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Thursday, March 6, 2008

songs of my life

there once was this boondocks comic strip (old school style in the paper, way before the tv show) where Huey and Riley (i think) are sitting outside and imagining what they would say about that moment if Huey was the subject of an a&e biography episode. pure hilarity...i wish i could find it online but no luck. (Picture at right: Courtesy of Sony)

anyway i really loved that day's strip. that's how I kinda think about my life in my head as it's happening like if this were behind the music or an E! true hollywood story on mint julep...what would the voice-over being saying about this particular momen in my life? more importantly what background music would they play? for i love music from neo-soul (don't all educated black folks), to marching bands to pop stars to gospel artists. If it resonates with me, I will bump that shit no matter how wack people think t-pain is or if you never heard of jazzmine sullivan. I love it and I don't care what others think about it.

As I look back over my life (and i think things over, i can truly say that I been blessed...) Lol see. but yea as I rewind my behind the music episode in my head I can think of a couple key songs that would mark some pivotal moments....

#5 - My First Love, Keep the Faith, Faith Evans

He was tall dark and handsome, the popular guy to her shy quiet girl yet her crush on him was undeniable. she had been working up the nerve to say something to him beyond hello and goodbye for a while. and then she got her opportunity to take a leap of faith. one day after school, he asked her for a ride home and she said yes. as they rode that short 15 minute ride to his house she got an idea. she skipped ahead on the mixed cd she'd made of her favorite tunes to track number 5. maybe he'd get the message without her having to even say a word...

# 1-13 - The Whole Damn Album, Voodoo, D'Angelo

mint julep stood on the train platform anxiously awaiting the westbound marta train. Having finished what at the time she thought was a grueling day at her little part time job. If only she knew the 12 to 14 hour days she would be putting in some 6 or 7 years later. yet and still she was ready to get back to campus so she could pop in the new d'angelo cd burning a whole in her pocket. she'd already ripped the plastic wrapper away, popped open the case and devoured the liner notes. an instant classic....


#6 - Faith, This is Me, Kierra KiKi Sheard

It was her first bar exam but it would undoubtedly not be her last. yet to mint julep this was the day that she had prepared for and she had to step up. the morning's session went suprisingly well and despite the warnings from previous bar takers about not leaving the testing site, she trekked across the parking lot to sit in her car for a few precious moments. not to cram another morsel into her brain. but to relish in the fact that it would all be over soon. on a whim she decided to drive over to the chic-fil-a down the road for a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries. little did she know that her supposedly reliable volvo had other plans. after she whisked through the drive thru and was heading back to the convention center disaster struck. her car began to sputter on the brink of breakdown death. mint julep's heart began to raise, her palms turned sweaty and she wondered aloud, oh God, please let me make it back. all over some damn fries...


those are just a few of the songs of my life, and damn you blogger for not allowing me to share the actual audio clips. but alas these album covers will have to do. what are the songs of your life?

3 comments:

Bellini said...

Anita Baker/Sade those 2 songtress' sang/sing the soundtracks of my life -- I'm old-fashioned when it comes to love all their songs are on target. Since, Rum Punch says I'm stuck in the '90s, I can't forget about Zhane (both their albums), Brandy & Faith's first albums, Mary's (what's the 411/My Life), Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubut. Well I'm eclectic everything from "Midnight Marauders'to Me'shell N'degecello -- what do you know about 'Plantation Lullabies'. Oh, and I can't forget Incognito featuring Maysa.

Danielle said...

I played Voodoo until it couldn't play anymore. I don't give a damn what anyone says, Voodoo was better than Brown Sugar. D'Angelo was working on another plain when he created Voodoo.

I listen to that album to this day and I can't say that for alot of music. It's that brilliant.

Eb the Celeb said...

There are so so many... I did a post a while back that gives you a phrase and makes you select a song that reflects that phase called soundtrack of my life. So I could never just give a couple songs!