I am so lucky I hate myself right now. This Friday 19th Sept was the first time I've ever seen Raphael Saadiq live and it was in his home town, a free show, he had a ridiculously amazing (fully chorepgraphed!) live band, and they were performing tracks off his stunning new album The Way I See It. The vibe was my favourite - lovely people from every age group dancing together to some good ol' soul. I love LA.
Here's some of 'Anniversary' followed closely by 'It Never Rains (In Southern California)' - as you can imagine the place went crazy.
...And 'Oh Girl' from the new album.
Sorry about the quality - best I could do on my phone, can't find anything on youtube yet so maybe this is a l'il exclusive for a couple of days!