Friday, August 31, 2007

Life in a Song 5

Escapemonos...

Even my cybersis simply can’t believe that I don’t own a portable music player...

I’m terrible with technology… I will admit that I am slightly attracted to the idea of carrying my favorite tunes in a place other than my head/ computer… but then it’ll take away valuable time I use to think… write… and life as I know it might cease to exist…

But this post isn't about my lack of music-technology-knowledge... it's about the beautiful Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony ballad ‘Escapemonos’

Like its title suggests, the song is entirely in Spanish, a language I speak nothing of. Granted I used to have a Spanish housemate Vanessa, and she introduced me to guacamole, Latin dancing and Tony who simply couldn’t understand how I could not be interested in him despite the fact that he was funny, handsome, intelligent, extremely wealthy, completely disregarding the fact that he was 4 inches shorter than me (without heels…. Um no thanks)

But I digress…

Escapemonos is a beautiful song… I can’t say anything about the lyrics cos I don’t know what they mean… and I lost Vanessas number along with my old phone…

–But I can say something about the emotion in their voices…

Marc Anthony’s voice is as haunting as Jennifer’s is sweet
His voice asks the questions… and hers provides the answers…

There’s something about foreign language ballads that just make me feel as though we feel deeper, love harder… something about them suggests there’s no alternative...

A big Jennifer Lopez fan, I’m one of the people who actually got her Rebirth album and know every single cut on it… find it beautiful and heartfelt…

I’m also of the opinion that she sings better in Spanish… and even better when she sings with Marc… it’s as though he sees the her that nobody else does…

There’s a simmering fire in her voice… as though she’s finally found home and a level of comfort she never had…

Escapemonos is like the Spanish answer to the Italian ‘Somos Novious’ by Andrea Bocelli and Christina Aguilera… a gorgeous song that tells heart-truths… of loves lost and love found.

The emotion in this song is so strong it’s almost tangible…

It’s a song I imagine “So you think you can dance’s” Mia Michaels would choreograph and bring tears to my eyes like she did with the contemporary piece Ivan and that other girl danced to... or the one Heidi and Travis did to the Celine Dion song.

To be able to listen to this song on the move... I might actually purchase a bloody Ipod... hopefully it doesn't go the way of the 9 cellphones that I've used in the past 2 years...

Escapemonos.........

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

im first? nooo waaaay...

Fatoumatta said...

ya she show does sing better in spanish...was it that same song they sang at an MTV awards that noone knew wht the whole song or bed scence was all bout...u knw he not just see's wht noone see's in her but he also made her wht noone cld make her,i think they the perfect match,he has been in love with her for too long,is like they were meant to be,but took her too long to see....they the BEST hollywood coubles to me....

Nyemoni said...

Another Life in a song post...Yay! have a nice weekend..

cinnamonqueen said...

I love your life in a song posts. Another great one and a lovely tribute to an enchanting song. Recently, the other half introduced me to another Marc Anthony song that's just as romantic as well. I'll find out the name for you. He's already used it to present the slideshow for a wedding he shot recently. :)

ChiefO said...

life is a song, and i sure would sing. would you?

Zephi said...

ita been a longtime coming...where have you been?

unlike you, I am technology savy cos its my field...I itch to get the latest.....
Ipod gets tiring after a while and those damn ear phones that keep falling out of my esr.
like you said this gadgets can be distracting and suck you in....Nowadays we hardly have time to use our heads anymore

Jennifer said...

You need to get yourself an mp3 player you can buy one for 20 dollars nowadays, I can't live without my ipod hahaha

Aijay said...

Love this post.
I also don't speak a word of spanish. I just twist my tongue in a bid to sing along. Lol.
I'm a HUGE Jennifer Lopez fan, u have no idea.
Some people think she's overrated but the truth is she's remarkably succesful.
It's amazing how she worked her way to the top in her career & even as a business woman.
I really liked her 1st hubby Ojani but Marc has proven to be her best partner, ehm....so far. Lol.
Let's hope it lasts.

Beautifully Human said...

definitely feel you on the ipod thing- I'm a technophobe myself and must be the only person on the planet still using a cd player! lol
yep I agree JLo sounds better when she's singing in spanish; the only album of hers I have is her spanish one. Come to think of it, I think the above mentioned song is on it; cant remember how it goes, I better go listen to it...

catwalq said...

I am sorry, i don't do anything Jlo. I made the stupid mistake of purchasing her fragrance...you know, when she had only one. Why did I start attracting cats like a mofo. I swear, I smelt like some animal pee...
Spanish music;
go on you tube and check out DUELE by JEAN, ABRAZAME by I-cannot-remember and ERES PARA MI by JULIETTA VEGAS. Oh, and IMPACTO by Daddy Yankee and CAN'T STOP by OZOMATLI....

Azumi♥ said...

Buy an ipod! buy an ipod!!!

nice post . . . .

Soul said...

the day you buy an ipod is the day I divorce you!.
No to pods, death to pods..
long live the MP3 player.
there are better options.....

Anonymous said...

I'm rolling my eyes. I cannot abide Jennifer Lopez as a singer. And it may seem that I can abide the thought of her singing in Spanish even less. Singing in Spanish with Marc Anthony [Le Vampire]? Somebody must have it in for me.

He used to be good but now, he's just Mr Lopez.

And what was all that crap about being JLo believing she was the reincarnation of some dead Spanish singer? What was her name again?

Ah! Nwanne mmadu! I thought we liked the same things?



Ide [Too damn lazy to sign in].

femme said...

not a big jlo fan but love some spanish songs esp by nat king cole.
cachito cachito, cachito mio!
watever!

SET said...

THEY HAVE GOOD CHEMISTRY. I HAVE NOT HEARD THE REBIRTH CD, HEARD IT WAS GOOD BUT THE RADIO DIDN'T DO IT JUSTICE. I MAY TRY SNIPPETS AND SEE.

יש (Yosh) said...

9phones in two yrs? :-o

I love J-Lo...'s....hips....and some of her songs! :) She's good sha, sometimes! :D

On the side: I do Bebel Gilberto, Maná, Manu Chao!

Uzo said...

I dig Jlo a lot. Loved her rebirth cd. Love Marc Anthony...Ah my dear...You hit this one..On point

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Anonymous: Yes oh you’re first… whats your poison? Cheesecake or cranberry vodkas… please don’t tell me both… I’m a bit low on funds right now… lol

Fatoumatta: it was escapemonos that they did at the awards show…. Most people didn’t get it cos it was in Spanish and they’d never heard the song before but I loved it… ahhh…. They are perfect together I agree… it’s in their music when you listen… hope you had a great weekend Fo

Nyemoni: lol.. yes another life in a song post… it wasn’t until I wrote it that I realized I hadn’t done one in like 2 months…. Mummy Sundays I haven’t written in sooo long it’s not even funny…I’ve been out of it in that regard but maybe I’ll write on this week(or next…. Or next next… lol)

Cinnamon queen: thanks gorgeous…. I absolutely adore that song… oh I wanna hear the Marc Anthony song… please find out what it’s called… that man is just walking passion… his voice is just sooo beautiful… of all the ‘Spanish male imports’…. I think I like him the most… ok Julio Iglesias is awesome as well…. But I wont make this a ‘life in a battle’ response so hey… they both rock… lol.

Cheifo: lol…. Oh I’m singing every single day of my life… somedays it’s a happy song… some days it’s a bit more mellow… but you can bet I’m singing…

Zephi my sister: ahhhh this babe I have a lot to learn from you oh… as in I still don’t even really know how to use excel… I suck at most technology related things… actually make that all… this extends to almost every part of my life… I don’t even really know how to use a curling iron… which is where my tons of friends come in handy… lol. I’m gonna look into getting a music player in the next week… cos I want to listen to Feist on the go and that plain white tees song hey there Delilah is perfection… I love it so much I wanna make out with it… lol I’m just kidding… how you doing gorgeous… had a great weekend I hope?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Jennifer: lol… I’ll get one before the week runs out… I’ve put it off long enough and at least I have you guys to tell me how to use it… the ipod can hold more music than the mp3 right? I’ll get the one with more storage cos I’ll definitely need it..

Aijay: lmao… I don’t think I’ve ever attempted to sing along to this one yet… but I know the lyrics… lmao… you just gave me an idea… I’ll try to sing it to myself… I’ll probably bite my tongue as well in attempts to try to make it sound authentic… I think you should youtube ‘somos novious’ its one of the mosst beautiful love songs there is… I might do a life in a song for it(next stop… oliver d coque’s nnukwu mmanwu… lmao) I LOVE Jennifer Lopez… her passion for life…. Her fashion sense, booty and her man… haha… I admire her determination to follow her dreams no matter what anybody says… some of her j.lo shoes aren’t half bad either…

Beautifully Human: mami… long time no speak… how you doing? Lmao… my dear you even use cd player oh… me as I dey so… I stopped after cassettes oh… I think people did buy me the cd thingies but I messed them up or someone took em… something jare… J.lo rockssssssss

Catwalq: babe you’re missing out oh… her music is good fun… haha@buying the fragrance I think it was the first one glow… I didn’t like the way it smelt… I bought the second one… I even forget what it’s called… it was good initially but about 2/3 weeks in.. it converted to that pissy smell like that… I actually put it on… I didn’t think something smelt right… I didn’t know it was me and my perfume… lol… thank God my best friend was there and quickly told me to change kia kia… I’ll youtube those people… I think I know julietta vegas .. daddy yankee I adore… how was your weekend my angel?

Azumi: lol… I will ohhhhhhh…. before the week runs out… I just know I’m gonna lose it though…

Anonymous said...

have you heard the remix of delialah...its fire...Id find it on you tube and send it you.my weekend went well...it is a rather long weekend in the states this time so yeah


zephi

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Soul: you don’t like ipods? Why now? Abi you’re one of the people with a terrible story to tell about the ipod you had to exchange 4 times? Lmao…

Ide nwanyi oma: I love j.lo oh… her songs are very fun… I bet you’re gonna tell me you can’t stand Britney spears as well… lol… my music taste is a bit odd jare… I listen to a little bit of everything… I love Britney spears as well as Sade, T-pain as well as Jim Cuddy… that kind of thing jare… ahhh its not that bad oh… ide… they’re good together oh… you listen to this song abi you just already hate the sound of it now…. Oh the ummm whats her name lady that she did a movie as? I think selena… it was just a movie oh.. ide you’re beginning to mix tv with reality oh… you don drink your coffee today? Lol… nne bikokwa emerem kam ga blog gi but okwerom but biko menu nwanne accept na ime ya… ka I divorce gom?

Femme: nat king cole has Spanish songs? Wowwwwwww thanks for the info… I’m soo checking that out… love Nat King Cole… can’t waittttttttttt… see why I adore you…

Set: The Rebirth cd is really heartfelt… really fun… I love it a lot.. step into my world is probably my favourite track… I can’t believe this is me is another.. actually I like everything on the track… the ones she released aren’t as good as the others on it… I did love get right though…

Yosh: lol… yup… I am HORRIBLE with phones… the ones that got flushed, the ones that smashed… the ones I lost… I don’t even wanna get into it…. I’m on my 4th phone this year and it’s only September… God help me seriously…. Lol… so I’m talking music you’re busy telling me about your love for hips ehn… my blog backbone.. you’re something oh… I’ll check bebel and the other… how you doing sweetie?

Uzo my sweet pineapple: you see why me and you get along ehn… you sabi better thing… her rebirth album was largely slept on but it was really good… I loved every single song on it… cherry pie, whatever you wanna do… step into my world are my favourites… Marc Anthony is just the shiz… I’m glad you like em as well…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Zephi: oh my gosh I haven’t heard the remix… but I love that song so much I can’t even stand it… lol. Abeg send it oh… I wonder who’s in the remix… it’s a long weekend in Canada as well so we’re just enjoying ourselves and letting the good times roll although I still cant believe it’s already September. My weekend was fun… very fun… the best part is.. its not even done yet… lol… why am I about to eat the wickedest rice and peas right now though… my friend made it for me and some seriously fantastic chicken… chai I dey enjoy oh…