Monday, February 16, 2009

Soul Vaccination


I should be like the kitties lying back in bed. You don't hear this coming from me very often but I'm sick. Nothing too bad but an ear infection. It has been coming on for the last couple of weeks and yesterday hit me hard. I'm feeling better today and decided not to call the doctor. The hardest part for me is that I have no energy. That is the worst part of being sick for me. I'm a highly energized person and to have no energy is a fate worse than death.

I've chosen a couple of old songs to make myself feel better today. A funky sound even if you feel too ill to dance will still speed up and funk up the soul. Who does that funky sound any better than Tower of Power? No one! Here they are with Get Yo Feet Back On the Ground and Soul Vaccination. I guess this will date me but I sure did a lot of dancing to these tunes back in the early seventies.

Tower of Power
is such a great band! I may celebrate them today by playing four songs instead of two. Not all of their songs are funky or dance tunes. They had incredible soul ballads, which is a music style I love so much. I had this one, You're Still a Young Man here a long time ago and will resurrect it today. Will I Ever Find Love is another of that vein.

I've linked both the Wikipedia article and the band's website. The website has music. Just realized these lazy kitties might not be the right photo to illustrate a band like Tower of Power.

6 comments:

Nan said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Cuidado said...

Thanks, Nan. I do too as I have lots to do.

Ralph said...

Feeling tired is worse than the earache? I'd have trouble choosing--feel better soon!

Cuidado said...

Feeling tired is really the hard part. Today is much the same. good thing I have painting to do where I can just sit and move my arms.

Thought you might comment on the music. Did you dance to Tof P too?

Ralph said...

You know, for some reason the group was never on my radar screen. Don't know why--they're certainly good and do the kind of music I like, but no, never danced to them.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, I've heard you say you danced to this and that which were the same songs I was dancing to so I assumed...