Randomosity 02: The Happy mix

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A couple of weeks late (by my clock), but still relevant, this mix was born from me messing around on Spotify. At the same time, I realize that we all need the motivation to out our own happiness. I’m pretty certain this mix won’t do it, but I do hope you have fun listening to it as much as I had putting it together. There’s no Topically segment this week. Ok, no one knew there was such a thing, but aren’t you happy that you know of it now?  As always, comments, concerns, criticisms, etc. can be filed here. And with that, here’s this….

Towa Tei w/ Vi & Bahamdia – Happy
Outkast – Happy Valentine’s Day
Tamia – Happy
Cal Tjader – I Want To Be Happy
Maysa – Happy Feelings
Troop – Happy Relationship
Cherelle – Happy That You’re Happy With Me
R. Kelly – Happy People
Surface – Happy
Ashanti – Happy
Notorious B.I.G – Happy (freestyle)
Mary J. Blige – Be Happy
Michelle Branch – Are You Happy Now
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly – Happy Feelin’s

Bonus Track:
The Boys – Happy

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Randomosity 01: It took a turn

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Welcome to the first official Randomosity. The thing to really know about this is that while random is in the name, it’s not always going to necessarily be in the the execution…though you can bet there will be. Case in point, sometimes I start off with an idea for a playlist based on something on my mind. Might even have some tracks in prep, but somewhere between then and putting it out…it switches gears. See if you can figure out where that really happened here. Also, there should have been a (rant) bit or two added in that I didn’t get to record at the time I put this together. Some other time, perhaps. There is a nice, fresh Sample Moment for you dig on, in the meantime. I am shooting for every two weeks for these on a Tuesday. Well see how that goes, as well. Point is, you never really know what all you’ll get with these….at least, I don’t know what you’ll really get. Regardless, I do hope you enjoy the offering. And with that, here it is. [Edit] Not that it matters, but the addition of the Otis Redding was well before the whole “Otis” hysteria.

Sy Smith – Fa Sho
Erykah Badu – Love of my life
D’Angelo feat. Redman & Method Man- Left and Right
Musiq feat. DJ Aktive & Carol Riddick – Soulstar
Otis Redding – Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (sad Song)
Tony Toni Tone – If I had no loot
Myron – Free
Aaliyah – Hot Like Fire
Bobby Brown – Pretty Little Girl
Sir Mix-a-lot – My Posse’s on Broadway
Masta Ace – Born to Roll
Whodini – I’m a ho
Easy E – Boyz in the Hood (remix)

Sample (and song of the) Moment:
Michael Wycoff – Lookin’ up to you

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Randomosity: A trip inside my mind

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I believe pretty much everybody has that constantly running jukebox of music running through their minds. With some, it just happens to spill out into the unsuspecting worlds at odd times.

*raises hand*

One night at work a few moons ago, I was talking with a coworker about all the songs that come to mind during the course of the night. I also tried to postulate whether what pops up has anything to do with what is usually going on around you at the time. That study has still so far been inconclusive, but that’s another post for another time. I decide to write down all of the songs that naturally came to mind during the course of the night. Some stayed with me during the whole night (those usually are the basis for songs of the moment) and some ended up being a bridge to another song. All…well most were written down and this is where this post comes in.

The set below represents what was playing in my head’s jukebox that night and could possibly give some clue to how my mind operates musically. While I am doubting that last part, maybe some light while be shed on something worthwhile. So with that, I present to you the remnants of that list of songs from memory. Not all of the tracks came from that night as at least one hadn’t existed then. I will give no excuses for the content, but I will say that this should not be taken as mix in the traditional sense. If anything, it’s an extension of how I make initially made tapes back in the day or playlists now, when I do. An experiment, if you will. One I hope you will enjoy or at least be amused by. Either way, let me know how you feel about it in the comments or by email, if you want. If you get to the end of the playlist and have enjoyed it, then maybe this little experiment will be far from over.


Chante Moore – Loves taken over
Sweetback & Bahamadia – Au Natural
Incognito – Change
Soul II Soul – Jazzy’s Groove
Tony Toni Toné – Couldn’t keep it to myself
Outkast – She lives in my lap
Prince – She lives in my head
Pete Rock – #1 Soul Brother
Erykah Badu – Window seat
India.Arie – Butterfly
Intro – Funny how time flies

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