Monday, March 20, 2006

Yah Mo B There

Would you like an opportunity to climb inside the genius mind of that sly silver fox, Michael McDonald?

Well, here's your chance. Go 'head and read this article called "Down Deep," penned by the incomparably white, but incredibly soulful Mikey McD.

It's not every day you receive nuggets of wisdom from everyone's favorite husky, blue-eyed tenor in a barely legit periodical that "helps people from all walks of life achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential." You just can't pass this up. This may change your life. I know it has mine.

"A poor kid from St. Louis with a big voice and a lot of luck."

(Thanks to Plagiarist for the heads up on this February article.)

12 Comments:

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous en regalia said...

during the new edition phase of his career, kenny rogers may hold a slightly higher regard from this kid for grey haired/blue eyed/husky voiced...as much as I love the DB catalougue...i do not know if anything goes to where "just stopped in to see what condition my condition is in" goes...that being said, there are now a whole lotta peeps who dig kenny deep (see yesterday's CBS sunday morning piece on the gambler)

all the same, M2 is a true one of a kind and gets all kinds of love from o'er here

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger rob ronanea said...

is it bad that i've never heard of mike mcd?

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Double R, you most certainly have, you probably just don't know it. And yes, I'd qualify that as bad. Beyond bad, That's awful.

Peaches, I will never fight a man who extols the virtues of Kenny Rogers. In fact, I think the song Reuben James is one of the more underrated tunes ever sung by man.

But I think the difference in simple -- Mikey McD is idolized in a more joking fashion (not taking anything away from his abilities), whereas Kenny truly is a musical maestro.

But seriously, if you don't have Sweet Freedom (theme from the Crystal/Hines vehicle, Running Scared) on your iPod, you're no friend of mine.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Some Dude said...

If you've seen 40 Year Old Virgin then you know who MMcD is.

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Chefra said...

What a coincidence. Long story short, went to AC for Rahman v. Toney. Back at the Super 8 in the wee hours and Mike McDonald is on the tube. I try to convey to my friends the genius of Mikey McD and you would think that I told them I was gay. They just don't know. The dude sang back-up during Steely Dan's greatest era. Listen to Kid Charlamagne and you can't miss Mike McD.

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I do a dead on impression of Michael McDonald, usually to the tune of Sweet Freedom, but sometimes to I Keep Forgetting. I wish I had the audio clip to prove it . . .

Anybody remember the episode of What's Happenin' when they bootleg the Doobie Brothers' show and Michael McDonald catches them in the act and beats them over the head one-by-one with his hammond organ? He had massive upper body strength in those days.

 
At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, how TJinOH missed this is beyond me. He is the biggest phan Mike MdD has. Good thing beeing a Doobie Brother gives you cred.

-MrsTJ

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I'd challenge you for that title, Doctor Noise...I bring an intensity and passion to the Mikey McD that few other 20-something Jews can. Actually, I bet that would be a funny SNL-type improv skit, a Michael McDonald convention or contest. Don't steal that.

Mrs. TJ, when I post this up, TJ was the first person I thought of. You should give him a nudge and get him over here...

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

I take offense to the fact that the magazine article calls him "The Voice of Love". How we have quickly forgotten about Mr. Barry White. He WAS and forever WILL BE the voice of love. Albeit the voice coming from a 400 lb., gigantic, dead black man with a criminal past and a slick pony tail. But still.

For some reason, I want to hear Mike McD cover Johnny Gill's song "Rub You the Right Way". Is that weird?

 
At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it Rog or Rerun who coined the phrase, "Which Doobie you be?"

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Jason said...

The only thing better than the song "Sweet Freedom" is the video.

I heart Michael McDonald.

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Scotty B said...

Michael McDonald is a hero of mine. It's funny ace put up this post as just yesterday a dream of mine came true when I found a torrent for a 1977 Doobie Brothers DVD.

I got home and it was everything I was looking for. Highly recommended.

The Doobies are extremely underrated.

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=87398&hit=1

 

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