Wednesday, September 9, 2009

what *was* going on????

in berry gordy's head. i always rather figured that the head of motown records was a bit of a visionary genius, but i just read this:

"'What's Going On' just sat on the shelves. Berry Gordy didn't like it; he thought Marvin should just stay with the beautiful ballads. Then someone that worked at Motown heard it and told Berry, 'This is a smash, man,' and so ultimately Berry released it, and it went through the roof." --Otis Williams of the Temptations

what the????? how could ANYONE hear that song and not realize that it has to be one of the best songs ever written???? that little tidbit from mr williams just amazed me!!

Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What's going on......

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my first love....

just finished reading pamela des barre's "let's spend the night together" which is basically a bunch of groupies glorifying and justifying the!! found this lovely poem in the chapter dedicated to gayle o'connor, tho, and i just HAD to post it as it fits me to a tee!!! not sure if ms o'connor wrote the poem herself or not, but she said she had it on her mirror when she was growing up:

music is my first love

it will be my last

music of the future

music of the past

to live without my music

would be impossible to do

in this world of troubles

my music pulls me through.