Friday, July 25, 2008

Flashback Friday – Mary J. Blige and David Gregory are "Just Fine"

When I walked out of the Comune the other day with my Carta d'Identita I felt like busting out with this song.

The card doesn't expire for 10 years. If I move to a new apartment I will have to update my card but it won't be the same drama as getting my residency. I cannot tell you how happy I was to get this process done with!

I know it's shocking to have a Flashback of something from this century, ha, but this is a song that played non-stop on my iPod when I moved here three months ago. I love Mary J. She has come a long way since the days of threatening to beat up Veronica Webb because she didn't like the interview questions Veronica was asking for VIBE.

Her voice can be raw at times but I like that she isn't a studio creation like some other singers out there. When Mary is singing I FEEL what she is talking about. You know she is singing from the heart. I don't watch the GRAMMYS anymore but the last time I watched them she sang NO MORE DRAMA. She brought the house down.

The lyrics to this song are deep.

Check out David Gregory busting a move. Who knew?!

Have a great weekend.

17 comments:

Milanese Masala said...

I almost started dancing in the office while watching the video. But I'm no David Gregory. Btw, who is he? He's got the moves!
p.s. Did you get my email the other day?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love this song and I LOVE Mary J. She's an extraordinary woman and talent. I play No Drama frequently.

Roam2Rome said...

I definitely love Mary J. Especially after hearing her narrate her life story, everything she's had to overcome, and her road to success. Very cool.

Congrats on getting your paperwork done and have a good week-end!

glamah16 said...

I love Mary J. I can zone out in my own little world and sing along with her.I hope she continues on this positive upswing.

ninety9 said...

I love Mary, past, present, and future. Am loving that David Gregory can get down and doesn't care who knows it. "Just Fine" is a great song but I would have to say my favorite song is "Everything" from the "Share My World" album. Thank you for this post!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

milanese - yes I did! I will def. let you know if I make it to Milano soon. David Gregory is a senior correspondent for NBC news in the States.

jen - I wore out "The Breakthrough", the CD before this one, and I still play "What's the 411". I'm a big fan.

roam2rome - thank you!

glamah16 - I hope so too. She has been through a lot.

ninety9 - That is one of my fav. MJB albums.

Anonymous said...

Hahhhhaaah...I LOVE David Gregory. Love him. The man can DANCE! And I truly love this song.

LeLe G said...

Did I see him spin????

Move over Anderson C. and TJ Holmes, I have a new crush.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anon - yes he can. I love that he was just off in the corner grooving. Clearly he is comfortable in his own skin.

lele - ha I know! That spin rolled me. Go on David with your bad self.

Anonymous said...

mary is marvellous
lol at david gregory (who is him?)

PS i'm the one that asked about the beach in the pic

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anon - I answered your question on the Testaccio post.

David Gregory is a journalist in the States for one of the major networks.

Rose in Cali said...

Congrats on getting your Carta d'Identita! I hope you celebrated with some prosecco.

I watch this video over and over again just to see DG do his backstage groovin'. Who knew, indeed!

Stefanaccio said...

Excellent site. Complimenti!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

rose in cali - thank you. I met Shelley for a mojito!

Maybe DG should do the show dancing with the stars.
:)

stefanaccio - grazie mille.

sfashionista said...

ha! arlene, we are so alike, it's scary. why did i see this mary j appearance on the today show live when it aired and i have been addicted to it ever since? david gregory definitely jumped up a notch in my book. is it me or is he gah-rooooving?!?

kiss-kiss!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ciao SWK, yes my man is grooving. I like his light spin move. haha

xo

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

that should be "little" spin move.