Don’t shy away when it takes hold of what you think is your “better judgment”. Curiosity is SO very healthy. It can help you find the things you love and will cherish forever more. While on the flip side, curiosity can help you realize those things you thought were “just right” for you, are so far from what you could ever begin to want to handle.
We live life in interesting times now. Fast times, truly fast times. It’s ALL “out there”. Tits and ass. Beefs and brawls.
With that said, where is the tenderness? Where is the intended love behind our public actions?
We are all walking around bumping into each other, acting. When it’s all hanging out and when you’re playing it cool, because that’s what we do now…do you then find happiness, have you?
We can’t continue to numb ourselves. Connection is what makes life beautiful.
Connect with yourself, realize who you are. Experiment with others, be sure it’s done out of love and include a little tenderness.
With respect to sex, whether you like it dirty, soft, with many or with one person, once or many times- please each other or yourself to the fullest extent necessary. Love yourself, love each other with integrity.
Don’t be afraid to let curiosity guide you into those circumstances that help you discover yourself. All while fulfilling the basic rule of mutual respect for life and needs.
Be kinky, be real, be open, be available- mentally – be present- or just be. Above all be curios…it kills that cat in a good way sometimes. ;-}
In 2009, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced the creation of The Holly Prize, a new award made possible by Songmasters as a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly, a SHOF inductee. The Holly Prize will annually recognize and support a new “all-in songwriter “— an exceptionally talented and inspired young musician/singer/songwriter whose work exhibits the qualities of Holly’s music: true, great and original. The Holly Prize is administered and juried by the SongHall, and coincided with Songmasters’ launch of Listen to Me, a multi-media platform celebrating the work of true, great and original music recording artists. Songmasters and Listen To Me are committed to providing great music and to helping the next generation of recording artists develop their talents and make outstanding music. For more information on Songmasters or the Listen to Me series, visit www.songmasters.org
Born in New York City in 1985, singer/songwriter Emily King grew up surrounded by the music of her parents, jazz vocal duo Kim and Marion. By her late teens, she was playing shows in restaurants and venues around New York City including CBGB’S and The Bitter End. In 2004 King had gained the attention of Hitman producer Chucky Thompson, which led to a meeting with famed music mogul Clive Davis, and a recording contract with J Records/Sony Music. Her debut album East Side Story was released in 2007 and later received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album of the year. During that time, King toured with John Legend and Floetry, and opened for Gnarls Barkley, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu among others.
After parting ways with her label in 2008, King continues her work independently. Her follow-up EP “Seven” was recorded in her home and released in July, 2011. She is currently touring in support of it. In October she accepted an invitation from Maroon 5 to be the opening act on their European/Scandinavian tour in late 2011.
King’s carefully crafted compositions are the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals that harbor both an innocence and honesty. A gentle mix of soul, folk and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight to the point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the 1970’s.