Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Melissa Etheridge Rocks!

I know, it's not a unique or a particularly deep revelation, but it is so true in the more traditional sense of the phrase and in the current sense of the phrase. This woman rocks as a musician, as a human being, as a role model for us all.

Her new album, The Awakening, has just been released and it is amazing. Pick it up, read the liner notes, take the journey with her. This album represents the path of her life - through wanting to be a rock star and making it and then dealing with breast cancer and finally through a period of awakening to what life is really about. This is a spiritual journey, but also one of politics and love and family. There is an hysterical song called Threesome, which she talks about in an interview on AfterEllen.com that has to make you smile. This is good stuff. It really is.

You can see Melissa singing and talking a bit about her music on Amazon.com, but when you go to buy The Awakening, do it from Safeway, if you can. Proceeds from the CD's sold through Safeway go to breast cancer causes.


Caroline said...

I have never been a huge fan of Melissa Etheridge, but last week I caught the video for her song "Message to Myself" and loved it. I went out and bought the CD and literally have only listened to this CD since then. I agree...it's an awesome CD.

Dakota said...

I LOVE Message to Myself. Although, and this may seem strange, it feels a bit like a tribute to The Partridge Family. Is that just me? This is in no way a slam - like I said - I LOVE the song!

Glad you found a connection. I think that is a big part of what Melissa is about now - telling the truth, and having that truth resonate with people.

Heather said...

I agree it is the best i had it pre ordered on Itunes, and i also went out and bought it as well. I am a melissa Geek...lol