play i some muzik: fecundmellow's all time faves.
it's tough to have a favorite song (though mine is 'human nature' by michael jackson). for the most part, i'll have favorite songs by a particular artist. sunday, while in the car with my homegyrl, deshi, i heard my 2nd fave stevie wonder song on the radio. so i thought it'd be cool to list my favorite songs by particular artists (no set list, just whatever comes off the top of my head). i'd love to hear yours, too.
fave song: 'never dreamed you'd leave in summer'
don't sleep on: 'superwoman (where were you when i needed you?)'; 'heaven is 10 zillion light years away'
fave album: innervisions. though i despise how long 'living for the city' is, 'visions', 'he's misstra know it all,' and of course, 'golden lady' make this album a classic.
summer m. says: if you play those two songs (never dreamed... and superwoman...) back to back, you're sure to have a melancholy night. 'somebody give me a gun!!!!'
fave song: 'waiting in vain'
don't sleep on: 'natural mystic'
fave album: rastaman vibration
summer m. says: though, like i said in an earlier post, exodus is the greatest album of all time, rastaman vibration is my shit. it has 'rat race' 'johnny was' and 'war'--i want to start a revolution e'rytime i hear the latter song.
fave song: 'human nature'
don't sleep on: 'stranger in moscow'
fave album: the highly underrated, off the wall
summer m. says: 'stranger in moscow' is the best song michael jackson has written outside of his golden days. it's an impeccable song. if you've never heard it, you should listen to it. play it at night (preferably on a rainy one) turn off the tv, computer, etc., and turn off the lights. experience that shit.
fave song: 'it's too late'
don't sleep on: all the shit carole king has written
summer m. says: carole king is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. really, you might be surprised.
fave song: 'where is the love' w/ donny hathaway
don't sleep on: 'feel like making love'
summer m. says: i've said it and i'll say it again. i've never had warm milk before, but i'm pretty sure roberta flack's voice is like warm milk: soothing, calming, effortless.
fave song: 'fast car'
don't sleep on: 'the promise'
fave album: new beginning
summer m. says: one of the most talented and underrated musicians out there. it bothers me so much that folks don't fuck with tracy. jewel: wack. india.arie: mediocre in comparison. tracy chapman: the fucking truth.
fave song: a.d. 2000
don't sleep on: mama's gun and the new danger
summer m. says: saf, she maybe be on her earth mother goddess, but badu is solid. gotta love the 'love of my life' remix.
madonna (yeah, madonna)
fave song: 'live to tell'
don't sleep on: 'la isla bonita'
summer m. says: i'm a child of the 80s, i can't hep but love madonna.
fave song: 'bitter'
don't sleep on: 'earth'
fave album: bitter
summer m. says: what can i say about the fact that i love bitter? i just got a thing for immense sadness on wax.
fave song: 'sweetest taboo'
don't sleep on: 'kiss of life'
fave album: love deluxe, of course.
summer m. says: sade is beautiful. i mean that in an 'i don't wanna sleep with her' kind of way.
james taylor (my mama loves him, and so do i)
fave song: 'fire and rain'
don't sleep on: 'sweet baby james'
summer m. says: james taylor was a pretty muthafucka back in the 70s. his son's pretty cute, too.
fave song: 'the root'
don't sleep on: 'africa'
summer m. says: voodoo is waaaay better than brown sugar, i promise.
fave song: 'lonely's the only other company'
don't sleep on: maxwell's 2nd album
summer m. says: there are several songs on maxwell's sophomore album that should be on your 'in between the sheets' mixtape.
fave song: 'little red corvette'
don't sleep on: 'money don't matter' or the prince/rosie gaines version of 'nothing compares 2u'
fave album: sign o the times
summer m. says: prince is a musical genius!!!!!
fave song: after the dance
don't sleep on: here, my dear: divorce never sounded so good.
fave album: i want you
summer m. says: ohhhhh i want you/and you want me/so why don't we/get together after the dance?
fave song: see line woman
don't sleep on: be my husband
summer m. says: for many of you, nina simone will be/is an acquired taste. i'm telling you, keep playing that shit. one day, it'll click, and you'll play her all the time.
fave song: 'ain't no sunshine'
don't sleep on: 'grandma's hands'
summer m. says: nahmix told me this cat is the most sampled artist. you have no idea how many hits this dude has. get his greatest hits and be enlightened.
errr...sorry for the length of my shullbit.
who the fuck is that new black chick on mtv news?
language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. language alone is meditation. ~toni morrison