Friday, January 09, 2009

Flashback Friday – Jill Scott - "Golden"

It's a new year and an important one (more on that next week).

Jill Scott is one of my favorite artists and it's a shame "singers" with less talent top the charts. Some younger people are discovering Jill from Grand Theft Auto 4 of all places. Good for her.

If you're a Jill Scott fan, was/is your favorite song? I also like "He's Loves Me", "Hate on Me" and "The Way".

Anyway this is one of my anthems for '09. No matter what happens this year, I'm going to live my life like it's golden.

Have a great weekend.


'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

Hey that was great! I've never heard of Jill Scott before but I loved it.
Thanks for bringing a little bit of golden into my life on this cold rainy morning. Have a great weekend. amanda

joanne at frutto della passione said...

Jill Scott is new to me too,unfortunately youth is not my excuse! Have a great weekend.

Skywalker said...

Loves it!

Thanks for the reminder. I forget that optimism should be my mantra.

Plus...I'm totally visiting Italy now (thanks to your blog)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

amanda - thanks you too. She is going to star in a series for the BBC so that might increase her profile in the U.K.

joanne - ha, well you do live aboard and there are many folks in the States who don't know her. Have a good one.

skywalker - oh good luck with planning your trip. Have you narrowed down which region? For such a small country, there is a lot to see.

Gypsygirl said...


You are absolutely right. It starts with us being golden to ourselves. Do you girl, only you know how.

Brandi said...

Oh I'm totally feeling Golden. And when I'm a little ticked off, Definitely hate on me. When I'm feeling lovely dovey, I always play whatever.
I hope her new BBC series gets picked up by BBC America.

we are never full said...

golden is such a great song. i remember last summer when we were on our honeymoon for 3 weeks in your neck of the woods and we were in alessadria (???spelling) - don't ask we had to spend a night there but had the best time - and we were sipping drinks at this bar and golden came on. i'd been away from home and hearing crap radio for week that that song just sounded SOOOO good. we were singing it on the top of our lungs.

my favorite song, though, is summer spring feeling. it just makes me happy.

but jilly from philly is a major fave here...

Anonymous said...

You have a great weekend yourself!
Hey, you know that you can watch all of Season 2 on iTunes. I can hardly wait for season three.

Ciao Bella!


Idara said...

Jill is such a phenomenal talent- her work truly rings of authenticity and heart. She literally could be singing the phone book and it still would be off the hook- happy new year!

BigCNYC said...

On Jill's first album, track 44, she has a remix of "Love Rain," which I used to sing as if I had wrote the song myself. This I did for pure music pleasure but when I need Jill to lift me up, I play "Gotta Get Up (Another Day)." And when I need her to take me completely away, I turn up the volume on "You Got Me" from the Dave Chappelle Block Party soundtrack. Jill sings the original hook but she does it half possessed, half composed.

Tracie B. said...

I'm taking my freedom,
Pulling it off the shelf,
Putting it on my chain,
Wear it around my neck,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my car,
Wherever I choose to go,
It will take me far,

I'm livin' my life like it's golden
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X3]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden,
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X4]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden,

I'm taking my own freedom
Putting it in my song,
Singing loud and strong,
Grooving all day long,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my stroll,
I'll be high-steppin' y'all,
Letting the joy unfold,

I'm holding on to my freedom,
Can't take it from me,
I was born into it,
It comes naturally,
I'm strumming my own freedom,
Playing the god in me,
Representing his glory,
Hope he's proud of me,

I'm living my life like its golden, golden, golden, golden, golden, golden,

Livin' my life like it's golden,
It really matters to me, Ohhh

SDG said...

Love Jillie from Phillie. "Long Walk" is definitely one of my favorites. I also dig "Love Rain" w/The Mighty Mos Def. Dynamic Duo.

A Simple Lifestyle

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gypsygirl - I'm trying. :)

brandi - I hope so too. I read the script and really liked it. She's perfect for that role.

we are never full - that sounds like a perfect day. I was going to say I can't wait until summer but then I remember how I melted in August. ha. I'll take a nice long spring instead.

felicia - I have to check iTunes Italia to see if they have it. If not it's okay. It's airing here now on cable.

idara - I agree. When she sings you can feel the emotion. Her voice is amazing.

bigcnyc - I love that track (number 44) and I really need to download the Blockparty soundtrack from iTunes. "You Got Me" is one of my songs.

tracie b - thanks for posting the lyrics. I'll have to remember them during rough patches.

sdg - they are a dynamic duo. I hope both of them will continue to act. They are so talented.

Black and (a)Broad said...

"Do You Remember me", "Gettin' in the Way", and "Exclusively" from her first album. "Family Reunion". She's a gifted singer.

Los Angelista said...

I don't know what my fave is... I like so many of her songs, but she's apparently preggers! Whoo hoo! Can't wait to hear whatever songs come out of it.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

black and (a) broad - she is crazy gifted. I don't have that album. Must visit iTunes stat.

los angelista - She is?! I'm curious to see how this inspires her as well.