Celebrating musical genius in honor of George

There’s no doubt that George Michael was a musical genius. As is Peter Gabriel. Yes, that’s right, we’re going back to the 1980s. Because I need more music therapy.

Learn To Walk Away

There are many different types of pain. Really, the things that can cause pain to the human body and mind are endless.

But be warned: Don’t give your heart away. My heart is my own and belongs to no one but me. Because there’s nothing like the pain of a broken heart. Believing it’s your fault. That there’s something wrong with you. Believing you aren’t good enough. Not worthy of love.

I see this beautiful woman singing, with so much pain on her face and in her voice. I think almost everyone knows that kind of pain. I hate seeing people in pain, but this is a beautiful song and video.

However, begging a man to stay in your bed only hurts you, and it gives the man an awful lot of power over you. I admit, I’ve done it. I begged a man not to leave me. Thing is, he was never really with me, so of course my efforts failed, making me feel a lot worse than if I had just walked away.

Most pain has a purpose. Ignore it at your own peril. And learn how to walk away from anything or anyone that causes you pain.

Holding My Breath

I want to hold my breath
Maybe that will stop death
Cannot control this distress
Such sadness must be expressed…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carrie-fisher-wanted-her-fantastic-obit-to-read-something-like-this_us_5862cc3ce4b0eb58648769b1

“Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit — so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” Carrie Fisher

Missing the 1980s?

Whenever I watch a music video where there’s a crowd, I’m always scanning the faces, looking for diversity. Seems like there’s quite a distinction between black people’s music and white people’s music. Do ya’ll think it has something to do with the way we dance?

I was listening to some 80s music on YouTube, saw this video, and thought: this is a perfect example of how white people dance. Like they ain’t got no rhythm. 🙂

I admit, I don’t like a lot of rap music. Is that because I’m white? I dunno. But I do know that I like me some awesome guitar riffs, like this:

My point? I like finding things that we all have in common, like music. But it seems like even with music, there are divisions. I was listening to a Night Ranger song and saw this comment:

Richard Breedlove (3 months ago)
Ahh…The good old days: I was 15, I wore a cool black Member’s Only Jacket with stone wash jeans and an Izod shirt, I sported a mullet parted in the middle, carried my Harley Davidson leather wallet on a chain in my back pocket, Ronald Reagan was President and didn’t take s##t from nobody, Miami Vice ruled the airwaves, David Lee Roth and Van Halen were the bomb, and Night Ranger’s Sister Christian was #1 on the charts! Damn I miss those days! Damn….(sobs)

Funny, I don’t miss those days at all. Do you? To me, Reagan will always be the president who refused to deal with the AIDS epidemic. He’ll always be the president who introduced trickle-down economics, a theory that doesn’t even make sense. Didn’t take shit from anyone? I don’t agree with that, but even if it was true, is that the measurement of a great president? Oh no, now I’m thinking about Trump… Dudes, it’s gonna be a long 4 years.

The Duck Mannequin Challenge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannequin_Challenge

Adele

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Garth Brooks

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Paul McCartney

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Anaheim Ducks (hockey team)

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Taylor Swift

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Simone Biles (USA Gymnastics)

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FOX NFL Sunday

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Dancing With The Stars

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Saturday Night Live

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The Boston Pops

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Alabama Department of Corrections

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Simon Cowell (The X Factor UK)

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Rae Sremmurd (see above YouTube video)

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I’m not sure I understand the allure of the mannequin challenge, but yes, all these people have done it. Hope you had fun at the Duck Mannequin Challenge. 🙂

(If you’re interested in the lyrics of the song, go here:  http://genius.com/10249799)