"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the Dreamgirls Music from the Motion Picture. I have not seen the movie yet, but if it is anything like this song, which sends chills down my spine, I know I'll like the movie.
Carly Simon's new CD, Into White, has a dreamy version of "You Can Close Your Eyes", a 1971 tune by her ex-husband James Taylor. Talk about family harmony, her two children with Taylor, Ben & Sally, join her on this wonderful rendition. I love the piano accompaniment.
Speaking of music, I heard a great local band this weekend at the Old Hat. The Unknowns are four musicians who refer to their band as classic rock with some current songs thrown in. These guys play a couple of times a month in the area and have a huge following since most of them are from Van Buren County. I worked for about 10 years with Ron, the lead guitarist, before he left Manatron to pursue his rock & roll dream. He was previously with The Malibus before they disbanded.