Sunday, May 13, 2012

Crossing Over

There was a time when I would cringe as my parents played their favorite albums and think that my generations music was oh, so much better.  

That was then...

Since I have gotten older and my music tastes have matured a bit, I have gone back and added a few of their songs to my own playlist.  What can I say? Their generation of music was onto something.  That it's not the time, but the message in the music.

Over the last several years, I have gotten to the point where I want there to be a message or a story in the song... something that I or others could relate to.  Not the repetitive nonsense that many rappers or so called r&b artists go on and on about in their lyrics.  

I finally got a chance to listen to a few songs that Lionel Richie re-released on his Tuskegee album recently and fell in love!  He mixed classics such as Stuck on You, You Are and Deep River Woman with various country artists without messing them up, sounding amazing.  Leave it to Lionel to say screw the genre lines and do something totally different.  Because of his love for music, rather than caring about what people would think, this album has been accepted by many of his loyal followers as well country fans.  This man just proved that he can still put out a good album.

For now, I'll keep Stuck on You with Darius Rucker on repeat!

Have a great week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Are We Regressing?

Earlier this evening, I was talking to a friend of mine who sent me a link for, what I initially thought was, a cool picture and a quick blurb telling what made the photographer post this.  

When I finished reading, I was seriously overwhelmed with emotion (and I know this post will not do it justice).  Sadness, anger and sickened.

The man in the photo was telling the woman that he would pay her to go out with him.  Honestly, what gives him that right? 

It is May 7, 2012 and women are still treated as objects to be possessed, rather than people.  That's what disturbs me the most.  It was a cruel reminder that this world has a long way to go in terms of the treatment of women and makes me sick. 

As I was talking about this with my friend, all I could think of was how this way of thinking was being passed down to the younger generation of males and society turns a blind eye to it.  A woman should not have to worry about having to deal with this when they step outside their home.  

As a young woman and an older sister to two younger women, it disgusts me that this is going on.  It shouldn't be allowed and hurts my heart.  This is an issue that only gets worse each passing day and that shouldn't be the case.  Women are not to be bought like an object on a shelf!



The world needs to remember that!

Ladies, Queens, Sisters, stay strong!