Summer Jam

Happy Wednesday erbody! I hope this week has been good to you! My first MC gig went very well! I had so much fun and look forward to doing it again! Today was the first day of school with all the students there. It was a pretty smooth day considering🤔

It’s still summer over in South Africa even though we are all back at work. While we can’t enjoy a time of rest and long lazy days doing nothing, we still have the heat, afternoon thunderstorms (in Johannesburg) and summer music that reminds us of a summer gone by!

Today, I’d like to share my favourite jam at the moment. I have my ex to thank for my appreciation for house music. He used to compile and release mixtapes of house and African music and because I was being supportive, I would download these mixtapes and listen to them intently. SMH, the things we do for love are so silly sometimes, lol! We have since parted ways, but my appreciation for this genre of music has remained!

I love Black Coffee sooo much, guys! Not only does he put together great music and is world renowned, he has not forgotten his homeland. He has perfected the balance of working overseas with big names and coming home to do small gigs in smaller cities. I have a great deal of respect for his work ethic!

I enjoyed this jam for it’s lyrical offering. The words are very engaging speaking of a love the writer is trying to escape and is finding difficulty to do so. Also, Delilah Montagu’s vocal delivery is amazing! I love a smooth husky voice on any track! In this life or the next, I would love to be a vocal sensation like her on a house track, so if you know a guy that can hook me me up, then please, let a girl know!

Thank so much for popping in! It’s always a pleasure to have you here. I’d love to hear what your favourite jams are at the moment so please comment below and share the music! Have a great week😘

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JT The Voice -Live

Hey Everyone! I hope you have been well! I’m very excited about the traffic I’ve been receiving for the debut to this month’s series! Keep it coming, please and thank you!

So you must know by now how much I love eating out and how I much I enjoy live music and this weekend was a mixture of both!

Whoever has the mike has the loudest voice

I recently shared with you about a new musician, JT The Voice, and last night, I got to meet him and see him live! It was quite an experience. His sound is as good as on the album which was awesome!

The Band’s Gonna Make It

JT is pretty much a one man band but for his live performances, he recruits instrument players that have not played together before and names them for the gigs. Afterwards, they are free to continue on their own or disband! How cool is that?! Truly an example of a musician who pulls people up as he moves up!

He is also great to watch! Fellow guitarists will tell you how easy it is to hide behind their instruments, but not JT! He puts his guitar to the side and sings on his own while interacting with the members of the band as well as the audience! He’s got great stage presence!

I’m so keen to see how this musician grows in the future and I’ll be keeping a close eye in him😊

Thank you so much for popping in! I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday for the second installment of this month’s series! See you soon😘

JT The Voice

Happy Sunday erbody!

I hope you’ve had a good weekend! I had a great parkrun yesterday and am very proud of my 20 second progress! Every second you scrape off counts!

If music be the food of love, play on.

I love music. I believe it speaks, out loud, what is often in our hearts and so that is what often helps us to connect and to remind us that we are not alone in what we feel.

JT The Voice is one such musician. His music reminds me of all the things that I love about music. I enjoy the beautiful melodies in his songs like in songs like Lerato or Searching both about the journey romantic love can take us on. Chord progressions are also a favourite of mine and JT didn’t fail to deliver in this regard either.

His music would really be better appreciated live because his sound is BIG. There are guitar and piano rifts that will capture you, harmonies that will have you singing along and drums that will not go unheard. He really pays close attention to all the instruments and shows no bias.

I also enjoyed the stories he tells in his songs. Girl next door was particularly engaging because, what woman doesn’t want to be rendered intriguing and worth getting close to?

He didn’t keep it romantic only in the album, often singing about the deterioration of the human race and alcohol abuse. Thopi, also the title of his debut album, is one of his calmer songs focusing mainly on his voice and the piano and forcing us to be pensive about the injustices of poverty.

This album is really worth a listen! You can find it on iTunes and you can follow him on all social media as @jtthevoiceSA. Have a listen and tell me what you think!

Well, that’s all I have for you today! Thank you for popping in and letting me share music with you! Please comment on the musical gems you’ve discovered lately. Have an awesome week and give it your all!😘

Lyrical Challenge – Day 2

I’m back! Wow, OJ didn’t tell me how tough it is to choose just one song to share! That problem comes with being a word lover, I suppose. I hope you’ve checked out her cool blog though🙂. And I hope you are enjoying these posts as much as I am😊

A quick recap; the Lyrical Challenge works as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,

2. Share your favourite song/lyrics,

3. Nominate 3 other bloggers

So, today, I picked lyrics from a song by Davido. It’s in Nigerian Pidgin, I think. Anyway, he describes a woman I’d like to be: an attractive woman with no interest in material things and chases after his heart. Love really does boil down to two people who want to be together. The rest is just decorative!

Aye by Davido
Cause you want my love o
She no want designer
She no want Ferarri
She say na my love o
You belong to meee
And I belong to her o
Oh babyyy!
You go killie somebody
They say love is blind
But I dey see am for your eyes o (o ee aa)

My nominations for today:

Afro Chic

SkyLarity

Almandyne

I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend😘

Lyrical Challenge – Day 1

Afternoon Everyone!

As you know, Twitter is where cool things live and the 3 day Lyrical Challenge is no different! I couldn’t wait for Sunday so I thought I would start today until Sunday!

I had to be part of this, so I got myself challenged by OJ’s Pride. She has a great blog, you should check it out! Thanks so much for this opportunity, OJ!

So the rules to The Lyrical Challenge are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,

2. Share your favourite song/lyrics,

3. Nominate 3 other bloggers.

Ok, let’s do this! My first song is actually an interlude so it’s short:

Newer Balance (freestyle) by Jhenè Aiko
I don’t need no other guy
Ever since you caught my eye
Oh you’re the only one I see
The only one that’s for me, my baby
And it would really be a shame
If you are just running game on me
Oh, baby please, baby please tell me it ain’t so, oh no
I got a strange feeling
That maybe I am dealing with a smooth player
Ooh, I’m praying

That you are who you are saying
Hope you are who you are saying

My 3 nominations are:

Beaton

Nshami14

Tina

Thanks for reading 🙂 I’ll be back with a new song tomorrow!

My Stupid Mouth

My favourite thing about John Mayer is his ability to explain situations in a simple yet profound way, a way that explains quite perfectly how I feel and where I’ve been. Here’s an example:

I’m never speaking up again it only hurts me.

I’d rather be a mystery than she dessert me

Oh, I’m never speaking up again

Starting now…

 One more thing!

Why is it my fault?

So maybe I try too hard

But it’s all because of this desire

I just wanna be liked

Just wanna be funny

Looks like the joke’s on me…

You see? Perfect perfect explanation…