Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Make Me Wanna Holler

I don't know . . . . just something in the air today. Feeling disappointed and angry. The wounded soul needs some Marvin Gaye.

"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
[Marvin Gaye/James Nyx]

Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
'Fore we see it, you take it
Oh, make you wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
This ain't livin', This ain't livin'
No, no baby, this ain't livin'

Inflation, no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life

Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is
Oh, honey, I can't pay my taxes
Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yeah, it make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands

Crime is increasing
Trigger-happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we're heading


Liam said...

I understand the anger and disappointment. Nice video.

Jeff said...

Yeah, I hear you hollering too.

Marvin. He was irreplaceable.

cowboyangel said...

Video was by the Hughes Brothers. I thought they did a nice job with the song.

One of the great albums of all time.

Marvin was irreplaceable.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done vid.
Great stuff.
Damm shame about Marvin.


cowboyangel said...

David Esensee! Hah! A midnight visit from one of the friends of my youth. Woah.

I was wondering who Anonymous was on my Influential Albums post.

Dude, what's up?!?!?!?!?!?

Weird, I've been feeling slightly homesick for Austin and have been listening to my Lone Star State of Mind playlist. Though that tends more towards Jimmie Rodgers than the Skunks, but no matter. It's all the same in the end, no?

Good to hear from you, man.

Anonymous said...

Homesick? Well let me tell you your not missing a thing.Austin traffic sucks, just seems the people are getting ruder,they just don't want to play nice.

As for myself I'm still your basic Dave.Still trying to write music,still trying to find a woman who's not a wack job.
Oh well 1 out of 2 isn't all bad.

I had a feeling you were in NY.

And the weird thing is that you on web because of Dark Side of the Moon

To funnie!

DE aka snc6

cowboyangel said...

Dave, send me an email. I'm at

Will be nice to continue to conversation.

BTW, I'd love to get your feedback on my "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" post. You taught me so much about great guitar! I always loved hanging out in your room listening to you digging into some new piece, or playing some excellent record I had never heard. With Gandalf sitting fat and happy somewhere, purring in time with the music. There are few folks whose opinions on the subject would interest me more.

Well . . . okay, I would rather hear Jimi's opinions. But, hey.

Jeff said...

This conversation reminds me of many a day spent in bedrooms playing air guitar under black lights. I was really good at air guitar... Great vibrato.

All the way from Hendrix to Joe Walsh to Foghat to Jeff Beck and back again. I have the live version of Crossroads down to a T with imaginary chord progressions.

"Eric Clapton, please!"
"Thank you..."

Is Austin just like the movie Slackers?

Hey, is that Hobsbawm book you're reading any good? Looks interesting.

cowboyangel said...

Foghat! I was so shocked, when working on my Great American Rock and Roll series, to discover that they were British. I just never knew.

I don't know about Slackers - I had been gone a while when it came out, and it didn't really conjure up the Austin I knew. But Linklater's second film - Dazed and Confused definitely did.

The Hobsbawm book is very good, but I'm afraid I'm not doing it justice, reading in short bits on the bus home from work or late at night. There's so much interesting stuff in it, and I'm having a hard time absorbing it all. In fact, I just started re-reading the first section, hoping to take it in better. But it makes me want to read his trilogy on the 19th century, which is his most famous work, and which the NY Review of Books called "one of the great achievements of historical writing in recent decades." He's a British Marxist, and that may turn some people off. (He's also Jewish, and a big jazz fan, so a very interesting mix.) Like the best Marxist writers, he has a way of analyzing things, picking apart an overall system, that I appreciate. And I just keep in mind where he's coming from. But everyone is coming from some angle, no matter how objective they try to be. He certainly hasn't held back on his criticism of the Bolsheviks and the Soviet Union in this book. He just seems to know so much, and pulls things together in a fascinating way.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff
I haven't picked up my air guitar in along time.I hope I can find it.That guitar was awe sum.It was always in tune and the sustain was better a 57 les paul Oh and talk about controlled feedback,it could go forever,
Also,my air guitar amp went to 11.