Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Get Me Bodied” by Beyonce

While you were sleeping, Beyoncé dropped an album last night and basically upset the cosmos. The Beyhive is abuzz, folks. Tread lightly. Although I’m probably her core demographic (black female, 18-45), I’ve never loved Bey like the rest of Black Girl Nation (and the world) seems to. Her videos outperform her music sonically, to me; sheContinue reading “Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Get Me Bodied” by Beyonce”

Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

How do I love Pharrell Williams? I have already counted the ways, so I won’t tire you all with another Skateboard P post. Another day. perhaps. I remember reading earlier this year that “Get Lucky” would not be the Song of the Summer because “Blurred Lines” would reign supreme. Although that article turned out toContinue reading “Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk”

Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Olé Olé” by Lakol

A few years ago, when I still lived in Florida, I was at a party where the DJ put this song on and magic happened. Every single man in the room stopped posting on the wall and grabbed the nearest girl. Someone whisked me off the coach and laughter trailed behind me. Our feet floated,Continue reading “Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Olé Olé” by Lakol”

Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Back and Forth” (Aaliyah)

Before the controversy about R. Kelly and alleged underage marriages, before Dame Dash, before Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned, and before the tragedy that saddened the world–Aaliyah was a fly Detroit girl whose debut single gave me my first Friday feel-good tune. I had no girls to pick up (I was 12), I had noContinue reading “Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Back and Forth” (Aaliyah)”

Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Count to Five”

Happy Friday, everyone! I realize that I bombard myself with many “Why So Serious?” topics throughout the week. No one likes a Debbie Downer, though, and I have to make a conscious effort to feel, write, and spread joy in my day. Today’s earlier blog post was too heavy to carry into the weekend. WithContinue reading “Friday Feel-Good Tune: “Count to Five””