Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Proud Mary," Tina Turner

What else should I be listening to when I have a 24 hour race in front of me?! I saw Tina Turner on Oct. 27, 2000, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Truthfully, back then I was most interested in seeing her opening act — the equally legendary Joe Cocker ("Feelin' Alright" clip = coolest piano chord progression and Mr. Cocker wearing the ugliest jacket ... but he OWNS it, man!!!)

But Tina, top bill artist of the evening that she was, well ... she absolutely killed it. She's the epitome of a timeless performer. She put on one helluva show.

Well over a decade later, I betya the artist formerly known as Anna Mae Bullock can rock your socks off. No, actually, I don't betya nothin'. I guaran-damn-tee it. Tina is that good. (Editor's note: Cheesier bloggers would insert a requisite she's "Simply the Best" reference here. But not Tr13ce. He respects you too much to resort to such base humor).

So. Yeah. In a matter of a few days, I will be rollin' (Rollin'). Rollin' (Rollin'). Rollin' on a river.

Actually, I'll be on a dirt trail. For 24 hours. But, again, this isn't about me. This is my first real-deal fundraiser. The race — 24 Hours in the Canyon — raises funds to fight cancer. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you feel so compelled, you can donate here. Thank you.

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