I was baking a batch of cookies yesterday, a chore I usually find onerous. I like cooking as there is an element of creativity to it, but baking is basically just following instructions, boring....anyway, I digress. As I often do when baking, to make the time more enjoyable, I put some music on, nice and loud. I chose a selection I had not listened to for a few years, The Best of The Temptations. I wish I had the technical computer skills to post a link, like many of you do, but I don't. So I will just recommend to anyone reading this, if you want to make yourself feel good, and listen to an incredible combination of expert songwriting, beautiful voices, incredible harmonies, and irresistible rhythms, check them out. After listening to what passes for modern pop and soul music these days, it's easy to forget how great and talented these artists of the past were. Actually, I think some of these old acts are still touring, many with some of the original members, along with some new ones.
With my next batch, maybe I'll listen to Smokey or Sam and Dave.