I "cloud nine" when I want to.......
Oh what a song - one of my top 10 most favorite summer songs of all time!
Here's an awesome video of Sly and the Fam singing it in 1969
and here's another video (with better audio) that I just found when I was searching for my other OTHER favorite summer song - SUMMERTIME by the Zombies. Nice beach sceens set to the music of both songs -- now what are the chances of me finding both on one video?
"Boop-boop-ba-boop-boop" when I want to.......
Any Sly Stone fans out there? Well, HE'S BACK after a 25 year absence and sounding pretty good!
Here he is at the North Sea Jazz Festival in CA a few weeks ago.
He recently granted Vanityfair an interview that you can read here. He's working on some new songs and I CAN'T WAIT to hear what's been going on in his head after all these years!
But when I ask Stone to describe the new songs, he straightens up, rocks forward in his seat, and starts rhyming in an insistent cadence somewhere between a preacher's and a rapper's, the rasp suddenly gone from his otherwise low, throaty speaking voice. "There's one that says, 'Ever get a chance to put your thanks on? / Somebody you know you can bank on? / Even sometimes you might embarrass them by pulling rank on? / Now, whatcha gonna do when you run out of them? … Another holiday, you're drunk and curbing it / You can't face a noun, so you're straight adverbing it / You had an argument at home, and you had to have the last word in it / Now whatcha gonna do when you run out of them?'
There's one that's called 'We're Sick Like That,'" he continues. "It says, 'Give a boy a flag and teach him to salute / Give the same boy a gun and teach him how to shoot / And then one night, the boy in the bushes, he starts to cry / 'Cause nobody ever really taught him how to die.'"
Good Luck Sly!!
"Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"
~John Cusack, High Fidelity