Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Personally, I celebrate the man's entire catalog

Although he wasn't talking about the same Michael, Bob Slydell in "Office Space" definitely said it best.

But I don't celebrate Michael Bolton.

I celebrate Michael McDonald.

To me, it doesn't get any better than when he sings, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

And, yes. I own BOTH Motown CDs.

Now, I know what you're thinking.

"Jacque ... that man ruined the Doobie Brothers. He destroyed an American institution."

You call this destroying?

That is musical magic. Much like Ricky Bobby in "Talledega Nights," when Michael McDonald wakes up in the morning, he pisses excellence.

Excellence like this gem from the 1986 movie, "Running Scared."

I know what you're thinking.

"Jacque, that movie is great on its own. It didn't need a song to make it better! It's got Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines for the love of God."

You ... would be wrong. That song makes the perfect compliment to an already fantastic flick.

Play that YouTube vid and you try to tell me you're not chair dancing -- even a little. It's impossible. The power of Michael compels you. You can't sit there with a frown when "Sweet Freedom" starts to play. You'll be humming it and realizing that all of those times you thought that genius destoryed the Doobie Brothers, you were very, very wrong.


Angela said...

Woman, I am about to split my sides with laughing. "The Power of Michael compels you." BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!

I love him, too. Really. I do.

And I don't care that Jon makes fun of him and says that you can't understand a word that he's saying, because with a voice like that, who the hell cares?!

Excellent, Jacque. Just excellent.

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

I'm so gonna Ya Mo Fuck You Up. :)

The man sang backup for Toto AND Christopher Cross. His enduring craptitude is a matter of permanent record.

Jacque Jo said...

Angela, you are my new BFF.

Jim, I don't want to break up with you, but I will.

As I type this, my cable provider's 1980s channel is pumping the SWEET sounds of "Sweet Freedom." Yes, my volume is inappropriate for 11:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, but if my neighbor wants to rumble, I will cut him for disparaging the rock legend that IS Michael McDonald.

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

"Michael offers you his protection."

Rachel said...

Have you heard his version of Neil Young's "Down By The River"? Haunting.

Oh, also: Yacht Rock, if you haven't already seen it.

Jacque Jo said...

Ah, Rachel. You ... have just made my day.