Yeah that thing on the bottom of my page is something that tracks my music for the site Last.fm which is like an international musical MySpace. I got friends in Norway and such and I might add one from Australia. Anyway, during my return I accumulated my 5,000th track played. Wanna know what it is?
(Drum roll please)
T.I. - Why You Wanna
What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. Yes it's one of my favorite tracks but #4,999 was Al Green - Simply Beautiful which is equally as good (actually superior) but I only recently discovered in non-sampled form (Talib Kweli - Good To You).
Thought I'd pass that along.
Also I might as well update Vocal Arts Month. Its been hard at times. I allow myself some rap from time to time but I find myself looking for the more melodically inclined hip-hop (like my new favorite Jean Grae - The Place Is Here (ft. Phone of Little Brother). They call themselves the Ashford & Simpson of hip-hop and there's a stretch that totally makes my day.). And added blessing is that I have rediscovered the beauty of Christian music and I think Mary Mary has entered the hallowed pantheon of gospel artists you cannot speak badly about to Adam (This list includes Richard Smallwood, BeBe & CeCe, The original Winans, Take 6, and dc Talk circa Jesus Freak)
More posts to follow.