Activities, Interests, music, Uncategorized

Jam: No Fear

I like to find a good jam every morning for my daily drive to work. A pick me up of sorts to get my spirits up and my mind focused on the day ahead. Then I found this video👇 which led me to the song!

I love this guy’s deposition! It’s like he’s just in a great mood for no reason! Every day must be Friday for him! I only ever get like that after sweating it up in the gym! It’s like the world is as it should be and none of the woes matter! I needed this feeling every morning at the time, mostly because I’m a bit of a grumpy gill in the morning! So I went and found the song:

I love the guitar riff that grooves like 90s bump and Dej’s voice that is kind of lazy and carefree despite the huge declarations she’s making! This jam is just fun – music to my ears😂 It just makes me happy!

Don’t be shy

Don’t be scared

Get up!

So if you need a song to put a skip in your step and lighten your mood, this one is for you! Go get it! You won’t regret it!

Thanks for popping in! Enjoy what’s left of the week! We’ll chat soon😘

Interests, Lifestyle, music

La La La – Black Coffee Ft. Usher

Happy Wednesday, dear readers! I hope you’re having an awesome week!

Black Coffee is at it again! Our favourite dropped a jam featuring Usher yesterday! I thought this was funny because not so long ago, Usher said he didn’t want to work with Black Coffee. Apparently our fave’s sound wasn’t African enough. Now look at them! But it seems like the interweb has forgotten all this so I will too!

I think Black Coffee married the mainstream sound of a feel good dance track with his very authentic flavour very well. The guitar lick that slides in at the second verse just screams “Straight outa South Africa!” I love that and I can’t get enough of it!

Usher, of course, sounds great on the track! He never tries too hard to do too much with his vocals and it works beautifully for this song in particular!

Overall I love the song and I have it on repeat in the car and in the house! If you haven’t listened to it yet, treat your ears, my friends, it’s really good!

Thanks for popping in! It’s always so good to have you here! I’ll be baking a cake this weekend and sharing the recipe with you on Sunday! You don’t wanna miss this it coz your girl is not much of a baker! Ok, Bye😘

G-Strings, Interests, Lifestyle, music, Soul Stuff

Train

Happy Wednesday, dear readers!

I’m so happy to see new followers joining us! Just this month, 6 new followers got on board! Welcome, you guys!!

Sometimes music comes along at the right moment with the exact words of encouragement you need to get you through your day and ultimately through your struggle.

Don’t stop this train

Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in. – John Mayer

I love the way John Mayer weaves words together and I especially love how he writes what’s on my mind and what’s in my heart – this man gets me!

I got really frustrated on Monday: I had my playlist ready for my drive to work and technology just wouldn’t work with me! Grrr!

The good news is, my favourite John Mayer CD was waiting to pick up the slack! John reminded me on my drive to work that I’m exactly where I need to be in my life!

So whatever you’re going through right now, don’t stop this train because as far as trains go, and even life itself, it keeps moving, it passes through all the stations of life! It’s only tough for now but better days are coming, I promise!

If you’re curious about this jam, have a listen to Stop This Train and have yourself an awesome day! Thanks for popping in😘

am writing, music

Househead

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today is finally here! Tomorrow is a public holiday and I can’t wait to go to bed tonight and have a lie in tomorrow! I haven’t slept in in ages!!

Anyway, one of my followers and a good friend reminded me that I haven’t shared good music in a while!

I think I’m fast becoming a househead. I never expected to be any kind of head in my life! There’s no one genre of music I like. I tend to follow a musician that resonates with an experience I am going through.

First I heard of Sun-EL musician when he worked with Something Soweto on Akanamali, Another jam you should have a listen to – Swizz Beats thought it was great too when he heard it on a visit to SA!

I really enjoy the township sound. I’m the generation of kids that grew up on Kwaito music, a South African genre that was very popular in the 90s. For me, Sun-EL is reminiscent of that chilled vibe that you can bump at a party on a Saturday and again on a Sunday afternoon. I have added this jam to all my playlists and it really goes in at any time of the day at any time of the week, really! If you like the sound of that, you’ll definitely like the sound of this jam right here! And no, I have no idea what this song is about😂

So, please check it out! And while you’re at it, please share your latest obsession! I enjoy trying out new music🙂

Thank you so much for popping in today! Have a great day, and to all the South African readers, enjoy Human Rights day!

G-Strings, music, my adventures, Ramblings

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😘

am writing, music, Ramblings

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😘

am writing, Gym Life, music, Ramblings

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😊