Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Now that King Michael has retired to Eternityland Ranch, we need to find a new Michael, a better Michael, a young Michael. But until cloning is decriminalized in California our only option is to hit the road and audition all of the young soul talent across the country. First up, Kenneth "Lucky" Peterson, a first-grader from Buffalo, New York. As a prodigious organist, guitarist, and drummer, Lucky has already wowed the likes of Doc Severinson and Muddy Waters. Willie Dixon even went so far as to say "he must be one of them classical piano-playin' cats brought back to life!" (which is great but we're hoping to resurrect Michael here, not Mozart).

"When I grow up I'll ride horses like a cowboy," Lucky said and looked for his father's approval. His father put on a mock frown. Lucky said quickly, "I'll take the organ along when I ride my horse."  "No," his father corrected, "you will go to music school as soon as you learn to read. With your god-given talent anything else would be a sin."

Evidently the "Joe Jackson" figure is already well in place, which is very promising, and Lucky has demonstrated his ability to pound out Jackson 5 medleys on the organ -- also very promising. But we're going to need more than that. Can he dance? Can he sing? And more importantly, if Janet wants to do a duet in a spaceship, can he scream? Let's give little Lucky one final chance:


Max said...

Unfortunately he never sounded as good after he switched to guitar and started singing the blues. Thanks for the chance to hear him in his prime and for a lot of other great posts.

Anonymous said...

He is a very close friend of mine and he is still one of the most talented people alive. He just did a b3 jazz album that is a 3 cd box set.

edgertor said...

you can find a live performance of lucky at thirteen.org/soul