#WednesdayWisdom The Future Voice of a Generation. @realSianMei

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Some of you may know about my propensity in my former life for encouraging young people, specifically teens. I was a high school teacher and even the Youth Director at my church. I also supervised and managed dozens, if not hundreds, of college students over the course of a decade in a management job I had as a data analyst.Sian Mei Fashion image.

I don’t really have those opportunities now but I can be supportive in other ways. Back during the early days of my Haiku Challenge I had a partner who helped come up with the words from time to time. Her name was Sian the Haiku Girl.

Well, Sian isn’t a little girl any longer. She’s very much a teen and well, you can just see and hear the rest for yourself.

Sian Mei ImageThis being #WednesdayWisdom, I can’t think of anything more wise to share with you than the talent of Sian Mei and ask that you follow her on her various platforms. Every young talent, young mind, young creative, and young spirit needs the world’s love, support, and encouragement to go for their dreams.

We are so focused on hoping people follow our own Twitters and Instagrams and like our latest whatever we put out there, that we forget sometimes to do the same for those we like. We listen to their music, watch videos, or read posts and we forget to do the clicks at the end, even though we mean to. I do it all the time and often try to remember who the person was so I can go back because I thought what they shared was really funny.

All the voices you hear on her recordings are her own. She does her own harmonies. She hits those high notes and the lows. And she is not electronically engineered to sound amazing. I’ve heard live performances as well, and some of them might just rival the ones below.

I’ll be keeping y’all up to date on her career. I consider her a friend and me as a fan, maybe her biggest.

Here are Sian Mei’s various platforms to follow as well as a SoundCloud song and a Youtube Video to check out.

https://twitter.com/realSianMei

https://www.instagram.com/sianmei_/

And please click on through to https://soundcloud.com/sian_mei to Like, Follow.

Sian doesn’t just record in English but Korean as well. The song below doesn’t require Korean to enjoy the sound of her voice and the music.  It’s her cover of the BTS hit Euphoria, more upbeat and you get to actually see her recording her vocals.

Again, click through to Like and Subscribe.

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A Reply.

Andrea Bocelli, Ariana Grande – E Più Ti Penso

The more I think of you

The more I think of you
the more I miss you;
I see you with my tired eyes…
I’d like to be
there with you too;
I hold the pillow,
you’re here near me…
It’s the middle of the night
And you’re far away…
The emptiness surrounds me,
there’s not a sun anymore…
I’m sad and hopeless
as I’ve never been
without you, without you…
And if, by chance,
I never saw you again,
I already know what I’d do –
I wouldn’t live…
And the more I think of you
the more I miss you…
I’m nothing much without you,
I feel like a fish deprived
of water to swim in,
breathing without you,
without you, without you…
And if, by chance,
I never saw you again,
I already know what I’d do –
I would die…

Magic Man by Heart.

This song was the inspiration for the prompt words of the Haiku Challenge this week. Getting here was a roundabout way, from watching magic/syfy on Netflix, to thinking through during my quiet time about my current book idea, and ultimately having the words he’s a magic man come to mind. Well, being a child of the 80s means I also listened to a lot of music in the 70s. And thus, here we are.

Imagine my surprise when I began my research of this song and finding a Marine’s daughter who chased after this older man who left for Canada to avoid the draft and Vietnam. Yes, a whole lot of that song is autobiographical.

Ann Wilson was that girl, still living at home and going to art college, and meeting future band mate and manager (and older man) Mike Fisher. Ann stated in a Rolling Stone’s interview that during one of those phone conversations with her mother she was even asked if she were taking birth control. The early 70s was beyond the Marine wife’s comprehension.

Now you have a bit introduction into how Ann ended up being a rock goddess and member of the hall of fame, along with her sister Nancy. The sisters even dated brothers who were both in the band. Both couples broke up in 1979. Ann is married with children and Nancy, is now married again after divorcing director Cameron Crowe ending their 24 year marriage.

Ann was the lead singer, dark-haired beauty with a voice to wake the devil and warn him she was coming. She was told by industry people that she was the face while her younger sister Nancy was the body. Ann used drugs and starved herself trying to stay thin.

 

Question Marks and Too Many Tears?

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No, that’s not a question I am asking. That’s the legal name of the lead singer of a 1960s Mexican-American garage band that some call the first punk rock group.

The groups original members were born in Texas of immigrants from Mexico and eventually moved to Saginaw, Michigan. Yes, from one border to the other. Hot to cold. The parents followed the employment trail and what better place than just north of Detroit, auto industry USA.

Question and the Mysterians 1960s photo

Why ? and the Mysterians, also written as Question Mark and the Mysterians and Q and the Mysterians? They needed a name and Mysterians came from the Japanese science-fiction film “The Mysterians.”

The Mysterians movie poster

The song 96 Tears was their number one hit in 1966. It was originally called Too Many Tears, then 69 Tears, but the group thought better considering the time and went with the 96 Tears, which I think sounds smoother with the s sound at the end of 96 and Tears complimenting each other.

Oh, and did I mention ? says he’s from Mars and walked with the dinosaurs?

 

Too many teardrops for one heart to be crying
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on

You’re way on top now since you left me
You’re always laughing way down at me
But watch out now, I’m gonna get there
We’ll be together for just a little while
And then I’m gonna put you way down here
And you’ll start crying ninety-six tears
Cry, cry

And when the sun comes up, I’ll be on top
You’ll be right down there, looking up
And I might wave, come up here
But I don’t see you waving now
I’m way down here, wondering how
I’m gonna get you but I know now
I’ll just cry, cry, I’ll just cry

Too many teardrops for one heart to be crying
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on

You’re gonna cry ninety-six tears
You’re gonna cry ninety-six tears
You’re gonna cry, cry, cry, cry now
You’re gonna cry, cry, cry, cry
Ninety-six tears

Come on and let me hear you cry, now
Ninety-six tears, woo
I wanna hear you cry
Night and day, yeah, all night long

Uh, ninety-six tears, cry, cry, cry
Come on, baby, let me hear you cry now, all night long
Uh, ninety-six tears, yeah, come on now
Uh, ninety-six tears

 

Pink Lemonade – James Bay

Loving this one.