simply the best…

I had my very first (and only) summer job when I was 14. Mr. Mealey, my dad’s boss, ran a side business painting homes in San Francisco. Not knowing any better, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Plus I got paid. My dad let me spend my earnings however I wanted.

One of my initial purchases were LP albums of The Police’s Synchronicity and Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual. My taste in music has evolved many times over since then and I had grown to appreciate Cyndi’s music and talent.

As you can see from the video below, the lady’s got pipes. Recorded from a French TV show in the mid 90’s, it demonstrates how truly gifted an artist she is.  Performing her cover of Gene Pitney’s I’m Gonna Be Strong, this is probably one of my all-time favorite songs. She has this great ability to draw you in and feel her heartache alongside her. It’s all there in her voice.



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