Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Song of the Day - June 23, 2009

Once again inspired by events in Iran, I've picked a song that has deep resonance with me Garland Jeffrey's The Answer. Reminiscent musically of Hold Me Now by the Thompson Twins (listen closely to that intro), it's a manifesto (thanks to Microsoft, I've been using that word a lot) that urges you, the listener, to create your own destiny, do what you dream of doing, and don't let the voice of others, the voice of doubt in side you, hold you back. It's the ultimate paean to the power of positive thinking, to free will. And it comes from one of the most probing albums on race in America ever recorded, brought to you by an artist whose diverse musical interests and heritage meant radio never knew where to put him. I say go out, get copies of Ghost Writer, Don't Call Me Buckwheat and Escpae Artist and put them among your most essential albums. BTW, the amazing video is by Godley & Creme, one-time pop stars who became the creme-de-la-creme - pardon the pun, of video directors.

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