This blog is essentially a love letter to myself.
“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.”
“If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.”
“I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.”
“I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.”
“My faith always has been and always will be important to me.”
Happy 70th Birthday to legendary singer, songwriter, pianist and the undisputed “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942)