Tag: motown

There’s something about black musicians; especially those from the 70s. It’s as if their songs and music are sermons; instructional, spiritual guidance for the traversal and enjoyment of life. With Motown stripping away centuries of oppression, these pent-up feelings suddenly found an outlet. Be it Stevie Wonder, Maurice White or Marvin Gaye, when we listen to their seminal albums, their finest opuses, it’s as if we are looking straight into their soul. And of course that’s the whole point: they…

It’s been a while since I last wrote about music. Listening to music, like the appreciation of all art forms, is a very personal and subjective thing. You might like rock and I might like soul, but as long as we both get what we’re looking for, who cares? Well, I care! I listen to contemporary pop and sigh. It saddens me to think that, for some people, this is as good as it gets. If we’re not careful the…

(I probably should save that title for another, better blog post… but what the heck!) As you all probably know by now, I’m in the middle of a huge ‘Motown and Disco’ listening/musical education spree. The Supremes, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye and of course Stevie Wonder. Now, I’m just going to go out on a limb here and claim he wrote one of the best love songs ever. Being completely lyric-retarded, I don’t actually…