Rock and Roll is Getting Better
I used to work at job where I was allowed to listen to the radio during
the day. After being tortured by the radio people who insist on playing $$$$$$ at least 2 times every hour, I decided
to listen to the pop / rock station and I discovered some of these folks have it going on. I hate to say it but the
R&B music playing on the radio is lacking lyrically.
One artist that surprised me was Pink. I wasn't really into her when
she first came out. But I like her style now. I especially like her song "Family Portrait". It feels like
she's being herself now.
I also like this no breed of teen pop stars. They play their own
instruments, they aren't relying on their Barbie Doll, Blond-Haired Looks, but they prove they can truly sing and have talent.
Don't laugh, but I like the "Skater Boy" song. I don't know who sings
it, but when I find out I will definitely post her name.
My Very Own Awards Show
Since award shows I popular, I'm giving out my own web award to my all time favorite
Best Confessional, Heartfelt Soul Singer: This award goes to Phyliss
I will warn you, don't listen to her newer albums when you're depressed. Despite her occasional sadness,
you can feel the sincerity in her voice. I really miss her and I was deeply hurt when she committed suicide. Ms.
Was Hymann was one of the greats.
Best Blues Sanging, Blond Hair Wearing, Original Rock-n-Rolling Lady:
Is none other than Miss Etta James. If you ever heard " I'd Rather Go Blind". You know what I'm talking about.
Best Hollering, Kicking, and Screaming All Over the Stage, but who can still
out sing most of these chicks today award: You know who it is - Patti LaBelle!!!
Come on now - Say her
name - Patti! Patti!
Best Scatting, Best Dressing, Most Classy Lady Award: This goes to
Ella Fitzgerald. Any body who can make a nursery rhyme a hit has mega talent. She made "A Tisket, A Tasket"
her signature song. I haven't heard any singer today accomplish that.
Best Jazz Composing, Be-Boping, Grandfather of Hip-Hop, Musician: You
know it goes to Dizzie Gillipsie. His international flavor can't be beat!
Best Red-Headed Blues Sanging Chick: Come on y'all. Have a heart,
oh have a heart. This goes to Bonnie Rait. Her voice can bring tears to your eyes.
Best Looking, Jazz Singing, and She's Still a Fox Award: This goes
to Nancy Wilson. I hope I look that good in gray hair when I get that age. And homegirl can still hold a note.