Sunday, July 06, 2014

Rape, murder. It's just a shot away

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the people on whose necks I stepped while climbing to the zenith of my profession.

As you can imagine, this moment of humility and introspection comes after finally watching "Twenty Feet from Stardom," the Academy Award winning documentary about back up singers.  Watching Darlene Love (who managed to come out the other side alive) talk about being screwed over and over by Phil Spector made me really sad.

I'm glad he's in jail.
Me too.

Plus, honestly, how hot were the Ikettes?

The coolest part was watching Merry Clayton listen to the discrete track of her part of Gimme Shelter.  Which, amazingly enough, goes like this ...

Wait -- check that.  It's not amazing at all.  It's U-Tube.  You can't always get what you want, but you can -- with effort, apparently -- get what you need.

And the colored girls go
"Doo do doo do doo do do doo ..."
     --Lou Reed


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