I’ve edited this post to include the video that was released today. I wonder what the reaction is going to be on this video…let’s just say it’s thought provoking.
It’s been a long time coming. Five years and counting. But the night is drawing to a close. Dawn is breaking on 13 October 2017 when the always awesome P!NK drops her new album called, Beautiful Trauma. I simply. Cannot. Wait. Any longer.
It’s a follow up of her 2012 critically acclaimed album, The truth about love. What’s remarkable is that this is only her seventh album, even though her library of songs will put most other artists to shame.
Like most of her previous songs, WHAT ABOUT US, which dropped today, this one also sounds to be like an anthem of note. And who can blame her, a lot of things has changed in five years…
Let’s welcome her back with a great song!
I couldn’t help myself… Here is another awesome track from the late Chester Bennington.
IRIDESCENT by LINKIN PARK
This blog is becoming a musical version of Facebook. A little too much inspiration? Or maybe not. Maybe we need all the inspiration we can get.
It’s official, I’m behind on things, partly due to my age and partly due to the fact that I’m a grown up with responsibilities. Whatever the reason, I missed the re-release of the hit song WHERE IS THE LOVE? from the THE BLACK EYES PEAS in 2016. It features a whole new arrangement and an even bigger array of guest artists.
I’m surprised it didn’t receive more widespread attention because this version sounds better than the original. Go ahead, listen and feel inspired.
Would this be considered a cover?
We are surrounded with inspiration every day, we just need to open our eyes to see it. People who do amazing things against the odds. People who live and breathe and get up every morning despite the difficulty of doing so.
We don’t have any excuses. Life does bitch slap you every so often and I would be the first to admit that things doesn’t always go your way but the choice to get up and rise above your situation is yours. Unfortunately no-one can get up for you, that is all you. They can provide support and a whole lot of encouragement but in the end the “standing and facing life” part is all up to you.
And it’s not easy. It takes courage. And commitment. And an endless source of positive energy. But IT IS POSSIBLE. I was floored by this amazing anthem last night about the pure, brutal determination of the human spirit. How we as humans have an ability to defy the odds, to get up again. And again. And again. A thousand times.
If you’re fortunate to be standing today, find someone who needs a little help. A little encouragement. A little love to rise up as well. And give it to them. I hope ANDRA DAY singing RISE UP will be the inspiration you need to find that someone today.
It’s a small break in my series of covers that everyone thought was originals…
And the reason for this sudden break in the normal programming? Well, I think I now understand the concept of “rockbottom”. I’ve seen first hand how difficult it is to fall that hard, albeit for a second. It’s never a pleasant experience, whether you’ve hit this place in a relationship, or in a work situation, or at school. It’s the same shitty spot for everyone.
The good thing about hitting the gutter is that you’re left with two options: You can (1) get up or (2) get up because the only alternative is to die there.
And this post is celebrating all the people who decide to go for option one. Those who get up.
ROCKBOTTOM is sung by one of my favourite young artists of the moment, Miss HAILEE STEINFELD collaborating with DNCE.
This is me being progressive!
Dude and Princess have been raving about this song for a while now and due to their persistence and control of the car audio system I had to listen to it as well. Low and behold, I liked it.
An even bigger surprise was the realization that this guy is South African! Proof that you learn something new every day. So that sealed the deal, a featured post on my site. (He obviously doesn’t know how lucky he is, as he doesn’t follow my blog.)
Enjoy TIMO ADV with DANCING AGAIN.
PS – I apologize for his outfit in advance and please note that this is NOT common attire in our country. Our shirts are long or short. Not both. I also don’t know how high he was when he picked his stage name because I’m sure no parent would be so cruel as to burden a kid with such an unpronounceable surname.
Yes I know and that’s why I’m posting MEGHAN TRAINOR singing MOM.
Happy Mother’s Day to every single mother out there, but especially to those who follow this little piece of the Internet.