Sunday, June 28, 2009

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

10 Comments:

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  
Blogger rozydesouza said...

good one... thanks for sharing....


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