If you've followed (or checked in on) this blog for several years then you already know the I've loved the music of Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Today I want to focus in on attitudes. I don't know about the rest of the world but here in "United" States there has been so much negativity and to be honest there have been way too many times I've gotten sucked into that deep dark black hole. Sometimes with reason sometimes for no reason at all except that's the environment I'm in. It's been especially challenging the past 10 years. Well we need to check our attitudes look at the source and either decide to continue the "downward spiral" or change our attitudes. The music of Michael Franti has been that attitude check for me. Here are 3 videos of his music from the past 2-3 years that help. Stay Human. Recognize that people who create headaches and trouble are STILL people. Don't get sucked into typecasting people as villains, enemies, animals, evil etc. When we curse other humans we curse what is human in us. We all have weaknesses, lapses in judgement, we at times can be villains, enemies, animals, evil etc. And the good thing is that we never stay that way. What makes it seem different for some other people - people/celebrities/politicians - is that the media only shows the side of people that are evil, "animals", "enemies" and villains. But enough talk because - I could write a whole lot more - just enjoy the music and videos. So check your attitude and remember with all the bad shit that happens good shit happens also. And work hard and be nice to others even those you don't like or agree with. Remember when you get/got up this morning it was a good day for a good day. If you're unable to view the videos go ahead and lookup the following on YouTube and hopefully you'll be able to find a version that is available in your country:
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Good Shit Happens
Work Hard And Be Nice
Good Day For A Good Day