Day 56, half way to the first 100 and as I mentioned before, this didn’t begin as a New Year’s Resolution, clearly evidenced by the fact that I’m this far into it. Most resolutions dissolve well before January expires. I’ve always wondered why people fantasize and make life changing decisions on New Year’s Eve as if when the hand strikes 12:01am, that a magic powder will shower them changing all of their habits and imperfections. If one truly desires change, there are 86, 400 seconds in a day, which is more than enough time and opportunity to change.
“One of the Best videos and songs of the last decade, maybe even of all-times”
Speaking of Eve’s and change, on the Eve of 2999, Andre 3000 and Big Boi turned the music world upside down with their double album SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below, capturing the following awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Best Rap Album.
Years later, it’s still up for debate, as people had their sides and opinions on which one of the offerings of the Double LP was the most impacting, but for me, there was never any doubt that Andre 3000 brought all the artillery, cannons and warships to the playing field and launched a “creative assault” on the music world. The Love Below made me believe that music, more specifically hip-hop was evolving in safe hands, for the moment at least….”I’m..just bein’ Honest….I’m, just bein’ honest…clap clap clap!!”