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Important things I learned from sweet soul music:

1. Most things are easy to do, especially if you've been doing them since you was two.
2. As disturbing as it sounds to let your backbone slip, it's not at all dangerous.
3. Many people don't make no sense.
4. If mama's sleeping, there's a good chance that papa ain't around and thus, you can get away with stuff.
5. Often times, a witness is needed.
6. "HAAAAUUUUGGHGHHHHHH!!!!" is a perfectly acceptable way to start a song, end a song, or fill in lyrics.
7. Most important events take place on the floor.
8. Places with more soul: Detroit; Harlem; New Orleans; Chicago; the inner city. Places with less soul: Dubuque, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Augusta, Maine; the financial district.
9. Names of guys with soul: Bobby, Joe, Otis, Eddie. Names of guys with no soul: Todd, Chad, Troy, Brett
10. The preferred animal of soul music is the monkey.
11. If you're not sure what to do with it, you should shake it.


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Oct. 25th, 2002 05:51 am (UTC)
postscript...add atlanta to list of cities with soul...for the "queen of soul"...you've earned my highest praise for your appreciation of the music we listn to "in the midnight hour"...

pps...remember cleveland gave us alan freed the "father of rock and roll"....we confer honorary soul status..
Oct. 25th, 2002 06:21 am (UTC)
but... what about the funk? the ohio players? Dazz Band? (I Know ther is more. I just hve cobwebs in that part of my brain.)
Oct. 25th, 2002 08:32 am (UTC)
Add Philadelphia to that list of soulful....Gamble & Huff (Spinners, the OJays,et al)...

It stops at Nawlins..cuz then there's Texas, and we all know about Texas...blechhhh...

Just testifyin'

Oct. 25th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC)
you're the best ever when you get on a roll about soul.

good gawd, y'all!
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