I just watched the finale of Flash Forward. Are you familiar with this show? In the pilot episode the entire world blacks out at the same time for two minutes. As they wake up amongst the devastation and carnage (plane crashes, botched surgeries, etc) and compare stories they come to the realization that during the black out they all saw visions 6 months in the future. The rest of the season follows a cast of characters as some of them fight for their futures to come true while others resist. It’s an interesting premise and the show had some good (maybe even great) moments, but sadly most of it was ridiculous and uninteresting and contrived and people lost interest and it got canceled. But not before the GIANT CLIFFHANGER SEASON FINALE. Now I’ll never know what happens. But I guess I don’t really care. Then again that last episode was actually pretty good. Then again Mark Benford is so stupid. Then again I still want to know if he outruns that explosion in time. Then again that is why the show sucked. Ug.
So… here is Future Shock by Curtis Mayfield. The mega success of his seminal funky soul classic Super Fly was gonna be tough to follow, and well, 1973s Back To The World disappointed some. But whatever, Future Shock is once again clear proof that Curtis is the coolest mother fucker to ever live.