A Love For Beyoncé

Ideally, this episode would have been called ‘Bildo ♥️’s Beyoncé’ due to a lifelong, one-sided friendship between us.

But while I profess my love for music this week, Lindalin surprises everyone (and no one) by declaring herself as a non-musical kind of gal.

Peace & Quiet

When I suggested to Lindalin that we should do an episode about music, her first words were “Ew.”

In fact, that was her only word! And this only served to confirm my suspicions about our sweet Linny – she’s just not a music person.

In the 12 years we have known each other, we have never once spoken about music tastes. I have never heard music in her house and we have only been to one concert together (Paramore) that she doesn’t even remember. Clearly it left an impression.

We come back to bloodlines that are strong in Linny’s family because it seems her mother didn’t really like noise so there was no radio on in the background of her childhood. In this family, music falls into the ‘noise’ category.

And so now, Lindalin lives a life of peace and quiet and it’s just as she likes it.

A Life of Music

I grew up in a family that was really, very musical. I guess you could say that I do have an ear for music and I sure have the voice of an angel but don’t worry, I won’t subject you to my unexercised harmonies. I fear singing, so I stick to talking.

But hearing that Lindalin doesn’t really like music made me realise how much I really do. I cannot stand silence, I can’t think straight without music in my head. Even as I write right now, I’m listening to 90’s Rock. Thanks Spotify!

You could say that my taste in music is rather vanilla. I like music from all decades (after the 80’s), but generally stick to pop rock and hip hop.

Who Run the World? Beyoncé!

But there is one love I hold dear to my heart and that’s my love for Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, A.K.A. Queen B.

There are definitely days that I think about Bey and shed a tear at her presence on this Earth. Kind of like the day I tried telling Lindalin about her.

I have been following her career since early Destiny’s Child days and I shall follow it till I die.

But it runs deeper than just the music she produces. It’s about the human she is. Beyoncé is someone who tapped into her gift and turned it into her power. She’s so in touch with her soul, with her being, that any time I watch her live I literally want to cry.

And as someone who is disgusted with racism in general, I recognise her importance not only for the African American community but for humanity as a whole. Her latest movies Homecoming and Black is King were explosions of brilliance, both creations of imagery of black people as queens and kings rather than slaves & noble rather than oppressed. These ideas and projections are necessary for us to write a new narrative, one that we should be proud to teach our children.

It has never been more important to change our ways and see each other as individuals and not colours, and I stand firmly with Beyoncé as she paves the way – and a better future – for us all.

Is It Wine O’clock Yet?

Ok, that’s enough of my intense feelings for Beyoncé.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode as much as we enjoyed this week’s wine! And now, for Lindalin’s review:

“𝐸𝓅𝒾𝓈𝑜𝒹𝑒 𝟩𝟢’𝓈 𝓌𝒾𝓃𝑒 – 𝒟𝑒𝐵𝑜𝓇𝓉𝑜𝓁𝒾 𝒟𝐸𝐸𝒩 – 𝑀𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇’𝓈 𝐵𝓁𝑒𝓃𝒹

Even though this wine wasn’t what Bildo expected she liked it straight away👍🏻 She thought as it was a deep red in colour that it was going to be offensive, however she found it to be dainty.

Offensive and dainty…just like the 2 of us 😆

🤔I wasn’t a fan at first. I didn’t not like it but I found it was a tad dry and bitter….at first. After it had a bit of time to breath I quite enjoyed it 🖤

☞ FUN FACT: wine blending is the process by which you combine different wine varietals to make a supreme blend.”

𝐸𝓅𝒾𝓈𝑜𝒹𝑒 𝟩𝟢’𝓈 𝓌𝒾𝓃𝑒 – 𝒟𝑒𝐵𝑜𝓇𝓉𝑜𝓁𝒾 𝒟𝐸𝐸𝒩 – 𝑀𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇’𝓈 𝐵𝓁𝑒𝓃𝒹

Thank you to Sense of Taste for sponsoring episode #70!

Love and music to you all and remember – don’t be a dick – be more like Beyoncé.


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