love that santana and al green
the other day one of the things on my to-do list was to finally repair some scratched cd's before our trip. so today after posting, i started listening to them to check that all was fixed. and i'm so moved i had to come back and say how much i missed and didn't realise i was missing.
i love al green and santana and krs-one and cream, and shortly i will be loving the love jones soundtrack. i'm in love with my music collection, and right now it's the best feeling to uninterruptedly listen to albums i've been away from for far too long. carlos just delivered the sweetest samba pa ti i ever heard. i developed an instant crush, all over again.
and the beauty of this is that whenever i'm getting into my music i have to play some stevie, but today and tomorrow i'm giving myself the most delightful denial and anticipation, and not listening to any of his work because i can hold out for his live performance in less than a week. the hedonist in me is saying that i should listen now anyway because nothing will be able to diminish the live show, but for now i'm abstaining from my favourite drug, knowing he'll take me to higher ground soon enough.
addendum: as i clicked 'publish' on this post, grims called and told me that ibrahim ferrer died yesterday. i will be adding the buena vista social club to today's selection- it's sad that by the time these musicians got together for the film and album, they were all elderly and we're losing them fast. here's some info on ferrer's other recent works. and more here.