Frida Kahlo & Salvador Dali.
Never was much of a romantic
I could never take the intimacy
And I know I did damage
Cause the look in your eyes is killing me
I guess you’ve got another advantage
Cause you could blame me for everything
And I don’t know how I’ma manage
If one day you just up and leave
On this day in music history: July 25, 1983 - “On The Rise”, the fourth album by The S.O.S. Band is released. Produced by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Gene Dozier, and The S.O.S. Band, it is recorded at Master Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA, Larrabee Studios, and Sound Masters Studios in Los Angeles, CA from March - May 1983. Having written The S.O.S. Band’s hit single “High Hopes” (#25 R&B) for their then current album “III”, producer and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be invited back to not only write new material, but also produce half of their fourth studio album. At the time, Jam and Lewis, both members of The Time are in middle of “The Triple Threat Tour” with Prince and Vanity 6. When the tour takes a break for a few days, the pair will fly to Atlanta to work with The S.O.S. Band. The sessions will go great but they will run into trouble when they try to leave town and rejoin the tour. When they arrive at the airport to fly out to San Antonio, TX, a major snowstorm will hit Atlanta, closing the airport and grounding all flights. Stranded, Jam and Lewis will miss the show in San Antonio much to Prince’s displeasure, who will be forced to sub for Lewis on bass (off stage while Jerome Benton mimes playing on stage) during Vanity 6 and The Time’s sets, and keyboardist Lisa Coleman filling in for Jam on keyboards. Initially, Prince will say nothing to Jam and Lewis about their absence, but when he finds out they have been moonlighting, he will fine and abruptly fire them. After the firing, they will finish working on the three songs they have contributed in Los Angeles. It will spin off three singles including “Just Be Good To Me” (#2 R&B, #55 Pop), “Tell Me If You Still Care” (#5 R&B, #65 Pop), and “For Your Love” (#34 R&B). The success of the album and its singles will not only restore The S.O.S. Band to full commercial prominence, it will establish Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as major creative forces in music industry, leading to their later successes with Janet Jackson and numerous other artists. “On The Rise” will peak at number seven on the Billboard R&B album chart, number forty seven on the Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
Kid in my lit class
this is rape culture, and it has got to stop. stay strong jada.
The expressions leave me speechless…..