Cool stuff to help you flow into your weekend....
Follow: Live From Snack Time
Follow @livefromsnacktime on Instagram for hilarious "kids say the darndest things" style quotes. It's a guaranteed way to brighten your day.
Listen: "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"
I am totally smitten with Mike Posner's new single.
This may be a strange reason to like a dance song, but I love the thoughtful and self reflective nature of it, which is such a rarity on the radio these days.
As a Christian, I'm tripping on how similar Posner's message is to one of the central messages of the New Testament - that the things of this world [money, fame, sex] only amount to a whole lot of nothin,' a whole lot of emptiness. (Click here for the original version/full melancholic experience.)
I think the question behind the song is, "there's gotta be something more to life, right?" I'm not sure if Posner has found his "something more;" Christians believe that something more is a Someone.
Humility is a true fresh of breath air in the age of the narcissist, and the admissions* in the song remind me of some past tunes where a few unlikely artists got equally vulnerable. Check out Robbie Williams's satirical gem The World's Most Handsome Man and Kanye West's feel good tune Touch the Sky for further listening.
- *I can't keep a girl, no/ cause as soon as the sun comes up/ I cut 'em all loose and work's my excuse/ but the truth is I can't open up (M.P.)
- If you don't need me, I don't exist.../It's not very complicated, I'm just drunk and overrated (R.W.)
- Before anybody wanted K. West beats/ me and my girl split the buffet at KFC/ dog, I was having nervous breakdowns/ like "man, these ni--as that much better than me?" (K.W.)
Do yourself a favor and tune in to ABC's black-ish already. It's a fun, relatable family comedy with tons of heart. Bonus: they're not afraid to tackle sensitive subjects with tact and balance; gun ownership, church attendance, the birds and the bees, and (recently) police brutality have all been addressed within the context of family life.
Marriage gets gritty in "Big Night, Big Fight," Laurence Fishburne (as Pops) will make you cry in "Stuff," and Grandma Ruby has me rolling on the floor laughing every.single.week. Seriously, somebody please give Jenifer Lewis ALL THE AWARDS!
Tune in on Wednesday nights to make friends with the Johnsons. You won't regret it.