26 December 2006

Say it loud

James Brown was so cool that he could shout "Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud!" and no matter what color you were, you wanted to be black just so you could proclaim YOUR blackness and YOUR proudness, too. I admit it - I sing along even though I'm the biggest white fool on the planet doing it.

Mr Stapler and I were driving home late Sunday night when we heard the news that James Brown had died. We agreed that he could make the simplest of songs mean so much. Like when he said "I feel good!" you automatically thought, "Dang, I want to feel like HIM."

Genius, pure genius.

I am praying for the spirit of James Brown to enter me. Despite all the appearances of me being a busy, active person, I am actually bored as hell. I want to bust out, but I don't know how or where yet. And I want it to feel GOOD.

Please please please PLEASE.

10 comments:

Eden said...

He might if you get up (get on up-uh), get on the scene (get on up-uh), like a sex machine...

*trumpet blasts*

Chase said...

I hope the spirit of all that PCP he did doesn't enter you with him...that'd cause for a major blog ruckus. And nobody likes a ruckus.

Brandon said...

Kind of bummer, huh? I saw him a few years ago in Seattle and he blew the doors off the place. He could still get down.

He was going to be at the Canyon in a couple months, I was really looking forward to that show.

Mr Stapler said...

I think, for music fans, you have Paul Simon at one end of the musical spectrum, and James Brown at the other. And it's for each of us to decide which end we want to be at.

wordgirl said...

I knew a couple who arranged to have James Brown's "I Feel Good" played as their first dance together at their wedding reception. Totally appropriate, no?

Laurabob said...

wzvkleaHis last show was at the Rialto in Joliet. I'm going to tell people I knew him... I think I did. Yeah, I did.

Chantel said...

Yeah, I busted out. But I can't remember anything. Careful there!!

wendy boucher said...

I hope his spirit enters you too. I just want to be there to see it. It ought to be good.

QofS said...

Wasn't he like a sexual harrassing wife beater, though? You can come over and grab my butt or something.

Lisa said...

I'm with Wendy. I'd gladly PAY alot of money to see the spirit of James Brown enter you. (Hey!)

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