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May 17, 2011

Schooled by the Godfather

If music was a drug, too much of what passes for music nowadays would fall into two categories: sexual aid or depressant. Now is the time for a revival of the kind of song that makes one's toes tingle with delight. A whole generation of disillusioned young adults have wrapped themselves in a blanket of rage-filled metal and sexually-charged dance music. They have no conception of the true power in music, power to heal body and mind and to foster optimism, goodwill, and a sense of purpose.

By the way, there is no shortage of talented songwriters and musical performers today. The problem, in a nutshell, is that the public cannot access their music on the radio, and, in this hectic workaday world, one can not always afford the time needed to seek out fresh sounds.

And now, a special musical message from a legendary entertainer. Take it away, James!

"It's a New Day, Part 1," from the James Brown anthology Star Time.

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