Pick Your Favorite

Well, I wanted to choose Barack Obama's campaign song because he's about to announce his pick for his Vice Presidential candidate this weekend, but since I could only find the original version on You Tube, I'll have to do that one another time.

Instead, let's go with a slow drag, recorded by The Originals around 1969 and by After 7 sometime considerably later, I'd guess in the early 1990s. Which do you like the best?



The Originals




After 7

Like most people, I'll go with the one I'm most familiar with, which is the original . . . by The Originals. They didn't call them that for nothing!

If I can pry my mother away from what is likely to be saturation coverage of Barack's running mate, I'll have her for one more day (my sister flew home Wednesday, not wanting to use too much vacation time). It's been wonderful having her visit us. I'm getting spoiled, having a hot meal every night when we get home from work. When we ate leftovers she insisted on doing the dishes. Today she's dustmopping my hardwood floors. Is it any wonder I replied with a resounding No when she asked if I had any ironing to do? I'm going to be so lazy.

A good weekend to all! Think of me if you're awake at 6AM Sunday morning (I usually am, writing). I'll be bringing Mom to the airport to catch her 7:35 flight. Hopefully by then those high winds and rain pounding Jacksonville will have moved on.

Yes, I'm still working on my manuscript. I'll probably report the progress of it on Monday. I'm coming down to the wire . . . .

5 comments:

Patricia W. said...

The storm is finally moving across FL so yes, let's pray all is calm for Mom's return.

My mil does the same thing when she comes to visit. It's crazy but that's how they show love.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Hmm... I think I'm leaning towards the After 7 version...

Gwyneth

shelia said...

See I'm more familiar with the After 7 one - I have After 7's CD and I can't count how many times I've listened to his one song by them...lol

I don't know much about Joe Biden so I need to do my research.

Sean D. Young said...

Bettye,

I'm glad you're enjoying your mother.

I think I'm going to have to go with the After7 version. Although I like the Originals. I think I told you I'm not much on remakes. Sometimes people just mess up a perfectly good song, but After 7 did the song justice.

This is fun.
Sean

bettye griffin said...

Don't all you young gals know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery???? The Originals rule!

Thanks for posting, all!