THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HEARD THIS CHRISTMAS…(Why I Still Need Rock and Roll: Session #12)

Wish I knew the song in question but it’s worth noting anyway.

On my way home from my friend MG’s lovely Christmas brunch, I stopped at my local convenience store…Walking out, I heard the thump of a rap song–loud but not abusively so–coming from a white kid’s pickup. The white-haired black man walking towards me was humming along–almost as loudly–to the blues sample underneath.

Smiles all around.

Reminded me that it isn’t all gloom and doom in this world and somehow–maybe just as a measure of how much farther we really have come down the weary highway that seems to have no end–put me in mind of this week’s great discovery…from that Fame box again and 1971. Merry Christmas ya’ll…and a big thanks to all who stopped by and let me reach all my yearly goals for the blog several weeks early and coast into the new year:

 

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