ALL THAT YOU TOUCH
So I’m hanging out at one of my favorite places, Fingerprints Music in Long Beach CA, and I’m told that Kelly Finnigan had been there the night before and played an amazing set. I mean, the review is just ecstatic. Maybe the best in store performance ever. And keep in mind they’ve had some amazing people pass through.
Just then, in what can only be described as “non-Sting synchronicity” whoever was in charge of the turntable at the front of the store throws the LP on. “I Don’t Wanna Wait” gets the entire store jumpin’ and I say to myself, “my Sweet D (my extremely better half) will love this.” I am digging this LP. I am seriously digging it. It feels as great as when I turn on the Sirius XM soul channel and the Dramatics or Blue Magic or the O Jays come on.
I snag a copy, pay (always pay my friends, always pay) and I hit the door clutching it to my chest like a new puppy. She is going to be so happy.
The drive home goes quickly and when I get in the house I place it on the dining room table, right where she’ll see it. I’m not even going to play it until she gets home. And I wait. And I wait. And I wait. Damn. Should I spin it once or twice? Couldn’t hurt. No. I’ll wait.
And then, she’s home.
“Hey, I bought you a record.”
“Who is it?” “Kelly Finnigan, you’ll really like it.” Her eyes say, “We’ll see.” She puts it on and… smiles… “This is the singer for the Monophonics.” “Uh, yeah!” (I had no idea he was the singer for the Monophonics, but I do know she loves them. She is why we have them in our record collection.
We’ve been playing it ever since. It’s old school soul. He sings a couple of ballads in falsetto. It’s music to dance and romance too. It is highly recommended, if soul music is your thing. Betcha By Golly, WOW!