February 13, 2010


(The Temptations - A definition of Soul in every move)

Motown this weekend. The Temptations were completely woven into the fabric of our culture in the 1960s. They defined the meaning of Soul. I don't think there is anyone who was around then who can't point to at least one Temptations song as being an integral part of their own personal soundtrack as so many films dealing with that decade have at least "My Girl" mixed in there somewhere. It's always good for a collective "ah-ha" from the audience.

Tonight it's The Temps from 1984. Still great, even though time is doing the thing it does so well. The pipes are heading towards rusty but the energy is still there in abundance. And the crowd at the venue in Santa Barbara that December night knew they were in for a memorable occasion.

And you get to join in too - even if it is from a distance.

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