Sunday, 10 March 2019

Go West: King Of Wishful Thinking




Published on Jul 11, 2017 by Chrysalis Records
YouTube: Go West - King Of Wishful Thinking (Official Music Video)

I don't need to fall at your feet
Just 'cause you cut me to the bone
And I won't miss the way that you kiss me
We were never carved in stone
If I don't listen to the talk of the town
Then maybe I can fool myself...

I'll get over you... I know I will
I'll pretend my ship's not sinking
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking
I am the king of wishful thinking

I refuse to give in to my blues
That's not how it's going to be
And I deny the tears in my eyes
I don't want to let you see... no
That you have made a hole in my heart
And now I've got to fool myself...

I'll get over you... I know I will
I'll pretend my ship's not sinking
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking...
I'll get over you... I know I will
I'll pretend my ship's not sinking
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking

I will never, never shed a tear for you
I'll get over you

If I don't listen to the talk of the town
Then maybe I can fool myself...

I'll get over you... I know I will
I'll pretend my ship's not sinking
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking
I'm the king of wishful thinking
I'll get over you... I know I will
You made a hole in my heart
But I won't shed a tear for you
I'll be the king of wishful thinking
I'll get over you...
I'll pretend my heart's still beating
'Cause I've got no more tears for you
I'm the king of wishful thinking...
I'll get over you... I know I will
You made a hole in my heart
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking


References

Wikipedia: King of Wishful Thinking
"King of Wishful Thinking" is a 1990 song by the British pop duo Go West. It was featured in the film Pretty Woman and appeared on its soundtrack. It was later featured on Go West's fourth studio album, Indian Summer, in 1992.

The song was written by Peter Cox, Richard Drummie and Martin Page. It reached number two in Canada, number 6 in Australia, number 8 in the US and number 18 in the UK. At the 1991 Brit Awards the song was nominated for the Brit Award for British Video of the Year.


Wikipedia: Go West (band)
Go West are an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox and rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie. The duo enjoyed their peak of popularity between the mid 1980s and the early 1990s and are best known for the international top 10 hits "We Close Our Eyes", "Call Me", and "King of Wishful Thinking". They were named Best British Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards.


Published on Jan 12, 2018 by skyMTV
YouTube: King of Wishful Thinking - Pretty Woman



Published on Feb 9, 2018 by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
YouTube: Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd Recreate "King of Wishful Thinking" Music Video



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Friday, 8 March 2019

Omi: Hula Hoop




Published on Sep 16, 2015 by Ultra Music
YouTube: Omi - Hula Hoop (Official Video)

Rollerskates, them lines
Hot sun in clear blue skies
The waves are crashing by
And when she passed me by
And gave a wink and smile
And I was on cloud nine
Lord

The way you move your hips
And lick your lips
The way you dip
You got me up so high (hey-ey)
And girl you got that body
With them curves like a Bugatti
I just wanna drive, oh

And girl you know
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh

And gravity defied
I can't believe my eyes
That thing can bring the tides, hey
And round and round clockwise
Like a merry-go-ride
I wanna go all night, yes

The way you move your hips
And lick your lips
The way you dip
You got me up so high, yeah (hey-ey)
And girl you got that body
With them curves like a Bugatti
I just wanna drive, oh

And girl you know
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh

Yeah
oh, oh
Yeah
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh

Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh
Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh

Round and round your loving winds me up
Like a hula, hula hoop, hula, hula hoop, oh, oh


References

Wikipedia: Hula Hoop (song)
"Hula Hoop" is a song by Jamaican singer Omi. The song was released on 27th August 2015 as the second single from his debut studio album Me 4 U (2015).

Music video
The music video was released on September 16, 2015. A broadcast radio station in Miami announces a competition for picking a lead girl for the OMI "Hula Hoop" video and a number of candidates flock in the sea shore to apply. A judging panel watches the dancers perform to pick OMI's partner on his video.


Wikipedia: Me 4 U
Me 4 U is the debut studio album by Jamaican singer Omi. It was released on 16 October 2015 through Ultra Music and Columbia Records. Two singles have been released from the album: "Cheerleader" (remixed by Felix Jaehn) and "Hula Hoop".

Wikipedia: Omi (singer)
Omar Samuel Pasley (born 3 September 1986), better known by his stage name Omi, is a Jamaican singer. He is best known for "Cheerleader", a worldwide hit for him in a remixed version by German DJ Felix Jaehn. He is currently signed to Ultra Music, a part of Sony Music, and released his debut album Me 4 U on 16 October 2015.




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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Old Dominion: Hotel Key




Published on Jun 10, 2018 by Old Dominion
YouTube: Old Dominion - Hotel Key

Well it was down some street we couldn't even pronounce
We were smoking a little from a half an ounce
The tequila was cheap but the flow we were feeling was real
Neither one of us looking for three little words
Unless those three words were 'do not disturb'
Checkout was s'posed to be noon but we slept in 'til three

She kept the hotel key
Slipped it in her purse
I guess, it makes her think of me
And that night we left our hearts on our sleeves and the clothes all over the floor
We both know we can't open the door no more
She kept the hotel key

Well I could still see her on the bed sitting Indian style
With my t-shirt on and a half drunk smile
She talked about Austin and how she'd get back there someday
We had the curtains wide open and a song on my phone
We danced by the TV we never turned on
And wondered would anyone miss us if we ran away
But this isn't one of those stories that ends up that way, no

She kept the hotel key
Slipped it in her purse
I guess, it makes her think of me
And that night we left our hearts on our sleeves and the clothes all over the floor
We both know we can't open the door no more
She kept the hotel key
Yeah

References

Wikipedia: Hotel Key
"Hotel Key" is a song by American country music group Old Dominion. It is the third single from their second album Happy Endings, and it was released to radio in April 2018.

Wikipedia: Old Dominion (band)
Old Dominion is an American five-member country rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Matthew Ramsey (lead vocals), Trevor Rosen (guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers (drums), Geoff Sprung (bass guitar), and Brad Tursi (guitar). Their music is contemporary country with rock instrumentation, and has pop and hip hop overtones.



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Monday, 21 January 2019

Payola$: You're the Only Love




Published on Jan 14, 2017 by mrbriefcaseMUSIC
YouTube: Payola$ - You're the Only Love

Won't be home today, I'll be seeing you tomorrow
I just had to say that I've got no more time for sorrow
My love was like a small ship, lost across the sea
Just when all my hope was gone you came to rescue me

Soon I'll be gone then I'll be dreaming about you
Don't get me wrong I'm only crazy without you
You're the only love (you're the only love)
You're the only love (you're the only love)
This heart has ever known

I'll keep you safe for me, I will be your only lover
And everything's all right, girl there will never be another (oh no)
My love was like a garden turning into stone
All the flowers were gone, the weeds were overgrown
There's one thing I want you to know
I've finally found what I'm after
Now my face is filled with laughter

Soon I'll be gone then I'll be dreaming about you
Don't get me wrong I'm only crazy without you
You're the only love (you're the only love)
You're the only love
Yeah yeah...

Soon I'll be gone then I'll be dreaming about you
Don't get me wrong I'm only crazy without you
You're the only love (you're the only love)
You're the only love (you're the only love)
You're the only love (you're the only love)
This heart has ever known


References

Wikipedia: Here's the World for Ya
The Payolas (or just Payola$) were part of Vancouver's new wave of bands and active in the Canadian music scene for a decade from the late 1970s, recording several albums and singles that were Canadian chart hits. They disbanded in 1988, but reformed again from 2003 to 2008, issuing a new EP in 2007.


Wikipedia: Payolas
The Payolas (or just Payola$) were part of Vancouver's new wave of bands and active in the Canadian music scene for a decade from the late 1970s, recording several albums and singles that were Canadian chart hits. They disbanded in 1988, but reformed again from 2003 to 2008, issuing a new EP in 2007.

The band's name is a reference to the payola scandal in the United States in the early 1960s. The group was based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and recorded mostly at Vancouver's Little Mountain Sound Studios. Through several lineup changes and name changes (the band also played as The Payola$, Paul Hyde and the Payolas, and Rock and Hyde), the Payolas core members remained Paul Hyde and Bob Rock, who together wrote virtually all of the band's songs, occasionally with co-writers. As well, Rock engineered and mixed virtually every Payolas recording.

Although in the 1980s the Payolas always seemed poised for a big international breakthrough, the band never quite broke out despite their artistic growth and popular success in Canada. They were, however, one of the most prominent and successful platinum-selling Canadian bands of the early 1980s.


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Monday, 14 January 2019

Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey: The Middle




Published on Jan 28, 2018 by Zedd
YouTube: Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle (Official Music Video)

Take a seat
Right over there, sat on the stairs
Stay or leave
The cabinets are bare and I'm unaware
Of just how we got into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Take a step
Back for a minute, into the kitchen
Floors are wet
And taps are still running, dishes are broken
How did we get into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Looking at you I can't lie
Just pouring out admission
Regardless my objection
And it's not about my pride
I need you on my skin just
Come over, pull me in just

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle, no no

Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh yeah
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, baby
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, middle
In the middle, middle


References

Wikipedia: The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey song)
"The Middle" is a song by Russian-German record producer Zedd, American country music singer Maren Morris and American musical duo Grey. It was written by Sarah Aarons, Zedd, Grey, and The Monsters and the Strangerz, with production handled by the latter three. The song was released commercially for digital download on 23 January 2018 by Interscope Records. It has reached the top ten of the charts in the US, the UK, and several other countries. It was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Wikipedia: Zedd
Anton Zaslavski (Russian b 1989), known professionally as Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.

Wikipedia: Maren Morris
Maren Larae Morris (b 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.

Wikipedia: Grey (duo)
Grey is an American electronic music group consisting of brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha. They are best known for their debut single "Starving", with American singer Hailee Steinfeld featuring production work by Zedd, and "The Middle", a single in collaboration with Zedd and Maren Morris. Their debut EP, Chameleon, was released on September 29, 2017. Kyle Trewartha was formerly known as Singularity, under which name he released numerous original songs and remixes.



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Monday, 7 January 2019

Zedd, Alessia Cara: Stay




Published on Apr 18, 2017 by Zedd
YouTube: Zedd, Alessia Cara - Stay (Official Music Video)


Waiting for the time to pass you by
Hope the winds of change will change your mind
I could give a thousand reasons why
And I know you, and you've got to

Make it on your own, but we don't have to grow up
We can stay forever young
Living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola
Underneath the rising sun
I could give a thousand reasons why
But you're going, and you know that

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay

All you have to do is... uh
All you have to do is stay

Won't admit what I already know
I've never been the best at letting go
I don't wanna spend the night alone
Guess I need you, and I need to

Make it on my own, but I don't wanna grow up
We can stay forever young
Living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola
Underneath the rising sun
I could give a million reasons why
But you're going, and you know that

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay

All you have to do is... uh
All you have to do is stay

All you have to do is stay
So stay
Yeah

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is stay
Stay

References

Wikipedia: Stay (Zedd and Alessia Cara song)
"Stay" is a song by Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd and Canadian singer Alessia Cara. The single was released on 23 February 2017 through Interscope Records. The official music video was released on YouTube on 18 April 2017.

Wikipedia: Zedd
Anton Zaslavski (Russian b 1989), known professionally as Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.

Wikipedia: Alessia Cara
Alessia Caracciolo (b 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.


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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Robert Reich: The Next Crash


Alarmist? Realist? I compare the naysayers to Alfred E. Neuman: "What, me worry?" Oh, so that's what an iceberg is. (My Titanic reference)




Published on Oct 25, 2018 by Robert Reich
YouTube: Robert Reich: The Next Crash (4:22)
Robert Reich explains why there will be another economic crash.


Mr. Reich provides an article on his web site detailing the contents of the video.


Robert Reich.ORG - Sep 1/2018
The Next Crash
September 15 will mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed by the Great Recession.

Since hitting bottom in 2009, the economy has grown steadily, the stock market has soared, and corporate profits have ballooned.

But most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.

Many are worse off due to the escalating costs of housing, healthcare, and education. And the value of whatever assets they own is less than in 2007.

Last year, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one basic need – food, health care, housing or utilities, according to an Urban Institute survey.

All of which suggests we’re careening toward the same sort of crash we had in 2008, and possibly as bad as 1929.


more... The Next Crash


My Opinion
Economics is a complicated subject. However, considering the GOP's tax cut, the lack of changes in regulations after the last crash and the current administration's mantra of clawing back regulations, the market seems to be ripe for a free-for-all freefall. When and under what circumstances? Despite President Trump's assurance that things are humming along tickety-boo, I have more confidence in Mr. Reich's ability to assess the economy. In fact, the entire GOP's mantra of Reaganomics with its trickle-down economics completely ignores this telling summation of the Reagan presidency: In the eight years Reagan was in office, the United States went from the world's largest creditor nation in the world to the largest debtor nation. Think about that. Think about that very carefully.


References

Wikipedia: Robert Reich
Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1946) is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. He was a member of President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board.

Reich has been the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley since January 2006. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. He has also been a contributing editor of The New Republic, The American Prospect (also chairman and founding editor), Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Reich is a political commentator on programs including Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN Tonight, Anderson Cooper's AC360, Hardball with Chris Matthews, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNBC's Kudlow & Company, and APM's Marketplace. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the Ten Best Cabinet Members of the century, and The Wall Street Journal in 2008 placed him sixth on its list of the "Most Influential Business Thinkers". He was appointed a member of President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. Until 2012, he was married to British-born lawyer Clare Dalton, with whom he has two sons, Sam and Adam.]

He has published 18 books, including the best-sellers The Work of Nations, Reason, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, and a best-selling e-book, Beyond Outrage. He is also chairman of Common Cause and writes his own blog about the political economy at Robertreich.org. The Robert Reich–Jacob Kornbluth film "Saving Capitalism" was selected to be a Netflix Original, and debuted in November 2017, and their film Inequality for All won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.


Wikipedia: Financial crisis of 2007–2008
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It began in 2007 with a crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the United States, and developed into a full-blown international banking crisis with the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. Excessive risk-taking by banks such as Lehman Brothers helped to magnify the financial impact globally. Massive bail-outs of financial institutions and other palliative monetary and fiscal policies were employed to prevent a possible collapse of the world financial system. The crisis was nonetheless followed by a global economic downturn, the Great Recession. The European debt crisis, a crisis in the banking system of the European countries using the euro, followed later.

In 2010, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in the US following the crisis to "promote the financial stability of the United States". The Basel III capital and liquidity standards were adopted by countries around the world.


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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Nuseir Yassin: How Travel Changes You

Considering our sexist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic mindset, this gentleman has quite the video. The world would be a better place.



Published on Dec 30, 2018 by NAS Daily
YouTube: How Travel Changes You.
This isn't a cheesy travel video. This is one of the most personal videos I've made so far It documents the journey of how I was to what I am trying to become. This was very difficult to make, so I hope I was able to communicate the message clearly. If not, then I apologize. I will try harder next time.

Wikipedia: Nuseir Yassin
Nuseir Yassin is a travel video blogger who creates daily 1-minute videos on Facebook under the page Nas Daily. He describes himself as Palestinian-Israeli.

Nas Daily
In 2016, after saving around US$60,000, of which 20,000 was in liquid cash, Yassin quit his job at Venmo and started traveling all over the world. He decided to start a Facebook page named Nas Daily, where "Nas" means "people" in Arabic, and committed to creating a video everyday for 1,000 days... In September 2018, his Facebook page had over 8 million followers. As of January 2019, Nas Daily has over 11 million followers.



References

YouTube Channel: NAS Daily
My name is Nas. It means people in Arabic. I make 1-minute videos about myself and others, Everyday. I wear the same t-shirt and I have a company. That's it!

Twitter: Nas Daily @NasDaily1
Tourist who records 1 minute videos for your consumption. That's 1 sentence, see you on the follow button.

Twitter: Nuseir Yassin @nasdailyvideos
Harvard University '14. Venmo. Palestinian-Israeli. Nas Daily.

Facebook: Nuseir Yassin

Nas Daily @NasDaily1 2018-09-05

Casey Neistat @CaseyNeistat 2018-03-09
retweet: Nas Daily @NasDaily1 2018-04-10

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