Archive for November, 2009

25 Women Of Power …what it means to be a “First Lady”

Posted in 25 Women Of Power "First Lady" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by lightcandy

Miss R&B featuring Brandy…


Just featuring a few Pop songs I like;)

Posted in Some Pop songs I like ;) with tags , , , on November 24, 2009 by lightcandy

Britney Spears… “Blur”

It wasn’t a single, but it’s one of my absolute favorites from Brit… (another fan made video)

Keri Hilson… “Energy”

I wasn’t a huge fan of the video but, the vocals and melody are fire…

Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake “Love Sex Magic”

Can Ciara get any hotter than this video…whew! Go girl… Justin’s a great boy toy for this one, but it’s Ciara’s world ๐Ÿ˜‰

My American Music Awards review

Posted in American Music Awards review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by lightcandy

It’s ME again!!! Feel free to leave your comments;)

The AMA’s were filled some of the music biz’s hottest entertainers… From the iconic nostalgia of Janet Jackson to the innovative hip hop stylings of the Black Eyed Peas, and the pillar of diva strength displayed by Whitney Houston There was some great energy in the performances of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Lola’s (Jennifer Lopez) “comeback” actually showed up in her performance, as she had to recover from an impromptu fall in the middle of her stimulating presentation Jay Z brought “The Don” swag with the pinky ring to match in his New York “Empire State Of Mind” song, an electrifying exhibition with the beautiful and talented Alicia Keys.She also unveiled her new single “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” in an engaging performance. Other honorable mentions include Kelly Clarkson (beautiful vocals),

Rihanna’s outfit ,

Mary J Blige (a soulful delivery only she can give)

and Lady Gaga (who seems to always stun and prove that she’s a talent force to be reckoned with)

Taylor Swift racked up winning 5, yes 5 AMA’s! She won more than the late, great Michael Jackson (expected to sweep his categories), whom she also beat for “Artist Of The Year”! Whoa… However, MJ garnered 4 trophies over the course of the evening, and broke the record for artist with the most American Music Awards totaling 23! …


Whitney Houston… courage and enough light to still set our hearts a blaze

Janet Jackson… opened the night with all the moves we know and love

Black Eyed Peas… really enjoyed their medley

Carrie Underwood… Get it Miss Carrie!

Jay Z and Alicia Keys… NICE

Mary J Blige… new single, passionate performance, classic Mary… gotta love it

Jennifer Lopez… she gave it up… nice recovery “Lola” (her new alias), true pro

Lady Gaga… strange, creative and gaga-rific

Hot videos of late…

Posted in Hot videos of late... with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by lightcandy

Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

Stupid hot video… innovative, weird and gaga-tastic!

Janet Jackson “Make Me”

Sexy… the ‘routine slaying’ Janet we all know and love

Toni Braxton featuring Trey Songz “So Yesterday”

Smooth vocals, pretty song and Toni still looks great!

Jay Z and Alicia Keys

2 music giants, in New York…. makin’ it do what it do


Jennifer Lopez (Lola) featuring Pitbull “Fresh Out The Oven”

J Lo, I mean Jenny from the block, I mean Jennifer Lopez, I mean Lola’s back with a steamy single…

Jay Z…featuring Rihanna and Kanye West

one of the latest anthems for many…

Alicia Keys… “Try Sleepin’ With A Broken Heart”

The latest from Miss Keys… fabulous songwriting and melody…


Drake, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem “Forever”

The debate has been who has the best verse… What’s your pick? Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kanye West…Mini movie “We Were Once A Fairytale”

Thinking outside the box… Leave your comments

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Whitney Houston ” I Look To You”

An icon exemplifying beauty, strength, and the courage to continue sharing her gift with the rest of the world… Blessings Whitney

Some performance pictures and raw footage video from the show at Club Nokia :)

Posted in Just Me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2009 by lightcandy

Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting the show!!!

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A tribute to some of the best live albums in history…

Posted in A tribute to some of the best live albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by lightcandy

Of course, we could be here all day talking about the best live performances on an album… So, I’m just gonna give you a well rounded taste of some classics. Music is amazing like that! There are so many wonderful artists with diverse talent to offer. Get to know somebody new… and get reacquainted with the ones you already love, right here….

To get things started, I thought I might share a lil’ footage of myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy!

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‘Erykah Badu “Erykah Badu Live”

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Great covers, effortless on stage, absolutely classic

Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace”

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find video footage of a song from her Amazing Grace liveย  album in 1972 with Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. It’s been toted to be one of her best recordings live. I decided to share other footage instead. Enjoy;)

Keith Jarrett “Live in Koln”

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The Koln concert… completely improvised, another dimension…WOW!

Sam Cooke “Live @ The Harlem Square Club”

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Stirring vocals, with breathtaking drama and unparalleled soul

The Roots “The Roots Come Alive”

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Full of energy, classic hip hop nostalgia and dope collaborations

Nirvana “Nirvana Unplugged”

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Signature grunge that comes together for an effortless set in New York…

Jay Z “Jay Z Unplugged”

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Hip Hop’s Renaissance man…backed by The Roots

James Brown “Live @ The Apollo”

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Thrilling, let’s go adrenaline, passionate and soulful delivery…just dynamite

Jimi Hendrix “Band Of Gypsy’s Live @ The Filmore”

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A sign of the times…war and self expression… famous for the 12 minute rendition of Machine Gun… Here’s a taste

KISS “KISS Alive 1975”


Electrifying, fist pumping, neck jarring rock!

Curtis Mayfield “Curtis/Live”

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His second album came with his solo debut! Very bold and well worth the risk. Brilliance…

Bill Withers “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Reveals his layered personality which sets up the emotional content of his songs… stellar renditions

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Simply divine with a guitar, trendsettingย  and smooth as smooth gets


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A day to remember in music history… hippies, psychedelics and everything between… an incredible jam session

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Two jazz giants… Lost recordings for over 40yrs… skill, expression… enjoy!

The Commodores “Live”

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One of the greatest soul R&B band albums live… classic after classic

Earth, Wind and Fire “Gratitude”

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The infamous Earth, Wind and Fire super band with Phillip Bailey delivering one of our favorites leads…

Bob Dylan “Bootleg series Volume 4”

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Can’t ignore his huge impact on music… strange, extraordinary poetic power tucked into musical genius

Johnny Cash “At Folsom Prison”

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Raw passion, unadulterated humanity… a very influential musician of the 20th century

Bruce Springsteen “Live 1975-1985”

Inspirational with an X factor that makes him a people’s champion

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Donny Hathaway “Live”

Couldn’t pick just one video… capturing his essence is well worth it

Marvin Gaye “Live”

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Golden pipes, dripping soul with non-stop sex appeal … Mr. Marvin Gaye

The Winner is…

Posted in Live events on November 6, 2009 by lightcandy

TYRAN CAMERON !!! Congratulations, from ToneNRhone ๐Ÿ™‚