All My Crushes…

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The eclectic taste that I have in things stretches to the domain of music as well and I have my late dad to thank for nurturing my mind with the plethora of sounds of music from different artists that floated through our home and seeped into my young veins.

I like music from all the artists enumerated below including the legend, David Bowie, may he rest in peace.

However, my young heart was completely enamoured by the Jackson 5’s and a little later just Michael Jackson. Me and my siblings danced to their beats and attempted all manners of moves that I cannot dare try now, for want of not breaking my legs.

As I got older, Boyz II Men became a teenage crush, though MJ still retained a special place.

Though there is an artist whose songs haunt my life a lot of times and that is the legendary Mama Africa ‘Miriam Makeba.’ There is something in some of her renditions that simply has me curling up and in bitter-sweet tears.

Till today, dancing ‘just because‘ still remains one of my biggest ways of relaxing, of laughing and I am known to lapse into singing – more like warbling tunes, when I am upset too.

It has a way of calming me down and I think my husband recognizes this as well. Once he annoys me and I start singing, he knows that I am deeply pained and my way of riding through it, is either to write it out, sing away the pain or dance to the beats.

You cannot sing or dance and remain angry because Music is simply laughter for the Soul as long as it is not filled with hate and abusive words.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post promptΒ Teen Age Idol.

Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?

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31 thoughts on “All My Crushes…

  1. I agree indeed. In fact, I listen to all music. Music is one of the ways that God uses to revive my spirit and thrust with passion. I use it for everything. :0))

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  2. Love it! So many types of music out there and I love most of them! The only ones I have a problem with is something derogatory — but anything else, I try to keep an open mind and have found I have pretty eclectic tastes. I can picture you grooving to MJ :0

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  3. Oh no! I feel like I’m living under a rock. Only now do I hear of David Bowie’s passing. May he rest in peace.

    We must have grown up in the same decade because all the music you mentioned I used to dance to as a teenager. I even had a song book where I wrote the lyrics after careful and repeated listening so that I can sing along…lol.

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    • You did the lyric writing too πŸ™‚ Oh my word! We rewound the tapes so many times to get the words down and sing along. What a lovely time we had Khaya. It’s quite a shame about Bowie’s death. It felt like a slap on the face when I turned to CNN and heard the news.

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  4. I remember when we read about Miriam Makeba at school, she was one of the women from Africa (continent) that even if I do not remember details, I can recall name. I need to revisit her works. Now for me I idolize Justin Timberlake from N’SYNC, I still get butterflies hearing him sing today. Brandy was another artist, I loved her voice (and still do), a voice which gives me chills.

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