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....it fucking rules to be me!

I hope a certain someone isn't driving like a lunatic right now, doesn't get yelled at, and has as good a day as I'm gonna have.


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Feb. 11th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
Did you make somebody late for work?
Feb. 11th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
Nope. But somebody's work made them leave me early.
Feb. 11th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC)
I think somebody needs to work closer to Seattle.
Feb. 11th, 2003 10:13 am (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree. I've been trying to convince somebody that her occupation should involve being in my general vicinity all day. Unfortunately, due to the recent economic conditions, I am unable to meet her steep, albeit reasonable, salary requirements.
Feb. 11th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
I'd temporarily give up my position as Aaron Switchblade's press secretary so that somebody could be in the Ballard/U District area all the time (except when she needs to go out of town to go clean up some Aaron Switchblade mess that Paul Rudd is bound to make in his name.)

Unfortunately, it's an unpaid position until the Aaron Switchblade book/movie/sitcom and subsequent merchandising takes off.
Feb. 11th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
That is quite generous of you. I'm confident that she'll be contacting you with her enthusiastic acceptance any minute now. Unless she's still in transit, which is entirely possible.
Feb. 11th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
julie, you're the best!
Feb. 11th, 2003 11:18 am (UTC)
*he made me an hour late!
Feb. 11th, 2003 10:43 am (UTC)
...a smooth groove by sam the man...one of my favorites...you should also listen to the bongo sounds on his "win your love for me"...he still "sends me"....
Feb. 11th, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)
hi. i have a crush on you. that is all.

Feb. 11th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC)
i have a crush on you the size of montana. possibly texas. i'm hoping to further damage your work ethic.
Feb. 11th, 2003 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ok, first. Knock it off you two, it's making me jealous.

Second, Sam Cooke rules. He's the reason I got into soul at all. YOU HAVE TO READ his biography. It's really great. And he was murdered. I think, by the mob. But that's my opinion.

My favorite is "Good Times" or "A Change is Gonna Come"

SAM! *jazz hands*
Feb. 11th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
mom here
...son #2...sam was shot in a motel after a really strange incident involving a really strange woman...the mob (these are my people mind you) would have no reason to knock off sam...fyi...being black history month and all...the song a change is gonna come was a major "anthem" during the civil rights movement back in the 60's...the best of sam cooke was "live at the harlem square club"...his stuff with the soul stirrers was among his best...requiescat en pace....
Feb. 11th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: mom here
I read that after Sam Cooke was killed, Bobby Womack courted, and married, his widow. Some people even say that Bobby showed up to Sam's funeral in Sam's suit. It pretty much fucked Bobby, who Sam had discovered. Nobody would play him because they were outraged.
Feb. 11th, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: mom here
...i see you've done your homework...well done there...my musical time warp genes are finally surfacing...i remember that whole incident because bobby womack was on fire at that time...a real innovator...i also remember sam playing at the harlem club in atlantic city...he opened for the platters and if memory serves me correctly...your grandparents saw that show....i'll reserve my comments on that...rock on...
Feb. 11th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: mom here
well, he did tell the mob to go to hell when they wanted in on his record label. and according to the police records, sam was shot in the top of the head, meaning he would have had to been kneeling or laying down when shot. The hotel owner who shot him was like 5'5" - The police never really investigated the murder and the police were quoted as saying "just another nigger murdered in watts.' Sounds fishy to me.


I have most of the soul stirrers stuff, but it never really did much for me, but who knows, I'd probably like it more if I listened to it more often.
Feb. 12th, 2003 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: mom here
...unfortunately those "police quotes" were pretty much the order of the day back then...hell, even up until malcolm, martin and medgar were shot, the feeling (especially in the south as you can imagine) was the same...it's funny because i remember it so clearly...that's what was so great about living in that time...it does my heart good to know you kids have such an appreciation for that also...have fun in vegas...be safe and win TONS of money....rock on!!!!
Feb. 12th, 2003 09:33 am (UTC)
Didi here...

Great song choice...there'll never be another as smooth as Sam. Bruce did a great homage to that song on 'The Rising'...he'd have gotten one of my 'letters' if it sucked.

No...your grandparents didn't see the Harlem Club show...it was 'other relatives' much cooler then they could ever hope to be.

Can there actually be a fav Sam Cooke song? I dunno...
"Bring It On Home to Me" with Lou Rawls' harmony still gives me chills...

but then there's 'Soothe Me'...

Another piece of useless information...SoulMan Dave Prater (of Sam & Dave) who was killed in a car wreck a few years back, is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cementery across the street from your grandparents. I visited his grave before I left, and of course, you know Sam Moore lives here in Scottsdale. He joined Bruce Springsteen on stage last October for a blistering rendition of Hold On, I'm Coming.

There are concerts and there are CONCERTS....

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