To Bling Or Not to Bling This Holiday Season

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To Bling Or Not to Bling This Holiday Season

Bling-Shopping Playlist:

Beautifully Combined-K.d. Lang
When You Know-Dianne Reeves
Till Their Was You- Cassandra Wilson
When You Kiss Me-Shania Twain
Giving You the Best That I Got-Anita Baker
The Way-Jill Scott
Say Yes-Floetry
4Ever- Lil’ Mo
Thank God I Found You-Mariah Carey (Joe, Nas)
You’re The One-Tracy Chapman
Beautiful Ones-Mary J. Blige
The Wedding Song-Tracy Chapman
Corcovado-Vanessa Rubin
Corcovado-Antonio Carlos Jobim
Feels Like Home-Nancy LaMott
That’s How Love Moves-Bette Midler
You Light Up My Life-Whitney Houston
Grow Old With Me-Mary Chapin Carpenter
Dance Me to the End of Love-Madeleine Peyroux
Al Green-Simply Beautiful
My Love, Sweet Love
A Ribbon in the Sky-Stevie Wonder


LaShonda Katrice Barnett is the author of short fiction and the editor of interview books on creative process with women musicians. Her debut novel, Jam On The Vine (in which a black lesbian launches a black newspaper in the Jim Crow Midwest) will be published by Grove/Atlantic Inc. and her collection Off The Record: Conversations With Brazilian and African American Women Musicians with Rowman Littlefield (2014). She is currently working on her second historical novel, Three Deuces. She lives on Manhattan’s upper west side.