Sunday, January 22, 2012
I was a student at Berkeley when I discovered Etta James for the first time- I remember listening to her in my dorm room, wanting my adult life to really start. I was so impatient for everything then- my first real job, my first real love... Not knowing how precious a thing the heart is, and how quickly time would come to pass. And all of those things I had waited so impatiently for, would happen, and pass, without fanfare at all.
Thank you, Ms. Etta James, for bringing your dreamy music into the world. The soft, romantic core in all of us thank you for your lyricism, your beautiful voice. Rest in peace, Etta James.