Friday, December 22, 2017

a cure for your blues

does this age of fuck get you down?  are you bummed by the continuous stream of bad news.  hate humanity because it seems whatever humans do we do it so fucking badly?

then try a little tenderness by otis redding.  the great singer died fifty years ago this month.  but not before filmmaker d.a. pennebaker shot redding performing at the monterey international pop festival that augured the summer of love.  i was born in that summer.  and it is weird to consider that half a century has passed between today and this great performance by one of the greatest soul singers of the 20th century.

but by the strength of this film, and the voice of otis redding, shall your faith in humanity be partially restored.  for a race that can produce a sound and film of such fine emotion and intensity can do some things right.  let these videos be a salve for what ails you.

behold the great otis redding shot by the filmmaker d.a. pennebaker.  i dare you to not shake your booty.


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