Monday, August 11, 2008
My man Isaac Hayes died yesterday. Ugh. That really sucks. I had the privelege to see maybe his last performance about a year ago in Memphis when he killed it at the Stax Revue. Dude looked very frail, but still put on the performance of the night. I kinda resent the fact that his legacy in the eyes of the younger generation has been reduced down to the voice of the Chef on "South Park." That's really lame. This man was probably one of the greatest soul men in history, but most of these cats don't even know that. His contributions in the world of hip hop are just as impressive--providing the breaks that would birth a generation. It was Isaac Hayes, Sly and Family Stone and, of course, James Brown. Do this history lesson and see if you can find the following two records. You'll thank me in the way I thanked my homie Clint.
Continuing with the Bummer Monday, Wolfmother disbanded. Whatta kick to the groin. With only one damn record to their name, they break up over "longstanding frictions." Geez, as tight as they were on stage, they couldn't overcome "friction"? Dude, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, Van Halen...these groups had friction. Even Oasis released some five or six records. How much friction could you really be experiencing?
Whatever. I know Sarah's sharing my sadness today. And Matt. They come in threes--Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes and Wolfmother.