Today as we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, remember the root of the day–it’s all about LOVE, right? Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from?
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Today, we wish to SHARE our ‘LOVE’ to the VIEWERS and SUBSCRIBERS by compiling a list of ‘SONGS about LOVE’ to help you celebrate YOUR LOVE. Continue reading #TBT: Happy #ValentinesDay Edition! Best songs about ‘LOVE’ via #112 #JanetJackson #EdSheeran #Sza #KendrickLamar #JonB #Beyonce & more! [vids]
Can you believe that ON THIS DAY, February 8th 1974, ‘Good Times’ made its DEBUT!!!
Good Times is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from February 8, 1974, to August 1, 1979. Created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series’ primary executive producer, it was television’s first African American two-parent family sitcom. Good Times is a spin-off of Maude, which was itself a spin-off of All in the Family. Continue reading On This Day.. 45 years ago #GoodTimes PREMIERED! [vid]
Picture this, it was 1994..Janet’s super HOT and SEXY ‘Janet’ album was all the rage! Remember the TIME she GYRATED and COOED all over the ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage with a CROWD-ROUSING and EXPLICIT performance of ‘Throb’!? WELL, you’re in LUCK! Here it is!!
Always PUSHING THE ENVELOPE…. ‘BOOM BOOM BOOM, UNTIL NOON NOON NOON!’ Continue reading #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay: Remember when Janet brought ‘Throb’ to #SNL!? [vid]
It’s still Janet Jackson Appreciation day, and despite that little NIPPLE mishap, this is still one of the BEST halftime shows EVER!
Continue reading Sunday Energy Shot: #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay ‘All For U/Rhythm Nation Medley’ [vid]
Let’s just run down the RESUME..or shall we say ‘THE BLUEPRINT’ of the ICONIC JANET JACKSON..JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT! CHECK OUT THE THREAD BELOW! Continue reading #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay! Rundown the BLUEPRINT of Janet’s SUCCESS! [vid]
WAKE IT UP!!!
One of my faves from ‘Damita Jo’ that never got a RELEASE or single treatment, but still the BOMB nonetheless, let’s go back with Janet’s ‘Island Life’!
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #JanetJackson ‘Island Life’
LET’s GO BACK!! WAY BACK, Back when MUSIC was BOMB and the ‘BEEFS’ were few and FAR between!!
After being NOMINATED numerous time, FINALLY, THE ICON, Janet Jackson will be INDUCTED in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!! We are so HAPPY for Janet and it is PAST TIME she received this HONOR. THE BODY of WORK she has amassed, the accolades bestowed upon her–this is a WELL DESERVED HONOR! And in the WAKE of this GREAT HONOR, let’s REVISIT the REASON why Janet is the GREAT ENTERTAINER that she is!!
Continue reading #TBT Throwback Thursday #JanetJackson #RockHall2019 Inductee [vids]
JANET FAM…we finally did it!! Janet Jackson will be INDUCTED into the ROck & Roll Hall of Fame!!!
Continue reading #JanetJackson to be INDUCTED into the #RockandRollHallofFame! [details]
Janet Jackson CONTINUES to prove that she is IN CONTROL and ALWAYS has been! The POP ICON just released a SPANISH version of her #1 HIT, ‘Made For Now’ with Daddy Yankee!
Continue reading NEW MUSIC: #JanetJackson RELEASES SPANISH version of #MadeForNow with #DaddyYankee!