Today’s Sunday Mix-tape is very special to The Epicurean Man and I. The first song is by an amazing soulful songstress named Erykah Badu, featuring Stephen Marley. A song that is meaningful to us because it was a song that my hubby-boyfriend at the time bought for me on Valentines Day in 2001. We had just re-united after a 2 year break-up and that was our first official date on Valentine’s Day. A lovely dinner at a romantic Spanish restaurant with a fabulous Flamenco dancer performing. After dinner we headed to Virgin record store on 14th Street in the City and The Epicurean Man bought this wonderful song for me, it symbolized at the time and still does what has kept us together for 15 years even through dire of times back in those days …” I am in love with you“. I remembered like it was yesterday listening to these specific words in the song “ And when I look in your eyes I knew you were meant to be my soldier, so baby come on I need it desperately.” My thoughts back then in 2001 was, this man and I will make it work this time around and we will be all right.
Keeping with the Neo soul and duet theme, this second song is just simply Neo soul at it’s best. The images are a bit quirky in the You-tube video, but the lyrics are beautiful for the lovers at heart out there. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. Nothing Even Matters by Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo.