The horn section is as punchy, crisp, and powerful as ever; Prestia (recovered from a liver transplant and only recently returned to the band) is playing as inventively and fluidly as he ever has, and apart from one soggily
generic moment (the requisite slow number "Remember Love") and one or two lyrically superfluous celebrations of the East Bay's good old days, Oakland Zone offers nothing but the finest quality old-school funk--it is difficult to imagine anyone sitting still while listening to this music.
Ideal maybe for situations other than Jonny Wilkinson's soggily
scored drop goal that clinched rugby's World Cup.
Unfortunately it was served with slices of granary toast which had been pre-buttered, so they sat soggily
on the plate like a couple of used tissues.
It turns the final third of the movie into something that's soggily
good for you.
On the otherwise eminently viewable Ningning, a recent telecast played its soggily
melodramatic card too much, and inundated viewers in an excessively tearful scene in which its now medically challenged title character was made to practice going totally blind-memorizing the facial features of the people she loved, by touching their faces with her little fingers.
Slack-jawed and unable to speak, I looked across at my equally agog girlfriend, the slice of meatfeast pizza having drooped soggily
in my hand and the topping fallen on the floor as if to spell out 'Did you effing see that?