cheesy with his song writing, but it was fitting given his appeal to the teen girl segment. But his was very clear, his song were catchy and his voice was very clear. Best of all was when he did a cover of ‘Cars’ and Natasha joined him. I think that’s when the audience first lost it.

Next up was Kate Voegele, who was the bigger star (compared to Andy) who did not impress. You couldn’t hear her over her backing band, and her songs were really just whatevs. She didn’t do ‘It’s Only Life,’ her biggest hit from ‘The Hills’ and ‘Kyle XY.’

And then there was Natasha, and I was thoroughly pleased with her performance. Her songs ranged from all of her albums, relative popularity and tempos yet all superbly sung. I had very few complaints, as the songs I didn’t know or ‘love love’ were so well sung that I felt like I can’t even hate on the artistry. She also did some great impromptu covers (for a verse or two) of ‘Hot in Herre’ and ‘Single Ladies.’ She gave us over 1.5 hours of her music and thanked us for coming as well as everyone else involved (haven’t seen this at the other two concerts).

On a side note, I loved the gaggle of dudes shouting ‘Babies.’ Sadly, she didn’t honor their…our…request.

My favorite song:

UPDATE: 

The drunk women grinding with each other off beat was a fun distraction and source of entertainment. It was literally everything that David Chappelle describes when (usually) white people hear an entirely different beat than what is being played.

Oh, and this performance too

Moby: Current Music

Posted: June 6, 2011 in Lyrics
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It’s fun, but I don’t think of it as music,"he says. "It’s manufactured. I appreciate it as pop culture phenomenon andsome of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn’t function as music for me."
"Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way," he says. "And when I listen to the pop music you’re describing, it’s hyper-produced corporate product. That isn’t really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer.
"It’s advertising for ringtones. (source)

Advertising for ringtones? Yeah, I do think that’s a good way to put it.

Cheated – Mike Posner

Posted: May 27, 2011 in Lyrics
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Hmm….

I must say that I definitely enjoyed the concert, and had pretty decent seats. You all know how great of a singer is Adele, and that she sounds flawless live or recorded in studio…but that begs another question: Is Adele akin to Mercedes’ rendition of ‘Tenderness‘ as Jesse judges:

Just a girl who can really sing

Both Mercedes and Adele are great vocalists, and I think what Jesse said actually gave me some thought for how I should judge which types of concerts I want to go to in the future. While Adele is not just a girl who can really sing – she’s amazing – her ability to vocally dazzle would be heightened if she could draw her audience in a bit more.

She is young, and I’m confident that she will be even better and more comfortable with time. I felt as though the derivation of good vibes and energy came from the viewer and their guest, who together made the energy great of that concert.

An alternative, controlling for a good vocalist and entertainer, is Beyonce. She visually dazzles you, you feel like you’re not just listening to the youtube videos of her her live. Even Lady GaGa mixes up the arrangement of songs so that we feel like we are being treated to something special.

Overall, the concert was really good. I was not annoyed with the crowd, I liked the space and all of my favorite songs were covered and she even managed to make me like the ones I don’t care for as much. If only she had material and her concert had been longer…but we can’t have everything now can we. Also, I saw Wilson Cruz at the concert and on the subway ride home. Google him.

My favorite Adele songs from 21:
I love the emotion of ‘Someone Like You’ because it’s a true (former) lover’s tale…the song you listen to when you want to remind yourself that you just gave up or lost the person that matter so much to you…so much so that you want to find someone just as good as them.

And then I snap out of it, and I remember that you can’t romanticize past relationships to fit into a framework that makes you feel like you’ll never find another. You reached the point where you couldn’t handle something, and you need the good with the bad.

via Thought Catalog

If your job doesn’t suck, you probably work somewhere where you’re allowed to listen to music at your desk. And if you’re like me, you listen to music as much as you can, and sometimes leave your headphones in without music when you decide you actually want to be productive, just so no one will bother you. But all music is not created equal, and all music is definitely just… not created for the office.

Adele

Every woman loves Adele and thinks 21 was written about her. Adele keeps it real. Way too real for work. That entire album will take you on a bipolar emotional rollercoaster that should only be ridden in the privacy of your home. One minute you are feeling so empowered like the independent woman that you are (single ladies!), and the next you are contemplating raiding the office supply closet and fastening a noose out of paperclips and highlighters (I can’t believe he didn’t put a ring on it). No, you think, use your words. But that’s a mistake too. You find yourself plagiarizing her lyrics in dense emails to your latest ex thinking it helps to articulate some sort of revelation or newfound clarity on what went wrong and why you’ll never, ever be together, but really it’s just the same recycled thoughts from the last four months. But wow that was a well-written email, better written than the few sentences of work you’ve managed to do all afternoon, and it’s almost 7:00 so you think you’ll just call it a day.

Gucci Mane

Gucci is too ignorant for work. Period. Every second you listen you are becoming less capable at your job and more amenable to the idea of an ice cream face tattoo. Also too ignorant for work: Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, Ke$ha

Nicki Minaj

On the mornings I listen to Nicki Minaj on the way to work, I feel invincible. This is not an exaggeration. I end up tweeting lyrics like “you can be the king, but watch the queen conquer” only to have all my friends who aren’t funemployed (awake before noon) retweet with exclamations and smiley faces and we all feel so empowered. I wish this were an exaggeration, because by the time you get to work, the empire you’ve been building in your head on your commute comes to a gruesome and devastating end when you open your email inbox and realize you are the boss of no one. You start responding to emails while “Did It On ‘Em” plays in the background and this seems like a totally fine idea. But as you respond to requests one by one, they become more and more combative. “Sure, no problem!” turns into a dismissive “when is this due?” and eventually devolves into no response at all. It’s right about that time your boss approaches your desk and asks you for a “favor” that Nicki says “if I had a dick, I would pull it out and piss on ‘em” and you are wishing you did and wishing you could use it. Naturally by now you’ve managed to create an imaginary Li’l Kim rivalry with everyone in your office and you wish you could get away with barking (like a dungeon dragon) to get what you want when you realize it’s only 10am and you’re a motherfuckin’ monster. Just killed another career it’s a mild day.

Also too combative for work: Eminem, Chris Brown, Fiona Apple

R. Kelly

Say what you want about Kellz – yeah he peed all over that poor girl, and sure he recorded an entire song that was just an argument with some (same?) girl, put it to a beat and called it “Real Talk.” But real talk, if you have ever made a sex playlist, somehow R. Kelly still finds his way on it. And if you have ever been blackout drunk at 3am, trying to holler at some sober dude, you’ve probably used the words “bump ‘n grind” in a text and been surprised that it worked, then questioned the next morning if you should be sleeping with someone who can be seduced by R. Kelly lyrics from last decade. Whatever… I won’t explore my relationship to R. Kelly any further here. It’s complicated. But I will say that when an R. Kelly track comes on my iTunes at work, mostly accidentally, I swear, I have to turn it off immediately. Can’t even let it get past “this is my song for real no doubt…” because by the time he’s talking about feelin’ on my booty, I am instantly transported back to some night memorable for no other reason than R. Kelly was on in the bedroom. It lights some fire in you that should only be put out in your private time. But you try to put it out at work anyway. You stop working on that brief, start wondering if that hot co-worker is capable of doing what that guy did to you that night, decide to email him for a nonexistent favor and slowly more emoticons and more innuendo starts creeping into your work emails. In the middle of that exchange where he asks you how wet the rain got you on your way to work ;) , your boss asks you to weigh in on the latest draft of that brief, and caught up in the moment with hot co-worker, you reply something like “looks tasty to me ;) .” You up and leave out of the office, quickly, and pray your email gets misinterpreted as enthusiasm for your project.

Also will light your fire at work: Maxwell, Ginuwine, Robin Thicke, and Ciara’s “Ride” (warning: watching the video at work will make that fire explode.)

I listen to soooo many of these artists at work.

In ‘obvious news that is obvious‘ news, Britney Spears has a dance double for her newest video.

Ester Dean is epic.

She wrote the song ‘Drop it Low’ which is my shit. I will get the eff up out of my chair/seat and go in when this song plays. She’s epic though because she wrote the song for Ciara, who didn’t record the song, and also wrote Rihanna’s ‘S&M’ and ‘What’s My Name (Oh Na Na)?’ AND Katy Perry’s ‘Firework.’

Who Says? – Selena Gomez

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Lyrics
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I’m NOT afraid to admit I think this is a great song!

Racks – Young Chris

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Lyrics
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I like this song a lot.

Mike Posner x Adele, now that’s good. Enjoy!

Love Out of Lust – Lykke Li

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Lyrics
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I’m not sure how I feel about this video, but something about it is just so different that I’m going to say ‘I like it.’ It’s Kanye, so let’s not be too surprised that I liked it.