Let’s get a little funky for the weekend shall we. X

A fabulous little mix of some of the loveliest upbeat soulful funk.

So much soul ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŽถ it always lifts my vibrations.

With the brilliant Betty Write, Jean Knight, Rufus Thomas, the Isley Brother.

Funky Nassau and Since you’ve been gone, are stillr two of those songs that I can get lost in no matter how often I hear them, I never get tired of hearing them.

So we can add them to my pile of most loved songs.

Hope the week treated you kindly and that the weekend does too.

All my Love, Big Heart. xxx

All the Playlists to live here in one big happy easy to find family. X

Here

Soft latin Mini Playlist 2 THAT WORKS ! OOPS : )

Here by Request more lovely Latin music old and new. Do let me know if there is anything you are especially loving and i can always see what i can do for you. So basically… i do requests ; )

Big Love and light to you all. X

Wishing you a wonderful wednesday errrr thursday.

With the first one

Happy days.

x

Jimi, Jimi, Jimi… I Needed a bit of this today, hope you do too.x well yesterday if I could sort my posting out…oops๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒป

 

The first album I ever had was Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland. I was  when I was only 7 years old and what I know now was probably the beginning of my passion for music.

The reason I say had, is because I do mean had.  Previously my big brother actually HAD it… and then he didn’t and I had somehow liberated it from him ; ).  Though if he had been bothered i’m sure he would have fought me for it. It wasn’t as if he didn’t hear me playing it from then on constantly. 

As soon as I heard it I was hooked. It felt like he was expressing it all for me.

Have you ever felt that when you hear music or a band that just feels like you/me? As though it were a part of you already? A known quantity, that just needed to come home. That when you hear it it makes perfect sense, like somehow they speak for you? Or is it just me? 

There are many, many incredible guitarists that I also love with a passion in their own way, each brilliant, each unique. But still no one plays it like Jimi. x

What was the first album you had?…. and bought yourself? lol

The first 2 that i bought for myself after Jimi, with my own money that is, was Randy Crawford and Michael Jackson, Off the Wall

 

And a lovely light reggae version that i have only just found…x
 

Soft, sexy Latin mini playlist. For the soul, the blood and the week ๐Ÿ’œ with love.

So sorry about all the posting, not posting, sharing, not sharing malarkey. I have been trying to add Instagram and twitter which seems to have unfortunately made all the difference. So lets hope I have it now. Sometimes too i check the draft preview, which looks pukka only to find later that it has morphed into a series of unsightly links… oops.

Originally i was trying only 3 platforms and posting different things to all. Now i realise what with kids, holidays, dog, life, trying to write more and work it was turning into a pressure rather than a pleasure which wont do.

Then a blogging friend advised i would really need Instagram and twit twit Twitter too. So now i do, I am, and i will. Only now it is we five, I can’t now post differently to all and have a life too, which is the bad news.

The good news, on the other hand, is that you can now choose your favourite platform so no need to fumble about in places you are unfamiliar, like i have been doing. And i have more time to find you all that juicy music etc which is what really feeds my soul, and brings me joy.

Hope these ever changing plans are to you liking… lets see shall we. x

Here is a bit of everything from Afro Cubism, to Bebel Gilberto and Quantic to another glorious heart wrenching Lhasa De Sela song, plus a little Buena Vista Social Club thrown in for good measure. Enjoy โค

Love and light you gorgeous lot.xxx

No Mistakes only teachers, Our second Month done, so here is your fab 2nd months Playlist.

We made it, we are 2 months old today!

Well sorta kinda but what that does mean is that our Month 2 Playlist is ready, Yay!! I found out that some of you are having trouble finding me on Spotify and all the playlists. Apologies… baby steps anโ€™ all.

So I thought I would post all of the playlists so far over the next week, to make sure you can access them all easily. I hope you can feel them all, let me know if you still canโ€™t.

Secondly I want to reiterate my thanks, as always, to all fellow big hearts with us on our journey.  If you have just joined us, Helloo and a huge welcome to all.

Over the last two months I have learnt an unbelievable amount in such a relatively short time. Though it goes without saying undoubtably, infinitely more to follow.

A special thanks to all those wonderful people and blogs that I am learning from daily. You truly are a wealth of information, so big gratitude to you all. Including each and every one of the phenomenal amount of mistakes I have made. I am grateful for them all. Each one has taught me something new.

So I now officially, out loud, on line and most importantly in my head choose to rename each mistake a lesson. No longer will I let the weight of so called failure tired me out or hold me back.

All former chinks in my burdensome chain of shame and guilt around my neck gone.

Past, present and future ones too.

Let me tell you the relief of shedding that weight is incalculable. The good it has done me not to carry that shit around with me any more is immense.

Just put those bags down. We don’t need to carry any of that. It does not serve us or our higher good.

At some point in our lives we have to realise that being kind to oneself is not an addition, nor merely a suggestion for our well being. It is in fact essential for us all to thrive and not just survive, free ourselves from unhealthy beliefs. Often set in place when we are children, at a very young age. Then never questioned again. So really we are living with rules set in place by a child.

Time to look and re evaluate them all now as adults now we know so much more. Like an update… an Us 2.0

That self love, self care and self confidence (not arrogance and ego) are imperative to our wellbeing. Which follows therefore in our best interests as a species.

We must stop the negative self talk and castigation over things that are neither bad or wrong.  Not us failing or falling off our path, just the inevitable bends in the road of us on our path.

Not erring, but learning.

Not fault, not blame, nor shame.

No mistakes, only teachers.

What do you think?

Is it time for a software update\ reboot?

Something worth thinking about at least perhaps?

So once again thank you to all for your kindness, support, and info. Truly, literally and figuratively I could not do this without you.

Please do feel free to share away, lets see if we can’t create a giant community of fellow big hearts.

Feel it, Love it, Share it.

Big Love and light to all

x