Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
I Wanna Be Loved. And Loved. And Loved.
So I'm doing a bit of e-mail last night and writing a bit on what I hope will gel into a new novel. And while I write, I keep music videos on or some local radio station for background noise.
Then Eric Benet's new video, I Wanna Be Loved, came on. I stopped and watched. Had heard the song before, liked it, but never knew it was him. Then I felt guilty for liking it. I mean, the Halle situation and all. Felt like my sister had been violated, though Halle's no relation to me. Felt guilty. It would be like staying friends with your ex brother-or-sister-in-law, ya know? Except, in this case, Eric's been through the storm and back... and just wants a career like anyone else.
Still, I like the song. Liked Eric from WAY back in the day when he and his sister had a singing group called simply, Benet.
But then I started thinking about friends who I know who do things that jeopardize their relationships, but the partner doesn't know about. But you're friends with the jeopardizer first, not the partner. And you remain friends, still knowing or suspecting things they do to jeopardize a romantic partnership. Is that cool? Hmmm... We give a lot of free passes to lots of people who have done things we may not do.
I haven't bought Eric Benet's new CD, Hurricane, but I've heard and read good reviews. Still... fs