Kanye West: Late Registration

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I am praying for Kanye West.

Ye’s obsession and love for Donald Trump concerns me. I know most people in the black community have disowned him (I mean, really, can you disown someone of the same skin color?). Kanye’s been going on rants about MAGA is great and something about slavery being one of “choice.” I miss good ol’ Kanye who rapped and repped his Chi-town home. Kanye has always been out there and outspoken. It’s just sad that he’s got such a distorted view of things right now. So I’m praying that his eyes will be enlightened to 2 things:

  • the love and salvation of Jesus
  • Donald Trump ain’t the greatest (putting it mildly)

I’m posting the “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (remix)” with Jay-Z today. Listen to the lyrics and how they bring attention and light to the plight of African people working in the diamond industry. Kanye can be deep with his lyrics when he wants to be. He’s smarter than he lets on. But Lord have mercy does he need help.

Enjoy vintage Ye.

Something Like a Hero

I had a Tori Amos Pandora station at one time and the best artist to ever come about from that station (for me) was Charlotte Martin. Her piano-driven song, “Something Like a Hero,” is a song that I think almost Tori Amos fan would appreciate. With the (semi) nonsensical lyrics that still have a unifying theme, Charlotte Martin is an artist to check out if you’re a Tori Amos fan.

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Linus and Lucy

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a timeless Christmas album that really can be listened to at any time during the year. It’s a fun, jazzy album that can even keep you grooving during Christmas in July. Even though Christmas Day is over, the Christmas season isn’t (not as far as I’m concerned) and this album is definitely a classic, even for New Year’s. Below is a fave.

Ricky Martin: Ay, Ay, Ay, It’s Christmas

I do not know where I discovered this Ricky Martin song, but my guess is that Rosie O’Donnell had some kind of Christmas compilation (her voice makes an appearance in the song) and I managed to get my hands on it. My husband loathes this song. I find it fun and festive. I really cannot listen to the song without feeling happy. And FWIW, it’s the only Ricky Martin song I own.