Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


Chum Chum Teen Rock - #Music You Loved As A Teen

I was doing an ear worm today while in the store shopping. One person said I should be a singer. I said thank you. Of course I don't believe that.
The cashier said, she liked how I sing. That I had a good voice. I said thank you. I also was happy that she felt delight with my tune. She was supposed to be closed and decided to check me out last moment. I'm glad I could make it worth her while.

My mom is still here with
I must say, I've not lived with her before, but it is comfortable being with her. She is very thoughtful and caring. I am indeed blessed.

I've wondered over the past few weeks if I was meeting her needs. I do want her to feel at home and relaxed and have some much needed peace.

The kids adore her!

My husband  has been so very kind to provide the means for her to be here with us. Thank you love.

Glad you are joining us today. Our theme is: Music you rocked out to when you were 16 - teens :)

Oh I had so many! But Jackson anything was my drug. Bring on the dance!

"They Don't Care About Us" is the fourth single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on March 31, 1996. The song remains one of the most controversial pieces Jackson ever composed. In the US, media scrutiny surrounding allegations of antisemitic lyrics were the catalyst for Jackson issuing multiple apologies and re-recording the song with altered lyrics. The singer countered allegations of antisemitism, arguing that reviews had misinterpreted the context of the song, either unintentionally or deliberately.

The song was accompanied by two music videos directed by Spike Lee. The first was shot in two locations in Brazil, in Pelourinho, the historic city centre of Salvador, and in a favela of Rio de Janeiro called Dona Marta,[1][2] where the state authorities had tried to ban all production over fears the video would damage their image, the area and prospects of Rio de Janeiro staging the 2004 Olympics. Still, the residents of the area were happy to see the singer, hoping their problems would be made visible to a wider audience.[2] The second video was shot in a prison and contained video footage of multiple references to human rights abuses.

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me off my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
Set me free

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
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Colette @JamericanSpice
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Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Wow, believe it or not I never heard that one by Michael Jackson. What a great video though & the next one of course totally ROCKS. So happy you're spending so much time with your Mom and all is well, and I'm sure you're meeting her needs and then some, my pet. What's not to love about you & those wonderful darlings of yours. I'm sure it's just one big happy family! YOU ROCK!

    1. Wow. REally? That is something.
      Glad you got to hear it then.
      And thank you! I"m having good time Doll!

      Enjoy your week!

  2. Fab choices Collette I haven't heard Tubthumping in years

    Have a thumpingtastic week ;-)

    1. I know right!
      I used to love that song!
      Thanks Steve. Aloha!

  3. I don't remember this song by MJ. It's not one of my favorites by the POP sensation. Now, Tubthumping really gets me to my feet this morning ~ great dance music to start the week with!

    1. Thank you Cathy.
      Glad I could tumble your feet!

  4. Two of the best. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I was a huge MJ fan but never heard this one before. He believed so much in the Earth and the rights of all people. Life cut too short.

    Thanks for sharing the songs and have an wonderful Easter with your family.

    1. Thank you Naila.
      Glad you heard this one too.

      Happy Easter.

  6. Tubthumping is still cool all these years later!

  7. Surprisingly those are both new to me, Callie! Love your choices! And I'm sure your mom is loving spending time with you and your family as much as you love having her there. :)

    Always Sixteen, Sweet Sixteen – I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman just a Southern Girl!

    1. Oh I think she is having a good time :) We talk.
      And glad I could find something new for you Stacy :)

  8. I don't know how I missed that Jackson song. Since I can't understand the lyrics, I'm not catching the antisemitism at all.

    Have a good week, young one.

    1. I'm wondering about the anti semitism too Joyce....Never heard that before...

  9. Tubthumping awesome !!!!

  10. That's awesome that your mom is still there. I'm glad you're having a good visit. :)

    1. Thank you Rosey.
      I'm very glad it is a good visit too


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