Thanks for checking in. Apologies for the lack of new reviews. I have many things in the works, some punching and more horror business and what not. But I really feel like my next review should be something very positive and constructive. I’m getting there.
In times like this I turn to Stevie, so in case you need an uplift too I have a song to share with you. This is a religious song, and I’m not a religious person. I mean, I’m a scoundrel, sometimes I’ll try praying when shit gets scary (lately) or when someone I care about dies (too often), figuring if Someone’s not out there to listen at least I’m putting my thoughts together or sending out good vibes or something.
But I kind of feel like listening to music is my version of spirituality. Going to a P-Funk show is the closest I get to those ladies fanning themselves and speaking in tongues in the revival tent. There are pieces of music I love so much they can take me to a higher mind state and make me feel better about life. I can go to church on a piece of music. I got a weird habit of putting on headphones at 2:30 am and listening to some song intently and getting real emotional, even teary-eyed just thinking about the way the notes move my soul. Recent examples include “Purple Rain” and “Maggot Brain.”
But one time not long ago I put on this song and I just thought about how if you were someone like Stevie, you had sounds like this coming instinctively out of you, of course you would be a religious person. It must feel like some godly voice is speaking through you.
Whatever it is, his voice and attitude and rhythms always soothe me, so try this one out if you need it.
You know what? That’s beautiful and all, but that might’ve not been a strong enough choice, we might need some more funk for this funk. I think we are gonna need to have Stevie at prime 1970s funk levels. And we’re gonna need his band set up just on a street somewhere. In fact, we’re gonna specifically need them to be performing on Sesame Street.
Unfortunately there are no Muppets in this clip, but it still looks like the greatest block party ever. Check out the kid at 4:11 rockin out like he’s on the Peanuts Christmas special.
November 10th, 2016 at 11:31 am
Music is a good thing to retreat to in such times. I’ll be at an Electric Six concert next week. I already had to miss out on The Chemical Brothers and John Carpenter for financial reasons, so I’m glad at least their tickets were cheap enough for a long time unemployee like me and hey, seeing your favourite band live for the first time since 2009 isn’t too bad either.
Something tells me they might play this song from their 2nd album, which was written as a reaction to George W’s America. It’s not up there with all the other great songs about shitty times and politics in music history, but it’s one of the most fun. And yeah, listen to ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EVACUATION over and over today really cheered me up a bit.
01. Electric Six - Rock And Roll Evacuation (Señor Smoke)
Electric Six - Rock And Roll Evacuation