"Soft Rain" by Paul Hardcastle on his The Jazzmasters VII release (2014)
This is a vintage Paul Hardcastle on The Jazzmasters series, and it suites the chilly, rainy weather tonight here in the city. The image stills that accompany it are wonderful, as well.
"Say It Isn't So" by Hall and Oates from the duo's album Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (1983)
This isn't the best quality video of what is the original music video -- esp. since that original itself featured lots of blurry and disjointed camera action -- but the sound quality is fine. Furthermore, the beat is wonderful and lyrics are great.
"Say it isn't so painful / To tell me that you're dissatisfied / Last time I asked you / I really got a lame excuse / I know that you lied / Now wicked things can happen / You see 'em goin' down in war / But when you play in a quiet way / That bites it even more ..."
And now for something both smooth and Saturday night upbeat in a way that only Janet Jackson could do with beat, lyrics, spectacular choreography, and all ...
"Escapade" by Janet Jackson from her album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
The singing talent quotient between her and her late brother, Michael, is simply off the charts.
I had a decent gym workout and I just finished my laundry. I'm meeting Fred at Trio for dinner (the little inside bar that I like) and then going to Floriana for a drink and perhaps No. 9. In other words, a standard weekend night. I might meet up with Gary at some point later tonight.
As noted above, it a chilly, gloomy, rainy night here in D.C. despite the late April calendar date. That's fine with me. The air temp. is only around 46F. I'll dress accordingly.
I'll try to update the blog tomorrow early afternoon.