LOVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: Rural matchmaking programme returns to British television

London – VIJAY SHAH via BBC

While city dwellers have many means and places at their disposal to find their special someone, it is more of a challenge for their country cousins. With smaller villages and fewer places to meet up, not to mention the toughness of rural life, people in the country have to work that little bit harder to couple up.

 

The United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been a helping hand to lonely countryside hearts lately, with a difference. They will be meeting their other half via the concrete jungle, with the programme showing how people from the city try to settle down with their rural sweetheart in a world very different from their own. Their hit programme, Love in the Countryside, which helps country singletons find love, is now returning to its channel BBC Two for a second series, reports the BBC’s news division.

Love in the Countryside is presented by Sara Cox, who herself grew up on a farm, returning to the fields to help those who rely on the land for their livelihoods find love with like-minded people. The show has even helped cross boundaries, getting urban people desperate to leave the rat race of city life for a more serene marriage and relationship out in the provinces. The show follows the new couples as they adjust to very different settings and lifestyles. The programme is produced for the BBC by Boundless, an agency owned by international media producer Fremantle.

Speaking with the BBC, Cox said: “I’m so excited about dusting off my wellies and heading back out into beautiful British countryside to help find love for more rural romantics.”

The programme’s controller, Patrick Holland, commented: “Love in the Countryside brought a fresh tone and joy to BBC Two’s evening schedule and with Sara Cox at the helm, we are excited to see how the series can grow and develop.”

The BBC is currently on the lookout for rural singletons looking to bring back an urban significant other, or city types searching for a more tranquil setting for their love story. Interested people can apply via the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/love_countryside or email: LoveInTheCountryside@boundlessproductions.tv

SOURCES:

HEM Journalism Portal, HEM News Agency, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/halfeatenmind/lists/hem-journalism-portal

media.info UK tv, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/minfoUKtv

BBC Press Office, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/bbcpress

“Love in the Countryside returns to BBC Two for a second series to help more country singletons find love” – BBC Media Centre/BBC (7 October 2018) https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/love-in-the-countryside

IMAGE CREDIT:

“Free stock photo of countryside, couple, field” – Scott Webb, Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-couple-love-people-136395/

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SULLEE J: ft. Alyson Blaire – Make You Mine

 

Sullee Justice, the ‘thinking fan’s rapper’ from the US city of Baltimore, has launched a new single this past Friday, entitled “Make You Mine” and featuring R&B/soul singer Alyson Blaire.

The song comes fresh from Sullee J’s latest album, and is the third to be released after he recently collaborated with KXNG Crooked of Shady Records and Templar’s of Hip Hop artist Beast 1333. It’s a clash between reggaeton (a musical style that has enjoyed a steady resurgence this year) and Sullee J’s genre of choice: hip-hop. Starting with an ethereal and dreamy beat, the track soon drops into a gentle rap with words and a couple appearing on screen. Subtle Spanish influences, Sullee’s masterful words and plenty of setting sun make this an ideal track for first date rides in a convertible on a hot summer’s evening.

“Make You Mine” and Sullee J’s other jams are available for fans to purchase on all outlets, including iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon & more.

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SULLEE J: ‘Yaar Ve’ with Sunny Brown and Baba Kahn

 

Baltimore’s globally acclaimed artist Sullee Justice (aka Sullee J) is back with an epic remix to “Yaar Ve” by Sunny Brown and Baba Kahn and produced by ZKL. A brilliant mix between hip-hop, Punjabi rhythms & Bollywood speaking on the bounties of love.

Stay tuned for his new single coming out soon Crooked Justice featuring Shady Records artist KXNG Crooked! May 1st.

You can hear ‘Yaar Ve’ now at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/sulleej/bollywoodmix

Twitter: @SulleeJ @TeamSulleeJ 
Soundcloud: /SulleeJ
Instagram: /SulleeJ
CREDITS:
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SULLEE J: Bad Habits

 

Accomplished Baltimore rapper Sullee J returns with a new single as he recently announced his new signing with Bogish Brand Ent. in the United States. This new track is entitled ‘Bad Habits’ and sees Sullee J pay homage to his Pakistani heritage by dropping a bilingual flow in English and Urdu, the national langauge of Pakistan, of which Sullee is a fluent speaker.

Bad Habits, also called ‘Old Habits’, or in Urdu ‘Jiyu Kaise’ speaks on the battles between culture and politics. Produced by AnnoDominiBeats, the music video starts off with the sights of the once-glorious city of Detroit, the erstwhile ‘Motor City‘ of the Americas. Sullee J appears near some cool street art and immediately drops some Urdu lyrics with his unmistakable delivery and raw emotion, before moving onto English. It is a powerful song, which speaks of the bad and good of human society and the struggle of existence in an international theatre of hate and war, interspersed with video and news footage of the tragedies unfolding in the Middle East, some of which is raw and unsettling for some viewers. 

Some words extracted from the hook which Sullee J has translated especially are “How can I live like this? am I also suppose to break hearts, or help join them? Everywhere I look, it always seems corrupt, it feels like this whole life is a game, and people will do whatever to win in it, How can I live like this?”

Bad Habits is now out on YouTube and you can download the MP3 version on SoundCloud.

 

 

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Twitter: @SulleeJ85

Instagram: @SulleeJ

 

SOURCE:
Team Justice.
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SULLEE J: Lebanese Tweety ft. Sullee J – Anyway

 

Baltimore rapper of many styles and hues Sullee J is back with a new single “Anyway”, featuring the elegant lyrical talents of Chicago-based singer Lebanese Tweety. The slick video, produced by Michael ‘G-Nut’ Flores, was shot at the beautiful Lake Shore area of Chicago.

Anyway defines the very essence of a modern relationship and what people call “love”. It also talks candidly of the emotional effects of breakups and the importance of understanding  and being there for each other.

The new track by Lebanese Tweety and Sullee J is now available on YouTube and SoundCloud.

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SOURCES/IMAGE CREDIT:
Sullee J Management.

SULLEE J: “Do For You” Music Video + Mixtape

Baltimore‘s very own illustrious MC and one of its finest multilingual lyrical class behind the studio glass, Sullee J, has announced the launch of his latest album “The Undefined Soul (Andrew Slayer)” and today the Half-Eaten Mind features a single from this album, the tantalising “Do For You”.

Produced by Andrew Bayer and Dinero Films, the song and accompanying video, which was filmed on site in Chicago, is a love song from the gritty streets, of making dreams come true and being by each other’s sides. Having broken all the barriers of hip-hop, Sullee J’s performance in Do For You, not only challenges your mind when he recites those unmistakably powerful verses, but his words seem to pierce through the listeners’ hearts with raw emotion. This mixtape has been one of Sullee J’s favourite projects to date, and his passion and determination is clear to see.

Gaining nationwide acclaim over the years through major collaborations with artists such as Young Buck, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9, Project Pat & more, Sullee J continues to bring solid music for his supporters. You can check out the new single by Sullee J and Andrew Bayer right now on YouTube and Bandcamp (free single download).

 

Download the The Undefined Soul: Andrew Bayer & Sullee J Mash​-​Up song for free at – https://sulleej.bandcamp.com
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SULLEE J: Ride or Die

 

Baltimore rapper and lyrical maestro Sullee J has released a new single this past Valentine’s Day to celebrate the coming together of hearts and musical styles. His latest track “Ride or Die”, released as two special remixes by Zack Knight and VxBE4TZZVx, blends the strong beats of hip-hop with the grace and melody of India’s Tinseltown, Bollywood with a slight Arabic infusion, to create a track that speaks on the bounties of love.

Sullee J once again exudes his powerful lyricism in Ride or Die, but here is a marked difference. He raps now in three languages – English, Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi  – about ‘his dream girl’ and his declared love for her. It’s a beautiful song to herald the summer of love for 2016.

Ride or Die is now available for free viewing/download on YouTube and SoundCloud.

 

 

Twitter: @SulleeJ @TeamSulleeJ 
Soundcloud: /SulleeJ
SOURCES/IMAGE CREDIT:
Sullee J & Team Justice.

 

PHOTO MOMENT: Together forever

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 “Forever is a long time. But, I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side ❤ “

The best kind of love is the one that lasts forever. The kind where there is kindness, compassion, devotion, faith, and mutual respect and care. Because these are the kind of cherished ingredients that make the perfect relationship.

Long live forever love…..

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RAKSHA BANDHAN 2014: HEM rakhi greetings to my sisters…and for all

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This Sunday is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan, which celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, siblings get together. The sister ties a length of specially designed string around the brother’s right wrist and prays for his wellbeing and long life, while the brother gives her gifts and sweets and re-affirms his protection and care for her. It can also be celebrated between male and female cousins and even nowadays with friends.

It is observed by Hindu, Sikhs and Jains in countries such as India, Mauritius, Nepal and in expatriate communities across the globe. In my religion it takes place on the full moon day of the month of Shravan. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Raksha Bandhan translates as “tie/bond of protection” and has its roots in the pastimes of God as mentioned in our holy scriptures. One such story is that “Deity Lakshmi tied a rakhi onto the wrist of the king Bali thus making him Her brother and therefore helping liberate Lord Narayan i.e. Vishnu. That day as per the Hindu lunar calendar was ‘Shravan Paurnima (Purnima)’.”

By tying this wristband (raksha) onto your wrist I am binding you just like the powerful and generous King Bali was bound by it. O wristband, do not get displaced.”

The rakhi is the string adornment presented by the sister around her brother’s wrist, usually made up of silk or cotton. It can be simple or have an elaborate design featuring paste or semi-precious stones, religious symbols and beadwork inspired by Indian traditions in embroidery and crafts. They are usually coloured red, but can be of many bright colours, often in the same rakhi. There are even children’s versions that feature cartoon characters and some are equipped with miniature toys, although some feel this trivialises the sanctity of the festival.

Raksha Bandhan is a unique and remarkable festival that celebrates and highlights the unbreakable bond between siblings and between families. That even though the rakhi may eventually weaken and fall off, the importance of caring and treasuring your siblings can never fall away. The sacred bond should always remain strong. The rakhi is beautiful yet strong, just like a sister’s love, and as every sister is different and special in her own way, so is every rakhi. By seeing the rakhi firmly tied to his wrist every day, the brother is reminded that his sister is always there for him and likewise he is poignantly reminded of her love and compassion in his life and his need to support her. As a family member, as a sister, as a confidante, as his best friend.

On this auspicious occasion, the Half-Eaten Mind presents a selection of Raksha Bandhan festival themed wallpapers for you to download and send as virtual greetings for your dearest siblings today.

I dedicate this article to my sweet and wonderful sisters Sherrie, Alia, and Anjali.

 Though they don’t all officially celebrate, I want to be thankful for them being in my life and being the blossoms that bring fragrance to my happiness. I am blessed to share my life with each and every one of you xxxxxxxx

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

A Sister Like You
Someone who will understand
Who knows the way I feel
In every situation
Her concern is very real
Someone who has walked my ways
Who knows my every need
Times when she would see me cry
Her heart would nearly bleed
Everyone should have a sister
Just the way I do
Richly blessed is what I am
To have a sister like you

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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(c) original designer via R.D. Hajare
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El_Sol, Compfight via Flickr compfight.com/search/rakhi/1-3-1-1
“Happy Raksha Bandhan Greetings Graphic For Share On Myspace” – Imagesbuddy.com www.imagesbuddy.com/img/raksha-bandhan/page/56/
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