The List of the Moment Volume 14. This has been a rough, as many of you know, couple of weeks for me and I do apologize, though this may or may not be the forum. I have never kept secrets from my fellow Blogcritics, so why start now?
I've had two weeks of terrible deadlines that have put far too much pressure on me and, being an epileptic, this has led to awful seizures (of the kind neither you nor I wish to discuss nor go into; suffice to say that they were bad enough that we all have been worried about some permanancy, and thank goodness, see no such signs. One does not seek pity, only gladness.
Epilepsy can be a tough disease and much stigmatized. I recommend reading my article called Here, Wear This Stigma", which is right here on Blogcritics if you're looking to see some place where I'm coming from. If not, hey, who cares, let's get cranking with the music... because like you, I too have better things to do with my time than sit about reading about illness and things of this nature. Life goes on and we move with it.
Cheers, and enjoy,
"I Want Your Hands On Me" by Sinead O’Connor – A chant-like, dervish of a song, this is pure perfection. I don’t think there is much to say about this one other than it is perfect as it is, which is why this week it tops the The List. I need not quote the lyrics, for you can easily listen or look them up (a quick taste: put ‘em on put ‘em on put ‘em on put ‘em on me…. I can see her spinning about to this one. In some ways, this reminds me of more recent work by Sia or especially Lamb.
"Keep Gettin’ It On" by Marvin Gaye – which I actually prefer to "Let’s Get it On," perhaps because of all that it naturally implies, but regardless, this song appeals to me a great deal. Someone mentioned in a previous list in the comments section “Sexual Healing" and the alternate version by Shaggy which I’d like to acknowledge here as being among one of the best covers I’ve heard in a while of any song, and just when you thought “Sexual Healing” couldn’t get any better. "Keep Gettin’ It On" is like a cover of "Let’s Get it On" only sung by the same artist – but reads like a cover regardless. It has all the elements of the original in place, that are repeated at the right intervals. The opening and lead-in are part of what makes this song what it is – an excellent homage to the first piece, if not a piece that surpasses in this writer’s view.