Yesterday, I did more than the usual Saturday chores. I didn’t really mean to, but I started doing some rearranging, then one thing lead to another. Somehow, I ended up going through a bunch of compilation cds, that I’d made over the years, while trying to tidy up a particular space.
The sharpie titles that I’d written on them were funny, weird and cryptic, so I had absolutely no idea what kind of music was recorded. Some of the titles I made up were for example, ‘The Cure’, ‘Quiet Storm’, ‘Mellow Moods’, ‘Skin’, ‘Flavour of Love’, lolol 😀 . What kind of frame of mind was I in when I made these?! 🙂 Quite a few of the cds had major scratches, so I didn’t expect a lot of them to play, but I was pleasantly surprised. Dare I say, I’ve got the awesomest taste in music. 😀 .
I sprawled across my my living room floor, and opened up the space saver, and treasure chest and ran head first into nostalgia. Aaaawe,… my tapes,..yes cassette tapes (and they still played) , the cds that I recorded myself and the ones that I’d bought at Sam Goodys and HMV. A lot of people today, will never know the true joy in going into one of those places and feeling the excitement of pre-purchase. It was soo much music, I could hardly stand it. 🙂
There on that floor, these songs were hitting me with the 1, 2 punch. I was like damn, yooooooooo, I have this?! The songs were ridiculously good. Even though some of the cd’s were too scratched up to play, and some of the tapes jammed, I was taken down a beautiful musical memory lane. My lil ole stereo that I bought in 2000 is still the bomb.
Best of the Best Playlist from Aug 25th 2012
Rain by SWV Say Yes by Floetry
Sweetest Days by Hill St.Soul So Sick by Neyo
Only You by Jill Scott Creep Inn by Ideal
Piano in the Dark by Brenda Russell Crazy by Seal
Cops come Knocking by Maxwell True by Spandau Ballet
The Moon by The Swell Season Toy Soldiers by Martika
Golden by Chrisette Michele Killing Me Softly Al.B.Sure
Don’t Know What by Aaliyah Bed by J.Holiday
Forever My Lady by Jodeci My Love by Jill Scott
Anniversay by Tony Toni Tone Young Nation by Aaliyah
Sobeautiful by Musiqsoulchild Still Waiting by Jodeci
Father Figure by George Michael Hula by Maxwell
More Than Anything Lenny Kravitz Movie by Chris Brown
Here Tonight by Alexander O’neal Satisfy by Meshell N’dege
Have You Ever by Freddie Jackson Crusin’ by D’angelo
I Belong to You by Lenny Kravitz Anything (Slow) SWV
Dream on Dreamer by The Brand New Heavies
That last song actually made tears come from my eyes. WWWOOOOWWWWWW! (said like Flava Flav) 😀 Any who…
I’ve decided on a new craft project that I can do with the kids, and it’s going to involve the no longer playable cds from the days of yore. We will be attempting some of the craft pictures below, even the ambitious chandelier.
I will post what they look like when we’re done. Can’t wait. Keep on dreaming dreamers. 🙂