Friday, January 07, 2011

Living for the Weekend

Song: Living For the Weekend
Artist: Jill Jones
Album: Living for the Weekend

This song is a brand new discovery thanks to my friend Katharine and is all kinds of apropos. First, I was in the mood for a big gay anthem as I headed into the weekend, and here is a big gay anthem ABOUT the weekend.  Perfect. :)

This song is a little extra fitting because Jill Jones was a former back-up singer for the former Teena Marie who just passed away just a week ago.  Jones was Marie's cousin, and became part of Prince's crew back in the 80's.  She became his back-up vocalist when he heard her sing for Marie whom was opening for him on the "Dirty Mind" tour.  She was featured in the videos for "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" as well as having small parts in both "Purple Rain" and "Graffiti Bridge."  Prince ended up producing her self-titled debut in 1987 which was released on Prince's label Paisley Park.

The song "She's Always in My Hair," a b-side to "Raspberry Beret" was written about her and she became Prince's on-again, off-again girlfriend.

It wasn't until 2001 when she released her sophomore album, "Two" and "Living for the Weekend" is from 2009, released on Peace Bisquit.

I immediately loved this song, it just really reminded me of... the weekend!  And here we are kids, enjoy it!

Living for the Weekend

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