Thursday, June 26, 2008

At last, my love has come along, My lonely days are over, And life is like a song.

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, rock & roll and jazz singer and songwriter. James is the winner of four Grammys, seventeen Blues Music Awards, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame both in 1999 and 2008. In the 1950s and 60s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best known for her 1961 ballad "At Last", which has been classified as a "timeless classic"[citation needed] and has been featured in many movies and television commercials since its release.

"At Last" is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and first performed by Glenn Miller. Although the song was a major hit for Miller, it was largely forgotten until it was covered by blues singer Etta James. James was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, for her rendition of "At Last".[1]

The song became James' signature song and was the third in a string of successful songs from her Chess Records debut album At Last!. Upon the song's release in April 1961, it became her second number-two R&B hit and crossed over to pop radio, reaching number forty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its rather low pop chart standing, the song is well-known and is still played regularly on oldies radio stations.

That Wikipedia. Fountain of knowledge. I was watching the Wall-E trailer in anticipation of the movie coming out TOMORROW (*fist pump*), and that song was in it. It made me go "Oohh, I want it."

So, guys. What's going on? (I expect you to comment and let me know!) It's been a while since I've given you a show update. For those of you who haven't been able to listen in, we've now taken the show down to a mere ONE HOUR. Crazy, right? Well, we have been talking about doing so for a while with our boss. Not that we don't like talking for two hours, but we've come to the conclusion that two hours is a huge chunk out of your day to ask you to set aside for us. So, in gratitude of your listener/readership, this is our gift, to you. To be able to listen guilt-free because you're only wasting, or may I say...enriching your life, one hour a day.

We keep adding little inconspicuous...additions..(redundancy...-5 points) to the site! We have new friends down there in the "Our Friends" box. Rockwells Coffee Brewery, Andrew Givler (The Givlerator), Merelight Photography Studio, and Abi Vrazo (owner of Merelight).

Oh, new favorite thing. Other then Wikipedia. VITAMIN WATER.

VitaminWater consists of vapor distilled, deionized, and/or reverse osmosis water; crystalline fructose (derived from corn syrup) as a sweetener; citric acid; electrolytes; natural flavors; and vitamins, including Vitamin C, B3, B5, B6, B12, and E. Other ingredients are added according to the flavor and intended purpose of the drink.

The only down side...50 calories per serving, and there's 2.5 servings in a bottle. But totally worth it.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I'd stay away from that Vitamin Water if I were you. I prefer coconut water or just plain old water. Also, if you're looking for sources of vitamins such as b12 better get it naturally.