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Tuesday
Jul302013

Damn Near... The Lyrics

As we prepare for the release of the AMAZING video for "DAMN NEAR" (to be premiered on August 15th, the same day as my HUGE show at Aloft Brooklyn), here are the final lyrics to it.

This is definitely one of my favorite songs on my album AIM HIGH.

 

 

DAMN NEAR
You've been the spring in my step

7 months of intimate breaths

You said I'm the one but not yet

(You might be my next regret)

 

Priority to me

Yet you can't say the same for me

Sayin what will be will be

(Like we don't shape our own destinies)

 

Baby, you said I'm damn near your everything

As if damn near is comforting

Got my heart on string

On your words dangling

 

Given you the world

I don't understand

Why I'm not your girl

And you're not my man

But I'm damn near it

Ain't that some...

 

Hook: 

Damn near (4x)

Ain't enough
 

"Tired of orbiting around your love but never landing/ Made you my galaxy/ Thought our stars would come crashing together but/ you got me drifting./ You know what..." 

My patience is running thin

You say wait but I don't think I can

Asking me to give you all of me

(Like getting half of you should make me happy)

 

You say what did I expect

Well we didn't DAMN NEAR have sex

My heart you didn't damn near protect

You're just another regret

 

And I'm supposed to act like it's all fine

When damn near's just a freaking waste of my time

Damn near doesn't even make you mine

This is it, it's the last time I settle for…

 

Hook

 

Ooh, I want it all baby (repeat 8x)

 

Collecting broken women to make yourself whole

This type of game I pray gets old

This kinda love, you can't afford

It's high risk but high reward


Hook

Tuesday
Jan012013

Happy New Year... New Chances & New Beginnings

Hello all, 

2012 brought a lot of progress, blessings, and "adulthood" into my life. While everyone I began 2012 with isn't still here, I'm thankful for those of you who are still here and who have showed me love. I'm praying that we all have another year filled with growth and joy and peace! 

Much love!

Shanelle Gabriel

Tuesday
Oct162012

Behind the scenes photos from my appearance on The Rachael Ray Show!

October 15th, 2012 marked the day I was featured in a segment on The Rachael Ray Daytime Show. It was an amazing experience being recognized for my work as an artist & mentor at Urban Word NYC (a free program for young people that promotes literacy and social justice through poetry & Hip-Hop: www.urbanwordnyc.org) as well as watching Rachael Ray's team transform Urban Word into an amazing, updated and rennovated office/space. It looks GORGEOUS!

I have to thank Listerine and Wal-mart for spotlighting me in their "Your Mouth Matters" Campaign because it's how Rachael found out about me and the amazing organization I work with. I also have to thank Katherine, Kristina, and Nykemah for being on the show with me and for being such great examples of maturity, sincerity, and growth within Urban Word and as artists themselves. Here are the photos!

 

Nykemah being interviewed at Urban Word prior to the taping

Kristina getting hair & make-up done. #GlamSquad

Nykemah about to get her hair did. #GlamSquad

Katherine seemed to get along very well with her MUA. I eavesdropped on their convo. :) #GlamSquad

This may have been one of the best MUAs I've had. She had me looking FLAWLESS (Oh thats the shirt I changed from.) #GlamSquadChilling in the green room with Monica (producer)

Posing outside after the taping. Don't we look fab?!Sooo wishing we could have taken photos in the audience but since we were mic'd up, our phones had to be off. Hoping we can get a copy of the pic the producers took with Tyra and Rachael.

Thanks for watching and for the love!

 

Sunday
Aug262012

Photo Recap: "Intensities" Show featuring Shanelle Gabriel & The Hypnotic Brass Band

My show at Highline Ballroom was awesome! I think, with the exception of one minor glitch during my cover of "Love On Top", this was the most on point show I've done with my band. We performed Crushing Hard, Love On Top by Beyonce, More Than One of a Kind, Vanity, and Aim High. Later on that night, I performed a poem with the Hypnotic Brass Band (who killed their set as usual!). It was an amazing night! Here are some photos:


(Taken from http://atane.tumblr.com at "AUDIOPHILE LIFE")

 

 Briana, Me, and Kamaala (my dope background singers) before the show.

 

 The Hypnotic Brass Band rockin' it!

 

Awesome set!

Friday
Jun012012

My Annual Birthday Wishlist! (Mark June 27th off on your calendar!)

As always, here's my wishlist for my birthday! (I'm used to not getting most of what I put here or I end up getting them for myself over the course of the summer, but for some reason, I just love the tradition. *smile*).

1) A Fitness Bootcamp for a Month: Any good one will do. I just need a few weeks to get completely on point. Early mornings/ evenings work. Trying to preserve my sexy. :)

2) Lexicon Alpha Desktop Recording Studio: I'm trying to do some home recording work, but I need the interface to get it popping. Invest in my future! lol

3) Sailor Moon on DVD: One of my childhood favs NEEDS to be in my collection. "Fighting evil by moonlight...winning love by daylight...Never running from a real fight..." (OR you can just get me the COMPLETE Collection)

4) "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America" by Melissa V. Harris-Perry: Considering my current passion for studying and exploring the cause and effect of today's race & gender relations issues, this book would be a blessed addition to my collection.

5) Dance Magic by Photographer Richard Calmes: I stumbled across his photography on Facebook and instantly fell in love with the amazing images and stories behind how he capured these epic scenes of movement from some awesome dancers. I'd love to have this in my collection.