Sunday, June 28, 2009


Where has she been? The world needs lots, lots more Tracy Chapman.


Blogger Joe said...

That song gets me close to weeping.

Ah, memories. Fast Car was part of the soundtrack of my life a couple years after high school graduation. I don't like to blindly glorify the past, but some things about those years were so innocent, and I miss them. What I didn't know...

June 28, 2009 11:37 PM  
Blogger Al In The County said...

I have everything she has put out. She's was my voice as a poor person from the projects in Reagan's America.

You're absolutely right, we do need more Tracy.

June 29, 2009 9:04 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I saw her perform in London last Thursday night. It was a beautiful concert and she radiated a sweet saintliness and humility that made me feel blessed to be within 10 feet of her. I'm not given to hyperbole normally, but there was a genuine sense of holiness about this woman. I felt I was in the presence of a force for good in the world. I love that she's still political in her song-writing.

June 29, 2009 9:39 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

She's awesome, and I think one of the truly fine artists to come out of the 80's.

But I am sitting here in tears. This album, and this song, brings me back to my long lost Bobby.

All those years ago and I still picture his smile.

June 29, 2009 10:37 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

Joe, I can't listen to it without tearing up. I'm not sure why. So much of her music is emotionally evocative and that's why I love her so.

Al, her first album came out when I was just finishing college, my applied sociology undergraduate degree. I remember everyone was just electrified by her words, that she was actually singing about injustice and making things right.

Greg, I am delighted to hear she's still performing. I envy you!!! She does seem angelic, somehow. Such a powerful talent and intellect.

Jeff, I'm so sorry, honey. This song hurts my heart too. Not for anyone specific, maybe for the time when Mike was so sick and I thought I'd lose him. Hugs to you, sweet man.

June 29, 2009 11:30 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Gives me goosebumps, and that's nice. I will have to look and see if she's performing in my area sometime...we all need more love.

Thanks for posting this

June 29, 2009 5:14 PM  
Blogger ewe said...

i wish she would have my baby.

July 02, 2009 3:07 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks for this. More Tracy. YES!
her lyrics and performance always reach deep for me.

July 05, 2009 6:39 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I LOVE her...yeah, goosebumps, and soul reaching......

July 06, 2009 8:01 PM  
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