got to give it up

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Tags: | No Comments »


love that he gets down in the audience and totally has good/wooden/dad dance moves.

i was flat obsessed with marvin gaye in 5th grade after his dad shot him. used a school project to send him a farewell note via balloon (think it was a kind of “message in bottle” experiment. did they know i was writing to marvin gaye? trying to get a message to him in the afterworld? via balloon?).

another sad story:

Frankie (Marvin Gaye’s brother) ran to the house and carefully walked into the hallway to his brother’s room, not knowing if his father still had the gun, whether his father was still in the room, or if his brother was dead. After walking into Marvin’s bedroom, an emotional Frankie held him as Marvin lay there, dying and bleeding rapidly. According to Frankie, Marvin, barely speaking above a whisper, told him, “I got what I wanted… I couldn’t do it myself, so I had him do it… it’s good, I ran my race, there’s no more left in me.”


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