Rachel, who we assumed was off reading about the nine-bill spending omnibus, just sent us this email:
AP story says today that etta james is terminally ill and her doctor is asking for prayers.
if you are not familiar with the miraculous force of nature that is etta james, watch this and just say to yourself… 1962. 1962! dear christ this is her in 1962.
until 1:43 on this clip, it is simply not possible that it’s 1962. then after 1:43, whatever, time takes over.
Vanessa wrote that it’s amazing that once upon time in television, you could perform a 5:21 song on TV, which might be a dare, I dunno. And Kent said you need to check out Ms. James and “Shaky Ground.” Now it’s back to the nine-bill spending omnibus, made that much more omni and bus by Etta James.