Critical Eye



Writing Prompt: Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.




Insomnia, the latest album by Tyra, multi-talented superstar currently appearing in the drama, “You Are Forreal, This is My Life?!” is not afraid to be as flashy, daring and intense as she was on the three acclaimed albums she’s released since 2012.

…it should be mentioned that her works with guest appearance by her feline companion Tsuki ultimately resulting in a cohesive, satisfying, fat-free full-length. Her prowess is evident not only in hher dizzying lines (“I’m getting some sleep tonighte, /I;m going to bed early/Don’t care what nobody say, she say we inseparable/me and my pillow, it’s not a replica”), but in the way her melodic flow glides so naturally, to a point where lyrics can have the sing-song feel of a hook, and a sung chorus can have the swagger of a rap

Songs on the Album Include:

  • It’s 5am, Should I Just Get Out Bed?
  • Wait, It’s What Time?
  • Why Am I Still Awake (Title Track)
  • Coffee, my lover. Coffee, My Best Friend
  • Tsuki, I Just Went To Bed, Now You Want To Be Fed!


Until Next Time,

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New Dawn


Writing Prompt: How often do you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise? Tell us about what happened the last time you were up so early (or late…).

I have never sat down and watched the sunrise, or the sunset for that matter. But for someone with a chronic illness insomnia is something that I’ more than familiar with. So while I’ve never sat down and watched the sun rise, I certainly have been awake when it has risen.

I tend  go through cycle of sleeping all day and to not sleeping at all. Any Spoonie out there will probably be familiar with this cycle. It’s not surprising that people coping with illness would will often difficulties with sleep. Pain creates significant challenges to sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep and hard to stay asleep. At the same time, being short on sleep can make us more sensitive to pain. Not to mention the stress that chronic illness causes I think I have gotten to the point where my insomnia gets too great and my entire body shuts down and I am can’t do anything but sleep.  he pain and fatigue that people with chronic illness experience has a large impact on their daily lives, including sleep. Because of their illness, they patie often have trouble sleeping at night, and are sleepy during the day. Even as I write this it’s nearly 1pm and I’m dead tired, but I know laying in the bed will not bring me what I want… I guess I’ll be quoting from Bon Jovi,
“I’ll sleep when I’m dead” and maybe the next time I’m suffering from insomnia, I’ll go sit in the backyard and welcome a new dawn.

Until Next Time….

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