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I cannot help myself.
Listening to The Defamation of Strickland Banks is like reading a novel.
I live each each song like chapters, engrossed in plot shifts and twists, my imagination thoroughly captured.
I get caught up in the injustice - how could someone lie like that?
I am scared for him in jail.
I wish I could take his guilty feelings away.
I worry about his sanity and anger with God.
About his loss of love and most of all I want to know what the jury decided they were 'gonna do' at the end.
I am, I suspect, feeling exactly how Ben Drew wanted me to.
I am transported back and forward through time, melodic soul and urban rap.
I am touched by the bittersweet love songs and on edge all at once.
It makes me thinks of Marvin Gaye and those soul songs I used to dance to in clubs.
Don't you just love the power of music?
p.s what are you listening to?