It’s time to take things back to the good old days … back when love felt a tad bit simpler … back when music made you nod your head in approval instead of scratching it in confusion …
I have long insisted that the power of music knows no bounds. When you take that fundamental truth, and factor in the beauty of love and one dope DJ, then you’ve instantly stumbled upon something absolutely explosive. The perfect sonic storm that I’m referring to was created when one of my favorite DJs, Lissa Monet, stepped to the plate with the 2nd installment of her romantic mixtape series.
Webster defines heartbreak as “great sorrow, grief, or anguish.” But in my life, I define heartbreak as the one singular event capable of bringing any man to his knees. More harmful than any cut, scrape or bruise could ever be, the damage that’s inflicted by a broken heart should never be underestimated.
I can’t get enough of old school love songs from the 90’s—well, old school for me that is. I’m sure there’s some of you that claim the Temptations as your old school, while others may consider B2K as throwback. No matter your preference, this new fly feature will pit two songs against each other in a weekly showdown. First up: SWV faces off against The Deele.
Sometimes it gets hard … no scratch that, sometimes it becomes downright impossible to remember all that’s great about love. Whether that’s due to a personal situation that you’re dealing with, or the stress from other areas in your life, love can often become a frustrating exercise that you’d rather do without.
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to create an air of love, passion and understanding to officially kick start our weekend. How do we do that? Simple. By creating a group playlist that expresses the joyous highs of love. Easy enough, right? I’ll start it off, and as you submit songs, I’ll add them to the playlist throughout the day.
What’s Up Fly Guy, I notice that you feature music a lot on your site, so I’m hoping that you can help me. My wife and I have been together for about 5 years now, and we’re always playing music when it’s time to set the mood. The only problem is that Maxwell’s first album just doesn’t have the same effect that it used to. Can you help us?
Let’s start this Friday off on the right foot by cranking up the love jukebox. I’ll start by posting my video of the day, Shai “Comforter.” In return, I need you to leave me a song in the comment box, and I’ll add the video to the post. By the end of the day, we should have a nice selection of our favorite videos that conjure of the best and worst emotions as it relates to love and relationships. Let’s go.
Things were going so well. Or so I thought. But if that were really the case, then I wouldn’t have this sharp, agonizing pain in my chest right now, would I? She dropped by my place tonight, and what was initially supposed to be a romantic evening, turned really bad—really fast.
As we head into the weekend, I thought I’d give you a special video edition of our audio love segment. Here are a few songs that articulate a wide range of emotions that I’m sure we’ve all experienced at some point on our relationship journey. So enjoy the music, and have a great weekend.