Adventures in Paradise

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Tahiti and the islands of French Polynesia. The islands of the South Pacific. Hawaii. Denny Martin and “Quiet Village” yt. Palm trees and blue lagoons. Beautiful people and warm climate. The tropics.

Paradise for sure, but not only. But not only? I have never been to the tropical islands of French Polynesia. When I was younger, I had ideas of what it would be like to experience life in Tahiti. An exotic fantasy. I have a 3D video of Tahiti and swimming in the water of Tahiti, but videos are never like the real thing. Videos have to suffice because it is impossible and impractical for human beings to visit all of the places in this world that we have a desire to visit. Except for the wealthy and super rich.

Desire. There are many motivating forces in the lives of people, but desire is one of the most powerful motivating force of human nature. Desire.

Many anecdotes come to mind when thinking about desire. I will share some at another time.

I am listening to Luther Vandross’s CD titled, “Songs” as I add to this page this evening. Anyone who likes Luther will love this CD. A little bit of musical paradise.

I can’t decide which version of “Going in Circles” I like best. The Friends of Distinction or Luther. So, I choose both.

Are you hip to, or …baby, have… you… heard(smile), “I Choose You” by Willie Hutch?” ty Soundtrack to the “Mack”

By the way, when I use the word ‘baby,’ it has no sexual value. In other words, when some men like myself, use the term baby when speaking to another man, it is not in a ‘courting’ sense. It’s neutral. A man has to be sure of himself and his masculinity when he uses ‘baby’ when speaking to another man. Usually and most times when I speak to another man, I never use ‘baby.’ It can be misunderstood and I don’t need the necessity of some explanation of it’s use. So, when I use ‘baby’ in my writings here, it is neutral, but if you are a woman, it ain’t. (smile) To the women,……baby are you hip to the tip? Baby, have you heard, “I Choose You”? More intimately and sweet, “Sweetheart, have you heard,”I choose You”? I will not drop a pimp line for the sake of polite society. Having a little fun here.

Aw!…………Paradise. I don’t have a ticket to Tahiti, and I know what it is and where to find it.

“Love Is Life”, Earth Wind & Fire. yt

Love is life. Come sail with me to paradise. I can rhyme!

“Voyage to Atlantis”, The Isley Brothers yt

Don’t want to sail? Let’s fly.

“Magic Carpet Ride”, Billy Paul yt

“Love Buddies” , Billy Paul yt “

“Groove With You”, The Isley Brothers yt

“Heaven Must Be Like This”, The Ohio Players yt

“Rock Me Tonight For Old Times Sake”, Freddie Jackson yt

Use your imagination and name your own paradise.

“Real Love”, The Doobie Brothers yt

“Mary Ann”, The Temptations yt

What are the real pleasures in life. Anyone who does not know………….search. Finding the answer is so easy.

There is a song, “Song For My Father”, and it can be implied that his father might not have been rich(in money) but he lived like a king because he knew the real pleasures in life.

Are there butterflies and hummingbirds in paradise? For sure. Chanson papillon, when we were very young……………………….

“Papillon, Hot Butterflies” Chaka Kahn -Lyrics HD yt Luther V. yt”

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“Hummingbird”, B.B. King yt

Alexander O’Neal, “If You Were Here Tonight” yt

“Don’t Look Any Further,” Dennis Edwards ft. Siedah Garret yt

Every-now-and-then I try to emulate Tongue Snatcher, the old gypsy blues singer. Story goes that anything Tongue Snatcher wanted, he’d reach out and grab it with his tongue. (ha, ha, smile) So one day he walks up to this lady with his tongue in his hand and says,…………. “Baby, let me shake yo’ tree.”–Roland Kirk

Slow Tongue…………………….Millie Jackson (explicit adult) yt

Volunteered Slavery…………………………Roland Kirk yt

There are different kinds of trees in paradise, and some trees like to be shook.

I will end here for now.

to be continued. Paradise. Paradise found. Paradise lost. Interlude Paradise.

An after thought. “My Favorite Things”, Mary J. Blige yt

Bobby Womack’s , “If you think you’re lonely now” just started playing.

until then, I hope life is good to you.………………………………………………………..

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Paradise Found

Betcha By Golly Wow………………………Norman Connors & Phyllis Hyman yt

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Paradise Lost

I Can’t Make You Love Me………………….Bonnie Raitt ……. black & white video on yt Watching Bonnie Raitt sing this song in this video reminds me of the frailty of words in trying to describe emotions. This song is beautiful and sad, but it’s more than that.

Tender melancholy is not adequate either. A lover who has experienced loss, and watch this video, understands that words are not needed.

Rio De Janeiro Blue…………………Randy Crawford & Joe Sample yt

It Don’t Hurt Now………………………Teddy Pendergrass yt

I Can’t Stand The Rain……………………….Graham Central Station yt

Can’t Stand The Pain………………………..Randy Crawford yt

I Can’t Stand The Rain…………………………Tina Turner (Private Dancer album) yt

I Lost It……………..Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes (Remaster TV & Video-1973) Bubblerock yt

Everything’s Out In The Open………………Johnnie Taylor yt

Members Only …………………..Bobby Blue Bland yt

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One Day I’ll Fly Away (lyrics)……………Randy Crawford yt

When I get Over You…………………………Randy Crawford yt

You Might Need Somebody…………………..Randy Crawford yt

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All I Do……………………………………………Stevie Wonder yt

All I Do……………………………………………..Kirk Whalum ft. Wendy Moten yt

Living For The Love Of You………………………..The Isley Brothers yt

This Is Love……………………Regina Belle yt

Ole Smokey………………………………Graham Central Station yt

And I Love Him…………………………….Ester Phillips Live at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper Club, L.A. yt

And I Love Her…………………………….Detroit Emeralds yt

To be continued……………….