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Shake Yo Shimmy, Sister – RIP Maya Angelou

Chester Higgins, Jr./The New York Times

Chester Higgins, Jr./The New York Times

Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)

Sister, you’ve been on my mind

Sister, we’re two of a kind
So, sister, I’m keepin’ my eye on you.

I betcha think I don’t know nothin’
But singin’ the blues, oh, sister,
Have I got news for you, I’m something,
I hope you think that you’re something too

Scufflin’, I been up that lonesome road
And I seen alot of suns going down
Oh, but trust me,
No-o low life’s gonna run me around.

So let me tell you something Sister,
Remember your name, No twister
Gonna steal your stuff away, my sister,
We sho’ ain’t got a whole lot of time,
So-o-o  won’t you shake your shimmy, sister,
‘Cause honey the Shug is feelin’ fine.

indie, Music

Say You’re My Lover, Say You’re My Homie

Song: Truth
Artist: Alexander
Album: Alexander

Play. Repeat.

I have been waking up with Truth in my head every morning this week which in turn leads to repeat plays during my new hour-long commute to work. The mashup above was enchantingly weird and awesomely paired with the music so I gave it top billing, but the official vid (directed by Tao Ruspoli) deserves your eyeballs too.

My favorite lyric:

Say you’re my lover, say you’re my homie.

Tilt my chin back, slit my throat, take a bath in my blood get to know me.

Would love to have written something that fucked up and beautiful. What lines stood out to you?