Monday, September 14, 2009


By now, this is pretty much a music blog along with a poker blog scattered with personal matters, so I feel I can share this with you.

I watched a documentary a few days ago called "Before The Music Dies". The film is about how the music industry got into the sad state it's in, and how it can redeem itself. There are dozens of interviews and performances that are noteworthy. The best lines come from Erykah Badu, who looks stoned out of her mind when she's on camera, but is probably the most heartfelt and memorable.

But what really blew my mind the most was the first two minutes of the film. It's a clip of an old Ed Sullivan show. Ray Charles on piano and Billy Preston on lead vocals doing a short, but blistering, cover of Edwin Starr's "Agent Double O Soul", from 1964. Billy Preston is a revelation, with fantastic vocals and dance moves that come from outer space.

Watch it. It's the craziest cool two minutes of your life.

Oh, and note to self: Check to see if Hulu.Com has the movie you want before you buy it off of ITunes!

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