Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My - NEW AMERYKAH - Thoughts

Ahhhhhhh! It's 5:30 pm and everybody is gone... except for Saki. It's all right though because my headphones are on and I'm blasting NEW AMERYKAH!







I know, I know, I'm late! I just bought the CD last week Friday and I left it at home and in the package since. However, I have been chair dancing, hip shaking and head bobbing all day.

A few weeks ago I saw Ms. Badu on VH1 SoulStage. I love her transition and her growth is brilliant. There is nothing like seeing Erykah Badu live. I love the other neo-soul vocalists, I do, but Erykah....

My faves on the album so far are "The Healer", "Me", "Soldier", "Master Teacher" and "That Hump". That's half the album because there are only 10 songs.

I am moved yet I feel eerie by the song "Telephone".... a tribute to J. Dilla who passed away on February 10, 2006.

Erykah is gone be at Radio City in May and I know I'm late for this too but I've got to buy some tickets. My mother happens to work for the Cablevision subsidiaries and when I suggested that she pick up my tickets, she gave me one of the ugly looks... apparently a few years ago Badu was in concert and my mother worked her after party and Erykah asked for a napkin without acknowledging my mother with a hello nor a thank you. Every since my mama can't stand Erykah even though she credits with for being a helluva entertainer.

The only disappointment I have is that "Annie" is not on the CD. Now how can she not put that song on there! "Annie" is that funky song that is featured in the "Honey" video, which is similar to the "Hey Ya" video which was inspired by the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show sometime in the 1900s~lol.

Here is Ms. Badu singing "Annie" live on VH1 Soulstage....




video.vh1.com

8 comments:

Lady of the Day said...

Good thing you hurry and jumped on this cd because it is the TRUTH.

MsKnowitAll said...

Absolutely loving it! Don't know what took me so long...

deepnthought said...

I have yet to hear the cd. I want too. I just haven't gotten it yet. I am so digging this video. I want to go to the concert.

Don said...

i never bought the CD but i have listened to a few tracks online. as always badu brings it. i like the tribute to j dilla as well - RIP.

the artwork on the album is extraordinaire. love the concept as well.

Eb the Celeb said...

I want some damn tix to that show at radio city too... her and the Roots... its going to be one to remember... yes they are sold out... the only place you can get them is stubhub and they are jacking up the prices like crazy... its a couple days before my bday so I'm trying to pimp somebody to get me tix...lol

MsKnowitAll said...

Don... I love the artwork too.

Eb... you can't be serious! If my mom can get some tickets, I'll be sure to let you know.

Hampton06 said...

just got the cd. i tried listening while i was doing other things. i think i need to really sit still and listen. love the artwork.

MsKnowitAll said...

Hampton.... you gonna have to listen while you aren't busy. It's deep.