Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Why Not...

i know it's late, but i'm planning on spending most of wednesday hitting the stores and getting some supplies. first i'm going to be placing my order for a new pair of glasses. the frames need to be checked and double checked for my convenience because the one's i've had these past few years have been digging into my nose and leaving bruises. next is finding a decent pair of shoes. the only shoe store i frequent is journeys and they are found at most malls, so i don't think there will be a problem with that. once i'm done with my feet covers it's on to under garments. i think some tank tops and boxer briefs are in order. and then finally, it's off to my grandma's for lunch, or dinner, and then church. topping the whole night off will be a new episode of Top Chef and maybe some braums ice cream. (i like to make lists and check things off one-at-a-time. yeah, i know i'm a dork...)

i want to take a side trip with today's music selection. this performing artist is held at number 65 in rolling stone's 100 Greatest Artists of all Time. he's made people fall in love and cry for those they've lost. here is Al Green to sing for you and make things better.

al green is loved by most native american's and that's a fact. he's actually loved by many, but i just like to single out my native people instead. you see, i grew up listening to this man's subtle, yet elegant voice. he was spinning on vinyl before i could walk and is still played by me and my mother today. he's much older now, but the spirit's still there and rollin' on. (thanks mom!!!)

al green started his career in music around 1967 or so. he quickly rose to fame with hit songs like, "i can't get next to you" "i'm so tired of being alone" "let's stay together" and "i'm still in love with you". after a terrible accident with his estranged girlfriend, mary woodson who commited suicide after al refused to wed her, he changed his lifestyle and went on to preach and sing gospel music. this became a part of his legacy up until he reentered r&b during the 80's. and like i said before, the man is still kickin' it old school and singing to his hearts content. he was actually here in oklahoma last month. (i should have gone...) if you like classic rhythm and blues singers like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, then you most certainly will love mr al green.

today you only need one album to start with and that's Al Green's Greatest Hits. this album is ranked at number 52 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of all Time. it contains a fountain of wealth in music. it's an instant classic and one of the best hits compilations since Bob Marley's Legend album. dig it slowly...

http://www.mediafire.com/?onu5ijrzjge (part 1)
http://www.mediafire.com/?qlmjt0z2hml (part 2)

i'm so tired (literally)...

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