Music Mondays. 6.8.09

I don't even know where to begin with this entry.

The vagina owners in family have been completely ADDICTED to this song for the past week or so.
Only one man could make me, LMo, Meaghan (our little sister), and my mom sit down and watch a music video back to back on a Friday night as of it were a production we paid to go see. lol

and that man is.....DUN DUN DUN!

mu'fuggin Maxwell

We grew up on Maxwell and my parents love him to death!
I always effed with his music but I now completely understand the power of this man's sexiness that has had my mother in a tizzy for the last 15 years or so.
But he has switched his hobo, Kenny Kravitz swag with the fro for a more grown and sexy Obama swag and I love them both!

Therefore, both me and Leslie's Music Monday pick will be "Pretty Wings" by Maxwell.

This song and video is perfect and beautiful in every way possible.

I love the video because it is so simple and warm.
The women in the video look like sleeping angels I swear.
It has similar sensual and simple elements like Common's video for "Go"...but better.
I was just tripping out at how I could literally take a frame from any given part of the video and hang it on my wall.

And the lyrics to the song are so honest, simple, and beautiful:

"Your face will be the reason I smile
But I will not see what I cannot have forever
I'll always love you
I hope you feel the same.

Oh, you played me dirty, your game was so bad
You toyed with my affection
Had to fill out the prescription for the remedy
I had to set you free.

Away from me
To see clearly
The way that love can be when you are not with me
I had to lead
I had to live
I had to leave
I had to live

If I can't have you
Let love set you free
To fly your pretty wings around."

I mean dang Maxwell! 
That's how ya feel brotha?

I told Leslie these are some of the most inspirational yet disappointing lyrics I have ever heard:
Inspirational because I would love to be this honest and passionate with my writing.
Disappointing because I realize how hard it might be to reach this level of humility. lol

It reminds me of those old soul and/or blues songs where the lyrics aren't complicated yet those are somehow the ones that hit you and stay with you the most.

And then who can forget about his sick voice and the horns (especially at the very end)?
Swoon again!

But I can't wait until 7.7.09!
Maxwell will release his first album in 7 years titled...

And luckily we won't have to wait another 7 years after this release to get another Maxwell record because it is a trilogy


Believe you me, ya girl will be collecting all three of those records like some Pokemon cards...gotta catch em all! 

And I was already geeked for the BET Awards but now that I know Maxwell is performing I think I need a new word for my level of excitement..."kabloomed" maybe? lol
Yep, I am hella kabloomed to see Maxwell perform on the BET Awards! hehe

P.S. Guess who will be in Savannah, GA the day before my birthday? Yep, Maxwell. And guess who will be in ATL for her internship? Me. I would LOVE to make this happen! My parents caught him in concert last year(where the first song he performed was "Pretty Wings") and my mom said he sounds exactly the same, if not better, live.

P.S.S. Check out what ya boy has been doing during his 7 year hiatus...models. psh. lol

P.S.S.S. "I love the way his forehead moves in the beginning."-my mom (before we start the video onDemand) LMAO!


  1. Jai! I love you... I love your family. It´s refreshing to see someone recognize the beauty and scarce talent Maxwell possesses. Each line I read felt as if it were taken from my head... except for the ¨Kabloomed¨ ish. I would never say that. lol. Anywho, I am fortunate to have VH1 Soul here in Argentina bc they definitely keep the video in heavy rotation. I´m on that channel as much as I´m on CNN en español. hehehe... btw, I´m geeked about the BET Awards too! But too bad I´ll have to wait till someone posts clips on their blog (hint, hint). KABLOOM! ¨Mierda,¨ you got me. lol

    El fin

    ¡Ciao cariña!

  2. haha and we love you too!
    And hey, you loved "kabloomed",don't hate. lol
    But I am def. gonna post his performance on here so don't fret my pet. hehe

  3. I know it hasn't even been 24 hours since the BET Awards, but you know I'm waiting on your reflection right? hahaha... I've been reading twitter posts (which you should be on btw- if you aren't) and facebook comment after comment... and I don't know what to think. Alright. ttyl