Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A Review of Alicia Keys - 'As I Am'
Alicia Keys hit those buttons yesterday.
Yesterday I started coming down with something. Not sure what it is, but it's really doing a number on me. I'm assuming I caught it after spending all day Wednesday in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense building, talking nearly non-stop to some IqAF Colonels and the IqAF Chief of Staff about a million different issues that are about to sneak up on them and kick their arses. Lost my voice that day, but I found a virus that's now kicking my ass.
Anyways, feeling like crap yesterday I pulled up Alicia's new album, 'As I Am', and I can't say enough about it. It's her best. Almost every song was original, well played, well written, and uniquely Alicia. For the time spent listening to her sing I forgot all about feeling sick, or feeling down about being out here for the holidays. She is a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter, and she just keeps getting better and better with age.
Of course I have to issue my Alicia Keys disclaimer when talking about the lady and her music. You see, Alicia and I once had 'a moment' together. Now, as a Gentleman I'll never go into details about what was shared, but it was life changing. Seriously, it was. No, I'm not kidding. Well, of course she wasn't there, but that doesn't mean anything. We still had a moment. Anways, her and I go way back so yes, there is some bias in my recommendation to go purchase her new album, but trust me, it's worth every penny.
So, go buy the CD, light some candles, turn down the lights, kick back with your Sugar Momma or Suggar Daddy, and enjoy the music.
Trust me, 'El Capitan' knows what he's talk'n about.
posted by El Capitan at 8:09 AM
Doggonit, I wish you had written this a few days ago. I was in Best Buy this weekend, and Alicia's CD was on sale for $9.99.
I was going to get it, but I thought I would wait for some sort of "review."
Now, knowing my luck, I'll go back to get it - and it will be regular price.
Doh! Hate it when that happens. I honestly can't remember the last CD I bought. I think it was a Keith Urban CD for the wife.
What was fun about playing the music in the office was one of my coworkers didn't know who Alicia Keys was. I spent a lot of quality time during my lunch break bringing up photo after photo to show him exactly what she looks like.
Funny thing, she may be easy on the eyes, but her music stands by itself. She's a great musician. That's so rare these days.
Hope you're feeling much better!9:30 AM