Beautifully broken

A picture says a thousand words but the right song at the right time will speak to you forever. Just like this one.  I know there are people out there that need this song today and this is why I’m sharing it. The lyrics says it all.

Every tear, every doubt
Every time you’ve fallen down
When you’re hurting, feeling ashamed
When you’re numbing off your pain
When you’ve lost your way
And feel so far away
You’re not

You’re beautifully broken
And You can be whole again
Even a million scars doesn’t change whose you are
You’re worthy
Beautifully broken

It’s BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN by PLUMB.

Please share this song with those who need it today.

Never enough

The Greatest Showman is quite a show, even though Dude had some serious concerns about Wolverine dance and sing.  He got over it fairly quickly.  It is probably one of the best musicals I’ve seen in a very long time and this is mainly because I don’t watch musicals.  The family were forced to watch this one because of a nagging Princess.  It was worth it.

Yes it’s cheesy and yes it’s predictable and yes it’s an exaggerated life story using extensive poetic licensing…but what a beautiful movie it makes. The set pieces are astonishing, the cast shine throughout and the music is actually something I would listen to.  All in all, great family entertainment.

What makes this movie truly spectacular is the message.  A message of being human and acknowledging differences in people.  A celebration of our uniqueness.  It’s a movie that teaches us to be ourselves, to embrace everything that is you.  And not conform to what we think other people wants us to be.  Because if you chase the latter, you might just find it is NEVER ENOUGH.

PS – I pray that one day a man will look at my daughter the same way Hugh Jackman stares at Jenny in this scene from the Greatest Showman.

Not to ruin the movie for anyone but the real star of this song is the actual singer, LOREN ALLRED.  You can watch her life version of the song here.

Ashes

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Deadpool.  Like really, really big.  Like groupie level.  Of Celine Dion a little less so.

Until now.  Watch this video and you will understand. CELINE DION is hitting ASHES out of the park. And Deadpool is Deadpool.

Wild hearts can’t be broken

I know this is unfair.  I haven’t posted in a million days and when I do, it’s another song from P!NK.  Well what can I say, this lady can sing and her ballads are among the best out there.  Her words pours directly out of her soul and her voice elevates normal notes to something that belongs in a different dimension.

So in honour of my return to this blog, let’s celebrate with WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN by the greatest artist working at the moment.

And if this video doesn’t stir something in your soul it’s only because you don’t have one.

Be inspired.

What about us

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!

Where is the love?

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?

Rise up

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.