Monday, March 3, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Still Going Strong
Soul legend Mavis Staples is still doing her thing. She is currently touring overseas..New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, England, France..getting PAID. I wish America appreciated older soul singers the way Europeans do. In a recent interview with The Age, a leading Melbourne, Australia newspaper, Mavis said "Dr King brought us a long way...but there is so much more that needs to be done... because every day in the paper I see something that reminds me of the trouble in the '60s. Hurricane Katrina was so horrible, seeing these people floating in the black water, and no one coming to help them... policemen in New York just shot a young black kid...with 50 rounds..." Mavis ain't lying..we still got work to do. She also spoke of the upcoming election "I'm very excited, because I like Hillary too. People seem to admire and love Obama. He seems to be sincere and a purist. But I won't vote for him just because he's a black man. He has to convince me that he's really going to do what he says. But still, I think of how happy Dr King would be." MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER...I know that sounds corny and cheesy but please vote, people DIED for us to vote...I know that sounds so cliche but it's the truth...bottom line..get ya a** up and ain't got sh*t else to do.