Monday, January 19, 2009

Soul Fixin'

Mary Sings At Lincoln Memorial
I was delighted to learn that our girl, MJB, would lend her voice to The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. The event was broadcast live on HBO, that channel is a luxury around these parts. Needless to say, I came across Mary's performance on YouTube. I expected to see this Obama supporter saaanging. Full of soul and emotion, wearing her heart on her sleeve. Cheesy song aside, Mary was Mary. The Obama family seemed to enjoy every bit of MJB. There is one problem, song selection. MJB played it safe, very safe, with Bill Wither's 'Lean On Me.' Why not 'People Get Ready' or 'Someday We'll All Be Free' or 'This Is My Country'?