Granted we are still in shock, I think it’s important to remember to NOT be sad for Whitney. Whitney is at peace now. Death, to me, is only sad when the deceased did not lead a full life. Whitney lived yall! She’s traveled across the seven seas and experienced this world from end to end. So I am not sad in that respect. As we all know she has battled some demons. There is some sadness there because we don’t know for sure that she absolutely defeated them. I think we were all waiting on that “comeback” to happen.
In hindsight, the musical gifts that she has left behind in a career that was just shy of 30 years will ensure that she is never ever forgotten. So there is comfort in that. Much like now, in the almost 3 years since Michael Jackson’s passing, when you hear a MJ song, it makes you smile in rememberance of him, right? We’ll be there soon with Whitney. We’ll smile and remember “The Voice”.
Who I am REALLY concerned about is those closest to her that she has left behind. THEY are the ones who really need our prayers and good energy. I am the most heartbroken for Bobbi Christina and Cissy. We all know how there has been reports of Bobbi Christina possibly having substance abuse issues, and also how Cissy fought like hell to help in any way she can to help Whitney get clean for good. Losing your mom or losing your child has to be the toughest. And though they are divorced, you gotta know Bobby Brown is hurting as well. So if you’re the praying kind, pray for those 3. They need it the most.
Quiet simply, it’s the greatest love song you’ve never heard.
“My arms brag to each other about how you feel…..”
“Forgive me if my hunger conflicts what you need/ I pray for moments you would only be consumed by me/ Often times, we receive and then regret/ I havent had a reason to yet…”
“Who really cares what others may say?/ They probably missed the chance on feeling this way/ about love and what I know is true/ Give them time and it can happen to them too/ The deepest feeling that you’ve ever known/ The greatest passion that’s ever been shown/ A flame that flickers and never leaves you alone…“
I’mma cheat for this. 2 songs came to mind and I couldn’t decide which. Sometimes friends fall off for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s for a season, and sometimes the shit is forever. But alas, I the eternal optimist, am always hopeful so here goes nothing.
Phyllis Hyman “Old Friend”
“Old friend it’s so nice to feel you hold me again/ No, it doesn’t matter where you have been/ My heart welcomes you back home again”
De La Soul “Trying People”
“We were supposed to rid the world of danger/ These days we nod heads and small talk like polite strangers/ It’s natural to fall off/ Just land close to the tree/ I’ll be there if they need me to be…”
People sleep on Taylor when the “Blue Eyed Soul” conversation comes up. I guess because she’s mostly known for her Pop/Dance stuff, but when you get past that and hone in on the voice…….? This was her only song to chart on the R&B charts I think but she still had some joints I could get with. This is another one that takes me back to being like 10 and sitting around listening to The Quiet Storm at night. My brother usta hate me for that lol.
I was kinda torn here. At first I thought of going with a song by Mint Condition or Klymaxx for this one. But then I figured I’d go with the band that had the most music in my itunes and so we have The Roots. I listen to them more than any other band (as in a group of people that play instruments and shit) so it seems I went in a huge circle just to end up where I started. Anyways “False Media” is the first song on my favorite Roots album, “Game Theory”. The song is dark. Hell the album is dark and gritty for that matter. But this song is the perfect opener for such an album. It’s defiant. It’s hard-hitting. It’s in your face and you cant deny it. Listen as Black Thought starts rapping from the perspective of a man with nothing to lose, then as a soldier fighting in a war of which he knows not the origin of, and finally as Big Brother. Shit is dope. Take a listen. I gotta warn you though….it’ll make you wanna overthrow the government.
Simply complicated. Moody. Loves people. True Scorpio. Extreme. Fiercely Loyal. Interested in alot. Slightly dyslexic. A smart ass who uses sarcasm as a crutch Possible ADD but I dont care.
I'm just trying to find my way in this big ol world, and at the same time trying to keep my sanity. Shouldnt be too hard, huh?