Lay It Down

Those of you who know me or my family may be aware of a generational divide over the idea of ‘music,’ which means that my brother and I, throughly educated in the arts of syncopation and the wonders of music made in, y’know, the 20th century, have our own idea of what good music is: Afro Cuban, 1960s-1970s soul and MoTown, the length and breadth of jazz, the most hardcore of hip hop and rap, the classics of Country, and the occasional So-Cal punk rock and Ska of our youth. It’s not that we don’t love Classical music, believe me when I say we know our shit when it comes to 400 years of European high culture. My brother even has a thing for Italian Opera.

Our parents, on the other hand, never get caught out of 18th and 19th century choral music. Roadtrips have always been rather, um, trying.

I bring this up because the only people whose knees don’t go weak watching this video are either (1) my mother and father, or (2) fucking dead.

I love Al Green.

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  • peter

    I say god damn!

    Where can I get it and when is the tour.

    Anthony Hamilton’s album “Comin’ from where I’m From”

    http://www.deezer.com/#music/album/7815

    There is a good fix in Al Green’s absence from Soul and after the death of Motown and Memphis soul. But now this….

    fuck me sidways.

    anyway for the classics now:

    http://www.deezer.com/#music/album/12747

  • peter

    I say god damn!Where can I get it and when is the tour. Anthony Hamilton’s album “Comin’ from where I’m From” http://www.deezer.com/#music/album/7815There is a good fix in Al Green’s absence from Soul and after the death of Motown and Memphis soul. But now this….fuck me sidways. anyway for the classics now: http://www.deezer.com/#music/album/12747

  • Ali & Evan

    Unrelated-
    We FINALLY made it to Biwa…shit have we been missing out! Everything was amazing. I am feeling very happy with pork belly inside my belly. I have a feeling we will be eating there quite a bit in the future.

  • Ali & Evan

    Unrelated-We FINALLY made it to Biwa…shit have we been missing out! Everything was amazing. I am feeling very happy with pork belly inside my belly. I have a feeling we will be eating there quite a bit in the future.