Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Good Times" by Chic #MUSICVIDEO #dianamarysharpton


Introduction:
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi

It's friday night and time for some sweet harmony. A friend shared this song with me a while back and you know me, it's just perfect to finish up the work week. Whoosh!!!

BTW on a point of reference, the word "Whoosh" comes from the university I attended, as in The Comets from UTD.

The music is titled "Good Times"(2). This post is considered disco, funk, R&B and a soul genre. The artists are a 1970 group called Chic from New York City, USA. The song was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Apr 28, 2010 by Ludus Luis.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this up and New Year.


Peace and Love Always Diana
References:
1.)  Photograph: Jive and jitterbug your shoes off at Sons of Hermann Hall.photography by Joshua Martin: http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2010/november/best-places-to-dance-in-dallas

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Fire We Make" Duet with Alicia Keys & Maxwell #MUSICVIDEO

Alicia Keys (1)
Introduction:
I was feeling this song late this evening, with no personal implication and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It is a duet titled "Fire We Make"(2). This post is considered a mixing R&B with a sultry dose of neo-soul genre. The artists are Alicia Keys & Maxwell and the song is the fourth track on her newest (i.e. 5th) album titled “Girl on Fire”, released on November 22, 2012. The song was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Apr 23, 2013 by aliciakeysVEVO.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this up and coming New Year.

Peace and Love Always Diana
References”
1.)  Photograph: Alicia Keys. https://soundcloud.com/aliciakeys/new-day
2.)  Video: Fire We Make. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN-az8fkaKc

Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Are You Strong Enough To Be My Man" by Sheryl Crow #MUSICVIDEO

Sheryl Crow-Got Milk (1)
Introduction:
I was feeling this song early this morning, with no personal implication just listening to good music and hoped you would enjoy it as much as I did. It is titled "Are You Strong Enough To Be My Man"(2). This post is considered a pop rock music genre with has elements of folk and country. The artist is Sheryl Crow and she is from Missouri, USA. The song was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Jan 12, 2009 by MoreSherylCrow.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this up and coming New Year.


Peace and Love Always Diana
References:
1.) Photograph: Sheryl Crow-Got Milk. http://sherylcrownews.com/news_feb_2006.htm
2.) Video: Are You Strong Enough To Be My Man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok4SRFbxALQ

Friday, December 27, 2013

“Best Left Unspoken” #POETRY by Amit Herlekar w/Diana Ross's “Touch Me in the Morning” #MUSICVIDEO

Copyright Sam Chinigo(1)
Introduction:
My guest this evening is the excellent and seductive poet Amit Herlekar from Bangalore, India.  Amit is a software professional in the daytime and writer/poet/blogger with a cup of tea in hand after work hours.  The poem that is being featured is titled “Best Left Unspoken”.

A little back ground on the poem and in Amit’s own words: “For me, love is not about words. It’s more about how you show your love to your loved ones. For me, an act of a helping hand is show of love; the feelings cannot be spelled out. It can only be shown by acts of kindness, or sometimes the feelings are read in the eyes and/or in the faces”. In my words it can’t get better than that!

Anyway, I have attempted in adding a cover photograph and music video that adds to this story line. The song title is “Touch Me in the Morning(2) by the Diana Ross. The YouTube video was uploaded on Apr 6, 2006 by motownbaby.

I hope everyone has a magnificent and joyful New Year’s celebration and please show Amit all the Google plus love and support you have give.

Public Information:
Blog: Confessions of my mind http://all-amit-thinks.blogspot.com/

Best Left Unspoken
Every time I think of you,
I feel the tenderness of your heart
Which never fails to mesmerize me
The more I tried to describe your beauty
I always found it less - much, much less
For your love cannot be measured by words;
The feelings I have for you cannot be uttered
Truth is, words lack power to carry
The weight of our divine emotions
So the last thing I want to say,
From the bottom of my heart, is:
My soul blooms when I talk with you,
Then the world around me is never the same
For it is only filled with happiness
So, it's best to leave our love unspoken

© copyright by Amit Herlekar

Love and Peace Always Diana
References
1.)   Photography: Copyright Sam Chinigo
2.)   Video: Touch Me in the Morning”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxZRdxrP0Vo

Savage Garden's “I Knew I Loved You” #MUSICVIDEO

Valentine's Science (1)
Introduction:
The song title is “I Knew I Loved You(2) by the Savage Garden. Interestingly, this is an Australian group with a pop genre and consists of vocalist, Darren Hayes and instrumentalist, Daniel Jones. They have an amazing sound, well produced video and it is worth your time to check them out, I promise. The song is the third track from their second album titled “Affirmation” release on November 9, 1999. The YouTube video was uploaded on Oct 25, 2009 by SavageGardenVEVO.

I hope everyone has a magnificent and joyful New Year’s celebration.

Love and Peace Always Diana
References:
2.)   Video: I Knew I Loved You. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjnmICxvoVY

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sizzling White Hot and Brand New "Adore You" by Miley Cyrus #MUSICVIDEO

Miley Cyrus - Adore You (1)
Introduction:
Tis the season to be jolly but a storm has arrived! We were all shocked by Miley Cyrus’ edgy, masculine and provocative video titled “Wrecking Ball” but then why? My opinion was and continues to be that she lacked sensuality and I said it in the post. We as a society just seem to have a hard time accepting naked beautiful women in provocative yet masculine roles.

Today, she has released a brilliant sexy ballad, written and produced by Stacy Barthe and Oren Yoel titled “Adore You(2). Oh Yeah! She makes love to the camera, bed, pillows, lips, mouth, literally folks and it is HOT! It reminds me of the “Trojan Lubricants 2013 "The Afterparty" Commercial - Music by Avila”. Just in case you would like to check this video out I am adding the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNmHRjicA4A …You tell me is there a similarity?

This song is the first track from her album titled "Bangerz" released on October 4, 2013. The video was upload on YouTube, today, 12/26/2013 by MileyCyrusVEVO .

As always much love and affection to you and I pray you have a blessed evening/morning and holiday season. I ask that you keep your comments respectful, thank you!

Love and Peace Always Diana
References:
1.)   Photograph: Miley Cyrus - Adore You. http://www.idolator.com/7499342/miley-cyrus-adore-you-video-preview
2.)   Video: Adore You. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1tzURKYFNs

Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s Monday and I Need "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias #MUSICVIDEO

Enrique Iglesias-Hero(1)
Introduction:
It was a very difficult day, back at work but I got it done! I am home and seriously, at this very moment, I need a hero, so to help me through this emotional drain, I reach for the perfect loving and sensual music that will bring my heart and soul back in balance with the Earth, Wind, Sea and Sunshine.

My song for the evening is titled "Hero"(2). This post is considered pop rock music genre. The artist is Enrique Iglesias and he is from Madrid, Spain. It was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Dec 24, 2009 by EnriqueIglesiasVEVO.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this holiday season.

Peace and Love Always Diana

Sunday, December 22, 2013

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives #MUSICVIDEO

Sam Snowman (1)
Introduction:
This post is considered a 1965 classic holiday music genre. The artist is Burl Ives and the song is “A Holly Jolly Christmas(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Nov 11, 2009 by HolidayFavorites.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this holiday season.

Peace and Love Always Diana

References:
1. Photograph: Sam Snowman. http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=3316
2. Video: A Holly Jolly Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oke4ZUhPDtw

Saturday, December 21, 2013

“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms #MUSICVIDEO

Jingle Bell Rock (1)
Introduction:
This post is considered a 1950's country holiday music genre. The artist is Bobby Helms and the song is “Jingle Bell Rock(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Dec 15, 2008 by Elwood Yodogawa.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this holiday season.

Peace and Love Always Diana

References:
1.) Photograph: “Jingle Bell Rock”. http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com/2010_12_25_archive.html
2.) Video: “Jingle Bell Rock”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcMLwMEeMQ

“I Hate This Part” by the Beautiful Sexy group, The Pussycat Dolls #MUSICVIDEO

The PussycatDolls (1)
Introduction:
This post is considered a pop music genre. The artists are the beautiful sexy group, The Pussycat Dolls and the song is “I Hate This Part(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE on Dec 19 2009 by ThePussycatDollsVEVO.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide during this holiday season.

Peace and Love Always Diana

References:
1.) Photograph: The Pussycat Dolls. http://weheartit.com/entry/47827903
2.) Video: I Hate This Part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S97MaG3kOMY

“Reunited” by Peaches & Herb #MUSICVIDEO

Peaches & Herb (1)
Introduction:
This post is considered a R&B music genre. The artists are a duo, Peaches & Herb and the song is “Reunited(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE on Sep 22, 2010 by Paulo Baltar.

Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide.

Peace and Love Always Diana


References:
1. Photograph: Peaches & Herbhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peaches_and_Herb_1968.JPG
2. Video: “Reunited”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26J0uDIGErM

Friday, December 20, 2013

“Little Drummer Boy” by Pentatonix #MUSICVIDEO

Little Drummer Boy by James Mingo (1)
Introduction:
Tis the season to be jolly! I keep my benchmark pretty low so there is no room for disappointment, like I woke up and from then on out it has been terrific, Oh Yeah! Or like, my kids and their dog all moved back in with me. I love my little family and having them around is wonderful. Also, the fact I have slept a “month of Sundays” over the past couple of weeks certainly has made up for all the stress filled sleepless nights I experienced over the past year. Yes, it was a good day and I thank God for these blessings.

The artists’ that I am featuring tonight are none other than the amazing Arlington, Texas group that goes by the name of Pentatonix. This is the second time I am featuring them. The group members are Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola.
The video was upload on YouTube 11/25/2013 and the song is titled “Little Drummer Boy(2) and the genre is pop.

As always much love and affection to you and I pray you have a blessed evening and holiday season.

Peace Diana
References:
1. Photograph: Little Drummer Boy by James Mingo. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/little-drummer-boy-james-mingo.html
2. Video: Little Drummer Boy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_MGWio-vc

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"In Love With You" #Poetry w/Gary Moore's “I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know” #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

Walking in the Fog (1)
Introduction
“There is no pretending",Jace said with absolute clarity."I love you,and I will love you until I die,and if there's a life after that,I'll love you then." She caught her breath.He had said it-the words there was no going back from.” ― Cassandra Clare

In Love with You
I gasp, without your breath in my soul,
or gentle love which I’ve come to know,
and you’re the essence in a man, I revere,
everything; I hold precious and dear.

Strong, tenacious, a quiet gentleman,
resolute, defiant; willing to take a stand,
and if there are flaws one might see,
you’re perfect and brilliant to me!

You’re, the smile in my sunrise,
the laughter as the day goes by,
and when life is difficult or contrite,
your arms encircle; holding me tight.

And yes…
I assert what’s said here is all true,
because I’m deeply in love with you….


Diana Mary Sharpton ~ ©All Rights Reserve 2014

The song selected this evening considered “blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues, progressive rock, jazz fusion” music genre. This artist was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and passed away in 2011. He was “one” of this most amazing and talented guitarists, I have had the pleasure of listening to. The artist is none other than Gary Moore and the song I selected was introduced in October 7, 2008 titled "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE, October 14, 2010 by Magicgeorgeify.

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide.

Peace and Love Always Diana
Like it says Sugar deeply in love with you...
References:
1.)   Photograph: Walk in Fog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvwbtILwNis
2.)   Video: I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvwbtILwNis

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brilliant Inspirational #Artistry by Darren Robinson w/"The Littlest Christmas Tree" #POETRY & ThePianoGuys' "Carol of the Bells" #MUSICVIDEO

"Morton Arboretum Holiday Lights" Photography by Darren Robinson (1)
Introduction:
The theme of this post is about the holiday season, joy, love and laughter with family, friends and what it ultimately brings to us all. Happy Holiday Season! My featured guest this Friday evening is a brilliant inspirational artist, painter, photographer, all around funny, charismatic and talented guy.

In his own words:
"Holiday Greetings" Photography by Darren Robinson (2)
I have been drawing and painting for almost 50 years now starting with that first box of Crayola 64 crayons I received when I was five years old. Over the years I experimented with pencils, markers, pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and mixed media. I steered clear of watercolor after one failed attempt when I was in High School. Not having the patience to wait for drying of oil paints I leaned more towards Acrylic. About 25 years ago I started learning to airbrush and added that to my repertoire. You can see the heavy airbrush influence and use throughout many of my recent “realistic” paintings. Recently I have experimented with Mixed Media and abstract art as a way to satisfy my creative hunger for something “not so realistic” in nature. Along with that, I have decided that I am going to revisit watercolor’s and try to teach myself this beautiful and free flowing Genre of art. With any luck I will have watercolor art available by the first of the year.

My artwork and painting inspiration comes primarily from nature. I enjoy drawing and painting wildlife and domestic animals as well as landscape. Some of my paintings take the realistic for a ride to the fantasy side. My style seems to be that of an adventure from one genre to another. Maybe… if I ever grow up… I’ll know just what “kind of artist” I want to be. In the meantime though I will continue to use and experiment with whatever materials will start and keep my creative juices flowing”.

Darren Robinson (3)
So, without further ado, let me introduce, to the brilliant, Darren RobinsonVendor manager for a national inspection company by day and Artist superhero by night. Although, just recently met Darren on Google +, I would say his introduction line is right on point “I enjoy Painting, Riding, Good Friends, Good Wine, and Great Conversation”. He has a amazing sense of humor which brings the light into a dark day.


Public Information on Darren Robinson Details:

YouTubehttps://s2.googleusercontent.com/s2/favicons?alt=p&domain=www.youtube.comDarren Robinson

The Littlest Christmas Tree(4) By Amy Peterson
"Holiday Candle" Art by Darren Robinson (5)

The littlest Christmas tree,
lived in a meadow of green,
Among a family,
of tall evergreens,
He learned how to whisper,
the evergreen song,
with the slightest of wind,
that came ..........


"Living Loving Tree" by Darren Robinson (6)
The music accompanying Darren's amazing artistry is his own selection titled "Carol of the Bells"(7) by ThePianoGuys.

Always Love and Peace Diana

References:
1. Photography: "Morton Arboretum Holiday Lights" Photography by Darren Robinson 
2. Photography: "Holiday Greetings" Photography by Darren Robinson
3. Photography: Darren Robinson
5. Photography: "Holiday Candle" Art by Darren Robinson
6.  Photography: "Living Loving Tree" by Darren Robinson 
7. video: Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos) - ThePianoGuys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GtPX6c_kg

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Sensational David Franciosa's #BrandNew "Parla più piano" #OurLove #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

David Franciosa (1)

Introduction


Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lost” 

― Kevin Arnold

Good evening! It has been a minute since the last post and a much longer time frame since I had a featured guest. Tonight’s guest is a gentleman from Los Angeles, California via Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and he sings a brilliant tune in Italian. I have added the lyrics in English below.
David Franciosa album "Sempre" (2)

So without further ado let me introduce you to the sensational and gifted David Franciosa and his exciting new song is titled “Parla più piano(3). The music genre is "Easy Listening" and a little history on the song:

It was originally written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in The Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota. The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely models a theme that appears early in "Preludio - Povero Ernesto!" in the opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). A similar melody also appears in the Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian ("Parla Più Piano"), French ("Parle Plus Bas") and also in Sicilian ("Brucia La Terra"). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III”.


The song is a track in David’s upcoming album titled “Sempre” directed by Muc Nguyen. The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE December 9, 2013 by David Franciosa.



Public Information on David Franciosa:

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide.

Speak Softly Love(4)
Speak softly, love and hold me warm against your heart
I feel your words, the tender trembling moments start
We're in a world, our very own
Sharing a love that only few have ever known
Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one
Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love
Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one
Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love

Peace and Love Always Diana
Memoria svanisce con il tempo, a meno che non si è rinforzato con nuovi ricordi e momenti condivisi. Passiamo da questa pagina preoccupante ad uno con nuove memorie condivise da te e me. Ti amo teneramente.
References:
1. Photograph: David Franciosa.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1487874429652&set=pb.1017672784.-2207520000.1386905037.&type=3&theater
2.  Photograph: David Franciosa.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201866191309265&set=pb.1017672784.-2207520000.1386905037.&type=3&theater
3.  Video: Parla più piano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odH-HDO38Pw
4.  Lyrics: Speak Softly Love. http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/andy+williams/speak+softly+love_20007905.html

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Beth Hart's “Take It Easy On Me” #TALKTOME #DONTDOUBT #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction
Life, deal gently with her ... Love, never desert her” 
― L.M. Montgomery

This post is considered a “Rock” music genre. I fell in-loved with this artist, as a good romantic should, immediately upon first introduced to her styling. She is from California and the music track I have selected is number eight from her album titled the “My California” release in 2010. The artist is none other than the brilliant Beth Hart and the song is “Take It Easy On Me(2). It was uploaded on YOUTUBE video was uploaded on Feb 3, 2012 by   NoNicki1.

"Take It Easy On Me"
God bless this God bless that God I miss you now
All the people left when the blue sky crashed
And I can't do this alone
I am scared to change and to stay the same
When I'm calling out your name

Take it easy on me
I will trust you I will let you
Hurt me carefully
Take it easy on me
I break easily and this steel butterfly
Will learn to fly eventually
God take it easy on me

When I talk like this when I tear me apart
When I raise my voice I break my heart
But if I gave it all let the wall come down
Would you take my hand would you show me how
I don't know my place I don't know my own face
Or all the lines I can't erase

Take it easy on me
I will trust you I will let you
Hurt me carefully
Take it easy on me
I break easily and this steel butterfly
Will learn to fly eventually
God take it easy on me

No I was never one to lean on
Fighting this war against the wind
When I find ground to rest my feet on
I will lay my weapons down

Take it easy on me
I will trust you I will let you
Hurt me carefully
Take it easy on me
I break easily and this steel butterfly
Will learn to fly eventually
God take it easy on me

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you have all the blessings, love, health and wealth that life can possibly provide. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love Always Diana
Love me darling don't doubt me stand by me as I stand by you. I am in trouble and need you now.

References:
2.)   Video: Take It Easy On Me.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQAsa1pj9F8
3.) Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bethhart/takeiteasyonme.html