Music is one of those things that has the power to make you emote in ways that you never imagined possible. Miles Davis had the ability to make you feel emotions without ever having to speak. His amazing ability to play his trumpet inspired generations of individuals to become musicians. It has been twenty years since Miles Davis has passed away, but we shall never forget the magic he brought to the world. Thank you brother Miles. — radioraheemlives
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how what I listen to always is inspired by the weather. Since Monday, the weather here has been making a somewhat smooth transition to fall. Cool and foggy mornings, earlier sunsets, asphalt skies, and breeze. A noticeable difference from the Indian Summer only a week ago that seemed like it would never leave.
Hot weather reminds me of reggae and blues. Something sticky about the air is sensual, erotic even. Like the riddim, like the guitars. I’d mirror my hips and hair to the music, keeping my windows open hoping a breeze will cool me down, but I wouldn’t stop dancing the heat away. Then the weather cooled down and I couldn’t help but to feel love. And nothing reminds me of love more than jazz.
I just watched Drive. I was expecting something completely different based on the shitty trailer. I think I was expecting a standard revenge flick but I should have had more faith based on Refn’s previous stuff. It wasn’t as obviously stylistic as Bronson and had a more twee production than the Pusher films. He kind of moulded the good parts of those projects into one and came out with Drive. It is incredible and people should discard the trailer and go and see it. I always watch “must see” films and although I generally enjoy them, I can punch holes in them all day. Drive is different. It is incredible 20 out of 10.
I’m not jaded as most other people are. Maybe it’s because I live a good life. Maybe it’s because I have absolutely no tolerance for drama and I take care of it immediately before it becomes stress-inducing. Maybe it’s because I’m a hardcore optimist. Maybe it’s because I just don’t give a shit about most things. Or maybe it’s because I’m absolutely insane. I don’t know. Regardless, all I know is that songs like these remind that not a single moment should be spent jaded by anything (or everything) because life is a constant party.
“Sometimes life it takes you by the hair pulls you down before you know it.”