Friday, July 18, 2008
Selecting my music for tomorrow's drive out to Omaha from Dayton. I'm really getting hooked on Duffy. She's like a sober Amy Winehouse. When I first heard her I thought she was trying to fake the Winehouse sound, but listening to her other songs changed my opinion. She has a genuine classic and great voice that holds its own.
Speaking of Winehouse, what do they call her style of music? Is it retro 'something'. Not sure, but it's really fascinating. Ignoring the fact that she's a crack addict who's about to lose her life to drugs and booze, her style is really one of a kind. Pretty sad it might not be around that long.
Anyways, two videos. The first is Duffy singing 'Mercy' live. The second is Winehouse singing 'Back to Black'. The lyrics are really really good, damn it. Why do the good musicians all have to be freaks??!!
Kind of an odd transition from here, but I'm heading West in the morning to Omaha Nebraska to start the next step of my Air Force career. Everything should work out fine if I can just find my way there without too many detours along the way.
Just found some Smokey and the Bandit motivation to get me going. After all, "What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law."
Might as well throw in the other trucker classic. Can't do without a little Convoy.
posted by El Capitan at 12:51 AM
Mercy Sakes, Boy! Better watch out for them Smokies or you'll get more detours than you really want. ;-) As for the convoys, truckers aren't as accommodating to drafting these days as they were 30 or so years ago, but back then I'd never have made it from CA to PA in a VW Bug without their help...10:31 AM
10-4 good buddy. drive safe.12:13 AM
Another blogger who I read daily recommended Duffy - and I love her CD. She is a fantastic singer.
Watch out for those troopers out there. Great clips from some classic movies, too.