Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Humbling Moments

You know when you hear a 'new' song on the radio and you totally love it and you're all spreading the gospel of that song and a real adult or some well meaning musicphile says, "yeah I really love that remake." Remake. Remake? You mean this is not the original soul moving words and music of __________ (insert current popular artist here).

I just sort of had one of those moments. It was with Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise" from Songs In the Key of Life. Sigh. The song is exactly where Coolio got/stole his inspiration for "Gangsta's Paradise". I had no idea. Songs In the Key of Life is a pivotal and famous album that I should be much more familiar with, especially since I love Coolio's song so much.

Humbling musical moments.

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