Your favorite musician and why?
do people really have a favorite musician? i mean like really? i for one can’t qualify any one artist as my absolute favorite. but i guess there are a top 3 or so. before my great gettin’ up mornin’ i HAFTA see stevie wonder in concert. so he’s way up there for me.
hmm. who else? i’ll cheat and re-visit my answers from one of those surveys that were all the rage for a while. this one was called ‘Your own People’s Choice Awards’. you rememba that one? you memba? you memba?
anyway i think i’ve alluded to my allegiance to that Baduizm in other posts so erykah’s a given. it’s kinda hard to explain. does erykah sometimes concern me with her over liberal, hedonism in a headwrap way of life? yeah. but i guess she speaks to that part of me that is kooky and flower childy. ‘Baduism’ got me through my 1st complicated ‘love” and broken heart and for that i’ll always be grateful. and it should be noted that erykah’s is a controlled chaos. i mean she does bizarre well. her shows never disappoint. they are entertaining and engaging from beginning to end in a way that you wanna see her EVERY time she comes to your town. can’t say the same for jill scott or india.irie (this brilliant guy i know dubbed the latter paint.drying. HILARIOUS!).
and rounding out my top 3 is the incomparable, the soulful, the ever-polarizing (according to one group [the right group] she can sang but ask those others and she needs to be that poor soul in the choir with their mic [unbeknownst to them] turned off) MARY J. BLIGE!!!
i dunno. Mary’s music is just my kinda music. her pain is always palpable and her joy seems like real joy–still subject to come back down to earth but jammin’ and happy in the moment. mary gives a song texture. i don’t really buy music anymore. i’ve got too much else to do to keep up with the musical jones. but when i was in the market. i was buying whatever these folks were selling.