music monday: otis redding.
i can’t even tell you about the way i love otis redding. my favorite songs are the ones about being broken: the emotion in his voice, that strain, is just unequaled. and i cannot help but dance when his songs come on – there is just something in them that makes you move. otis will just make you lose your mind, and it takes an immense talent to have that effect on people.
tragically, otis was killed in a plane accident in his late twenties, and considering the influence he had on music during his short time here, his unrealized potential is almost unfathomable. what little music we do have, however, is absolutely remarkable, and i bet you can’t help but move in your seat either.