On a day when I expect to be pretty frakkin' busy (and to be going to the podiatrist where, god willing and the creek don't rise, I'll get the word to jettison the damned walking boot), I need a little extra emotional fuel to keep me going. So here's a song from a few years ago, with Mary J. Blige and U2. It's a beautiful song, and Blige and Bono duetting make it even more beautiful. The video is elegant and, although it might not seem to be, I think it's also surprisingly understated. In a way that I don't often see in professional music vids - and more often see in fanvids, frankly - the images fit and compliment the music and words, and there are some images of Blige that still raise the hairs on the back of my neck.
And once you're done being blown over by this song (yeah, I'm that convinced of its power), here's another more recent Blige offering. I keep forgetting how much I really like this woman and her music. What a shame for me. This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/376881.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.