losing my religion, Music

MUSIC MONDAY – JOYNER LUCAS

I first found Joyner on Rihanna’s Instagram feed.  Eventually I made my way over to his account, and I’m glad I did.

If you’re religious, when you first look at the video for “Devil’s Work” you may think “blasphemy”, but I think “brilliance”. This song reminds me of the Psalms. For those of you not familiar with the Psalms, it’s a book in the Bible featuring various poems or songs. The writer? King David, and others. The audience? God.

In reading the Psalms, I’ve always been captivated by the authors’ emotions.  Although plenty of the psalms praise the divine, many express emotions such as frustration and disappointment. Listening to the “Devil’s Work”’s lyrics, I couldn’t help but think, “What would the Psalmist say after years of grief–the death of his heroes still fresh in his mind?” In light of the chaos and evil that seems to be thriving, too many of us are left behind, struggling to make sense of it all.

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and now for something completely superficial, Music

Christmas comes but TWICE a year.

So the other night I was looking at an episode of Castle. I couldn’t help notice that it ended with what sounded like a…William Shatner song.

Dork that I am, I ran to iTunes. Little did I know the REAL treat that awaited me. Check out the screen shot:



There’s something about good old-fashioned, bad-ass rock ‘n roll.

I don’t care how broke I am. I don’t care if I have to purchase their work track by track, month by month, ’til I’m 50. Just knowing that AC/DC’s work is now available for download is enough to make me smile.

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Like a BOSS.

This is quite possibly the best example of Stealing Like An Artist paying homage to a classic that I’ve seen in a while.

I tell you. I know next to nothing about Bruno Mars. He could be the Antichrist of pop music, for all I care. But I don’t feel like shaming him for thievery. I’d rather celebrate the nostalgia I felt last night when I watched this video. I swear, from the second that song started, all I thought, “What the frig is this?!?” 😀

So I guess I…Miss The Police?

HT – Todd Cantelon via Twitter

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