Dedicated to you.
I don’t want to think about how you’re not here. I don’t want to think about how it’s been the roughest year of my life. I don’t want to think about how I haven’t had a dream about you in months. I don’t want to think about how amazing you make me feel when you sing. I don’t want to think about how awful I felt the day you died. I don’t want to think about how I think you’re my someone in the dark. I don’t want to think about how I survived this year. Continue reading
Dedicated to practice.
“We Can Change the World” by The Jacksons
The Victory Tour - the last Jackson album tour
All for one and one for all is what we all should be.
But instead we go and fight each other.
Now, that wasn’t meant to be.
You know, the sun is there to light the day.
The night is lit by the moon.
If we don’t come together, my brother, it all can end very soon.
It’s your world now.
The furture is plain to see.
(Sing it, yeah. Sing it, yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Give love right now.
We need the harmony. Continue reading
My best friend Eryn always sings the phrase “this is it!” in a strange voice whenever the Michael Jackson movie is discussed. I always thought she was being funny in relation to Michael’s song, but I was wrong! Yesterday she said it once more. When I told her that’s not how it goes (like I always say), she informed me that she was singing the other song. “THE OTHER SONG!?!?!” I was beyond confused, but very pleased to learn that Huey Lewis and the News wrote a song by the same title. I love a good musicovery!
Ironically, I’ve heard the Huey Lewis song before, but never put two and two together. 🙂 Welcome to the inside of my brain.
I wonder if I’ll move on in two months, a year later.
Will I finally feel lifted?
Will I reach happiness again?
If I put all my treasures away, will I forget you?
If I cover my back, will you be able to breathe?
If I hide you, where will you go?
If I forget to listen, who will you sing to?
Will I sing again, like I used to?
Will I be fearless again?
Will I still fight for you?
Will I still get ridiculed? (Yes, duh.)
Will I finally finish reading the Opus?
(Will I ever let Eryn put her hands on the Opus? 🙂 )
Will I visit Gary?
Will I remember that Thursday?
Will I stop crying?
Will I move on?
Photo Credit: Mike
Dedicated to Stanley Jordan. Thanks for doing it justice. 🙂
Ping gave me this song during one of the many times we swapped music. I’ve always liked the cover, but never really wanted to listen to it more than once. For the past few days I’ve been listening to it only to sing the lyrics in front of the beautiful arrangement. Apparently the cover was recorded in 1985, only a few short years after the original was released. I wonder if it thrived in this society that isn’t very open to jazz…
Anyway, I recommend Stanley Jordan to anyone who likes jazz fusion guitar.
Dedicated to fall 2001, when I first fell in love with you; I think about it often.
Well, it’s been eight months since June 25th, 2009. (If you haven’t taken notice, I try to commemorate Michael Jackson on the 25th of each month, though I’ve missed a few.) There isn’t a day I don’t think about him. I like it that way though.
Whenever I listen to a certain Michael Jackson album, it takes me to a specific time of (or specific person in) my life: Continue reading
Dedicated to people who are not ignorant, but knowing and true.
I have a Tumblr account. I check the dashboard a few times daily primarily to see if people I follow have posted any rare photos of Michael Jackson.
Lately, I’ve been disgusted with what people say. There is a time to be sexual and expressive and a time to not be. Classy sexiness is much more wholesome than what certain people find appropriate. I do like sexuality, but sometimes people take advantage of its beauty, thus debauchery. Continue reading