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Feelin’ Good

Posted in Life In General with tags , , , , on February 12, 2010 by JoshuaJDrew

Valentines Day is upon us once again. February fourteenth is a day for women to feel loved, men to feel obliged and the whole world to spend a boatload of money. Every year it passes, Valentines Day seems more like a lost prophet with fewer and fewer followers. The ones without dates claim its invalidity, the ones with lovers feel obliged to display their affection and everyone else has their doubts that love exists at all. But here we are. Faced with another year of challenges, surprises and wonder, and the next landmark in our paths is the loathed and beloved Valentines Day.

Why do we hate a day that celebrates love? What better reason is there to mark something on a calendar. What other reason is there to smile in the morning? Three-Hundred and sixty-four days a year we take love for granted. I think it’s only appropriate we take one day to celebrate its victories. Even if you have no one around you to celebrate with. If there is no one in your life worthy of your love and admiration. Not even family members left to appreciate. Take a moment and glance to the future. Love is limitless and will always find a way back into your life’s existence. “All You Need is Love.”

We never like the idea of obligation and no one wants to feel pressured into doing something. It’s awkward and can lead to emotional action and undesired results. Don’t act impulsively and create romance merely because of the occasion. I am not an advocate of a seasonal affair to fulfil some fantasy of bliss and passion because a greeting card facilitated emotions. I want you to take the time and let the people you love know about it. That’s what this day is really about. It’s not supposed to be about gifts, dates, vacations, erotic nights, and wild fantasies – It’s about love. Maybe the reason you can’t find true happiness in life is because you haven’t taken the time to love others. So if you’re unhappy this season and you find yourself acting like a Scrooge, perhaps, instead of condemning the actions of others and spending time attacking the hype, you should search for something bigger. Something important and something worthy of love. Find it wherever you need to. Look at work, in school, in your families, in the heavens, in the situations you live in and find everything that makes you happy and absorb it. Don’t be afraid of what can come in the future. Fear will only limit your life’s possibilities and will inevitably lead to regret.

Do as you wish. If you don’t want to enjoy your life and you enjoy hating a day that celebrates something so great, then go ahead. The happiness around you doesn’t envy your position or your attitude. It doesn’t have to just be a day about greeting cards, candy and a phone call to your mother [Don’t worry Mom, I’m obviously going to call.] This day can be something great. It can be something epic, something noteworthy, something spectacular. If fact, if you can take the time to develop that frame of mind, and if you can change the way you think so that you wake up everyday feeling that way, then maybe you’ll understand just why Valentines Day should be a day worthy of celebration.

[I leave you with a Lyrics From Muse’s “Feeling Good”. It’s a perfect way to describe how we should feel each and every moment of our lives. If you can connect with the sediment of this song – you’ll find love]

“Birds flying high, You know how I feel
Sun in the sky, You know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by, You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, It’s a new life, For me..
And I’m feeling good.

Fish in the sea, You know how I feel
River running free, You know how I feel
Blossom in the trees, You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, It’s a new life, For me…
And I’m feeling good.

Dragonfly out in the sun, You know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all out having fun, You know what I mean
Sleep in peace, When, the this day is done
And this old world, Is a new world, And a bold world, For me…

Stars when you shine, You know how I feel.
Scent of the pine, You know how I feel, Yeah,
Freedom is my life, When you know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, It’s a new life, For me…

Feeling good”

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Take The Time

Posted in Daily Downloads with tags , , , , on November 3, 2009 by JoshuaJDrew

Here are today’s five song that you can’t live without…

Bananarama – Cruel Summer: I’m not a big eighties guy and I don’t like a lot of female sings but this is such a great exception to both those rules. This bass driven song will probably be a hit cover soon but until then I recommend downloading and enjoying the classic. The opening riff will hold you through to the end, I guarantee

The Flaming Lips – Watching The Planets: I’ve never seen the appeal of this band. Usually too light for my taste but this raw and chaotic song is fantastic. Their new album Embryonic is available in stores now – check it out if you’re a fan and maybe download a couple other songs first if you’re not.

Weezer – Run Over By A Truck: The perfect song to get you pumped up if you’re having a bad day. We were all let down by their last release but, trust me, Raditude is worth your money. It’s a very fun album and they really got back to their core. Fans and newcomers alike will be pleased with their newest release. Lucky for you – it came out today!

Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg: The title track for the Aussie’s second album is probably the best on the record. They’ve lost a lot of their originality [having switched all the members of the band. Only Andrew Stockdale returns] but they still entertain and while I’d only recommend the album to people with a good amount of disposable income – you won’t be upset with yourself if you do choose to roll the dice.

Muse – I Belong To You: With mixed reviews coming in I want to remind all of you who haven’t heard this album that it’s phenomenal. They are one of the most talented and dynamic groups out there now and this song is one of the best off their new CD “The Resistence”. If I could take the time to review the album I’d probably give it an 8.5 out of ten. Totally worth the money. As a bonus review check out their three part symphony titled: Exogenesis