Today’s Earworm

You know, whenever I hear someone say nonsense like “Only Black people can sing soul music, dude”  I’m tempted to

a.) beat them over the head with my souvenir Janis Joplin mike stand
b.) poke them in the eye with an Eric Clapton guitar pick, or
c.) play them Dave Mason’s We Just Disagree.

…and apart from the lyrics, Mason’s voice and the astounding harmonies, it has one of the best bass lines, ever.  All that in just three minutes, and it should have been fifteen because it would save me hitting the replay button so much.


  1. Damn you.

    Can’t stop replaying it. What a tune.

    Crafted back in a time where artist’s could use the beauty and power of the english language to convey their thoughts and feelings.

    Now what do we have? Cretins like Cardi B and her WAP.

  2. I thought Rare Earth had to be a black band until someone set me straight. Just listen to Get Ready, I just Want to Celebrate or I’m Losing You.
    Blue eye soul is a real thing boys and girls.

  3. Hmm. “Soul” is the last thing that comes to mind when I hear Dave Mason. Vanilla seems more accurate.

    But Blue Eyed soul has been a thing forever, probably starting with Elvis appropriating black music & selling it to white kids. Righteous Bros, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Hall & Oates, Mitch Ryder, Steve Winwood, Atlanta Rythm Section, Billy Joel, Average White Band, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Michael McDonald, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt all sound infinitely more soulful to me than Vanilla Dave.

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