Sunday, November 16, 2008

Being Inspired by Others

Here is the incomprable Stevie Wonder. Enjoy!

"Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision."

--Stevie Wonder

And just because a man has eyes doesn't mean he can see.


Dave Wheeler said...

Outstanding! "Superstition" is probably my favorite Stevie Wonder song. The Stevie Ray Vaughn cover and video that Stevie appears in is terrific. "You Haven't Done Nothing" has come to shape my views of our political system and it's inability to address and correct many of the issues working parents and our communities face.
It's one of those songs that gets me "Fired Up and Ready to Go"!

Thanks're kind of an inspiring figure in your own right! You've given me a great topic for a future blog post.

judith ellis said...

I'm glad to have done so, Dave. And as you well know, you too have inspired and encouraged me. For this, I'm grateful.

Stevie Wonder is an awesome musician. The beat of "I Wish" is pretty funky, eh? Deep, ripping and building. I watched Happy Feet over the weekend and I loved hearing this song in the movie to the awesome tapping of the extraordinary Savion Glover.

Besides being a great musician, Stevie Wonder is also a great advocate for many human rights causes. He is a man of vision and action.

Yes, Dave, Superstition is pretty cool too!

dave wheeler said...

I was in Basic Training in 1973...Superstition and Eddie Kendrick's "Keep on Trucking" are burned indellibly into my brain from the shear quantity of times I heard them.

Great music from a great time!

judith ellis said...

That's cool, Dave. Isn't it funny how songs bring such memories? This morning as I prepared brunch one song after another from many years ago came to me as if I were actually there. I sang them one after another. fondly remembering as I prepared omelettes.

Anonymous said...

You bet...I can scarcely remember yesterday at times but I got at the lyrics of the Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodytes" on instant recall.


judith ellis said...

Cool! You have introduced me to a group that I had not known. This song Troglodytes is wild and bold. (I checked it out.) The beats are good too! The style feels like a precursor to rap with the spoken story line and heavy beats.

Because I am the youngest of 12, I really got into some cool old jams. But I had not known the music of Jimmy Castor Bunch. I still to this very day listen to the George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. They were wild too!

So, you really know the lyrics to Tryglodytes, eh? It might be way fun to hear you repeat them! I'm literally laughing out loud right now! :-)

John O'Leary said...

Nice reminder of SW's genius. I think my favorite song of his is "I Believe (If I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)."

judith ellis said...

John - I love that song!