Good weekend.....weather was ok, for the most part. A little rain on saturday.
Friday I went to the legendary Bob Gibson's house to pick thru some 45s. He only had one box for me, so the pickin's were kinda slim. But I got these:
Sweet Charles - Soul Man (People)
Nice Version. Kinda laid back, like a Curtis Mayfield joint.
Soul Crusaders Orchestra - Pretty Lil Mama (More Soul)
Break at the beginning. Nice track.
Johnny Talbot - Pickin Cotton (Jasman)
Another break. Good track.
Maurice - ? (My)
Passed on it the first time I saw it cause the label came off, but got it this time
Hayes Ware - You Got Me Mama (CJ)
Excellent blues/funk track. Flip side it good too.
Southside Revue - Chittlins (Mellow)
Nice track, but its got a weird hiss on one channel. I think its a recording error. Anyone know if this is on all the 45s of this?
The Black Souls - Baki Mutane Nakuka (Gully)
I normally don't dig on the afro-funk as much, but this track is goooooood. Afro-funk-rap
Prime Mates - Hot Tamales (Sansu)
Laid back meters style funky stuff.
Sisters of Righteous - Thats How I Feel (King)
Faster female funk.
Gloria Taylor - Born A Woman (King Soul)
Nice soul track.
Thelma Jones - Give It To Me Straight (Barry)
Not rare, but Thelma Jones put out some SOUL!!!
Michelle Lovett & the Mighty Cravers - Play My Music Funky (WSJ Sound)
This track can't decide if it wants to be funk or disco. And the breakdown makes me think of Maimi Vice. I can dig it! Where are Crockett & Tubbs?
Went and saw Minority Report yesterday. It was definately good. I am a big sci-fi fan, so I knew I would like it....but I think it was honestly a decent film too. Seemed very influenced by Brazil-ish Gilliam work. Also maybe a bit of Fifth Element in there too.
Today I hung out with Mona, and we went down to Harvard Square. I was hangin' outside waiting for her to get done in Kinko's, and I saw this guy crash his car up on the median! Right in the middle of Harvard Square! It was crazy....I think he was hurt pretty bad too.....I (and lots of other people apparently) called 911. The ambulance was there in about 10 minutes, but the cops & fire engines didn't get there for about 15-20minutes. Crazy......I think the guy passed out, or had a heart attack. Just got me thinking a bit. If he would have lost it a moment earlier he wouldn't have hit the median and stopped, he would have driven up into the square, and probably hit people. Uggg.....difficult to think about that. But then, I realize.....I am on this medication for a minor case of epilepsy. If I were to have a seizure when driving....that could happen to me. Yikes.