Thursday, February 16, 2006

You Can't Trust Those Liner Notes At All

Posted by Trott

Here's an excerpt of Morgan Ames's liner notes from Sly & the Family Stone's Greatest Hits album. He's talking about channel surfing on a Tuesday night:

Suddenly I hit a talk show and there was Sly Stone. He was being outrageous. I would expect no less from him--though I expected far less from Tuesday. Sly has always been outrageous. And he has always known how to get the music that's inside his head Out Here, where we can enjoy it. Thank you, Sly, for saving Tuesday. He didn't do much, sitting there in some flamboyant set of clothes, strands of suede and streaks of flamingo orange. I have the feeling he was preoccupied with some new idea for a song. "What?" he'd say when the host tried to include him in the vapid discussion. "Oh yeah, I sure do agree with that, like you say." Sly was as bored as I was. I had to love him. He's as infectious, self-styled, and direct as his music.

Ever since childhood, when I first read that passage, I have wanted to see that program. Now, thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can.

Preoccupied with some new idea for a song?! Bored?! Um, no.

The big question is who was doing more drugs that Tuesday night, Sly or Morgan.


 Anonymous said...

that's it?

9:38 AM, February 18, 2006
 Trott said...

Yeah. That's it.

12:02 PM, February 18, 2006

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