March 27, 2006

I Love The Music

This weekend they had a special on VH1 featuring Bonnie Raitt.

Damn - I love her music. Seriously. But her politics? Just about ruins it for me. Just about.

But the woman can play the slide guitar. Like an angel.

And her songs? I don't know what it is about her lyrics but she just nails me. It's like she can read what's in my head.

Somethin' to Talk About. One of my all time favorites. What a fun song!!!

The best "break-up" song ever in life. I Can't Make You Love Me

"Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize - don't patronize me"

Damn folks - that's just flippin' powerful stuff.

Oh and Women Be Wise - Oh. My. Goodness. Not her lyrics but still.....great advice, just flat out great advice!!

"Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man
Don't sit around gossiping, explaining what your good man really can do
Some women nowadays, Lord they ain't no good
They will laugh in your face, Then try to steal your man from you
Women be wise, keep your mouth shut, don't advertise your man"

Anyway - I was just all in my happy place, listenin' to her play and sing. Now - if she'd just shut-up about the politics.........

Posted by Tammi at March 27, 2006 09:02 AM

I've seen Bonnie Raitt in concert twice at the Brady Theater in Tulsa. Great, great concerts. Plus she's just so darned excited to play with her musician buds here in Tulsa. Both times, she made just one political jab and she was on to another song. It's a small character flaw that I can overlook.

I don't have Bonnie in the "Shut Up and Sing" category of musicians yet. You know, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Dixie Chicks. Did any of them even graduate high school? You're not being paid to think. Just shut up and sing.

Posted by: Jerry at March 27, 2006 10:14 AM

You know, her politics are typical moonbattery, but her music rocks. My favorite is "are you ready for a thing called love". Brings out the pervert in me.

Posted by: og at March 27, 2006 03:28 PM