Saturday Sounds

Judge away joyflakes!

I'm literally obsessed with this song and currently listening to it while I get ready to head out for a night on the town with my favorite.  #letmetakeaselfie


It's AH-mazing. Just admit it.

XOXO,
Kae


In case you missed the last installment of Saturday Sounds, here it is!!!

Saturday Sounds

Cheers to the freakin' weekend Joyflakes!

I recently posted this to my Facebook and am completely in love with this version.






Angel Haze -- Same Love Freestyle -- Originally by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Hi mom,
I'm really scared right now, but I have to...
At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn't straight
She didn't understand, but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you'll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS
It's funny now, but at thirteen it was pain
To be almost sure of who you are and have it ripped away
And I'm sorry if it's too real for some of you to fathom
But hate for who you love is not exactly what you'd imagine
And I guess it was disastrous
Because everything that happened afterwards was just madness
Locked away for two years to keep me on the inside
Because she'd rather see a part of me die than me thrive
And it's tougher when it's something you can't deny
And ignorance teaches us it's something you decide
You're driven by your choices, an optical illusion
Here's to understanding it's not always confusion

And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

I've walked the halls of my school
And I've seen kids hide behind walls and footballs and things like pride
I've seen innocent children suffer beneath bruises
Suffer beneath every single hand that chooses ignorance
Fuck your religion
Fuck constitutions
Fuck superstitions
There are no lakes of fire; they're here on earth
And the only thing to do is put love first
And so I stand for the boy who died by his hand
To the sound of his father screaming "Woman loves man"
"This is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve"
And I stand for the girl with the cuts up her sleeve
And the heart in her hand and a chip on her shoulder
And I stand for it all until ignorance is over
This is for you, for knowing who you are
For never letting your magic outside of your heart
Be you, be brave, and understand that things do change
I accept you for you when I don't understand
And I love you for you because this is who I am
I accepted you for you when I didn't understand
Now love me for me 'cause this is who I am

And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

Here's a message to the people who just don't get it:
Love is love
There is no difference
Not a medication to fix it
There is no prescription
No rehab to visit
It is not an addiction
It's love and it's selfless
It's yours and everybody else's
So don't badger and abuse the solemnly defenseless
See us as yourself
There's no equality in difference
Until we all get it, we'll be drowning in the same blood
Despite orientation, we all feel the same love
We'll be drowning in the same blood
Despite orientation, we all feel the same love

And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We are boxed in and labelled
Before we're ever able to speak who we believe we are
Or who we dream we'll become
Like drum beats forever changing their rhythm
I am living today as someone I had not yet become yesterday
And tonight I'll only borrow pieces of who I am today
To carry with me to tomorrow
No, I'm not gay
No, I'm not straight
And I sure as hell am not bisexual
Damn it I am whoever I am when I am it
Loving whoever you are when the stars shine
And whoever you'll be when the sun rises
So here's to being able
Here's to love
Here's to loving just because
Here's to acceptance
Here's to never fearing the fear of rejection
Here's to love and never neglecting who you feel you are
Here's to bullies because beatings cannot last forever
Here's to the moment you realize things do get better
Here's to the parents who will get it when its too late
Here's to second chances
Here's to new fate
Here's to every single moment you've ever had to hide you
Here's to the single star shining bright inside you, asking you to guide you
Here's to who you'll be when you figure it all out
Here's to momentary doubt
Here's to feeling, because we all feel it the same
Here's to the moment that things will change
Because we all feel love, we all feel it the same
Here's to love, here's to change.



Love is love y'all.

XOXO,

Kae

And if you missed last week's Saturday Sounds, you can find it here!

Love Letter Home

Happy #ThrowbackThursday Joyflakes!

There's nothing like midwestern sweetcorn in the summer :)

My freshman year of college I had to do a writing assignment about where I grew up.  We were supposed to focus on how our environment shaped us an our feelings while we grew up.  Did we feel safe? Cultured? Happy? Anxious?  For me that meant trying to paint my memory so vividly and with so much detail that whoever read it would feel like they were really there, right down to the smells.  What was supposed to be a paragraph writing assignment ended up actually being 3 pages long and is to this day one of my favorite things I've ever written.

On my lunch break the other day, walking through the ped-mall to my favorite salad bar I started thinking about what I had written and what I would write if I were given that assignment today.  A lot of the physical traits of my city would stay exactly how they were, but a lot of the feelings would change.  Here's what I came up with.

"I live in a city of dreamers."  We dream big.  We hope for a future of realized freedoms stemming from a life of ideals and morals instilled by generations of hard working, soft-spoken, "Iowa nice", midwesterners.  Tucked into this plush green farmland patchwork quilt we are nurtured and primed to someday venture out into the hardened world and bring those hopes and dreams to fruition.  We are brought, at once both sleepily and fully energized, into the "real world" prepared to shower the goodness of where we are from upon the rest of the world.

Hello from the heartland! <3 Mr. Grasshopper
This time it would have fit the requirements of the assignment but simply because there haven't been beautiful enough words to fully describe where I'm from.  It's the heartland and backbone of America and I'm truly blessed to have grown up here.

XOXO,

Kae

Saturday Sounds

Happy Saturday Joyflakes!

Along with today's Saturday Sounds comes a promise that I'll get back on schedule with my blog posts.  I've been a little writers blocked lately but I have a feeling that's going to change very very soon.

Today's choice for Saturday Sounds was a no brainer for me.  I've let you all into the wonderful world of Sam Tsui already and he has yet again, blown my musical mind.  These two songs, which are both fabulous on their own, have only been made more amazing by being mashed together and such a seamless way that it feels like they were actually made for each other.

Let it go/Let her go Mashup 

I'm literally blown away by the talent in this person.  Amazing.

Have a fantastic Saturday y'all

XOXO~
Kae