All you need is love but only trust yourself
Happy Holidays Bermuda! I still cannot believe that we've reached the end of 2010! Already! Where did this year go? I haven't a clue but when we reflect on the myriad occurrences, both good and bad, we can see that we have definitely lived through a tough 12 months. But as we look back on the problems we have in Bermuda, and as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's brutal and unnecessary murder; the words of one of his most famous songs come to mind All we need is love. More on this after the Top 20.Jumping to #1 is Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Still climbing, to #2 is DJ Got Us Falling In Love by Usher featuring Pitbull. And now the hottest artist on the circuit: Up to #3 is Only Girl In The World by Rihanna. She is, without question, a superstar. You just have to listen to her tracks. Most of them are really well-organised, well-produced and they truly make you wanna dance. Rihanna's tracks are the kind that make a retired DJ wanna come out of retirement just to play them and mix them with something else that is hot like one of her other tracks. She is truly and completely on top of her game at the moment.Falling to #4 is Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. Up to #5 is Just A Dream by Nelly. Slipping to #6 is I Like It by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull. On the way up to #7 is Bottoms Up by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj. Slipping to #8 it's Hello, Good Morning by Diddy.Up one spot to #9 is To Paris with Love by Donna Summer, which has probably reached as far up the charts as it will go. Tumbling to #10 is Ride by Ciara featuring Ludacris. Down to #11 is Deuces, by Chris Brown featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall. Up to #12 is Can't Be Friends by Trey Songz, a former essential new track. Improving to #13 is Holding You Down by Jazmine Sullivan.Up to #14 is Dirty Picture by Taio Cruz featuring Ke$ha. Ke$ha's other single, We R Who We R, improves to #15. Ke$ha also a hottie. The industry does find the cute ones. Climbing to #16 is Champaign Life by Neo. This guy writes some beautiful songs; the kind you keep singing. Go Neo! Advancing to #17 is Like a G6 by Far*East Movement featuring Cataracs & Dev.Falling to #18 is Dynamite by Taio Cruz. Taio Cruz is growing in popularity every day.Improving to #19 is last week's essential new tune, Raise your glass, by Pink. Tumbling to #20 it's I Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna.Now back to this week's word: Love is all we need. Thirty years ago John Lennon told us that 'all we need is love”. What a legend! What a tragedy! The dude who shot him is still in jail, having been denied parole at least six times. I wonder if he murdered a commoner like me if he would have been denied parole? Probably not. I guess it's all about who you are.Mankind is sick. Really sick, really dumb, really stupid and we don't listen. Marvin Gaye sang about “what's goin' on” to bring some lovin' here today. He also said that “war is not the answer”. But we haven't heeded the words of these famous singers and songwriters, much to our peril.Instead of showing each other love and peace and taking steps to live in harmony with the earth, mankind, nature and other creatures, we have fought each other, been greedy, tried to take things that belong to others we have not followed the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. All of this to our peril.But this year reminded me of the words Bob Marley's classic hit ‘Who the Cap Fit'. I don't want to give you the entire song but the lyrics will remind us of how we treat each other and what needs to change. Here goes,“Man to man, is so unjust, children, ya don't know, who to trust. Your worst enemy could be your best friend; and your best friend, your worst enemy.“Some will eat and drink with you, then behind them su-su ‘pon you.“Only your friend know your secrets, so only he could reveal it.“And who the cap fit, let them wear it. Who the cap fit, let them wear it.“Said I throw me corn, me no call no fowl; I saying, cook-cook-cook, cluk-cluk-cluk.“Some will hate you, pretend they love you now, then behind they try to eliminate you.“But who Jah bless, no one curse; thank God, we're past the worse.“Hypocrites and parasites will come up and take a bite.“And if your night should turn to day, a lot of people would run away.“And who the stock fit let them wear it. Who the (cap fit) let them (wear it).”That's not all the words but the message to people is that you have to watch your back, watch others, and regrettably, the only person you can trust is yourself. I've seen parents disown children; spouses ditch each other, children abandon aged and ailing parents, siblings deny each other, friends fall out, colleagues slay each other over a job, the list is endless of relationships where trust has been eroded or outright damaged, in some cases irreparably. It's a sad state but in order to survive in this rat race it is wise to remember that you just can't trust anyone but yourself. Peace....……DJLT.