Nothing beats music to put you in a relaxing frame of mind.
Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. The queen of soul who has been ill for a while, took a turn for the worst. She was reported days ago to be in hospice care. She passed away today after her long battle with pancreatic cancer. At the time of her passing she was surrounded by family and friends.
She had a great career and her music will continue to live on. Condolences to her family!
We often wait until people die before we commend them. It is when they die that you hear how great they were. So here am I taking this opportunity to commend Celine Dion for her contribution to the music industry. She is one of my favorite artist and one of the greatest singer ever. Her music never gets old. Here is one of my favorites, A New Day as Come.
On Sunday I got the chance to see Beyonce and Jay Z perform together. The song was ‘Drunk in Love’. As I watched the performance I could not help wondering why women feel they have to appear half-naked when they are performing.
Jay Z came on stage looking all fine and dressed like he was on his way to a black tie event. Beyonce on the other hand was dressed as if she was going to perform in a strip club. She apparently was drunk in love but as far as I could see Jay Z was plain sober in love.
If he had come on stage wearing a T-shirt and a pair of boxers it would have been more of a level playing field. My thing is if your man is coming on stage all dressed up and looking fine then you need to cover your ass up.
Sadly Beyonce is not the only female performer who feels she has to show skin and leave little to the imagination. Rihanna never misses an opportunity to expose herself nor does Miley Cyrus and of course there are others.
We have heard the old adage ‘Sex Sells’. Do these women feel they are not good enough or talented enough and therefore need to expose themselves in order to be noticed? Do they see themselves merely as sex objects and therefore feel the need to dress accordingly?
Yesterday Whitney Houston’s family, friends and fans celebrated what was termed as her ”Homegoing”. Whitney was a great singer and her music touched a lot of lives. Her songs were ones that most of us could relate to; you never got tired of listening to her. Her untimely passing is very sad indeed, especially at the point in her life when she appeared poised to make a comeback.
There are many who choose not to remember her for the great singer that she was but rather as someone who used drugs. If I remember correctly there is a verse in the bible which says ”He who is without sin cast the first stone.” Many of those who are quick to brand her as an addict are themselves guilty of worse sins than being an addict. People rise and fall during the course of their lives. It is a part of being human. Problems comes along and we each deal with it differently. Don’t judge a person until you have walked in their shoes.
We are a society of people who feed on negativity; we spend a day praising someone for an outstanding accomplishment but spend months if not years focusing on what they have done wrong. Yes Whitney made her share of mistakes but don’t we all at some point or the other? Whitney was a woman of class, she didn’t have to expose her body in order to sell her music! She is gone but her music will forever live on. You haters, please let her rest in peace! R.I.P. Whitney.