My, Myself, and House

Since I’m finishing my degree online, it doesn’t really feel like spring break. My weekday’s usually consist of working on tons of homework every day, writing, helping my brother and sister n law plan dance workshops, and a good three to four hours of Black Ops, so spring break doesn’t really feel different than my usual week.

It’s getting kind of addicting playing Black Ops, especially when you play it so much and your start getting better. At first I was only getting like 4 kills every team deathmatch and domination, but now I’m getting up to 20 kills each round. Of course it’s not 30 or 40 kills like most of the hardcore Black Ops players, but it’s a good start considering the fact I just recently got into playing it online. Playing it online is way more fun then just playing local and the commentary from the other gamers cracks me up!

My bluetooth doesn’t work that well and I’m not a fan of talking to random people I don’t know (except via FB and my blog lol), so I tend to just listen to them while the match is loading. It’s hilarious to hear them get some upset over someone killing them, they go off so badly! I’ve heard some interesting conversations, even ones involving my gamertag and how this guy got upset that I kept catching him off guard and stabbing him. One thing I’ve learned about playing Black Ops, is to keep moving all the time and don’t stay in one spot too long. You think you’ve got this great hiding spot and unless you secure it with a claymore, someone will come up behind you and shank you. How do I know this? I’ve done it to people plenty of times and I’ve had it happen to me.

It’s a fun game to play and it can be addicting, especially when you get in a competitive mode and don’t want to take your eyes off the beautiful HD screen. Yet I do find balance and haven’t devoted my entire life to being a champion in the craft of Black Ops. I’ve actually been working on my book and deciding which direction to take the story. Not sure if I want her to have this fairytale ending or be proud knowing that she doesn’t need a man by her side to define her, but it she is still open to the possibility of love. The book is inspired by my dating life and some true events, of course names have been changed( I’m not that cuthroat, only in Black Ops).

For those of you who have been reading my blog, you know that I was in a brief relationship the past month but I had to end it, for reasons in which I don’t entirely feel like discussing. Let’s just say I’m quite content with being single and actually really missed the freedom I had, especially with men. Being single allows me to focus on my writing and fall deeper in love with house music. When I’m writing or relaxing in my room thinking about life, house music is always the soothing soundtrack. It’s always me, myself, and house.

I have the best of both personalities, introvert and extrovert, resulting in a fair balance. I enjoy going out and being in a crowd of people, but I cherish the moments I have alone. Being in a state of soltitude gives me so much joy and the house music creates a world of my own. House music is the soundtrack to my life. I wake up in the morning listening to house, I have it blasting from the Ipod dock while taking a shower, I walk around the house singing fragments of soulful house chants, and I fall asleep to the sounds of soulful house music and lounge music.

Deep House Cat, Deeper Shades of House, and SS Radio UK are my source for deep house tracks that will move your body and soul, even alter your mindstate. Next to God, my family, and writing, house music is something I love with a passion. I go out of my way to study every aspect of it and learn about different artists from around the world. When I feel like I have nobody else outside of my family to understand me, I sit back and relax to the enticing drums, keys, bass, and other resonating segments that make up house music.

There are ingredients that make up house music and I know this for a fact.I once heard it in a house podcast I was listening to and this black guy was speaking in a deep soulful voice. He described the elements that make up house. After further research I found the song on youtube and the rest of the lyrics.

True house music consists of four main ingredients: a cup of spirituality, a tablespoon of love, a dash of togetherness and a pinch of soul penetrative beats. House music has the power to heal, to soothe, to comfort. It’s a music of love, a music from up above. True house music is an instrument of God and if this instrument is used wisely, it can change your soul. This is true house music!

I played this song on repeat for a good week and couldn’t get it out of my head, I didn’t want to. I didn’t want those words to escape my soul. I feel like house music completes a part of my personality, it’s something that I cherish deeply. True houe music, I’m talking that deep soulful pure house, has this astonishing quality of connecting with your soul. When I look at the lyrics from that song, C&M Production "True House Music", I can’t find any fault in the abstract ideas. House music does have the power to heal those who are sad, those in war torn countries, those who are heartbroken, lonely, and missing joy in their life. House music is that feel good music for the soul. Even when there isn’t vocals involved, every beat hits the soul in all the right places, and there is only that one beat that delivers that final KO…the beat that takes your body to dreamland.

True Ingredients of House Music

Mzee ft Candy Nurse – Mahuwelele (Boddhi Satva Mix)

Chic- Chic Mystique ( Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzales Mix)

 My favorite version of this song by The System.

The System- Your In My System (Kerri Chandler Remix)

©Jasmine McGee



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