Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So... we were sitting here wondering where the Hell our Muse has traipsed off to, given as how she apparently decamped sometime over the long weekend. It's sufficient to say our blogging motivation levels have dropped off considerably over the last 48 hours or so... we've just been going through the motions for the last couple of days.

But! YouTube to the rescue. Ya know how those fine folks at YouTube have the "recommended for you" selection of videos when you log on? Here was one of the six selections YouTube's management thought I'd enjoy... today.

Ah... MOST definitely a good choice. The thing that amazes me most about the incomparable Ms. James is the fact she's been singing this tune since 1961... and she continues to deliver the song in such an impressive manner. I'm wondering if Ms. James has any idea how many times she's sung this tune... but I'd venture a guess it's been in the tens of thousands range. Imagine yourself doing anything that many times (and I DO mean anything. Use your imagination.)... and doing it as fresh as the day you began. Phenomenal.

Her pipes are still in fine shape, too, regardless of the fact she's beyond 70 years of age. I won't speak much about her physical appearance... let's just say I hope to Hell I look half as good as she does when I reach her age.


  1. Etta...a treasure we respect and honor. Thanx.

  2. Thanks, Lou and Cat. I just love the woman to death. Obvious, innit?


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