When my life is said and done, this song will end up in my top 10 of all time. Residing at about number 7 or 8, for reasons unknown to even me, this one one of my all time faves...still gets me to this day. They were never better than this song.
Damn. Everyone has a hand out. The big three want big cash. Where have you guys been for the last thirty years? The first spike in oil was in 1973. That's 35 years ago. Where were the visionaries from Detroit then? Why did you keep making cars that a) sucked and b) sucked if the car makers would have thought ahead, there would have been no oil problem because we would be using far less. Lazy, sloppy, inefficient and now it's finally caught up with them. As a former shop steward, I hate to cast aspersions on my brethren, but I wish all would have gotten along through the years. Every commercial I see for the F150 pickup with 16 miles per gallon, I wonder why. Where's the beef? The hybrids? Electrics? Hydrogen? Propane? Natural Gas? Solar? and wind? cars? My 2004 Mazda 3 with 130,000 miles on it still gets 36 mpg. It's one of the very few foriegn cars I have owned and I wouldn't trade it for anything. $10,000 and still rockin'. Hey Detroit, where ya been? Why haven't you been making cars that Americans need?
It's not this video but about a week after his performance on Midnight Special (where he was presented a gold record for "Bad Bad Leroy Brown")he and Maury were killed in a plane crash. There is a previous post about where I was when I heard the news. I'll never forget it.
Quite a surprise from one Dave Mason. Apparently, he's been working on this release for the past six years or so in between his massive road work schedule. "Good 2 You" sounds excatly like Clapton. That's not a bad thing, for sure, but just different for Dave. He has played with Clapton, and Hendrix and Harrison and... "World of Hinger" could have been done by Justin Timberlake or Timbaland and is QUITE the departure. "You're Standing in My Light" is cool, funky Dave and "How Do I Get To Heaven" is circa 1972 Dave with Willie Nelson on guitar. "Full Circle and Then" along with the instrumental "El Toro" is classic Dave. "Pink Lipstick" features the line, ...."she's much too young, for I'm in trouble, she's a woman now" which is a bit creepy coming from a guy his age. But still, a song full of hooks. "Ain't Your Legs Tired Baby (Cause You Keep Runnin Through My Mind)" is a fun, funky, nice workout. "That's Love" is another new sounding, funk piece that my daughter would even like, very modern, hip feel. This one almost sounds like he's trying to emulate Santana's "Smooth". I gotta hand it to the old guy, the first time I heard this I went...wha? Where's Dave? Dave is back but he doesn't sound like Dave. I can't say I don't like it, I really appreciate his balls for taking chances and trying something new.