Hallelujah, sing hallelujah. John’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s song is majestic. There is nothing like a crowd of people singing this song together to remind you of who we are as humans, who we should be and that we all need a little more kindness, love and compassion in our lives, our country, this world of ours.
So, the funk mothership lands and all you see is a beam of light, and a hear a bassline and horns that make your booty shake. And bad ass, shining star Bootsy Collins comes through the entire crowd, walks on water and hugs you. I say hot damn. I’ve been shaking tail to Bootsy, Parliament Funkadelic and James Brown since I was a kid — the bassline and horn sections of that music live in my heart.
Gather 'round me, everybody
Gather 'round me while I preach some
Feel a sermon comin' on me
The topic will be sin
And that's what I'm agin
If you want to hear my story
Then settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewing
The attitude of doing right…
I plug in my iPhone to my Mini Cooper. And these words come out of the speakers. Every time.