Musically thinking  

TurnLock 61M
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8/3/2006 7:19 am

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Musically thinking

I was just minding my business when I hit this website that brought back the oldies for me. I remember watching Steve Harvey in Kings of Comedy and he played Earth Wind and Fires “Would you Mind.” This is not the version from “All ‘N All”, so I can’t locate it and I must find it if I ever hope to have sex again. Although there is no relationship between the two events, my mental focus has become diverted and I’m in quest mode.

When I think about the great soul songs “Would you Mind.” Comes to mind. Then Heatwave came up in a forum “Too Hot to Handle” album I remember the uniqueness of this album. Remember:

1. Boogie Nights
2. Ain’t no Half steppin’
3. Super Soul Sister
4. Always and Forever

Takes me back to when music was more artistic and not cookie-cutter copies of other artist. Even in the rock area, groups like Kansas, Black Sabbath, Kiss, The Doobie Brothers and Seals and Croft all were new and refreshing with their style of music.

Rare Earth was one of my most watched groups. I loved how they took soul music and rocked it up a bit. Also how they managed to deliver Rock to a soul audience without us judging it as rock. Those boys were bad, made me pull out my guitar and appreciate music for all that it could be.

Musically for me, my all time favorites were the works of Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke. Jeff Beck’s lyrical ability to make the guitar sing has always amazed me. His wired album, I played the hell out of. Stanley Clarke made the bass guitar a featured instrument, his piccolo bass lead to many imitators. I was watching PBS one day and Stanley gave a quick solo on the upright Bass and it was like eating chocolate, ahh it was good. To lay a sexual mood you would play Luther. To satisfy myself I play Stanley and I’m not talking sexual pleasure, I talking about my mind understanding the meaning of life. I’m talking about finally understand what a woman wants, unfortunately this knowledge always vanishes. I suspect conspiracy.

P.S. I found the song I was looking for It was Love's Holiday. Would you mind was a bonus demo on the same album. Now I can resume my interest in pursuing sex.

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
8/3/2006 2:27 pm

I am very happy that now you can resume your interest in pursuing sex. With all of the people in the world, why do we have so much trouble getting some of the things that we want?

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

TurnLock replies on 8/3/2006 6:15 pm:
We have rituals and traditions and social order that we adhere too. Plus we're scaried cats, so seeking physical enjoyment has a lot of hoops we have to overcome. But Damn it, it's well worth the effort, if you find the right one. Even the wrong one could do for awhile.

FlowsDioseRelet 42F

8/3/2006 7:59 pm

I know it will be hard to believe considering my age, but as I read your blog I felt myself slip into a sultry state of mind. You speak of this music like I do and your words were so fitting. As I read each group, artist or song mentioned I began to sing out loud to myself...don't worry I can sing a lil...hee hee. Let us not forget (since you are such an Earth fan) TOWER OF POWER. Very similar to Earth but with their own unique twist on Soul/Rock/R&B. Oh and if you enjoy Jazz at all the works of Al Jarreau and George Benson should be mentioned.....both originators of their own sound. I find that when I like music that is recent it is usually because it is mixed with something older or in a similar style to something else I like. I feel ya and I am glad you found your song...great song btw.


TurnLock replies on 8/4/2006 5:47 pm:
Yes, Tower of Power, "What is hip" and "Soul Vaccination" were the jams. Bring up Tower of Power brings up the great debate of the best horn section of that time. For me it was Chicago, nobody could touch them and there were great horn sections then; Blood Sweat and Tears and the Brecker Brothers, oh yeah and James Brown's horn section the JB's.

FlowsDioseRelet 42F

8/3/2006 8:04 pm

P.S. Heatwave was one of the first old groups (old for me anyway) I fell in love with...Boogie with the Boogie get down cause Boogie Nights are always the best in town... It was Always and Forever that caught my attention while listening to an old school radio station in Mpls, MN.


JuicyBBW1001 56F

8/4/2006 1:22 pm

I am going to see Earth Wind and Fire and Santana and Los Lonely Boys soon. Neaner neaner.


TurnLock replies on 8/4/2006 5:50 pm:
Cherish these precious moments, they are so short and few. That sounds like a fun night.

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