Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wyclef Jean - Fast Car

“Yeah, it’s those Jersey boys.” This Saturday night dance continues with a bit of fun and a lot of energy. “Every day is like the wild wild west, some of us are bad boys – some of us are outlaws.” The musicians carry on the beat of fun with obvious pleasure and joy. But the buildup of fun is quickly devastated as the fast car story expands is at the foot of a sixteen year old who will not see 17 because she was hit by the fast car. Excellent build-up, and a fascinating downer moment that knocks our emotions around – as they should be from time to time. Literature hidden in the form of popular music. I love it. Shoutouts for Any Other Day, On Tour and Heaven's In New York. Wyclef Jean