Tunes to Fulfill Your Musical Appetite by thechanelmuse
Tunes to Fulfill Your Musical Appetite by thechanelmuse

As many of you may already know, I deleted (almost) all of the audio files on my page because I received a final warning for posting and reblogging copyrighted music issued by DMCA. Even though it turned out to be sent by accident (womp womp), I still removed them to avoid having my page deleted. (I had over 600+ and received 5 notices in the past.)

For this reason, I’ve decided to create lists of tunes in a text format to fulfill your musical appetite, which will hereafter be titled “Something Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue.” You can click the link to hear the songs embedded in the titles below or just click the header above and be directed to my arts + culture site, The Vinyl Bridge, for all the songs on one page.



"Happier Than the Morning Sun" by Stevie Wonder [Soul, 1972]

This is a feel good record penned and produced by the musical genius for his Music In My Mind album. You can’t go wrong with Stevie.

"Stay" by Eternal Soul [New Jack Swing, 1993]

When it comes to reminiscing about records from the ’90s, many tend to forget this track, were too young to remember it, or just never heard of it. This was the debut, hit single by the British girl group Eternal Soul. You dig this track? Check out their tracks “Angel of Mine,” most notably performed by Monica, and Just a Step From Heaven.

"Play Me, I Am Yours" by White Prism [Electro-Pop, 2013]

It’s certainly not an “oldie” yet, but it sure feels like one. You can’t tell me this doesn’t give you an ’80s vibe with hints of Kate Bush.


“Wasted Love” by BenZel & Stevie Neale [Electro-R&B, 2014]

This is an instant head nodder by East London-based singer Stevie Neale and the rising Japanese teen producing duo, Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe. While most music groups are made up of members who have been friends for years or met in school, BenZel unexpectedly met on an online forum about ankle socks and soon discovered they both shared a love for ’90s R&B (i.e. their production on Jessie Ware’s cover of Brownstone’s 1994 joint, “If You Love Me”). 

"Show Me the Way" by Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc [Rap, 2014]

It’s filled with hard-hitting percussive elements, piano riffs, and pretty much a standout number like their most known hit, “This Way.”


"Sexual Healing" by Hot 8 Brass Band [New Orleans Jazz, 2007]

I’m loving that people are starting to notice this band that I have been raving about for years. Their notable instrumental and vocal rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” was featured in the new indie comedy, Chef. Great movie by the way.

"I Forgot to Be Your Lover" by William Bell [Soul, 1969]

From Ludacris and Jaheim to Billy Idol and Tre Williams, this track has been featured and covered so many times. Just incase you never considered the original, here it is. 


"Soledad" by Concha Buika [Afro-Cuban Jazz, 2009] 

There’s no escaping this woman’s voice. She’s a Spanish singer of Equatorial Guinea descent who, at times, solely goes by the name Buika. This track, penned by Fabregat Jodar, is about feeling empty and alone. Buika perfectly expresses this emotion through every single syllable.

Who Speaks Wukchumni?

A short documentary about the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.

White Cops Kill At Least 2 Unarmed Black People Each Week
White Cops Kill At Least 2 Unarmed Black People Each Week


Police kill African Americans more frequently than you may realize.

According to stats compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice, an unarmed African American died at the hands of an armed White police officer at the rate of nearly two per week from 2005 to 2012. Over that 8-year-period, 400 police killings were reported per year. White officers killed a Black person, on average, 96 times per year.

Of those, 18 percent of the African Americans killed were under the age of 21, compared to 8.7 percent of Whites.

As bad as those figures are, they grossly understate the problem. The FBI statistics are based on the voluntary reporting of local law enforcement jurisdictions. Currently, approximately 750 of 17,000 law enforcement agencies regularly report their figures to the FBI. That means if the ratio holds true for all 17,000 agencies, the annual 96 Black deaths at the hands of White cops could be as high 2,170 a year or almost 42 (41.73) per week – nearly six per day (5.94).

To be conservative, let’s presume that the death rate for the non-reporting law enforcement agencies is only half of those now reporting. That would still be approximately three Blacks killed by a White police officer every day.

-George E. Curry, St. Louis American

2 per week…






wow.. the f**king story line. speechless. 

Ohhhhh! Yesssss!

I’m excited for this! Obvs the realities of Guantanamo are muted a tad by the look of the trailer since this is a ‘cinematic adaptation’ for the everyday person but yessss, I am so glad Hollywood is at least talking about this. So important. 

Mo'ne Davis Pitches Tonight. This Is Why You Need To Watch.
Mo'ne Davis Pitches Tonight. This Is Why You Need To Watch.

TIME Presents ‘Am I Next?’ - Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager

Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping to create a memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a police officer in the St Louis suburb on Aug. 9. We followed teenager Shane Flowers as he weaved through the protests, attempting to let his voice be heard and fight for change with darkness slowly falling on Florissant Avenue. As he moves through the crowds, he hears differing opinions from other protesters on the best ways to fight for change.

Shot as part of the feature documentary “School of Last Resort”: