Monday, March 2, 2009

Song of the Day: Inner City Blues (Make me wanna holler

I read the book before I really learned of or learned to appreciate this song and the album it comes from, one of my all-time top ten. If you don't have it in your collection, you should.

I listened to Marvin Gaye's "What's going on" from first song to last the other night in the car. It's soooo good, start to finish. And the lyrics are surprisingly (and disappointingly) fitting for our time.

The book was a surprise. It was on the reading list for one of my journalism classes. It was about as far from my life experience as could be, but it's brutal honesty and underlying hope carried me through a second reading a few years after the first.

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