music to wake up to:

swing – che grand

sunshine (woke me up this morning) – labelle

take it easy, my brother charles – jorge ben

congo – amel larrieux

the art of noise – cee-lo

i (mikey) rock – the cool kids

another star – stevie wonder

papillon (aka hot butterfly) – chaka khan

shorties – sa-ra

skew it on the bar-b (f/ raekwon) – outkast

michael jackson – the mitchell brothers

see-line woman – nina simone

sLAyer (feat pacific division, bleu collar, & diz gibran) – j*davey

mama (metro area birthday dub) – hugh masekela

1 2 3 4 – feist

country livin’ (the world i know) – esthero

. . . i’m listening to these songs this morning cuz my black ass reaaaaaaaaaally needs the motivation.

ps —

happy birthday, atlanta. you are a dynamic, powerful, absolutely beautiful soul & i’m thankful to know you. stay open to the universe, continue to reach for everything you want, & don’t ever let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve every last tasty morsel that is life. may you be blessed richly today & always. beijos!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jb
    Apr 19, 2008 @ 10:24:00

    nice list. i would send you luther’s version of papillon but its all drmed up since i bought it on iTunes.

    robert glasper’s “rise and shine” is nice too

    les nubians “sugarcane” always makes me feel better about the world and my place in it.

    Aux armes,


  2. AlteredThought
    Apr 21, 2008 @ 09:11:00

    I just gotta say that Che Grand is my new favorite rapper. “Gift Wrap” is on constant repeat.


  3. creatrix
    Apr 21, 2008 @ 20:56:00

    i loooovvve “country living”. one of my faves.


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