Meet Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui. Google image.

Keiko Matsui. Google image.

I think you’ll love her if you’re not already familiar. I have a few CDs of hers. Simply came across her some years ago when I was browsing music in a store. So, when I was playing her in my car awhile back when driving a friend around, he fell in love with her but he had to buy his own CD ’cause I don’t loan out these kinda things. You just never see them again ’cause folk start thinking your stuff belongs to them.

Anyhow, Matsui is a jazz pianist or keyboardist, from Japan. I’ve always had this thing for the piano although I can’t play at all. I do, however, have a good ear for music. Now, Matsui’s been around for a good while. She looks young and you can say she is, really, at 52. She’s been on the circuit for 30 years, so you can be sure the music’s way better than good with her lasting that long.

Matsui is a naturalist and her titles reflect that. You may also be interested to know she’s an advocate for women’s health and contributes to several charitable causes, as well at to the Marrow Foundation. Royalties from CDs, in 2001 and 2004, were donated to the causes dear to her. You can visit Keiko Matsui’s website at www.keikomatsui.com.

Good Girl Gone

Beatrice Goes Hollywood. Copyright 2013 Totsymae

Beatrice Goes Hollywood. Copyright 2013 Totsymae

Hello, people. No applause, please. I am just returning from the state of madness, namely the VMA Awards, where Miley, according to some, made the devil smile. The wild child star turned superstar has blossomed into a thorn and basking like never before in the limelight. While I was sitting in the $5.00 seats with regular people, I was changing lives as they broke their necks trying to see how divalicious I looked. VMA finally had to put the LAPD on standby because it was bumper to bumper trying to see all this fabulousness in one take. Okay?

Now, back to Miley. I say whatever’s clever. It’s your life and you’ve been trying to prove it to the public on so many levels, I don’t think you’re as free as you think you are. However, if Madonna’s doing it at 60, 20 is even better. Alright? I really don’t know what to tell you or the people who are so disappointed that you traded your role model robe for a bikini and red lipstick.

Don’t hold your mouth agape, people. Live your life and let Miley’s play out however it may. Don’t raise your children in front of the TV and allow them to find their identities in people they most likely will never meet. It’s your own fault you’re disappointed. You really shouldn’t raise your children to look up to anything human. We all disappoint and, as my pastor at Saint Philips Holy Trinity of Light Tabernacle of Faith says…Where was I?…Oh, yes, we all entertain Michael on occasion. We fall short and backwards, as Totsy did recently, doing whatever we think feels good.

I have, Miley, in the meantime, taken a poll on certain places where botox may suit you the next time you prance it around stage.

Love and  Kisses,

The Bea