18 May, 2010

Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt

This week I decided to write about redheads. For most of my life I've wanted to be a redhead or at least auburn. I blame Lucille Ball since she was the first redhead I ever found to be amazingly awesome. :-) Hell, my mom and grandma used to call me Lucy because I'd watch I Love Lucy twice every day in second grade. In fact, back then Lucy was my way of knowing when to leave for school - once the show was over in the morning, it was time to go. Of course, I think my obsession with having red hair might have been different had I Love Lucy been in color instead of black and white (that henna rinse kinda made Lucy's hair more of a Bozo the Clown red as opposed to Maureen O'Hara red). :-)

Anywho, first up is Bonnie Raitt. When this song first was released, I remember thinking the song was okay but nothing that really grabbed me.

Cut to a couple weeks ago and the song came on the radio. I've always known Bonnie Raitt is an incredibly respected slide guitar player, considered by many to be one of the best. However, it was her voice that grabbed me this time. After giving Bonnie's voice the attention it deserves, I was seriously impressed. She's got a really lovely, bluesy voice. I can't say that her music is anything that I'll ever immerse myself in but I won't be changing the station if I hear her on the radio again either (yes, I've been guilty of that a time or two). It's good to revisit songs and artists from time to time. Who knows what maturity and a little life experience will do to your perspective.


  1. Look, it's me-I'm commenting on your "other" blog!!
    I'm a redhead. Well now I'm a gray roots redhead. When I was a kid, I HATED being a redhead, because it was so uncool back in "those days." Seems I've always had bad timing.
    I like Bonnie Raitt, but I'm not really crazy about some of her popular songs. Except of course "I Can't Make You Love Me" (If that is the name of it, I'm making an educated guess here.)

  2. Yay!!! Cathie!!!! :-D Yeah, I'm not a big fan of her music either. It's okay but it doesn't "speak" to me like so many other artists do. However, I do admire her and what she's accomplished.