Friday, August 20, 2010

If I see one more person on television, facebook, twitter or on email, type a sentence and then end it with, "let's go!" or "let's get it" or "you already know what it is", I am going to slit their wrists, and step on their fingers. None of this makes sense to me, and I don't even care to sit around get an explanation as to what any of it means. Why can't people just talk regularly? Why do people abbreviate and lazily misspell words on purpose? Why does music suck so bad as of late? And what does it mean to "Dougie"?

That's my disjointed rant for today

So, I am on a mission of sorts, to create a specific kind of playlist on itunes, and this is going to sound a bit random, so please bear with me. Last night, while I was watching some boring preseason football game, the song, "Love Ballad" by LTD came on via itunes. If you've ever listened to that song closely, you'll know that the last 1:45 or so, Jeffrey Osborne just keeps singing the chorus over and over ("What we have is much more than they can see"), and then in the background, he's improvising (or riffing as we call in the business), and it makes for a pretty entertaining way to end the song.

D'Angelo, on his second cd entitled, "Voodoo", also had a song where he followed this same formula. The last 1:58 or so of the song, he sang the chorus over and over, and then went back and laid some improvisational vocals over it. Its a hard contrast to explain, but when you hear it, you'll know what the hell I'm talking about. And then once you realize what I'm talking about, perhaps you can help me find some other songs that are similar to it. And they don't just have to be R&B, then can be soft rock, rock, metal, I don't even care...Jazz is excluded though, because I need these songs to have vocals.

Just in case you are still thoroughly confused I will link the two songs in question:

Love Ballad (start at the 3 minute mark), and ignore the creepy graphics

The Root (start at the 4:35 mark)

And again, if you can think of any other songs that fit this description, please let me know..


Sab D said...

Isley Brother's "Make Me Say It Again Girl" on the HEAT IS ON album. I can't give you a time marker right now, but I will say that if you are in the car - you have to lean back to one side and nod your head. On the actual record, it is the last song on the 3 song side. It is preceded by "For The Love of You" and "Sensuality". If you do this songs in succession with your lady - pretty soon, it will be good times all around!

rashad said...

Good looking out man, I will add this to the playlist, and then be going the HOOCHIE COOCHIE MY FRIENNND!

Anonymous said...

LOL. You sound like an old man ranting. But when you find out what a Dougie is or how to do it, please share.