Stevie Wonder is a blind musician and sways like a man Ray Charles. Or Eddie Murphy. Or Jamie Foxx. A year ending and another one starting up again brings the realisation that it is time for turning over. Wonder's 8th Annual House Full of Toys benefit happens to fall at around this time. The charity raises funds through auctions to support its continued operation. Written up about the auction is the personalisation and misleading nature of the artist's involvement.
No matter how great, no matter how fine the man himself is, Stevie Wonder, while not yet dead, comes across as a man branded. Solid as a shop front. The words used to spruik the items and wares for raising funds for the charity ooze of saccharine and sheen too glossy to withstand true reflection.
Beyond and at once in line with Stan Lee's once dominant presentation off stories written in the Marvel Universe, it could just be preparation for the future in terms of Stevie Wonder's legacy toward the charity.
Written on Thursday, 25 December 2003