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Saturday, July 12, 2008

You may notice some changes have come to 1,369 lightbulbs.

The alterations were spurred by a mere malfunction - a header image that seemed to constantly disappear shortly after the conversion to the new URL. But even in His most subtle moves, the Creator shows us doors. I feel that the new look of the site, while still imperfect, truly represents me and the approach I bring to writing in this space.

But rather than reflect upon the specifics of that approach, I'd rather you discern your own interpretation both from the look and the content of my essays, posts and other writings here. I'm not going to get you to stay by streamlining the look or changing the typeface.

No, it will take much more than that to earn your ear, so to speak.

In recognition of the change that I hope to bring beyond the aesthetic of this space, let me remind you of someone who earned millions of ears with only one note of his voice. Ladies and gentlemen, the late, great Sam Cooke:

Please take a moment to listen to these covers by Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Aaron Neville and Lauryn Hill. (Lauryn, where are you? We need your genius!)


Blogger Sam's Neph said...

The artists you featured who have covered that song are great artists in their own right (I want Lauryn back, too!), but no one can touch the original.

Erik Greene
Author, “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective”

July 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM  

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