Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What’s Going On?

Why does the world seem to slow

down whenever I hear “What’s Going On”?
How can I describe the bass line?

How can I express what Marvin Gaye’s voice does in this song?
I can’t—and if I were to try

I’d be an asshole.
That, however, hasn’t stopped

a lot of you from trying.
What, indeed, is the deal with that?

Do you really think you’re going to add anything
to the appreciation of this great song? Finally,

does my not trying make me
less of an asshole than

you? Probably

-Jose Padua

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