Sunday, January 23, 2011

Top 5 favorite artists of all time

5. not sure...Jackson 5, Gladys Knight, or my recent favorite The Backbeats (their rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" is the best performance of any song I have ever heard. see clip above)
4. Stevie Wonder
3. Earth, Wind and Fire
2. Tower of Power
1. Take 6

Mark and I had the great fortune of going to see Take 6 live in concert last Thursday. It was their first time in SLC and boy was it the 2nd best 2 hours of my life! They are unbelievable musicians and I loved looking around the audience to see the faces of pure delight because I know most of the white audience had never seen Take 6 before and I know they were blown away. It was so good I wish I could have brought every one of you there--even you, who dislike a capella music. A month after Mark and I were married we borrowed my sister-in-laws Nissan Pathfinder to tackle the mountains of Colorado in a snowstorm to see Take 6. We almost died because it was the worst snowstorm I have ever seen and I do not drive well in snow, but we lived to sit in the 2nd row of the concert and that was the best 2 hours of my life. Ever since then Mark has been a true fan of Take 6 and even found and read group founder Cedric Dent's doctorate dissertation on some musical theory or something.

I dare you to YouTube em. Enjoy the 10 grammy award winning group that caught my attention that winter night driving home from gym in my dad's nissan maxima back in 1992. Yes, I remember the day I first heard them!