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Fyah Links Friday


Friday is here and it has been a helluva week. Got a parking ticket, spent too much money, can’t find my camera, missed a deadline,  been reckless with my eating and yeah,  I’m sure you get the picture.

However the redemption and salvation of the week is here and I want to share some of the few interesting links I came across.

Free learning yall! There’s almost something for anyone on this page and it’s a great link to browse lots of different online learning programmes for those of us ( me) who need to take active steps towards graduate education.

Live strong I have been on this site for a while and love it. It has great resources for healthy living in general and is great for vegetarian/vegan/pescatarians like myself.

So happy to learn about the Frida fund grantees. Inspired much? Congrats to the grantees and to the Frida fund for your awesome work.

I have been out of the loop in terms of music for a while. My friend introduced me to DJ Private Ryan‘s podcast link where you can find lots of new and old stuff nicely packaged for download.

How do they know my life???

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Music Wednesday – Matey Edition

Matey being the opposite of Wifey. Outside or kept woman. Mistress. Part-time Lover.

Very controversial and emotional topic and I don’t think there is a person over 20 that doesn’t have a matey experience of some sort. However you feel about the issue, that discussion is for another day, today is for matey music.

Matey music is a genre all by itself. These songs are filled with emotion, reflection, turmoil and entertainment. What more can you ask for?

Here we go:

1. Tanya Stephens – It’s a Pity

I feel there is no explanation needed for this classic. Tanya deduces that when society becomes evolved enough she will be given permission to share this particular dude with his wifey. I dunno about all that, but love the song.

2. Whitney Houston – Saving all my love

RIP Whitney. I felt real hurt when I learned of Whitney’s passing. Her album You Give Good Love was the very first album I owned that wasn’t sang mostly by a cartoon character, so she has been on my playlist for over 20 years. This is a big big matey song that I only realised was a matey song only a few years ago. It speaks of the turmoil felt knowing that dude has his other life and trying to find the strength to ‘do the right thing’

3. Pussycat Dolls – Don’t cha

What can I say, I like the song. 🙂

4. Lady SawI’ve Got Your Man

Her business card promises Good Food. I love it! Interesting to note that Mama Saw lets wifey know that she intends to make dude her own man, may another promise of good food turn his eyes again? Circle of Life?

5. Tanya StephensTo the Rescue

Matey as community service. Who woulda thunk it?

I had soo much fun going through these songs. Part two will be the wifey responses, lol

music in my head

I’ve been listening to far too much soca recently. I’m hoping to share these songs to free me of these songs.

Here’s to hoping its transferable.

I literally cannot asking myself or anyone the time without hearing this song. I used to be horribly offended by it. The idea of being 6:30’d in a party or on the road is not becoming at all, but I won’t lie I’ve tried to see if I could do the 6:30 b/c the 6:15 not not good enough.

Oh the despair. Please free me! I need to be able to ask, “what time is it?” without the thought of being folded over.

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I have a love for Edwin Yearwood and Krossfyah that goes back to this being the first song I learned on pan in high school. When I saw him perform this I wasn’t quite as in love anymore, gold locks are not the business but I was still ready ready ready ready ready to love it and him all over again.

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They say dancehall is violent. But apparently so is soca, it’s something we (womyn) required to brace ourselves for. I didn’t even realise this was an Alison.

I can actually say I’ve witnessed a jones and brace.

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in search of a far calmer, less instructive soundtrack

Best Weekend Ever Lives On!!

Due to inclement weather yesterday we get to jump and jam again on Sunday!! I also  have some new songs to share with you all. The first one is a special going out to my Bajan peeps. Hope you had a good Kadooment.

Enjoy!!!

Best Weekend of the Year!

Late post because it’s the best weekend in the year. I was at foreday morning in Barbados on Saturday ( no comment) and then I have been having a spectacular time at Dadli carnival 2011. Let me share some of the joy with my fyah family. Music featured is from Antigua and the rest of the region. Enjoy!

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