Friday, January 06, 2006

Mary's Been to Therapy & Dog Update

So I got the new Mary J. Blige CD emailed to me today...modern technology, what can you do? It's good...really good. I'm digging almost every song on it. Of course it's because I have mental health on the brain, but I noticed that Mary either has been or continues to be in therapy. She uses terms like "baggage" and "self-esteem" in an almost clinical way. She has a whole song about how she's looking for a father figure in her partner because she never received love from her real father. I don't think her therapist would approve of her projecting her paternal needs onto someone else...but what can you do? If that's not Psychology 101, I don't know what is. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking her...if she can go double platinum singing her therapy sessions and get Terrance Howard to be in her videos, more power to her. It's just interesting to listen to.

Mary remakes U2's "One" on this album...done with U2. No offense to Bono fans...but she sings him out of the water. It's the kind of remake that sounds different and familiar at the same time. To Bono's credit, he does harmonize well with Mary. I dig that song.

So on the dog front, I have a meeting with another cocker spaniel tomorrow afternoon. This one is only 10 months old, but he has all shots, pertinent operations, etc. and is housebroken. Music to my ears. I won't go into his story because I don't want to jinx it and I need to keep my excitement level down just in case it doesn't work out. But I will give you a tidbit...if I were to get this dog, I would get it for free! More details tomorrow...


Melissa said...

Mmmm... Terrance Howard. He's yumtastic.

Melissa said...

Uh, helloooo? L. Britt? Are you off conquering the world?