Archive | May, 2012

Success Is A Two Way Street

25 May

I always hear people say, I got here by myself and that is untrue. Think about all the times you moved to another level  and the people who helped you.

Think about it right now before you move on to the next paragraph. I am sure a few people popped up. Perhaps it was a teacher, a neighbor or for me random strangers.

When I was on the production team at Madison Square Park, I encountered positive people everywhere I went. One day I was watching the back stage area and this elderly man  started talking to me. At first I thought I hope this guy is not crazy. He asked me what my name was. I told him my name is Samah. He asked what I wanted to do and at the time I said I wanted to be in the music industry. He said if I work really hard I will get there and he said to follow your heart. Also, said that I was smart. The words that he said to me made a really hot day on Madison Avenue feel so much more cooler. I never met anybody who in encouraged and believed in me so much without ever really knowing  me.

Anytime I think about my success and the people who helped me. I think about the nameless people or the forgettable faces I meet along the journey towards success. Somebody other than yourself has to believe in you, in order for you to become successful.



6 May

I love music. All kinds. Different genres. Here are my favorite songs as of now.

I love people who have been out for a long time and suddenly become famous. It is the best form of success SLOW and STEADY. This song came out last year and out of the blue it has become this huge hit. The mix of Sting sounding Goyte and Kimbra voice makes this a very pleasing song to hear. I think we can all relate to the lyrics and the passion that is emanating from this song.

Love her or hate her Nicki Minaj kinda rules the world. Behind Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Nicki is pretty popular. After her disaturous performance at the Grammy’s, I became a bit worried about her new material. This is her best single out from the lastest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Nicki Minaj is not a singer but she definatley can carry a tune. Chris Brown sultry voice and her not so sultry voice blends so well together.

I love unique sounding songs. The intro to the song immediately caught my ear. I love the melodies and the highs and the lows of the song. Your ears are never bored. I also love the acoustic version with Janelle Monea is also very good.

Jennifer Lopez makes great pop/dance songs. That is just the truth. This song is very familiar to her last song, Get on the Floor. If you have a formula that works stick to it. This song is produced by Redone featuring Pittbull. The lyrics are simple but very catchy. When I first heard the song I did not like it but I knew I would love it shortly.

This song is so catchy. When I first heard this song it became clear that I was the last one to know about it. This single has been out for some time now and with the help of Twitter it blew up.

What are your favorite songs?