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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Throwback Thursday

posted by on 21/11/2013

Last week was Blues week, this week is very old school R&B week- I’m continuing the mirage of tune-age that existed before my time. For this week’s throwback Thursday I’ve chosen ‘Mustang Sally‘ which was released in 1966. This is simply a 60′s soul classic and like every classic, it’s been covered 100′s of times, though it was originally recorded by Sir Mack Rice, it’s the Wilson Pickett version that I most enjoy. “I bought you a new Mustang… a 1965″…

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 14/11/2013

I’ve been listening to a lot of blues music lately, that’s why this week’s Throwback track is a true classic. Released in 1947 by T-Bone Walker “Call it Stormy Monday” is one of the most influential songs of the period; it’s so raw and the guitar riffs… The guitar solo is quite famous, it even  inspired quite a few artists but I actually think the piano plays a huge part in how smooth the track is. But what do I know! The song has been covered by most blues/jazz artists and from the versions I’ve heard, I think B.B King and Eva Cassidy did the best covers. Enjoy after the break

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Eargasms

posted by on 13/11/2013

New music, new sounds, new tunes. Peep some of the best songs to hit the net since the last edition of our Eargasms series. Pay particular attention to Sampha and his track ‘Happens’, his voice is just too much. Read on to get your listen on.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 07/11/2013

I’ve been on a proper oldskool jamming session as of late playing tunes from Randy Crawford, Dina Ross, Al Green to Luther Vandross. Following on from my listening habits this week today’s throwback track is stepping way back in time. I’ve said once before and i’ll say it again but I have to thank my mum for introducing me to all these artists throughout my childhood. Music was so good back then, music was timeless, music could be listened to always and forever. Please note that in the last sentence I left a little clue as to what song is being featured today. Take a guess and read on to see if you are right.

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Eargasms

posted by on 05/11/2013

This week we’re keeping things sort and sweet. Still oozing musical goodness, they say good things come in small packages so I hope you all enjoy this smaller than usual instalment of Eargasms.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 31/10/2013

Yesterday I had a day of hitting the repeat button on the Destiny Fulfilled album. That album is just so damn good, I love the fact that it tells a story from start to finish. The story is so strong that I think that someone should turn the album into a musical. I would sit down and write the musical myself but I just don’t have the time. Ideally I would have liked to use the song ‘Free’ as todays throwback but since it wasn’t actually released as a single i’ve decided to go with ‘Cater 2 U’. I hope y’all enjoy, have a great day.

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Eargasms

posted by on 28/10/2013

What storm? I wrote this post at 9pm on Sunday so never know what happened overnight. I want to be able to hit the gym at 6am tomorrow one way or another, I’ll ever free run through trees that have come crashing down. Before I digress even further, here’s this week’s Eargasms choices on the reverse.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 24/10/2013

Yesterday I spent my day filling out a job application, looking for models for an upcoming photoshoot and catching up on sleep. In between all of that I made time to watch the new TLC biopic which premiered this week on VH1 in the US. The film gave a good insight into how the group was formed and what they went through during their career. The film reaffirmed their legacy and reintroduced their history to many including myself. I urge all fans past and present of the group to give the film a good watch because it makes you fall right back in love with them. I’ve been struggling trying to decide on what song of theirs I wanted to be featured for this weeks Throwback track having already used ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg’, ‘Unpretty’ and ‘Diggin On You’ in the past. I finally decided on the song that brought in the new TLC era back in 1994.

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Eargasms

posted by on 22/10/2013

A description isn’t always necessary sometimes you’ve just got to let things speak for themselves, this is such a time. The music is so good this week all I can suggest is for you to click the read on button and then hit play. What are you waiting for?

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Kendrick’s GRAMMY Interview

posted by on 16/10/2013

HYPE HYPE HYPE. I avoided his last album for the first weeks due to all the hype from everyone during the first few weeks but the guy lives up to it. If you haven’t watched his cypher freestyle from last night, click here. You’ll end up like this after it. GRAMMY.com sat down with Compton rapper to touch on subjects that go deeper than the usual interview – the meaning behind his work, motivation, turning tragedy to art and the legacy he hopes to create as an artist. It’s insightful, you already know K.Dot’s deeper than the average rapper from his lyrical prowess. Watch the 10 x 1 minute clips on the reverse.

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