Thursday, July 9, 2009

Flowers for the Garden: BLACKsummers'night

he's back. and right on time.

maxwell's long-awaited release, BLACKsummers'night finds his ever-loyal fan base ready to fully immerse themselves in his smooth, sultry grooves. he does not disappoint. the first of a slated trilogy is a masterpiece in my oh-so-humble opinion. it has been (and will remain) in HEAVY rotation for this music-lover.

but this isn't an album review so much as it is commentary on my love of music...the most giving flowers in my garden. whenever i get new music, i imagine myself as a child unwrapping and devouring a sloppy cheeseburger. it's true. ketchup at the corners of my mouth, licking my fingers, not daring to stop and wipe my mouth because i'm totally in the moment. that's not me being poetic. this is really what i feel like every time. interestingly enough, i only eat veggie burgers in real life. but in these moments, the symbolic burgers are ALL BEEF. but i digress. i DEVOURED this cd tuesday and haven't stopped playing it since. [insert cheesy (lol) metaphor about food for the soul]. off the cuff, "fistful of tears" was my instant favorite, but the cd is such a solid package, the tracks will likely all take turns being my favorites.

i even had a very healing moment during my first listen, for which i'm deeply grateful.

after a rough month, i was in dire need of some new (great) music. and i will forever remember maxwell and BLACKsummers'night for being so perfect in this time.


Max Reddick said...

Everyone has their pre-listening rituals. When I buy new music, I like to savor it for just a minute. I like to read the CD insert so that I know just who and what I am listening to. Then I like to get in my car as just drive. Music always sounds best on the open road.

Rhythm said...

ME TOO!!! much to the dismay of all cautious drivers, i usually give a quick skim of the liner notes (while in park) and then proceed to check back each time a new song plays (while not in park :/).

Citizen Ojo said...

I heard that it's a good one..

The Company Man said...

can't believe Grammy's snubbed it for album of the year...


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