Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am so thrilled to read your posts and listen to your songs every day. Thanks so much for taking part. I feel honoured!
We have arrived! The time travel is over and we can share a love song from 2019. Well, I am cheating! I share one that was released in November 2018 but I haven’t heard it until January 2019 so I guess it counts 😉
It is Miley Cyrus singing a Mark Ronson song “Nothing Breaks like a Heart”. When I heard it first I thought: “What the …” but it grew on me fast. Especially when I saw her standing on those blocks with the car behind her. I think that is a brilliant picture.
I also think the lyrics have a point. Nothing does break like a heart! We all probably experienced it many times over in our life. I would add though that nothing heals like a heart too. Hearts are resilient, creative and very very strong in my opinion. They might choose strange and sometimes unhealthy ways of surviving but surviving they do all the same.
It’s not that I am a particular fan of Miley Cyrus but I believe she is a great artist. It’s not easy to grow up in the shadow of a famous father and godmother and I can imagine that her more outrageous phase around 2013 was a belated teenage outrage to find her own style. She is a great singer and songwriter though and I like several of her songs.
I don’t know much about Mark Ronson. He did work with Amy Winehouse and I think these are pretty much the only songs I know by him. This song though has captured me somehow probably because of Cyrus’s darker voice her way of giving the song an edge. I like that. But now enough words. Here you go:
Video source & credit: Mark Ronson via YouTube
Love Is In Da Blog Music Prompt for February 18th
In my explanation for what “Love Is In Da Blog” stands for I often write it is about “Love in all its shapes and forms”. There is love for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, between men and women, men and men and women and women and many more shapes that is too much for us to count.
For me, it is important also to be open-minded and to make others aware of the issues that LGBT is facing and whatever else there is attached nowadays (I know this is probably not politically correct but hey I only know so much my dears…). That is why I chose
“A Queer Love Song”
as prompt for our posts on February 18th.
According to Wikipedia “Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or cisgender. Originally meaning “strange” or “peculiar”, queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century. Beginning in the late 1980s, queer activists, such as the members of Queer Nation, began to reclaim the word as a deliberately provocative and politically radical alternative to the more assimilationist branches of the LGBT community.…”
Please feel free to post about other forms of love if this topic is uncomfortable for you. That is perfectly fine. But I would be grateful if you feel you could challenge yourself to have a look into this topic.
And to remind ourselves how to take part:
“Love Is In Da Blog” Rules/suggestions
- Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
- Send us the link! The ping-back option does not always work so please leave a link in the comments of the post on the day you take part.
- Tag your post either with “Love Is In Da Blog” or “LoIsInDaBl” or “Love Is In Da Blog 19” or #LoIsInDaBl19. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
- No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
- I post the prompt post the day before which is connected with the music for that day so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There won’t be two different posts and I hope it’s not too confusing.
- If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.
- Find the prompt list for the whole month here in this introduction post at the end
share a queer
and have lots of fun