June 9, 2012

A year of work..and PANDORA



Every once in a while, I think I'm GREAT at multi-tasking.  I'm not sure what gives me this false confidence boost, because in reality....I'm pretty sure I'd FAIL at multi-tasking with finness 101.  Sure, I can do it, because what mother, wife and breathing air human doesn't have to?  So yes, I multi-task, but it's UGLY, and DON'T come over to my house when I'm doing it, because the clean laundry piles up so high on my couch, I LOSE my son Golden in it.  NO lie.  Twice this week someone knocked on my door and I just ignored it.  Rude, right?  Yeah, so just text me for the next few days...I'll get back to you.

A few weeks ago I did a GINORMOUS project with Center Stage Studio.  It was a two day gig, and with out my BFF/slash/ASSISTANT Aubrey, I would have lost my marbles.  At the end of the second day we went to eat and we were too tired to chew our food.  We did a full year of work in 48hours.

The picture about is a preview....very small preview of what we did. 

SO this post is because it's FRIDAY and to give a shout out to  PANDORA.  THANK the stars for PANDORA.  I've started to play single songs OVER and OVER too.  I'm not sure if anyone does it, but Nick and I do.  We apologize to each other, like one of us is going to judge the other for doing it.  Luckily his full repeat song is AWESOME... Alo Key's cover of Carl Thomas's "DON'T KISS ME.", (no offense Carl Thomas, but I can't listen to your version anymore. )  Alo has such and amazing voice.  (Alo..wrote this song of us and sang our wedding....right here....sorry...geeehhh, that was bragging, but totally amazing right?)


Side note....If a girl wrote and sang this song, she'd be straight STALKER STATUS...but when a dude does it, it's sweet.   Am a talking trash, or can I get an Amen?

"Don't Kiss Me"
Why does it take so long,
Can't wait to have you, dear
Cause your love is so strong
I need you with me here!
Because just a little love, goes so long, yeah
It will have you smiling just because
Even when everything is wrong,
I got you standing right here, I know it feels good

[Chorus:]
But don't kiss me, no, no, no, don't you kiss me
Unless those lips that you kiss me with
Will say I love you, love you for life!
And don't touch me, no, no, don't you touch me (you betta not do it baby)
Unless you promise that those hands
Will never wave goodbye!
Can you do that for me baby?

Promise me that tonight when I hold you in my arms
Lord knows it feels so sincere
And your fragrance turns me on
Can't believe that I am gone when you're near!
because just a little love goes so long (yeah)
It'll have you smiling just because (smiling just because)
Even when everything's wrong,
Now I got you standing right here
I know it feels good!

[Chorus:]
But don't kiss me, no, no, no, don't you kiss me
Unless those lips you kiss me with
Will say I love you, love you, for life! (I love you for life)

Don't wrap your lovely arms around me,
Don't kiss my lips unless you love me, baby!
Don't hold my hand unless I'm your man
I wanna hear it baby, can you? (I know you're ready)

[Chorus:]
Don't kiss me, yeah, no, baby don't you kiss me
Unless those lips of yours, lips of yours
Will say I love you, love you for life! (for life)
Oh, oh, don't touch me, oh, no, no, don't you touch me yeah
Unless you promise that those hands
Will never wave goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
promise me that tonight.


My song is ....This song.



I've camped out on Pandora's Corinne Bailey Rae station for months.  I've grown to LOVE her second album THE SEA.  I read that she was in the middle of the recording of this album, when her husband died of a drug overdose.  I always thought that this song was written after her loss.  With that frame of mind, the songs lyrics are haunting.  

Ooh, you're searching for something I know, wont make you happyOoh, you're thirsting for something I know, wont make you happyOoh, you did it all again, you broke another skinIts hard to believe this time, hard to believeThat my heart, my hearts an open door... See MoreYou got all you came for, babySo weary, someone to love is bigger than your prides worthIs bigger than the pain you got for it hurtsAnd out runs all of the sadnessIts terrifying, life, through the darknessAnd Id do it all again, Id do it all againId do it all again, Id do it all againYou try sometimes but it wont stopYou got my heart and my heads lost, ooh yeahIve been burning down these candles for love, for loveSo weary, someone to love is bigger than your prideOoh, someone to love, mm, someone to love


When I watched her sing this live, I was mesmerized.  (Please if you are bored, and have time to do nothing but watch her face....DO.   It'll make you want to cry.)  I might be wrong about her reason for writing this song, because I found another article that said she wrote it after a big fight with her husband.
I want to say something about REAL LOVE is born when there is no letting go....but I don't want that to be interpereted as hanging on beyond reasonable pain is REAL LOVE either.    This is what I told my girlfriend marriage was....(3 months into my marriage.)  Think of the maddest you've ever been with your boyfriend...or anyone for that matter....and then lean over and ask them what they'd like to eat for dinner.  (I'm cracking myself up over here, but tis true, tis true.)   When you are willing to give over your pride to forgive and to ask to be forgiven...THAT IS LOVE.  

HOLY LONG POST....if anyone made it this far....way to go!  Thanks for stopping by!


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