Monthly Archives: April 2012

My ‘bird Will Go on

So I’ve heard through the grapevine that one of the cruise ships I used to work on – the Sunbird – has docked for the very last time.  I’m not too sure on the details, and regardless, it has got … Continue reading

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Be indestructible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofbiKzpPPFg

House/pop or I guess electro/pop music sometimes gets a bad reputation for being repetitive and lyrically frivolous. Sarah Silverman was claimed to have once decried, “Why are people in Toronto still listening to house music? House music is dead!”. Well thanks for the input Sarah, and yes, if want something cool to dance to I’m totally going to listen to a tall, awkward comedian like yourself. Bitch probably can’t even dance (but I think she’s hysterical!).

And judging by the music charts today (and not that I agree with them) our dear ol’ Sarah was totally wrong.
Just like any musical genre, there is the good and there is the bad. Though I’m a year late, I’d lilke to present some of what I think is good! Robyn’s “Indestructible” is totally resonating with me these days. It’s the lines, “I’m gonna love you like I’ve never been hurt before/ I’m gonna love you like I’m indestructible”. I’m beginning to see that whether it’s love, or friendship, or family, or work, or even the pants that I wear in the morning, I am an all or nothing type of person.

And I would not have it any other way. Why go through life half-assed when you have a full ass at your disposal? If there’s a new project at work, I would rather face it head on and be excellent. In relationships, I often choose to jump with both feet in regardless of the risk. And it was only an hour ago that realized I mis-matched the buttons on my shirt so one side is longer than the other and I didn’t care! I walked around like I was Theo Huxtable in the faux-Gordon Gartrel shirt that his sister Denise made for him *schnapp!*.

Of course, it’s not always easy to feel like this. Some days are tougher than others. I guess all I’m saying is that why do we choose to walk around feeling awkward, or scared, or worried, or insecure? I know people who live a lifetime like this and it must be so exhausting! Wouldn’t you rather walk through life as a shining beacon of all the BEST parts of yourself? Just imagine what it would be like if everyone you encountered was strong, confident, loving, caring, kind and happy.

Dance like no one is watching. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Eat like you won’t get fat. Exercise so that you can eat.

Just be indestructible.

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Black Kat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUB0cM-Yf6E&ob=av2e

Put Your Graffitti on Me” by Kat Graham.

If Kelis’ “Milkshake” and Beyonce’s “Who Run the World (girls)” made a musical baby, it would be this song. Upon first listen, it sounds so chaotic and ridiculous, yet after a few hours my brain kept saying “Tag me!”. It’s nostalgic and modern at the very same time.

I love it. If Janet Jackson’s career were alive today, she would probably do something like this.

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Sticki Nicki

My Twitter timeline is blowing up with tweets about Nicki Minaj and I don’t understand why.  Everyone is giving her props for going from hood to Hollywood and expanding on her brand which is so laughable. Now before I get … Continue reading

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My mind’s telling me “no”. But my body… my body’s telling me “yes”.

If you can name the tune in the title of this post, I’ll give you a cookie. What do you think of when you hear the words “mind-body workout”?  Do your thoughts drift to various yoga poses like svanasana, or … Continue reading

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