Big night for me last night. After months of study and procrastination, I finally have a computer hooked up to the house TV. A Mac Mini, wireless keyboard with trackpad, and I have, like a trained monkey, learned to go between computer, TV, and DVD player. I wanted the computer rather than a “smart TV,” so as to have the full monty of options (not be limited by a smart TVs functionality).
Rick set it up and walked me through it, and last night I gingerly went into Amazon Prime and found: “Ike & Tina Turner – On The Road: 1971-72.”
It’s grainy and handheld, like a home movie, and I was mesmerized. OMG! What a beautiful woman! Tina and the girls together – dancing and singing are just hi voltage — stunning. The roughness of the documentary is comfortable, you feel like you’re there. The photography is non-intrusive. The band, I mean Ike may have been a mean son of a bitch, but what a band! (“Proud Mary” is a great album of Ike and Tina’s, with chronological order of songs.) Tina is shown cooking, talking, rehearsing with the girls, she’s down to earth.