Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Can I make it up to you. I'll find a way. Can you give this foolish man one more start.


Big Mark 243 said...

You were dropping science with this post Carey Carey! Had to Face Book my girl Jill (I call her 'my girl' because she embodies the look as well as the personality of my 'Miss Universe), and plan on writing about Mechelle's song.

Lala Hathaway and Will Downing still seem so underrated ... if artists like them got the airplay like some of the craptastic stuff on black radio SINCE I was a kid, I would still be a 'soul brother #1'.

Great stuff. Thanks again for reminding me that I do like black music!!

CareyCarey said...

Yeah Mark, for me it's not always about the melody. The thoughts and words within the songs are what touches my heart. And in Jill Scotts case, she's projecting those feelings as if they are so real. My daughter said Jill put on one of the best shows of the year. I was in New Orleans @ the Essence festival but I missed her. Did catch Janet jackson and Monica and Charlie Wilson.

There are so many heartfelt messages in old school songs. I can't help but think the writer spent hours and days working the lyrics. They put their soul in those songs.

Will and Lalah get their props in certain circles. I don't believe anyone does Will's sound better than he. Now of course Luther was the man.

Like you, I don't need to hear about someones bling and how they are going to freak everybody in the club.

MsKnowitAll said...

you-put-lalah up?!

i love the entire post... i do... especially since you ended it with the mellowness of mr. downing.

this could be my listening party for the day. thank you.

and i saw jill scott this year when she opened for maxwell. she was absolutely breathtaking!

CareyCarey said...

Hello Miss Knows it all, you don't know nothing about Lalah (LOL).

I mean, I know your heart has never taken a hit *eyebrow raised*.

I've heard the same thing about Jill Scott at the Maxwell concert. Now tell me (since you didn't mention it) tell me you were not one of the ladies throwing their.... ahhh... their undergarments on the stage? Nooooo, a nice New Yorker like you wouldn't do that? :-)

And yeah, Will brought this post home. Well, aside from his smooth voice, he was the voice of many men that have seen the errs of their ways, and in such, find themselves begging to come back home. The women were saying hit the road jack, and will was saying "lets straighten it out". Wait, that's a title to another song. Utt oh, I feel another post coming on.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Whew, loving the music therapy, Carey :-).