Anais Nin: You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.


Congo Square


Recently I decided to take a chance and  listen to someone I'd been overlooking since before now..

Ms. Teena Marie.

I mean, Portuguese Love is in my iTunes library and it's my jam! Heck, my brother even sings that song in the shower. But I guess it wasn't the right time in my life to listen and invest in 'Lady T' and her music.  

The Lowdown...

Before, I heard "Can't Last A Day" on the radio while I was drawing and I immediately went to my imeem account to favorite it and add it to my blog for you to hear. But after that I forgot to look at the rest of her 2009 effort. Silly me..

The next day, It was early in the morning and I was on imeem just doing what I normally do before I go to class and I saw her new album on the New Music section of the home site. I don't really remember what I was expecting to hear, but before I knew it, the first song on Congo Square (Released June 9, 2009) "Pressure" was making me sway..and bend..and throw my shoulders to the slow, winding beat of her music. I mean, home- girl is KILLING it on her new album.


Go buy it somewhere. This album is bangin'. I know you see "Can't Last a Day" it on the blog or are you deaf? Wait. No, you're just at work so you couldn't hear it if you wanted to. Just make sure you go get it on your way home.

Preview It Below, but make sure you BUY IT! 

Congo Square

By The way...."Can't Last a Day" is missing from the album sampler..
8.2 / 10.0

1 comment:

Yan Tan said...

hey hunn just stopping by showing your blog some love...very interesting..we love it : )