One of the most beautiful luxuries of music (or any art for that matter) is its ability to retain its magic after days, months, and even years of repeated listening*. There’s a timelessness to music that often stands opposite its cognitive connection to time. It serves its listener as a souvenir of a memory or a moment in time, yet it never diminishes in meaning or worthiness. But maybe it is the music’s connection to time that makes it timeless.
Thanks to Shuffle on iTunes, its relatively easy to rediscover “old” music on accident, simply by clicking “Play.” But my recent rediscovery came as a music suggestion from my brother; he texted me just a few days ago asking if I’d ever heard the song “Doses and Mimosas” by Cherub. In fact, I had. I was first introduced to Cherub in the beginnings of 2013, January or February perhaps. Laughing (admittedly) to myself as I responded to his text, I told him I’d actually played the song for him last March when he picked me up from LAX at the start of my spring break.
My brother’s text brought Cherub back from the archives of my music game. Thus, during the past few days’ commute time, I’ve been treating my ears to a throwback and treating my mind to a bit of reminiscing. And slipping through time is quite the vehicle for this particular musical luxury.
*The only counterargument? Radio.
Lupita Nyong’o’s dress is heaven on earth.
I would dedicate a longform post to this, but it’s rather predictable at this point don’t you think? Congrats on the EGOT, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Ugh Meryl is going to win for Best Shimmy at the 2014 Oscars can’t she just let someone else have the limelight for once god
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the gem that was P!nk performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” tonight at the 2014 Oscars? I mean for real, P!nk is such a stellar performer and her talent truly shined (figuratively and literally, see below) on the Oscar stage. The winner of Best Original Song has yet to be announced, and I’m pulling for P!nk to be a last-minute contender, despite the fact that it isn’t her original song of course. But still, #PinkforBestSongOscar2014 y’all.
On another note, the only thing that upstaged P!nk’s performance was her dress, which looked like it was literally made of a million rubies all flowing and beautiful and perfect. I’d like to buy whatever liquid magic she was dipped in. But seriously, I can’t even imagine how much that dress cost. Maybe she got a discount because the plunging neckline cut down on fabric? Eh, probably not. But still, let’s hear a round of applause for P!nk and her incredible tribute to the legend that was Judy Garland and the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz”.
"It’s meant to harden your knuckles so you don’t break them if you get into a fight. It also has the added benefit of knocking on wood. My father believed that success is a mixture of preparation and luck. Tapping the table kills both birds with one stone."
Happy birthday to the most incredible mother to ever live. Apart from gracing the world with your unbelievably ageless beauty, you bless everyone around you with your class and love. I couldn’t ask for a better woman to model myself after or a better mother to share genes with. Much love to the mother of all moms, have a wonderful birthday❤️
SONGS FOR SICK DAYS
If you’re like me, you have a playlist — or at least an artist or mental collection of songs — that you play for practically any mood. Each song is carefully selected in accordance to the lyrics you need to hear, the vibe that you’re in, and the melody that ultimately impacts how your mood fluxes and flows throughout the day. If you’re like me, you have one of these playlists dedicated to sick days; days when you want nothing more than grilled cheese and tomato soup (see previous post) while curled up under a blanket and your mom or significant other running her/his fingers through your hair and nurturing you back to health. If you’re like me, you know the feeling.
Today’s post is a bit shorter than usual because I feel like I was hit by a train in my sleep and instead of bleeding my body has been generating then draining out enough snot to fill Lake Michigan (sorry for the visual). Plus, I want to share my “Sick Day Playlist” with you.
If you’re like me, you’ll play it on repeat until you can breathe freely again.
Treasure, that is what you are
You make me smile with my heart 😘
And you say chi city, chi city
I didn’t miss her a little, I missed her a lot @graaaaaaaaaacie #reunited