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Earth Wind & Fire just blew my mind.
How is it possible that after 43 years, Philip Bailey can still hit every note?!
How is it possible that after 43 years, Verdine White is still running around the stage like he’s filming an exercise video?!
How is it possible that after 43 years, Earth Wind & Fire still puts on such a spectacular and perfectly choreographed show?!
I honestly believe that the show I saw yesterday was just as good, if not better, as any show Earth Wind & Fire put on in their prime. The transitions are spot on, the choreography is seamless, the whole show is the best party I’ve ever been to. They still got it.
IT’S HERE. IT’S FINALLY HERE. HAPPY 21ST NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER!
"September" by Earth Wind and Fire is in my top 5 favorite songs of all time. I listen to it, on average, once a day. But I don’t know the lyrics.
I could find them online, or even ask Siri at this point, and I choose not to. Part of the magic of this song is that the groove trumps all. As Allee Willis, who co-wrote the song with Earth, Wind & Fire, puts it, “Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.”
Sometimes the only right answer is a couple ba-dee-yas.
You can find more from Allee Willis on the subject of “September” here: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/19/349621429/the-song-that-never-ends-why-earth-wind-fires-september-sustains
My thoughts on every movie I’ve watched in 2014, boiled down to a sentence or two
The Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” will be the most bad ass travel show ever
You’re the Worst: Chris Geere and Aya Cash are just keeping it real. It’s hilarious, it’s relatable (Cash’s portrayal of a publicist is so spot on), it’s worth watching during a summer with a major lack of comedies.
Married: I know this is listed under the good, but I’m not 100% sure about it just yet. It has everything needed to make a good show: three incredible/talented/underutilized comedians (Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Jenny Slate), the artistic freedom of cable (FX), and a subject tried and true to be rife with comedy (marriage). BUT, it’s not quite there yet. Highlight: Paul Reiser keeping his cool as the older man married to Jenny Slate. Mistake: Nat Faxon not being his signature goofy self.
Masterchef: This is pretty much self-explanatory - any chef competition is a goldmine.
Young & Hungry: This show takes one sweet and innocent former tween star (Emily Osment of Hannah Montana) and tries to make her relatable. This means cheesy jokes about not making enough money and raunchy references to one night stands. Regardless, Osment is adorable and Jonathan Sadowski is beautiful and I’ll watch until their two characters inevitably get together. But in the meantime, I’m really enjoying Jesse McCartney’s return to television as Osment’s romantic interest.
Girl Meets World: No, it’s not the original. And no, I wasn’t expecting it to be. But I was at least expecting it to be watchable and enjoyable for fans of the original. Especially for me, considering I still watch Boy Meets World on a regular basis.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Andre (of RAC) at Lollapalooza this past weekend. It was by far the most genuine interview I had all weekend, proof that he approaches everything he does with genuine passion. Absolutely loving the entire album - the perfect record to play on repeat for the rest of the summer.