In Memoriam

James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

Today’s Quote: “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” — Henry Kissinger
Gerald Ford was one of the ten percent.

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, died in Atlanta yesterday at the age of 73.

Gerald Rudolph Ford, 38th President, died today at the age of 93. He was the only president who was not elected either President or Vice President, having been appointed Vice President by Richard Nixon after Spiro T. Agnew resigned. He was also the longest living former president, outliving Ronald Reagan by a month.

James_Brown_Papa's_Got_a_Brand_New_BagPapa’s Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (1965)
His influence on popular music will not be long forgotten. I’ll always remember his role as Reverend Cleophus James in The Blues Brothers movies.