Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some Mic It Hot

I was at the thrift the other day, as is my wont, and I heard an awesome version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" by a female singer who sounded very much like Tina Turner. So I Googled around and found that yes it was indeed Ms. Turner, and that there is a video of her (with Ike!) performing this song on YouTube.

I was watching and enjoying this amazing rendition of one of my all-time favorite songs (and was entranced by a) her see-through fringed top, b) her wig, and c) the Ikettes), when about mid-way through I realized that this was ALSO the video of an incredibly dirty interplay with Ike that I only seen once before. It involves quite a bit of naughty groaning, lewd innuendo and possibly illegal microphone stroking and is a total delight if you're into that kind of thing. Actually it makes me squirm a teensy bit, but it is fascinating to see Tina in quite a different mode from her current ladylike regal diva persona.

So whether or not you like R&B, Ike & Tina, or just good old-fashioned lascivious shenanigans, there is probably something for every taste in this video. Enjoy:

Like most decent people, I have long dreamt of being an Ikette, which, now that Ike is dead, is probably no longer viable, though I don't like to admit it. However, a few years ago I was able to force a facsimile of this dream into a reality by demanding to be an ersatz Ikette during a fashion show in which all of the models had to karaoke. The wig I wore was ginormous and glorious.

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