Thursday, May 11, 2006

James Brown!

I saw James Brown at Stubb's last night and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the show. It wasn't just an opportunity to bask in collective reverence. Although his band does most of the work these days, taking plenty of extended instrumental breaks, the Godfather still seems to be in command of the stage at age 73. Even without luminaries like Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker in tow, the band landed those funky breakdowns like they knew a fine awaited if they didn't.

As for me, I'll be glad if I can still mow the lawn once a month at age 73.


David Wyatt said...

Did he do "Living in America"?

Greg said...

Oh, yeah. That was a centerpiece.