What better day than Valentine's Day to hear the news that R&B singer turned gospel singer turned R&B singer Al Green is planning on releasing a new album? Al Green, widely known as a love aficionado in his prime, will be teaming up with producer ?uestlove of The Roots for his still untitled follow-up to 2005's Everything's OK. OK indeed, Al. Especially when you're spending yet another Valentine's Day alone, laying miserably in a pile of dirty clothes on your bedroom floor, staring blankly at the ceiling, next to a half-eaten can of baked beans on top of a pile of half-finished beginners' crossword puzzles, listening to the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack, all while wearing a hoodie indoors. Without any pants on. Drunk.
Hypothetically speaking, of course! Back to Al -- not a whole lot in the way of detail has been released as of yet, but I think it's safe to say that love, the driving force behind this holiday, will be a major focus on the album. Since the album hasn't yet been released, you can't very well spend the night with your sweetie listening to it around the fireplace - but you can do any of these totally fun and low-budget activities:
- Watch the Old Faithful webcam.
- Listen to the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack (see above).
- Politely debate the legitimacy of the 1876 U.S. Presidential Election.
- Drive aimlessly around, yelling the names of '80s hair bands at pedestrians.
- Hold a two-person rock-paper-scissors tournament.
- Go to KFC, where every Wednesday you can get chicken fried steak, two sides, and a biscuit for $2.
- Sit at home, cuddle up, and read every TMT news article and music review published in the past year -- ABSOLUTELY FREE.
I'm a bit partial to the last one, but I suppose the choice is yours.
Look for the new Al Green album in the fall of 2007.