I do not own this song is written and performed by Ms. Meli’sa Morgan.(Fool’s Paradise)
What would you do without music? I ask myself that as a true music lover who believes that music is the back drop to our lives. I can remember times when music really provided a therapeutic respite for me whenever I was going through difficult situations that we get into. Music has been part of some really cool memories that I have had in my life. Music has truly been the back drop of my life ever since I can remember. How has it been part of your life?
The music in my world plays a very Important part. I was thinking about that as my daughter and I watched the Video Tape Motown 25. This was the music special where Michael Jackson debuted his back ward slide dance. He was taught this dance by Jeffrey Daniel and another dancer. I remember the soul-train episode when Jeffrey and two other guys in their dance group did this dance. Apparently MJ saw the same show and wanted to learn the dance so he commissioned these men to teach him. Mj really made this dance his own and called it the moon walk. I also found it was a teaching time for my daughter because It was just amazing to see these performances again and to see how many of the participants in that show have passed away. The M.C. Richard Pryor did say that the show was so spectacular that we would never see the likes of it again. This was true. They don’t even play this in rerun on any channel. This show was also a fundraiser for Sickle Cell Anemia. It was petty nice. I miss shows like that and educating my daughter about them made it really cool. This was a musical show that really was a true celebration about music the Motown sound. Barry Gordy did something that was very ingenious during his time and helped changed the course of music during that time he made history. Even now as I look forward at the music scene artists like Brown Mark and groups like Mazarati as well as independent groups like Funkilinuim are making strides to bring back music the way it used to be. Artists who believe in the true artistry of music and the pure talent of musicianship are using technology to recreate purity to the sound and to educate new artists about musical integrity and being responsible for your work and content along with how you want to be presented and seen as an artist. This is very important in the industry now because I can see it imploding on itself and self destructing. I guess only music purists and those seeking musical truth and artistry will understand what I mean.