Sunday, November 29, 2009

Call On Me

Janet is this generation’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.

She has the perfect answer to every imaginable question.

Consider the following:

On education – “We’ve gotta teach our kids to read and write. That’s the only way to win this fight for life.” The Knowledge, Rhythm Nation 1814

On self worth – “We all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us yet the worst in us.” Twisted Elegance, The Velvet Rope

On life – “Livin’ everyday like it’s my last. I refuse to be stuck in the past. So just enjoy and celebrate.” Enjoy, 20 Y.O.

On sex – “Tie me up. Tie me down. Make me moan so loud.” Rope Burn, The Velvet Rope

On abstinence – “Let's just take our time. With love so good, we shouldn't rush it. We need to slow it down.” Let’s Wait Awhile, Control

On love – “You are the one that lives in me, my dear. I want no one but you.” I Get Lonely, The Velvet Rope

On individuality – “In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that separate us. Don’t le your eyes deceive you.” Livin’…In Complete Darkness, Rhythm Nation 1814

On racism and gender inequality– “Because of my gender I heard no too many times. Because of my race I heard no too many times. But with every no I grow in strength. That is why African American woman I stand tall with pride.” New Agenda, janet.

On past relationships – “When I lay with you I close my eyes, I'm thinkin' bout my ex. When I'm touching you gently, I'm thinkin' bout my ex. While you talk to me I drift away, I'm thinkin' bout my ex. When you ask me what I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin' bout my ex.” Thinkin’ About My Ex, Damita Jo

On partying – “We go deep and we don’t get no sleep. Cause we’ll be up all night until the early light.” Go Deep, The Velvet Rope

On traveling – “I woke up with an Australian breeze. Under the moon glow down in Mexico I dreamed. Springtime in Paris feels so good to me. It'll be fun walking in the rain in Spain.” Runaway, Design Of A Decade

On fame and stardom – “Do you like me? Do you want me? Just for what you see? Do you think that I'm that person you watch on TV? There's another side that I don't hide
but might never show.” Damita Jo, Damita Jo

On death – “Everywhere I go, every smile I see, I know you are there smiling back at me.” Together Again, The Velvet Rope

On nation building – “People of the world unite. Strength in numbers we can get it right.” Rhythm Nation, Rhythm Nation 1814

On wealth and spirituality – “There is nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad. You have to learn to water your spiritual garden.” Sad/Special, The Velvet Rope

On career aspiration – “Do movies. I do dance. Do music. I love doin' my man,” Damita Jo, Damita Jo

Post script: Call On Me is the lead single of 20 Y.O. and Janet’s 16th number 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B Charts.

47 comments:

Beth said...

JJ Adik!!! :)
You made this list yourself?!
You're one JJ fanatic talaga...

Have a blessed and meaningful week ahead! :)

Raft3r said...

beth, Nyahaha. Pasensya na. I think this is a nice way to end my Janet November posts. Hehe

Random Student said...

ilang minutes kaya ginawa ito? Mmmmm, I'm a Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet listener.

Raft3r said...

random student, It's a culmination of all the Janet posts for the month. Kaya 30 days in the making ito. Hehe

wait said...

Gusto ko yung The Velvet Rope album

wait said...

Naka quota ka na naman per month! Congrats! : D

Raft3r said...

wait, Nyahaha. Teka, ano ba ang quota ko?

wait said...

10posts per month : ) pansin ko lng. Hehe.

Raft3r said...

wait, Nyahaha. Buti ka pa napapasin mo. Hehe

wait said...

Ganun?! Kaya i'm looking forward to your last 10posts for this year! : )

Raft3r said...

wait, Now I'm pressured. Hehe. Salamat, ha. Nyahaha

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

bravo sa iyong effort! terible!

pinakagusto ko ang say niya sa racism and gender equality!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Wrong spelling wrong ka sa pangalan mo. Hehe

RaYe said...

astig nung lists.. kanta nya talaga lahat yun? hahaha.. hirap aman, wala talaga ako alam maxado sa mga kanta nya.. ehehe

saludo ako sa iyo. ang tiyaga mo ha. :D

Wendy said...

In fairness, ang ganda ng compilation mo ha. Janet should be paying you!

Raft3r said...

raYe, Yan ang love. Nyahaha

wendy, That's the way love goes - ika nga ni wifey.

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

lintik oo nga no!

puwes iko-correct ko. sasabunin ako ni chef este ni chief leng-leng pag nakita n'ya to.

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nagmamadali kasi masyado eh. Ayan, ayaw kasi magpadaig. Hehe

Jella said...

It only shows how much much you really worship Janet, hehehe. (,") True blue fanatic ka nya talaga!

Hipchick said...

grabeh!... adik ka talaga!...hehe!... ikaw ang pangalawang JJ fan na kakilala kong ganito. pero mas saludo ako sayo!....

Raft3r said...

jella, I am not a fanatic. I am her hubby.

hipchick, Again. Asawa ako. Hindi fan. Nyahaha

Anonymous said...

On the Ampatuan Massacre?
On Ate Glo running again?

On the apathy of the educated & middle-class Filipino?

eden said...

What can I say, you are really her "hubby" lolzz..
Hats off ako sa iyo, for your time and effort of making this. I am beginning to like her. She is smart indeed. hehehe

good day!

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Teka ha. Babalikan kita.

eden, Hehe. Yehey! I love you, Eden. Yun promise mo, ha? Sabi mo Xmas gift mo for yourself ang CD nya. =)

Pro-RH Bill. Naman! said...

On the Ampatuan Massacre?
On Ate Glo running for a seat in congress?
On Gibo & wife withdrawing support for RH bill, where wife was co-author?


On the apathy of the educated & middle-class Filipino?

Raft3r said...

pro-RH Bill. Naman!, Eto na:

On the Ampatuan Massacre? Can't B Good from Discipline

On Ate Glo running for a seat in congress? Never Letchu Go from Discipline

On Gibo & wife withdrawing support for RH bill, where wife was co-author? So Much Betta from Discipline

On the apathy of the educated & middle-class Filipino? Discipline from Discipline

Kala mo di ko sasagutin, ha. Hehe.

len said...

What a way to end the month of November! ;p

You surely are a supportive fan, err, hubby. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Ganyan talaga ang mga faithful hubbies. Hehe

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

i have a feeling that rope burn is your favorite JJ song huh kuya?

Raft3r said...

jerick, Nyahaha. What makes you think that? Hehe

pro-RH. said...

Bakit naman So Much Betta kung i-wi-withdraw support sa RH Bill.

Even Janet would support the RH Bill.

Parang titles lang ginamit mo bilang sagot, not lyrics. Again, again.

Raft3r said...

pro-RH, Ang hirap naman. Bukas. Pag-aaralan ko. Isasangguni ko ke misis. Hehe

The Scud said...

ayos. pinaghandaan mo talaga ang last november post mo. ano na balita kay wifey? hit ba?

Raft3r said...

the scud, Naku. Hindi. I am so disheartened. Di na sya makabangon mula ng Super Bowl incident. =( Although, it sold better than the new Britney CD. =)

Liz said...

Bilib ako. Nag-exert talaga ng effort. All for the love of JJ. :)

gillboard said...

naks, di obvious na gusto mo siya.. kelangan ko pa ring maconvince!!! hehehe

Raft3r said...

liz, Hehe. Tinodo na! Nyahaha

gillboard, Nyahaha. Oo, di naman talaga obvious. Medyo subtle lang. Hehe

pro-RH said...

Bakit naman So Much Betta kung i-wi-withdraw support sa RH Bill.

Even Janet would support the RH Bill.

Parang titles lang ginamit mo bilang sagot, not lyrics. Again, again.

Raft3r said...

pro-RH, Eto na. One more time!

On the Ampatuan Massacre? "Living on the edge not afraid to die." Black Cat, Rhythm Nation 1814

On Ate Glo running for a seat in congress? "You slum, bum, son of a gun." Son Of A Gun, All For You

On Gibo & wife withdrawing support for RH bill, where wife was co-author? "So come do your job tonight. You got me hot tonight. Watch wat'cha doin. We ain't moving til. you get it right." Do It 2 Me, 20 Y.O.

On the apathy of the educated & middle-class Filipino? "It's all for you if you really want it if you really need it." All For You, All For You

Ok na ba yan? =P

prinsesamusang said...

you mean yung song writers niya? LOL peace

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Hehe. She writes her own songs. She produces them, as well. =)

RH bill na tayo! said...

Isip ka pa ng mas angkop
para sa silly, silly, silly withdrawal of support sa RH bill ng mag-asawang Teodoro.

Raft3r said...

RH bill na tayo!, Ang hirap naman nyan!

Andy said...

Is she the next Dalai Lama? :p

Raft3r said...

andy, Mas cool kasi ang Star Wars eh. Hehe

brainteaser said...

“In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that separate us. Don’t le your eyes deceive you.” Livin’…In Complete Darkness, Rhythm Nation 1814

i like this!

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, She's a genius!