1/26/2007

Aretha, Heal Thyself

Nearly every time I finish listening to a whole album or a playlist on my iPod and decide to hit the shuffle button, the song THINK comes up by Aretha Franklin. It's strange but it seems to happen a lot.



I like the song but I'm not sure Aretha's should be sing-shouting at me: You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me...


I'm not trying to do anything except love you babydoll. Quit hollering at me!

18 comments:

Berry said...

Oh my goodness. I have never seen Aretha look more Mimi-esque than this.

lulu said...

I used to hear Tangled Up in Blue everytime I turned on the radio. I wasn't sure if Dylan was sending me a message or not. I went with not, because I'm not crazy and don't wear a tinfoil helmet, but what if he was?

Zed said...

She looks pregnant in that picture. Is she pregnant?!!? lol

Tanya Espanya said...

She's havin' my baby
What a lovely way of sayin'
How much she loves me

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You better listen to what Aretha is sayin. She could snap you in two! Show some respec!

chelene said...

She has to holler. How else would you hear her over her outfits?

Mob said...

You'd better watch who you're trying to love there, buddy.

I think she could take you two falls out of three.

tangentB said...

I see no labels, and I came all this way. Blast!!

Dale said...

I was shocked at a few of the photos that turned up Berry. Still love her though.

If anyone was wearing the Hershey's Kiss hat Lulu, it was Dylan - he's from outer space. Don't listen to anything he tells you to do.

I think it started to go downhill when she began bringing her deep fryer onstage Zed.

Nice of her to step in like that Tanya since you're so busy.

Like a little twig Barbara. I'm thinking right now cause I'm all about the R-e-s-p-e-c!

She needs to holler something else at me once in a while. Maybe I should take the 200 copies of THINK off my iPod Chelene?

Oh yeah, she's ready to rumble Mob, I'd get out of her way!

I'm sorry Ms. Tangent, I plum forgot. I hope you'll think about respecting me again. Annnnd scene.

Johnny Yen said...

She is definitely the biggest woman in the music business these days.

Still love her music. My father is a big fan, so I grew up hearing her music. "Ain't No Way" is in my top ten for sure.

Geeti Das said...

I've been trying to figure out a fabulous outfit for tonight but there's no way I can upstage that. Might as well never go anywhere. Ah well, back to the drawing board...

katie schwartz said...

was my beloved urethra knocked up in that photo?

ps: her music sends me deranged. she's so amazing.

maybe she's sending you a subliminal message. you are so psychic soccer mom right now...

Shroom-Monkey said...

you would smother in those breast's's....

Tumuli said...

She may be girth-full, but she still overflows with passion...

Bre said...

"Material Girl" comes up far too often to be normal on mine... proving that iPods can seriously read minds.

X. Dell said...

There are plenty of songs where Aretha sings quietly and gently, at least for awhile. Delete "Think" and add "Baby, I Love You," or "Natural Woman," or something else.

As the Bible said, better to delete the song than to curse the volume. (From the Gospel According to Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo).

"Think" is actually one of my favorite Franklin tunes. She wrote that one herself, and her piano playing (yes that's her on the keys) is some of the finest of that period.

Molecular Turtle said...

That's so odd. I used to have a similar situation with the song Hey Mister from Custom.

Dale said...

I love her a lot Johnny and her gospel stuff blows me away.

Yeah but has she got your green hair Geeti? I think not.

Sail on silver girl, or Silverman, or Schwartz.

You say it like it's bad Shroom.

She sure does Tumuli.

It's a bit of a theme tune for you isn't it Bre?

I do love her and a lot of her songs X. Dell but thanks for the extra info, love that.

Hey Mister (Turtle), you don't say!