on james brown

My friend S. was trying to explain to his parents about the significance of the passing of the Godfather of Soul:

S. to parents:"There was rhythm before James Brown, and there was rhythm after James Brown, but the last 40 years of music literally just wouldn't have existed without James Brown."

S's mother in response: "Well...your father and I...we're not really very excited by rhythm."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

to which I say "so what"???? This is not exactly of earth shaking significance. I find it appalling that James Brown is getting more attention than Jerry Ford. It probably says something about the focus of most people in our country that someone of dubious character who happened to be musically talented ranks more press than a world leader who walked into a very difficult situation, handled it with aplomb and was apparently (unusual for a politician) a genuinely nice guy to boot.