Be not Proud

Evening Everyone.

I hope you are having a good week.

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of one of South Africa’s great hip hop artists, HHP. Depression is becoming more and more of a concern in our country and it is becoming of greater importance to talk about it so that we may have a better understanding of it and can be of better assistance to those around us…

I can’t say I have struggled with depression myself, not to the extent of suicidal thoughts anyway, and I hope that if you are or have been in those shoes, you would seek help. Whether you believe it or not, your life is more important than pride and trying to brave through the pain.

Thank you for popping in. I appreciate your presence here. Take care of yourselves and those that you love, please😘

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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 3

Happy Sunday, dear readers!

I’m so sad! Today is my last installment of the Lyrical Challenge 😕

Once again, thank you so much to OJ’s Pride for the nomination and be sure to read her blog!

The Lyrical Challenge rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,

2. Share your favourite song/lyrics,

3. Nominate 3 other bloggers.

In the spirit of Sunday, I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs by Hillsong. A golden oldie! I love the imagery in the chorus! Enjoy it with me😊

Shout to the Lord by Hillsong Australia

Shout to the Lord

All the earth let us sing

Power and majesty

Praise to the King

Mountains bow down and the seas will roar

At the sound of Your name

I’ll sing for joy at work of your hand

Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.

My nominations:

Patrick

Danin

Insomniac Writer

Thanks for reading😊

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!

Look for You

Everywhere, I look for you.

In devotionals and bible verses and beautifully written lyrics, I look for you.

I look for you in music and melodies, in the beat, I look for you.

I look for you in venues and people, in well-cooked meals, I look for you.

I look for you in statuses and views, likes and blocks, I look for you.

Everywhere, in everything, I look for you.