Happy Born Day to me! Well okay, not exactly.
This week's theme is the celebration of my birth year. A year where there was an abundance of impeccable music - soul and otherwise, so what a choice I have to deal with. I don't even know where to start!!!
So the thing is, how do I do my post without revealing my age? Well, believe it or not, I really do not care about my age. I always felt that age is nothing but a number, except for when it comes to dating. New York City happens to have a plethora of hungry adolescents and young men who think that they know what an older woman needs and wants. I am not saying that I am 60 (I am only 33, but I am GROWN), but these "youths" need to back it up something fierce! I do thank the lord, my Mom, Dad and Grandparents for my wonderful genes and hope to keep it up for the years to come. But seriously, a sister is sick of being approached by 21 - 25 year olds.
I digress!! So by the subtraction made, I guess you realized that my fabulous self found her way into the world in 1975. A year when The Wiz debuted on Broadway, Parliment was groovin' with the release of "Chocolate City," and Minnie Riperton left her undeniable mark with her five and a half octave blessing on "Loving You." Not to mention my favorite ill-humored shark was on a rampage eating everyone who passed his way - yes, my boy Jaws. This was my year.
So with that said, I have decided to choose two picks today since there are so many songs that I was raised on (I really miss my Daddy) and that have stuck with me over the years.
Here is one that I could not forget at all. The look on my cousin's face when I told her he passed, was like she lost her best friend. I felt it to the core. May he rest in peace.
And secondly, this is for me. I love Earth Wind & Fire and seeing them in concert this past summer was a check off of my "must see" concert listing. I think this song reflects what my parents have instilled in me from day one. Contrary to what anyone will tell me along the way, I am to always remember this:
I wonder if this was on Obama's play list?
I dedicate this entry to my musical and life teacher - my Dad. I miss you. :)
Have a great weekend y'all...