Nothing Compares 2 U

I can’t believe it’s been two years since this beautiful man died. </3 I know Prince disliked YouTube a lot, but I wanted to post this song because it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. That man sure knew how to move in heels.

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Manny Bravo (For My Brother)

Note: This poem was inspired by Big Brother by Kanye West (though I’m actually the big brother, lol). While I do plan on making music, I can’t imagine there being many songs with my vocals on them. I do know I want one of them to be for my brother though.

 

Every morning as I wake up I think of you, as an irreplaceable person in my life.
More and more you helped me when I was in strife.
I’m blessed to have you as my sibling
Because if I didn’t, life wouldn’t be worth living
Friends may come and go,
And relationships may drift apart
But you’ll always be in my heart
We are brothers by blood
And my love does flood

The thoughts of childhood
Brothers, best friends, together always.
You finding ways to annoy me, – oh those were the days.
I remember, together as teens
The fighting and arguing and all in between
Even those times are good looking back
That was all the past
And the memories will last

Tomorrow will come and I’ll be there
With unmeasurable amount of love to share
You’re going to be somebody, this I already know.
But there’s always something to learn, so make sure you continue to grow.
Keep your eyes open, don’t let anything pass you by.
You’re great and growing greater, all you have to do is try.
I love you, Manny from day one.
And it’ll be that way until my work is done

Starchaser’s 1K Project

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I briefly touched on this when I was talking about my New Year’s Resolutions, but I’d like to use this post to go into further detail. This is one of two of my lifelong goals (I’ll talk about the other one in my next post), and while there isn’t a timeline for either, I hope I can have this one accomplished by the time I’m in my early 40’s. 20 years should be ample time to get this done. And even when I do accomplish this, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop, I’m going to keep going until I can’t anymore!

So what is the “1K Project“? The 1K Project is where I want to create and release at least 1,000 creative outputs. 1,000 writings, 1,000 songs, 1,000 art pieces, and 1,000 videos. The key word was “and” because I didn’t use “or”. Of course, releasing a combined number of 1,000 creative works would be wonderful, but I would prefer if each of my pursuits had at least 1,000 each so that way I will have made a lifetime’s worth of work. My writing has greatly improved over the years, but it’s my drawing, music production and video making I need to spend more time on since those three are lacking.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “quality over quantity”, isn’t quality supposed to be more important than quantity? I think some people have the wrong idea that having a higher output will somehow reduce the quality of the ideas you create. However, I think some of my creative influences such as 2Pac, Charles Hamilton and Lil B prove this wrong. They all have released so many songs and because of this, their respective discographies dwarfs most of their contemporaries. Yes, some of their songs are better than the others they’ve made, but it’s thanks to the fact they were spending so much time with making music the quality naturally polished and improved.

One of the best ways I can reach my goal is to manage my time, organize what I need to do every day, and focusing my attention and energy. Since I’m still relatively new to drawing and making music, my only goal for them is to boost my creative output. I do plan on vlogging, but I will start that when I graduate because the time I use to study for dumb classes can be used for making videos (haha, graduation is going to be a wonderful moment for me for a number of reasons). This often means making junk until I train myself to do a better job. It’s only natural. When I first start something, it’s not like I’m going to be a master by the end of the day. Consistent practice is the best way to hone my skills.

Despite the difficulties that come with my goal, I think working hard to boost my creative output will be worth it in the end. A higher creative output means better quality work and more work accomplished.

RIP Craig Mack

Death is never a Mario Party. And the game of life has lost another member of its community. Craig Mack, one of the artists who laid the groundwork for Bad Boy Records is dead. I’ve learned about his death today and from reports I’ve read, he died of heart failure. Craig Mack is probably best known for his catchy hit “Flava in Ya Ear“. That was my favorite song for the longest time. For me, it was a tradition to play it on the last day of school from elementary school all the way to my freshman year in high school.

RIP, Craig Mack and thanks for the music.

My Brother’s Sophomore Album

“Here’s a collection of songs for y’all to simp to. If you just went through a bad break up, I got you. If you just got curved by the girl of your dreams, I got you. If you are in a happy relationship, I can’t relate. Lol, you should still listen to this tape anyway though. The production is really pretty.” -@IAmMannyBravo

Of course, being the brother that I am, I am going to use my own blog as a platform to promote it. It was released on Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of background behind the whole album which I won’t be getting into. For me, the highlight is definitely It Be Like That Vol. 2. Ever since I attended university, I’ve only had casual dating/relationships, and a one night stand, but that song made me feel like I’ve broken up with my girlfriend whom I’ve been with for years and I have to go drink to numb myself and feel less heavy in my heart.

Anyway, check out my brother’s album ’cause it’s great!

The 13 Best Songs to Make Love to (According to Starchaser)

Note: For the record, I never did it while listening to music ’cause I’d rather save that for the love of my life, so don’t take this post too seriously (I will admit I would have all these songs on my playlist). You’re probably not like me in that regard though.

 

Hi there, reader. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume your sex playlist is boring and repetitive and you want something to spice things up, or maybe you’re wondering what I have on my own playlist whenever I consummate. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Like R. Kelly once said, “I see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind”. Can you believe there are people who think playing music whilst doing the nasty is strange? I concur, it is if you play something dumb or inappropriate. There’s music about sex and music you can play during sex. The songs I have in mind aren’t necessarily songs about the act of love (though many of them are pretty explicit and detailed). Rather, they’re songs you can do it to. Here are 13 sensual songs you can use to heighten the experience of your next amorous encounter.

 

Nobody Else but You

You’re probably laughing right now if you know where the above song is from, but hear me out. There are songs that make you want it immediately, this is not one of them. However, there’s something interesting to be said about songs that aren’t immediately thought of as ones you’d have sex to (especially if it’s from a Disney movie). What makes this song unique though is that the lyrics indicate this is song for make up sex. Even the title is perfect for the moment “Nobody Else but You“. Anyone who doesn’t enjoy having sex to this song has no soul.

 

Sex with Me

This is definitely the song you should have sex to. Right now!

 

Funky Ride

This was one song I remember playing during my lucid sex dream with Senjougahara. In other words, this song is very important. I love this song so much because it can be used for literally anything: driving with the windows down during an overcast (friggin’ glorious), smoking, meditating, relaxing, sleeping, slow dancing, and of course, having sex to. I know there are people who owe their birth to this song.

 

Nice & Slow

Before Usher made corny songs like “OMG” he made classic panty droppers like this.

 

You Remind Me of Something

R. Kelly is a pervert, and not the good kind either (like me). But there’s no way I’ll be taking songs like this off my playlist, lol.

 

Ratha Be Ya Nigga

2Pac made a multitude of songs for women, some of them encouraging and others sexy. This is definitely the latter. And good gosh, the beat bangs (no pun intended)!

 

Little Red Corvette

Out of respect for Prince, I won’t put a link to any of his songs even if they are on YouTube. Honestly, you could have sex to a lot of Prince songs and probably the songs he’s written for others too.

 

It’s Gonna Be Lonely

Another Prince song (see, what did I tell you?). It may not be the sexiest song, but there can’t be a more fun song to do it to than this. The smooth guitar with Prince’s beautiful high-pitched singing is guaranteed to illicit smiles (and more).

 

Dirty Mind

Okay, last Prince song on this list. “It doesn’t matter where we are/Doesn’t matter who’s around/Doesn’t matter, I just want to lay you down”. It’s direct and gets to the point.

 

Get You Wet

Plies is the epitome of ratchet and if ratchet sex had a song it would be this. That’s not to say that’s a bad thing because in this song, Plies is determined in making the lady in question reach her climax. I can’t believe I used to listen to this regularly back in middle school. For a while, I used to think Pleasure P sang “I want to put it in yo’ butt”, *face palms*

 

Grind on Me

“Step one: ya kissing on me. Step two: girl I’m caressing your body. Step three: now I’m licking off the whip cream. Step four: and ooooh you grinding on me”. I’ve dirty danced to this song so many times.

 

Rock the Boat

I miss Aaliyah. When I was younger I remember singing along with the lyrics, but I never knew what “rock the boat” or “work the middle” meant. I just assumed she was talking about an actual boat. Nowadays, I know better and when a woman tells you how to rock her boat, you better listen.

 

Sexual Eruption 

I mean, why not? lol.

 

 

And that’s my list! Of course there are more songs you can get it on to, but I’d say this is a good start to get anyone started.