Music Throw Back

25 Feb

So for the past few days I’ve been walking around in a little blah, literally feeling like a clouds over my head, you know everyone has those days.  So I thouht to myself, let me pull out the music collection, if anyone knows me, I love music and I collect CD’S. Good music…I look forward to getting really good albums, reading whats inside and listening to what the artist has to say…can’t tell you the last time I bought an album …ummmm that should tell you something about music…in “this day”…

Today before I left my house, I thought let me listen to some music while I get ready. That was it right there. Thats what I needed. Out came Jay Z , Nas, Tupac, Notorious BIG, SWV, TLC, JOE, JODECI, NOREAGA & CAPONE….and the list goes on. I was having my own jam session in my room. It felt so good to hear good music, not just good music but authentic music, that made sense…feel me. I love all music Rock n Roll, Jazz and the list goes on but something about Hip-Hop and R&B took over today.

Then I started to think about the days when “Da Mix” was on Much Music…:) That was the only chance I got to watch urban music videos. I remember rushing home on more than one occasion to set my VCR to tape the newest video’s so that I could copy the dance moves. When Beenie Man had his single “OLD DOG” and the girls in the video were doing the new dance which was the body basics…I was on that….That was the dance..:) Staying after school with all the kids who loved to dance, we made up dance routines…didn’t know what choreography was called “making up a dance” Matter of fact we use to battle each other, not in the way to fight but to dance, guys against girls,… it didn’t matter….if you could throw down then throw down.

When “Word Up” Magazine had all the posters of your favorite singers and Rappers. Let me tell you I had TLC, Tupac, Jodeci all over my wall, BIGGY said it best “It was all a dream I use to read Word UP Magazine…”  FUGEES ” Killing me softly” ……Nas Ft. Lauren Hill ” If I ruled the world, imagine that……” and you could finish that line…. I’m thinking about it because in a time like this when so many people are concentrating on the recession we need to get back to some basics. To what feels good, to whats meaning full.

Not only was I having a jam session I was freestyling in my room…believe it, the moves came so naturally…I wasn’t thinking about boom ca ca….I was vibing….

I love it, I love music, the music that you feel in your bones, it gets deep in your veins kind of music, makes your body squirm kind of music, makes you want to flick on your lighter kind of music….I could go way back to some Drifters, The Supremes, and Bob Marley…But that will make me pass out from feeling good over load. Just writing this gives me inspiration….it’s like what happened to music, what happened to dancing what happened to quality…so I leave saying once there is GOOD music that makes me feel good from the inside out I will always be dancing, or should I say “making up a dance”

Kay-Ann Ward

“Love and Movement”  Is a great show comming up, all about the love we feel and how we feel, told through dance…I’ll be choreographing along side Kevin Ormsby…Don’t Miss it. here is the facebook link join and send to your networks to join.


OMG do you remember WU TANG,….. BLACKSTREET,…..FOXY BROWN….112…awwww man. the old school 112…..For real.


4 Responses to “Music Throw Back”

  1. Fox February 25, 2009 at 2:29 am #

    Really well written. I can’t remember the last time I really listened to any new music. I sleep to Biggie or Bob Marley every night

    • kayannward February 25, 2009 at 7:50 am #

      Yes I feel you on that. Believe me when I say this, listening to those old school music brought back some life into me..I love it… And thank you, I’m glad you took the time to read it.

  2. Rachael February 28, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    I couldn’t agree more!!! GOOD MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE!!

    all those artists and songs you mentioned made me hype just reading about them…. now those were the days…. those were the jams.

    This is why I go to parties and jams that I go to – I hate club district and all that. I like specialty old skool jams and you can bet I am at them all!! Good times, The Originals, Empire, Motown, etc.

    You hit the nail on the head with that blog post :o)

    • kayannward February 28, 2009 at 3:32 am #

      Hey Rachael, Glad you like it and thank you for reading it. Like I said, just hearing those songs woke me up. I love and appreciate music, but there is something so unique about the content of music way back….:)

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