December 19, 2007
That's how I'm looking at the glass these days, half empty. My job decided to let me go and -- because I've never had any prior incidents and was an exceptional employee -- gave me the lamest, contrived excuse as to why they were firing me. Streaming music? Really? You guys could've came up with a better excuse than that.
Oh well, I know when I'm not wanted. As a result of being recently unemployed, I've been out of commission for the past week but I'll try to keep the place up the best I can. Today's selection from the crates comes from Vicki Sue Robinson's Half & Half, released in 1977 on RCA Records. This record was one of the first ones I bought when I first started using samples in my beats; I swiped it from the record store for like three dollars. Of course, I only picked it up because two of my favorite producers had already run through it, using Half & Half to make two of the hottest joints that year, "Free" and "My Problem (Jealousy)". Check out what this underrated disco queen, who sadly passed away in 2000, has to offer on her third album. In the meantime, let's see if I can bounce back and turn the beat around. (download)