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Jamie Foxx Sings The Brady Bunch Theme Song

I bet you never thought the Brady Bunch theme song could be sexy. If that’s what you thought or if the thought never crossed your mind you need to see this video. This is an old video however there are lots of people I know who have not seen it. I have always known how talented Jamie is but this is just great. You have to watch the whole thing. Jamie sings the theme in his voice then in Babyface, Luther Vandross and lastly Prince.

Jamie Foxx takes the theme song and sings it in such a way that he says you could actually make love to. I don’t know about all that but it is the best theme song I have ever heard. Please let me know what you think.

It’s time for another guest post! The month of March brings to us Ava Aston. Ava’s blog is Recording Artist Ava Aston’s Blog. I asked Ava to guest post for me because I knew she could add a new voice, already being someone who was in the public spotlight. She has commented here many times but in case you have yet to visit her blog, I invite you to do so now — oh, and come back Saturday, March 5th to read her post!

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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

This post was inspired by a poem I read called Cannot Fly. When I read the poem I started thinking about how much pain and sorrow there is in the world and how we usually try to box ourselves into our comfy little world and think everything else is fine. Well when even one person is hurting, everything else is not fine. Sometimes we box our self into a very uncomfortable world.

I have been very fortunate to know lots of girls/women in my life. Some were short, some were tall. Some were rich and some poor. Some were very smart and some not so much. Some were thin and some were heavy. They were Black and White, Yellow, Brown and Red. Despite their differences they most likely had one thing in common; unhappiness or a lack of self esteem that they hid from all but a few. Some of these girls were burdened with carrying a heavy load and left unchecked turn into baggage that gets carried around and infests every aspect of their lives, but especially in their marriages.

I sit here writing this post because I deeply care. I genuinely care about people. People I know and those I don’t and here on this blog where I am ‘kind of” getting to know people. I am not a Mother Teresa, a Martin Luther King or someone like that but I do sympathize and can empathize with a lot of people in their different situations.

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I have met some truly lovely, gorgeous, sexy women and some of them actually believe they are ugly. In their eyes they are and nobody can convince them differently. Why is that? The only truly ugly women that I know are only ugly because of their personality. They are mean, abrasive, brassy, know-it-all, think too highly of them self women. And who knows why they act the way they do, but they are not ugly looking. Simply ugly acting.

I have met women who have been molested or raped and some, most often by relatives. Some times it was over the course of years and for some just a one time torment. Regardless, they are survivors! Some things are not meant for children and sex is one of them. It’s not meant for children with other children and definitely not meant for children with adults. I’m not a religious person but I am beginning to understand the logic behind God’s demand for Christians to wait until marriage and then only between their own spouse. On a side note, ever since April (my wife) was ill for so long, I have begun looking into learning more about God.

Speaking with my sister Terri, I learned that so many females struggle not only with the way they look, but their weight specifically. Of course that might seem obvious to most people but I didn’t know to what extent. I was shocked to learn that it was common practice for her and her friends to take diet pills on a regular basis to curb their appetites. We are talking about girls who are either by government standards are the right weight for their height or who even weigh less than they should. My sister’s friends had no reason to take diet pills. But it was their perception that mattered, not the truth.

There are girls who are anorexic, or obese and over weight. Food is both friend and enemy. For some being overweight is just a fact of life and should they decided they want to lose weight, they could. For others food is a drug like alcohol and is used to comfort them or help them escape some deeper issue. Hollywood and Wall Street make things even more difficult by only showing one type of female. Young rich and thin. That is not reality…

Forgive me please. I could go on with much much more, but the longer a post is, the less likely it will get read in it’s entirety. I’m pretty sure you know every kind of girl mentioned in this post and for every one you know, there are those that behind closed doors suffer as well and you would never know. Love heals a multitude of problems. Find somebody you love and get to know them better. Talk with someone you don’t know (safely), and get to know them. Peel back the layers of people’s lives. Get to really know someone. Get them to open up. Open yourself up to someone. Get down and dirty. Dig into the dirt of peoples lives. Make them open up. You just might save a life.

I don’t mean that someone is thinking of committing suicide. I mean that there are people walking around everyday that are dead inside. They feel they have nothing to live for. They live destructive lives and pass that destructive behavior onto their daughters. It becomes a vicious cycle. Women are grandmothers in their twenties because their daughter who they had when they were a teenager, had a baby in her teens. Sometimes the cycle may never be broken. Sometimes it won’t be broken because you did nothing…

Ladies, life is too short. Girls are hurting and they are the backbone of society. They are the ones who will be raising the men of society. They are the ones marrying the men of our society. It is of the utmost importance to have the women of a society as mentally and physically healthy as possible.

Men. Love your daughters. Love your girlfriends or your wives. Love your sisters and most importantly your mothers. If you don’t have one or any of those find someone elses and show love to them (NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S WIFE). Don’t tell someone I told you to go have an affair with somebody’s wife. That is not what I am saying. And it may seem corny or simplistic to you or even for you, out of character; but love really is the answer.

A pretty woman or a cute girl can turn my head sometimes but a woman with true inner beauty can turn my heart every time.
~ Tom Baker

Why did I choose Prince’s The Most Beautiful Girl In The World? I recall watching the video and women of every background and shape were a part of the video. Prince is known for having the likes of Sheila E., Apollonia and Vanity hanging onto him. I wasn’t even aware that someone like Prince knew that women came in all shapes and sizes. He impressed me and I had a new found respect for the man and not just the musician. Every woman can be beautiful but it is the inward beauty that is most important. Their outward appearance is less important. It’s like the crust that kids peel off their slice of bread to get to the good part.

Fellows, let every woman you encounter be your favorite work of art. Women. Learn to love yourself and watch your world and the whole world change.

The woman who wrote the poem is Cherlyn (that’s C-h-e-r-l-y-n) Cochrane. You can find out more about Cherlyn by visiting her blog, Over A Cup Of Coffee and coming back here on September 4, 2010 as she will be the guest blogger.

Of course this post is just as apropos for males as it is for females. I don’t want to exclude the problems men face although nobody made a song for men like Prince did for women. Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world? Ladies you already are!

Photo Credit: Natalia Łowicka, Poem Credit: Cherlyn Cochrane

Please share this with someone, anyone. I don’t usually beg, however if you think someone might benefit from the reading of this post, I beg you to share it on any social network you are a part of. Please comment as well, positive or negative. Thanks for reading.

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Open Letter: Dear Sony Entertainment

Have you ever want to tell someone something yet you just couldn’t bring yourself to say it to their face? Well this is my place I do just that. Perhaps its too late and they happen to be deceased already. Maybe because the odds of me meeting a celebrity are few and far between or maybe the people I’d like to communicate with are out of reach for whatever reason. There are many reasons for starting this series and as it evolves maybe I’ll figure it out and you can help. For me, I guess right now its a little bit of fun and a little folly but this and the first one I did for my parents are serious ones.

Dear Sony, Epic Records,

RE: Michael Jackson

The greatest entertainer in the history of history has passed and he was contracted to your company and your record label. Mr. Michael Jackson needs to be honored in a way befitting his stature. I submit to you a list of songs and artists that I and a few family members friends and friends from the blogging community agree would make a great tribute album to Michael.

I don’t know what you are planning. I don’t know if you plan to find unreleased material and release that first or release songs from his memorial service, however, what I do know is the compiled list below is something a few hundred people or so who have seen it, would like to see come to fruition in your recording studios. We request humbly that you, the powers that be at Sony please do whatever it takes to bring this project together.  In your own words from your website, “Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

TRIBUTE
Much Love To Michael Jackson

The Lady In My Life – Ne Yo
Billie Jean – David Cook
The Way You Make Me Feel – Justin Timberlake
Break of Dawn – Charisse
Heal The World – Yolanda Adams
Bad – Jamie Foxx
The Girl Is Mine – Chris Brown and Usher
Gone Too Soon – Janet Jackson
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Maroon Five
Human Nature – Lee Ritenour
Man In The Mirror – Prince
Stranger In Moscow – Michael Bublé
Farewell My Summer Love – Carrie Underwood
Beat It – Sam Tsui with Slash
Medley – The Jacksons

Thanks and thanks for your consideration. Tom Baker and company

I actually sent this letter. If you would like to send your own version of this letter to Sony, Epic Records here is the address.

Epic Records
550 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022-3211
Phone: 212-833-8000
Fax: 212-833-4818

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