I’m a sucker for a good cover. But I’m an addict for a great cover. Add to that the fact that I just became acquainted with the awesomeness that is Moonchild and the day starts to get better and better.
Check out the trio as they cover Beyonce’s “Party”:
This trip isn’t for astronauts or NASA and it won’t require a spacesuit or moon boots. This journey is for lovers of music and it comes from right here on planet Earth – California to be exact. Moonchild, a trio out of Los Angeles, has a sound that can be described in many words. It’s part jazz, part soul, part alternative rock – wholly magnificent.
Check out their latest single, Don’t Wake Me, below:
I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but I’m back. And I brought some good music with me. Being away has been bittersweet. Mostly bitter. But having the energy to come back is certainly sweet!
With that said, I look forward to sharing more music.
The best way to avoid judging a book by its cover is to attempt to understand its content. The pages that make it what it is. Have you ever seen a book that has been translated or reprinted or just offered at several different bookstores? It often has different covers – things about it that make it seem very different, dated, or new. But beyond the front cover, the content is exactly the same. Paperback or hard-cover. Large print or an ebook. The content is key.
What makes you relevant? What makes your pages worth reading? Is it the design of your cover? Or the value you add to the reader? By “value”, I don’t mean you have to be a living, breathing Wikipedia. If we lived in a world where everybody knew everything, we’d all know nothing (Yes, that makes sense). The truth is you don’t have to know everything to teach someone something. You don’t have to graduate Magna Cum Laude from an Ivy League institution to add value to the people around you. We’re all students. At all times. Which in a way makes us all teachers. It’s cyclical. There is always something to learn and something to teach the same way there’s always someone eager to learn and someone in desperate need of a lesson.
Whether we like to admit it or not, we are what we eat. And what makes a great student and effective teacher is the food. Most of what makes us who we are is the content that we consume. The value we place on the information available to us says a lot about who we are or who we want to become. It shapes our reality. When it comes to content, you put out what you take in. When you provide substance, you attract like-minded people with the same desire to eat healthy. And when you put out enough junk food, you start to attract “junkies”. This attraction, in either scenario, creates the wings that propel you or the limits that restrain you.
Proper growth requires proper grooming. It requires you to nurture the seeds that were and are planted. And that requires you to be conscious of the seeds being sown in your soil. You can’t plant apple seeds and expect oranges. And you can’t eat spoons full of sugar and expect the same results you’d get eating vegetables. Be smart. Eat healthy.
Just when you think your day can’t get any better, KING releases their new single. Since dropping the 3-song EP a couple years ago, the ladies of KING have had fans on the edge of their seats (and computer screens) waiting for more. Wanting more. While I will be the first to admit that “Hey“ is enough to keep you entertained, I’m super excited that they have new music for us.
Check out their new single, In The Meantime
New music from Motor City’s torchbearer, producer-rapper Black Milk.
Black Milk – “Sunday’s Best/Monday’s Worst”
Fantastic. Black Fantastic to be exact.
It’s not just an adjective to describe the sound and energy of this song, it’s also the name of the duo the created it. Formally known as Martin Parks, the group reminds us to be grateful. To appreciate the treasures that the Most High has given us. To be the gems we were created to be. Diamonds. Black Diamonds.
Black Fantastic – “Black Diamonds”