Thursday, December 28, 2006
Rockin' the Hereafter
From This is Your Brain on Music: "Throughout most of the world and for most of human history, music making was as natural an activity as breathing and walking, and everyone participated. Concert halls, dedicated to the performance of music, arose only the last several centuries... Singing and dancing were a natural activity in everybody's lives, seamlessly integrated and involving everyone."
From USA Today: Fans Honor Godfather of Soul at Apollo "Hundreds of fans followed behind the caisson singing the chorus of Brown's anthem, 'Say it Loud — I'm Black and I'm Proud.'"
Groove in peace, James Brown. 5/3/33-12/25/06
He even provides his own apropos soundtrack for this moment: "That's Life" by James Brown