Thursday, December 4, 2008
Listen up, y'all!
I was driving home the other day and this song came on the radio. I immediately started wigglin' my tuchus in my heated leather seat. The mood of funkiness I had was totally exorcised from my head. I was transformed and feeling the kind of funk that's good! When I arrived home, I had to look up this Michael Franti guy. How I hadn't heard of him before is beyond me. The band name "spearhead" was ringing a bell, but I was clueless none the less. Myspace provided me with all the tunes I needed to get hooked. Youtube provided the visual to share. In natural form for me, I emailed my favorite music critic about the aural medicine I received -- Sean Daly. This took place over the weekend. Imagine my delight when I logged on to his blog yesterday. I read MY NAME and partial credit for alerting him to this song. Go me! Yeah, I high-fived my badself. Sean is always very generous in giving me props when it's deserved. He hadn't heard the song yet and declared that he liked it! On a side note: Sean is the hilarious co-host of the Stuck in the 80s podcast found on iTunes -- FREE! In fact, if you back track to last year's New Year's Eve LIVE call-in episode, you get to hear me talk about concealed weapons and The (vapid) Girls Next Door. I guarantee you'll laugh, you'll cry, it's better than Cats. The creator of the 'cast, Steve Spears, has a blog, too. I encourage you to check it out, also. If you love all things 80s, that's the perfect resource and outlet for your fixation.